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Our latest vacancies can be found below.  If you have any questions about any of our vacancies, or would like an informal discussion about working at Castle Howard, please contact our HR department via email at hr@castlehoward.co.uk  

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Volunteers – Gardens Team
We would like willing and passionate gardening enthusiasts to join our small group of volunteers working in The Walled Garden. You will be involved in a variety of jobs in the gardens including planting, weeding, pruning, hoeing, edging and watering. There is no requirement for a high level of skill just enthusiasm and keen to help. Our volunteers work with us between March to the end of October across Monday to Friday.

If you are interested Adele our Head of Gardens, would be keen to hear from you, please send an email to hr@castlehoward.co.uk marked for her attention.
Closing Date: Mon 26th September 2016
Butler/Household Manager
Salary: Salary commensurate with experience, full time permanent contract
We are seeking a professional and experienced Butler/Household Manager to oversee the smooth running of the household. On a daily basis you will be required to manage and coordinate effectively all household activities in the House to ensure Castle Howard is presented to meet the standards required by the Howard family and the expectations of visitors.
Contact Information:

Further details can be obtained including the full job description by contacting the HR department directly via email hr@castlehoward.co.uk or alternatively by telephone 01653 648603. Onsite accommodation is available in the form of a two bedroom apartment adjacent to the house, partner and pets are welcome.

Closing Date: Mon 3rd October 2016
Catering Assistant
Salary: Salary £7.20 per hour, 40 hours per week over seven days (determined by rota), fixed term Sep - Dec

We require catering assistants to work in our busy and vibrant Courtyard Café, Coffee Shop and restaurant throughout our summer season. As a catering assistant your role will provide an efficient, professional and welcoming service to all our visitors.

Exemplary customer service skills, presentation and previous waitressing/waiter experience is essential and full training will be provided. Availability Monday to Sunday is essential.

Contact Information:

Closing date for applications is Monday 19th September 2016. Successful applicants will be required to undertake a DBS check. 

To apply please download an application form and send with a covering letter supporting your application to; HR, Estate Office, Castle Howard Estate Limited, York,YO60 7DA or alternatively email to: hr@castlehoward.co.uk

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Closing Date: Mon 3rd October 2016
Gardener
Salary: Competitive salary, 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday (occasional weekends)
Castle Howard, designed by Sir John Vanbrugh in the late 17th century, is one of the most iconic stately homes in Britain. Its 1000 acres of landscaped gardens and grounds are of world renown. In addition to 12 acres of walled gardens, two lakes, cascades, fountains and formal gardens the estate also boasts the finest rhododendron and azalea collection in the North of England.

We are expanding our Gardens team and have an opportunity for an enthusiastic and experienced Gardener to join. Day to day the Gardens team develop and maintain high standards of presentation in the Rose garden, vegetable and fruit gardens.

The ideal candidate will have excellent plant knowledge and garden skills, a horticultural qualification or training is preferred.
Contact Information:

To apply for this role please send a CV and a cover letter to our recruitment team at hr@castlehoward.co.uk or alternatively by post to HR department, Estate Office, Castle Howard, York YO60 7DA.

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Closing Date: Mon 3rd October 2016
Commis Chef
Salary: Competitive, Fixed term from mid November - 23rd December
We are recruiting Commis Chefs to join our new team throughout our busy Christmas season. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone who would like to develop their career within hospitaltiy; there will be an opportunity to work across different sections within the kitchens learning from the Head Chef, Sous Chef and Chef de Partie.
Alongside developing your skills and experience we will also provide your full uniform, meals whilst at work and a staff discount card. Shifts are available for an immediate start unitl the end of December.
Contact Information:

To apply please send a cover letter and CV outlining your relevant experience to our recruitment team at hr@castlehoward.co.uk or alternatively by post to HR Department, Estate Office, Castle Howard, York YO60 7DA. Closing date for applications is Monday 3rd October 2016.

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Closing Date: Fri 7th October 2016
Christmas Assistants
Salary: £7.20 per hour (over 18) variety of shifts available

Be part of the magic of Christmas at one of Britain’s finest historic houses. The 300 year old home brings the festive season alive through the twinkling of Christmas lights, roaring log fires, indulgent festive menus served throughout our coffee shop, cafe and restaurant and an array of Christmas gifts within the gift shops, farm shop and garden centre.

We are recruiting Christmas Assistants to work within our busy retail and catering team. This will be a varied role that could involve waiting tables, assisting in our kitchen or serving in our Gift shops and Marquees, therefore excellent customer service and communication skills are essential. All training and uniform will be provided. Training will take place from 7th November. A variety of shifts are available from 19th November 2016 until 1st January 2017.

Contact Information:

If you are interested please send a cover letter (include your work availability) and CV outlining your relevant experience to our recruitment team at hr@castlehoward.co.uk or alternatively by post to HR Department, Estate Office, Castle Howard, York YO60 7DA. Please include your availability to work within your cover letter. Closing date for applications is Friday 7th October 2016 and interviews will be held on week commencing 24th October.

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Closing Date: Fri 7th October 2016
Housekeeping Assistant
Salary: £15, 080 per annum, pro rata, 3 days per week
Castle Howard is a magnificent 18th century residence set within 8000 acres of breathtaking landscape in the Howardian Hills, an area of outstanding natural beauty in the heart of North Yorkshire. Located 15 miles from the historical city of York; with world-renowened collections, stunning architecture, idyllic gardens and a year round events calendar Castle Howard is an inspiriational environment to be part of and bring visitors to.
We are seeking a Housekeeping Assistant to join our team, on a daily basis you will undertake housekeeping and cleaning duties within the House. You will be well presented, have previous experience and as a representative of Castle Howard you will be highly professional and discreet.
Closing date for applications is 7th October 2016. The successful applicant will be required to undertake a DBS check.
Contact Information:

Please send your CV and covering letter to Estate Office, Castle Howard, York YO60 7DA for the attention of HR department or via email to our recruitment team at hr@castlehoward

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Closing Date: Mon 10th October 2016
Chef de Partie
Salary: Salary commensurate with experience, 40 hours over 7 days
Castle Howard is a magnificent 18th century residence set within 8000 acres of breathtaking landscape in the Howardian Hills, an area of outstanding natural beauty in the heart of North Yorkshire. Located 15 miles from York; with world-renowned collections, stunning architecture, idyllic gardens and a year round events calendar Castle Howard is an inspirational environment to be part of and bring visitors to.

We have a fantastic opportunity for a creative Chef de Partie to join our new team! You will lead the day to day operation of your assigned kitchen ensuring the highest standards of quality and presentation at all times. Reporting to the Sous Chef you will work closely with other departments on the Estate and local suppliers to provide a high quality product, which complements the local produce theme.
Contact Information:

Interested? Please send a CV and covering letter to: HR Department, Castle Howard Estate Limited, York, YO60 7DA or via email to: hr@castlehoward.co.uk by Monday 10th October 2016.

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Closing Date: Mon 10th October 2016
Weekend Garden Centre Sales Assistant
Salary: £7.20 per hour (over 18) 16 hours over Saturday and Sunday
We require a Weekend Garden Centre Assistant to assist in the Garden Centre. This will be a fixed term contract working each Saturday and Sunday 9am to 5.30pm.

The successful applicant should be confident talking to and assisting our customers with their purchases, they will need to be physically fit and capable of lifting heavy items such as pots, compost and Christmas trees. Applicants should be aware that the position may include working outdoors in inclement weather.
Contact Information:

To apply, please send your CV and covering letter to our recruitment team at hr@castlehoward.co.uk or alternatively by post to Estate Office, Castle Howard, York, YO60 7DA for the attention of HR.

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Closing Date: Mon 10th October 2016
Weekend Retail Assistant
Salary: £7.20/hr ( Over 18's) Weekends

We have an opportunity within the Retail team for a Retail Assistant. Our Retail Assistants work within the Carriage house, Toyshop and House Gift shops delivering exemplary customer service and adding to the memorable experience for all our visitors.  

If you would like to apply for the role of Retail Assistant previous retail and cash handling experience is desirable and a flexible, hardworking attitude is essential. You will have an eye for detail and enjoy working in a customer facing role.

Contact Information:

To apply for this role please send your CV and covering letter to hr@castlehoward.co.uk or alternatively by post to Estate Office, Castle Howard, York, YO60 7DA for the attention of HR.

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