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Church Assistant

Church Assistant
National Trust - Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal
Description of the role:

Church Assistants open up the world of St Mary’s Church, a masterpiece of Victorian Gothic, and connect visitors with its beauty and significance. They answer visitor queries and offer exceptional service to help them get the most from their visit, giving a warm welcome every time.

Skills and qualities needed for the role:

This role will suit people who have an enthusiastic and friendly manner, enjoy meeting people, are keen to learn and are passionate about historic buildings, conservation and the aims of the Trust.

Practical information:

Members of the Church Assistants team commit, in pairs, to a seasonal rota (Easter to September) comprising an afternoon sessions of 3 hours duration. Anticipated commitment is typically one duty per fortnight, or more if you can. All Church Assistants are expected to attend the following training: Two day Estate Induction; Service Promise training; Radio training; Role specific training including a half day Church familiarisation session. Out-of-pocket travel costs between home and volunteering place will be paid up to a maximum of 40 miles, and other reasonable expenses agreed in advance


Additional Information
DBS check needed: No
Driving licence needed: No
Car owner: No
Open to: Age 16+, Age 17+
Is this role wheelchair accessible?: Yes
The Estate Office
Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal
North Yorkshire
Last updated: 14.07.2021
Organisation Information

Fountains Abbey is owned by the National Trust. One of the most fascinating and historic sites in the whole of Europe. Cistercian Abbey, 18th century Water Garden, Elizabethan Hall and Deer Park. A World Heritage site. The range of voluntary work available is almost limitless and much of it takes place all year round.

Charity number: 205846