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Visitor Experience Officer

Visitor Experience Officer

Posted 6 April by National Trust Ended

Would you like to be part of our team delivering a fantastic visitor experience through helping to lead our day to day operations and providing exceptional customer service? We’d love you to bring your skills to the biggest conservation charity in Europe. 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.

What it's like to work here

It’s an exciting time to work at the celebrated Edwardian retreat of Polesden Lacey. New areas of the property have opened to the public, making this a year-round attraction with lots of opportunities within the team. The property boasts glorious views of the surrounding Surrey Hills, as well as an impressive art collection, manicured gardens and a large National Trust Shop. Colleagues have a great team spirit with close links to the local community. This picturesque property is just four miles outside of Dorking, however you're likely to need your own transport to get here.

Everything in the garden reflects Mrs. Greville's desire to impress her guests with lavish displays, garden tours are available through the day in summer and weekends in the winter.

What you'll be doing

As a Visitor Experience Officer, you’ll be responsible for the delivery of exceptional customer service and efficient day to day operation of a very busy 7 day a week site. Working within the Visitor Experience team, you’ll be the glue between our staff and volunteers ensuring effective communications between all teams and arranging rotas to ensure that every day we are fully prepared to give our visitors an experience to move, teach and inspire.

As a champion of exceptional visitor experiences, you’ll join a high performing team and will regularly be involved in the duty officer rota helping run the busy visitor operation.

Who we're looking for

It’s a significant 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
  • Experience of working to multiple deadlines and managing own workload
  • Outstanding 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
  • Strong IT skills - Microsoft Office, as well as web and social media applications
  • Experience of producing interpretation, marketing or promotional material
  • Knowledge of relevant Health & Safety procedures
The package

Looking after you

  • Health cash plan - from as little as £2.81 per month for you and your dependents
  • Pension contribution match up to 10%
  • EAP and proactive Health and Wellbeing
  • Discounted gym membership

Looking after your career

  • Grow your career through professional training courses across the Trust
  • Develop your skills with an internal secondment
  • Pay review linked to values and behaviours, commitment to progression
  • Income protection due to illness

Unique to Us

  • Work in some of the most beautiful, iconic and unique locations in the UK
  • Free entry to NT properties for you, a guest and your children (under 18)
  • 20% off in our retail and catering outlets
  • Discount up to 35% off a National Trust holiday cottage booking

Required skills

  • Active Team Player
  • People Skills
  • Strong IT skills
  • Customer focussed
  • Organisation and planning

Reference: 34849816

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