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For catering work, nowhere else even comes close

For catering work, nowhere else even comes close

Like many people, I grew up visiting National Trust properties and I remember walking round castles as a little boy thinking, ‘Wow, how do people get to work here?’ Well, I finally got my opportunity when I joined the Trust as an Assistant Catering Manager back in 2009. I’ve worked in kitchens my whole life but I wanted to work somewhere that I’d be able to enjoy a good work-life balance and also have some free time to spend with my family and friends. And I love working with fresh produce and good quality food, so the National Trust was an ideal choice – and it’s completely exceeded my expectations.

Catering is a huge area of the National Trust; one which not only makes a vital financial contribution but also helps to make people’s days out that bit more special. Over the years, I’ve gone from Assistant Catering Manager to Catering[...] read more

Writing the next chapter

In my previous blog, I wrote about how far we’ve come as a Brand and Marketing team and, in turn, as an organisation. We’ve driven real change, delivered some brilliant work, including our 50 things to do before you’re 11 ¾ and “I oak leaf” campaigns, and achieved many[...] read more

Sharing the love of special places

The last few years have seen some very exciting changes here at the National Trust, and the Brand and Marketing team has been central to these. The big one, for me, is that we’re becoming a much more customer-facing organisation. We’ve worked extremely hard to put supporters at the heart[...] read more