Careers at Pilch Sport

Join the best independent retail business in the country - and enjoy a refreshingly independent approach to your career

Being part of Jarrold Retail is more than a little bit different to working at any other store.

Pilch Sport in Norwich and Hobbs Sports in Cambridge are part of the Jarrold Retail Group.

We are wholly independent meaning all the decisions about our stores - from what we sell to the events we host, are all made locally, not at a distant head office hundreds of miles away. By joining us you will become part of a team where your opinions and ideas matter - and can make a real difference to how we run our business.

A major employer in Norwich for more than 190 years, our sense of heritage remains strong and as you can imagine, excellent customer service is a long-held tradition at the very core of our business. However, as our ongoing investment programme and recent improvements to the stores demonstrate, we are a progressive and forward-thinking company with the aim of delivering the products and services our customers demand - now and in the future.

Pilch & Hobbs are serious about sport. We have specialist departments for Cricket, Rugby, Hockey, Tennis Running and Ski, as well as prestigious brands and look for staff who are passionate about sports with expertise in their own specific sporting fields. As well as the specialist sports, most other sports are catered for too - including fitness, swimming, football, darts, cycling and archery.

We are always looking for enthusiastic and talented individuals; by joining us you will become part of one the most well-known and best respected brands in East Anglia and enjoy the opportunity to build a satisfying career with many benefits.

  • Generous staff discount
  • Ongoing training and coaching
  • Talent development
  • Apprenticeship/Graduate Scheme
  • Childcare voucher scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Profit share scheme
  • Contributory pension scheme

Current vacancies at Pilch Sport

Sales Assistant - Full Time

Are you serious about sport? Would you like to be part of a winning team?

As the largest independent sports retailer in the county, Pilch is serious about sport. We can kit customers’ out in style with our extensive ranges of clothing, equipment and footwear. We have specialist departments for cricket, rugby, hockey, running, tennis and ski, a range of prestigious brands and staff who are passionate about sports with expertise in their own specific sporting fields. Many other sports are catered for too and we also offer a range of specialist services including running gait analysis, racket stringing and shirt printing.

We have a fantastic opportunity for a full-time Sales Assistant to join our team on a permanent basis.

Candidates should be flexible to work across any day of the week, including weekends. They should preferably have experience of working in a retail/ customer service environment and have an interest in sport. We’d love to hear in your application what your passion is! Above all we’re looking for energy, enthusiasm and a positive attitude. Preference will be given to candidates with a sports teaching qualification/ experience.

In return we can offer an exciting and fast-paced team environment, with the opportunity to work with some varied and high quality sporting products. We also place a large focus on training and personal development.