Volunteer in Historical Kitchen (Former Employee) – Charlecote, Warwickshire – 18 May 2017
majority of people were volunteers so there was a good working community as everyone had chosen to be there. The work was fun and stimulating as we got to work on our own terms, cooking what we wanted to cook. we also got great interaction with guest and enjoyed watching the kids get involved with the history of a working house.
Holiday Cottage Caretaker (Former Employee) – South Cornwall – 14 May 2017
Working for the NT was very convenient, as you worked on your own initiative, Management extremely efficient and helpful. i found great job satisfaction knowing that the guests were happy and enjoyed their stay, always lovely to have notes left thanking you for a beautiful cottage and all your help.
Working on own inititative
Paying out for your expenses, and claiming back monthly
Good hearted organisation. Well balanced in offering wonderful places to everyone but ensuring they are kept and maintained for the future. Always looking to further develop and inrease offers for everyone.
Zero hour contract position which revolved around serving customers in the tea room. Time pressure would increase around lunch time when hot food was served. Great job at the time, working alongside like-minded students.
Always lovely to work in such an amazing natural environment Organisation uses its charity status to underpay staff whilst openly garnering huge money reserves Strategically stuck between its new brand as a tourism attraction and its core purpose of conservation Lack of funding diverted to its core purposes raises concerns that it is not fit for purpose.
Very low salary, inflexible organisation, highly political environment
Going the extra mile is easy when you love the place you are working to preserve.
I worked with volunteers, staff and neighbouring organisations to support the management and promotion of a cherished place at local level.
The culture at regional and central offices was progressive and encouraged innovative thinking and personal development.
The culture and expectations of departments within the local team were firmly established - This was useful in maintaining a core volunteer and staff team, although new ways of working were very slow to translate into local delivery.
Every single person I worked with was passionate about the place they worked at and gave 100% to their job.
The role I had in my last place of work was full of lovely people but managed poorly which led to unhappiness in many people. For a developmental role i would not recommend but a happy enough place for a step down role for someone who wants less responsibility.
Volunteer (Current Employee) – Lyme Park – 11 March 2017
Both management and the volunteers at National Trust made it a fabulous place to work, all trusting and understanding, we all worked as a team assisting each other. Through this placement I was able to realise that communicating with others to inform is a highly rewarding whilst also learning the skills of who wishes to be approached.
Volunteer (Former Employee) – Huddersfield – 6 March 2017
I volunteered for this trust for five years, I thoroughly enjoyed it and would recommend it to anyone, As a volunteer you always felt supported and kept in the loop as to what was going on in the trust, never made to feel any less than a staff member