Retail Assistant - RSPB Lochwinnoch nature reserve

Thursday 21 February 2008
Vacancy type:
Office and administration

What we're looking for

The shop at RSPB Lochwinnoch nature reserve is very busy and successful, but this will be unlike any other 'normal' shop job. Volunteering for the RSPB gives you an opportunity to directly input into generating vital funds for the society and make a valuable contribution to conservation. We need keen and enthusiastic people to help us with the day-to-day running of the shop and the creation of a welcoming environment for our visitors. We need you to ensure that all visitors to our reserve have a pleasurable and interesting time! The duties include meeting the public, handling money and stock, and small cleaning tasks.

The skills you need

To enjoy working with the public in a beautiful nature reserve. Be presentable, polite, welcoming and tactful. Ideally, you should be accurate and reliable at handling money and stock. We want you to have some customer service experience and If you've had some retail experience, even better.

Your time

Regular but variable
All year round

What's in it for you?

The opportunity to meet people, gain new skills and assist the work of the RSPB, as well as gaining an insight into the operation of a shop in the tourism field, and the workings of a nature reserve. Also, the satisfaction of knowing that the work you carry out will be directly benefiting conservation.

How to apply


Morag Park, Lochwinnoch
Tel: 01505 842663


Appropriate training will be provided and expenses will be re-imbursed where necessary. The RSPB works for a healthy environment rich in birds and wildlife. It relies on the support and generosity of volunteers to make a difference. The RSPB is the UK Partner of the global federation of conservation organisations, BirdLife International

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