Please note that we are at full capacity for Horticultural Volunteers at present, and are operating a waiting list.
Opportunities are available for enthusiastic and committed individuals to join our friendly team of skilled horticulturalists and volunteers in the gardens here at Chatsworth.
These positions are offered between Monday and Friday and are predominately outdoor roles suitable for individuals with a keen interest in horticulture who are both reliable, and appreciative of historical gardens and landscapes.
Our horticultural volunteers work alongside the Garden Team, supporting them in maintaining and developing the gardens to an exceptionally high standard. A wide range of horticultural tasks will be experienced from work done in our greenhouses, nursery or extensive pleasure grounds, which contain borders lawns and woodland.
Being able to fit in with and work as part of an established team is key to this role. We are looking for flexible individuals who value Chatsworth’s heritage and enjoy communicating and interacting with other people. Ideally you should be able to commit to a minimum of half a day per week throughout the open season.
In return there is the chance to develop new skills, make new friends and gain practical experience for your C.V. Reasonable travel expenses will be reimbursed and, after a probationary period as a volunteer you will be issued with an estate pass, which entitles you to a wide range of exclusive additional benefits.
Download the Garden Volunteer role description (67kb) for more information about this role.
Should you wish to apply complete the application form (pdf 527kb) and send it to: HR, The Estate Office, Bakewell, Derbyshire, DE45 1PJ or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
For further information or for a pre-printed application form please email us or call us on 01246 565300 and ask for the gardens office.