Recruitment


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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.

Hever Castle & Gardens

Venue & Accommodation

golf & Wellbeing

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

Retail Assistant

Hever Castle & Gardens are now recruiting Retail Assistants to work in the Hever Shop and in the Information Centre. This is an exciting opportunity to work at this historic and famous visitor attraction, the childhood home of Anne Boleyn.

The Hever Shop sells a carefully selected range of souvenirs, giftware, and stocks a wide selection of plants. An interest in retail and plants is desirable along with great customer service. This role includes lifting and movement of the stock on a daily basis. See full job description.

The Information Centre looks after membership sales, customer enquiries in person and by phone and monitors our online shop platform. See full job description.

The positions will operate on a seasonal basis, from Feb 22 and running through to the end of the year. The working pattern is on a rolling two week rota and will include alternative weekends and regular Bank Holidays. 

The following positions are available:

Hever Shop

6 days a fortnight working Monday, Saturday and Sunday and Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

7 days a fortnight working Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday and Monday, Thursday and Friday.

7 days a fortnight working Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday.

Information Centre

6 days a fortnight working Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday and Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

Hourly pay rate £8.38 – £8.91.

The closing date for completed application forms is 6pm on Thursday 27th January 2022, to Laura Daynes Retail Manager retail@hevercastle.co.uk.

Application Form

 

Maintenance Assistant

Working in the beautiful Hever Castle Estate as part of the Maintenance Team, duties will include routine maintenance and a wide variety of jobs within the Estate and Golf Club.

Relevant skills and experience are an advantage. The successful applicant will be required to live on-site as their duties will require them to be on call periodically for emergencies.

  • Electrical experience preferred but not essential
  • Must be able to assist in all areas of estate maintenance
  • Weekend work necessary by on call rota
  • Reliable, dedicated individual
  • A clean driving licence is mandatory

If you require more information please contact Dan Webb on 07974 199945 or email your CV to dwebb@hevercastle.co.uk by Sunday 23 January 2022.

 

Sous Chef

We are looking for a talented, enthusiastic, and experienced Sous Chef to lead our dedicated catering team, who produce outstanding food using the finest and freshest ingredients in this highly prestigious unit.

As the Sous Chef, you will be an ambassador for RA Venues for all things food related, striving to innovate the food offer and keeping abreast of current food trends, and remaining competitive with any food offer in terms of food quality, presentation, and style.

This is a fantastic opportunity for an inspirational and enthusiastic Sous Chef to make a name for themselves within the contract catering industry.

In return, RA Venues will offer support and development to grow within the business alongside a competitive salary.

We are looking for someone who has:

  • Proven experience in a role as Sous Chef being able to demonstrate a track record of catering for large numbers but at the same time making the customer feel that their meal has been individually prepared for them.
  • Have a ‘big personality’. Great people skills and ability to lead, develop, train and inspire a large team.
  • Have a real passion for food and customer service along with bags of enthusiasm and recognising that customer engagement is key.
  • Food Innovation and development is essential along with being up to date with current food trends
  • Ability to communicate at all levels
  • Superb culinary skills
  • Good financial understanding
  • High standards and be quality driven
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • A ‘can do’ attitude

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Chef De Partie

We are currently looking for an enthusiastic and experienced Chef De Partie to join Hever Castle.

As Chef De Partie, you will work in close collaboration with the Sous Chef sharing responsibility for leading junior chefs.

We are looking for someone who is:

  • Worked in a similar environment before including contract catering experience
  • Quality driven
  • Have excellent culinary skills with an attention to detail
  • A creative thinker with sound knowledge of the latest food trends
  • Have sound knowledge of hygiene, health and safety requirements
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work in a high pressure environment

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Waiting, Catering Assistants & Concession Staff

Shifts are available immediately. 

As a Catering Assistant, you will undertake a variety of tasks within the catering facility including; serving hot & cold food, hot and cold drinks, clearing tables, refreshment service, operating the till & cash handling.

We are looking for team members who are:

  • Available to work weekdays and weekends
  • Enthusiastic and willing to learn
  • Good communicators
  • Efficient multi-taskers
  • Good at taking initiative
  • Reliable and friendly
  • Consistency and flexibility in approach to work.
  • OVER 18

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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 hands-on approach, the ability to work under pressure, and the competence to work as part of a team or individually.

To apply please send a CV and cover letter to nferguson@hevercastle.co.uk.

Full Job Description

 

Front of House at The Waterside

An exciting opportunity has arisen for part time Front of House staff to join our team at Hever Castle Golf & Wellbeing. We are looking for outgoing and friendly individuals, with a can do attitude.

Previous experience working Front of House in a bar/restaurant is always helpful, but not essential.

If you enjoy looking after people and are flexible to work weekdays, evenings, and weekends we would like to hear from you.

On site, private accommodation may be available, please enquire for details.

We offer competitive rates of pay, plus benefits.

You must be 18 or over for this role and must be able to work around school hours.

Please email your CV to Kate Wittenberg kwittenberg@hevercastle.co.uk.

 

Kitchen Porter at The Waterside

We are currently looking for a Kitchen Assistant to join our small, friendly team at Hever Castle Golf & Wellbeing to help ensure all areas of the kitchen are kept clean and properly sanitised.

Availability for full or part time hours. Must be available weekdays, weekends, and evenings.

We offer competitive rates of pay, plus benefits.

On site, private accommodation may be available, please enquire for details.

No experience is necessary, training will be given, with an opportunity to progress within the kitchen team.

For more information, please contact Matthew McLoughlin, Head Chef – 01732 701009, or send your CV to Kate Wittenberg kwittenberg@hevercastle.co.uk.

 

Chef de Partie at The Waterside

Hever Castle Golf & Wellbeing is looking to recruit an enthusiastic Chef de Partie to work within our small but busy team, providing a quality food service to our golf visitors, members and guests.

You must be flexible with working hours and be able to work weekends and evenings. On-site, private accommodation may be available; please enquire for details. A competitive salary is offered for this position, based on an average of 45 hours per week.

Other benefits include:

  • Pension
  • Straight shifts
  • Uniform
  • Golf & Wellbeing discounts and passes to Hever Castle for family and friends.

Experience required:

Previous kitchen experience an advantage
NVQ Level 1 and 2 or equivalent

Please send your CV to Kate Wittenberg kwittenberg@hevercastle.co.uk or call 01732 701009 for further information.

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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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