Do you enjoy being outdoors and meeting new people? Help share the unique history of three Penrith landmarks…
English Heritage is looking for energetic, friendly volunteers who can lead guided walks between Brougham Castle, Mayburgh Henge and King Arthur’s Round Table, sharing with visitors the hidden story of this now peaceful landscape.
By leading guided walks you will play a key role in helping visitors make the most of their visit to Brougham Castle, and encourage them to explore the wider history of the area. Guided walks will follow a circular route, starting and ending at Brougham Castle where volunteers will be based.
As an English Heritage volunteer, you will be provided with:
- A full induction and training programme with on-going support.
- Reimbursement of reasonable local travel costs between home and volunteering location within agreed limits.
- A certificate to demonstrate work carried out for English Heritage is available on request to show future employers or further education providers.
- A volunteer pass allowing free entry to English Heritage properties is available on completion of 60 hours and four months of volunteering.
Skills and qualities
This role would suit someone with a passion for heritage and landscape, who enjoys being outdoors and walking. You will be approachable, confident when speaking to groups of visitors and enjoy working alongside a wider team.
Dates and availability
Walks will run on specific days throughout the season, these dates will be communicated in advance so you can arrange with the team your availability.
About Brougham Castle
Brougham Castle has been a feature of the landscape since its foundation in the early 13th century. It once formed part of a formidable barrier against Scottish invaders, and its great keep has largely survived amid many later buildings, including the unusual double gatehouse and impressive ‘Tower of League’.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 07442 972 270 for more information about how we can personally support you in this role.
NB. You can find out about the site’s accessibility over on English Heritage’s website. Please contact us with any questions or for further support.