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Building Craftsperson (Mason)

Posted 10 May by National Trust Ended

Working for the National Trust means working for an organisation who are at the forefront of preserving the UK’s precious past, and delivering innovative solutions to make our environment sustainable for the future. We are a charity, and funding is key! We need to constantly generate finances to do what we do, so as well as being Europe’s leading heritage organisation, we are very customer service focused. We offer fantastic career opportunities in the most fabulous places to work in the UK, where unforgettable experiences are shared every day. Working for us means working with extremely passionate people, in amazing locations for a fundamentally essential cause. What better reason to get out of bed every morning?

Due to the nature of this role a full driving licence is required.

What it's like to work here

You will be based on the Lanhydrock estate working closely with other members of a small, friendly building team. You will also work on both the North and South coasts in some of the most beautiful areas Cornwall has to offer. In addition to the large Grade 1 listed buildings the National Trust also owns several farms, holiday cottages and residential houses that all require care and attention throughout the year. Your job role will be varied and interesting, often presenting unexpected challenges and giving you the opportunity to develop new skills.

What you'll be doing

Joining us as a Mason, you’ll provide a highly professional and practical building service to our historic mansions, houses and other buildings. You’ll use your practical, hands-on experience to ensure we can continue to conserve and maintain these beautiful places for future generations by providing the highest standards of skills. You’ll undertake conservation repairs, ensuring that the correct materials and methods are used. You'll be familiar and competent with traditional methods of mason repairs and will be confident making judgments on what repairs are needed.

Who we're looking for

To be successful in this role you'll need to able to have;

  • Experience in project management
  • Competency in the use of portable electric power tools
  • Good practical knowledge of own trade, and that of other trades
  • Good communication skills
  • Demonstrable consultation skills of listening, building trust and acting to deliver a high quality service
  • Excellent customer service skills
The package

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

Reference: 35104977

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