Retail Assistant, Old Moor

Help us to turn a handbag into a wildlife pond by joining our friendly and vibrant retail team

Friday 20 July 2018
Vacancy type:
Helping visitors at our reserves
Old Moor

What we're looking for

We need friendly and pro-active people to support the retail team on our wonderful reserve. Delivering excellent customer service and helping all of our customers to find exactly what they are looking for. From bird food to souvenirs, binoculars to eco-friendly home goods, our varied range of products mean that we can offer something to everyone, knowing that 100% of the profits we make go back in to the conservation work that we do. Our team can train you up to deliver the high quality customer service our customers expect, so no previous experience is necessary, however an interest in garden birds and nature would be an advantage, but is not essential.

The skills you need

We are looking for people who love nature as much as we do to join our team!! You will be full of enthusiasm. A high level of prior knowledge is not necessary, as we can train you in everything else you need for this role. You need to be happy talking to people, eager to learn, and comfortable asking our visitors to support us. You will be representing the RSPB, so being polite, smart and presentable at all times is a must. You will enjoy working as part of a team and have a positive and friendly disposition. Basic computer skills and an interest in wildlife will be helpful in this role.

Your time

One day per week/fortnight
All year round

What's in it for you?

The RSPB is the largest conservation charity in Europe, and the work we do is essential for giving the UK's wildlife a home. By becoming a volunteer you will be a part of that organization. You can make the difference to how we are viewed as an organisation and ensure that it is still around for future generations to enjoy. You can help to enthuse the public about what you already love plus every sale or membership you make means we can do more for nature. You will gain new skills, get a valuable insight into the RSPB's work, and will have an amazing chance to work as part of a great team in a beautiful environment. Old Moor is a well established nature reserve near Wombwell, Barnsley. Volunteers are a vital part of the way the RSPB works – with around 17,000 to only 1600 members of staff, we couldn't function without you!! Volunteering is an amazing addition to any CV, and if you are looking for a career in conservation, the experience you get from it can open many doors for you. Training will be given in all aspects of this role, including the till and customer service. Uniform will be provided too.

How to apply


April Ross, Old Moor
Tel: 01226 273830
Email: April.Ross@RSPB.ORG.UK


We are looking for a regular commitment of 1 day per week. Travelling expenses will be paid and after 50 hours volunteering, 20% discount is offered in the shop and cafe.

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