Employment opportunities at Holkham

Job Vacancies

Work Somewhere Special This Year

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

Housekeeper – The Victoria Inn

This is a great opportunity to join our Housekeeping team at the Victoria Inn.

Ideally positioned on the beautiful North Norfolk coast, The Victoria sits at the doorstep of Holkham Hall, the focal point of the privately owned Holkham Estate of which the Victoria is a part. We are very proud to have been awarded Gold Award status by Green tourism UK and to appear in this year’s Good Food Guide.

We are often in a unique position at the Victoria to be able to shape our guests first impressions of Holkham Estate, therefore the presentation and maintenance of both our public areas and our bedrooms are of paramount importance. This role will involve working closely alongside your team to ensure that the Victoria’s bedrooms and public areas are consistently presented to the highest standard. The ideal candidate will have a positive attitude, be flexible with a strong team ethos and an eye for detail. Full training will be provided.

This role could be offered on a full-time or part time basis. In the full-time position it is likely you will work five days out of seven with shifts ranging between the hours of 7am and 6pm. Both full or part time roles will involve weekend working. Hours will be allocated fortnightly in advance.

Hourly rate:
Over 21 - £8.45 per hour
18 to 20 - £7.45 per hour

To apply for the above position, please email a copy of your CV and covering letter to Edward Cast, Deputy General Manager e.cast@holkham.co.uk.

Estate Gardener

We are looking for an experienced and flexible gardener to join our estate gardening team. The team has responsibility for providing gardening and horticultural services across the estate, including the 18th century walled garden and a 19th century, formal parterre. You should have a relevant qualification in horticulture and a real passion for gardening and plants. You must be happy to work alongside a large volunteer team and have practical, hands-on garden experience, preferably within a country estate environment. PA1/6 Pesticde and chainsaw certification are a bonus but not essential. Most importantly you will be keen, willing to learn and be committed to working to the highest standards.

Salary circa £17,000 per annum (39 hours per week) dependent on experience.
Closing date for applications: 30th June 2017.

To apply please send your CV and covering letter to Landscape Manager, Dene Wood email: d.wood@holkham.co.uk

Cook

Holkham Enterprises manages two cafés: the Beach Café at Wells and the Courtyard Café at Holkham Hall.
Are you as passionate about food as we are? Do you strive to deliver excellence, every time? If so, we would love to hear from you. Working across our two cafés, you will report to our Food and Beverage Manager and play a key role in developing our food offer and in the smooth day to day running of the cafés. You will be responsible for the preparation, cooking and presentation of food to the very highest standards and your role will include ordering and maintaining appropriate stock levels.

Salary: Circa £21,000, depending on experience. This is a full time, permanent position based on a 40 hour week, including bank holiday and weekend working. A job description is available on request.

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.

Day Care Manager - Heritage House, Wells-next-the-Sea

This vacancy is being posted on behalf of the trustees of Heritage House Caring Group.
Heritage House in Mill Road, Wells-next-the-Sea, is a day care centre for the elderly and frail. The trustees are looking to appoint a Day Care Manager. The successful applicant will have strong administrative skills, excellent inter-personal skills, an understanding of the charity sector, the ability to keep up to date with and implement legislation affecting the day care profession and should preferably have experience of working with older people and volunteers.

Above all, the trustees wish to appoint the right person to maintain and develop the excellent standard of care for which Heritage House, rightfully, has a high reputation. The trustees welcome applications from persons who may not have all the skills as outlined above, but who show commitment to the charity and its aims.
The start date for this position is Monday 31st July. The first week of employment will be a handover week working with the current Day Care Manager.

Closing date for applications is Friday 23rd June 2017. To apply for this position and for an application form, please contact Heritage House email: heritagedaycare@btconnect.com
telephone: 01328 711333 or contact the centre by post: Heritage House Caring Group (Wells-next-the-Sea) Limited, Mill Road, Wells-next-the-Sea NR23 1RF
www.heritagehousewells.org.uk

School Leaver Programme - Trainee Receptionist, Pinewoods Holiday Park, Wells-next-the-Sea

This is a great opportunity for a school leaver interested in a career in administration or the leisure industry. You must have a positive attitude and an ability to follow processes and learn new tasks. You will receive full training and be supported by the Pinewoods Holiday Sales Manager. This is a permanent position working 37.5 hours per week and you will be required to work Saturday and Sunday during the season. The position starts in September 2017.

Hourly rate: £6.00 per hour dependent on age. This rate will be reviewed yearly to reflect your development.

To apply for this role please email a copy of your CV and a covering letter to Kayleigh Platten at k.platten@pinewoods.co.uk

Ground Maintenance Warden - Pinewoods Holiday Park, Wells-next-the-Sea

This is a permanent position at Pinewoods Holiday Park in Wells-next-the-Sea. the park is looking for an experienced gardener to join their site team who are responsible for ensuring that standards of presentation at Pinewoods Holiday Park remain consistently high. You should have good attention to detail and a commitment to working diligently to get your tasks completed. Driving Licence is essential.

Hourly rate: £8.45 per hour.

To apply please email a copy of your CV and a covering letter to Becky King, Assistant Manager at b.king@pinewoods.co.uk

Seasonal Warden - Pinewoods Holiday Park, Wells-next-the-Sea

Pinewoods Holiday park in Wells-next-the-Sea is looking for practical and motivated people to join their site team who are responsible for ensuring that the standards of presentation at Pinewoods Holiday Park remain consistently high. You should have good attention to detail and a commitment to working diligently to get your tasks completed. Driving Licence essential. These seasonal positions work 37.5 hours per week and you will be required to work Saturday and Sunday.

Hourly rate: £8.45 per hour.

To apply please email a copy of your CV and a covering letter to Becky King, Assistant Manager at b.king@pinewoods.co.uk

Seasonal Receptionists - Pinewoods Holiday Park, Wells-next-the-Sea

Our business, Pinewoods Holiday Park in Wells-next-the-Sea, is looking for Seasonal Receptionists to join their team. This is a great opportunity for individuals with administration or reception experience. You should have a positive attitude, be flexible and confident with good attention to detail. As you will be the first point of contact for customers at Pinewoods, they are looking for high calibre candidates with great customer service skills and a passion to work to the highest standard. The role is very varied, from managing the hire fleet and touring caravan bookings, recording and preparing KPIs and ensuring that park standards are maintained. This is a chance to join a great team working within a fantastic environment. You will work 37.5 hours per week and will be required to work Saturday and Sunday.

Hourly rate: £8.45 per hour.

To apply for these roles in Pinewoods Holiday Sales Team please email a copy of your CV and a covering letter to Kayleigh Platten at k.platten@pinewoods.co.uk

Seasonal Retail Supervisor - Pinewoods Holiday Park, Wells-next-the-Sea

Seasonal Retail Supervisor

Pinewoods Holiday park in Wells-next-the-Sea has a vacancy available for a retail supervisor. This position requires an enthusiastic individual to work closely with the Assistant Manager to manage the day to day running of the shop. The shop is an essential part of the service offered to guests at Pinewoods and it is important to recruit the right person who enjoys working with the general public and who is committed to raising standards.
This position will include weekend work.

Hourly rate: £9.00 per hour.

To apply in writing please send your CV and covering letter to Becky King, Assistant Manager, Pinewoods Holiday Park, Wells-next-the-Sea, NR23 1DR or email Becky King at b.king@pinewoods.co.uk

Chef de Partie – The Victoria Inn

This is a great opportunity to join our fantastic kitchen team at the Victoria Inn.

Ideally positioned on the beautiful north Norfolk coast, The Victoria sits at the doorstep of Holkham Hall, the focal point of the privately owned Holkham Estate of which the Victoria is a part. We are very proud to have been awarded Gold Award status by Green tourism UK in recognition of our environmental policies and to have appeared in this year’s good food guide.

The main themes of our restaurant are fresh, local and seasonal. The quality of our ingredients is paramount, whether it be fish or samphire from the north Norfolk coast, beef from our farms on the Holkham Estate or venison from our herd of Fallow Deer. The successful candidate will work under the supervision of our senior kitchen team to deliver the food offering at the Victoria, reflecting the vision and objectives of the Holkham Estate.

The successful candidate will be enthusiastic, self-motivated and be able to consistently work to the highest standards. NVQ certification is preferable but previous experience will also be considered. The role will include, cooking and presentation, food preparation, controlling stock on a section and will require both working as part of a team and the confidence to work alone. Full training will be provided in each kitchen section. There is plenty of scope to develop and make a positive impact within the business.

The role would suit a current CDP looking to join a great team and make an impact in an expanding business or a Commis Chef looking to take the next step. This is a full time position and will likely consist of working 45 hours per week over 5 days, with shifts ranging between 7am and 10pm. The role will include evenings and weekend working.

To apply for the above position, please email a copy of your CV and covering letter to Edward Cast, Deputy General Manager e.cast@holkham.co.uk

Bar and Restaurant Team – The Victoria Inn at Holkham

This is a great opportunity to join our fantastic bar and restaurant team at The Victoria Inn. Ideally positioned on the beautiful North Norfolk coast, The Victoria sits at the doorstep of Holkham Hall, the focal point of the privately-owned Holkham Estate of which The Victoria is a part. We are very proud to have been awarded Gold Award status by Green tourism UK in recognition of our environmental polices and to have appeared in this year’s Good Food Guide.

This role will involve delivering excellent customer service in both our bar and restaurant, working alongside the kitchen and reception teams to consistently surpass our guest’s expectations. You should have a positive attitude, be flexible and confident with an eye for detail. Often you will be the first point of contact for our guests, helping to shape their first impressions of the Holkham Estate, therefore we are looking for high calibre candidates with a strong team ethos and a passion to work to the highest standard.

Previous experience of working in the hospitality sector would be preferred however full training can be provided to the right candidates. There is plenty of scope to develop and make a positive impact within the business.

This role could be offered on a full time, part-time or seasonal basis. In the full-time position it is likely you will work 5 days out of 7 with shifts ranging between the hours of 7.30am and 11pm. Both full and part–time roles will involve weekend working. Hours will be allocated fortnightly in advance.

Hourly rate:
Over 21 - £8.45 per hour
18 to 20 - £7.45 per hour

Benefits:
Staff discount cards (full and part-time positions)
Holkham car parking permit (full and part-time positions)
Monthly share of the tips
Staff accommodation is available

To apply for the above position, please email a copy of your CV and covering letter to Edward Cast, Deputy General Manager e.cast@holkham.co.uk

Seasonal Car Park Attendants

We are looking for customer focused, friendly individuals to work across our car parks this summer providing an excellent point of contact for our visitors. The role involves helping to ensure that our car parks are kept in a good state of repair, tidy and clear of rubbish at all times and that the pay and display machines are in good working order. The role will involve flexible working hours including weekends and bank holidays.

Hourly rate:
Over 21 years - £8.45 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.

Junior Sous Chef - The Victoria Inn

This is a great opportunity to join our team at The Victoria. The inn is ideally positioned on the beautiful North Norfolk coast and sits at the doorstep of Holkham Hall, the focal point of the privately owned Holkham Estate. The main themes of our restaurant are fresh, local and seasonal. The quality of our ingredients is paramount, whether it be shellfish, fish or samphire from the north Norfolk coast, beef from the farm, venison from the estate’s herd of Fallow Deer or fresh herbs from the walled garden. The successful candidate will support our Head Chef and Sous Chefs in delivering the food offering at the Victoria, reflecting the vision and objectives of the Holkham Estate.

At The Victoria it is our goal to meet every customer’s expectations. You will support the Head Chef and Sous Chefs in ensuring that the kitchen team work to the highest standards and in conjunction with the front of house staff to deliver the best possible service to customers at all times. The ideal candidate will be enthusiastic, self-motivated and able to consistently work to the highest standards. There is plenty of scope to develop and make a positive impact within the business. We are looking for a person with a passion for food, with experience working with fresh, seasonal, locally sourced produce and a minimum of 3 years kitchen experience at CDP or Junior Sous level. You should have experience of stock rotation in a busy kitchen environment and Food Hygiene Level 2 certification and ideally hold NVQ level 2 certification in Professional Cookery, however previous experience will be taken into account. The role would suit a current Junior Sous looking to join a great team and make an impact in an expanding business, or a CDP looking to progress their career and take the next step.

This position is full time and will consist of working 45 hours per week over 5 days. The role will include evenings and weekend working. Staff accommodation is available.

Salary: £25,000

To apply for the above position, please email a copy of your CV and covering letter to Edward Cast, Deputy General Manager e.cast@holkham.co.uk

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 Catering Assistants

Do you enjoy working as part of a fast-paced, enthusiastic team? Are you a customer focused individual wanting to provide exceptional service? Holkham’s café businesses; the Beach Café in Wells-next-the-Sea and the Courtyard Café in Holkham Park, are seeking seasonal catering assistants to join their existing teams. Hours will include weekend and bank holiday working.

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.

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