|Senior House Steward
Permanent f/t (37.5 hrs pw)
Can you bring our special place to life in all sorts of exciting and imaginative ways? Are you passionate about great conservation? Can you deliver exceptional service every time, for everyone? If so, this is the perfect job for you.
What it's like to work here
Located in the idyllic riverside gardens, between ancient trees, bubbling brooks and rolling lawns Mottisfont is full of surprises. Full of art, and featuring a colorful garden year round, Mottisfont is a popular visitor attraction and the team are always on hand to provide a fantastic experience for all. The wider estate includes 1600 acres of woodland, tenanted farms and Curbridge Nature Reserve, as well as relaxing walks.
Mottisfont is home to a beautiful riverside garden offering a sensory treat with glorious old-fashioned roses which are also left to produce ornamental fruit in autumn and winter.
What you'll be doing
You will already have proven experience with managing an historic house and collection, as well as successfully leading staff and volunteers – this role will give you a fantastic opportunity to develop your skills further. Working alongside the House Manager you will work closely with the wider property team to make sure that we are not only looking after this special place to the highest standards, but we are also providing the best, creative visitor experience.
Our volunteers are particularly important to us and are key to delivering fantastic visitor experience as well as assisting with the conservation of our property. You will be the main link for our House volunteers and it’s important that you have experience and knowledge of how to work well with them.
You will make sure that our house and collections procedures and ways of working are in line with our Museum Accreditation status.
Who we're looking for
We'd love to hear from you if you have:
• Knowledge and operational experience of collections management and care in historic properties and some experience of collections management systems.
• Good working knowledge of preventative conservation and an awareness of Museum Accreditation standards.
• An impressive eye for even the smallest of details and are comfortable working from height
• Knowledge of Health and Safety & emergency procedures.
And you'll need to demonstrate the following experience on your CV/application:
• Some knowledge and experience of managing budgets and finance.
• Experience of managing staff & volunteers.
• Strong communication skills and the ability to engage with a variety of audiences.
• An understanding of how enhance our visitor experience through the presentation of information or interpretative material.
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, a loan towards rental deposits 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!
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Closing Date: 26 January 2020
Proposed Interview Date: 04 February 2020