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Trainee Conservation Assistant

Company: National Trust    Location: Bristol
If youd like a career in Conservation, we can offer you some of the most interesting places to work. Our visitors tell us that they love coming to our beautiful places and spaces where they can appreciate the wonderful work we do, so come and join our conservation team and be a part of something amazing.

In this role you´ll be working Sunday, Monday and Tuesday.

A training programme on house and collections care will be provided as part of this role. This will normally take 12 months in order to experience changing conditions over four seasons and, on satisfactory completion, you will transition to a full conservation assistant role.
What it´s like to work here: The 70-strong team at this spectacular Victorian gothic house have ambitious plans for growth over the next few years. Tyntesfields excellent location just outside of Bristol means there is great scope to develop the visitor experience to this vast estate, and the team are encouraged to be forward thinking and creative in their approach. There is a strong sustainability focus at the property with working kitchen gardens that produce delicious produce for the caf and restaurant.

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What you´ll be doing: As a Trainee Conservation Assistant, youll assist a great housekeeping team in an incredible place. You´ll undertake day-to-day care and cleaning of the historic building and its collections, caring for their preservation and presentation to visitors.

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

Who we´re looking forWe´d love to hear from you if you have:
A keen interest in history, historic properties and their collections

Have a strong interest in preventive conservation

A basic understanding of the approach required when working with fragile historic collections

Good manual dexterity and eye-to-hand skills and you are happy to work from ladders and tower scaffold

Are a good team player with good interpersonal and communication skills

Are willing to undertake continuing professional development and personal skills development and have an enthusiasm to learn
The packageLooking after you

Health cash plan from as little as £2.81 per month for you and your dependents

Pension contribution match up to 10%

EAP and proactive Health and Wellbeing

Discounted gym membership

Looking after your career

Grow your career through professional training courses across the Trust

Develop your skills with an internal secondment

Pay review linked to values and behaviours, commitment to progression

Income protection due to illness

Unique to Us

Work in some of the most beautiful, iconic and unique locations in the UK

Free entry to NT properties for you, a guest and your children (under 18)

20% off in our retail and catering outlets

Discount up to 35% off a National Trust holiday cottage booking

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