Senior Visitor Experience Officer

Recruiter
NATIONAL TRUST
Location
Sevenoaks
Posted
12 Apr 2019
Closes
23 Apr 2019
Sector
Charity
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Summary

If you love engaging with our visitors and interpreting our collections with inspiring events and ways to bring our works of art to life, we’ve got a fantastic opportunity for you.

Please note you'll be working within the Chartwell Portfolio and will be based at Emmett Gardens. More information can be provided at interview stage.

What it's like to work here

Chartwell was the much-loved Churchill family home and the place from which Sir Winston drew inspiration from 1924 until the end of his life. Many of the rooms remain the same as when the Churchill family lived at Chartwell and today it is our job to share the stories of their lives here as well as care for this much-loved home and their cherished possessions. The team at Chartwell ensure that visitors have a great time at this property, and create events to delve further into the life of Sir Winston Churchill.

What you'll be doing

You'll work with the Visitor Experience Manager to ensure every aspect of the visitor experience is shaped by our collection and delivers an exceptional experience to everyone every time. That involves delivering the program of events, with something new each season for our regular visitors and locals, as well as ongoing events to inspire our occasional visitors.

With our impressive collections, inspiring landscapes and centuries of history, there’s everything here to fire your imagination, to create events and deliver outstanding interpretation. You’ll work with the house team to understand our spirit of place, ensuring high standards of presentation and service as part of the visitor experience team.

Please also read the full role profile, attached to the end of this advert.Who we're looking for

This job is all about providing a service. To be fantastic in this role, you’ll need to;

  • Experience of delivering inspirational engagement activities
  • Have good people skills, enabling good working relationships with those in your team and across the property
  • Understanding of how to interpret significant collections to varied audiences.
  • Excellent organisational skills, and the ability to time manage projects successfully
  • Have good interpersonal skills, able to deal with visitors in a variety of situations
  • Have a flexible customer focused approach with experience in delivering high standards of customer service
  • Experience of working with and supervising volunteers
  • Empathy with aims of the National Trust, with genuine interest and knowledge of the work of the Trust
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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