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.


Visitor Welcome Volunteers - Saturday & Sunday

We are now receiving new applications for Visitor Welcome Volunteers on a Saturday and Sunday.

You will work within a small team of enthusiastic, friendly volunteers, alongside the visitor welcome team. You will be key to our customer experience, assisting the visitor welcome team to maintain our well known warm welcome and exceptional customer service.

This is an outdoor, visitor-facing role that is ideal for individuals who enjoy working within a team, are reliable, resilient and like to be kept busy. Within your role, you will be responsible for driving access buggies, delivering outstanding customer service and engaging with visitors to provide information about the house and garden.

Applicants for these volunteer posts should be flexible and enjoy communicating and interacting with the public. Candidates speaking a second language would be at a distinct advantage.

Alongside the chance to develop new skills, make new friends and gain experience for your CV, Chatsworth volunteers are also entitled to an estate pass and reasonable travel expenses are reimbursed.

Please download a pre-printed application form to apply. Please return the completed form to us by email.

For further information or for a pre-printed application form, please email us or call us on 01246 565 300 and ask for a visitor welcome supervisor.


Horticultural Volunteers

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  all day on Friday and Monday and Wednesday afternoons. They 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 CV. 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.

• Garden volunteer role description (PDF, 67Kb)
• Volunteer application form (PDF, 167Kb)

Send your completed application form by email or post it to:
HR
The Estate Office
Bakewell
Derbyshire DE45 1PJ

For further information or for a pre-printed application form, please email us or call us on 01246 565 300 and ask for the gardens office.

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