Working with us

The estate has a diverse range of jobs in both permanent and seasonal positions. The current vacancies listed are at Chatsworth, Bolton Abbey and other businesses within the Devonshire Group, please apply as indicated beneath each position.

Trainee Butler

The Duke and Duchess of Devonshire’s Private Household

A rare opportunity has arisen of a trainee butler position within the private staff of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, based primarily at Chatsworth in Derbyshire.

This is a busy household, doing a great deal of entertaining on both a formal and informal basis and it is in this setting that you will learn the art of providing a first rate butler service; meeting, greeting and caring for a wide range of guests, providing a ‘home from home’ service at five star standards on all occasions.

You will be provided with in-house and external training, plus mentoring by our experienced team, led by the Head Butler.

Applicants should have some experience in hospitality, enjoy working within a team, be organized and pay attention to detail. The ability to maintain complete confidentiality is a prerequisite, as is a sense of humour.

The role is 5 days per week, including split shifts, weekends and Bank Holidays. Flexibility in hours of work will be required. An excellent package is available, including independent accommodation. A DBS check will be required.

A job description will be available for interviewees.

To apply please send your CV stating your current salary to:, or to:

The HR Department,
The Estate Office,
DE45 1PJ

The Devonshire Group Core Values: We believe in: Always Improving, Decency, Being Inclusive

Assistant Building Surveyor

Following the growth of the annual repair and capital expenditure programme, an exciting new role of Assistant Building Surveyor has been created

The Estate’s Building Surveyor is responsible for managing repairs, maintenance and capital projects as well as delivering development opportunities across the Estate’s property portfolio, while managing the Department’s annual expenditure. A high number of Bolton Abbey’s buildings are heritage assets, requiring considered and sensitive management.

The successful applicant is likely to have a minimum of five years’ relevant experience. They are also likely to be cheerful, have a good sense of humour while demonstrating good organisational and communicative skills.

For a full job description, please email

Applications should be submitted to the same email address no later than the 12 noon on the 3rd August, including details of existing remuneration. The first round interviews will be after 10th August.

Volunteers Required

Due to a new venture, we are looking for volunteers at Bolton Abbey. This is on behalf of the Devonshire Education Trust.
We are expanding our Education offering and so are in need of people to assist with school trips to the area.
Applicants need not have experience, however, a full DBS check will be undertaken.
For further details, please contact Amy Garrido on 01756 718000.