Welcome Hub Workforce

We are looking for someone to join our team welcoming visitors at our Welcome Hub. You will provide a warm welcome as well as the information they need to make the most of their visit.

Posted:
Friday 21 December 2018
Vacancy type:
Helping visitors at our reserves, Retail and marketing
Location:
Middleton Lakes

What we're looking for

With 50,000 visitors a year, Middleton Lakes is a very busy site which is increasing in visitor numbers year on year. We aim to deliver first class visitor care at all times as well as giving an outstanding home to nature. We are looking for someone to provide a warm welcome to all our visitors, providing them with the information they need to make the most of their visit. You will actively thank members for their support and ensure that visitor needs are understood and met to the best of your abilities. You will be based at our small wooden welcome building called the Welcome Hub. You will be happy to work on your own or with another workforce team member or a Membership fundraiser. You will be required to open and or close the Hub as well as keeping the space clean and tidy. At the Welcome Hub you will be selling light refreshments, pin badges, activity packs and talking to visitors about membership. It is important that you can inspire people about the work we do and warm them up to the idea of membership.

The skills you need

• Enthusiasm for connecting people with nature • The confidence to initiate conversations with the public • Able to communicate with visitors who have a diverse range of knowledge and interests • An open manner with the ability to listen and respond appropriately • Happy in your ability to work on your own and in a small team • Ability to problem solve and think on your feet • Basic computer skills are needed for operation of payment systems, membership recruitment and required compulsory training for data and health + safety compliance • To advocate a positive 'can-do' membership culture so that membership conversations can take place. • An awareness of health + safety

Your time

Minimum:
2 shifts per month. Morning shift is 9am-12:30pm. Afternoon shift is 12:30-4pm. Friday, Saturday and Sunday are the priority however we are aiming to be open as much as possible in the week.
Duration:
Ongoing
Period:
All year round

What's in it for you?

Your time and skills will make memorable connections for visitors at Middleton Lakes. Connections that could inspire action for the natural world. You may be looking for a way of putting something back or have knowledge you want to put to good use for a great cause. Being part of our workforce means:- • An opportunity to work at a unique wildlife reserve learning more about nature, birds and wildlife whilst making a real difference to the work of the RSPB. • An induction to the reserve and the role • Induction to the RSPB and ways of working • Training in relevant equipment and systems • The opportunity to be part of a small, supportive and very enthusiastic team • The opportunity to take pride in your local nature reserve • Regular communication with the team • Opportunities to use your skills and develop new ones • An RSPB uniform and name badge • References if appropriate

How to apply

Contact

Julia Winhall, Middleton Lakes
Tel: 01827 259454
Email: Julia.Winhall@rspb.org.uk

Notes

You can claim expenses for travel to your place of work up to 25 miles each way at 26p/mile. The RSPB is the UK charity working to secure a healthy environment for birds and wildlife, helping to create a better world for all of us. We belong to BirdLife International, the global partnership of bird conservation organisations. Your time and skills could make a real difference to the work of the RSPB and it would be great if you could join us. Nature is amazing – help us keep it that way.

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