• Area(s):
  • animal care,
  • customer service,
  • tourism

Bagwell Farm is at the heart of one of Britain’s most beautiful and celebrated landscapes and a great base for a Dorset holiday. Open all year for touring caravans, motor-homes and tents, there’s a warm welcome and magnificent views of the Jurassic Coast, the Chesil Bank, Fleet Lagoon and Lyme Bay. Volunteers will get to sample many different aspects of working in a holiday park as part of a friendly team. There are a number of work areas on offer depending on the individual and what skills they have or would like to develop.

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Bagwell Farm is at the heart of one of Britain’s most beautiful and celebrated landscapes and a great base for a Dorset holiday.  Open all year for touring caravans, motor-homes and tents there’s a warm welcome and magnificent views of the Jurassic Coast, the Chesil Bank, Fleet Lagoon and Lyme Bay.

The park is in a tranquil rural location but benefits from easy-access to Weymouth and its sandy beaches (4.5 miles).  As well as the attractions of Weymouth’s seaside and harbour, Bagwell Farm provides a great base to explore attractions throughout South and West Dorset.

Volunteers will get to sample many different aspects of working in a holiday park as part of a friendly team. There are a number of work areas on offer depending on the individual and what skills they have or would like to develop. The person in this role needs to be flexible, friendly and approachable. It is mainly a customer facing role and would suit someone interested in working with the public, especially in the tourism industry.

Principal Responsibilities

The role will be adapted to suit the individual but there are a number of work areas that the volunteer can get involved in:
• Meet and greet customers
• Assist and serve customers in the shop and give advice and information on products for sale
• Replenish stock on the shop floor, help to ensure the shop and store room is always clean and tidy
• Help behind the bar and in the kitchen
• Promote Bagwell Farm using social media and by taking photographs or sourcing other material
• Develop wildlife information posters and the green aspect of the site
• Help with the care of the farm animals including donkeys, chickens, goats and geese
• Help with maintenance – mowing, cleaning and gardening
• For any volunteer wishing to develop accounting skills there will the chance to help with the accounts using the online system Xero (training given)

Person Profile Required

• Interest in customer service
• Ability to work and communicate effectively
• Warm and friendly manner
• Well-presented and polite
• Ability to own and follow-through on projects required and issues raised
• Excellent organisational and time management skills
• Enjoy working as part of a team