West Norwood Picturehouse was opened late in 2018 as the first building to combine a Cinema and Public Library in the UK. We have a unique role in the local area supporting the community and providing it with shared community spaces. Set in the heart of West Norwood, with the idyllic surrounds of West Norwood Cemetery, the building is comprised of Four Auditoriums, a Bar/Restaurant, Concessions Area, Reading Room, Courtyard, Community Room and Library. Prior to it’s renovation the building had an interesting history as a location for Stanley Kubrick’s A Clockwork Orange. On opening we were the recipient of the 2019 Screen awards, this leafy open and airy building is a wonderful place to work, relax and watch films.
In addition to a diverse programme of films, ranging from quality blockbusters to independent, classic, foreign-language and art-house, West Norwood Picturehouse includes a core programming strand dedicated to championing documentaries. The cinema also shows live HD broadcasts of productions from world-class arts venues, such as the New York Metropolitan Opera and the Bolshoi Ballet, theatre productions such as the Royal Shakespeare Company Live from Stratford-upon-Avon and National Theatre Live, art exhibitions and filmmaker Q&As.
West Norwood Picturehouse is an established venue, the very highest standards of customer service and presentation will need to be maintained at all times.
West Norwood Picturehouse is part of Picturehouse Cinemas who operate 26 cinemas across the UK and are a stand-alone division of Cineworld PLC.
West Norwood Picturehouse already has a unique history; can you help shape its future?
To welcome and serve visitors to the cinema in an individual and informed way whilst delivering the highest standard of customer service at all times. You will support the cinema team to promote the benefits of membership and continuously drive sales, whilst ensuring a smooth running of the cinema in line with policies and procedures. You will be fully trained to perform different duties at various times across the cinema. Your duties will include Box Office duties, Retail duties, Usher duties, Bar duties and Kitchen duties with particular attention paid to customer service in all areas.
Customer Service – You will:
Deliver an excellent standard of customer service in line with the Picturehouse Experience Expectations through individuality, serving pleasantly and efficiently whilst managing queues effectively and having up to date product knowledge to maximise customer enjoyment and encourage repeat visits
Guide customers to their seats where necessary; following the correct ticket verification procedure including Member card holders and ensuring every person who enters the cinema has a ticket
Respond to verbal customer complaints/queries immediately, where appropriate using your own skill and knowledge to resolve or direct to an appropriate person who can assist
Be knowledgeable about the cinema’s services and facilities
Ensure all communication via radios is appropriate, clear and concise
Provide information on performance start and finish times, films synopsis and film classification
Be aware of the policy towards film piracy within the cinema and take appropriate action when necessary
Be aware of and enforce all film classifications and identification procedure
Ensure all lost property is correctly delivered to the appropriate area and logged in line with policy
Monitor screens for piracy, picture & sound quality, temperature, customer disturbance and any H&S issues
Promoting Sales – You will:
Be knowledgeable of current marketing promotions and raise customer awareness
Ensure sales accuracy by processing transactions, memberships and discounts correctly and in line with policy
Promote Membership through personal recommendations and upcoming films, highlighting the benefits and rewards of the Membership scheme
Promote and encourage sales through organised and attractive displays using up to date POS, ensuring rotation of stock i.e. adhering to First In, First Out (FIFO) process; and suggesting suitable additional products (such as cake with coffee)
Ensure all wastage is correctly recorded by following the wastage procedures
Health & Safety – You will:
Follow the Food Hygiene Regulations and Health & Safety Policies
Work efficiently using all pieces of equipment (you have been trained on) correctly and with care
Inform management immediately of any breaches or issues within Health & Safety
Help monitor maintenance or repairs advising the relevant people of any issues immediately
Open and close all areas, ensuring the relevant supporting paperwork is completed.
Undertake daily cinema cleaning including cinema, toilets, back of house areas, screens, cinema seating, all front of house areas and emptying and removing of rubbish as required
Keep informed about business changes by attending staff meetings, reading staff notice boards and asking questions where appropriate
Adhere to all current policies and procedures
Along with your main duties, you will also be expected to carry out any other duties that are reasonably asked of you.
ATTRIBUTES AND EXPERIENCE
Passionate about excellent customer service
Confident in communication with customers and colleagues
Works effectively as part of a team
Adaptable and flexible to changing circumstances
Resourceful and able to work under pressure
Available to work at key business times i.e. evenings and weekends
Cash handling experience
Experience in a service related industry
An interest in and knowledge of film and Picturehouse’s programming strands
This role will consist of minimum 16 or 24 hour contracts per week, with hours ranging from this minimum upwards, depending on availability.
Your application will be sent directly to the employer and a confirmation email will be sent to you.
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