Closing date:  1st May, 2017

The Summerleaze Beach Office sells beach goods and provides information to visitors about the local area.  It is also the booking office for the beach huts on both Summerleaze and Crooklets beach.

A typical working day will include…

  • answering customer queries in person, by phone and email
  • giving information, using computer systems
  • making bookings for the beach huts
  • setting up and continuous restocking of displays and keeping the place tidy
  • selling goods like buckets and spades, postcards and stamps, gifts and souvenirs
  • cash handling and till reconciliation
  • preparing beach huts (sweeping and cleaning) for occupation
  • ordering of stock and managing deliveries

The successful candidate has

  • a pleasant, friendly manner
  • excellent customer service skills
  • excellent organisational skills
  • listening and questioning skills, both face to face, online and on the telephone
  • the ability to work calmly and efficiently under pressure
  • a good general knowledge of the local area and its attractions and facilities
  • a smart appearance
  • enthusiasm for constantly updating your knowledge and skills
  • IT skills
  • the ability to move large volumes of stock from the store room to the sales area outside of the beach office

Working hours…

The Beach Office is open daily from March to September.

During peak season (June to end of August), staff members are required to cover the 9.30am-5.15pm shifts.   The beach office will close at 1pm during bad weather and particularly quiet times.

During low season (May to start of June and September), staff members are required to cover the 9.30am-1pm shifts, with flexibility to open later during good weather and busy times.

Rate of pay…

The hourly rate of pay exceeds the National Minimum Wage for people under 25, and exceeds the National Living Wage for people over 25.

How to apply…

Send your CV and covering letter to hr@visitbude.info .  Successful applicants will be invited to an interview.

About Us…

Bude Area Tourist Board (BATB) is the official organisation responsible for encouraging visitors to Bude. BATB works closely with the public and private sectors to deliver a programme of targeted marketing initiatives aimed at increasing visitor numbers, growing visitor spend and creating jobs. We receive no public funding. All of our income is derived from booking commission, shop sales and membership fees.

Through our Tourist Information Centre, website, guide publications, social media, targeted marketing and extensive PR campaigns, we are able to reach a large audience, spreading the news about Bude and what it has to offer and promoting the Bude area as the No 1 place to visit.