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Welcome to Performance Foods



“If You Have Enthusiasm, A Positive Attitude,

And A Few Basic Skills, I Have A Full time apprenticeship £3.00p/hr, Fun,


And Fulfilling Job Just For You!”


Laurie Carr, Company Owner

Performance PT






Dear Prospective Employee,


First of all, thanks for taking the time to visit this site. It’s my hope you have precisely what I need in an employee so I can take this page down immediately and put you to work in the fun and rewarding job I have available.


You should have arrived here because you saw my employment ad in the Performance foods careers section of the website


So, let me tell you about me, my company and the job.


My name is Laurie Carr and I run a company called Performance PT in Lincoln, Lincolnshire. 


Performance PT is a very much a results driven personal training business, which provides a really high quality service to its cliental. We currently have around 30 clients and are looking to expand with your help


My studio is located at Unit 1a, Hillcroft business Park, Whisby Road, Lincoln LN6 3QT. Right opposite Fix Firm and next to the Old bus Museum


If you are hired for this job, you'll need to come to the office for a minimum of 16hrs per week with the view to increase these hours to full time once we get busier. Working times to be arranged at a later date.  The hourly rate will be 3.00 per hour, with a trail period of 3 months.


Tasks I Need You to Perform

Answering and returning phone calls from customers and prospects. I don’t get a ton of phone calls, but the ones that come in are important. When you’re not here to answer the phone, many of the calls will go to voicemail. You’ll be responsible for returning those calls the next day.

Responding to customer service phone calls and emails. I get quite a few phone calls and emails every day. You will need to respond to each of these with basic information I’ll provide you. You need to be comfortable talking on the phone, using email and being a good typist.

Filing. Basic stuff to keep up with the paper flow.

Website management. Ideally, you’ll have some technology skills and can do some basic updates to my website (if not, I’ll teach you how). You do NOT need to know HTML, but if you do, that’s a plus. Also, if you’re familiar and generally comfortable with internet technology, that’s definitely a plus.

Client Management.  Adding in client details into our software, (ZENPLANNER, INFUSIONSOFT, GROSOCIAL) these are the software you will learn and will need to know back to front.

Client and trainer scheduling.

Working on special Projects. As and when required

Keeping everyone informed

Execute marketing. As required

Organize Invoices

Updating Database

Typing up new procedures and protocols for training/nutrition and business

Organize PT packs

Organize Employment packs

Required Skills


These are the skills you must already have to qualify for this position:

  • Microsoft Word. You must be very comfortable using Word.
  • Microsoft Publisher. We publish a monthly newsletter in publisher, and you’ll need to be able to make edits/changes to the file when necessary and get it ready for print.

  • Microsoft Excel: You must have basic Excel skills. We don’t do anything advanced with this software, just some simple spreadsheets, but you must be comfortable doing what I need you to do.
  • Good phone personality/etiquette: You will be talking with my customers, who are VERY important to me, and prospective customers, who are also important. You must be comfortable conversing on the phone, in person, and through email. You must know how to conduct yourself professionally, take clear messages and deliver clear instructions to the prospect or client. I’ll teach you everything you need to say and do, but I can’t teach you manners and professionalism.
  • Email: A great deal of your work will be via email. I use a web-based program that’s easy to learn (you’ll understand it within 30 minutes). You need to be very comfortable and proficient with email.
  • Thoughtfulness and organization: I need you to be able to think for yourself and be organized. I am very serious about this one. I do not want a robot, I want someone who learns and grows with me.

Bonus Skills


If you have any additional skills Please list them in your CV, it may push you right to the top of the stack!

How to Apply


I’m looking to hire the right person by JANUARY 31ST 2015 at the latest. If this job sounds good to you, follow these instructions now.


Here’s what I want from you. NOTE: Failure to follow these instructions will result in your resume going in the circular file. This is your first test, okay?


  • Write me a letter explaining why you are the perfect person to fill this position. Include full contact information (name, address, phone, email) on this cover letter.
  • Provide a detailed CV
  • On a separate sheet of paper list at least three references with phone numbers and what your relationship is with each referee (i.e. previous employer, college professor, etc.).
  • Staple the documents together in the order above with the cover letter on top.
  • Mail to:

             Performance PT
             Performance Food
             418A High Street
             LN5 8HX

I will review your resume. If I feel you’re a good prospect, I’ll call or email you to set up a personal interview.


The sooner I get your resume, the better. This will not be a long, drawn out process. I believe in taking action quickly so get your resume over to me pronto! I look forward to reviewing it and hopefully meeting you personally.


Again, thanks very much for your interest,


Laurie Carr


P.S. This is not a corporate type of structured job. I am an entrepreneurial small business owner.  I move quickly to capitalize on opportunities. This is not the type of job where just showing up is enough. Performance is everything to me. If you perform, you will be rewarded. I want nothing more than to find a person who takes real interest in doing good work and contributing to the growth of the business. If that's you, I promise that 6.50/hour is only the starting point. I recognize and reward performance.


With all that said, as I mentioned in the headline on this page, enthusiasm and a positive attitude go a long way in my book. I’m a very positive, upbeat guy and appreciate those qualities in others. As long as you have the basic skills I mentioned, and a great attitude, you’re definitely a candidate! So send me your resume today