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Jobs at Holker

Our latest vacancies can be found below.
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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 gardeners@holker.co.uk

Sales Executive - Holiday Parks

Sales Executive – Holiday Parks

Holker Group comprises a diverse range of businesses operating on the 17,000 acre Holker Estate based in Cumbria. The Estate has landholdings on the Cartmel Peninsula, Kirkby in Furness and Barrow in Furness.  Holker Hall is open to the public and the Holker Estate comprises many diverse business interests including farming, forestry, leisure, tourism, quarrying and property development. Employing around 250 staff, the Group has undergone continued change in recent years and further development of business activities will lead to sustained growth in the next five to ten years.

Central to Holker Group’s various enterprises are our holiday parks. Holker owns two very attractive and well-maintained parks in Cumbria with approximately 600 pitches across both sites. The Sales Executive role is new to Holker and provides a truly unique opportunity for an experienced and customer focused individual.

Job Title:                             Sales Executive

Reports to:                         Holiday Parks Manager

Salary & Benefits:           We offer a competitive basic salary, a commission program related to sales and a discretionary bonus for achieving the annual target.

Liaising with:                    Holiday Parks Manager and Parks Staff

                                                Finance

                                                Estates Team

Job Requirements:        

  • A track record of success in selling caravans and/or lodges on holiday parks
  • You will be proactive, bringing energy and enthusiasm to the role
  • You will be a “people person” and must be able to demonstrate strong personal values of openness and integrity
  • A strong commercially focused individual with demonstrable experience and first class references will thrive with Holker
  • Driving license and own vehicle

 Key Tasks:

  • To generate a sales pipeline through on-line and off-line initiatives
  • Work with the marketing team to develop and implement a marketing plan
  • Manage the Social Media accounts for both parks and interact with Group initiatives
  • Report KPIs on a timely basis and seek to continually improve overall park performance in conjunction with colleagues
  • Attend trade shows, exhibitions and events to promote the parks and raise awareness
  • Implement a lead management system and manage appointments
  • Ensure that all holiday home stock is presented and positioned well for sale
  • Support customers on site, understanding their requirements, building relationships and leading the sales journey through to deal closure
  • Ensure that sales are conducted in accordance within relevant regulations
  • Build relationships with current holiday home owners, manufacturers, dealers and contractors
  • Achieve targets through optimising volume and margin
  • Strong financial awareness and an understanding of profit levers
  • Comply the employer’s written procedures for the efficient operation of the Holiday Park
  • Undertake any other duties as may reasonably be determined by the Holiday Park Manager, Chief Executive or the Holker Board
Operations and Facilities Manager - Cartmel Racecourse

Operations and Facilities Manager – Cartmel Racecourse

Holker Group comprises a diverse range of businesses operating on the 17,000 acre Holker Estate based in Cumbria. The Estate has landholdings on the Cartmel Peninsula, Kirkby in Furness and Barrow in Furness.  Holker Hall is open to the public and the Holker Estate comprises many diverse business interests including farming, forestry, leisure, tourism, quarrying and property development. Employing around 250 staff, the Group has undergone continued change in recent years and further development of business activities will lead to sustained growth in the next five to ten years.

Cartmel Racecourse is a small national hunt racecourse in the village of Cartmel, now in the County of Cumbria. Nine race days are held each year, starting on the Whit Holiday weekend at the end of May and ending on the August Bank Holiday weekend in August Bank Holidays.

Job Title:                         Operations and Facilities Manager 

Reports to:                     General Manager – Cartmel Racecourse

Salary & Benefits:         We offer a competitive basic salary

Liaising with:                Third party contractors 

                                               Events staff   

                                     Customers and Clients  

Job Requirements:        

  • The full operational end to end process of event planning and delivery.
  • You will be proactive, bringing energy and enthusiasm to the role
  • You will be a “people person” and must be able to demonstrate strong personal values of openness and integrity
  • A strong commercially focused individual with demonstrable experience and first class references will thrive with Holker
  • Driving license and own vehicle

 Key Tasks:

  • Develop and deliver the project plan for each event
  • Monitor and Manage project plans to ensure compliance with budget and all legal and regulatory requirements.
  • Ensure Compliance with all areas of Health and Safety
  • Management of stock control and inventory checks
  • Ensure that each event team member has all skills information and resources available to them to enable them to full fill their duties
  • Ensuring staff working on processes are happy and operating efficiently
  • Liaise with and monitor all third party vendors and suppliers
  • Work with Key racing stakeholders on sales and branding on-site
  • Ensure the safety and control of customers and the general public
  • Responsible for auditing the efficient and effective control of the day to day operations and service of the venue, ensuring that security, general cleanliness, customer supervision and equipment checks are maintained. 
  • To act in accordance with and actively promote all Holker Groups Policies and Standards
  • To undertake any other duties commensurate with the post’s level of responsibility
  • To be responsible for and undertake all duties in relation to environment and sustainability. 

Applications should include a covering letter and CV, to be submitted to The Estate Office, Cark-in-Cartmel, Grange over Sands, LA11 7PH or estateoffice@holker.co.uk.  

Closing date for applications is 6th December 2019.

Estate Worker - Land Maintenance Team

ESTATE WORKER

Background

  • The Holker Estate comprises approximately 17,000 acres of land and lies principally around the northern stretches of Morecambe Bay in South Cumbria in an area of outstanding natural beauty. The Estate’s interests are extremely diverse and include some 20 let farms, a 1,000 acre in-hand farm, 1,300 acre mixed woodland, 200 residential properties, various commercial properties, quarries, caravan parks, sporting interests, a construction company and a racecourse.

Estate Worker – Land Maintenance Team

  • Holker Hall is the home of Lucy Cavendish who is Chairman of the Holker Group. Holker Hall and its park lie at the centre of the various diverse property interests which exist in order to maintain the Hall, park and distinguished gardens and also to provide income for the Cavendish family.
  • The Estate Worker role is within the Land Maintenance team, which supports the in-hand farming and forestry operations, as well as the visitor events. 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.  The woodlands produce firewood and woodchip for two biomass boiler on the estate.  There are countryside stewardship and woodland management schemes in place. 

This job description sets out the key responsibilities and duties of the Estate Worker

Job Title:                   Estate Worker

Job Requirements:

  • Knowledge and understanding of the countryside
  • Flexible approach to hours worked and duties undertaken
  • Organisational skills and able to work on own initiative as required
  • Honesty and a high level of integrity
  • Enthusiasm and capacity for hard work
  • A good standard of literacy and numeracy
  • Awareness of and compliance with Health & Safety policy and job related risk assessments
  • Competent and sympathetic machine operator with good levels of basic maintenance / mechanics
  • Certificates for tractor/ATV driving (with or without a trailer), operating a telehandler, using a chainsaw, pesticide application (PA1 & PA6) & rodenticide / willingness to undertake further training as necessary

Reports to:               Land Maintenance Team Leader

Liaising with:          Directors, managers, contractors and partners

Hours:                       Normal hours are 8.00 am to 4.45 pm with a 45 minute lunch break Monday to Friday but the person appointed will be required to work those hours that are reasonably required to fulfil their duties.  Overtime will be required at peak periods in the season and out of hours response may be required at short notice.

Key Responsibilities & Duties:               

  • Undertake land maintenance and property repairs as directed, including, for example, leaf collection, stick picking, gritting, filling pot-holes, grass cutting, strimming, spraying, drain jetting / pumping, drainage repairs, fencing, walling, hedge laying, tree planting, weeding, pruning, cleaning gutters/sheds, minor building repairs and painting.
  • Undertake farming operations as directed, including, for example, carting and stacking bales, carting and drying grain, loading grain and bales for customers, unloading deliveries, managing crops in store, maintaining stock and inspection records, electric fencing, monitoring stock welfare.
  • Assist with setting up, dismantling and stewarding of events on the park and in-hand farm including, for example, signage, fencing, transport of materials, site supervision and attendance during events to assist as necessary.
  • Assist with production/delivery of firewood and woodchip.
  • Undertake machinery maintenance and keep all machinery, equipment and premises clean and tidy.
  • Security of estate land and buildings including monitoring/patrolling to deter un-authorised access and criminal activity.
  • Any other duties reasonably required.

A competitive package is offered with accommodation if required.  

Applications should include a covering letter and CV, to be submitted to The Estate Office, Cark-in-Cartmel, Grange over Sands, LA11 7PH or estateoffice@holker.co.uk.  Closing date for applications is 6th December 2019.

 

OPENING TIMES

 

2019 Winter Opening Times

The Hall and Gardens are now closed until the 2020 season. The Courtyard (Cafe, Ilex, Gift Shop & Food Hall) is open Friday to Sunday, 10am to 4pm. The Hall will repoen on 29th November 2019 for our Christmas Festivities. 

 

 

 

 

Dates and Times 

The Courtyard (Cafe, Ilex, Gift Shop & Food Hall) are open 10am – 4pm. Friday to Sunday.

Friday 8th November – Sunday 10th November

Friday 15th November – Sunday 17th November

Friday 22nd November – Sunday 24th November

The Hall will reopen on Friday 29th November for our Christmas festivities.

Friday 29th November – Sunday 1st December

Thursday 5th December – Sunday 8th December

Thursday 12th December – Sunday 15th December