Retail Assistant

Job Description

The Role

At the National Memorial Arboretum, we believe in building on potential. As a Retail Assistant your ability to, to work as part of the retail team, in supporting merchandising, processing deliveries, serving customers and maintaining high levels of presentation and customer service, could have a real impact on people's lives.

The Arboretum is the UK's year-round centre of Remembrance and part of the Royal British Legion.

At its heart, RBL is a people organisation. People who want to do the very best for others, while at the same time making the most of the opportunities and experiences we offer them.

We are the country's largest Armed Forces charity, with 210,000 members, 50,000 volunteers and a network of partners and charities; helping us give support wherever and whenever it's needed.

As a retail assistant you will be responsible for supporting the staff team and volunteer team to match peek trading patterns and events.

If successful, the main duties of your role will be:

  • To provide consistently professional, first-class front facing communication and excellent standards of visitor care and customer service.
  • To support the stock levels, delivery processing and merchandising standards to maintain effective and strong displays.
  • To work to operational policy and procedures with regards to effective stock management.
  • To guide and support the Retail volunteer team in delivering exceptional standards of customer services to all visitors and internal customers.
  • To demonstrate a good working knowledge of the site and its operations.
  • To respond positively and compassionately to all visitor feedback.
  • To act as the first point of contact in a broad range of operational situations and tasks, taking responsibility for their resolution or escalating as appropriate.
  • To act as an ambassador for the Arboretum, actively promoting the activities that generate spend. To help achieve organisational targets for income generation. To work with the Visitor Services and other teams to support new income generation initiatives.
  • To operate a Retail Epos till, following till procedures and customer service standards including:
    • Operating till points correctly and accurately.
    • Handling cash and credit card payments in a secure and discrete manner.
    • Ensuring all visitors are provided with accurate product information.
    • Maximising sale opportunities
    • Performing the end-of-day till cashing-up and reconciliation, on a shift basis and following all agreed cash handling processes.
  • To work as part of a wider team within the NMA to deliver organisational objectives and demonstrate a flexible approach to working in team situations.
  • Any other duties within the scope, spirit and purpose of the job, the title of the post and its grading as requested by the Head of Visitor Experience or Duty Manager.

Please note that this role will be based onsite at the National Memorial Arboretum, Burton-on-Trent DE13 7AR, 35 hours per week, any 5 from 7.

About the National Memorial Arboretum

The Arboretum is the UK's year-round centre of Remembrance and part of the Royal British Legion. Home to over 350 memorials, including the nationally-important Armed Forces Memorial, it remembers the service and sacrifice of those who have served and continue to serve our country. The 150-acre site features around 30,000 maturing trees and an abundance of wildlife. Each year the Arboretum welcomes around 300,000 visitors, many of whom attend one of the 200+ events which take place across the site.

In March 2017, the National Memorial Arboretum formally opened its new award-winning Remembrance Centre.

Our Values and Behaviours

Does the following describe you?

  • A desire to provide great customer service
  • Enjoy and thrive in working in teams and with others
  • Passionate about supporting the ongoing development of the Arboretum
  • Come to work each day to be the best you can and to learn and develop
  • An encourager, eager to share your knowledge and experience to help others

If so, then we would like you hear from you .

Diversity Statement

We believe that the compassion, understanding and service we show each, and every individual customer should be reflected in the way we all support, respect and include every individual who works with us.

It's because of this that we have strived hard to create a One Legion culture that we can all feel part of and succeed in. It's why we make sure that you have the opportunities you need to learn and develop. It's why we're invested in making RBL a truly inclusive place to work, where everyone can be themselves. It's why you're welcome, whoever you might be.

It's why we welcome applications from people with diverse backgrounds and experiences.

How to Apply

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Closing date for this role is: 14 th April 2024

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