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.

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Please refer to our candidate information notice to learn how we will manage your personal data - click here (PDF). By applying for a role with us you are providing consent to us processing your personal information for the purposes of the recruitment exercise. You have the right to withdraw your consent for processing for that purpose at any time. To withdraw your consent, please contact either the recruiting manager or the HR Manager.

Volunteers – Holkham Education Team

We are looking for volunteers to help with a wide range of educational, family events held throughout our main visitor season. Events may include Easter, Halloween and Christmas celebrations, Pond dipping and school holidays/ half term activities. Volunteering can be for as little as a couple of hours per event. Full training and support will be given throughout each event.

What can we offer you? A chance to meet new people and learn new skills. Invitation to a variety of staff held events throughout the year, a lunch meal voucher per volunteering day and a combined Holkham carpark pass and staff card (which entitles you to a variety of discounts) after the completion of a set number of volunteering hours. No experience is required (although this would be an advantage), just a passion for sharing with others, enthusiasm and energy.

If you are interested, our Education team would be keen to hear from you. Please register your interest with Emily Parker at educationcoordinatior@holkham.co.uk

Housekeeper

An opportunity has arisen for an experienced Housekeeper for a private residence that is part of the Holkham Estate on the North Norfolk coast. This is a varied role that involves cleaning, providing support in the kitchen with food preparation and cooking, washing and ironing, running errands and dog walking.

You will be hardworking, flexible and be prepared to take the initiative. Alongside this, you must have relevant housekeeping/cleaning experience, a driving licence and be able to provide references as part of your application. This is a fabulous and varied job for the right person, who loves the countryside and dogs.

Hourly rate: £10 per hour. The hours of work are 8.30–13.30, 3 or 4 days per week with flexibility to work some evenings and weekends.

To apply please email a copy of your CV and a covering letter to a.triplow@holkham.co.uk

Joiner / Carpenter

Holkham Estate are looking for a full time experienced bench Joiner/Carpenter to work as part of our property maintenance team.

The ideal candidate should be able to work to a high standard, with the knowledge and experience to be able to carry out a variety of tasks throughout the joinery process. They will also be required to assist with on-site carpentry maintenance repairs.

The role is 40 hours per week, Monday – Friday
Salary range £20,000 – £22,500 per annum dependant on experience

To apply to the above position, please email a copy of your CV to Jane Berwick (Office Manager) email: j.berwick@holkham.co.uk
Closing date for applications is Friday 24th August 2018. Full job profile available on request.

Seasonal Car Park Attendants

We are currently recruiting for a number of seasonal, part-time car park attendants. You will be responsible for the opening and closing procedures for our car parks and for checking and basic maintenance of the ticket machines. As a first point of contact for the public, you will have a helpful and friendly manner and have the ability to remain calm under pressure.

Hourly rate:
Over 21 - £8.75 per hour
18 to 20 - £6.20 per hour

To apply for the above position, please email a copy of your CV, indicating this is the role you are interested in, to Sarah Hiner, Ticket Office Supervisor at s.hiner@holkham.co.uk

Sous Chef - The Victoria inn

The main themes of The Victoria’s restaurant are fresh, local and seasonal. The quality of our ingredients is key, whether it be, fish from the north Norfolk coast, beef from our farms on the Holkham Estate, venison from our herd of Fallow Deer, or fresh herbs from our walled garden. The successful candidate will support our Head Chef and Senior Sous Chef in developing and delivering the food offering at The Victoria. It is our goal to meet every customer’s expectations. As part of this role you will assume kitchen duty manager responsibilities. This will mean energising and motivating junior staff, supporting the Head Chef and Senior Sous Chef in ensuring that the kitchen team work to the highest standard and in conjunction with the front of house, deliver the best possible experience to our customers at all times.

The successful candidate will have a passion for food with experience working with fresh, seasonal, locally sourced produce; have had a minimum of 3 years kitchen experience at CDP or Junior Sous level. You should be experienced in stock rotation and kitchen ordering, hold Food Hygiene level 2 certification and ideally hold NVQ level 2 certification in Professional Cookers, however relevant experience will also be taken into account. The Victoria is an exciting and expanding business. There will be plenty of opportunity to develop and make a positive impact as the business enters its next phase. The role would suit a current Sous looking to join a great team and make an impact in an expanding business or a Junior Sous looking to progress their career and take the next step.

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

Competitive rate of pay based on experience

If you are interested in the above position please send a CV and cover letter to Edward Cast, Deputy General Manager email: e.cast@holkham.co.uk

Bar and Restaurant Assistants – The Victoria Inn at Holkham

There are full-time and seasonal positions available in The Victoria’s busy bar and restaurant starting from April 1st. This role will involve delivering top quality customer service to our guests. You should have a flair for customer service, a positive attitude, be flexible and confident with an eye for detail. Previous experience in hospitality would be preferable however full training will be given for the right candidates.

Hourly rate:
Over 21 - £8.75 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 email e.cast@holkham.co.uk

Seasonal Cook - Courtyard Café

The Courtyard Cafe in Holkham park is part of our popular and busy tourist attraction. This seasonal role is to support our café’s food and beverage manager and your role will include ordering and maintaining stock levels, the day-to-day food preparation to ensure our food is consistently excellent and assisting with the cleaning schedule and ensuring cleaning tasks are delegated as appropriate.

The position covers 37 hours per week, normally working Sunday to Thursday.
Hourly rate: £9 per hour.

To apply please send your CV and covering letter to Mandy Connor, email: m.connor@holkham.co.uk

Seasonal Catering Assistants

Ideal for hard working people who love a fast-paced customer orientated business. Tasks include drinks and food service, cleaning and customer interaction. You may be required to work in any of our three cafés.

Hourly rate:
Over 21 - £8.75 per hour
18 to 20 - £6.20 per hour
Under 18 - £5.00 per hour

To apply for the above position, please email a copy of your CV, indicating this is the role you are interested in to Laura Hughes email: l.hughes@holkham.co.uk

Event Staff

We require staff to assist with bar duties and the set up and break down of an event or wedding. You should be enthusiastic, a team player with high standards of presentation and be able to work under pressure. This position requires late night and weekend working.

Hourly rate: £9.25 per hour

To apply for the above position, please email a copy of your CV, indicating this is the role you are interested in, to our Front of House Manager, Nerida Britton at n.britton@holkham.co.uk

Work Experience and Internships

We are pleased to offer a number of 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 the Holkham Estate. To be eligible you must live locally and must 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 2 weeks. To apply the pupil must apply in writing to Holkham’s Education Manager Sue Penlington, email: s.penlington@holkham.co.uk and include:

• The start date and duration of your proposed work experience placement and which school or college you are currently attending.
• Why you would like to be considered for a work experience placement including what skills you have and hobbies you are interested in.
• Which business or department you would like work experience within e.g. landscape, catering.

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

For our 2018 work experience scheme, the deadline for receiving applications is 31st January 2018.

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 Estate Office on 01328 713 120 or enquiries@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 Dene Wood at d.wood@holkham.co.uk