Volunteering and Jobs

Current Opportunities


  • 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:     24th December 2021. Interviews January 2022.

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.