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Active Outdoors Assistant - Exeter

The National Trust
Exeter, Devon
22,698 pa
Closing date
29 May 2024

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Active Outdoors Assistant - Exeter


Do you like being outdoors? Would you like to work in a beautiful place for the summer?  If so, we would love to talk to you. Summer of Play is coming to Killerton and our parkland will become a festival of colour and laughter. We need an enthusiastic person to help the Visitor Experience team to ensure that every visitor has a special day out. You'll be maintaining our 6 activity areas and ensuring that standards are high, whilst engaging with our visitors. 

You'll be required to work weekends and a typical shift will be 9.30 - 5.30.

This is a short term contract to support with the Summer of Play offer. The proposed start date is the 10th July - 4th September 2024.

This role is required to work with vulnerable groups including children and any offer of employment or volunteering is subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS check.

What it's like to work here

Reporting to the Visitor Experience Officer, you'll join a team of 10.

Fashion-famous and full of colour, at 6,400 acres, Killerton is one of the National Trust’s largest special places and here we employ over 130 people. Located close to the vibrant city centre of Exeter, the 18th century house and parklands benefits from free parking and good transport links. Its size and scale, fabulous views and focus on fantastic visitor experience makes Killerton a truly wonderful place to work. And with many rare trees and glorious gardens, it’s the perfect place for gardeners and rangers to grow their career.

For more information about our property please visit

What you'll be doing

You will be situated outdoors in the historic parkland that is set in front of Killerton House. You'll be leaning and maintaining children's activity areas to ensure that everyone has a consistently great experience. Engaging with young people, you'll be answering visitor enquiries. Supporting the the Visitor Experience team with activities aimed at Young families you'll be helping with activities such as crafting and frisbee gold tournament.

Who we're looking for

We'd love to hear from you, if you're: 
  • customer focused with an understanding of the importance of great service? 
  • well organised and adaptable? 
  • a team player, but can also work on own initiative? 
  • willing to learn new skills have a positive attitude ? 
  • understanding of different access requirements and how to assist people

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

• EV car lease scheme 

• Perks at work discounts such as 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 Trust places

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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