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Collections Assistant

Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey, United Kingdom, £ £ 16052.00-16052.00 Annual Annual, Permanent

Description:

Summary

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.

Hours: This role is 30 hours per week and we anticipate it being worked over 4 days incorporating one weekend day.

Salary : £16052 per annum (Outer London Weighting is included in the advertised salary)

Contract: Permanent role

What it's like to work here

Atmospheric Ham House is situated on the banks of the River Thames. This 17th century country home has a varied visitor experience, including outdoor events, workshops, theatre, ghost tours and family-friendly activities. The close team is often looking for enthusiastic people with great interpersonal skills to join them, particularly for seasonal contracts.

The orangery café offers freshly made food straight from the garden to your plate and the shop also sells a large selection of Ham-grown plants and other varieties. Take a step back in time to over three hundred and fifty years worth of plants and produce originally grown in the gardens.

Click here for more information about this location 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

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

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Job Details

1300164111
Not Specified
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey, United Kingdom
Permanent
£ £ 16052.00-16052.00 Annual Annual