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About Poundworld

We are a leading value variety retail business with over 350 stores and 7,000 employees across the United Kingdom.

Operating under the Poundworld and Bargain Buys brand names, we serve over two million customers and sell around 11 million products a week. Stocking over 8,000 lines, our business provides shoppers with savings on a range of top brands, across categories such as grocery, cleaning, health and beauty, pet care, toys and stationery, to help them make unbelievable savings on their weekly shop.

Poundworld was formed in 2004, however, we can trace our origins back to 1974 and a market stall in Wakefield, West Yorkshire. Today, we are headquartered in a purpose built, 500,000 square foot head office and distribution centre in Normanton, West Yorkshire, and owned by leading global private equity firm TPG. Under the stewardship of CEO, Gerry Gray, former Chief Operating Officer at Tesco, the company has ambitions to increase in size significantly over the next five years.

We were named in the prestigious Sunday Times ‘Top Track 250’ in both 2014 and 2016 as one of the nation’s fastest growing companies.

To date, we have raised over £800,000 across our store estate and head office for our charity partner, Marie Curie to help care for those living with a terminal illness.

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Our People

We have a huge number of roles that keep a business like ours moving. These are just a selection of our most popular roles, what’s required, and the kind of people we’re looking for to fill them:

Sales assistant

Every day in Poundworld is different, and the role of Sales Assistant is the same. This is an important role in our stores, as it involves serving customers, helping with queries and keeping the shelves full.

We don’t want people to be ‘robots’, we want you to bring your personality to work; so you can give customers the best friendly service possible!

As well as being friendly and cheerful there are some other important skills we look for;
Do you like being busy?
Do you enjoy working as part of the team?
Do you enjoy learning new skills?

If you do, then then we’d love to hear from you.

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This role is the vital link between the store management team and our colleagues. As well as serving our customers, helping with queries and completing the routines that keep our shops running smoothly, you will also be responsible for the management of your team, dealing with daily issues, and taking pride in delivering a great looking shop.

Ideal candidates have management or supervisory experience – and can direct others through excellent organisation and communication.

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Store Manager

Store Managers lead the overall store team to deliver a ‘great looking shop’ - through outstanding communication, team motivation and customer service skills.

If you have previous retail management experience, and take pride in exceeding targets and consistently delivering the highest standard then you will fit right into the Poundworld team.

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Area Manager

Poundworld is a fast moving business. As an Area Manager you need to know how to get things done and have the ambition and passion to inspire those who work for you to go the extra mile. You’ll need senior retail or large store management experience to undertake a role like this. We need you to make an impact from day one – to ensure that managers are supported and developed to deliver great looking shops, and take pride in their store.

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Covering the entire UK we need a team that quite literally deliver the goods! You’ll see our fleet increasingly on the roads, so we need both drivers and the support team to ensure that our products reach stores on-time, every time.

Whether you’re a HGV driver or a logistics professional, Poundworld can use your skills, ability to deliver beyond expectations and go the extra mile every time.

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We stock a huge variety of products that change constantly. So our warehouses are a hive of activity, picking and packing, loading and preparing. It’s a real teamwork environment, where the pace never stops.

We need individuals with commitment, focus and who rise to the challenge who the pace heats up! Attention to detail and a good approach to teamwork is essential.

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Culture & Values

The Poundworld culture is what makes us such a great place to shop and most importantly - a great place to work.

We are a team, that works together to deliver a great shopping experience.

As a discount retailer we work on tight margins. So we need everyone to watch over every pound as if it were their own. And aim to ensure that everyone is valued for the contribution they make, no matter how small, to our ongoing success.

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Training & Development

Not everyone joins us as an experienced retailer! In fact it may have been your ‘potential’ that got you the job.

That potential, with the training and development programmes we have in-place means that we will ensure that in no time you have the skills and know-how to take your place within the team.

We like to promote from within, and many of our best Managers have come from the shop floor and we take pride in developing talented individuals with ambition, to become the managers and senior managers within our growing business.

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Working at Poundworld

We love people who share our passion for retail!
So what does that mean?

It means going the extra mile for our customers, treating every pound as if it was your own and understanding that it’s all about teamwork, pulling together to make your Store and Poundworld, the best retailer on the high street.

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Wakefield EXPRESS


High Wycombe



Belfast Donegall Place

Middlesbrough Linthorpe Road

Cramlington Manor Walks EXPRESS

North Shields





Ellesmere Port


Huddersfield New Street

Merry Hill

Rotherham Parkgate

Leeds Crown Point


Nottingham Victoria Centre

Manchester Fort Shopping Park

West Ealing

Liverpool Bell Vale


Sheffield Crystal Peaks

South Shields

Preston St Georges

Leicester Haymarket

Chesterfield Packers Row


Manchester Arndale EXPRESS


Denton DUAL


Belfast City Side Retail Park


East Kilbride

Derby West Field


Colwyn Bay Extra

Sutton in Ashfield

St Helens Retail Park


Leeds Bargain Buys

Nottingham Broadmarsh

Glasgow Forge Retail Park

Stevenage Bargain Buys

Coventry Gallagher Retail Park

Wigan Robin


Sunderland Bridges Shopping Centre

Warrington Bargain Buys

Stockton Bargain Buys

Middlesbrough Bargain Buys

Cameron Toll

Belfast Connswater

Straiton Bargain Buys

Aberdeen Boulevard Retail Park

Belfast Newtonabbey Bargain Buys

Newcastle Wallsend

Kilmarnock Bargain Buys/Poundworld

Birmingham Stechford

Kettering Bargain Buys

Chesterfield Clay Cross Poundworldplus

Bristol Avon Meads

Hull Bargain Buys

Beckton Bargain Buys


Gravesend Bargain Buys

Rotherham Bargain Buys

Orpington Bargain Buys

Chesterfield Vicar Lane Shopping Centre

Preston Deepdale Shopping Park

Llanelli Bargain Buys

Nottingham Ladybay

Blackburn Lord Square

Aberdeen Kittybrewster Retail Park DUAL

Newcastle Bargain Buys




Newtonards Bargain Buys

Swansea Phoenix Retail Park

Liverpool EXTRA

Runcorn Bargain Buys

Scunthorpe The Foundry

Bradford Ivegate EXPRESS

Swansea Parc Tawe Bargain Buys

Kirkaldy Fife Central Retail Park

Livingston Bargain Buys

Scunthorpe Skippingdale Retail Park


Bradford Foster Square Bargain Buys

Southend Bargain Buys


Craigleith Bargain Buys

Banbury Cross

Kings Lynn Bargain Buys

Sheffield Drakehouse Bargain Buys

Cramlington Bargain Buys

Swindon DUAL

Leicester St Georges

Airdrie Bargain Buys

Sunderland DUAL

Leeds Kirkstall Road

Shepherds Bush

Cleveland Bargain Buys

Bristol Bradley Stoke

Llantrisant Retail Park


Leeds Merrion Centre

Bexleyheath DUAL

Huddersfield Princess Alexandra Walk


Craigavon Bargain Buys

Paisley Bargain Buys

Newport Bargain Buys

Wolverhampton DUK

Runcorn Extra


Birmingham (The Fort Retail Park)

Hednesford Bargain Buys




West Bromwich

Bristol Extra

Aberdeen Union

Bishop Auckland Extra

Reedswood Bargain Buys

Glasgow Argyle


Glasgow Forge

Rochdale Bargain Buys

Sheffield Meadowhall Bargain Buys

Ashton Bargain Buys

Sheffield Parkway



Hemel Hempstead

Newcastle Byker Bargain Buys

St Helens Bargain Buys

Edmonton Green

Merthyr Tydfil



Perry Barr



Cumbernauld Bargain Buys


West Bromwich Bargain Buys

Manchester Market Street

Bangor (Northern Ireland)

Bristol Bargain Buys


Doncaster Bargain Buys

Bangor (Wales)

Barrow in Furness


Sutton in Ashfield

Leicester Bargain Buys


Blyth Bargain Buys

Hull Northpoint

Hull Northpoint Bargain Buys


Aldershot Bargain Buys

Sutton Coldfield



Newton Aycliffe


Coventry Airport


Head Office





Barnsley Wombwell


Bristol Emmerson Green



Derby Southgate

Warehouse G Park

Bishop Stortford

Wood Green

Waltham Cross

Bolton Breightmet



Bristol (all areas)


Leeds Regent Street

Bristol Emerson Green

Port Glasgow

St Helens Hardshaw

Coventry Lower Precinct

Bradford Darley Street