Driver  with Westonbirt, The National Arboretum (VG) (Ref: 1524)
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Onsite transport is a new addition to the customer care service, and will be running three days a week for a three month trial period from 1 December. In this busy and fulfilling role you would help visitors to make the most of their time by enabling the less mobile to have full access to the Arboretum.

You would drive along pre-determined routes, helping passengers on and off the vehicle, and advising them on seasonal highlights, trail routes, events and of course answering any queries. You would also be responsible for the appearance of the vehicle.

Please note: The trial period for this scheme will run throughout autumn/winter and the first two volunteer driver training days scheduled are now full. However they are hoping the trial will be successful and that they will run the shuttle service on a regular basis. If you could be interested in getting involved, please still apply so that they can keep you updated on progress and hopefully future training dates.

What are they looking for?

An experienced driver who holds a full, clean UK driving licence.

A people-person with a warm, welcoming style who can communicate with all kinds of visitors, be understanding of their various requirements and remain calm and focused when dealing with lots of people during peak periods

We would expect you to be reliable, positive, patient, and keen to share your enthusiasm for the Arboretum with others.


If you are interested in being part of this initial trial, please come along to the Great Oak Hall, Westonbirt Arboretum, on Wednesday 6 September at 10.30am, where there’ll be a short presentation about the role followed by an opportunity to chat to staff over a cuppa and slice of cake! They look forward to seeing you there.

Comprehensive training will take place in mid September, followed by a number of supported drives.

Working hours are a minimum of one half day per week, and the scheme will operate at the weekends and during one week day.

A contribution will be paid towards travel expenses.

When: Saturday morning, Saturday afternoon, Sunday morning, Sunday afternoon
Age requirements: Over 18

Westonbirt Arboretum, Westonbirt, Tetbury, Gloucestershire, GL8 8QS

About Westonbirt, The National Arboretum (VG)
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Westonbirt, The National Arboretum, located three miles from the Cotswold town of Tetbury, has 17 miles of accessible paths winding through a picturesque Victorian landscape which is home to internationally important tree and shrub collections, managed by the Forestry Commission.

Westonbirt attracts over 400,000 visitors per year and is known worldwide for its spectacular autumn colour and the spring rhododendron, azalea and magnolia displays

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