Jobs at Holker

Our latest vacancies can be found below.
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Full Time Estate Works Builder Vacancy

Holker is seeking to recruit a full-time Builder who will undertake a wide range of building activities across the Estate.

The ability to work with enthusiasm, flexibility, demonstrating attention to detail, competency and possessing a capacity for hard work are all essential skills required in this role.

Remuneration package dependent on skills and experience.

For further information, please download a copy of the job description EW Estate Works Builder Apr 2018.

Please apply in writing with a full CV to:

Mark Carroll – Estates Building Surveyor

Holker Group

The Estate Office


Cumbria LA11 7PH

Or e-mail:


The Holker Group is an Equal Opportunities Employer and we would appreciate if you could complete our Equal Opportunities Form attached Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form.

Part-Time Maintenance Person - Devonshire Buildings

DB Handyman-Maintenance Person Feb 2018We currently require a part-time Maintenance person for our apartment buildings, situated on Barrow Island.  The Devonshire Buildings accommodate 112 apartments, managed from an on-site Estate Office adjoined to the Buxton Street building.

A maintenance person is now required to assist the Estate Office Manager with the maintenance of the buildings approximately 16-20 hours per week.  This role will require good practical skills and a desire to maintain a high standard of appearance on the property.  Experience of basic plumbing and joinery is desirable.

A competitive remuneration package, dependant on experience will be offered.

Please download a copy of the Job Description by clicking DB Handyman-Maintenance Person Feb 2018.

Please reply by email with a full CV to:

Or in writing to:

Kelsey Johnson

The Estate Office

10 Michaelson Road

Barrow Island


Cumbria LA14 2RJ

The Holker Group is an Equal Opportunities Employer and we would appreciate if you could complete our Equal Opportunities Form attached Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form.


Garden Volunteering Opportunities

We are looking to recruit a small number of volunteers to help with our work in the ornamental and kitchen gardens.

Volunteers will work alongside the garden team, assisting with the day to day maintenance and development of the gardens.  This is a great opportunity to gain experience, learn new skills and improve your plant knowledge.

Click here for a role description

Click here for an application form

For more information please email

Full Time Farm Worker / Estate Worker Vacancy


Holker Estate is seeking an experienced farm/estate worker to join its Land Maintenance team. Holker Estate comprises approximately 17,000 acres in South Cumbria. At the heart of the estate is the Hall & Gardens, which is home to the Cavendish family, as well as being a visitor attraction. It is a diverse estate comprising in-hand farming and forestry operations, a mixed let property portfolio, a house building company, caravan parks, Cartmel Racecourse and Burlington Slate quarries.

The in-hand farm extends to approximately 1,000 acres. The majority of this is arable land, reclaimed from the sea. It produces over 1,000 tonnes of cereals, as well as hay and straw, and is managed under a contract farming agreement. The deer park is approximately 200 acres and has an ancient closed herd of fallow deer. There are approximately 1,300 acres of woodlands, which produce woodchip for two biomass boilers on the estate.   There are countryside stewardship and woodland management schemes in place.

A full time vacancy has arisen for a committed and pro-active individual to join the Land Maintenance team, which primarily supports the in-hand farming and forestry operations, as well as the visitor events. This is a varied role and responsibilities will include land maintenance, property repairs, management of crops in store (including drying grain at harvest), day-to-day care of the deer herd, setting up for events and estate security.

Candidates must be self-motivated, organised, flexible and able to demonstrate initiative. Relevant experience, skills and practical qualifications are essential. Download the full job description here… GM Farm Worker March 2018

The successful applicant will be required to live on the estate and accommodation will be available.

A competitive salary is offered commensurate with experience and qualifications, together with a pension scheme. 

Please apply in writing with a full CV and covering letter to:-

Rachel Bagshaw – Group Property Manager

Holker Estates Company Ltd

The Estate Office

Cark in Cartmel

Grange over Sands


LA11 7PH

Or Email:

Closing date for applications:    13th April 2018


Friday 23rd March to Sunday 28th October 2018


Hall (11am-4pm) & Gardens (10.30am-5pm) : Wednesday – Sunday (+ Bank Holiday Mondays)


Gift Shop (10.30am - 5pm): Wednesday - Sunday (+ Bank Holiday Mondays)


Café, Food Hall & Park (10.30am-5pm) :  Daily


Ilex Bar & Brasserie (From 12noon, last orders 3pm): Wednesday - Sunday


Occasionally the Hall opening may vary to accommodate special events. Please check the website before visiting.