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£9,606 pa

Fixed Term p/t (22.5hrs pw for 12 mo)


Ref: IRC84471




Amazing places need a helping hand now and then. You'd be working with the Outdoors team, in particular the Rangers, to keep Croome looking great by ensuring fences and gates are in good condition; trees and hedges are pruned when needed; and all our visitors are welcomed in a friendly way.


What it's like to work here


Croome is a 730 acre estate, designed for the 6th Earl of Coventry in the C18th by the celebrated Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown, who designed not only the landscape but Croome Court and other buildings too. We have landscape gardens, woodland and parkland as well as a mile and ¾ long ornamental river to care for. At Croome we ask our visitors to ‘expect the unexpected’, presenting the house and park in a new and exciting way.


What you'll be doing


As the Facilities Assistant in the Outdoors, you'll assist with the day to day presentation the National Trust’s buildings and outdoor spaces. You’ll turn your practical hand to all sorts of outdoor maintenance and conservation work in the park and woodland. You'll also be asked to help with some manual work such as unloading deliveries. You’ll ensure the highest standards of customer service across the area by always implementing a ‘customer comes first’ attitude. General maintenance work and helping within other teams will also form part of your role. You will report to the Area Ranger.


Who we're looking for


Our team believe that people deserve more than just ‘good service’, but an amazing experience that they’ll never forget, and we’re looking for like-minded people to join us.


To be fantastic in this role, you’ll need to:

  • Have a pro-active, ‘can-do’ attitude
  • Be enthusiastic, hardworking and have a willingness to get involved
  • Have a great eye for detail, always being thorough in your approach
  • Have good customer service skills
  • Have a driving licence which is essential to this role




Benefits include flexible working whenever possible plus free parking at most locations. You’ll be entitled to discounts in high street stores and cinemas, National Trust shops and NT cafes, and have free entry to NT properties for you, a guest and your children (under 18).


Your health and wellbeing is important to us and is supported through generous annual leave and the option to buy additional days (minimum contract length applies), a cycle to work scheme, subsidised health cash plan, a loan towards rental deposits and confidential access to a free support service 24 hours a day should you need it.


Your future financial health is helped by an employer matched - up to 10% of basic salary - contributory pension scheme and you can further your career with training and development tailored to you.


All of this and the opportunity to give something back to your community with up to 5 days of paid volunteering per year!


To find out more and apply for this role, please click here  


Closing date: 15th September 2019


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