Recruitment


Come and work in the beautiful surroundings of Hever Castle, the childhood home of Anne Boleyn.

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.

New: Theatre Administrator & Box Office Operator – Festival Theatre
Commi Chef – Hever Castle Golf Club

Casual Bar & Waitressing Staff – Hever Castle Golf Club
Full Time Golf Shop Assistant – Hever Castle Golf Club
Part Time Housekeeping Assistants


Current Vacancies


 Theatre Administrator & Box Office Operator – Festival Theatre

The Festival Theatre at Hever Castle is recruiting for a full time Theatre Administrator & Box Office Operator. This post is for six months commencing at the end of February.

Located in the grounds of Hever Castle, this stunning open-air theatre runs a Summer Arts Festival from June to August and this post is required to assist with the day to day management of the Theatre and Summer Festival.

Tasks include box office administration, marketing, artist liaison, front of house admin, and general office management.

The ideal candidate will possess excellent communication and IT Skills; be articulate, self-motivated and able to work independently; and ideally have an interest in arts and entertainment.

For a full job description and application form please email theatre@heverfestival.co.uk

Please note – this role is being advertised by the Festival Theatre which is located in the grounds of Hever Castle. As such, the successful candidate will NOT be employed by Hever Castle but by Hever Festival Productions Ltd. For more information on the Festival Theatre at Hever Castle please visit their website.


Commi Chef – Hever castle golf club 

We are a proprietary membership orientated golf club on the borders of the counties of Kent, Surrey and Sussex and we are looking for a Second Chef to work with our talented Head Chef. Our 27 hole golf club is situated in the middle of beautiful Kentish countryside and the unique Clubhouse is set in a magnificent position and boasts spectacular views.

The Bar and Restaurant is busy with a mix of bar meals, golf societies, weddings and functions and Sunday lunches. The kitchen is already busy, but plans to further develop hospitality are currently underway and with the guidance of the new Head Chef you will be integral to the Club’s success. You will be expected to deputise for the Head Chef and maintain the quality standards expected.

You must be confident in the skills you have learnt wanting to work in all areas of a busy kitchen, and must have a passion for your work. This position would suit both a college leaver and an existing Commi Chef wanting to take the next important step in their career. This is a full time position, salary up to 17k. 

For more information and to apply please contact Matthew or Brenda on: fandb@hever.co.uk


Casual Bar & Waitressing Staff – HEVER CASTLE GOLF CLUB

Hever Castle Golf Club is looking for casual bar and waitressing staff to work in the Astor Bar & Restaurant.

For more information and to apply please email Jon: jwittenberg@hever.co.uk


Full Time Golf Shop Assistant – Hever Castle Golf Club

Hever Castle Golf Club is recruiting for a Full Time Golf Shop Assistant. Knowledge of golf is an advantage but not essential for the right candidate.

For more information and to apply please email Jon: jwittenberg@hever.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


Assistant Manager – Day Visitor Restaurants

Leith’s at Hever Castle is recruiting for an Assistant Manager – Day Visitor Restaurants. The role is to manage the restaurants on a day-to-day basis and drive sales, standards and customer service.

Salary: Up to £20k depending on experience

To apply please send your CV to miriam.empsall@compass-group.co.uk


Assistant Manager – Concessions and Kiosks

Leith’s at Hever Castle is recruiting for an Assistant Manager – Concessions and Kiosks. The role is to manage the seven kiosks and mobile outlets on a day-to-day basis and drive sales, standards and customer service.

Salary: Up to £20k depending on experience

To apply please send your CV to miriam.empsall@compass-group.co.uk


Leith’s at hever castle 

There are currently a number of year-round roles available with the Leith’s catering team, follow the links provided to apply:

Please note: Leith’s are currently only looking to recruit year-round staff.


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.


 Applications for trade space at hever castle events

To express interest in having a stall at select Hever Castle events, please fill in the relevant application form and email to cchurch@hevercastle.co.uk by the deadline.

Hever’s Home Front – apply by May 1 2017
Tudor Tales – apply by June 1 2017
Castle Canines – apply by July 1 2017
Hop Through History – apply by July 1 2017
Handmade & Homegrown Festival – apply by July 1 2017

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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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