Visitor Services Assistant - Food and Beverage

Organisation: The National Trust for Scotland

Salary: £22,672 pro-rata, per annum

Location: Bessie's Cafe


As a member of our Visitor Services team your job is to give visitors from across the globe a warm welcome to Culross and help generate the income that enables us to care for The Royal Burgh of Culross.

Visiting Bessie Bar Hall is an essential part of the visitor experience and the role of the Visitor Service Assistant – Catering is to make it a positive and memorable part of a visitor’s day with us.

You’ll help us maximise sales through excellent customer service and product knowledge, taking pride in presentation and effective behind-the-scenes processes.

 To provide a consistently high standard of visitor care at all times when:
 Welcoming all visitors to the site and processing their catering purchase in a friendly, efficient and knowledgeable manner.
 Assist in food preparation and stock management.
 Answering visitors’ queries about the catering offer, deals, seating, and ingredients.
 Checking on how visitors are enjoying their experience of catering at Inverewe and enquiring whether all their needs are met.
 Promoting the National Trust for Scotland and the benefits of membership of it.
 To maintain excellent standards of site and personal presentation at all times
 The general ongoing operational cleaning of all areas as necessary
 Wearing correct uniform, name badges, or PPE as required.



 Ability to work within a team or independently, with minimal supervision, to a high and safe standard.
 Ability to be flexible and adapt working patterns and tasks to meet day-to-day variations in property needs.
 Ability to adjust pace to match customer flow without compromising quality of service.
 Excellent front of house persona – warm, welcoming, patient and understanding.
 Excellent selling skills.
 Genuine belief in the value of good customer service.
 Ability to be proactive and to take the initiative.

 Basic Food Hygiene Qualification.
 Demonstrable experience in sales with experience of EPOS systems and cash handling/reconciliation.


People Management
 The Property team consists of a Food and Beverage Manager, 2 Visitor Services Supervisors and 3 Visitor Services Assistants. There are no line management responsibilities for this role, but this role works closely with volunteers and members of the wider site team.
 This role involves working with members of the public of all ages and abilities on a daily basis.

Finance Management
 This role will involve cash reconciliation duties as appointed by the Visitor Services Supervisor.

Tools / equipment / systems
 There will be the occasional use of cleaning chemicals.
 Use of kitchen equipment e.g. Coffee machine
 This role will involve manual handling.
 Is expected to work and ensure compliance within the property’s ‘safe systems of work’ (the system for managing health and safety).

Place in organisational structure

The Purpose, Context, Key Responsibilities, and Person Specification reflect the requirements of the job at the time of issue. The Trust reserves the right to amend these with appropriate consultation and/or request the post-holder to undertake any activities that it believes to be reasonable within the broad scope of the job or his/her general abilities.

Application Deadline: Friday 17/03/2023