Catering

PURPOSE OF THE ROLE
The role of Visitor Services Manager – Food & Beverage is responsible for the operational delivery of the visitor experience in the catering department at Culloden Battlefield. Delivering performance standards and targets to ensure enjoyment of the property by visitors and members is maximised and key commercial, financial and development objectives are achieved to make the property fully sustainable. The role is a key member of a broader management team responsible for delivering an overall visitor service strategy, promoting good communication across the site and a joined-up service provision. The Visitor Services Manager – Food & Beverage will report to the Operations Manager at Culloden Battlefield.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

• Staff and volunteers – (recruitment, induction, development, motivation, performance management) such that they are fully equipped and motivated to undertake their duties to the required Trust standards and that staffing budgets are adhered to.
• Instil a Health & Safety and Environmental Health culture throughout the catering operation, ensuring the teamwork within the property’s ‘Safe System of Work’ to reduce risk of incidents and accidents to volunteers, employees, and visitors.
• Budgets – (setting, phasing, monitoring, reporting, pro-active and re-active adjustments together with the Operations Manager) to ensure that the catering department finances are sustainable within the context of the wider property budgets.
• Create a culture of ‘exceptional service, every time’. Delivering a high-quality food offering and a consistently warm welcome within the catering department
• Driving the catering department at Culloden to achieve its financial targets, maximising income, and profitability, using the Trust’s procedures and instructions. The role will strive to be efficient and ensure cost effectiveness in all the work you do.
• The role will ensure high standards of presentation across the property and specifically within the catering department and dining area. You may have delegated tasks within other departments, and you will understand and help deliver your overall property business plan.
• Taking responsibility for opening and closing and security of buildings as well as emergency procedure implementation, duty management and providing relief cover as required.
• This role is one for which the duties, responsibilities or accountabilities of the role require you to undertake a criminal records check, specifically a Standard Disclosure.

Department specific – catering

• To ensure the planning, preparation, cooking, and presentation of food to the standards required by the Trust for a facility with estimated annual income target in excess of £611K with budgeted expenditure of £434K – total transactional budget responsibility of £1,045m.
• To ensure that the location meets statutory and company requirements of Health and Safety, Food Safety and Environmental legislations and procedures including Waste Disposal and Allergens.
• To conduct Food Safety and Health and Safety Risk Assessments and ensure that all standards and procedures with regards to Hygiene and Safety are established and maintained in line with the Food Safety Management Plan.
• Accountable for stock levels and making key decisions about stock control.
• Responsible for analysing sales figures and forecasting future sales.
• Adhering to the sale of alcohol legislation, being a Premises Manager.

Purpose of the role

To assist in the day-to-day management of the Food & Beverage offer at Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, to ensure that all targets are met, and all visitors receive the highest level of visitor experience standards.

Key Responsibilities
• Assist with the development of the Menu Cycle/Specification
• Contribute to food production as per the Menu Cycle/Specification and event Food Production (corporate, hospitality, meetings etc.)
• Keeping up to date HACCP, COSHH checklists and temperature sheets as well as allergen measures/controls
• Ensure high Standards of Kitchen hygiene, cleanliness, tidiness, and related schedules
• Use fresh produce and ingredients whenever and wherever is possible and minimise wastage.
• Maintain a high standard of food presentation to the customer
• Share in the common responsibility of implementing the Trust’s “Health & Safety Policy”, being mindful at all times of the health and safety of self, staff, volunteers, and visitors.
• Share in the common responsibility of working in a manner mindful of the Trust’s obligations to minimise impact on the environment, through e.g., efficient use of water/heat/light, recycling and the disposal of waste, considered use of transport
• Help to reduce occurrences where Health or Safety of yourself and other employees may be put in jeopardy
• Adherence to the COSHH Training provided and control of substances covered by COSHH
• Involvement in the upkeep and maintenance of both the entire department site and, specifically, the Catering Outlets
• Involvement in assessing and preserving the safety of utensils and equipment used within the Catering Outlets.

Dimensions and Scope of Job

• The role is based in the main museum building and at Robert Burns Birthplace cottage.
• The role works with several departments: retail, catering, and admissions, assisting with special events and functions when required.
• There may be times when you are required to work at other NTS properties such as but not exclusively Souter Johnnies Cottage and the Batchelor’s Club
• The role requires the post holder to work flexible working patterns and hours including evenings, weekends, and public holidays.

People Management

• The Post Holder does not have direct line management responsibilities but would be expected to deputise in the absence of the Head Cook and direct kitchen and front of house staff.
• Will work closely with other property colleagues and will have regular interaction with other technical/specialist advisory colleagues based in other locations and departments
• Will have regular (daily) interaction with suppliers and members of the public of all ages and abilities

JOB PURPOSE
Brodick Castle is an idyllic island destination and visitor attraction on the Isle of Arran. As one of the Visitor Services team within the castle, you’ll ensure that all visitors receive an excellent visitor experience and leave feeling inspired by this stunning property and its history.
Specifically, to ensure the smooth and safe operations in Catering in one of the two facilities on the site, delivering excellent customer service along with preparing and serving hot and cold food and drinks and helping to make the property the best possible place to visit and work.
Core hours will be the minimum hours available, with the opportunity to work additional hours to suit the needs of the business. Must have full weekend availability, hours will be issued on a rota basis.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES
To provide a consistently high standard of visitor care at all times
• Welcoming visitors to the site and processing their catering purchases in a friendly, efficient and knowledgeable manner.
• Welcoming visitors with special needs / impairments and providing a high level of service in accordance with the Disability Discrimination Act.
• Welcoming international visitors and aiding with specific needs.
• Welcoming groups in an efficient and warm manner
• Answering visitors’ queries about the site, education facilities and the local area.
• Providing information about the site, its history, contents, offers and merchandise.
• Promoting National Trust for Scotland brand to include our Membership scheme, events, upselling other properties and any promotional campaigns, being proactive in the selling of Membership and Gift Aid.

To maintain excellent standards of site and personal presentation at all times
• The general ongoing operational cleaning of all areas as necessary, toilet cleaning, emptying waste bins and as appropriate vacuum cleaning, mopping, sweeping, dusting and polishing when required.
• Ensuring site is ready to open and welcome visitors by the set opening time.
• Wearing correct uniform, name badges, or PPE as required.
• Reporting all instances of damage and wear and tear issues promptly to your line manager.
• Working in harmony with other departments at the property.

Financial Responsibilities (where applicable)
• To adhere to all financial procedures to include till operation and banking and safeguarding of monies: to implement amendments to standard procedure as instructions may dictate.

Catering Duties
• To ensure good housekeeping of catering kitchens, serveries and back of house areas.
• To ensure that merchandising is in accordance with NTS policy.
• To assist in achieving site catering/events targets and KPI’s.
• To actively upsell products and services to facilitate the visitor’s enjoyment.
• To actively feedback visitor comments to line managers to develop and improve offer, service, operations.
• To work flexibly across departments and sites as needed.
• To assist with the set-up, stewarding and break-down of events in liaison with the events coordinator.

Health and Safety
• To ensure site meets with Health and Safety legislation in liaison with your department manager.
• To ensure that visitors vacate the site at close of business and that the site is secured at end of day.
• To use personal protection equipment as provided and directed by your line manager

JOB PURPOSE

You will be responsible for the operational delivery of the Food & Beverage experience at Crathes Castle, Drum Castle, Craigievar Castle and Leith Hall (Aberdeenshire South Cluster).

Delivering performance standards and targets to ensure enjoyment of the property by visitors and members is maximised and key commercial, financial and development objectives are achieved to make the property fully sustainable.

You will be part of a broader management team responsible for delivering an overall visitor service strategy, promoting good communication across the site and a joined up service provision.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES
• Driving the Food & Beverage department to achieve its financial targets, maximising income and profitability, using the Trust’s procedures and instructions. You will strive to be efficient and ensure cost effectiveness in all the work you do.
• You will work closely with the sites Visitor Services teams and will be responsible for the visitor experience on a day-to-day basis when they are not present.
• Create a culture of ‘exceptional service, every time’. Delivering high standards of delivery and a consistently warm welcome on every occasion.
• You will ensure high standards of presentation across the properties; you may have delegated tasks within other departments and you will understand and help deliver your overall property business plan.
• Taking responsibility for opening and closing and security of buildings as well as emergency procedure implementation, duty management and providing relief cover as required
• Staff and volunteers – (recruitment, induction, development, motivation, performance management) such that they are fully equipped and motivated to undertake their duties to the required Trust standards and that staffing budgets are adhered to;
• Instil a Health & Safety culture across the property, ensuring the team work within the property’s ‘Safe System of Work’ to reduce risk of incidents and accidents to volunteers, employees and visitors.
• Budgets – (setting, phasing, monitoring, reporting, pro-active and re-active adjustments together with the Operations Manager) to ensure that the finances are sustainable within the context of the wider property budgets;

Department specific – visitor services
• Managing visitor-related Food & Beverage areas, along with supporting wide team on site.
• Ensuring that the longevity of the Trust’s buildings and fittings are maximised through appropriate maintenance and/or replacement regimes;
• To ensure that the property meets statutory and company requirements of Health and Safety, Food Safety and Environmental legislations and procedures including Waste Disposal and Allergens
• Adhering to the sale of alcohol legislation, being a Premises Manager.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS, SKILLS, EXPERIENCE & KNOWLEDGE
Qualifications
• NVQ3/BTEC/City & Guilds/HND/Degree or equivalent experience;
• Ability to work ‘hands-on’ – including in the kitchen – alongside the team members, demonstrating the customer service skills required of all staff.
• Experience in a Food & Beverage or Hospitality environment
• Hold a valid and recognised SQA Licensing Qualification e.g. Scottish Personal License Holder’s Certificate and Personal License or willingness to train for such;
• Intermediate Food Hygiene Certificate or above;
• Current driving licence

Eden Scott is delighted to be working with the National Trust for Scotland, a charity established in 1931, to provide access and enjoyment to the properties, places and collections in its care. They also exist to protect what they look after for future generations to enjoy; and increasingly they are keen to act as a strong conservation voice for heritage and climate change response across Scotland.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the team at the Trust as Visitor Services Manager – Food & Beverage (Catering) which will be responsible for the operational delivery of the Food & Beverage experience at Crathes Castle, Drum Castle, Craigievar Castle and Leith Hall in the Trusts Aberdeenshire South Cluster.

The role will be based at Crathes Castle, which stands against a backdrop of rolling hills and set within its own glorious gardens. Café 1702 at Crathes is the perfect hangout for all the family, serving a selection of delicious freshly prepared hot and cold food, including an unrivalled selection of home-baked treats and ice cream with both indoor and outdoor seating.

At Drum Castle Mary’s Larder – named after the resourceful and plucky sister of the 17th laird they offer a variety of a selection of coffees, teas and hot chocolates, their famous scones, made fresh every da, and Craigievar Castle the beautiful pink castle said to be the inspiration for Walt Disney’s Cinderella Castle offers a tea room.

This role will ensure performance standards and targets are delivered to ensure enjoyment of the properties by visitors and members is maximised and key commercial, financial and development objectives are achieved to make the property fully sustainable.

You will be part of a broader management team responsible for delivering an overall visitor service strategy, promoting good communication across the site and a joined up service provision.

Key responsibilities of the role:

• Driving the Food & Beverage department to achieve its financial targets, maximising income and profitability, using the Trust’s procedures and instructions. You will strive to be efficient and ensure cost effectiveness in all the work you do.
• Directly manage the Food & Beverage Visitor Services Supervisors at Crathes Castle, Drum Castle, Craigievar Castle and Leith Hall.
• You will work closely with the sites Visitor Services teams and will be responsible for the visitor experience on a day-to-day basis when they are not present.
• Create a culture of ‘exceptional service, every time’. Delivering high standards of delivery and a consistently warm welcome on every occasion.
• You will ensure high standards of presentation across the properties; you may have delegated tasks within other departments and you will understand and help deliver your overall property business plan.
• Taking responsibility for opening and closing and security of buildings as well as emergency procedure implementation, duty management and providing relief cover as required
• Staff and volunteers – (recruitment, induction, development, motivation, performance management) such that they are fully equipped and motivated to undertake their duties to the required Trust standards and that staffing budgets are adhered to;
• Instil a Health & Safety culture across the property, ensuring the team work within the property’s ‘Safe System of Work’ to reduce risk of incidents and accidents to volunteers, employees and visitors.
• Budgets – (setting, phasing, monitoring, reporting, pro-active and re-active adjustments together with the Operations Manager) to ensure that the finances are sustainable within the context of the wider property budgets;

Key skills and experience required:

• Direct experience of managing multi-strand visitor/commercial services in a hospitality, heritage or tourist-attraction context;
• Catering skills and knowledge
• Excellent leadership and influencing skills;
• Excellent understanding of report writing and financial management;
• Well developed time management and organisation skills.
• A full, clean driving license for driving the UK essential.

This role offers an excellent competitive salary within a range of £33,702 to £37,281 per annum with significant company benefits.

Eden Scott are dealing exclusively with the Trust on this vacancy so to be considered for this exciting opportunity with a truly unique and best in class employer, please submit your CV online or to sally.rae@edenscott.com and for an informal chat or to receive the full role information pack and job description please email or call Sally on 07776 662506.

Closing date 5.00pm Friday 15th July 2022

JOB PURPOSE
To maximise our visitors’ enjoyment of National Trust for Scotland managed sites by maintaining excellent standards of service, optimising opportunities to generate income and ensuring that the site and its assets are safe and secure.
Specifically, to ensure the smooth and safe operations in Admissions, Retail and Food & Beverage activities making the property the best possible place to visit and work.
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES
To provide a consistently high standard of visitor care at all times
• Welcoming visitors to the site and processing their admission/retail or catering purchase in a friendly, efficient and knowledgeable manner;
• Welcoming visitors with special needs / impairments and providing a high level of service in accordance with the Disability Discrimination Act;
• Welcoming International visitors and aiding with specific needs.
• Welcoming groups in an efficient and warm manner
• Answering visitors’ queries about the site, education facilities and the local area;
• Providing information about the site, its history, contents, offers and merchandise;
• Promoting National Trust for Scotland brand to include our Membership scheme, events, upselling other properties and any promotional campaigns, being proactive in the selling of Membership and Gift Aid.

To maintain excellent standards of site and personal presentation at all times
• Ensuring site is ready to open and welcome visitors by the set opening time;
• Wearing correct uniform, name badges, or PPE as required.
• Reporting all instances of damage and wear and tear issues promptly to your line manager;
• Working in harmony with other departments; housekeeping, gardening, grounds maintenance and site repair employees/contractors.

Financial Responsibilities (where applicable)
• To adhere to all financial procedures to include till operation and banking and safeguarding of monies: to implement amendments to standard procedure as instructions may dictate.

Retail/Admissions/Food & Beverage duties (where applicable)
• To ensure good housekeeping of kitchens, serveries and back of house areas.
• To ensure that retail merchandising is in accordance with NTS policy.
• To assist in achieving site retail/catering/events targets and KPI’s.
• To actively upsell products and services to facilitate the visitor’s enjoyment.
• To actively feedback visitor comments to line managers to develop and improve offer, service, operations.
• To work flexibly across departments and sites as needed.
• To assist with the set-up, stewarding and break-down of events in liaison with the events coordinator.

Health and Safety
• To ensure site meets with Health and Safety legislation in liaison with your department manager.
• To ensure that visitors vacate the site at close of business and that the site is secured at end of day.
• To use personal protection equipment as provided and directed by your line manager.

JOB PURPOSE
To maximise our visitors’ enjoyment of National Trust for Scotland managed sites by maintaining excellent standards of service, optimising opportunities to generate income and ensuring that the site and its assets are safe and secure.
Specifically, to ensure the smooth and safe operations in Admissions, Retail and Food & Beverage activities making the property the best possible place to visit and work.
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES
To provide a consistently high standard of visitor care at all times
• Welcoming visitors to the site and processing their admission/retail or catering purchase in a friendly, efficient and knowledgeable manner;
• Welcoming visitors with special needs / impairments and providing a high level of service in accordance with the Disability Discrimination Act;
• Welcoming International visitors and aiding with specific needs.
• Welcoming groups in an efficient and warm manner
• Answering visitors’ queries about the site, education facilities and the local area;
• Providing information about the site, its history, contents, offers and merchandise;
• Promoting National Trust for Scotland brand to include our Membership scheme, events, upselling other properties and any promotional campaigns, being proactive in the selling of Membership and Gift Aid.

To maintain excellent standards of site and personal presentation at all times
• Ensuring site is ready to open and welcome visitors by the set opening time;
• Wearing correct uniform, name badges, or PPE as required.
• Reporting all instances of damage and wear and tear issues promptly to your line manager;
• Working in harmony with other departments; housekeeping, gardening, grounds maintenance and site repair employees/contractors.

Financial Responsibilities (where applicable)
• To adhere to all financial procedures to include till operation and banking and safeguarding of monies: to implement amendments to standard procedure as instructions may dictate.

Retail/Admissions/Food & Beverage duties (where applicable)
• To ensure good housekeeping of kitchens, serveries and back of house areas.
• To ensure that retail merchandising is in accordance with NTS policy.
• To assist in achieving site retail/catering/events targets and KPI’s.
• To actively upsell products and services to facilitate the visitor’s enjoyment.
• To actively feedback visitor comments to line managers to develop and improve offer, service, operations.
• To work flexibly across departments and sites as needed.
• To assist with the set-up, stewarding and break-down of events in liaison with the events coordinator.

Health and Safety
• To ensure site meets with Health and Safety legislation in liaison with your department manager.
• To ensure that visitors vacate the site at close of business and that the site is secured at end of day.
• To use personal protection equipment as provided and directed by your line manager.

Purpose of the role

The National Trust for Scotland opened stage one of a ten-year conservation program in summer 2019. The Hill House is now protected by a steel frame structure which incorporates walkways over the house and a new visitor center and café which delivers a unique heritage visitor experience.

We are looking for talented and customer focused individuals to join our team and to help us make The Hill House a 5* Visitor Attraction

We are looking for people who have experience or a keen interest in Catering.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

To provide a consistently high standard of visitor care when –

• Welcoming visitors to the café and working in an efficient and knowledgeable manner
• Welcoming visitors with special needs / impairments and providing a high level of service in accordance with the Equality Act.
• Answering visitors queries about the catering offer
• Promoting the National Trust for Scotland and the benefits of membership.

To maintain excellent standards of site and personal presentation –

• Ensuring the café is fully stocked and set up daily
• Wearing correct uniform, name badges, or PPE as required
• Working in harmony with other departments within the property

Financial responsibilities –

• To adhere to all financial procedures to include till operations and cash reconciliation duties
• Help achieve sales targets and membership recruitment targets
• Upsell products within the café
• Actively feedback visitor comments to line managers to improve offer, service and operation

JOB PURPOSE

As a member of our Visitor Services team your job is to give visitors from across the globe a warm welcome and help generate the income that enables us to care for the National Trust for Scotland properties.

Visiting our tearoom is an essential part of the visitor experience and the role of the Visitor Service Assistant – Food & Beverage is to make it a positive and memorable part of a visitor’s day with us.

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

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES

• 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; supporting visitors with special needs / impairments and providing a high level of service in accordance with the Equality Act.
• Answering visitors’ queries about the catering offer, deals, seating, and ingredients.
• Checking on how visitors are enjoying their experience of catering and enquiring whether all their needs are met.
• Consistently presenting high quality plating of food.
• 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.

SCOPE OF JOB

Customer Service

• Regular interaction with members of the public of all ages and abilities.

Teamwork

• Regular interaction with employee and volunteer colleagues to share daily tasks and support a smooth visitor operation

Sales, stock and financial processes

• Help achieve sales targets
• Operate tills and share end of day cash reconciliation duties, as appointed by Supervisor

Tools/equipment and cleaning chemicals

• Occasional user of cleaning chemicals.
• Expected to become familiar with and comply with the property’s Health and Safety policies or ‘ Safe Systems of Work’

Contract Type: Permanent
Salary: £22,018 – £24,309
Grade: FC05
Hours:  32.5 Hours Per Week
Location: Lochgelly Centre
Job Reference: ON000378

We are OnFife and as Fife’s largest cultural organisation we specialise in making jaws drop, hearts warm, eyes light up and imaginations run wild.  We work with a huge range of partners, artists and creatives and our spaces are some of Fife’s favourite places. An ambitious charity, we’re built on strong values, and those values make us who we are – Fearless, Inviting, Fair and Exciting.

Requirements

We are looking for a permanent leader for our busy community café, someone who is a real foodie and enjoys working with the public, providing excellent customer service naturally. This is the perfect opportunity for an individual with the right drive and passion who is interested in developing both their catering, bar and hospitality skills, and their knowledge in a senior role, whilst being part of a larger team. With a thriving community theatre on site, you’ll be preparing and managing stocks in preparation of the bars for our shows. 

You can view the full job description on our current opportunities page.

The Individual

You should have the desire and skills to provide an excellent customer experience for our updated offering. Having similar experience in a catering environment and the ability to cook, manage orders for the café and bars, plan rotas for the catering, bars and events, be proactive and have great organisation skills and be able lead a small team is essential. There will be statutory paperwork that requires completing daily, plus you’ll need to prepare banking, finalise end of day tasks and log the cafe’s performance. The role will include regular weekend / evening working, and supporting our other venues as required. In return we offer a fantastic package which includes unsociable working enhancement payments, pension package and a competitive hourly rate.

How to Apply

If you’re looking for a new challenge in your career, and ready to apply for the role, please complete an Application Form and return this along with our Equal Opportunities Form to the Recruitment Team. The full application pack can be downloaded from our vacancies page on our website.
Please note we are not accepting CV’s for this role.

We are an equal opportunities employer.

We are proud to support the Armed Forces community and are committed to the Armed Forces Covenant.

We would encourage early applications as we are expecting high levels of applications and will close the vacancy when a suitable candidate is identified.

JOB PURPOSE

As a member of our Visitor Services team your job is to give visitors from across the globe a warm welcome to Kellie Castle tea room and help generate the income that enables us to care for the Castle & Gardens.

Visiting the tearoom 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 a pride in tearoom presentation and effective behind-the-scenes processes.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES

• To provide a consistently high standard of visitor care always by:
• Welcoming all visitors to the site and processing their order 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 Kellie and enquiring whether all their needs are met.
• Consistently presenting high quality plating of food.
• Promoting the National Trust for Scotland and the benefits of membership.
• Maintaining 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.

SCOPE OF JOB

Customer Service

• Regular interaction with members of the public of all ages and abilities, many from overseas.

Teamwork

• Regular working with employee and volunteer colleagues to share daily tasks and support a smooth visitor operation.

Sales, stock and financial processes

• Help achieve sales targets and membership recruitment targets.
• Operate tills and share end of day cash reconciliation duties, as appointed by Visitor Services Supervisor.
• Support the Visitor Services Supervisor with stock management processes.

Tools/equipment and cleaning chemicals

• Occasional user of cleaning chemicals.
• Expected to become familiar with and comply with the property’s Health and Safety and food hygiene policies or ‘Safe Systems of Work’

The current duties of this job do not require a criminal records (Disclosure Scotland) check to be carried out.

JOB PURPOSE
To provide operational coordination and supervision of catering, retail, visitor services, and events at in line with the Trust’s policies, priorities, performance standards and targets to contribute to the enjoyment of the property by visitors and members, and help ensure commercial, financial, and conservation objectives are achieved.
The Visitor Services Supervisor at a Trust property plays a pivotal role ensuring that the management objectives are achieved through excellent customer service, and, with delegated responsibility for catering, retail, events and duty management is very often the “face” of the Trust to visitors and suppliers. As such, s/he directly influences public perceptions of the Trust and is crucial to developing and maintaining the property’s local/national reputation.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES
Supervising/undertaking the day-to-day operation of the property and environs to ensure an excellent customer/visitor experience. This includes supervision of:
• Visitor services, catering, events and retail offer (including ordering, merchandising, sales targets);
• Line management of Visitor Services Assistants and volunteers
• Duty management and oversight/maintenance of the property
• Ensure the property social media is managed to generate interest, engagement and help drive visitors
• Support the informal learning and community engagement / outreach activity
• Ticketing & Membership sales (to targets) and general customer service (individuals, education visits, other groups);
• Security of the Property;
• Health & Safety procedures, emergency procedures, and environmental procedures;
• Deputising for the Visitor Services Manager / Operations Manager on-site and off-site as required

Responsible for day to day financial administration at the property, including
• Ensuring the completion of Cash/till reconciliation;
• Week-end reports and reconciliation;
• Completion of the banking and all cash handling processes

Supporting the Visitor Services / Operations Manager with
• recruitment; induction; development; and management of all visitor services employees and volunteers such that they understand and are equipped to fulfill their roles to the standards required and that they feel valued, respected and supported.

Working closely with other managers across the Property to deliver a programme of visitor events, which increase visitor numbers, drive secondary spend and support overall Property targets;

Instil a Health & Safety culture across the property, ensuring the team work within the property’s ‘Safe System of Work’ to reduce risk of incidents and accidents to volunteers, employees and visitors.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS, SKILLS, EXPERIENCE & KNOWLEDGE
Qualifications
• No formal educational qualification required (but see “Experience” below);
• A full, clean driving license for driving in the UK.