A SERIES of jobs are being advertised at one of Newport's historic landmarks ahead of its takeover by the National Trust.

The conservation charity will take over the running of Tredegar House on March 19 with the management of the iconic building, its gardens and parkland transferred as part of a 50 year lease.

The charity aims to boost visitor numbers up to 100,000 a year and hopes to carry out repairs and improvements believed to be in the region of £4.5 million.

The National Trust has now advertised for a permanent cook for the house who will prepare British food, using locally sourced ingredients, for the tearoom and for functions.

Other catering assistants are also needed for the Brewhouse Tearoom to help prepare the food and serve customers.

Tredegar House also has a seasonal post for a cake baker who will produce freshly baked cakes.

The charity has asked for shop assistants, cleaners who would work for a few hours every morning and casual waiting staff who are needed to help at the weddings and other functions at the site.

The National Trust recently lodged plans with Newport City Council to open a new visitor centre at the site.

If passed, this would see the refurbishment some of the craft workshops next to the car park into a temporary centre.