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Programming Assistant - Woodbridge

The National Trust
Woodbridge, Suffolk
9.90 per hour
Closing date
29 Mar 2023

Job Details

Programming Assistant - Woodbridge


We’re looking for a Programming Assistant to help deliver a busy and varied range of events and activities at Sutton Hoo. If you’re a hands-on, enthusiastic person who likes meeting people and helping make their day special, we’d love to hear from you.

What it's like to work here

You'll report to the Senior Visitor Experience Officer at Sutton Hoo.

This is a part-time fixed term contract, where you'll be working two days per week. We would discuss your availability upon successful completion of your application. Days may vary depending upon what events and activities you will be supporting with. You may be required to work occasional evenings, weekends and bank holidays. 

Every year over 130,000 people visit Sutton Hoo to see a place often referred to as one of the first pages of English history. This Anglo-Saxon site is home to a series of burial mounds including the famous Mound One ship burial. As well as the Royal Burial Ground and the 17 metre high viewing tower overlooking this, the estate also has numerous walks, the High Hall exhibition and Tranmer House (former home of Edith Pretty who instigated the archaeological discoveries in the 1930s.)

What you'll be doing

You’ll assist with delivery and development of a wide range of activities and events at Sutton Hoo.

There is always something happening whether it is special exhibitions, partnership events including the biggest outdoor theatre event in Suffolk, or our own events and regular family activities and trails.

You'll be working with the Visitor Experience and Volunteer team, to ensure they run smoothly and that our visitors have an enjoyable experience while they’re here. You will also work alongside the Visitor Experience and Marketing and Communications team, in assisting with the delivery of some aspects of our marketing plan, including supporting the team on social media. 

Who we're looking for

We'd love to hear from you, if you are:
  •  A team player, but also can work on your own initiative
  • Adaptable and have a flexible approach
  • Customer focused with an understanding of the importance of great service
  • Well organised and able to manage own time effectively
  • Able to communicate well, enabling strong relationships both internally and externally to be built and maintained

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

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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