Friends of Westonbirt Arboretum

Weekend Retail Supervisor

Part-time: 14-16 hours per week (Saturday and Sunday)

Pay: £11.80 per hour

Closing date: 5pm on 21 April 2024

Westonbirt Arboretum Shop

About the role

Are you passionate about providing an exceptional customer experience? Do you thrive on thinking on your feet in a fast-paced and stimulating environment? If so, we're looking for you to join our team as a Weekend Retail Supervisor!

Working in the Westonbirt Shop is at the front line of raising funds to help us support The National Arboretum to protect trees and enrich lives whilst delivering exceptional service for over 500,000 Westonbirt visitors a year. The Westonbirt Shop is a bright and welcoming space, known for its array of stunning locally sourced, unique and eco-friendly product ranges.

As our Weekend Retail Supervisor, your passion for outstanding customer interaction will serve you well in managing the day-to-day operations of the shop over the weekend. In the absence of the Retail Managers you will often be the main supervisory staff on Saturdays and Sundays and you will be comfortable in this accountable and autonomous role. You’ll also be working with teams across the site to ensure the shop is an integral part of the visitor experience.

If this sounds like the perfect role for you, or you just want to find out more, click on the Recruitment Pack below. We can’t wait to hear from you!

Closing date: 5pm on 21 April 2024

If you wish to apply for this role, please email the following information to

1. CV

2. Covering email/letter advising why you are the more suitable candidate for the role

3. Completed Equality & Diversity Monitoring Form

The Friends of Westonbirt Arboretum recognises the positive value of diversity, promotes equality and challenges discrimination. We welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds.

All applications and communication will be treated as confidential.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.

About Westonbirt Arboretum

Westonbirt, The National Arboretum is world-renowned as one of Britain's finest tree collections. With over 600 acres homing 15,000 specimens and 2,500 tree species from all over the world, including rare and endangered trees, the arboretum plays a vital part in research and conservation, and is a popular visitor attraction, drawing over 500,000 visitors each year.

The Friends of Westonbirt Arboretum is a charity that employs a small team of staff to nurture and grow our community of over 35,000 supporters and to further public enjoyment and knowledge of Westonbirt. We help to connect people with trees, improving quality of life and securing the arboretum's sustainable future. In addition, in 2020 the charity formed an enterprise strand, which is now responsible for managing and running the Westonbirt Shop.

Working in close partnership with Forestry England, we all strive to achieve Westonbirt Arboretum’s 10-year Vision, supporting conservation, education and participation to connect people with trees. You can find more information about our charity work on our website and further information about Forestry England here.

About us

Our staff, our trustees, our history and our plans. Find out more about the charity and get in touch

What we do

Find out about the work our charity is involved with and how we support Westonbirt Arboretum