Jobs at Holker

Our latest vacancies can be found below.
Please click on one of the jobs to bring up more information.

Production Operative - Burlington Stone

Job Purpose:

To safely process rock extracted from the quarries to specification, meeting high quality standards, to support the business in meeting customers’ requirements.

Key Duties / Accountabilities:

Health and Safety: Develop and maintain an awareness of all the relevant Health and Safety rules and risk assessments in line with the Health and safety at Work Act 1974, and operate within safe working practices at all times, to ensure the safety and welfare of self, colleagues and visitors.


· Sawing

· Packing / un packing stone products

· Drilling stone

· Packing stone

· Loading/unloading deliveries

· Stone selection

· Splitting / riving

· Dressing slate

Communications: Maintain effective communication with business Manager, Team Leaders, Charge Hands and colleagues in own and other teams and departments, to develop mutual understanding and good working relationships.


The jobholder is required to follow company procedures.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

This is a physically demanding role, and experience of manual work is essential. The role holder will have some experience in and an aptitude for manual work.

S/he will have a commitment to Health and Safety and to developing job-related skills.

Knowledge of stone or similar industry will be an advantage.

Trained and tested forklift/ tele handler operator.

Additional Information

Working conditions will be variable working indoors and outdoors in all types of weather conditions.

Will be required to work with customers.

Additional working hours outside of contracted hours will be required at short notice.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Please forward your CV and covering letter to Beverley Russell, HR Manager – or by post to

The Estate Office, Holker, Cark-in-Cartmel, Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria LA11 7PH



General Manager - Visitor Services Department

A unique opportunity has arisen at Holker Hall and Gardens for a creative and energetic Visitor Services Manager. We are looking for a dynamic individual who will be instrumental in managing and delivering high-profile events whilst showcasing our beautiful Stately Home, Gardens, Café and Gift Shop during the season

Holker are major local employer with a diverse portfolio of business.  This role reports directly into the CEO and is key in successfully delivering a high profile element of our leisure and tourism portfolio. 

The post holder will engage with internal and external stakeholders. You will possess excellent organisation and event planning skills along with a detailed knowledge of event health and safety.

The role calls a first-class leader with excellent communication and customer service skills. You will have a real eye for detail and will ensure that the visitor offer truly represents the quality and service one would expect from the Cavendish family. A strong understanding of marketing, promotion, PR and social media is essential.

In summary, we are looking for an exceptional individual who possesses the talent and flair to drive our visitor offer to the next level.

If you feel inspired by this exceptional role, we would love to hear from you!

Please apply in writing with your CV and covering letter to or by post:

Beverley Russell, HR Manager, Holker Estates Co Limited, The Estate Office, Cark-in-Cartmel, Grange-over-Sands Cumbria LA11 7PH





2022 Season

You have the option of booking tickets in advance via our 'Book Tickets' button in the top right hand corner or when you arrive with us at our kiosk. 

We have a few special events going on throughout this season and so there are a couple of dates we will either be closing early or the site will be closed to the public. Please see the dates and times below:

Saturday 23rd July – Hall, Gardens, Cafe, Gift Shop & Farm Shop - CLOSED
Saturday 30th July – Hall, Gardens, Cafe, Gift Shop & Farm Shop - CLOSED



Dates and Times

2022 Season Opening

Friday 11th March - Sunday 30th October 2022
Gardens, Parkland, Cafe, Gift Shop & Food Hall - 10.30am-5pm
Hall open - 11am-4pm (Including Bank Holiday Monday)