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.

Visitor Welcome Assistant


A lovely opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic new staff member to join our committed Visitor Welcome team on a part time basis. Perhaps you are a part-time student or semi-retired or simply looking for part-time work – this could be an exciting opportunity.

Bolton Abbey is the Yorkshire Estate of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire and welcomes over 400,000 visitors each year. With this in mind we want to highlight that this post is a real customer facing role. You will be the first point of contact all of our visitors have with Bolton Abbey, and it is important we offer each and every person a friendly welcome and endeavour to make their experience here a memorable one.

This role is suited to all individuals that enjoy engaging with visitors and providing great customer service. Your primary duties are likely to include; offering guidance and direction to our visitors; processing ticket sales and taking payments; operating an electronic till; cashing up tills at the end of the day or where necessary; taking responsibility for making sure the kiosk is stocked with all necessary goods; ensuring the kiosks remains clean and tidy; confidence in dealing with occasionally challenging visitors.

This is a fixed term post that will be working 9 hours per week over two afternoons. The role includes working weekends and occasional evenings and will be paid on an hourly basis. The ability for the chosen candidate to be flexible is desirable.

Download the Visitor Welcome Assistant Job Spec. Click here.

To apply, please send your CV and covering letter via email to hr@boltonabbey.com, or via post to:

The HR Department,
Estate Office,
Bolton Abbey,
Skipton,
North Yorkshire
BD23 6EX

Visitor Retail and Information Assistant


A lovely opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic new staff member to join our committed Retail team on a part time basis. Perhaps you are a part-time student or semi-retired or simply looking for part-time work – this could be an exciting opportunity.

Bolton Abbey is the Yorkshire Estate of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire and welcomes over 400,000 visitors each year. With this in mind we want to highlight that this post is a real customer facing role. You will need to be confident in interacting and assisting all of our visitors, whether they are browsing the shops or needing direction around the Estate. It is important we offer each visitor a friendly welcome to ensure we make their experience here a memorable one.

This role is suited to all individuals that enjoy engaging with visitors and providing great customer service. Your primary duties are likely to include; offering guidance and direction to our visitors; operating an electronic till and card machine; having a good knowledge of the products in the shop; monitoring stock levels and re-ordering; ensuring the shop remains clean, tidy and well presented; assisting with deliveries; working well in a team environment.

This is a seasonal post that will be working up to 12 hours per week and occasional holidays. The role includes working weekends and occasional evenings and will be paid on an hourly basis. The ability for the chosen candidate to be flexible is desirable.

Download the Visitor Retail and Information Assistant Job Spec. Click here.

To apply, please send your CV and covering letter via email to hr@boltonabbey.com, or via post to:

The HR Department,
Estate Office,
Bolton Abbey,
Skipton,
North Yorkshire
BD23 6EX