Calling All Members!!!!
YOUR SHIPS NEED YOU!!!
Please see the note below from Waverley Excursions, who are looking for direct assistance from the members of The Paddle Steamer Preservation Society.
I guess some previous bar work / catering work would be helpful, though not essential.
Being smartly turned out, diligent and reliable, however, is.
As well providing much needed assistance to the ship, you will be representing the society. This year, more than ever, we must demonstrate to those who operate our ships for us that we are not merely a bunch of armchair enthusiasts who just go on and on and on and on and on and on about how marvellous it was on the Jeanie/Caledonia/Talisman (Ian!)/Bristol Queen/Ravenswood/Golden Eagle/Saint Columba/insert your own favourite here (delete according to allegiance!).
I’m sure there must be a few members out there who in fact used to serve in these capacities in years gone by aboard Waverley. So, get the rose tinted memory specs off and give it a go!
Please contact Eric Armstrong at: Waverley Excursions Ltd, Waverley Terminal, 36 Lancefield Quay, Glasgow G3 8HA Telephone: 0845 130 4647
PS I’m doing a week on the Main Clyde Season, and probably a day on the Western Isles too.
Very Best Regards,
[signature name=”Stuart Mears”]
WAVERLEY EXCURSIONS LTD
Volunteer Job Description
The company are looking for volunteers to serve in the lower bar on Waverley and Balmoral. And the Caledonian Tea Room on Waverley.
The three posts will require to be rostered to ensure that we have full cover for each of the outlets during the sailing programme in each area.
In addition to serving in the bars and tearoom it is hoped that the volunteers will interface with our customers to ensure that they have a good onboard experience. A good knowledge of the history of the ships and the local area would be an advantage.
Volunteers will not require to pay fares for the time they are on board and will be given free meals as appropriate.
Ideally those volunteering should be able to confirm their availability well in advance and it would be helpful if they were available for a reasonable period of time e.g. several days.
Once we have identified the number of volunteers who may be available, the time they each can give and have a finalised timetable we need to see how we can roster the volunteers to provide full cover. We will need to identify standby call outs to cover any unexpected call offs.
The main role is the serving of beers wines and spirits to customers. The volunteer will normally be working alone in the bar but will have the full support of the Chief Steward. The role includes cash handling and use of the electronic till. Full training will be given.
The other role is the re stocking of the shelves / fridges, crisps etc. together with clearing the tables and keeping the bar in a customer friendly condition.
From a commercial point of view the volunteer should as their interpersonal skills to increase sales wherever possible
Caledonia Tea Room
The main role is the serving teas, coffees biscuits and confectionery to customers. The volunteer will normally be working alone in the tea room but will have the full support of the Chief Steward. The role includes cash handling and use of the electronic till. Full training will be given.
The other role is the re stocking of the shelves / fridges, crisps etc together with clearing the tables and keeping the tea room in a customer friendly condition.
From a commercial point of view the volunteer should as their interpersonal skills to increase sales wherever possible.