Jobs

We’re a small but enthusiastic team looking for friendly, motivated people to join us. 

Fun but hard working we’re a diverse business; both a busy wedding, conference and function venue and an inspiring visitor attraction. Our aim is to create a place that people will love and will want to visit over and over, creating happy memories and spending time with loved ones. We’re looking for people who work well in a busy team environment whilst maintaining excellent customer service standards, always going that extra step to deliver a truly personal customer experience. 

Current Jobs

Please see below for details of paid and voluntary roles we are recruiting for at the moment: 

Visitor Surveyor - Paid

We're currently looking for someone to help us understand more about our visitors. 

  • The role will include carrying out a face to face survey with visitors on site at Hestercombe, asking them questions about the ways they like to spend their time and their views on Hestercombe.
  • Once you have gathered the data you will then be required to analyse it and provide conclusions to the business.  
  • Some experience of working with the public would be useful but is not essential - a friendly manner is more important! 
  • If you're ready to apply download an application form here. Return it to Hestercombe or email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

    For more information click here or call 01823 413923 and speak to Steph Holley. Alternatively email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    We'll be interviewing and appointing as and when applications come in so if you are interested don't delay!  


    Visitor Reception Assistant - Voluntary

    We're currently looking for someone to help out in our busy Visitor Reception for approximately 2 days per week, 11am - 3pm. 

    The role includes serving visitors as they arrive on site, directing them around Hestercombe, serving ice creams, answering questions, answering the phone. Working alongside paid staff you'll gather lots of knowledge about Hestercombe and be able to share it with visitors in a friendly and helpful way. Some experience of working with the public would be useful but is not essential - a friendly manner and a willingness to learn is more important! 

    If you're ready to apply download an application form here and return it to Hestercombe or email it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">hThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

    Or for more information call 01823 413923 and speak to Holly Poole or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


    Visitor Services Assistants - Paid

    Flexible, Seasonal Recruiting now...experienced Front of House staff to support the delivery of weddings and functions including events; some weekday work, some evenings, some weekends. Work will include laying up rooms, waiting and clearing tables, serving drinks, running the bar. You will provide exceptional standards of customer service, be positive, friendly and professional. There will also be opportunities to pick up shifts as part of the wider role of the Visitor Services Assistant detailed below and in the job description (follow the link).

    Role summary: As a Visitor Services Assistant you will form part of the Visitor Centre team and will play a key part in ensuring an excellent experience across the property for all our visitor segments. The post will include all aspects of the visitor experience at Hestercombe: visitor welcome, admissions, membership recruitment, retail, restaurant, functions and events delivery. You will provide exceptional standards of customer service, be positive, friendly and professional.

    Pay: £6.31/hr dependent on age (National Minimum Wage) Terms of employment: Flexible hours, this role will support seasonal business peaks. You will often be required to work evenings, weekends and Bank holidays.

    To apply download our Hestercombe Application Form


    Bookshop Assistants - Voluntary

    From working selling books to visitors to doing the 'behind the scences' sorting there's lots to be done in the bookshop. We have donations arriving every week that need sorting, pricing and cleaning before they can be put out for sale. And once they're on the shelves there's serving visitors and chatting to them about the books they like. We ask for a commitment of one morning or afternoon per week. 

    For more information click here or call 01823 413923 and speak to Hannah White. Alternatively email Hannah White: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

    If you're ready to apply download an application form here. Return it to Hestercombe or email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


    Gallery Invigilators - Voluntary

    As a volunteer in this role, you will meet and greet visitors to the new Hestercombe House Gallery, helping them to get the most out of their visit. You will have information about each of the artworks in your section and will be working as part of a team. You will be responsible for safeguarding the paintings and guiding visitors through the different rooms of the 'pop-up' gallery.

    For more information click here or Email Leanne directly if you are interested in this role: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 


    Plus we still need donations for the bookshop!

    We are currently receiving donations of books to stock the bookshop, particularly children's books, travel, fiction, cookery or gardening. If you have books to donate please bring to the shop.


    Seasonal Jobs - Paid

    It might seem early, but this year we're looking for someone special to help out during the festive season. Get your white beard and big belly at the ready! Or if you've got a more delicate touch Father Christmas' team of elves is looking to recruit too... 

    We need your details before the end of September so that we can get you all DBS checked ready for winter. If you think you've got what it takes to fill the big black boots or don your jingling hat, send us your C.V. or get in touch on 01823 413923. 

    These are both paid roles and could be great to earn a bit of extra Christmas cash! 

    To appy download our Hestercombe Application Form

     


    Plus we still need donations for the bookshop!

    We are currently receiving donations of books to stock the bookshop, particularly children's books, travel, fiction, cookery or gardening. If you have books to donate please bring to the shop.