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Car Park Assistant - Windermere

The National Trust
Windermere, Cumbria
9.60 per hour
Closing date
9 Jun 2022
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Car Park Assistant - Windermere


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 our temporary car park based in Windermere. You will be 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.

We are looking for 3 people to fill these roles each working around 180 hours over an 18 week period between 01/06/2022 – 30/09/2022. All hours considered – if you want more information or to discuss alternative hours please email to discuss.

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

What it's like to work here

Reaching southwards from the central mountain core of the Lake District down to the sea, the Windermere valley is a vast and varied landscape, featuring, as its glorious centrepiece, England’s longest and largest natural lake.

All around the lake is a rich and diverse landscape, from the more rugged volcanic northern basin to the softer shales and gentle fells of the south. The east shore is more accessible and therefore more populated than the more densely wooded west side.

In 1847, the arrival of the railway enabled a new level of tourism to Windermere. Along with its general accessibility by coach, the valley became an incredibly popular attraction and to this day, whilst still having a thriving community of farming and industry, Windermere remains one of the Lake District’s most popular valleys for visitors.

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

What you'll be doing

Based in 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.


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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