Location : UK, Blackland Farm (West Sussex), Foxlease (Hampshire) & Waddow Hall (Lancashire)
Start Date : Summer Season 2019
The Salary : General Assistant - £7.91 p/h
We build girls' confidence and raise their aspirations. We give them the chance to discover their full potential and encourage them to be a powerful force for good.
With the help of our enthusiastic Activity Instructors, Trainees and General Assistants, one of the places we provide this is at our Training and Activity Centres - Blackland Farm (Sussex), Foxlease (Hampshire) and Waddow Hall (Lancashire) - along with so much more!
A Typical Day in the Job
General Assistants are vital for the smooth running of the Centre. Your jobs will be varied but include the monitoring of camp and ensuing that self-catering equipment is stored appropriately and fit for use, as well as assisting in the delivery of conferences and events. You will need to prepare and service bedrooms, dining facilities, washing up, provide catering assistance, operate the bar and assist in the on-site shop.
You will be the first point of contact for our customers which is very important. You will help to make sure their visit is as enjoyable as possible and you may also be asked to work within our on-site retail outlets. A positive and outgoing personality is important!
You should undertake regular cleaning to ensure all campsites, equipment, camp buildings and related facilities are presentable and ready for use. To monitor camp and self-catering equipment, checking inventories and ensuring that equipment is stored appropriately and that is it fit for use in line with site guidelines.
You will need to assist with cleaning and changeovers in all building across the estate and to prepare laundry for collection by professional cleaners and launder those items that can be washed on site. You will have to follow set procedures, occasionally being required to find alternative ways of carrying out those tasks delegated to them by senior staff.
Girlguiding values the differences that a diverse workforce brings and is committed to inclusivity, and to employing and supporting a diverse workforce. Girlguiding is proud to be part of the Stonewall Diversity Champions programme, a member of the Business Disability Forum, and a member of Time to Change – improving attitudes towards mental health. While Girlguiding’s young members may be female only, our staff team is mixed gender. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and do not discriminate on the basis of age, disability (physical or mental), gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion and belief, sex, and sexual orientation.
Who are we looking for?
To undertake any other duties that may reasonably be required to fulfil the duties of this post.
A positive and outgoing personality is important!
What we can offer you
We offer a wide range of benefits, check out our application packs for more information.