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Telegraph Way, Winchester, SO21 1HZ, Hampshire     Start Date: 01 Jan 1970 - Part Time     from £7.30 per hour

Job Description


Role purpose:

Under the direction of Supervisors and the Head of Visitor Experience, you will be responsible
for maintaining high standards of customer service, undertaking frequent checks of the
exhibition and stocking the Science Shop and café. The role involves ensuring a respectable
environment is maintained throughout the Centre. This includes cleaning of all public areas
including the exhibits, picnic area and toilets as required.
Flexibility is essential as Winchester Science Centre relies on a small team of dedicated
individuals working closely together to support and develop the organisation, so occasional
additional support duties will be required in other areas of its business.

Person specification:
We would like the right person to have:
• A flexible and hardworking attitude
• A high attention to detail and ability to see the Centre through the customers eyes
• The ability to work in a fast paced environment
• The ability to take own initiative

It would be great if you also had:
• Experience in a catering/café environment
• Hygiene certificate(s)
• Experience of cash handling

Key responsibilities:
• Providing timely and friendly service to customers
• Basic food preparation, including toasting paninis and making light dishes such
as nachos and jacket potatoes
• Maintaining a clean and functional working environment in line with health and
safety legislation at all times

Science Shop:
• Advising customers on purchases
• Ensuring a smooth and efficient payment experience
• Maintaining adequate stock levels within the shop, making sure these are in a
well-dressed manner to maximise sales

Working hours:
Working hours will vary depending on the fluctuating needs
of the business. A calendar of available shifts is circulated
one month in advance and individuals can choose which
shifts to accept. Hours of work are usually 8.30am - 6pm,
however various shifts will be available including weekdays,
weekends and evenings
Salary The charity’s hourly rates of pay for casual workers are £7.30
(aged 18-20), £9.25 (aged 21-22), £9.55 (aged 23+)

Benefits include:
• Cycle to Work Scheme
• Contributory pension
• Annual leave entitlement
• Annual inflationary pay rise (subject to charity performance)
• Flexible friendly working environment
• Paid for training and development opportunities by arrangement
• Discounts in on-site café and shop
• Free entry for family and friends
• Rural location with beautiful views of the South Downs with immediate
access for lunchtime strolls
• Uniform supplied
• Free on-site parking

How to Apply


If you feel like you’re the right person for the role, we’d love to hear from you
and receive your application.
Please complete the editable PDF application form (https://www.winchestersciencecentre.org/assets/files/uploads/jobapplicantpack-v5.pdf) and send it, together with a cover
letter, by email to lauraollis@winchestersciencecentre.org. We will try to confirm
receipt of every application and we’ll individually review your application as soon as
If you need any information in a different format or would like to apply in an
alternative way, please get in touch. Contact Laura using the address above, or to
speak to Laura in person please call the office on 01962 863 791 to book a call back.
Have we caught your eye, but you’re still a little unsure? We welcome an informal
discussion even if you are only considering applying for the role. Please do get in
touch with Laura to arrange a brief informal and relaxed call with the CEO or one of
the Senior Management Team.

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