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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
Would you be willing to join a small but enthusiastic team of volunteers helping in the gardens and grounds of Castle Howard, one of the nation's most famous and impressive stately homes.

There is always a variety of things to do including planting, weeding, pruning, hoeing, edging and watering. We don't require a high level of skill or previous training, but we do need enthusiasm and a keenness to help and do a good job.

You will gain knowledge and experience while enjoying the wonderful surroundings and meeting people of similar interests.

Volunteers work with us from March to the end of October, across Monday to Friday.

If you are interested in being part of the gardening team, we would be keen to hear from you. Enquiries can be made to hr@castlehoward.co.uk





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Closing Date: Sun 2nd April 2017
Car Parking Attendant
Salary: up to £7.50 per hour, plus staff benefits
We are looking for Car Park Attendants to manage and control vehicular and pedestrian traffic on the main drive and in the car parking areas, ensuring it is done in a safe manner and that no unauthorised access takes place.

The succesful candidates will have:
• Exemplary customer service skills
• Effective communication and organisational skills
• Honesty and a high level of integrity
• Attention to detail
• Systematic and flexible approach to duties undertaken

Previous experience of working within a similar type of role is desirable but full training will be given.

Shifts will be pre-selected weekend, Bank Holiday and special event days, plus occasional opportunity for additional hours during peak visitor times. Shifts will fall from Easter through to the end of October and then from Mid-November to Christmas.
Contact Information:

Please send your C.V and covering letter to:

HR Department, Castle Howard Estate Limited, York, YO60 7DA

or email: recruitment@castlehoward.co.uk.

For queries, please contact HR on 01653 648625.

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Closing Date: Sun 2nd April 2017
Senior Gardener
Salary: competitive salary; 40 hours per week over seven days
The Estate is looking for a senior gardener to assist in the management of ornamental and productive displays within the walled gardens and on the wider grounds. Some day-to-day supervision of staff and volunteers will be necessary.

You will be maintaining high standards of garden presentation; carry out seasonal maintenance; effectively use composting systems; propagate and tend nursery stock and potted displays.

The ideal candidate will have solid plant knowledge and be proficient in a broad range of horticultural skills, have experience of maintenance and propagation in glasshouses or polytunnels. A horticultural qualification or training is preferred.
Contact Information:

To apply, please send a CV and covering letter to: HR Department, Castle Howard Estate Limited, York, YO60 7DA or via email to: recruitment@castlehoward.co.uk by Sunday 2nd April 2017.

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Closing Date: Sun 2nd April 2017
Garden Centre Sales Assistant
Salary: competitive salary; part-time; 24 hours a week including alternate weekends and Bank Holidays
This role is based in our Garden Centre serving customers, replenishing stock, delivering excellent customer service and maintaining high standards of visual merchandising. The successful applicant must be willing to work in all areas of the Garden Centre including outdoors when necessary, and in all weathers with a friendly outgoing personality and good interpersonal skills. A good level of fitness is essential as some heavy lifting is required, knowledge of gardening is desirable but full training will be provided.
Contact Information:

To apply, please send a CV and covering letter to: HR Department, Castle Howard Estate Limited, York, YO60 7DA or via email to: recruitment@castlehoward.co.uk by Sunday 2nd April 2017.

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Closing Date: Sun 2nd April 2017
Commis Chef (Pastry)
Salary: competitive salary; 32 hours per week over seven days
We are recruiting for a positive and enthusiastic Commis Chef to join our catering team.

With the main focus working within the pastry section, this is an excellent opportunity for anyone who would like to develop their career within hospitality. There will be opportunities to work with, and learn from, the Pastry Chef and the Head Chef.

We are looking for the ability to accurately measure ingredients, follow chef direction and good time-keeping and time-management.

Whilst this role will predominant work within the pastry team, there may be times when it is required to cover in other kitchens and teams.
Contact Information:

To apply please send a CV and covering letter to: HR Department, Castle Howard Estate Limited, York, YO60 7DA or via email to: recruitment@castlehoward.co.uk by Sunday 2nd April 2017

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Closing Date: Mon 3rd April 2017
Catering Assistants
Salary: Up to £7.50 per hour, minimum 30 hours per week across seven days (determined by rota)
We require catering assistants to work in in our busy and vibrant Courtyard café, Coffee shop and restaurant. Applicants must

• Thrive in a fast paced customer service environment with your customers at the heart of every decision you make
• Be, patient and informed – be willing to learn about new products and enjoy selling them
• Love talking with customers and delivering amazing experiences, so being energetic, positive and happy will be second nature
• Be willing and enjoy working as part of a team, helping in all aspects of the catering department

What’s in it for you?

• Full staff training with further development opportunities in banqueting and events
• Staff card benefits, including free entry to the house, retail and catering discounts
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 recruitment@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 has been extended to Monday 3rd April 2017.

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Closing Date: Mon 3rd April 2017
Weekend Catering Assistants
Salary: Up to £7.50 per hour, working Saturday and Sunday
We require catering assistants to work in in our busy and vibrant Courtyard café, Coffee shop and restaurant. Applicants must

• Thrive in a fast paced customer service environment with your customers at the heart of every decision you make
• Be, patient and informed – be willing to learn about new products and enjoy selling them
• Love talking with customers and delivering amazing experiences, so being energetic, positive and happy will be second nature
• Be willing and enjoy working as part of a team, helping in all aspects of the catering department

What’s in it for you?

• Full staff training with further development opportunities in banqueting and events
• Staff card benefits, including free entry to the house, retail and catering discounts
Contact Information:


If you are interested please send a cover letter and CV outlining your relevant experience to our recruitment team at recruitment@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 has been extended to Monday 3rd April 2017.

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