The National Trust is a busy organisation that has a lot going on at all times - you can guarantee that no day is the same so you’ll have to love variety.
As well as supporting day to day operations, you’ll have the chance to support a variety of projects. You’ll learn to champion best practice when it comes to business support, and will always be looking at how you can offer help where needed.
What it's like to work here
One of the National Trust’s most visited places, Nymans was once a creative retreat for the artistic Messel family. The garden holds nationally significant plant collections and at its centre is the Messel family home a partial ruin.
Warm and welcoming, the remaining rooms offer a charming insight to the lives of the people that once lived there. The adjoining woodland, with lake and bird hides, is a place of peace and tranquillity, with plenty of opportunities to spot wildlife and flowers.
The small gallery shows changing exhibitions throughout the year and a programme of activities reflects the exhibition themes.
As well as its famous garden and house, Nymans has a successful bookshop, plant centre, cafe and shop. Nyman's garden is a lover's delight, jam-
packed with borders offering endless inspiration for your garden at home.
This is a wonderful opportunity to work within an artistic environment where no two days are the same.
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What you'll be doing
You will be working as part of Nymans' busy Support Services Team helping to look after all parts of the estate, from our office spaces and administrative systems, our historic buildings, as well as our let estate and holiday cottage.
This role will involve providing high levels of customer service to both internal and external customers, through face to face communications and over the phone.
Known for your attention to detail and can do attitude, you’ll help provide a comprehensive administration service to your team.
You’ll be comfortable using a variety of IT packages to help create reports, keep accurate records, and write timely and accurate internal / external communications.
Please note this role includes being part of the weekend working rota and will require you to work some bank holidays. More information can be provided at interview stage.
Please also read the full role profile and supplementary information attached to this advert.
Who we're looking for
Our team love to be busy, and so will you, so to thrive in this environment,
You’ll have the following skills and experience :
Click here to find out more about the benefits we offer to support you.
Benefits include flexible working whenever possible plus free parking at most locations. You’ll be entitled to discounts in high street stores and cinemas, National Trust shops and NT cafes, and have free entry to NT properties for you, a guest and your children (under 18).
Your health and wellbeing is important to us and is supported through generous annual leave and the option to buy additional days (minimum contract length applies), a cycle to work scheme, subsidised health cash plan and confidential access to a free support service 24 hours a day should you need it.
Your future financial health is helped by an employer matched - up to 10% of basic salary - contributory pension scheme and you can further your career with training and development tailored to you.
All of this and the opportunity to give something back to your community with up to 5 days of paid volunteering per year !