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Llanthony Secunda Priory in Gloucester is the remains of a once large and important Augustinian Priory which was founded outside the city walls in 1136. It is a scheduled monument with listed ...

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Grounds Maintenance Volunteer

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Priory Junction, Gloucester GL2 5FA, UK
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Llanthony Secunda Priory Trust
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Summary

As a Grounds Maintenance Volunteer you will be part of a team of volunteers assisting to maintain Llanthony’s five acres of grounds which are enjoyed daily.

Detailed description

Grounds Maintenance Volunteer

About the role

• Use initiative to ascertain site requirements

• Weeding

• Grass cutting

• Heavy lifting

• Litter picking

• Work as part of a team

• Work always in accordance with the aims of LSP, and appropriate policies, particularly those for equality, diversity, safeguarding and health and safety.


Hours:

Llanthony Secunda Priory Trust is looking for Grounds Maintenance volunteers to maintain Llanthony’s five acres of grounds which are enjoyed daily by our visitors and provide the beautiful setting for our historic buildings and structures. Our existing team of volunteers meet on the first Saturday of each month for a two-hour maintenance session. Tools and refreshments are provided. We also have regular volunteers who work during the week. Whilst we have a planned grounds maintenance calendar there is no requirement to volunteer for every scheduled date and hours can be flexible.


Desirable qualities:

This is a physical role; you don’t need any gardening experience; instructions and basic tools and equipment are supplied. All we ask for is a willingness to get stuck in, and to dress to the conditions.

Qualities we are looking for include:

• An interest in historic buildings and arts and culture

• A willingness to get stuck in

• Reliable, punctual, and diligent

• Happy to work outside

• Able to work as part of a team

• Flexible, can-do attitude


What we offer you:

As a small team, we value and appreciate the support our volunteers give us. Grounds Maintenance Volunteers play a vital part in the success of our historic building and beautiful waterside grounds and help to ensure that our visitors have a great experience and want to come back and visit us again.


You will have the opportunity to:

• Be part of a friendly working environment

• Get to work in a beautiful grade I and II listed site

• Be part of maintaining an important heritage site in Gloucester

• Be part of a friendly working environment

• Free parking on event days (subject to availability)


What we expect from volunteers:

As a charity Llanthony Secunda Priory expects the relationship with volunteers to be mutually beneficial, with both staff and volunteers benefitting from working together.


We expect volunteers:

• To treat staff, visitors and fellow volunteers with respect and consideration.

• To promote Llanthony Secunda Priory in a positive way to the public and our visitors

• To act professionally when representing Llanthony Secunda Priory in public (on site at Llanthony Secunda Priory as well as when representing Llanthony Secunda Priory elsewhere)

• To communicate issues and/or concerns with staff

• To adhere to the LSP Trust’s decisions, policies, and procedures

• To always conduct your role safely, for your own safety as well as others


Training

Our volunteer training covers topics relevant to volunteering at Llanthony Secunda Priory Trust, including induction, event orientation, knowledge, skills, and interaction with others.

An outline of induction and the training available for volunteers and how they are delivered can be found in the Volunteer Handbook under Information on Volunteering at Llanthony Secunda Priory Trust. Llanthony Secunda Priory Trust hopes to expect that all volunteers will operate within the expected practice detailed above and in the Volunteer Handbook. Support will be given from the Volunteer Manager.


How to apply

If you would like to become a Grounds Maintenance Volunteer, please click 'Join' and answer a short question. We will then get in touch to discuss the next steps with you.

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About Llanthony Secunda Priory Trust

Llanthony Secunda Priory in Gloucester is the remains of a once large and important Augustinian Priory which was founded outside the city walls in 1136. It is a scheduled monument with listed buildings that has played an important part in Gloucester’s history for over 900 years.