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Visitor Centre Retail Specialist/Model Maker

Visitor Centre Retail Specialist/Model Maker 


Hornby Hobbies, Margate, Kent 


Permanent – full time.

Hours: 5 out of 7 days 08:15 – 16:15 ½ hour break = 37.5 hrs per week.

Must be available weekends which are rotated with other staff. 

£21,000 - £25,000 


• Contributory Company Pension

• Subsidised Private Healthcare

• 50% Staff Discount

• 25 days holiday + statutory and bank holidays


Westin Par is working with Hornby Hobbies who are seeking a Visitor Centre Retail Specialist/Model Maker to work in their reimagined WonderWorks Visitor Centre!

“Located in Margate, The WonderWorks is a re-energised and reimagined experience showcasing the world-famous hobby, toy and collectable brands of Hornby Hobbies; Airfix, Corgi, Hornby, Scalextric and Pocher”

About the Visitor Centre Retail Specialist/Model Maker

This is a one-off opportunity to become part of this amazing team and also showcase your ability and passion to build Hornby’s range of models!

The person who is selected for this role will demonstrate making anything from an Airfix A01071B Supermarine Spitfire to a R1265 Hornby OO Gauge Family Fun Project Starter Pack to visitors so you must be happy to communicate and present to members of the public. 

You’ll typically do this one day a week although it could be more often during busy periods. 

You will also be working in the retail side of the attraction and discussing all that the WonderWorks Centre has to offer its visitors. 



Day to day duties of the Visitor Centre Retail Specialist/Model Maker


• Ensuring the Customer Service office is manned during its stated opening hours.

• Providing excellent customer service to all customers

• Answering incoming calls

• Responding to customers emails

• Responding to customers letters 

• Order input and payment processing of both telephone and postal orders

• Arranging collections

• Liaising with carriers regarding deliveries

• Resolving problems with Direct (internet/post/telephone) orders

• Recording daily activities

• Maintaining and expanding individual and department product knowledge

• Communicating relevant information to Manager and other departments

• Allocating emails to the relevant departments

• General office admin


To be successful in your application for the Visitor Centre Retail Specialist/Model Maker, you will have:

• Excellent verbal communication skills

• Excellent written communication skills

• Excellent Customer Care skills

• Enthusiasm for the products

• Good Computer Literacy

• Willingness to learn

• Be prepared to work additional hours as and when required

• Ability to work in a busy environment

• Empathy with customers

• Ability to work well as an individual and as part of a team

• Problem identification and solving skills


To find out more about this lovely job, please call Jane on 01304200329 



Westin Par values diversity and promotes equality.

No terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate against any of the protected characteristics that fall under the Equality Act 2010. 


Candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK.

For the purposes of the Conduct Regulations 2003, when advertising permanent vacancies, we are acting as an Employment Agency


Due to the high volume of applicants applying for all roles, we can only reply to candidates with the most relevant skills and experience.

If you have not heard back from us within 48 hours of your application, please assume that you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.


Do not hesitate to contact us about this or any other roles.


  • Start: ASAP
  • Duration: permanent
  • Rate: £21k - 25k per year
  • Location: Margate, Kent, England
  • Type: Permanent
  • Industry: Retail
  • Recruiter: Sterling Cross Ltd
  • Tel: 01304200329
  • Email: to view click here
  • Reference: JD/CT/11559
  • Posted: 2023-10-16 11:28:38 -

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