The Devonshire Group - benefiting our heritage, our people and our shared future

The Devonshire Group includes Chatsworth, The Devonshire Hotels & Restaurant Group and the Derbyshire, Yorkshire and Lismore Estates.

Our core values

Each generation of the Devonshire Family is guardian of the fundamental values that enable our enterprises and charities to prosper.

We believe in...

  • Always improving Whatever we do, we strive in our own ways, big and small, to improve how we do things.
  • Decency Decency is at the heart of the way every one of us behaves and acts - we understand the importance of doing the right thing.
  • Being inclusive The best decisions are the ones that are inclusive; strengthening the relationships we have with both our colleagues and people outside our enterprises.

Our core values are at the heart of our recruitment process.


Chatsworth

Part-time Director of Art Out Loud

a prestigious annual event at Chatsworth

Art Out Loud has established itself as a highly respected festival of Arts based talks and workshops, which take place annually in September in the garden at Chatsworth - this year the festival runs from 21st to 23rd September 2018.

After 4 successful years the current Director is retiring and we are looking for a dynamic new Director to take the festival forward from 2019 onwards, continuing to build its influence in the art world and its audience reach.

We are looking for an individual with an established track record in organising this type of event, strong leadership skills, an established network of contacts in the worlds of Art and Literature, and a vision to work with partners and stakeholders to strengthen the festival as an integral part of Chatsworth’s arts programme.

Your hours of work and location will be entirely flexible and part-time, with more time required at Chatsworth in the run up to the Festival; we estimate an average of 1 day will be required at Chatsworth in the shoulder months, increasing near to the event and culminating in two weeks on site during September.

Download the Director of Art Out Loud job description here. 

To apply please forward your CV and salary expectations to: Julie Davison, Director of Group HR & Safety via e mail to: hr@Chatsworth.org by 26th August 2018.

Interviews will be held at Chatsworth: first interviews on 6th September and second interviews on the morning of 13th September.

The Devonshire Group Core Values:  We believe in: Always Improving, Decency, Being Inclusive

Estate Worker

A rare opportunity has arisen to join the Domain team, responsible for estate management tasks across the park and amenity woodland surrounding Chatsworth. 

This is very much an outdoor role, demanding a variety of skills to meet the requirements of the role, including dry stone walling and other boundary work; tree & grass maintenance; and footpath, road and waterway conservation.  This work frequently requires the assistance of machinery including: larger tractor mounted equipment, strimmer’s, lawn mowers, hedge cutters and ideally chainsaws and tree climbing would be advantage.

Any previous experience of working in an estate with large gardens would be an advantage. A driving license is essential.

This is a physically demanding role, in which you will work both within a small team and alone, accessing all areas of the park.

This is a permanent role, working 40 hours per week, usually Monday to Friday 7:30 – 16:00.

Download Estate Worker job description.

To apply please send your CV stating your current salary to: hr@chatsworth.org, or to:

The HR Department,
The Estate Office,
Edensor,
Bakewell,
Derbyshire,
DE45 1PJ

Closing Date: 19th August 2018

Interviews likely to be early September

The Devonshire Group Values: We believe in: Always Improving, Decency, Being Inclusive


Estate Farm Shop Café
Daytime Cook (Part-Time)

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a cook to work within a small team responsible for the production of good home cooked meals for the Café at the award winning Chatsworth Estate Farm Shop. 

This position would suit a good home cook or aspiring chef currently in training. The successful applicant will work well under pressure, be quick to learn and be self- motivated.
Applicants will be committed to the highest health and safety and hygiene standards.

This is a permanent position, working 16 hours per week usually on a Friday and Saturday between 7.00am and 6.00pm (8 hours per day) with no split shifts. However, flexibility will be required, particularly at busy periods.

Download the Daytime Cook job description. 

To apply please send your CV to: hr@chatsworth.org, or to:

The HR Department,
The Estate Office,
Edensor,
Bakewell,
Derbyshire,
DE45 1PJ

Closing Date: 27th August 2018

The Devonshire Group Values: We believe in: Always Improving, Decency, Being Inclusive


Customer Service Assistants
Estate Farm Shop

We now have various permanent opportunities available in the Estate Farm Shop which is renowned for its seasonal produce and warm, friendly service, as below:-

Primarily shop based:

1) 15 hours per week on a Sunday and Monday 
2) 7 hours per week on a Sunday 
3) 8 hours per week on a Saturday

Primarily café based:

4) 16 hours per week on a Sunday and Monday

Please state clearly which posts you are interested in as shown above. The positions are permanent, working the days specified above all-year round, with occasional additional hours during busy periods.

Download the Customer Service Assistant Job Description

To apply please send your CV to:

hr@chatsworth.org, or to:

The HR Department,
The Estate Office,
Edensor,
Bakewell,
Derbyshire,
DE45 1PJ

Closing Date: 20 August 2018

The Devonshire Group Core Values:  We believe in: Always Improving, Decency, Being Inclusive


Retail Customer Service Assistant (INTERNAL ONLY)
Part-Time, 30 hours per week

Existing employees are invited to apply for a seasonal permanent retail opportunity based in the Orangery gift shop.

We are well known for our high standards of customer care and you will assist in maintaining those standards at all times by engaging with our customers and maintaining excellent product knowledge to assist customers with purchases.

You will work within a small, friendly team, assisting in both shops when required and your main duties will include; serving customers, stock control, administration checks, light cleaning and till work.

Excellent customer service skills are essential. Experience of cash handling and till experience would be an advantage.   

Hours of work total 30 hours per week, working from 10:00am to 6.00pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Sundays. Flexibility is required as hours may vary slightly depending on the House opening times.

This position is open to internal applicants only.

Download the Retail Customer Service Assistant job description.

To apply please send your CV to: hr@chatsworth.org, or to:

The HR Department,
The Estate Office,
Edensor,
Bakewell,
Derbyshire,
DE45 1PJ

Closing Date: 19th August 2018

Interview Date: 5th September 2018

The Devonshire Group Core Values:  We believe in: Always Improving, Decency, Being Inclusive


Customer Service Assistant/Rover

An opportunity has become available to join our small, friendly Food-to-Go team.  We make all our food-to-go by hand at Chatsworth. 

In this role, you will provide support where needed at all our external units and food preparation kitchen – this includes travelling between units, on foot, by buggy and van.

You will be a great team member, providing excellent customer service at all times; serving customers, providing information about the food, washing utensils, clearing tables and delivering stock throughout the day, ensuring orders are checked, recorded and rotated. The role is physically demanding and requires a full clean driving license.

No previous catering experience is necessary, as our full training will ensure that you are able to provide the exceptional customer service of which we are proud.  However, you must be able to demonstrate an interest in customer care, be a great team worker, able to work and prioritise tasks when working alone, be friendly and cheerful.

The hours of work are 40 per week, working from 8am to 4.30pm on Tuesday to Saturday; however, there may be occasional need for flexibility and additional hours in busy periods.  

This is a seasonal permanent vacancy working late March to early January each year.

Download Customer Service Assistant/Rover job description.

To apply please send your CV and covering letter to: hr@chatsworth.org, or to:

The HR Department,
The Estate Office,
Edensor,
Bakewell,
Derbyshire,
DE45 1PJ

Closing Date: 22nd August 2018

The Devonshire Group Values: We believe in: Always Improving, Decency, Being Inclusive

Chef de Partie

1) Full Time permanent working March to January each year  or
2) Casual work - as and when required

Opportunities are available to join our friendly catering team at Chatsworth, working within the up to date kitchen at the historic Stables building.

You will work with the senior chefs, providing varied dishes to meet the needs of our different restaurants and events; from rustic homemade dishes to fine dining - all made with seasonal fresh ingredients. You will also help create new dishes and menus, while assisting with the development and training of junior members of the kitchen staff.

You should be able to demonstrate a genuine desire to deliver food of the highest quality in all sections of the business and be an experienced, time spent section leader with an excellent track record in health & safety and hygiene practices.

Permanent - hours of work are 40 per week, five days out of seven on a rota basis over every season March to January. The majority of hours worked will be in the day, with some evening events, and generally no split shifts, however, flexibility will be essential to meet the needs of the business.

Casual positions - hours are offered on an ad hoc, as and when required basis. 

Download the Chef de Partie job description

To apply please send your CV stating your current salary to: hr@chatsworth.org, or to:

The HR Department,
The Estate Office,
Edensor,
Bakewell,
Derbyshire,
DE45 1PJ

Applications will be reviewed upon receipt.

The Devonshire Group Values: We believe in: Always Improving, Decency, Being Inclusive


Casual Customer Service Assistants
Catering department

Casual opportunities are available within the catering restaurants at Chatsworth, at hours and days to suit your availability, as described below.

No previous catering experience is necessary as our full training will ensure that you are able to provide the exceptional customer service of which we are proud.  However, you must be able to demonstrate an interest in customer care, be a great team worker, friendly, cheerful and willing to be flexible.

Your duties will include: serving customers, working on the till, serving hot and cold drinks and food, clearing tables and generally keeping the restaurants clean and tidy.  

Hours available are on a casual basis, on an ad hoc, as and when required basis. 

There may be occasional need for additional hours in busy periods.

Download Customer Service Assistant job description.

To apply please send your CV stating your current salary to: hr@chatsworth.org, or to:

The HR Department,
The Estate Office,
Edensor,
Bakewell,
Derbyshire,
DE45 1PJ

Applications will be reviewed upon receipt.


Kitchen Porter

Catering department
Casual and Permanent Posts available

Opportunities are available for kitchen porters within our friendly catering team at Chatsworth.

You will ensure that a clean, hygienic environment is maintained in the kitchen by cleaning surfaces and maintaining order.    You will also provide an adequate supply of clean pans, crockery and cutlery.   Flexibility is essential in this role and you should be willing to help out in other areas of the catering department including assisting the chefs with basic food preparation.

You should be able to work quickly and efficiently, be self-motivated, with the ability to work well under pressure.  Ideally, you will have a food hygiene certificate with previous experience of working in a busy restaurant kitchen but this is not essential as full training will be provided. 

Permanent hours are 40 per week, 5 out of 7 days including weekends, with the occasional need for additional hours in busy periods - working March to December each year.  Casual hours are offered on an as and when required basis.

Download Kitchen Porter Job Description

To apply please send your CV to hr@chatsworth.org, or:

The HR Department,
Chatsworth, Estate Office,
Edensor,
Bakewell, Derbyshire,
DE45 1PJ

Applications will be viewed upon receipt


Devonshire Group

Apprentice chefs across the Devonshire Group

Do you have a passion for food?
Dream of becoming a Master Chef?
We can help you realise your dreams

The Devonshire Group which includes Chatsworth, home to the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, and their acclaimed hotels are offering a unique opportunity for inspired young people wishing to train as apprentice Chefs.

You must be excited about the prospect of becoming a chef and willing to work hard towards achieving that goal. In return, we offer a great opportunity which includes:

  • £4.40 per hour in your first year plus gratuities
  • The opportunity to work in a highly rated restaurant
  • Fair hours of work
  • Experience in a variety of food from simple home fare to fine dining
  • The opportunity to work with high quality ingredients
  • The chance to visit other exciting food venues
  • The opportunity to learn from first rate Chefs
  • The prospect of showcasing your skills to VIPs
  • A guaranteed job at the end of your apprenticeship

For more information, please see our film on https://youtu.be/ceSXA873LyI

Devonshire Group sites with opportunities available include:

  • Cavendish Hotel, Baslow 
  • Chatsworth Estate Farm Shop, Pilsley 
  • The Devonshire Arms at Pilsley 
  • The Devonshire Arms at Beeley
  • The Devonshire Fell, Burnsall 
  • The Devonshire Arms Country House Hotel & Spa, Bolton Abbey 

Transport would be an advantage as public transport is limited at some sites. However, some accommodation may be available should transport be a problem.

To apply please send your CV to hr@chatsworth.org or to:

The HR Department
Chatsworth Estate Office
Edensor
Bakewell
Derbyshire DE5 1PJ


Apprentice Hospitality Team Member

Front of House

Are you a customer-focused team player?
Looking for a varied Apprenticeship to give you real transferable skills?
This could be the Apprenticeship for you

The Devonshire Group, including Chatsworth, home to the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, and their award winning hotels in Derbyshire and Yorkshire are currently looking for a number of enthusiastic and proactive young people for Hospitality Team Member Apprenticeships across the group.

You should have a desire to work in the hospitality industry, an understanding of good customer service and be friendly, organised and reliable. In return for your hard work, we offer a great opportunity which includes:

  • £4.40 per hour in your first year plus gratuities.
  • Fair hours of work
  • A broad range of duties and responsibilities including:
    • Food service in a restaurant setting
    • Basic food preparation
    • Cleaning work area
    • Taking food and drink orders
    • Working on a busy reception desk
    • Taking room and table booking over the phone and in person
    • Helping hotel visitors with bags and luggage

Devonshire Group sites with opportunities available include:

  • Chatsworth House, Bakewell
  • Cavendish Hotel, Baslow
  • The Devonshire Arms at Pilsley
  • The Devonshire Arms at Beeley
  • The Devonshire Fell, Burnsall
  • The Devonshire Arms Country House Hotel & Spa, Bolton Abbey

Transport would be an advantage as public transport is limited at some sites.

To apply please send your CV to hr@chatsworth.org or to:

The HR Department
Chatsworth Estate Office
Edensor
Bakewell
Derbyshire DE45 1PJ


The Cavendish Hotel, Baslow

Have the following unique opportunities available:

Kitchen Assistant - 40 hours per week

Breakfast Chef - 40 hours per week

Housekeeper - 30 hours per week

For further details visit www.cavendish-hotel.net or telephone 01246 582311

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Beeley

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

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 to:

The HR Department
Devonshire Hotels & Restaurants
Bolton Abbey
Skipton BD23 6AJ

​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.

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Pilsley

Devonshire Arms, 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 13 bedrooms are beautifully decorated, with modern en-suite bathrooms and comfortable beds

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 to:

The HR Department
Devonshire Hotels & Restaurants
Bolton Abbey
Skipton BD23 6AJ

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.

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