About us

A great place to work

Welcome to a way of life(and a place to work).

We’re proud to be the Eastern Region’s ‘Best Employer’ in our sector.

We know that giving the best possible experiences to our visitors, customers and tenants relies on a happy and motivated team. That’s why we offer great rates of pay, plenty of benefits and interesting development opportunities. Take a look at the open opportunities below and see where you could fit with us.

Our behaviours

At Holkham, we value the manner in which we go about our every day to day – authentic and natural ways of working and simply being that are fundamental to everything we carry out. After all, it isn’t just about what we do, but how we go about it. To help us we have shaped our Five Great Holkham Behaviours:

Teamwork

We do a lot here at Holkham, and our team is made up of an eclectic mix of roles across the estate. We all share a common goal and an appreciation of the different qualities everyone can bring. Teamwork and collaboration are key — in bundling our skills, ideas, experiences and knowledge, we can create and achieve far more when we work together.

Mutual respect

Mutual respect is key in a workplace made up of so many people. Regardless of role or background, we ensure our culture is a respectful one. It’s what makes Holkham a great place to work, where our team can contribute their ideas with confidence, are encouraged and valued, and can collaborate well. We listen to each other, be that within our smaller departments or in regular Heads Up meetings, where staff members from across the estate can put forward constructive feedback to make Holkham even better.

Sustainability

We’re inspired by our natural surroundings every day and are driven towards our vision to be the UK’s most pioneering and sustainable rural estate. Every member of staff shares this vision. Whether they’re printing less in the offices, choosing eco-friendly suppliers for our shops and cafes, building property or overseeing biodiversity projects on the nature reserve, Holkham staff seek the most sustainable path and do what we can to get there.

Challenge

Being pioneering requires a team who can challenge one another, in a mutually respectful way. We see challenge as a tool to drive us forward. We question each other’s ideas to ensure they are aligned with our vision and help us to be the best that we can be. Challenge isn’t just about improving Holkham — it’s about supporting our staff to reach their potential too.

Go see

Good ideas inspire great ones. That’s why we encourage our staff to regularly ‘go see’ what others are doing. At times, it’s about getting out of the office to chat to colleagues and visitors about what’s going on, taking feedback on board to make Holkham even better. It involves visits to other areas of the estate to learn about what other departments are doing. At other times, it might be trips further afield to gain inspiration from other businesses. There’s plenty out there in the world to stimulate those ‘aha!’ moments!

Why work at Holkham?

Wellbeing

Wellbeing matters. You’ll have access to Mental Health First Aiders, reduced gym membership, free eye tests and an EAP.

Discounts

Enjoy 25 percent off at Holkham businesses and selected events, plus local discounts including Adnams, Monica Vinader and leisure centres.

Freebies

A great place to work, but even better to explore! Make the most of it with free parking and family entry to attractions.

Development

Learn with our varied training programme, professional qualification support, regular ‘go sees’ and our eLearning hub.

Socials

The estate is large, so it’s important for us all to get together often at lunch clubs, parties and special events.

Volunteering

We want to be a force for good in local communities. We provide paid volunteering leave so that you can get stuck in.

Pensions

What we do today paves the way for the future. We’ll match 4 percent pension contributions to help you prepare for later life.

Annual leave

With 22 days leave (plus bank holidays), there’s plenty of time to enjoy Norfolk and beyond.