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Windmill stewards

Role summary

If only these walls could talk! That’s why volunteer steward / room guides make such a difference. They’re passionate about family stories, heritage and local history, and love making people feel at home.

Opening times

Open Easter and Spring periods; Summer period from May to  September (for exact details;  from 10.30 am – 1.00 pm and from 2.00 pm – 4.30 pm Wednesday to Sunday and Bank Holidays.

What's involved?

  • Welcoming every visitor.

  • Learning more about the Windmill, the Old Lifeboat House and local heritage, so you can share all that’s special - indoors and out.

  • Helping visitors to discover more, making suggestions so they can enjoy their day, their way

  • Helping if people ask, and thinking about the needs of all visitors, including disabled people and families

  • Using your knowledge or skills, for example giving talks, helping with children’s activities, handling collections

  • Showing visitors the safest routes out of the building in an emergency

  • Helping visitors understand why we need to take care of special places and, if needs be, raising any concerns you have with staff

  • Getting to know health and safety and evacuation procedures

  • There might be some other activities that are of interest to you, that we could use your help with.

This role will suit you if you are...

  • Enthusiastic and hoping to inspire visitors of all ages. Someone who likes being around people – you’ll meet a lot each day!

  • Interested in the Windmill and Old Lifeboat House – you don’t need to know the history of the universe, but as a room guide you’ll pick up lots of facts and figures.

By getting involved you could

  • Give back to the local community by supporting and sustaining its local heritage

  • Get to know the Windmill and Old Lifeboat House by heart and learn its secrets

  • Use your people skills to welcome and inspire visitors from all over the world

  • Be part of a varied and enthusiastic team and make new friends

  • Spend time in the atmospheric spaces steeped in history


Please contact the Windmill stewards co-ordinator for more information or Hilary Coyne FBC Tourist Information @email