Active Outdoors Assistant

Recruiter
NATIONAL TRUST
Location
Shrewsbury
Salary
8.72 GBP Hourly
Posted
22 May 2019
Closes
31 May 2019
Job Type
Entry
Contract Type
Permanent
Summary

Can you deliver great active experiences in the outdoors? Do you love engaging with people and delivering excellent customer service? If so this role could be for you. Please be advised that this role is 3 days a week; typically Monday, Friday and Sunday - further details will be discussed at assessment and interview.

What it's like to work here

This spectacular 18th century mansion is a very popular visitor attraction. Built for the first Lord Berwick in 1785, Attingham Hall and its beautiful parkland were owned by one family for more than 160 years.

Attingham's saviours, the eighth Lord and Lady, began restoration work in the early twentieth century and this lives on in our Attingham Re-Discovered project. This project aims to bring the mansion back to life, and this year visitors can see our conservation work in action.

What you'll be doing

As an Active outdoors Assistant you'll have a passion for delivering great active experience in the outdoors. You'll be instrumental in supporting the outdoor activity offer here at Attingham Park, helping as many people as possible engage with the outdoors and enjoy our beautiful places. You'll also be a part of our team helping to deliver the wider family summer programming onsite.

Combining your excellent customer service skills with knowledge and ability to instruct others in safe activity activities. You will help our visitors access our Active Outdoors offers as well as ensuring that equipment is maintained and stored appropriately. There will be a variety of duties which range from welcoming and engaging with visitors and families, providing great information about the property and the activities on offer, setting up equipment, measuring participation and generally supporting the property to enable its Active Outdoors offer to be the best visitors experience it can be.

To be successful in this role you'll need to have;

- Experience of working in an outdoor setting delivering active experience to children and families

- Excellent customer service skills

- Knowledge of different access requirements and how to assist visitors and general public

- Experience of working with third party outdoor activity providers

- Experience of coaching or encouraging people of all abilities in active activities.

Who we're looking for

To be successful in this role you'll need to have;

  • Experience of working in an outdoor setting delivering active experiences to visitors / general public.
  • A recognised qualification in Sports Development or related subject.
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Knowledge of different access requirements and how to assist visitors and general public
  • Experience of working with third party outdoor activity providers
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!