Visitor Experience Assistant

Recruiter
National Trust
Location
Rhydyclafdy
Posted
17 Feb 2019
Closes
06 Mar 2019
Sector
Charity
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Summary

Do you love working with people from all ages and backgrounds? Can you provide service with a smile to thousands of customers, every day? Come and work with a great team, in a beautiful location. With engaging stories to tell, there’s always something to share with our visitors, and it will be you job to make sure we’re doing that all year round.

The ability to communicate in English and Welsh is essential for this role.

What it's like to work here

Porth y Swnt is an exciting visitor experience showcasing the special qualities which make the Llyn Peninsula so unique in terms of history, culture and environment. It’s a place to explore, learn, reflect and enjoy a glimpse of what Llyn is all about as well as get ideas for activities, walks, attractions and things to do on the peninsula. Porth y Swnt, along with the Henfaes car park is a busy National Trust hub with lots going on. We work closely with local communities through school visits and events and offer visitors a base to get involved with a variety of activities. From exploring the visitor experience centre, kayaking or walking the coastal footpath to joining in with rockpooling on the beach, giving the Welsh language a go, or heading out on a guided bike ride- you will be promoting all these things and more to make sure all our visitors have an amazing time in the area.

What you'll be doing

You’ll be responsible for providing a courteous and informative welcome to Henfaes and Porth y Swnt in Aberdaron. Visitors are a vital part of what we do, so you’ll be responsible for ensuring that you provide an excellent service to all our visitors, every day. You'll be collecting admission fees, using tills and confidently selling membership. You’ll help to deliver the day to day operations, including managing visitor flow and ensuring a warm welcome to the property. When interacting with our visitors, you’ll provide information and answer queries, promoting membership and making sure visitors can find everything they need during their visit. You’ll plan, promote and help deliver a variety of activities and events for a broad range of visitors, including school groups and families, creating lasting memories for everyone. You’ll develop a sound knowledge of the property as well as the surrounding area. You’ll inform our visitors of the amazing work we are doing and what their money is funding, promoting local projects or our national strategy.

In the winter months, you will spend time planning engagement activities. You’ll also be involved with the development of Porth y Swnt and will have the confidence and initiative to communicate your own ideas to the rest of the team. This role includes frequent weekend and bank holiday working.

Please also read the full role profile attached to this advert.

Who we're looking for

It’s an exciting role at a busy property and we need someone who can take on a challenge. To deliver this role successfully, you’ll need to have:

  • A flexible customer focused approach, with high standards of customer service
  • Excellent people skills, enabling strong relationships, both externally and internally
  • Strong organisation and planning skills, and a good eye for detail
  • Understanding of the aims and ethos of the National Trust
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • A hard working approach, be committed and a team player
  • Knowledge of relevant Health & Safety procedures
The package

Benefits

Benefits include flexible working whenever possible plus free parking at most locations. You’ll be entitled to discounts in high street stores and cinemas, National Trust shops and NT cafes, and have free entry to NT properties for you, a guest and your children (under 18).

Your health and wellbeing is important to us and is supported through generous annual leave and the option to buy additional days (minimum contract length applies), a cycle to work scheme, subsidised health cash plan and confidential access to a free support service 24 hours a day should you need it.

Your future financial health is helped by an employer matched - up to 10% of basic salary - contributory pension scheme and you can further your career with training and development tailored to you.

All of this and the opportunity to give something back to your community with up to 5 days of paid volunteering per year!

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