Coffee Lovers Invited…..

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This was the Boscastle National Trust Cafe, in the set up before we opened nine years ago.

In January 2018 we are closing for a refit, a lick of paint and a new feel to how we do things. And we are already thinking about putting a team together for the reopening and the year ahead.

Do you enjoy working as part of a fast paced, passionate team? Do you enjoy helping people and want to provide great customer service? If so, we want YOU!

We have part time seasonal flexible positions and a part time permanent annualised position up for grabs. For further information and to apply, check out the National Trust Jobs website, look for job refs. IRC58195 (link) for the part time permanent job and IRC58178 (link) for the part time seasonal job.

We’re looking for a Visitor Experience Assistant in Boscastle

20170819_084852428Do you love working with people from all ages and backgrounds? Can you provide service with a smile to thousands of customers, every day? Come and work with a great team, in a beautiful location. We’re looking for a full time Visitor Experience Assistant in Boscastle, North Cornwall. With engaging stories to tell, there’s always something to share with our visitors, and it will be you job to make sure we’re doing that all year round. For information, and how to apply, visit HERE

Trevose

Many of you will have been following the fundraising campaign that was set up to help purchase Trevose Head, a very prominent coastal headland in north Cornwall. The purchase is now complete and in the late summer Trevose officially passed into our ownership and will now be protected for ever.

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The next steps for us is to focus on creating habitats for nature that are bigger, better and more joined up, and Trevose Head sits in an ideal position to fulfil this potential. We are also removing the multitude of signs that warn of car parking restrictions now that National Trust members have free parking which is included in the membership price, as well as the signs that warn you not to cross any fields! As these go we’ll be busily planning new signs giving information about the area. There are old farm buildings to consider, repair of existing paths, planning improved access and creating a warm welcome. We also need to think about how we will manage car parking, and also consider how we manage the ragwort! We are going to have a busy time ahead!

The impact of our fundraising and publicity has been amazing, helped along by fantastic media coverage in local and national press. The Trevose page on the National Trust website has had 10,000 views to date and our Crowdfunder video had a total of 24,000 views with 3178 people that looked at the Crowdfunder page. From the foundation of two substantial legacies from Mr Scholes and Mr and Mrs Harris, who left money in their wills, since July we have raised a staggering £265,000 including gift aid, exceeding our target of £250,000. Donations are still coming in, including a gift from local celebrity Rick Stein who has a strong personal connection to Trevose. We also had some awesome support from West Dorset Ranger, Rowan Thompson who made a sterling effort to swim around Brownsea Island raising £500 towards the campaign. Well done and thank you Rowan!

A big thank you to everyone that has got behind and supported the campaign so far and if you haven’t visited Trevose already you’re welcome to do so. You can then see first-hand how Trevose will get even better over time.

Trevose Head Campaign

Thanks to gifts left in Wills and generous donations, the National Trust has had an offer to buy and protect Trevose Head in North Cornwall accepted. The aim now is to raise £250,000 so that the Trust can look after this spectacular Cornish headland for ever, protecting it for people and wildlife. Will you help today? Please click here to donate on crowdfunder

Video credit: Design and Film Cornwall
Category – Film & Animation
License – Standard YouTube License

We’re Hiring!

We’re looking for a Cafe Assistant to help compliment the team we have in the National Trust Cafe in Boscastle.

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Previous experience preferred but training given
Immediate start. Up to full time hours until November with possible hours all winter for the right person – meaning that this is not a summer only job
Hours over seven days on a rota.
Please ask in the cafe for further details, or look at
https://careers.nationaltrust.org.uk for ref: IRC37385 to apply