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 an inspiring visitor attraction and a busy wedding, conference and function venue. 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:

On site accommodation available if required

Hospitality Supervisor

We’re looking for someone to supervise the daily running of our catering outlets.  You will lead the front of house team to ensure we deliver outstanding customer service.  You’ll be involved in our busy schedule of events too – from setting the Bampfylde Hall for a wedding to serving drinks during outdoor theatre, it’s a varied and diverse role in a beautiful setting.  Read the full job description here.

Salary and hours:

Salary: £17,000
Full time, annualised contract, 2086 hours per annum.

Postholder must have a flexible approach and will be required to work weekends, Bank Holidays and evenings.

How to apply:

Complete an application form and email CVs only will not be accepted.

Please contact the Hospitality Manager Joe Morton for more information or for an informal chat about the role.
Email:   Telephone: 01823 414197

Hospitality and Catering Staff

We are currently recruiting full time catering and hospitality staff to work at our award winning venue in the Stables Café, Column Room Restaurant and at our weddings and functions throughout the year.

Role summary

We are looking for people who have a passion for working within the hospitality and catering industry and who have the following skills:
• Excellent communication skills
• Pride in your work and appearance
• A positive and hardworking attitude
• Ability to work under pressure and use your own initiative
• Driver with access to your own transport
Benefits of working for Hestercombe:
• Competitive rates of pay
• Accrued holiday pay
• Immediate start available
• Flexible hours
• Plenty of work throughout the year
You must be able to provide proof that you are eligible to work in the UK, and be over 18 years of age as the sale of alcohol is involved in the role.

How to apply

Please send your CV and covering letter to or call 01823 414197

Norwegian Translator – Voluntary

Role summary:

Are you fluent in spoken and written Norwegian and English?  Do you have experience of translating written information from Norwegian to English? If so, you might be just the person we are looking for.

We are seeking someone to translate a Norwegian book relating to the history of E. W. B. Portman’s fishing lodge, purchased 1891, near Øvre Ljøsne, in the Laerdal Municipality of southern Norway.

Hours to suit, including home working if preferred.

Volunteer incentives include discounts and complimentary Hestercombe membership.

How to apply:

Please contact for more information.


Book seller – Voluntary

Role summary:

Do you love books?
Do you have online book selling experience?
Then we need you.
We are looking for an experienced book seller to join our team of back room volunteers in order to keep our growing inventory up to date. Hours to suit. Volunteer incentives include discounts and complimentary Hestercombe membership.

How to apply:

Please contact Linda Sandford Retail Manager for more information on

Gift Shop – Voluntary

As a volunteer in the gift shop, you will enjoy interacting with new people as you welcome visitors to the shop. The role will allow you to assist with customer service, stock replenishment, and housekeeping as well as merchandising and taking money at the till. Full training will be given.

If you are flexible, motivated, fun and hardworking then we would love to hear from you.

Hours include: Thur, Fri, Sat & Sun afternoons.

For more information please call 01823 413923 and speak to Linda, the Gift Shop manager.

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 every two weeks. For more information click here or call 01823 413923 and speak to Gill the Volunteer Co-ordinator. Alternatively email

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 call 01823 413923 and speak to Gill the Volunteer Co-ordinator. Alternatively email

Event Support – Voluntary

Hestercombe’s busy event schedule is run by a close knit, hardworking team of staff and volunteers. We’re looking for more people to sign up to seasonal events. Whether you’re interested in helping at Easter, or running an activity during the summer holidays or masterminding our seasonal garden trails – please do get in touch! Contact Anna Crew on 01823 413923 or

Plus we still need donations for the bookshop!

We are always looking for donations of books to stock the bookshop, any number, any type. If you have books to donate please bring to the shop or call us to arrange delivery for large donations.