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Jobs at Chatsworth

More than 550 people work full or part time on the Chatsworth estate, in both permanent and seasonal positions. There is a huge and diverse range of jobs across the estate departments. The current vacancies are at Chatsworth and other businesses within the Devonshire Group, please apply as indicated beneath each position.

Chatsworth House Trust
Director of Development
Derbyshire
Competitive Salary and Benefits

Chatsworth is one of Britain's leading heritage attractions and home to the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire. It has an ambitious programme of conservation, art exhibitions and educational activity.

This exciting new role has been created to lead and co-ordinate all fundraising activities, and develop strategies to maximise income from all potential sources.

To be successful in this role, you will need to be a sophisticated communicator with the ability to influence at all levels, and have an enterprising and strategic approach to income generation.  Your experience could have been gained in a visitor attraction, a museum, gallery or equivalent iconic institution.  Above all your ability to deliver challenging targets will be evidenced in your excellent fundraising track record.

For more information please email Leah Jeffcott at Richmond Associates on ljeffcott@richmond-associates.com or if you would like to arrange a confidential discussion, please contact Moyra Doyle on +44(0)203 617 9240. To apply please visit the Richmond Associates website.

Information Pack (pdf 1098KB)

The closing date for applications is 9am on Friday, 16th May 2014.

Security Officer

An interesting Security Officer post has arisen working as and when required, day and evening shifts covering for holidays, absence and other events; the shifts will mostly be 12 hours but occasionally shorter shifts may be required.

The successful applicant will provide an efficient service and warm welcome to a wide range of people including VIP's, visitors, staff and the emergency services.

Flexibility will be a key element of the role and all applicants must possess excellent communication skills, able to deliver great customer care without compromising security.

You should be able to work in a calm and competent manner both alone and as part of a team; have previous experience of working with computers; maintaining vigilant observations; monitor and respond quickly and appropriately to intruder alarm, fire alarm and local monitoring systems and CCTV.

You should also be able to carry out efficient security patrols, both internal, external and mobile; operate control room equipment and maintain routine security records. 

Previous experience in a similar role would be advantageous.  Applicants must be prepared to undergo a DBS check and hold a driving licence.

Job Description (pdf 301KB)

To apply please forward your CV together with a covering letter stating your current salary and benefits package to:  The HR Department, Chatsworth, Estate Office, Edensor, Bakewell, Derbyshire, DE45 1PJ or via email to hr@chatsworth.org

Closing Date: Friday 25th April 2014

Assistant Supervisor
Sandwich Production

As part of an exciting new project aimed at developing a range of high quality sandwiches prepared by hand at Chatsworth we seek a full time Assistant Supervisor.

Reporting to and deputising for the supervisor, you will work in a small team producing sandwiches, wraps and boxed salads for visitors to the Estate. 

Your normal hours will be 8 hours per day, working Thursday to Monday normally early starts of 3/4am. However, due to the nature of the post, demand will fluctuate dependent on the season and you should be prepared to be flexible in working times. This position is seasonal working mid-March to December.

It is essential that the quality of our products is consistently good therefore you must be able to control standards whilst achieving high levels of productivity. Previous experience of working in a high volume food production unit is essential.

You should have previous experience of team leading in a related role and have a basic understanding of IT. It is essential to have an awareness of food hygiene and health and safety.

Job Description (pdf 370KB)

To apply, please send your CV and covering letter, stating your current salary, before the closing date to: The HR Department, Chatsworth Estate Office, Edensor, Bakewell, Derbyshire DE45 1PJ or via email hr@chatsworth.org   

Closing date: Sunday 27th April 2014

Chef de Partie

An exciting new position has arisen within our catering department for a Chef de Partie.

You will be able to demonstrate the ability and genuine desire to provide an excellent standard of food at all times for our visitors, from our daytime customers wanting good quality homemade fare, to our fine dining customers attending day or evening events and weddings.

As part of the kitchen team you will be creating new dishes and menus using seasonal, fresh produce from local suppliers wherever possible.

You will have experienced time spent as section leader, assisting in the training and development of junior staff and be keen to assist in maintaining our exemplary health & safety and hygiene practices.

This is a full time position working 40 hours per week. Flexibility will be essential to meet the needs of the business; however, the majority of the work will be 9.00am-5.30pm.

Job Description (pdf 40KB)

To apply please forward your C.V. showing current benefits package to:  The HR Department, Chatsworth Estate Office, Edensor, Bakewell, Derbyshire DE45 1PJ or via e-mail to hr@chatsworth.org.

Commis chef

An exciting opportunity has arisen for two Commis Chefs within the catering department at Chatsworth.  This role provides an opportunity to gain experience in both the production of homemade food for our day visitor and creative dishes for our fine dining customers within the rapidly expanding events and weddings business.

This is a seasonal position working mid-March to December, 40 hours per week. Flexibility will be essential to meet the needs of the business, however, the majority of the work will be between 9.00am-5.30pm.

The role offers the successful applicants the opportunity for significant personal development, assisting in and contributing to the delivery of food of the highest standard in all sections of the business.

Exemplary Health & Safety and hygiene practices are essential.

Job Description (pdf 67KB) 

To apply please forward your C.V. showing current benefits package to:  The HR Department, Chatsworth Estate Office, Edensor, Bakewell, Derbyshire DE45 1PJ or via e-mail to hr@chatsworth.org

2 Apprentice Bakers

Do you have a passion for baking?
Do you dream of creating amazing patisserie and bread?
Are you prepared to work hard?
Do you want an opportunity to realise your dream?

Chatsworth, the home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire and home to some of the best and most varied catering opportunities in the area, is recruiting 2 apprentice Bakers to be based at this unique site.

Would you like to:

• Have the opportunity of working in our bakery creating a variety of patisserie, baked goods and speciality breads?

• Be paid £464 per month

• Kick start your career?

• Have the chance of an exciting future at Chatsworth?

If the answer to all the above is YES, please apply by visiting the National Apprenticeship Service Website and search for Vacancy Reference Number VAC000421999. You will need to register in order to use this service.  Closing date: 16th May 2014.

These posts will be based at Chatsworth in Derbyshire training one day per week will be mostly based at Derby University in Buxton.  Transport would be an advantage as public transport is limited but would be accessible from some areas.

Apprentice Chef

Do you have a passion for food?
Do you dream of becoming a Chef?
Are you prepared to work hard?
Do you want an opportunity to realise your dream?

Chatsworth, the home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire and to some of the best and most varied catering opportunities in the area, is recruiting an apprentice Chef to be based at this unique site.

Would you like to: 

• Have the opportunity of creating different types of food for the restaurants and special events at Chatsworth.

• Be paid £464 per month

• Kick start your career?

• Have the chance of an exciting future at Chatsworth?

If the answer to all the above is YES, please apply by visiting the National Apprenticeship Service Website and search for Vacancy Reference Number VAC000422042. You will need to register in order to use this service.  Closing date 16th May 2014

These posts will be based at Chatsworth and the Cavendish Hotel in Derbyshire, training one day per week will be mostly based at Derby University in Buxton.  Transport would be an advantage as public transport is limited but would be accessible from some areas.  Some accommodation may be available if transport is a problem.

The Chatsworth Traineeship Programme

Are you......
• Aged between 16-19?
• Looking for an opportunity gain work experience and improve your skills?
• Currently not in education, employment or training (as at end June 2014)?
• Able to make a full-time 20 week commitment?

Then the new Chatsworth Traineeship Programme, supported by Babington Business College, could be just for you.......
 
Home to the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, Chatsworth has some of the best and most varied work opportunities in the area.

Whilst on the 20 week programme you will:

• Develop your employability skills including: communication skills, writing a CV, preparing for an interview
• Achieve qualifications in  Functional Skills Maths and English
• Gain certificates in work specific training, for example Customer Service or Food Safety
• Gain valuable, in-depth knowledge by joining one of our experienced teams in a quality work placement
• Receive a training allowance of £330 per month
• Have the opportunity to apply and be interviewed for suitable vacancies or apprenticeships that may be available at Chatsworth.

Choose the sector you want to work in.

Traineeships are available across several sectors at Chatsworth including:

Bakery (for budding bakers), Kitchen (for budding chefs in the Carriage House Restaurant and Farm Shop), Warehouse (understand the workings of a busy retail warehouse), Retail Shops (gain front of house experience in a variety of gift and food outlets), Restaurant (gain front of house experience in a variety of Restaurants and events), Farm Shop (gain front of house experience in all areas of our award winning farm shop & restaurant), Gardens & Park (for those who prefer to be out-doors, gain hands-on gardening and park management experience), Chatsworth House Guide & Visitor Welcome (an introduction to working in travel & tourism)

These posts will be based at Chatsworth in Derbyshire. Transport would be an advantage as public transport is limited but would be accessible from some areas. 

To apply for a Traineeship at Chatsworth, contact:
Sue Harvey of Babington Business College
Tel 07584 518321 E-mail sue.harvey@babington.co.uk

The Devonshire Arms Hotel, Bolton Abbey, North Yorkshire

The Devonshire Arms Country House Hotel and Spa is a 4 red star rated property situated amidst the beautiful Yorkshire Dales on the banks of the River Wharfe. Part of Devonshire Hotels and Restaurants it has 40 bedrooms, leisure facilities and a Michelin starred Restaurant.

There are currently no vacancies.  Please check again in a few days time as all new vacancies are posted as soon as they become available.

Due to the large number of applications received by us, we regret that you will not be contacted again unless you are short listed for the post applied for and invited for a work trial/interview. Therefore, if you have not heard from us within 4 weeks of the date of your application, you should assume that you have not been successful on this occasion.  This measure has been taken in the interest of efficiency and cost effectiveness and we apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

To apply please telephone Fiona Bancroft on 01756 718121 or send your CV with covering email/letter to hr@devonshirehotels.co.uk or by post to the HR Department, Devonshire Hotels & Restaurants, Bolton Abbey, Skipton BD23 6AJ

The Devonshire Arms, Beeley

Located on the Chatsworth Estate, The Devonshire Arms at Beeley is the recipient of many awards including 'Good Food Guide Country Pub of the Year', 'Derbyshire Pub of the Year' and 'Yorkshire Pub of the Year' together with achieving a 2AA Rosette status. The Devonshire Arms is a traditional English country pub with a contemporary twist, oak beams, open fires and nooks and crannies and fourteen stylish cottage bedrooms. It is also the perfect spot to relax whist being served cask ales and quality food and wines in the vibrant Brasserie.

Devonshire Arms Beeley - Front of House Assistant Manager

As Assistant Manager, you will assist in the smooth running of all Front of House areas ensuring standards of service are delivered consistently and are continually improving.  You should have previous experience within other gastro pubs, a great knowledge of British food, real ale and wine, in addition to experience of POS systems and good customer relation skills . It is essential that you have previously held a senior position within a similar environment and have experience working with a large number of covers.  You will be educated to GCSE or equivalent standard with excellent English language skills both oral and written.
• Salary Up to £18,000 per annum,  plus benefits

Devonshire Arms Beeley - Front of House Supervisor

As a Front of House Supervisor, you will assist in the smooth running of all Front of House areas ensuring standards of service are delivered consistently and are continually improving.  You should have previous restaurant experience with a knowledge of food and wine service.  Previous supervisory experience is desirable but not essential as it is more important that you are an enthusiastic and motivated member of the team.

• Salary up to £15,000 per annum, plus benefits

Devonshire Arms Beeley - Casual Restaurant Serving Staff

Multi skilled and working across all areas of Food and Beverage services, Restaurant Serving Staff are able to work on their own initiative and as part of a busy team.  Interacting with guests is the most important part of your role which involves setting and clearing tables, service preparation, hosting, order taking, food & drink service and general cleaning duties which includes polishing cutlery & crockery.  Most of all, you are well presented and extremely focused on delivering a quality service and product with a smile.  Working hours to suit you and the business, you will have an outgoing character, positive attitude and friendly manner.

• Salary up to £6.50 per hour, plus benefits

Due to the large number of applications received by us, we regret that you will not be contacted again unless you are short listed for the post and invited for a work trial/interview.
Therefore, if you have not heard from us within 4 weeks of the date of your application, you should assume that you have not been successful on this occasion.
This measure has been taken in the interests of efficiency and cost effectiveness and we apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

To apply for any of these positions please telephone Fiona Bancroft on 01756 718121 or send your CV with covering email/letter to hr@devonshirehotels.co.uk or by post to the HR Department, Devonshire Hotels & Restaurants, Bolton Abbey, Skipton BD23 6AJ

The Devonshire Arms at Pilsley

The Devonshire Arms at Pilsley is a traditional Inn, serving well kept local cask ales and delicious freshly cooked food. The Inn offers the perfect mix of modern comfort with traditional pub character. Situated on the Chatsworth Estate, The Devonshire Arms is ideally located for a relaxing getaway when visiting Chatsworth House and Gardens and all the delights of the Peak District. The seven bedrooms are beautifully decorated, with modern en-suite bathrooms and comfortable beds.

Devonshire Arms Pilsley - Sous Chef

As Sous Chef you will work alongside the Head Chef.  You will be responsible for maintaining the high standards expected in the kitchen and the successful applicant will have held a senior role in a similar environment for at least two years.  With a passion for the industry you will be encouraged to contribute new and innovative ideas to the business.

• Salary up to £18,000 per annum, plus benefits

Devonshire Arms Pilsley - Casual Restaurant Serving Staff

Multi skilled and working across all areas of Food and Beverage services, Restaurant Serving Staff are able to work on their own initiative and as part of a busy team.  Interacting with guests is the most important part of your role which involves setting and clearing tables, service preparation, hosting, order taking, food & drink service and general cleaning duties which includes polishing cutlery & crockery.  Most of all, you are well presented and extremely focused on delivering a quality service and product with a smile.  Working hours to suit you and the business, you will have an outgoing character, positive attitude and friendly manner.

• Salary up to £6.50 per hour, plus benefits

Due to the large number of applications received by us, we regret that you will not be contacted again unless you are short listed for the post and invited for a work trial/interview.
Therefore, if you have not heard from us within 4 weeks of the date of your application, you should assume that you have not been successful on this occasion.
This measure has been taken in the interests of efficiency and cost effectiveness and we apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.


To apply for any of these positions please telephone Fiona Bancroft on 01756 718121 or send your CV with covering email/letter to hr@devonshirehotels.co.uk or by post to the HR Department, Devonshire Hotels & Restaurants, Bolton Abbey, Skipton BD23 6AJ