Guest Support Assistant

Where: Hailsham

Contracted hours: Full-time

Job Type: Fixed Term

Pay: £12.00, Per Hour

Optional Accommodation: Yes

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Are you organised, sociable and looking for a fun & rewarding career? 

  • Fair pay for all – We are committed to aligning our pay rates with the real Living Wage so from 1 April 2024 we will be increasing our pay rate to £12 / hour.

  • Working an average of 40 hours per week over 5 days with the opportunity for voluntary paid overtime at specified times, particularly during our busy periods
  • Home away from home - An accommodation & meal packages available (optional) at a generous rate with zero charge for bills or utilities. If you want to take advantage of our ‘live on’ option and therefore flexible on location, you do not need to make multiple applications. Simply let us know the locations you are interested in when completing your application form.
  • Fixed term contract with flexible end date up until early November 2024
  • Roles commence in EARLY 2024

THE ROLE

Since 1957, we’ve enriched the lives of millions of young people by delivering inspirational learning through outdoor adventure. Our Guest Experience team is responsible for the overall happiness of our visitors, and ensuring they have an incredible adventure at PGL. We are searching for an incredible GUEST SUPPORT ASSISTANT / RECEPTIONIST to join the team at this buzzing centre. 

Reporting to the Guest Experience Manager, you’ll often be the first friendly face our visitors meet, so it’ll be your responsibility to provide a big PGL welcome and exude friendliness and professionalism at all times. We’d like you to be responsible for supporting all our guests before they arrive, on their first day and right the way through until they leave us with any questions, queries or problems they might have whilst staying with us.

IS THIS YOU?

You’ll need great interpersonal skills to assist and engage with our guests, problem solving ability and first-class organisational skills. 

We’re looking for individuals with three or more months experience within a customer facing role, and IT literacy in Microsoft packages. Experience of working with young people and/or a residential setting is a bonus, but not essential for this position. 

THE PACKAGE

We are renowned for our personal development & investment in people, we are ready to support you in your career development, each step of the way! You’ll have all the training you need to be confident and successful in your role, be equipped with a personal development plan, and access to nationally recognised qualifications funded by PGL to give your career the very best start.

  • Happy holidays - time to recharge and enjoy time away from the workplace. You’ll also enjoy an extra day off on your birthday!
  • Investing in your future – with sector leading family friendly policies and a contributory pension
  • Good living, for less - access to big savings and exclusive perks that span a huge range of retailers and service providers. Plus PGL discounted holidays and 20% discount in all our on-site shops
  • Take care of mind, body and soul - your wellbeing is top priority, so we’ve created a WELLBEING HUB for all our colleagues alongside access to Employee Assistance Program, cycle to work scheme and health cash plans.
  • Smart saving, affordable borrowing – access to our financial wellbeing platform for financial support when you need it. This includes easy and affordable saving and borrowing directly from your salary, plus useful guides on how to effectively manage your money.
  • Doing good does you good - paid time-off to volunteer your time to worthwhile causes.

For a full Job Description and Personal Specification please click here 

For any enquiries specific to this role please email resourcing@pgl.co.uk

 

PGL is committed to the principles of equality and diversity and welcome applicants from all sectors of the community. However, all PGL colleagues are required to undergo enhanced background checks (known as a DBS), which PGL will pay for. The DBS looks at criminal records, so if you have a conviction related to violence, drugs or safeguarding this could affect your application. You can find more information on DBS checks on the gov.uk website.

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