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Collections Assistant

Tiverton, Devon, United Kingdom, £ £ 9.90-9.90 Hourly Hourly, Permanent



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 Assistants are so important.

What it's like to work here

Over the past four years, the visitor experience at this grand gothic revival house has been transformed by introducing a year-round programme of events, activities and entertainment. The ambitious 40-member team has further plans to grow and develop Knightshayes visitor offer and welcome creative customer-focused people to join the team. The property has one of the finest gardens in Devon with a vast plant collection and walled garden which supplies produce to the estate s Stables Café.

For more information about our property please visit knightshayes-court

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 note that this role will be working Mondays and Fridays with occasional weekend cover.

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.

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

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Tiverton, Devon, United Kingdom
£ £ 9.90-9.90 Hourly Hourly