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Collections & House Officer

Berkshire, United Kingdom, £ £ 19928.00-19928.00 Annual Annual, Permanent

Description:

Do you have a proven track record of helping to ensure the preservation and presentation of collections, sharing your work with visitors and bringing the history of collections to life, then please read on.

Hours: 37.50 hours per week

Salary: £19,928 per annum

Contract: Permanent role

Accommodation is provided to the postholder for the proper or better performance of his or her duties in accordance with Trust criteria and HMRC rules

What it's like to work here

The Thames Valley is a major tourist destination, with historic houses, parks and gardens, cycling, walking and boating on the river. It's a beautiful area in which to live and work, with numerous small villages and towns in the countryside, yet good transport links to London by train and close to the east-west M4 motorway. The nearby thriving town of Reading with its range of housing types and prices, university and sporting facilities is the most important source for local visitors coming to the National Trust properties in this area. Basildon Park is just 12 miles from Greys Court, with nearby Nuffield Place - the third in the group, forming a close triangle of properties spilling out north across the valley.

What you'll be doing

You'll be responsible for the daily opening of the house, ensuring appropriate resources are in place to be able to provide a consistently excellent service for our visitors. Working with a team of Collection Assistants, you'll supervise the team responsible for implementing conservation routines, preventive conservation and annual deep cleaning programme within the house to ensure excellent standards of care, delivering strategies to improve conservation.

You'll collect and record information during housekeeping cleaning routines to inform our understanding of the house and the collection, and use preventive conservation techniques to improve how we conserve, interpret and present the property. You'll enjoy telling visitors about our fascinating history, sharing tales from the past as well as your personal experience of working here.

Who we're looking for

Knowledge of customer care and approaches to optimising visitor enjoyment.
Good team player with day to day line management and supervisory skills.
Good interpersonal skills enabling relationships to be maintained.
Some knowledge and experience of managing costs and expenditure.
Willing to contribute original or imaginative ways to make elements of the collection or house that are difficult to reach accessible to all visitors.

The package

The National Trust has the motto 'For everyone, for ever' at its heart. We're working hard to create an inclusive culture, where everyone feels they belong. It's important that our people reflect and represent the diversity of the communities and audiences we serve. We welcome and value difference, so when we say we're for everyone, we want everyone to be welcome in our teams too.

Wherever you're from, and whatever your background, we want to hear from you - and it doesn't matter if you're jam first, cream first, or even if you don't like scones at all. Everyone is welcome.

Benefits for working at the National Trust include:

  • Flexible working whenever possible
  • Free parking at most locations
  • Free entry to our properties for you, a guest and your children (under 18)
  • Substantial pension scheme of up to 10% basic salary
  • Click here to find out more about the benefits we offer to support you.

Job Details

1305390583
Full Time
Berkshire, United Kingdom
Permanent
£ £ 19928.00-19928.00 Annual Annual