Service Assistant x 2

Posted 3 January by National Trust

Do you have an interest in heritage, culture and conservation work? Are you a creative individual who has a passion for Interpretation? It’ll be your job to engage with our visitors in an informative and exciting way and by welcoming them into our houses.

The Salary:  8.91 per hour

Duration: Fixed Term Contract until 31st December 2022 - working on average 140 hours over the year

What it's like to work here

Atmospheric Irish gentry house and wooded riverside estate

Built in the 1820s for the MacGeough Bond family, The Argory was designed by Arthur and John Williamson of Dublin around 1819. The house came into existence due to a quirky stipulation in a will. Created with Caledon stone with Navan limestone foundations and window sills, the interior of this understated and intimate house remains unchanged since 1900. Stepping inside this Neo-classical masterpiece reveals the eclectric tastes and interests of the family.

What you'll be doing

To deliver the role of Service Assistant successfully, you’ll need to be proud to work in such a unique location and thrive on delivering exceptional customer service.

As a Service Assistant you’ll bring the magic of this property alive. You’ll be a charismatic storyteller, someone who enjoys working and interacting with people.  In your role as a guide you will either be positioned in the historic house during self-guided tours or provide a fully guided tour to our visitors, offering a friendly welcome and answer any questions they may have. You will be responsible for promoting a friendly, professional and engaging image of the Trust while carrying out your role as a House  guide. Along with a passion for providing the highest standards of customer service you’ll be able to inspire those around you with your passion and enthusiasm for our work.

Please also read the full role profile attached to this advert

Working weekends and bank holidays is an essential requirement for the post holder.

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 have:

  • A flexible customer focused approach, with high standards of customer service
  • Excellent people skills, enabling strong relationships, both externally and internally.
  • Good organisation and planning skills, and a good eye for detail
  • Understanding of the aims and ethos of the National Trust
  • A strong interest in heritage, culture and conservation work
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, with the ability to learn to deliver and follow a defined script for giving information to visitors during free flow tours
  • A hard working approach, be committed and a team player
  • Knowledge of relevant Health and Safety procedures

The package

The National Trust has the motto ‘For everyone, for ever’ at its heart. We’re working hard to create an inclusive culture, where everyone feels they belong. It’s important that our people reflect and represent the diversity of the communities and audiences we serve. We welcome and value difference, so when we say we’re for everyone, we want everyone to be welcome in our teams too.

Wherever you’re from, and whatever your background, we want to hear from you – and it doesn’t matter if you’re jam first, cream first, or even if you don’t like scones at all. Everyone is welcome.

Benefits for working at the National Trust include:

  • Flexible working whenever possible
  • Free parking at most locations
  • Free entry to our properties for you, a guest and your children (under 18)
  • Substantial pension scheme of up to 10% basic salary

Click here to find out more about the benefits we offer to support you.

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