House Stewart, Castle Ward, Downpatrick

The National Trust is seeking to appoint a permanent House Steward located at Castle Ward, Downpatrick. The deadline for receipt of applications is 21 July. Salary: £18,731 per annum.

The National Trust has a unique opportunity for someone who is passionate about great conservation. As the House Steward, you'll play an important part of the house team. Variety is the order of the working day; you'll be involved in everything from general housekeeping and preparing the house for special events, to providing tours to our visitors.

This is a Key Representative role. This means that accommodation is provided to the postholder for the proper or better performance of his or her duties in accordance with Trust criteria and HMRC rules

You'll be responsible for the daily opening of the house, ensuring appropriate resources are in place to be able to provide a consistently excellent service for visitors. Working with a team of Conservation Assistants, you'll supervise the team responsible for implementing conservation routines, preventive conservation and annual deep cleaning programme within the house to ensure excellent standards of care, delivering strategies to improve conservation.

You'll collect and record information during housekeeping cleaning routines to inform our understanding of the house and the collection, and use preventive conservation techniques to improve how we conserve, interpret and present the property. You'll enjoy telling visitors about our fascinating history, sharing tales from the past as well as your personal experience of working here.

Click here for further information on this role, NT ref: IRC52904, and details of the application process.