- Entry level
- No Education
- Salary to negotiate
- BLACK ISLE, GB
We're looking for volunteers to help us in our shop helping vistors and customers and continuing our tradition of excellent customer service. The shop is a fantastic place to meet a variety of people and stocks a wide variety of products including pottery, fudge, stationary, toys, books and handbags! This is a great opportunity to work within a beautiful castle and to be part of a very friendly and supportive team of staff and volunteers. Brodie Castle is situated 4 miles from the picturesque town of Forres, set within 178 acres. It is often referred to as the hidden gem of the National Trust for Scotland and is home to a superb collection of porcelain, furniture and 20th century art.
The castle is open from 10.30 to 4.30 and to 5.00 in the busy tourist season.
Minimum Of 2 Hours Between 11 - 5
Our objective is to increase the revenue for the Trust to enable it to carry out essential conservation work. A vital way of achieving this is to increase sales and membership within the retail outlets of our properties.
Assisting customers with their purchases and advising them on the items for sale. Processing till and credit card transactions. Maintaining the high standard of customer service and housekeeping. Positively promoting the National Trust for Scotland to visitors and customers within the shop.
Volunteers will be given the necessary training for the role and will work closely with the Property staff and volunteers.
Previous experience in a retail/commercial setting would be an advantage but not essential. Friendly, outgoing personality with a flexible approach to the task. Ability to work on own initiative with minimum supervision. Confidence in handling money
The Trust’s volunteer policy outlines its commitment to the volunteer programme. The trust values volunteer input and recognises volunteers as partners in the work of the organisation.
Benefits of Volunteering
The opportunity to: Meet other like-minded people gain skills, knowledge and experience in the heritage sector. Join in the social events and attend lectures organised from time to time by the properties and the NTS. Learn about areas, people and buildings of historical and cultural significance. Meet people from all over the world. Volunteers are entitled to a volunteer card after 40 hours volunteering which gives the holder free entry to NTS properties, and a 20% discount in NTS shops.