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.

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.

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

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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

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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.

Multi-skilled General Builder
You should be experienced in all types of building work including brick and flint wall repairs, use of lime mortars, wall tiling, plastering and roofing together with other general building tasks.
Salary range: £22,500 – £23,500 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

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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