Whilst I was looking up the website of a local country house, my eye lit upon Vacancies. After a small number of catering and seasonal posts listed for this year’s summer openings, there were a couple of more serious, meaty roles. I was particularly interested in the Event Leader and Volunteer Organiser. This ad was old – from last winter when the house’s trust was ready to start recruiting for the opening of the newly refurbished and ‘below stairs’ experience. This is the servants’ working area and a couple of footmens’ bedrooms and the original laundry. Well I now work with the young lass that got the advertised post and she is such a credit to the industry – so bright, enthusiastic, very kind to her gaggle of much older volunteers like me. The advertisement serves as a sterling example of how a good campgain will get the right person for the job.