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Thank you for your interest in working at Waddesdon. See availability and full details for our positions below.

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Job Vacancies

If you are interested in any of our roles please email a CV and cover letter to:

application@waddesdon.org.uk or call 01296 653258 for more information.

Housekeeping Assistant (Hourly Paid)

The Housekeeping Assistant is responsible for ensuring consistent and thorough cleaning of visitor and staff areas and accommodation across the operation, maintaining high standards and making most efficient use of our resources.

Interview Date: TBC

Housekeeping Assistant job description

Security Ranger

Four positions available. 

The Security Ranger (SR) will be responsible for ensuring Waddesdon property, staff, and residents remain safe from any possible risk to property or person.

The SR will work closely with the Head of Security & Transport (HOST), Security Operations Manager (SOM) and Security Technical Manager (STM) to maintain the security of Waddesdon Manor, The Rothschild Foundation, Rothschild Foundation Properties, and the Waddesdon Estate to resolve issues in an efficient manner and ensure high professional standards are upheld throughout the Estate. Also ensuring members of the public stick to rights of way and no trespass takes place.

The SR will patrol the larger Estate and buildings on a constant basis throughout their shift.

The SR will maintain an accurate log of all activity, communicate all relevant information quickly and concisely to the appropriate parties, identify potential issues and escalate an appropriate response. 

Interview Date: TBC

Security Ranger job description

Sous Chef

We are looking for a Sous Chef who is passionate about delivering exceptional service alongside our talented kitchen team, in a stunning location.  We operate Wednesday to Sunday, with Monday and Tuesday off. Occasional evenings will be required when we host special dinners, and no split shifts.

We strive to be kind to colleagues and visitors creating an efficient, flexible, and happy working environment, fostering individual commitment, enthusiasm, and confidence.

Interview Date: TBC

Sous Chef job description

General Farm Worker - Waddesdon Estates LLP

Waddesdon Estates LLP operates a large mixed farming business from its base in Buckinghamshire. The site at Waddesdon is heavy farmland within the Vale of Aylesbury and the team cultivates a range of combinable crops alongside a significant stewardship scheme and woodland enterprise. There are a beef suckler herd and a variety of sheep flocks. The Waddesdon team also provides occasional operational support to other farms based in Cambridgeshire and Scotland that are within the Waddesdon Estates LLP portfolio. We are now looking to recruit an experienced tractor operator with good workshop skills to join the farm team on a permanent basis.

The person appointed will primarily operate a John Deere 8R410 to carry out cultivations and drilling across the business. Other tasks will include fertiliser spreading and ditch maintenance, as well as the full range of general farm work. This will likely include an element of livestock work.  All machinery is regularly replaced to ensure the team’s working practices benefit from up to date technology and techniques.

All applicants should hold relevant qualifications and have suitable experience of both arable and pastoral farming. Applicants must be self-motivated, have a good eye for detail, be able to work as part of a team and be able to efficiently manage their own workload. Management of students’ workload may be required during harvest.

The successful candidate can expect to be part of a motivated, friendly team with excellent remuneration, and the offer of estate accommodation located close to the main hub of farming operations. Regular and ongoing training is offered and the role presents an opportunity for the right applicant looking to further their career.

For more information on the role please call Waddesdon Estates LLP on 01296 653 402 or apply by email to estateoffice@waddesdonestates.co.uk attaching a copy of your CV and covering letter. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence. References and background checks will be taken for the successful candidate.

The application deadline is Friday 15th December 2023 and interviews will be held on Friday 5th January 2024.

General Farm Worker job description

Volunteer opportunities

At Waddesdon we have over 350 wonderful volunteers and appreciate their invaluable support. Why not consider becoming one of them.

Find out more about volunteering

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Volunteers in the gardens

Waddesdon Pathways internship

We’re launching Waddesdon Pathways this summer, a brand new internship programme for those looking to develop a career in heritage.

Learn about the internship programme 

House host volunteer