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Visitor Services Assistant

Organisation: The National Trust for Scotland

Salary: £24,960 pro-rata, per annum

Location: Falkland Palace


To provide a consistently high standard of visitor care at all times

Welcoming visitors to the site and processing their admission/retail purchase in a friendly, efficient and knowledgeable manner.

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 visitors’ queries about the site and the local area.

Proactively engaging with visitors about the site, its history, contents, offers and merchandise.

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.

On occasion conduct guided tours of Falkland Palace to the general public and visiting groups.

To maintain excellent standards of the site and 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 and site repair employees/contractors.

Financial Responsibilities (where applicable)

To adhere to all financial procedures to include till operation and safeguarding of monies: to implement amendments to standard procedure as instructions may dictate.Visitor Services/Retail/Events/Cashier duties (where applicable)

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.

To ensure good housekeeping in back of house areas.

Application Deadline: Sunday 30/06/2024