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Bookshop Assistants needed at this National Trust property

Shop work / Retail volunteers needed for Basildon Park (National Trust) in RG8

What is a Visitor Enjoyment Volunteer – Bookshop Assistant?

Visitor Enjoyment Volunteers provide a warm and friendly welcome to all visitors to Basildon Park, providing information about the property to ensure enjoyable visits for all.

Basildon Park has an outlet for the sale of second-hand books in the Visitors Shop, donated by the public and raising funds for the Trust

What’s in it for you?

• Sharing your love of National Trust and Basildon Park with a wide range of people
• Meeting people from all walks of life and making new friends
• Being part of a small friendly and dedicated team

What’s involved?

• Providing a warm, friendly welcome to all visitors as the public face of the National Trust .

. Interacting with visitors and giving advice on the service we provide

• Organising the collection of second-hand books

• Maintaining records of all the books on sale

• Categorising the books for ease of access for the visitors

• Pricing the books according to costing guidelines

• Maintaining a clean and tidy environment

• Observing all prescribed financial systems and procedures

• Arranging for distribution and return of books which are unsuitable for sale

• Dealing with enquiries from visitors relating to Basildon and to the work of the National Trust in general

• Becoming familiar with and then following the National Trust’s Health and Safety Policy at all times.

This role will suit people who have an enthusiastic and friendly manner and enjoy meeting people. Good numerical skills and happy to handle cash. The shop may be busy so volunteers need to have a calm, pragmatic and patient nature.

Contact person firstname
Ann Jenkin , Volunteer Support Team
Lastname
Contact person's position
Their phone number?
01491 672920
Contact instructions?
Weekdays only
Location address line 1
Basildon Park
Line 2
Lower Basildon
Town
Reading
Postcode
RG8 9NR

Map
Wheelchair accessible?
No
Car parking for the volunteer?
Yes
Secure bicycle parking?
No
Near public transport?
No
How much time?
A few hours a month
What times and days of the week?
Mon AMMon PMMon EVETue AMTue PMWed AMThu AMThu PMFri AMFri PMSat AMSat PMSun AMSun PM
Availability required
Any of these times
Task type?
Shop work / Retail
Will suit someone like this:
Enjoys variety and changeSelf organised/motivatedHappy to work soloSociable
Post suitable for supported volunteering?
Yes
Is training given?
Yes
Training description
By member of the staff
Is support given?
Yes
Description of support
By staff
Are expenses paid?
Yes
Description of expenses
Car expenses
Will I need my own transportation?
Yes
Will the volunteer be CRB or DBS checked?
No
Are references required?
Yes
Will there be an interview?
Yes
Are they properly insured?
Yes
Minimum age
16
Maximum age
80
Do they need a specific gender?
No
How many volunteers needed?
5
Opportunity added on
18 October 2019