Volunteering and Jobs

 
Current Opportunities

Summary

  • Salary dependent on experience.

  • Full time: Monday to Friday 8.00am – 4.30pm

  • Accommodation may be available for the appropriate candidate

Lamport Hall & Gardens

 

Lamport Hall & Gardens are the heart of a rural estate in Northamptonshire. The gardens cover approximately 10 acres and include lawns, herbaceous borders, a walled cutting garden full of perennials, an orchard and vegetable garden. Surrounding the hall and gardens is an extensive park which will also require some maintenance.

 

The gardens are regularly open to visitors and also host regular events so it is important that they are maintained to a high standard.

 

 

Role Profile

 

  •  Undertake a full range of practical horticultural work to develop and protect the garden, and contribute to the delivery of projects that enhance the garden.

  • Ensure the highest standards of conservation, horticulture and visitor experience.

  •  Work on projects outside of gardening for example helping other staff set up for events and working alongside others at events.

 

 

Knowledge, Skills & Experience Needed

 

  • Significant practical experience in horticulture, possibly supported with relevant qualifications

  • Excellent knowledge of plants and horticultural techniques

  • Some knowledge of historic landscapes

  • Competent with the use and maintenance of garden machinery including chainsaws, tractors, hedge trimmers, pedestrian and ride on mowers

  • Knowledge of relevant health and safety legislation and practice

  • Good verbal communication skills

 

To apply:       Please send a CV and covering letter to Mark Herrod on director@lamporthall.co.uk

 

Application deadline:     No deadline. The post remains open to find the most suitable candidate.

Lamport Hall are seeking a confident, self-motivated, organised individual, that has a passion for customer service to run their Coffee Shop.

The successful candidate will be able to work on their own initiative and ideally have some experience in the hospitality sector, although training will be given. The role would include being responsible for the day to day running, opening and closing of the shop. They will be required to take sole charge as well as taking customers’ orders, preparing orders and waiting. Other tasks will involve taking cash/card payments and stock taking.

The position will be on a part time basis with the Coffee Shop opening Wednesday & Thursdays. Working hours are 9am – 4pm, seasonal from May – 27th October.

Additional hours may be available.

Hourly paid, wage dependant on experience.

Please send covering letter and CV to: House@lamporthall.co.uk

Part Time Cleaner

 

Lamport Hall are looking for a reliable, trustworthy experienced cleaner who will be responsible for all the general cleaning of the Hall and offices.

Duties will involve all aspects of cleaning including: wiping and disinfecting suitable surfaces, mopping, sweeping, vacuuming, dusting, moving larger objects off the floor, emptying bins and spot cleaning glass and windows in certain areas if needed.

The ideal candidate should have experience in all these areas, have good communication skills, be able to work on their own Initiative, have availability two days a week and ideally have the confidence to progress onto the cleaning of the halls Antique collection, at a later date.

A basic understanding of COSHH and the use of substances is essential.

To apply for this part time position, please send a CV and covering letter to: House@lamporthall.co.uk

 
Volunteering at Lamport Hall

We have a variety of volunteering roles available at the Hall including Hall tour guides, Hall room stewards, garden and estate history guides, front of house roles, tearoom and events support.

 

If you would be interested in discussing volunteering further, please email engagement@lamporthall.co.uk for an application form.