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Holidays Cottage Cleaner - Minehead

The National Trust
Minehead, Somerset
10.50 per hour
Closing date
29 Mar 2023

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Holidays Cottage Cleaner - Minehead


We have several vacancies looking after our beautiful National Trust Holiday Cottages at various locations along the Exmoor Coast including Oare and Countisbury. The cottages are in remote areas, so we encourage you to check how you would get here before applying.

Hours: 5-10 hours a week. Average shift pattern 10am – 3.30pm Monday to Saturday’s.

The main changeover day will depend on which cottages you look after, however, short breaks and late bookings mean that changeover days can also fall on other days of the week, so flexibility is essential.

You'll have the opportunity to work additional hours if you wish to do so. Rotas are issued in advance, and we try to accommodate other commitments where possible.

We are open to applicants who would like to work as a pair, please ensure you both apply for the vacancy.

Salary: £10.50 per hour from April

Duration: Permanent

Internally you will be known as 'Holidays Operation Assistant'

What it's like to work here

To find out more about what it’s like to work within “Holidays” at the National Trust, click here to watch our video.

What you'll be doing

On change-over days, you’ll make sure that everything’s clean and prepared for our guests to arrive. This will include a thorough clean of the property, making beds, H&S compliance checks and leaving a welcome note and fresh milk for the guests. We’d also like you to keep an eye out and report any repairs or odd jobs that need doing along with replacing any broken items from the store supplies. 

Full Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is provided for all teams and additional extensive measures in place to protect staff. 

You’ll need to be able to organise your diary to accommodate all the bookings by email and phone. 

We'll give you plenty of support and training with some E-learning modules and you’ll be very much part of a wider team. 

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

Who we're looking for

• No experience is required, training will be provided

• We'd love to hear from you if you have a great attitude and lots of enthusiasm!

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 places 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.

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