National Trust Learning & Events Box Hill

Admin Assistant

Volunteer Admin Assistants are great at keeping things organised and running smoothly. They’re also fab at making people feel welcome and helping ease workloads.


Box Hill Learning & Events require some help administrating an expanding programme of school visits, weekly and one-off events throughout the year. This opportunity would suit a well-organised and friendly individual with a bit of spare time and a penchant for the outdoors.


By getting involved, you could…


  • Use your organisational skills to keep things running smoothly
  • Feel the satisfaction of a tidy in-tray!
  • Join an enthusiastic and varied team and make new friends
  • Gain plenty of experience in a busy work environment
  • Be central to supporting varied projects and events at Box Hill
  • Enjoy the beauty of Box Hill from a different perspective


What’s involved?


  • Making people feel welcome, whether they come into the office or speak to you on the phone

  • Helping out with routine office work like data entry, keeping on top of financial and volunteer records and following up with educational bookings and enquiries

  • Finding out more about Box Hill and keeping in touch with the volunteer team, so everyone knows about events and educational courses that are happening


  • Handling sensitive or confidential information – we might ask you to do to some training around this


  • You are important in making sure things run as smoothly and safely as possible – this includes getting to know health and safety and evacuation procedures, and working within National Trust guidelines, incentives and ethos


  • There might occasionally be some other activities and events that are of interest to you, that we could use your help with throughout the year


This role will suit someone who…


  • Is organised, methodical and has a good attention for detail
  • Has good numeracy and IT skills (we use Microsoft Office) as well as a flair for words!
  • Is a good communicator – any experience with schools is a bonus
  • Is willing to learn new things and likes working in a team


Extra information


Your place


Box Hill Learning & Events

Time commitment


You will need to be available for circa 7 hours per week. We can be flexible with day allocations etc but are ideally looking for a regular weekly commitment whilst taking into account busy and quiet periods seasonally 




What you need to wear/ bring


Please dress smart-casual



You will be shadowing the Long Term Volunteer and Volunteer Manager to learn processes and procedures within a friendly work environment



Out-of-pocket travel costs between home and volunteering place will be paid, and other reasonable expenses agreed in advance



About the National Trust                                                   As Europe’s largest conservation charity, we help everyone across England, Wales and Northern Ireland enjoy all sorts of very special places for ever, for everyone.  Become part of our fascinating story – volunteer.

About Box Hill                                                        

Box Hill is an outstanding area of woodland and chalk downland and is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and a Special Area for Conservation (SAC). It has long been famous as a destination for day-trippers from London. Forming part of the North Downs, Box Hill has breath-taking views across the Weald to the South Downs and gets its name from the box trees that grow on its slopes. It is home to some fantastic wildlife and plants too, including the rare Adonis Blue butterfly and Bee orchid. There is also an education centre called the Learning Space, a Victorian Fort, a Trust shop and servery.