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General Cleaner - Southwell, Nottinghamshire

The National Trust
Southwell, Nottinghamshire
£9.60 per hour
Closing date
8 Feb 2023

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General Cleaner - Southwell, Nottinghamshire


Working within a bustling atmosphere as part of a passionate team this role as a General Cleaner plays a core part in providing fantastic customer service.

We need to ensure the property is clean and ready for visitors arrival, so the start time is 8:30 AM, with the site opening to visitors at 10.30 AM.

The Hours: 15 hours per week, over 5 mornings,

Preferred work pattern is Sunday-Thursday, to include one weekend day per week and Bank Holidays

The Salary: 9.60 per hour

Duration: Fixed Term, 6 months

Free staff parking is available on site. The property is in walking distance of Southwell and is also accessible by bus.
What it's like to work here

We are a relatively small property, with a friendly atmosphere, run by a small, dedicated staff team and wider volunteer support. You'll be working within the House and Collections Team, reporting to the Collections and House Officer. You'll primarily be working by yourself, as part of the wider team.

The Workhouse and Infirmary is an unusual National Trust property focussing on the social history of the poor, giving a voice to their stories and experiences. It is a complex place that challenges us to reconsider how we care for all in our communities today. With many connections to important contemporary questions surrounding welfare and inequality, it is an exciting time to be joining the team.  
What you'll be doing

As a General Cleaner, you'll go out of your way for others and you’ll help to make our property an extra special place to visit. You’ll turn your practical hand to all sorts of cleaning, ensuring all our facilities are kept in good working order. You’ll ensure the highest standards of customer service across the property by always implementing a ‘customer comes first’ attitude.

Your regular tasks will include cleaning toilets and the office and staff areas. We'd also like you to keep an eye out and report any repairs or odd jobs that need doing along with restocking cleaning supplies.

If you would like more information please contact

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

  • Substantial pension scheme of up to 10% basic salary 
  • Free entry to National Trust properties for you, a guest and your children (under 18)
  • Tax free childcare scheme 
  • Rental deposit loan scheme
  • Season ticket loan 
  • Perks at work discounts i.e. gym memberships, shopping discount codes, cinema discounts
  • Holiday allowance up to 32 days relating to length of service, plus holiday purchase scheme, subject to meeting minimum criteria. 
  • Flexible working whenever possible
  • Employee assistance programme 
  • Free parking at most locations
  • Independent financial advice

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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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