Kelburn Castle and Country Centre – Job Vacancy


Role: Shop assistant (Seasonal)

Period: 30th March – 31st October 2018

Application deadline: Until position is filled

Start date: Friday 30th March

Salary: Minimum wage


Role description:

Kelburn Castle and Country Centre require an shop assistant to support the daily running’s of our onsite gift shop.  Kelburn is an exciting visitor attraction set on a beautiful wooded estate in Fairlie, Ayrshire.  Reporting directly to the shop manager and senior management, this position is available for our summer season.


You will play a key role in the efficient running of the shop and ensuring we deliver an exceptional customer experience to our customers.  You must be confident in talking to customers, efficient at handling money and take shared responsibility in the presentation of the shop. 


This is a seasonal part-time position, with flexible hours and working weekends. The business operates 7 days a week. Position effective ASAP – 31st October.

Specific duties include:

  • Daily opening and closing of shop as required
  • Working in a small team or lone working
  • Cash handling, operating the till and end of day cashing up
  • Greeting visitors and providing information about the shop and visitor attraction
  • Monitoring stock, pricing goods and providing secure environment for goods.
  • Liaising with shop manager about stock, sales and customer enquiries
  • Friendly, confident manner providing quality customer service
  • Ensure the building is kept tidy at all times.


Desired skills / experience:

  • Experience working in a similar role
  • Reliable and good time management
  • Ability to manage customer demands at busy times
  • Excellent communication skills with customers and staff
  • Trustworthy with a positive approach to work

·         Focused, self-motivated and approachable.

Application method:

Please submit your CV and a covering letter to

Joanna Turner

Country Centre Manager

Post: Kelburn Country Centre, Fairlie, KA29 0BE 



Other information:

Hours: Varied due to low and peak season. Rota will be prepared in advance.

Salary: You will be a casual worker completing monthly time sheets with an hourly rate based on national minimum wage.


Seasonal Shop Assistant

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Child (Peak Ticket)

Child Tickets £7.00

Adult (Peak Ticket)

Adult Tickets £9.00

OAP (Peak Ticket)

Concession Tickets £7.00

Family (Peak Ticket)

(2 Adults and up to 3 Children)
Family Tickets £30.00


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  • 25th March - 17th April
  • 30th April - 2nd May
  • 6th July - 28th August
  • 24th September - 26th September
  • 8th October - 16th October





Child (Off-Peak Ticket)

Child Tickets £4.00

Adult (Off-Peak Ticket)

Adult Tickets £5.00

OAP (Off-Peak Ticket)

Concession Tickets £4.00


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  • 18th April - 29th April
  • 3rd May - 26th May
  • 31st May - 28th June
  • 29th August - 23rd September
  • 27th September - 7th October
  • 17th October - 30th October



Separate tickets are required and will be available closer to the date for the following events:

  • Fairy Tale Forest
  • Kelburn Garden Party
  • Halloween Haunted Forest
  • Santa's Christmas Forest Trail


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