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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.

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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.

Lettings Manager - Devonshire Buildings, Barrow-in-Furness

The Lettings Manager will primarily be responsible for the letting and management of residential apartments and serviced accommodation at Devonshire Buildings.  From time to time the role may also entail assisting with the management and letting of properties elsewhere on the estate.   This is a busy role with lots of variety requiring excellent customer service skills.

Job Title:                   Lettings Manager

Reports to:               Estate Property Manager

Liaising with:          Land and Property Director, Devonshire Building Office administrator, Other Departmental Managers, Estate Staff, Contractors and Tenants

Salary:                       A competitive remuneration package will be offered

Job Requirements:

  • Experience of rental Lettings
  • Ability to work within a team and on own initiative as required
  • Effective communication and organisational skills
  • Honesty and a high level of integrity
  • Enthusiasm and capacity for hard work
  • Attention to detail
  • Systematic and cheerful approach with a ‘can do’ attitude
  • Familiarity with Outlook, Word, Excel & Access
  • Full clean driving licence

The Role

Main Objectives:

  • To provide comprehensive property management service at Devonshire Buildings
  • To line manage a small team based at Devonshire Buildings, Barrow-in-Furness

Key Responsibilities & Duties:

  • Management of all the residential property interests at Devonshire Buildings
  • Enforcement of tenancy clauses
  • Rent Reviews and collection of arrears
  • Maintaining property management database, inspection schedule and other records
  • Managing and undertaking regular property inspections
  • Developing marketing initiatives and local contacts in order to attract new tenants
  • Liaising with tenants, estate staff and contractors regarding repairs, maintenance, cleaning and laundry services
  • General reception and office management duties
  • Administrative support relating to property management
  • H&S administration, periodic fire drills / alarm testing and Fire Warden role
  • Out of hours response in an emergency
  • Any other duties reasonably required.

Please forward current CV, and covering letter to The Estate Office, Holker, Cark-in-Cartmel, Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria LA11 7PH. E-mail: estateoffice@holker.co.uk

Closing date for applications is 31st January 2020. Interviews will take place week commencing 10th February 2020. 

Due to the volume of applicants received if you do not hear from us before 10th February 2020 your application has been unsuccessful. 

 

OPENING TIMES

 

2020 Season

The Hall, Gardens & Courtyard are now closed until 20th March 2020.

The 2020 season will run from 20th March 2020 until 8th November 2020.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dates and Times 

Opening times will be Wednesday - Sunday, 10:30am - 5:00pm with the Hall open 11:00am - 4:00pm.