The Rothschild Foundation is sad to announce the death of its Chairman, Lord Rothschild, businessman, entrepreneur, philanthropist and cultural leader, who made a profound difference to many areas of British life.

He led, amongst other institutions, the National Gallery, the National Lottery Heritage Fund and the family’s flagship, Waddesdon Manor. He supported many causes, some close to his home in Buckinghamshire, others as far afield as Israel, Albania, Greece and the United States. He was committed to helping communities, the environment, education and above all, the arts. His exemplary service to his country was recognised on several occasions, with a GBE, a CVO and as a member of the Order of Merit.

Jacob Rothschild was an extraordinary person, and his loss will be felt by many. The family is committed to continuing his legacy and the foundation which he loved and endowed. His daughter Hannah assumes the role of Chair of the Rothschild Foundation.

We will all be inspired by his vision, ambition, and his commitment to excellence.

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Retail Assistant (Saturday or Sunday)

We are looking for positive, helpful, and kind individuals who enjoy what they do, and are passionate about making our visitors shopping experience memorable.

Closing Date: 1 March 2024

Interview Date: w/c 4 March 2024

Retail Assistant (Saturday and Sunday)

Food & Beverage Catering Assistant

We are looking for a forward thinking, customer focused individual who wants to play a key role in delivering truly exceptional customer service alongside brilliant colleagues in a stunning location.

Closing Date: 3 March 2024

Interview Date: 11 March 2024

Food & Beverage Catering Assistant job description

EA to Director of Grants and Grants Team Assistant

This role will focus on providing support to the Director of Grants, and will involve supporting the wider Grants Team with all aspects of the day-to-day running and administration of grant-making programmes.

Closing Date: midnight, Thursday 7 March 2024

Interview Date: Monday 18 March 2024

EA to Director of Grants and Grants Team Assistant job description

Chef de Partie

You will report directly to the Head Chef and play a vital role in maintaining the high standards and reputation of our restaurant. We serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner, offering an exceptional dining experience to our guests.

Interview Date: TBC

Chef de Partie job description

Security Officer

The Security Officer will be responsible for maintaining the physical security of Waddesdon Manor and it’s estates (consisting of approximately 6000 acres and several external buildings). You will ensure that the company’s policies and procedures are followed at all times and all issues are resolved in an effective and timely manner.

Interview Date: TBC

Security Officer 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

Volunteer opportunities

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

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Waddesdon Pathways internship

We have launched the Waddesdon Pathways, a year long innovative internship programme with on site accommodation for those looking to develop a career in heritage.

Learn about the internship programme 

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