Retail Assistant

Recruiter
NATIONAL TRUST
Location
Drewsteignton
Posted
11 Feb 2018
Closes
16 Mar 2018
Sector
Retail
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Our retail teams are at the front line of raising the funds we need, to deliver our cause, whilst delivering an exceptional service for our visitors. As well having an array of stunning product ranges, we partner with local craft artisans, to support the sales of unique and local products, which really capture the spirit of our special places.

What it's like to work here

It's changing times at Castle Drogo as the inside of the castle has been redisplayed for 2017. We are now over halfway into our project to make Castle Drogo watertight. We have reinvigorated the visitor experience by redesigning and redisplaying its historic collection to bring the Castle to life, whilst we explore new ways to connect with our visitors and local community. We are saving Castle Drogo for the future - for ever for everyone. It’s an exciting time to be part of this castle’s story.

What you'll be doing

With your love of working with people and desire to provide an excellent service, you’ll acknowledge, welcome and engage every visitor, offering them help and advice with their purchases. This means maintaining a thorough knowledge of our products, so you’re always on hand to help, and by ensuring that all stock is correctly priced and the shop is maintained to a high standard.

As a key member of our retail team, you’ll maximise the profit and sales generated at our special place, by ensuring that every opportunity is taken to increase our sales and average customer spend. When interacting with our customers, you’ll inform them of the amazing work we are doing, and what their money is funding - whether this is financing local projects or promoting our national strategy, cause and membership offer.

Who we're looking for

Our team believe that people deserve more than just 'good service’ but an amazing experience they’ll never forget, and we are looking for like-minded people to join us.


You'll need to be;
  • Helpful and friendly
  • Have clear communication skills
  • Can easily identify with customer needs
  • Take pride on delivering excellent customer service
  • Enjoy working as part of a team
  • Some cash handling experience
  • Good eye for detail
The package

Looking after you

  • Health cash plan - from as little as £2.81 per month for you and your dependents
  • Pension contribution match up to 10%
  • EAP and proactive Health and Wellbeing
  • Discounted gym membership

Looking after your career

  • Grow your career through professional training courses across the Trust
  • Develop your skills with an internal secondment
  • Pay review linked to values and behaviours, commitment to progression
  • Income protection due to illness

Unique to Us

  • Work in some of the most beautiful, iconic and unique locations in the UK
  • Free entry to NT properties for you, a guest and your children (under 18)
  • 20% off in our retail and catering outlets
  • Discount up to 35% off a National Trust holiday cottage booking

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