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

Live-In House Person - Holkham Hall

We are looking for a practical, energetic person to join the hall team to help with duties such as basic maintenance, driving, security, laying fires and looking after dogs. The role is physically demanding in nature and regularly includes moving furniture, setting up stages, using ladders and checking gutters on the roof.

You will work as part of a busy team and will have full training on the security regime and the emergency response protocol. You will be able to demonstrate a strong work ethic, be flexible and willing to turn your hand to anything.

To apply you must have good references and a clean driving licence. This is a live-in position and you will be provided with a one bedroom flat within the hall to meet your security duties. Please do not apply unless you are able to live-in for a minimum of five days per week.

Salary: £18,000 per annum.

Closing Date: Friday 4th August 2017. To apply for either role please email a copy of your CV and a covering letter indicating which position you are applying for to: S.Hobson-Parker@holkham.co.uk

House Manager - Holkham Hall

The House Manager is responsible for leading the team who provide professional household support to Lord Leicester and his family. You will manage the private hall operations, ensure that there is clarity in what is expected and monitor performance against agreed standards.

You will be required to demonstrate leadership with your efficient use of resources, meticulous planning and excellent people management skills to ensure that consistently high standards are maintained.

To apply you will have relevant people management experience ideally in private service or hospitality and possess excellent organisation and planning skills. You must be computer literate and have experience of managing budgets and projects. You must have a clean driving licence.

Salary: Competitive. Live-in with a two bedroom flat provided or option to live-out.

Closing Date: Friday 4th August 2017. To apply for this position please email a copy of your CV and a covering letter indicating which position you are applying for to: S.Hobson-Parker@holkham.co.uk

Receptionist – Estate Office – Maternity Leave Cover

This role will start in mid-September 2017 and potentially last for a year to cover maternity leave. In the role, you will be the first point of contact for all Holkham Estate Office telephone calls, visitors and general enquiries. You will provide general administrative support and be responsible for ensuring the board room, reception and kitchen are presentable and that refreshments are available for meetings and visitors. You must have excellent customer service, literacy and IT skills (Word and Outlook) with an ability to learn, work well under pressure and cope with competing demands. You should be articulate, presentable, energetic and hard-working with a positive approach.

Salary: £16,500 per annum

To apply please email your CV and covering letter to Sarah Hobson-Parker by email: S.Hobson-Parker@holkham.co.uk
Closing date: Monday 31st July and Interviews: Friday 11th August 2017

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.

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.

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

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