Facilities Assistant - Westerham
- The National Trust
- Westerham, Greater London
- 9.60 per hour
- Closing date
- 8 Feb 2023
***INTERNAL APPLICANTS ONLY PLEASE***
*Internal Applicants only
Our colleagues work for the National Trust in many locations and sometimes don't have easy access to internal vacancy listings. Using the internet ensures we can reach as many of our colleagues as possible. We appreciate that this can be frustrating for external talent. Do note that some roles are released externally after an initial period of time.
Working within a bustling atmosphere as part of passionate team this role as a facilities assistant plays a core part in providing fantastic customer service.
The Hours: This role is an hourly paid, fixed term role. Wherever possible we aim to offer a consistent working pattern, but we’re looking for flexibility as it may be necessary for us to alter this pattern from time to time to suit the needs of the business. We’d give you as much notice of this as possible.
The Salary: £9.60 per hour
Duration: Fixed Term Contract until 28th April 2023
What it's like to work here
Walking down the path from the car park to your office in Chartwell’s mansion is a sight to behold. Filled with incredible history, the gardens at Chartwell and Emmetts Garden are an absolute joy throughout the year.
Chartwell was the much-loved Churchill family home and the place from which Sir Winston drew inspiration from 1924 until the end of his life and draws visitors from around the world. Emmetts Garden is an Edwardian plantsman’s paradise with a shrub collection from around the world, and it attracts families, dog walkers and horticultural experts alike.
Quebec House is a beautiful Georgian mansion that requires ongoing maintenance and work to protect the incredible collection, and you would support all of these sites.
You are supported by a strong and knowledgeable Facilities Coordinator to ensure you succeed in the role. We believe in collaboration and transparency, and work together on ours and our teams’ personal development to ensure we have pride in all that we do. We work closely together to achieve our ambitious targets, not only for conservation and protection of buildings, but also to reduce our carbon and improve our green practices.
More information about these locations can be found here Chartwell | National TrustEmmetts Garden | National Trust and Quebec House | National Trust
What you'll be doing
As the Facilities Assistant, you'll assist with the day to day cleanliness and presentation the National Trust’s buildings and outdoor spaces. You’ll turn your practical hand to all sorts of cleaning and minor maintenance ensuring all our facilities are kept in good working order. You'll also be asked to help with some manual work such as unloading deliveries.
Duties such as cleaning, sweeping and litter picking will form a core part of the role, both inside and outdoors. You’ll ensure the highest standards of customer service across the area by always implementing a ‘customer comes first’ attitude. General maintenance work and helping within other teams will also form part of your role.
Please also read the full role profile attached to this advert.
Who we're looking for
- 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 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
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.
- The National Trust
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