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Parkwood Outdoors has a vision to encourage children and adults to get active in the outdoors. With an almost endless supply of outside activities and countryside we know that there is something for everyone. Our talented instructors and innovative programmes combine physical fitness and social experience all in the wonderful outdoors
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Merthyr Tydfil, UK
Merthyr Tydfil
Merthyr Tydfil
United Kingdom
Minimum wage
Part time
30 Sep 2019
09 Sep 2019
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Dolygaer Outdoor Centre

This is an outstanding career opportunity with a market leader committed to providing a diverse and meaningful range of leisure and culture related activities for the local communities in which we serve.

Parkwood Outdoors Dolygaer is a multi activity centre that aims to deliver fun, educational and high quality services to our customers. The company also prides itself on its exemplary health and safety record and commitment to staff.

The successful candidate will act as the first point of contact for customers coming into the Centre.

The Opportunity
To ensure that all the people who enter the Centre are received in a friendly, polite and service friendly manner.
Will be responsible for taking bookings, cash handling and answering telephone enquiries.
To work as part of a team to ensure that customers are met and their needs understood.
To ensure a warm friendly and professional atmosphere and high standard of customer care at all times in order to generate customer loyalty.
To assist the customers with choice on the Centre’s activities.
To be aware of all Health & Safety issues within the Centre, to constantly implement and assess practices and draw attention to any unsafe practices.
To communicate with the customer via emails, social media and booking systems in a polite and professional manner.
To promote the Centre positively at all times and maintain the displays of promotional material.
To receive telephone, written and personal bookings and payment for use of the Centre’s facilities.
To ensure cash handling and reconciliation of monies is carried out.
To operate the public address system, telephones and computer booking system whilst on duty.
To promote and control items for resale and hire.
To keep reception clean, tidy and a pleasant environment in which to work.
Taking detailed messages and responding to/transferring in an appropriate manner, dealing with queries.
General ad-hoc duties - filing, scanning, photocopying, archiving, correspondence.
Dealing with incoming / outgoing post and managing deliveries, incl. tracking any orders.
To undertake any other duties as may be required to assist in the running of the Centre.

The Person
Will be able to operate tills and be competent in a variety of computer programmes.
Strong interpersonal and customer facing skills.
Will be able to maintain a high level of confidentiality.
Will be able to demonstrate good organisational skills.
Will be able to communicate effectively with customers, clients and staff.
Will be able to demonstrate clear identification with all customer requirements.
Will be able to use own initiative, to follow procedures and learn to work to deadlines.
Has the ability and willingness to acquire job related knowledge.
Be friendly, well presented with a positive attitude.
Be enthusiastic, confident, flexible.
Will understand the company ethos and develop a strong understanding of the workings and activities carried out at the centre.
What can Parkwood Leisure offer you?
Competitive salary
Generous annual leave
Free gym membership for you and a nominated person
Employee health cash plan
Employee discount portal - discounts on travel bookings, high street vouchers, gift cards, cinema tickets, days out, leisure activities and your day to day spending
Cycle to Work scheme
Pension Scheme
Company sick pay
Career progression
Training and development

Parkwood Leisure is a well established business that is continuously growing. Successful applicants can look forward to joining a company that can offer career prospects and believes in investing in its people.

How to Apply
If you feel like you could bring some fresh ideas to the table we want to hear from you. Please apply with a letter of application and CV by clicking on 'apply now'.

Closing Date
30 September 2019

About Parkwood Leisure
Parkwood Leisure was established over 20 years ago and is now one of the UK's leading operators of publicly owned leisure facilities. Working with Legacy and Lex Leisure, we’re a company that’s proud to deliver a first-class service to each of the facilities we manage and is committed to working with local communities to make a difference and provide a healthier and happier lifestyle to the communities we serve.

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f you are interested in applying for this role, we suggest that you do so at the earliest opportunity to avoid disappointment as interviews will be held throughout the process. Please note that if you have not received correspondence within 21 days then please assume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.

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