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Fancy becoming an Armley Ambassador? Here’s how you can apply

Words: John Baron

Could you be a special ‘greeter’ and show people the friendly face of Armley Town Street and encourage more people to visit?

Armley Action Team are looking to recruit a number of part-time ‘Armley Ambassador’ roles to work within Armley.

As reported by WLD earlier month, the ambassador positions are 20-week short term roles starting in November 2021 and completed by 31 March 2022.

Based on Town Street and surrounding areas, the number of hours are to be determined dependant on the individual, but will require regular weekend working and a flexible approach to working hours at busy times, including covering events

Successful applicants will be paid £10 an hour and will provide a uniformed service, liaising closely with Leeds City Council, West Yorkshire Police and relevant external agencies. The role will advise, guide, inform and welcome and help residents, shoppers, business owners, visitors and the general public on Armley Town Street. Ambassadors will:

  • Carry out regular walkabouts on Armley Town Street and the surrounding area as directed.
  • Provide a professional and courteous customer-facing service and act as an ‘ambassador’ of Armley Action Team when dealing with shoppers, residents, businesses and the general public.
  • Deal with enquiries from the general public, retailers, residents, visitors and shoppers.
  • Welcome, guide and assist visitors to Armley Town Street, and provide help and advice to enable them to enjoy a COVID -safe visit.
  • Help with reporting of public gatherings and activities that may contravene Armley PSPO regulations and guidance.

The job description reads:

“As you might have guessed, this is a really important role for Armley and although you don’t need any direct experience, because training and support is provided, in order to be successful in this role you will need to:

  • Enjoy working with people and excellent at communicating with a variety of people – this could be for you if you’re an enthusiastic and confident chatterbox.
  • A good team player and comfortable in contributing to making the team a success
  • Comfortable in approaching people and reflecting Armley in a positive light
  • Passion for the Armley community and local knowledge.”

To apply for this position, e-mail your CV and covering letter explain why you are perfect for this position by 5pm Monday 8 November to armleyactionteam@gmail.com.

As reported by WLD, the council has secured just under £25,000 for temporary staff to be employed on Town Street to provide a warm welcome, guide people to shops and businesses, and help people by providing a visible presence.

Armley Action Team was formed in 2018 by two local residents who recognised the community need for action through their involvement in the social media page Armley Good Stuff.  

The group aims to make Armley a more attractive place for the community to live, work, shop and socialise in.

These posts are being funded by the Welcome Back Fund which has been granted to Leeds City Council by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). The funding supports the safe re-opening of the local economy, helping to make Leeds a welcoming and friendly place for visitors, residents and businesses.

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