Job Opportunities & Volunteering | Kentwell Hall

Job Opportunities & Volunteering

VACANCIES

For all vacancies, please forward a CV and letter of application to the relevant email address, or to our postal address: Kentwell Hall, Long Melford, Suffolk CO10 9BA.

SEASONAL POSITIONS

Assistant Chef - Part Time

Kentwell Hall is a large Tudor Mansion set in beautiful gardens and farmland in Long Melford, near Sudbury. In addition to general open days, we host a number of varied events throughout the season; ranging from Historical re-creations, Open Air Cinema, Weddings and Corporate Events, and Scaresville.

We are now seeking a hard working self starter to assist our in-house chef during busy event weekends. Events are generally focused around bank holiday weekends with some additional dates over the summer. Exact dates can be seen on our website.

Some experience in cooking with fresh food, and experience in working in busy kitchens is preferable.

Key responsiilitues

  • Support the Chef in preparing food for the day and further events.
  • Ensure full area of responsibility is clean, appropriately presented and stocked at all times
  • Ensure thorough and up to date knowledge and understanding of menu and special offers in order to provide relevant information to customers
  • Ensure that Food Safety regulations are adhered to.

Apply by e-mail with CV: admin@kentwell.co.uk

Events and Catering Assistants - Part Time

Kentwell Hall is a large Tudor Mansion set in beautiful gardens and farmland in Long Melford, near Sudbury. In addition to general open days, we host a number of varied events throughout the season; ranging from Historical re-creations, Open Air Cinema, Weddings and Corporate Events, and Scaresville.

We are now seeking motivated and enthusiastic catering and events assistants to work in our onsite tearoom and shop. Events are generally focused around bank holiday weekends with some additional weekends over the summer. Exact dates can be seen on our website.

What we are looking for:

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Smart, professional appearance and polite manner
  • Exceptional customer service skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Ability to work in a fast past environment
  • Reliability
  • Experience of similar work would be an advantage, but not essential.

Sadly only applicants over the age of 16 will be considered.

Apply by e-mail with CV: admin@kentwell.co.uk

Kitchen Porter

Kentwell Hall are seeking to recruit a Kitchen Porter to join our busy tearoom. If you enjoy working at a fast pace and being part of a friendly passionate team in a wonderful location then this could be for you.

The post involves assisting the Catering Team in the day to day running of our tearoom and Kitchen, maintaining a welcoming atmosphere for all our visitors and delivering the highest standards of professionalism. Duties will include preparing food, using Kitchen and tearoom equipment, cleaning and replenishing crockery for the tearoom and stocking displays and general cleanliness of the Kitchen and Tearoom areas.

We are looking for individuals who are hardworking, be able to work on their own initiative and be an integral part of our catering team.

Work hours will be mainly bank holiday weekends, and other busy special events. Typical hours of work will be 10am-6pm.

Apply by e-mail with CV: admin@kentwell.co.uk


VOLUNTEERING AT KENTWELL

Live as a Tudor

We recruit in January and February for volunteers to take part in our summer season events. If you would like to apply to be part of Kentwell's events, either as a 'Tudor' or helping behind the scenes, please write at any time to: Live as a Tudor, Kentwell Hall, Long Melford, Suffolk CO10 9BA enclosing an A5 SAE. We will forward more information to you in January.

Hall, Garden and Event Volunteers

Kentwell is recruiting volunteers to assist in the gardens and grounds, front of house positions and special events programme. An opportunity to learn new skills and be part of the Kentwell Team. Apply to Mrs Phillips: enquiries@kentwell.co.uk

Scaresville Scream Team Volunteers

Volunteer scarers required for the Scaresville Scream Team. Dare to scare or help out behind the scenes with tech, wardrobe and make up. A minimum of three nights plus two training days/evenings beforehand is required. Over 18, responsible people only for a demanding, but stimulating opportunity. We're sure you will have a devilish time! Please visit the Scaresville website to register your interest.


SCARESVILLE - RECRUITING FROM AUGUST!

Scaresville Leaflet Distributors

Paid position, to help promote Scaresville by distributing leaflets and posters. September to October. To apply, please email your CV to events@kentwell.co.uk

Scaresville Admin Assistant

Paid position, to help with Scaresville Admin and Ticket Sales. September to November. To apply, please email your CV to events@kentwell.co.uk

Scaresville Paid Scarers

Dedicated scarers required to join the Scaresville Scream Team. You must be able to commit to anything between 20 and 31 nights during the run of the Scaresville event. Over 18, responsible people only for a demanding, but stimulating opportunity. A great short-term position for drama students or resting actors especially. To apply, please email your CV to events@kentwell.co.uk

Scaresville Scream Team Volunteers

Volunteer scarers required to join the Scaresville Scream Team. Be a Scaresville Scarer, or come and help out behind the scenes with tech, wardrobe and make up. A minimum of three nights plus a training evening and a dress rehearsal beforehand is required. Over 18, responsible people only for a demanding, but stimulating opportunity. We're sure you will have a devilish time! To apply, please sign up at our Scaresville Website.

Scaresville Visitor Marshals

Paid positions, to help welcome, guide and direct our Scaresville visitors. Evening shifts, from 3 October to 3 November - will include Fridays and Saturdays, plus weekdays on a rota basis. Over 18s only. To apply, please email your CV to events@kentwell.co.uk

Scaresville Evening Bar & Catering Staff

Paid positions, to assist in Catering and Bar. Evening shifts, from 3 October to 3 November - will include Fridays and Saturdays, plus some weekdays. To apply, please email your CV to admin@kentwell.co.uk

Halloweenies Actors/Helpers

Paid positions, to assist with 'Halloweenies', our family half-term daytime event. Sat 20 to Sun 28 October. Over 18s only. To apply, please email your CV to admin@kentwell.co.uk


Internships and University Student Placements

Kentwell often has paid vacancies for students. Experience gained at Kentwell should prove of use for almost any career. Placements are available at weekends, or for longer periods throughout the main season. It is hard work in a very stimulating environment working alongside many talented and lively people. Kentwell is very busy during the season and offers involvement in a wider range of activities than almost any other Historic House in England. Apply to Mr Phillips by e-mail with CV at any time to info@kentwell.co.uk.

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