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Collections Assistant

Bodmin, Cornwall, United Kingdom, £7,912 , Permanent

Posted: 2 hours ago



We protect everything from bats to buildings to beaches - and we want to share them with everyone too. But how do we care for our special places, while helping everyone to enjoy them and their fascinating stories? It's no small task. In fact, it's a big team effort and it's why our Collections Assistant are so important.

This role is based on annualised hours, where the amount of hours you work each month may vary, however your salary will be paid in 12 equal instalments over the year

General working pattern - flexible March-October with regular weekend working usually one day of the weekend. November - February 4 days a week 6 hours a day.

Provisional interview date 28th June 2021

What it's like to work here

The Lanhydrock estate comprises a grade 1 listed mansion set in a 25 acre garden and surrounded by 910 acres of countryside. The property is presented today at its late Victorian zenith when it was the home of Thomas, 2nd Lord Robartes, his wife Mary and their large family who were looked after by a staff of 80. The property offers a fascinating insight into the workings of a country estate, both above and below stairs.

In 2014 the outdoor offer was expanded to include 14km of off-road cycle trails, skills area and a cycle hire business. The cycle hire runs year-round (every day except 25 Dec) and as such the post-holder is expected to work weekends and bank holidays on a rotational basis.

The property welcomes around 500,000 visitors a year to its wider estate and 40,000 users to the trails.

For more information about our property please visit lanhydrock

What you'll be doing

As a Collections Assistant, you'll be working with a great housekeeping team in an incredible place, helping with the day-to-day cleaning and care of the collections. No detail will go unnoticed, and you'll keep a keen eye on everything from the environmental conditions in a room, to signs of wear and tear. You'll keep accurate records too.

In this visitor facing role, we'd love you to talk to visitors about the work you're doing, and the collections we have. You'll also be part of the wider team of employees and volunteers, helping to cover where necessary.

Please also read the full role profile, attached to this advert.

Who we're looking for

We'd love to hear from you if you have;

  • A keen interest in history, historic properties and conservation of their collections
  • A good understanding of preventive conservation
  • Knowledge of the approach required when working with fragile historic collections as well as Health & Safety and emergency procedures
  • Good manual dexterity and eye-to-hand skills and ability to work from ladders and tower scaffold
  • The ability to support volunteers to perform at their best
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills, and are a great team player
  • A willingness to undertake continuing professional development and personal skills development and have an enthusiasm to learn
The package

Benefits for working at the National Trust:

  • Flexible working whenever possible
  • Free parking at most locations
  • Discounts in high street stores, cinemas, National Trust properties and cafes.
  • Free entry to our properties for you, a guest and your children (under 18)
  • Generous annual leave
  • Subsidised health cash plan
  • Free 24-hour support service
  • Substantial pension scheme of up to 10% basic salary
  • Training & Development tailored to you
  • Up to 5 days of paid volunteering for you.

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Job Details

Bodmin, Cornwall, United Kingdom