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Current vacancies

Thank you for your interest in working at Waddesdon. See what positions are available below and find job description details.

Curatorial Assistant

An exciting opportunity to join the Collections team to help support departmental activities with particular emphasis on exhibitions work, research and documentation support and cataloguing.

Deadline for applications 1 October.

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Gardener, Maternity Cover 1 year FTC

We are looking for a gardener to support the team in ensuring that Waddesdon presents the gardens and grounds to the highest horticultural standards.

Deadlines for applications 6 October.

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Executive Assistant

The post of Executive Assistant (EA) will provide support to the Estate Manager (EM) and some support to the Heads of Department (HODs). Based in the Estate Yard, the primary purpose of the EA is to develop a full working knowledge of the Estate and to use this to enhance the effectiveness of the EM and HODs by providing full information management support.

Deadlines for applications 6 October.

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Domestic Housekeeping Assistant (part-time)

We are looking for an early morning part-time domestic Housekeeping Assistant to join our team. Hours are from 7am to 10.30am, Monday to Friday and alternate weekends from 7am to 9.30am, with one day off in the week. Applicants must hold a valid UK driving licence.

The successful applicant will have some experience of providing Housekeeping services in a deluxe property although training will be given to the right applicant. Applicants must have an eye for detail, be robust, flexible and enjoy being busy. Duties will be varied but will involve cleaning and tidying.

Full training at Waddesdon’s high standards will be provided.

Salary: £7,174 per annum. We offer excellent benefits including 25 days annual leave which increases with your length of service, a National Trust staff card and pension scheme.

Please forward your CV with a covering letter detailing your suitability for this role to varsha.parmar@waddesdon.org.uk

Private Events Coordinator (Maternity Cover)

An exciting opportunity to join our events team who manage over 300 events each year across the whole site.  Specific experience in weddings and corporate events not a requirement but similar transferred skills would be useful.

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Visitor Services Assistant

We are looking for Weekend Visitor Services Assistants (VSAs) to work with the Visitor Experience Manager to provide the highest standard of care to visitors. The main duties are to enable visitors to enjoy their day by staffing the visitor reception points and assist visitors with site transport arrangements. The VSAs are the first people that visitors interact with, and their role is therefore vital in creating a friendly, welcoming and relaxing atmosphere, enabling visitors to enjoy their day.

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Bookings and Information Office Assistant

We are seeking a Bookings and Information Office Assistant who will work with the Visitor Experience Manager and Visitor Services Assistants 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.

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Commis Chef

An opportunity to join our kitchen team who are responsible for providing all food and beverages to our on-site catering outlets as a Commis Chef. If you are looking for a career in hospitality and catering then this is an excellent opportunity for you to learn in a friendly environment. No split shifts and daytime working only (some evening work available however with paid overtime). An excellent opportunity to learn from the very best.

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