Retail and Information Assistant

Coombe Abbey Country Park
£17,711 - £18,426 pro rata per annum
17 May 2019
05 Jun 2019
Job Ref
Contract Type
Part time permanent
Working Pattern
Shift work


You’ll need:

  •  Awareness of and commitment to the principles of customer care.
  • Experience in retail sales environment, and working in a busy front of house environment
  • Knowledge of general clerical and administration procedures.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills in order to deal with the general public, other employees, internal departments and other organisations face to face, on the telephone, on the radio paging system and via e-mail communication.

 Special requirements

  • This post is exempt from the provisions of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.  A Criminal Record Disclosure will be required prior to appointment.
  • Willing and able to work on bank holidays, weekends and for special events.

About us

Coombe Country Park is set on the outskirts of Coventry on the Brinklow Road. It is managed as part of the Park Service for the city council. Coombe has won many awards for it’s quality and excellence in management, conservation, visitor experience and education. These include SSSI status for 40years, Green Flag (Park and Green spaces excellence award), Visit England visitor attraction quality scheme, Natural England’s Country Park Accreditation and Trip Advisor certificate of excellence for consistently high ratings in our customer reviews.

 Previous Applicants need not apply

Working Hours:  18.5 Hours per Week

Interview Date:  20/06/2019


In return, we can offer you an excellent pension scheme, 'MyCar' scheme, flexible working, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts at a number of city centre restaurants, shops and other establishments.

Coventry City Council is committed to delivering the best possible services and improving the quality of life for Coventry people. In order to do this effectively we aim to have a workforce that represents the diverse communities we serve, embracing and utilising the broad range of skills, experiences and perspectives this brings.

We are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for all. This includes making adjustments or changes for people who have a disability or long-term health condition.

Key Requirements

This Authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

This post is covered by the Code of Practice on the English language fluency for public sector workers.

Please note we will communicate any interview arrangements with you via email, so please check your email and WMJobs account on a regular basis after submitting your application.

This vacancy and advert will be closed as soon as sufficient applications are received. Therefore, it is strongly advised that you complete and return your application as soon as possible.

When recruiting, we review candidates against our Behaviour Framework . To find out more information about the Behaviour Framework please click here.

This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

Need help with your application?

If you would like support in completing your application, then help is available at the Job Shop. 

Coventry City Council’s Job Shop is a free service for all Coventry residents. Come in and see one of our dedicated advisers and receive 1 to 1 support.

We are open Monday-Friday 9.15-4.30pm (Thursday 10.30)

Address: 1 Bull Yard, Coventry, CV1 1LH

Phone: 024 7678 5740



Supporting documents
Job Description and Person Specification.pdf

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