Recruitment


Here you can view the available jobs at Hever Castle & Gardens.

It takes a great team with wide-ranging skills to look after and manage the Hever Castle Estate. From visitor experience executive to events coordinator, we’ve got something for everyone. Are you passionate, hardworking and social? If so, take a look at our vacancies.

Employment Benefits

  • Pension scheme
  • Complimentary tickets for family and friends
  • Subsidised catering
  • Discount from our retail outlets
  • Uniform (where applicable)
  • Complimentary golf on the 9 hole course

On this page, you will also find opportunities to apply for trade space at some of our forthcoming events.

Hever Castle

Part Time Weekend Porter (April – October)
Part Time Housekeeping Assistants
Estate Office Receptionist / Administrator

Hever Castle Golf Club

Full Time Bar & Hospitality Supervisor
Full & Part Time Bar & Kitchen Staff
Kitchen Porter
Greenkeeper

Current Vacancies


part Time weekend Porter (april – october)

Hever Castle is looking for a Conference and Events Porter to assist with the day to day set up and running of the events and operation of Hever Castle’s Luxury Bed & Breakfast. You will need to be highly motivated and confident enough in your own abilities to work in an environment where exceeding the expectations of our guests is the minimum requirement. For further details see the full job description

To apply for this position, please send your CV and cover letter to Nicola Ferguson AManagers@hevercastle.co.uk.


part time housekeeping assistants – ASTOR WING 

The Astor Wing at Hever Castle is recruiting for part-time housekeeping assistants, required for immediate start to cover the increasing business across the Estate.

You are responsible within a small team for the day to day cleanliness of the Castle, Astor Wing and all areas associated with it. You will need a hands-on approach and ability to work as part of a team or individually. You will also undertake any other reasonable duties as required by the Head Housekeeper/Deputy Head Housekeeper/Manager on duty.

Weekend and Bank Holidays will be part of your normal working routine and will be incorporated into your rota. Candidates must be enthusiastic and motivated!

For further details please send your CV to nferguson@hevercastle.co.uk


ESTATE OFFICE RECEPTIONIST / ADMINISTRATOR 

The busy Estate Office at Hever Castle in the Kent countryside is looking to recruit a Receptionist / Administrator. This post would suit someone who enjoys working with a vast range of people, is passionate about providing a professional customer service, is highly organised and has the confidence and motivation to develop the role.

Requirements for the post include:

• Excellent telephone manner and customer service skills
• Excellent IT skills
• Excellent English language and communication skills
• Good organisational and administration skills
• Good interpersonal skills
• Flexible approach to work
• Ability to work under pressure

This is a full-time position, Monday to Friday, 9am to 5.30pm.

Read more about the role here. If you are interested in applying for this role please send your CV and covering letter by email to slambden@hevercastle.co.uk.


Bar & Hospitality Supervisor

Hever Castle Golf Club is looking for a full time bar and hospitality supervisor. Must have good experience in hospitality and customer service. Your aim will be to aid the Bar and Hospitality Manager to maintain quality standards within the club bar, terrace, restaurant and on course refreshments. Flexible working pattern, rota planned at least 2 weeks in advance with straight shifts.

Please send your CV to Ricky Ellson – rellson@hever.co.uk or call 01732 701010 for further information.


FULL & PART TIME BAR & Kitchen STAFF

Hever Castle Golf Club is looking to recruit friendly, enthusiastic and professional staff to work within the bar and restaurant team. Hours to include weekdays, evenings and weekends, we plan ahead and aim to provide a fair rota.

Experience is preferable, however, training will be given.

Hourly rates of pay ~ tips ~ benefits.

Please send your CV to Kate Wittenberg – golfclubfunctions@hevercastle.co.uk or call 01732 701017 for further information.


Kitchen porter required

Hever Castle Golf Club is looking to recruit a Kitchen Porter to work within our busy team. Full or part-time positions available.

You will be expected to ensure that the cleanliness of the kitchen is maintained to a high level and will also be required to be a good team player. No experience needed.

Flexible with working hours with the ability to work weekends and evenings is essential.

For more information, please contact Matthew McLoughlin, Head Chef on 01732 701009 or send your CV to kitchen@hevercastle.co.uk.


greenkeeper 

An opportunity has opened to join the Greenkeeping Team at Hever Castle Golf Club, this is an outside job role in all weathers.

The job role itself will be to contribute to the day-to-day maintenance and the development of the golf course and the Castle estate to a very high standard.

This job is of a physical nature, with a full-time contract on offer and includes working weekends (mornings) on a rota basis, no accommodation is offered with this position.

Previous experience to NVQ Level 2 in Amenity Sportsturf or equivalent would be an advantage, but not essential, as an apprenticeship may be made available to gain this qualification to the right candidate.

However, the following skills would be essential:

  • The ability to work individually and as part of a team
  •  A flexible approach to work as early starts and weekend work is required
  • Reliable and hard working with excellent presentation skills and attention to detail
  • A positive attitude with good time management and communication skills
  • A current full driving licence

This position would suit someone at the start of their Greenkeeping career or someone wishing to have a career within the sportsturf industry,

In line with UK immigration legislation, all applicants must currently be eligible to live and work in the UK. Due to the number of applicants we receive to our advertisements we are unable to respond individually to each application. If you do not hear from us within 7 days of the closing date, you may assume you have not been selected this time, but you are welcome to apply for any future vacancy you feel you are suited for.

The closing date for applications is 12 July 2019.

Send a CV and a letter of application to: Rob Peers, Head Greenkeeper Hever Castle Golf Club – rpeers@hevercastle.co.uk


Leith’s at hever castle 

There are currently a number of year-round roles available with the Leith’s catering team to join our café and restaurant staff.

Applicants must be available to work weekends.  

For further details on what vacancies are available, please contact Emma Hall – emma.hall@compass-group.co.uk.


Volunteers Needed – Kent and Sharpshooters Yeomanry Museum 

Located in the grounds of Hever Castle and Heritage Lottery Funded, the Kent and Sharpshooters Yeomanry Museum is looking for volunteers to help run the museum and community outreach activities. Please read more and note that whilst the museum is located in the grounds of Hever Castle, these roles are not for employment (paid or voluntary) with Hever Castle Ltd.

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Awards

Hever Castle has received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence award as both a Visitor Attraction and for its Luxury Bed & Breakfast accommodation. Find out more about other awards and accolades.

Green

Broadland Properties, who purchased Hever Castle and its collection from the Astor family in 1983, are helping to make the Hever Castle Estate more environmentally friendly. Find out more about the biomass woodchip boiler and ecologically sound sewage systems that are in place.

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