Employment opportunities at Holkham

Job Vacancies

Holkham employs both seasonal and permanent employees, with a diverse range of skills and experience, from chefs and front of house, to gamekeepers and tractor drivers. Our busiest recruitment period is in February and March when we appoint the majority of our seasonal positions to start just before Easter and work until the end of October. We recruit additional front of house staff for July and August and typically these opportunities attract university or college students. Many of our seasonal employees return each year.

We offer great career opportunities at Holkham and most of our people decide to stay with us for a long time. When permanent roles arise we look for people that possess the necessary skills and experience and the right personal attributes to fit with the business. We often have permanent opportunities for school leavers, who are keen to pursue a career in catering, housekeeping or front of house. We work with local colleges to offer NVQs so that your progression is backed up with formal qualifications.

We are always interested in hearing from talented people who would like to join our businesses, particularly from a catering or customer service background. If you are motivated, passionate about delivering fantastic customer service, flexible, bright and with good attention to detail, then please contact Leigh Hitchcock, HR Manager at careers@holkham.co.uk

Beat Keeper - Holkham Game Department

Holkham Game Department is looking for a self-motivated and dedicated Beat Keeper to join the established team. The ideal candidate will have an excellent knowledge of vermin control and preferably some previous experience of wild game production. The post also requires experience and a working knowledge of deer management with both park and wild deer. You will be able to demonstrate a commitment to working to consistently high standards both within a team as well as being responsible for your own beat. It is essential that you have a driving licence as well as firearms and shotgun certificates.

Competitive salary (dependent on experience) and good accommodation provided.

To apply please email a copy of your CV with a covering letter to Head Keeper, Kevan McCaig at headkeeper@holkham.co.uk

Receptionist - The Victoria Inn

This is a great opportunity for an individual with front of house or reception experience. As often you will be the first point of contact for guests to The Victoria Inn, we are looking for a candidate with great customer service skills and with passion to work to the highest standard. The role will involve answering the telephone, managing the booking system, greeting guests, answering queries and supporting the Food and Beverage team.

Hours full time and part time.

Hourly rate:

Over 21 - £8.45 per hour
18 to 20 - £6.00 per hour (trainee rate)
Under 18 - £5.00 per hour

To apply for the above position, please email a copy of your CV and covering letter to Evie-May Ellis, Front of House Manager at e.ellis@holkham.co.uk

Warden - Holkham National Nature Reserve

We are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated and experienced individual to join the small team delivering exceptional work at Holkham National Nature Reserve. The role will involve practical habitat management, maintenance and presentation of the reserve and visitor management. Monitoring the many and varied species found on the reserve is an important part of the role so experience and knowledge in this area is essential. The post holder will also need to have experience of delivering education across a range of ages and of working with volunteers.

Salary: £18,000

To download a full job description (PDF) click here. To apply for the above position please email a copy of your CV and covering letter to our Conservation Manager Sarah Henderson s.henderson@holkham.co.uk

Closing date for applications Monday 6th March 2017.

Event Assistants

We are looking for customer focused individuals to support our weddings and corporate hospitality team in The Lady Elizabeth Wing. The role will involve flexible working hours including evenings and weekends to cover event set up and take down, bar duties and meet and greet.

Hourly rate: £9 per hour.

To apply for the above position, please email a copy of your CV to Nerida Britton n.britton@holkham.co.uk.

Seasonal Tractor Trailer and Buggy Drivers

Ideal for customer focused individuals who enjoy being outside and working with visitors including children. This role is to drive our vintage Massey Ferguson 135 tractor towing a passenger carrying trailer on educational tours around the estate as well as driving our buggies which carry our visitors to and from the Walled Garden in Holkham Park. A full, clean, driving licence with trailer towing capacity is essential. Training will be provided on vehicle operation and maintenance. The role will involve flexible working hours including weekends and bank holidays.

Hourly rate:
Over 21 - £8.45 per hour
18 to 20 - £6.00 per hour (trainee rate)
Under 18 - £5.00 per hour

To apply for the above position, please email a copy of your CV to our Visitor Operations Manager, Iain Wolfe i.wolfe@holkham.co.uk.

Seasonal Cook - Courtyard Café

Working to support our café’s Food and Beverage Manager, your role will include ordering and maintaining stock levels as well as ensuring our food is consistently excellent and meets our café food brief. You will assist the Food and Beverage Manager to develop the recipe bank. Full time including bank holiday and weekend working.

Hourly rate: £9 per hour.

To apply for the above position, please email a copy of your CV to our Food and Beverage Manager, Mandy Connor m.connor@holkham.co.uk.

Seasonal Catering Assistants

Ideal for hard-working people who love a fast-paced customer orientated business and a lively work environment. Tasks include drinks and food service, cleaning and customer interaction. You may be required to work in both our Beach Café at Wells-next-the-Sea and the Courtyard Café in Holkham park. The role will involve flexible working hours including weekends and bank holidays.

Hourly rate:
Over 21 - £8.45 per hour
18 to 20 - £6.00 per hour (trainee rate)
Under 18 - £5.00 per hour

To apply for the above position, please email a copy of your CV to our Courtyard Café Manager, James Tuck j.tuck@holkham.co.uk.

Pinewoods Holiday Park, Wells-next-the-Sea

We are currently recruiting for a range of positions in preparation for our 2017 season. We are looking for full-time seasonal Receptionists and Wardens. In addition we have opportunities to join our expanding school leaver Trainee Programme as a Trainee Warden.

Seasonal positions will be paid £8.45 per hour and our trainee roles start at £6.00 per hour. All roles involve day-time weekend working.

Further details about each role and how to apply on-line can be found on the Pinewoods jobs page.

Alternatively to apply in writing please send your CV and covering letter to Leigh Hitchcock, Pinewoods Holiday Park, Wells-next-the-Sea, NR23 1DR stating which position you are applying for.

Work Experience and Internships

We are pleased to offer up to four work experience placements for local school pupils each year to help them understand more about their potential career path as well as learning about the different aspects of Holkham Estate. To be eligible you must live locally and be able to demonstrate a real interest in one of the careers we offer. Work experience will be offered for a minimum of 1 week and up to a maximum of 3.

To apply the pupil must email careers@holkham.co.uk and include:
• The start date and duration of your proposed work experience placement
• Why you would like to be considered for a work experience placement
• Which business or department you would like work experience within

Regretfully, due to the volume of applications we receive, we may not be able to offer a placement to every pupil that applies. Applicants may be requested to attend an interview before the offer of a placement is made. Please note that the estate is unable to respond to requests received after the closing date each year or to applicants that do not meet the eligibility criteria.

For our 2017 work experience scheme, applications open on 1st November and close on 16th December 2016. Interviews will be held in January 2017.

Internships and placements
Opportunities for internships for either university or college students arise when we identify a requirement for a student to assist us in one of our businesses. All Internships will be advertised on the vacancies page of the website as and when they arise.

Volunteers – Holkham National Nature Reserve

Do you care for this coastline?

We are looking for volunteers to help with various tasks on the Holkham National Nature Reserve. We meet every Wednesday and on one or two weekend days per month. You don’t have to commit to every meeting, but if you have a little time to spare please contact the Conservation Manager telephone 01328 800730 or email s.henderson@holkham.co.uk.

If you would like to know more about the National Nature Reserve click here.

Volunteers – Holkham Enterprises

Would you like to join our small team of volunteers in the Landscape Department?

We are looking for volunteers to help with the walled garden project at Holkham Hall which is currently being restored to its former glory. You will get involved in a variety of jobs in the gardens including weeding, pruning, watering, planting and painting. You do not need to be highly skilled, just have enthusiasm for gardening and be keen to help. Our opening season is from April to October and we can arrange days to suit you.

We are also looking for willing and passionate volunteers to help with a variety of gardening jobs to maintain the intricate patterns of the formal parterres on the terraces of Holkham Hall, which were designed by leading landscape gardener W. A. Nesfield in the 19th century.

If you are interested our Landscape Department would be keen to hear from you.
Email: d.wood@holkham.co.uk