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.

Saturday 2nd February, 10.30am-2pm - Recruitment Day
We are looking for exceptional people who are positive, enthusiastic and who can deliver the best possible service to our customers across a range of customer service and hospitality roles. A variety of seasonal positions are available, with either full-time or part-time hours for most roles.
Come along to our recruitment open day in The Lady Elizabeth Wing to find out more about Holkham, the roles available and meet key members of the team.

Please register to attend by emailing Sarah Hiner, careers@holkham.co.uk, indicating which role(s) you are interested in.

Application form
If you are already keen to join our team, please click here to download our seasonal job application form (PDF) to complete and bring with you to the recruitment day.

Your Data
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.

Learning Coordinator – Holkham Enterprises

We are looking for a passionate and motivated individual to assist with the planning, coordination and delivery of our award-winning school education programme and diverse programme of family activities and events across the estate, including the Holkham National Nature Reserve. An excellent communicator, experience of delivering engaging, educational sessions and activities outside the classroom is essential. You will be a good, flexible team player, have excellent IT skills, as well as a positive, enthusiastic and energetic approach. Training on programmes will be provided.

The role is full time, and some evening, bank holiday and weekend working will be required.

Closing date: Monday 4th February 2019
Salary: circa £18,000 depending on experience

To apply please email a copy of your CV and covering letter to Sarah Hiner email: careers@holkham.co.uk

Seasonal Cook, Courtyard Café - Holkham Enterprises

Working to support our café’s food and beverage manager, your role will include ordering and maintaining stock levels as well as ensuring that our hot and cold food selection is consistently excellent. This role would suit someone with a passion for food looking to acquire their first taste of working as part of a team in a professional kitchen.

Closing date: Monday 4th February 2019
Hourly rate: £9.63 per hour

To apply please email a copy of your CV and covering letter to Sarah Hiner email: careers@holkham.co.uk

Seasonal Catering Assistants - Holkham Enterprises

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

Closing date: Monday 4th February 2019
Hourly rate: Over 21 £9.06, 18-20 £6.42 and under 18 years £5.18

To apply please email a copy of your CV and covering letter to Sarah Hiner email: careers@holkham.co.uk

Seasonal Schools Co-ordinator - Holkham Enterprises

We are looking for a passionate, motivated individual to assist with the promotion and delivery of our award-winning school education programme. An excellent communicator, experience of delivering engaging, educational sessions outside the classroom is essential. You will be a good flexible team player, have excellent IT skills, as well as a positive, enthusiastic and energetic approach. Training on programmes will be provided.

Part-time, hours as required, between Monday and Friday, term time only considered.

Closing date: Monday 4th February 2019
Hourly rate: £9.63

To apply please email a copy of your CV and covering letter to Sarah Hiner email: careers@holkham.co.uk

Seasonal Tractor Trailer and Buggy Drivers - Holkham Enterprises

We are looking for a customer focussed individual who enjoys being outside and working with visitors. You will drive our vintage tractor towing a passenger carrying trailer on tours around the estate. Additional hours are available driving our buggies which carry visitors to and from the walled garden in Holkham park. A full, clean driving licence is essential.

Closing date: Monday 4th February 2019
Hourly rate: Over 21 £9.06 and 18-20 years £6.42

To apply please email a copy of your CV and covering letter to Sarah Hiner email: careers@holkham.co.uk

Seasonal Trailer Tour Guide - Holkham Enterprises

We are looking for an excellent communicator to deliver a commentary on our informative and fun trailer tours around Holkham park. Full training and support on content will be provided.

Closing date: Monday 4th February 2019
Hourly rate: Over 21 £9.06 and 18-20 years £6.42

To apply please email a copy of your CV and covering letter to Sarah Hiner email: careers@holkham.co.uk

Seasonal Visitor Services Assistants - Holkham Enterprises

We are looking for customer focused individuals with excellent communication skills and a desire to engage with our visitors. Roles are available in our busy ticket office meeting and greeting visitors to Holkham as well as selling tickets for the attractions and events via our computerised system. We also require staff to work in our attraction, the Field to Fork Experience, welcoming visitors and supervising our virtual tractor driving simulator.

Closing date: Monday 4th February 2019
Hourly rate: Over 21 £9.06 and 18-20 years £6.42

To apply please email a copy of your CV and covering letter to Sarah Hiner email: careers@holkham.co.uk

Seasonal Car Park Attendants - Holkham Enterprises

We are looking for customer focused friendly individuals to work across our car parks. The role involves helping to ensure that our car parks are kept tidy and clear of rubbish at all times and that the pay and display machines are in good working order.

Closing date: Monday 4th February 2019
Hourly rate: Over 21 £9.06 and 18-20 years £6.42

To apply please email a copy of your CV and covering letter to Sarah Hiner email: careers@holkham.co.uk

Seasonal Cycle Hire Assistants - Norfolk etc

We are looking for enthusiastic, friendly and self-motivated individuals to work in our cycle hire centre at Holkham estate. You will have excellent communication skills and a positive approach to engaging and greeting visitors. The role involves working with the team to ensure the cycle hire centre is clean and tidy at all times and the bikes are in a great working order. Full-time and part-time hours available.

Closing date: Monday 4th February 2019
Hourly rate: Over 21 £9.06, 18-20 years £6.42 and under 18 years £5.18

To apply please email a copy of your CV and covering letter to Sarah Hiner email: careers@holkham.co.uk

Seasonal Boat Hire Assistants - Norfolk etc

Are you a customer focussed individual? We are looking for seasonal staff to assist the boat hire team. Tasks include meeting and greeting customers, ensuring the equipment is well cared for, briefing customers on hazards and safety whilst being afloat and working well as a team. Full-time and part-time hours available.

Closing date: Monday 4th February 2019
Hourly rate: Over 21 £9.06, 18-20 years £6.42 and under 18 years £5.18

To apply please email a copy of your CV and covering letter to Sarah Hiner email: careers@holkham.co.uk

Event Staff – Holkham Events Ltd.

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 involves occasional hours and requires late night and weekend working.

Closing date: Monday 4th February 2019
Hourly rate: £9.57

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

Our Site Wardens are responsible for on-site maintenance and to ensure that the park, beach and facilities are maintained to the highest standards. We are looking for active, positive people who enjoy working outside and providing excellent customer service. A full, clean driving licence is desirable, and good attention to detail is a must.

These roles will include weekend work. Full-time and part-time hours available.

Closing date: Monday 4th February 2019
Hourly rate: £9.06

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

This is a vibrant environment and the hub of our busy holiday park. We are looking for energetic people who thrive on meeting and greeting new people and who can work well within a team. Weekend working is a requirement for this role.

Closing date: Monday 4th February 2019
Hourly rate: Over 21 £9.06

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

Bar and Restaurant Team - The Victoria Inn at Holkham

This role will involve delivering excellent customer service in our bar and restaurant, working alongside the kitchen and reception teams to consistently surpass our guests’ 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 Holkham Estate, therefore we are looking for high calibre candidates with a strong team ethos and a passion to work to the highest standard.

Closing date: Thursday 31st January 2019
Hourly rate: Over 21 £9.06, 18-20 years £7.71

To apply please email a copy of your CV and a covering letter to Ed Cast, Deputy General Manager at e.cast@holkham.co.uk

Kitchen Porter - The Victoria Inn at Holkham

The successful candidate will support our kitchen team in delivering the food offering at the Victoria by assisting in the preparation of ingredients and helping to maintain a clean and effective kitchen environment where our chefs can work as efficiently as possible. This role would suit someone looking to acquire their first taste of working in a professional kitchen, or an individual who enjoys working closely as part of a team.

Closing date: Thursday 31st January 2019
Hourly rate: Over 21 £9.06, 18-20 years £7.71

To apply please email a copy of your CV and a covering letter to Ed Cast, Deputy General Manager at e.cast@holkham.co.uk

Junior Sous Chef - The Victoria Inn at Holkham

The successful candidate will support our Head Chef and Senior Sous Chef in developing and 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. This will mean energising and motivating junior staff, supporting the senior kitchen management in ensuring that the kitchen team work to the highest standard.

The successful candidate will have a passion for food with experience working with fresh, seasonal, locally sourced produce, have had a minimum of 3 year’s kitchen experience at CDP or Junior Sous level.

Closing date: Thursday 31st January 2019
Salary dependent on experience

To apply please email a copy of your CV and a covering letter to Ed Cast, Deputy General Manager at e.cast@holkham.co.uk

Receptionist - Pinewoods Holiday Park

We are looking for an articulate and motivated graduate wanting to pursue a career in the leisure industry to join our permanent reception team. You must have experience in customer service and have excellent IT, social media and written communication skills. Weekend working is a requirement. This is a permanent role.

Hourly rate: £9.50

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

Farming Graduate Programme

Holkham Farming Company’s farming graduate programme is designed to offer you a diverse and exciting opportunity to apply your knowledge in a cutting-edge farming environment. We will offer you a structured 3-year programme that will include:

• Artis, BASIS and FACTS training
• A clear job description with assigned areas of responsibility
• Accommodation (shared with other students/graduates)
• An assigned mentor to support you through the programme
• A competitive starting salary with progression over the three year programme.

A career at Holkham offers a unique opportunity to be involved in all aspects of the farming operation including:
• Innovative arable operations
• Beef and sheep production
• Management of Countryside Stewardship Schemes
• Commercial grain storage and analysis
• Energy crop production for anaerobic digestion plant
• Working with science and research institutions

We are looking for a graduate with prior work experience in agriculture. You will also have the following:
• The ability to work well as part of a team
• A desire to strive towards self-progression
• A positive and flexible attitude
• Experience of operating agricultural equipment
• A full UK driving Licence

For more information please contact James Beamish, Farm Manager; email j.beamish@holkham.co.uk

Opportunities in the Holkham Building Maintenance Team

We are looking for people to fill the following positions and join our maintenance team.

Bench Joiner
You must be able to use wood machinery in accordance with all safety precautions and be able to manufacture joinery from start to completion.
Salary range:£21,500 – £22,500 per annum dependent on experience.

Builder / General Maintenance
You should have a knowledge of general building works and construction methods. You will be part of our Building Team dealing with brickwork, roof, groundwork and general maintenance tasks.
Salary range: £19,000 – £21,000 per annum dependent on experience.

All roles are 40 hours per week, Monday – Friday.

To apply for any of the positions, please email a copy of your CV to Jane Berwick (Office Manager) email: j.berwick@holkham.co.uk

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

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

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.