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Car Park Assistant - Penrith

Employer
The National Trust
Location
Penrith, Cumbria
Salary
9.60 per hour
Closing date
18 May 2022
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Car Park Assistant - Penrith

Summary

Working as one of our Car Park Assistants you will be a key part in delivering a fantastic welcome to our visitors in the Lake District.

This role will welcome visitors in the Aira Force car park, processing car park payments and helping visitors with their day. This role will require weekend and bank holiday working with an emphasis on being available during school holidays.

All hours considered - if you would like any more information on the role or available hours email Catherine.Douglass@nationaltrust.org.uk

A full UK driver’s licence is beneficial for this role. 



What it's like to work here

Ullswater valley is truly breath-taking, with its beautiful lake nestled amongst towering fells. The epic scenery and relative underdevelopment compared to other areas of the Lake District gives Ullswater a secluded and tranquil feel.

Our largest property in Ullswater is Aira Force, a showcase for the power and beauty of nature; it’s a place to escape the ordinary.

For 300 years visitors have been drawn here, where rainwater runs from the fells into Aira Beck and thunders in one 65-foot leap over the falls. Yet, Aira Force is much more than an impressive waterfall. A network of trails weaves its way from Ullswater lakeshore to Gowbarrow summit, passing towering Himalayan firs, rare red squirrels, woodland glades, picnic spots and views out across Ullswater.

This role will mainly be based at Aira Force, but you may be asked to work in other locations with prior arrangement. 



What you'll be doing

Based at some beautiful locations, you’ll be working in the outdoors welcoming our visitors; providing help and guidance on where to park, processing payments for car parking and ensuring our visitors have the information they need to have a fantastic day.

You'll help to keep the car park and surrounding area look great through signage checks and litter picking. As this is an outdoors role, you'll need to be comfortable working in all weather conditions.



Who we're looking for

You’ll be:

  • Helpful & Friendly
  • Customer focused with a positive attitude
  • Enthusiastic with a willingness to learn
  • A team player, but also can work on your own initiative.


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.

Company

The National Trust is committed to promoting and preserving those places of natural beauty and historic interest for which it has the privilege to be responsible for the benefit of the nation, for everyone for ever.

The Trust is proud of what has been achieved over the last 126 years and is determined to maintain those high standards of conservation, stewardship and curatorial care for which it has been recognised throughout the world.

Its achievements have enabled the general public and the Trust’s members and visitors to enjoy and appreciate the countryside, coastline, gardens, historic buildings and collections, all of which encapsulate so much of the history of England, Wales and Northern Ireland. There is a duty to tell that history in a complete, balanced and accurate way, and without judgement.

The National Trust continues as a guardian of the past, and for the future, to uphold its duty to maintain and enhance what has been entrusted to its care.

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