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

Visitor Services & Retail Roles
Full Time House Porter
Part Time Housekeeping Assistants

Hever Castle Golf Club

Chef de Partie
Full or Part Time Bar & Hospitality Supervisor
Full & Part Time Bar & Kitchen Staff
Kitchen Porter

Leith’s Catering

Restaurant Manager

The catering and hospitality at Hever Castle are provided by Leith’s Catering, view their vacancies here.


Current Vacancies


visitor services & RETAIL ROLES

Hever Castle & Gardens is recruiting for various Visitor Services and Retail roles for the 2019 season. This is an exciting opportunity to work at this historic and famous visitor attraction, the childhood home of Anne Boleyn.

The roles will operate on a seasonal basis, commencing February and running through to the end of 2019. The working pattern is a minimum of three days a week, on a rolling two week rota. This will include, working alternate weekends and regular Bank Holidays.

Positions available are for Visitor Experience Assistants, working in the Castle itself, or as part of the Operations Team in the grounds, greeting visitors, selling tickets, assisting with car parking and helping to keep the grounds presentable for our visitors. There are also Retail Assistant opportunities, working within the shops and information centre, welcoming and serving customers, upselling annual memberships and general inquiries.

Hourly pay rate, age 25 and over is £7.83 increasing to £8.08 on completion of successful 3 months’ probation period.
Under 25’s start at £7.38 increasing to £7.63 on completion of successful 3 months’ probation period.

All salaries are reviewed each April.

Closing date for applications is 6pm on the 15th January 2019. Interviews will be held at the end of January.

For further details see the full job descriptions below. To apply please use the application form provided and send your completed form by email to DayVisitorManager@hevercastle.co.uk.

Castle Supervisor Job Description

Castle Visitor Experience Assistant Job Description

Operations Visitor Experience Assistant Job Description

Courtyard Shop Retail Assistant Job Description

Hever Shop Retail Assistant Job Description

Information Centre Assistant Job Description

Download the application form

 


Full Time House Porter

Hever Castle is looking for a full time house porter to work alongside a team of dedicated professionals who strive to exceed customers’ expectations. You will need a hand’s on approach, the ability to work under pressure and competence to work as part of a team or individually. 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


Chef de Partie

Hever Castle Golf Club is looking for a full-time Chef. You will work under the guidance of the Head Chef and in his absence the Sous Chef to support the smooth running of the kitchen. You will be expected to learn fast and be able to run the pass and ideally have experience in all sections using your knowledge to develop junior members of the team, ensure the kitchen cleanliness & hygiene levels are kept consistently high. You will be required to keep wastage to a minimum and use the special board to help keep G.P.

This role would suit an individual wanting to develop their talents in a professional kitchen and to aim to climb up the kitchen role ladder. Read the full job description. To apply for this role please email Kate with your CV and cover letter golfclubfunctions@hevercastle.co.uk.


Full or Part Time Bar & Hospitality Supervisor

Hever Castle Golf Club is looking for a full or part 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.

If you are interested in finding out more please contact Kate Wittenberg on 01732 701017 or email clubjobs@hevercastle.co.uk.


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.


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, see the Leith’s website.

Restaurant Manager

If you’re a motivated and ambitious Restaurant Manager with a passion for food, exceptional skill set with high end industry experience – develop your career within the world’s leading contract caterer.

This exclusive and historic venue requires a committed Restaurant Manager to deliver exceptionally high standards of service, and who will work within a strong team of up to 20 to provide a smooth and professional catering and event service. 

Up to £22,000, 5 out of 7 days – flexibility required with regular weekends. Evenings off! Meals on duty.

Fantastic new role due to growth within the contract, with clear progression and access to extensive online training to support your development.

apply here


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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