Retail assistant at The Whistlestop Discovery Centre

Retail assistant at The Whistlestop Discovery Centre

Location: The Whistlestop Discovery Centre , Dale Road, Matlock Bath, Derbyshire, DE4 3PT

Commercial Development Team, Derbyshire Wildlife Trust 

Love retail? Come volunteer at The Whistlestop Discovery Centre

Position details


Any Day



Contact details

Trust office on 01773 881188 

Wake up the Whistlestop with us

Are you looking to develop customer service skills? Do you want to build your knowledge of retail and sales? Are you passionate about wildlife and have a talent to engage the general public in our vision? If so this volunteering opportunity could be just what you're looking for.

The role is to assist in the running of the recently refurbished Whistlestop Discovery Centre at Matlock Bath railway station. Come and be part of this exciting project and help us develop our visitor and retail services.

Let us tell you more...

What does the role involve?

This role is varied and can be tailored to your skills or your areas of interest, typical activities include:

• Welcoming visitors to the Whistlestop Discovery Centre
• Promoting membership
• Assisting with customer enquiries
• Promoting the work of the Trust
• Serving hot and cold drinks
• Processing sales on the till
• Creating stylish displays of goods and information
• Replenishing stock on the shop floor
• Stocktaking and other administrative tasks
• General end-of-day cleaning and tidying

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Some FAQs

What hours does the role involve?

We have flexible working hours are available between 9 and 5 Monday to Sunday between April and October.

Just tell us when you would like to volunteer! 

Do I need to tell anyone i'm coming?

Yes please! 

Give us a call on 01773 881188.

That way we know how many cups of tea to make!

What should I bring?

Just yourself! 

We will provide your uniform and ID. 

You just need your biggest smile, some comfy shoes and don't forget your packed lunch! 

Will you show me what to do?

Of course! 

We will provide all the training you need to help us run The Whistlestop. We will also teach you all about the Trust so you can answer people's questions about our work for wildlife and wild places across Derbyshire. 

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