We’re a small but enthusiastic team looking for friendly, motivated people to join us.
On site accommodation available if required
Events at Hestercombe House and Gardens have been steadily developing in complexity, capacity and flair. Yearly we produce a wide range of events such as plant fairs, family theatre, live music, nature and wildlife walks, children’s garden trails, arts and crafts workshops; alongside our established seasonal events such as the summer ‘Terrific Tuesdays’, the popular Christmas Market and a varied Christmas events programme.
We’re looking for someone who wants to join as a key member of the organisation, who can hit the ground running, and bring imagination, creativity and excellent production management to the role.
Terms of employment: Full time, permanent. 37.5 hours per week, but with flexibility to work extra hours, weekends and evenings when necessary.
How to apply
Please note, CVs only will not be accepted.
Closing date: Friday 30th November, 5pm
For more information please download the Events Manager job description (PDF).
We’re looking for friendly people with lots of energy to be part of our unique Father Christmas event as elves. You will greet families when they arrive at Hestercombe and take them to see Father Christmas in his garden grotto. Costume and training provided. Flexible hours (mainly weekends), national living wage.
How to apply:
We’re looking for friendly people to work in our two catering outlets – The Stables Cafe and Column Room Restaurant – and at weddings and special events. Some catering experience would be helpful but not essential as full training is provided. A positive attitude and the ability to deliver great customer service are essential. Part time, flexible hours (weekends and weekdays). National Living Wage.
How to apply:
Email your CV and covering letter to Hospitality Manager Joe Morton: firstname.lastname@example.org
Norwegian Translator – Voluntary
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 Kimlegate@hestercombe.com for more information.
Book seller – Voluntary
How to apply:
Please contact Linda Sandford Retail Manager for more information on email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.