Miller Demonstrator - Nether Alderley Mill

Macclesfield, Cheshire
Volunteer Role
14 Mar 2018
14 Jun 2018
Hours per month
1 to 10 hours, 10 to 20 hours
Long Term

oncealed under the long sloping roof of this medieval building is a fully restored, working corn mill. Inside, as the waterwheels turn, huge millstones grind the flour. On the guided tours, centuries-old graffiti can be spotted and you can discover more about the life of a miller.
What's involved?     

This is an exciting time to be involved at Nether Alderley Mill, we're getting ready to open to the public for another busy season. 

•    Providing a warm, friendly welcome to all visitors as the public face of the National Trust.
•    Engage with visitors, answering questions regarding the waterwheels, Milling flour process, the role of power, Milling & flour production at Nether Alderley Mill.
•    Provide information on other aspects of the Property and be able to direct visitors to the various points of interest.
•    Be aware of the facilities available for disabled visitors and assist them when required.
•    Deliver a daily briefing informing all staff and Volunteers of any issues with the Machinery. 
•    Operate the waterwheels & Milling Stones for demonstration purposes, conforming at all times to Nether Alderely’s operating procedures and health and safety requirements.
•    Complete all paperwork and records associated with the role, e.g. the recording of water usage by the wheels & grain & flour usage.
•    Ensure a high standard of cleanliness is maintained in areas on public view, reporting any faults with the mechanisms to a member of the Premises and Engineering team & or Visitor experience team.
•    Assist with the security and protection of the mill interior and its contents by providing a watchful presence at all times.
•    Be responsible for the evacuation of visitors in an emergency and of implementing emergency procedures.
•    Work in compliance with the Trust’s Health and Safety Policies at all times.
•    Maintain good working relationships with property staff and other volunteers.
•    Attend training events as and when required.

By getting involved you could    
•    Learn new skills
•    Gain an understanding of the history of Nether Alderley Mill
•    Become part of a friendly and dedicated team
•    Meet a wide range of people from many places
•    Improve your communication skills

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