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SummaryThe Music Works team are looking for volunteer receptionists to help at their office in Gloucester.
Are you great at welcoming people?
Have you got a brilliant telephone manner?
Are you wanting to support a charity in achieving its aims?
Then this could be the perfect role for you.
The Music Works team are looking for volunteer receptionists to help at their office in Gloucester.
Flexible hours - This role could be for 1 hour up to three days a week between Monday and Saturday, but any offers of help would be gratefully received.
WHAT YOU’LL BE DOING
- Greeting visitors on arrival
- Make them feel welcome, offering them a drink and showing them where the amenities are
- Ensuring all visitors sign in and sign out
- Take payment by cash or card
- Wiping down surfaces, keeping the kitchen and shared space clean and tidy
- Being an ambassador for The Music Works
- Be friendly and welcoming
- Have good communication skills
- Be confident in taking telephone messages and passing them to the appropriate person
- Confident to ensure everyone signs in and out of the hub
If you don’t feel you tick every box but are sure this role is the one for you, we’d love to hear from you! We’re always open to suggestions and are very happy to chat with you to find out what’s possible, so please just get in touch with Lizzie Hewitt
WHAT YOU’LL GET
- The satisfaction in knowing you are supporting young and/or vulnerable people with challenging circumstances.
- A flexible role where you can dedicate as little or as much time as you want.
- Reimbursement of costs.
- An opportunity to build your experience in receptionist tasks.
- To have fun interacting with others, including people within The Music Works.
- Being part of a vibrant music charity using music to transform young lives. You’ll get staff rates for using the studio, be part of our social events, free tickets to King’s Jam and other festivals.
- The volunteer manager and fellow peers who will help support you throughout your role.
- Opportunity to join our workforce training and CPD.
WHAT WE NEED FROM YOU
The minimum age of this volunteer role is 18.
References and a DBS check will be required.
The Music Works is committed to equal opportunity and diversity in all areas of its work. We want to ensure equality of opportunity and embrace and champion the artistic and creative strengths that diversity provides. This extends to our volunteers, participants, audiences, the communities we work with, artists we support, our staff and trustees.
Our aim is that the work we create and the teams we work with to create it are truly representative of our target audience (at least 50% lived experience of challenging circumstances), and that individuals feel valued and empowered when they work with us.
What we will provide to volunteers💸 Reimbursement of costs
Getting thereGETTING HERE The Music Works, Kings House, 27 St. Aldate Street, Gloucester, GL1 1RP Public transport If you are visiting us by train or bus, The Hub is just a short walk from Gloucester train station & the transport hub. On exiting the train station, cross over the main road and continue towards the transport hub, which you can walk through, and then turn right and head into Kings Square. Carry on straight ahead and The Hub entrance is on the right-hand side. Parking For parking, we recommend Kings Walk Car Park, or the NCP which is just a short walk from The Hub. You can also head for GL1 1RL, Spread Eagle Road, for pay and display car parks which are situated just around the back of our building. We’re situated right above the Chambers pub. Our entrance is on the ground floor on the right of Weatherspoon’s. Press the top buzzer, and we’re on the 2nd floor. We’re a friendly team and are always happy to answer any questions you have.
About The Music Works
We work regularly with 2,500 young people aged 8-30 and a further 2,000 through events.
We cater for everyone, from first access through to talent and career development. We deliver one-to-one music mentoring, small group work, accredited training, apprenticeships and internships, festivals and events, artist and career development and business incubation.
Programmes and activities take place in our state-of-the-art studio spaces, schools and through outreach with our community partners.
Programmes can be accessed via self-referral, including just turning up or agency referral.