Thank you for your interest in working at Waddesdon. See what positions are available below and find job description details.
To apply for any of the following jobs at Waddesdon Manor please submit a CV and covering letter to Bonnie Bennett, our Head of Human Resources, unless otherwise stated.
Executive Assistant to Gardens & Aviary Departments
We are looking for an Executive Assistant to our Gardens and Aviary Departments. You will provide support to the new Gardens Manager, Head Gardener and the Department, the Curator of Birds and his team, and work with the EA to the Senior Management Team in providing additional support to the Head of Gardens and Collections.
Based in an office at the Gardens Department, the primary role of the EA is to enhance the effectiveness of the Departments by providing full information management support. You will report to the EA of the SMT team who coordinates business administrative support across Waddesdon.
Closing date for applications Thursday 13 July.
Grounds Maintenance Assistant (full time role)
Working with the Grounds Maintenance Supervisor, the Grounds Maintenance Assistant is responsible for the daily management of refuse, recycling and site presentation when open to visitors. The GMA follows a daily agreed routine set by the GMS to ensure all refuse is cleared in a timely manner.
As part of your role you’ll make sure that Waddesdon is always looking its best for visitors, including the cleaning down of signage, building and shed exteriors, and fixtures and fittings including furniture and bollard lights. You will also ensure regular litter picking of all visitor areas across the whole site takes place, and that particularly the busiest locations including The Stables, playground and Manor vicinity are always kept tidy and presentable.
Closing date for applications Sunday 23 July.
The Facilities Management team at Waddesdon are responsible for the maintenance of all the buildings under the stewardship of Waddesdon Manor; including the Manor house itself, The Stables, The Dairy, Five Arrows Hotel, Windmill Hill Archive Building and various other smaller outbuildings, staff houses and general infrastructure throughout this 150 acre site.
We are looking for an experienced multi-skilled, hands-on, motivated and hard working individual to join the Facilities team. Ideally this person will have a strong background in plumbing and heating.
Closing date for applications is Friday 4 August.
Bookings and Information Office Assistant
The Bookings and Information office team work with the Visitor Experience Manager and Visitor Services Assistants team to provide the highest standard of care to visitors. The main duties are to respond to visitor queries and assist with processing bookings on the phone and via email.
The role is crucial in assisting visitors to plan their visit to Waddesdon and in creating a friendly, welcoming and relaxed atmosphere.
Closing date for applications is Sunday 6 August. Interviews will take place on Wednesday 9 August.
Waddesdon Archive at Windmill Hill Graduate Archive Traineeship
We are seeking an Archives Assistant who can assist with the running of the service and the implementation of our digital archive repository. You will assist with general office tasks, answering enquiries, making the archive available to researchers, to assist in the improvement of our catalogues and to select and ingest material into Preservica.
This post provides an opportunity for graduates wishing to enter the archive profession to gain experience of all aspects of archive work for a period of one year, prior to or while undergoing professional training on one of the recognised postgraduate courses. If you are enrolled on a distance learning course then we will provide experience and advice to support your learning and there may be the opportunity for flexible working to support your study.
Closing date for applications Friday 21 August.
Full-time Assistant Catering Supervisor
We are looking for an Assistant Supervisor to be responsible for assisting in the running of the Stables Café and our new Treaterie. The main objective of the Assistant Supervisor is to run the Café and Treaterie on a day to day basis with the Stables Supervisor and to ensure that they achieve excellence in everything. We want to ensure that all our customers are happy, that our staff are well trained, stimulated and feel involved, and that we contribute as much as possible to the financial well-being of Waddesdon.
This is a full time position, working Wednesday to Sunday and Bank Holidays (day shifts only). We are offering a salary of £15,375 per annum, plus a share of our discretionary service charge and a matched contribution pension scheme (up to 10% of salary). In addition you will be entitled to 25 days holiday and free National Trust membership.
Waiting Staff for Private Events
We are looking for front of house waiting staff to serve a variety of functions and events from Weddings to Conferences at the Dairy and the Five Arrows Hotel on the Waddesdon Estate.
Duties may include bar work, waiting and clearing tables and room set ups.
Full training will be given. Hours are flexible and can be evenings, weekends or weekdays. Positions are available from September.
If you’re passionate about food and drink, and enthusiastic about delivering great hospitality, please send your CV to our private events team email@example.com
Applicants must be 16 and over.