We’re hiring! Caledonian Canal Centre – Visitor Experience Coordinator

We’re looking for a passionate and motivated Visitor Experience Coordinator to ensure a 5* star visitor experience at the Caledonian Canal Centre.

Scottish Canals are looking for a Visitor Experience Co-Ordinator to join our team at our brand new Caledonian Canal Centre in Fort Augustus!

We need someone to ensure we are always performing at our absolute best; someone who enjoys engaging visitors, has a passion for excellent customer care and has a drive to exceed expectations.  You will be will be enthusiastic and engaging, creating memorable experiences for all visitors, encouraging repeat visits.

Main responsibilities of the role will include:

  • Collaboration with multi-disciplinary teams
  • Engaging visitors and ensuring the highest standard of customer service and visitor experience
  • Management of a variety of customer-facing touch points, including events, food and retail services
  • Empower and influence others in the team to work to defined quality standards
  • Ensure visitor expectations are met and exceeded and all staff are completely committed to customer service
  • Responsible for visual merchandising within the visitor centre
  • Responsible for range of goods, price points and profitability of the ranges

You will motivate people in an empowering, involving and participative way; leading, training, developing and inspiring teams of visitor attraction staff to deliver a 5* experience.

  • Self-motivated with strong organisational and leadership skills
  • Experience of leading and managing a team of client-facing staff in a high quality environment (similar high-volume public venue, retail or hospitality environment)
  • High level of personal presentation with an eye for design and attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills and professional manner
  • Computer literate
  • Creative approach to problem solving

The role is offered on a permanent basis, working an average of 37 hours a week on a 5 out of 7 rota, attracting a salary of circa £24,000.00 dependent on experience. Scottish Canals also offers a generous annual leave entitlement of 33 days rising to 38 after 5 years (inc. public holidays), along with enhanced company sick pay, childcare vouchers, discounted shopping vouchers, and a contributory pension scheme with up to a 10% employer contribution.

Please note that this role will involve weekend working, as well as some evenings, and will participate on a Shift Manager rota.

To apply, please send your CV and covering letter to recruitment@scottishcanals.co.uk, along with a copy of the Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form. This form can be found in the Related Information section at the bottom of the page.

If you require assistance completing your application, please get in touch with our recruitment team on 0141 354 7530 or at recruitment@scottishcanals.co.uk.

Closing Date: 22nd February 2018

Due to the volume of applications we receive, regretfully we are only able to contact candidates who have been successful for interview.

Equal opportunities

Scottish Canals is an equal opportunities employer and it is our policy to recruit the best person for each vacancy regardless of gender, marital status, ethnic or national origin, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief and age and we will ensure that there are equal opportunities in all stages of the recruitment process.

We recommend that all candidates with a disability should inform us during the recruitment process to ensure that any reasonable adjustments can be made where applicable.

We are a Living Wage Employer

We are pleased to announce that we are now an accredited Living Wage Employer. This means that every member of staff in our organisation earns not just the minimum wage but the Living Wage. The Living Wage is an hourly rate set independently and updated annually, based on the cost living in the UK. We believe that every member of staff deserves a Living Wage. You can find out more about the Living Wage by visiting www.livingwage.org.uk.