Visitor Services Assistant

Organisation: The National Trust for Scotland

Salary: £22,672 pro-rata, per annum

Location: Kellie Castle

As a member of our Visitor Services team your job is to give visitors from across the globe a warm welcome to Kellie Castle and help generate the income that enables us to care for the Castle & Garden.

Specifically, you are there to ensure smooth and safe operations, making the property the best possible place to work and visit.

You’ll help us maximise sales through excellent customer service and product knowledge, taking a pride in the presentation and operation of the castle to make a memorable and positive experience for our visitors.

Must have full weekend availability, hours will be issued on a rota basis.

To provide a consistently high standard of visitor care at all times
• Welcoming visitors to the site and assisting with admissions, catering, membership and retail sales.
• Proactively engaging visitors in the stories and history of the site. This will include the delivery of tours and informal assistance around the property as and when required by the visitors.
• Welcoming visitors with special needs / impairments and providing a high level of service in accordance with the Disability Discrimination Act.
• Welcoming International visitors and aiding with specific needs.
• Welcoming groups in an efficient and warm manner.
• Answering visitor queries about the site and the local area.
• Promoting the National Trust for Scotland brand, to include our Membership scheme, events, upselling other properties and any promotional campaigns, being proactive in the selling of Membership and Gift Aid.
To maintain excellent standards of personal presentation at all times
• Ensuring site is ready to open and welcome visitors by the set opening time.
• Wearing correct uniform, name badges, or PPE as required.
• Reporting all instances of damage and wear and tear issues promptly to your line manager.
• Working in harmony with other departments; Collections Care, Gardening, Catering and site repair employees/contractors.

Financial Responsibilities (where applicable)
• To adhere to all financial procedures to include till operation and banking and safeguarding of monies: to implement amendments to standard procedure as instructions may dictate.

Visitor Services/Retail/Events/Catering/Cashier duties (where applicable)
• To prepare and serve food and drink to customers.
• To ensure good housekeeping of catering kitchens, serveries, seating, front and back of house areas.
• To ensure that retail merchandising is in accordance with NTS policy.
• To assist in achieving site retail/membership/events targets and KPI’s.
• To actively upsell products and services to facilitate the visitor’s enjoyment.
• To actively feedback visitor comments to line managers to develop and improve offer, service, operations.
• To work flexibly across departments and Fife properties as needed.
• To assist with the set-up, stewarding and break-down of events in liaison with the management.
• To assist with Heritage Hospitality events. This may include evening work.

Application Deadline: Sunday 04/02/2024