Holiday Cottage Caretaker

The SmartList
£15,000 - £19,999
12 Apr 2018
18 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Holiday Cottage Caretaker
£7.83 per hour
Permanent p/t (5 hrs pw)
Ref: IRC63893

What makes a stay in a National Trust holiday cottage that extra bit special? There's the dramatic location and the glorious scenery. There's the getting-away-from-the-hustle-and-bustle feeling too. But for lots of our guests, it's the thoughtful home-from-home touches. Like the fire you've prepared for them, to the biscuits and milk you've left out in case they're peckish or craving a cup of tea.

What it's like to work here
You'll mainly be looking after the beautiful Combe Park Lodge - this elegant Edwardian cottage is close to river gorges and ancient woodlands.
This detached and pretty Edwardian lodge is a real gem nestled between the beautiful coastal resort of Lynmouth and the romance of Exmoor as epitomised by the author R D Blackmore in his novel 'Lorna Doone'. It has its own private garden, and is encompassed by a wild, rocky coastline and the woodland and moorland of Exmoor. Inside, large spacious rooms enclose elegant interiors and outside a leafy seclusion wraps around the cottage.
You'll also be sometimes asked to work at other cottages in the area too, including at Combe Martin.

What you'll be doing
It's the details like this that make you such a brilliant caretaker. On change-over days, you'll make sure that everything's clean and ready for our guests to arrive. This will include making sure beds are made, the laundry's fresh and that the property is stocked up with fresh milk and flowers. We'd also like you to keep an eye out for any repairs or odd jobs that need doing. You'll also be on hand to provide a warm welcome to our visitors and to respond to any questions or queries they may have during their stay.

Who we're looking for
Our team believe that people deserve more than just 'good service' but an amazing experience they'll never forget, and we're looking for like-minded people to join us.

To be part of our successful team, you will need to;
•Have good customer service skills
•Be enthusiastic and hardworking, taking real pride in your work
•Have the ability to communicate with customers in a professional manner
•Have the ability to complete necessary forms, e.g. expenses claim, additional hours form
•Have good cleaning skills with attention to detail, giving a high standard of cleanliness and presentation

The package
(Internally you'll be known as Holidays Operation Assistant)

Looking 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

Closing Date: 12 April 2018

For further details and an application form please click the apply now button.

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