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 your shift
  • 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 permanent post starting as soon as possible. Working days will be Monday, Tuesday and Friday afternoons up to a maximum of 13.5 hours per week. The role may include occasional weekend work and evenings. You will be paid on an hourly basis. The ability for the chosen candidate to display flexibility is desirable.

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To apply for this position, please email your CV and covering letter to hr@boltonabbey.com.

Part-time Post Office Assistant and Visitor Retail and Information Assistant

A great opportunity has arisen for someone to join our Retail team. The role includes taking on all Post Office responsibilities as well as working in the Village Shop.

The role would be suited to an individual who is are organised and efficient and copes well with responsibility but also enjoys engaging with our visitors and providing a helpful, friendly and informative service.

Your primary duties are likely to include;

  • opening of the Village Shop and Post Office
  • providing a counter service in the Post Office (official training will be provided)
  • engaging with all visitors to assist with their purchase enquiries
  • confidence in processing transactions
  • maintaining a high level of cleanliness around the shop
  • ensuring stock levels are topped up
  • keeping displays in the shop looking fresh and seasonally appropriate

It is important that we highlight how busy Bolton Abbey can be throughout the year, the person taking on this role needs to be confident in dealing with high volumes of visitors especially in the holiday periods and on sunny weekends.

This is a permanent post working Thursday to Saturday, 10am – 12.30pm. The role includes working weekends and will be paid on an hourly basis.

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To apply for this position, please email your CV and covering letter to hr@boltonabbey.com.