Work at Welbeck

We find Welbeck an inspiring place to work.

If you would like to join us at Welbeck, job opportunities from across the estate's diverse businesses are posted on this page when they become available.

If you have any questions about working at Welbeck, please do get in touch.


Welbeck logoThe Welbeck Estates Company Limited
Collections Technician - Part-Time (3 days a week) Fixed-Term Contract (18-months)

Working in Welbeck’s historic house you will play a vital role in the care of the collection during a unique Estate-wide project. Working within a small, highly skilled team you will assist with the relocation of furniture, works of art and further collection across several on-site locations. You will organise storerooms as directed and ensure the appropriate care of all stored collections items. With a nationally significant collection and a time sensitive project afoot, approaching each task with positivity and a solution-seeking at the fore is a must.

Conservation cleaning and some minor repair work to collection items may also be required and will be carried out in-house where possible; training can be provided for the right candidate.

Duties include:

  • All aspects of collections care including some conservation cleaning and restoration work.
  • Relocating large objects across multiple onsite locations.
  • Reorganising storerooms including some basic maintenance work.
  • Hanging paintings as directed.
  • Ensuring accurate location records are kept as the collection is moved between locations.

    The successful candidate should have experience of working with historic objects, including knowledge of historic materials and restoration techniques. Ideally this will have been in a country house setting or larger museum or gallery.

    As a discreet and trustworthy individual, you will have refined problem-solving skills and strong communication skills – both written and verbal – and a positive attitude toward your work. This role is physical, so you must have practical abilities including confidence to work from scaffolding and confidence moving large objects around multiple sites. You will feel comfortable moving between tasks in a fast-paced environment, adhering to the best practise collections care in a private ownership context.

    A degree or equivalent conservation degree or relevant qualification would be desirable but is not essential.

    Welbeck is in rural location so own transport is essential.

    A higher-level security check will be carried out.

    If you would like to apply for this role, please send in your CV, stating your salary expectations and any current notice period to:

WFS logoThe Welbeck Farm Shop Limited
Part Time - Deli Counter Assistants – Various Hours Available

Due to continual growth, The Welbeck Farm Shop are looking to add to their award-winning team with opportunities on their busy serve over Deli counter.

We are looking for candidates with a genuine interest in food, who are passionate about quality produce and feel comfortable engaging with our broad customer base. Produce is sold over the counter in a traditional manner. The successful candidate will ideally have excellent customer service skills and previous experience in food handling.

The role will be predominately customer service, however, will also include some food preparation, displaying of products and cleaning.

We have various part-time hours available, shifts generally fall between 8am and 5:30pm, with regular weekend work for all employees due to the nature of our business.

We offer:

  • A competitive salary
  • Enhanced sick pay and long-term sickness support
  • Great training opportunities
  • Life insurance
  • Employee Assistance Programme – online and telephone based
  • Substantial Farm Shop and Café discounts, encouraging familiarisation with all our produce.

To apply please provide a covering letter and CV, to

Closing date:  Friday 1st March 2024

WFS logoThe Welbeck Farm Shop Limited
Front of House Assistant - Part-Time

The Harley Café (part of the Welbeck Farm Shop) is a fun, busy café which opens 7 days a week, offering excellent food and high levels of customer service.

Recently announced as the 2023 Great Food Club award winner, The Harley Cafe is part of a multi-award-winning Farm Shop based on the Welbeck estate, on the outskirts of Worksop, Nottinghamshire.

We currently have a vacancy for a Front of House Assistant to join our team. We are looking for someone with a natural outgoing personality, an interest in engaging with people and a love of great food. Shifts work on a flexible basis due to the nature of the business, with shifts varying with no fixed days and times. Hours of work for the team typically fall between 8am and 5:30pm including regular weekend working.

Front of House Assistant duties will include:

- greeting customers
- taking orders
- preparing drinks
- serving prepared food
- clearing tables
- maintaining standards throughout the day

Candidates must be able to work on their own initiative, as well as have strong customer service skills.

To apply please send your CV to

WFS logoThe Welbeck Farm Shop Limited
Barista - The Harley Cafe

The Welbeck Farm Shop are looking to add to their award-winning team with an opportunity as a barista for their new takeaway coffee venture on the Welbeck Estate.

We are looking for candidates who thrive when working independently, and also enjoy being part of a busy and successful team. The successful candidate will ideally have excellent customer service skills and previous barista experience.

The role will predominately be the preparation of high-quality drinks, and serving of visitors from our new converted horsebox takeaway offer.

We have a minimum of three days per week available, however, the contracted hours can be negotiable for the right candidate. Shifts generally fall between 9:15am and 3pm and will involve regular weekend work due to the nature of our business, we work on a 4 week flexible contract.

We offer:

  • A competitive salary.
  • Enhanced sick pay and long-term sickness support.
  • Great training opportunities.
  • Life insurance.
  • Employee Assistance Programme – online and telephone based.
  • Substantial Farm Shop and Café discounts, encouraging familiarisation with all our produce.

If you are interested in this position, please apply to


Welbeck logoThe Welbeck Estates Company Limited

An exciting opportunity has become available on the Welbeck Estates, one of the great traditional landed estates set mainly within Sherwood Forest in Nottinghamshire, an area of great natural beauty. The Estate extends to some 15,000 acres, straddling the borders of Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire.

We are looking for a flexible, motivated and energetic individual to work within the forestry department, reporting to the Head of Grounds and Forestry. This is a physically demanding role that requires a hardworking, committed and safety conscious individual.

Duties will include, but not be restricted to:

  • Ground based chainsaw operations
  • Felling and processing trees over 380mm
  • Operation of forestry machinery including loading shovel, tractor and implements.
  • Planting and plantation maintenance
  • Accessing a tree using a rope and harness - aerial tree pruning (desirable not essential)
  • Amenity tree works around various properties on the Estate.
  • Estate fencing
  • Assisting with other Estate activities as and when required

The successful candidate should have:

-          suitable relevant experience.
-          a City and Guilds NPTC level accredited certification for the use of chainsaws (CS30.1, CS30.2, CS31, CS32), or the current equivalent (essential).
-          rope access / the ability to climb (CS38.1, CS38.2. CS45, CS40) (desirable but not essential)
-          spraying certificates PA1 and PA6.
-          loading shovel and tractor driving experience.
-          any other forestry, arboriculture qualification or relevant experience would be desirable.

Benefits include:

  • Competitive salary
  • Accommodation on the Estate is available (Terms and Conditions Apply)
  • The Estate provides training and encourages professional development for the right candidates
  • Life insurance
  • Employee Assistance Programme – online and telephone based
  • Staff discounts at the Welbeck Farm Shop, Harley Gallery and Portland Collection
  • The School of Artisan Food Course Discounts
  • Group Income Protection (long-term illness or injury cover, subject to conditions)
  • Holiday Lets, Cuckney House and Lady Margaret Hall bookings discounts

If you would like to apply for this vacancy please write, stating your salary expectations to:

Welbeck Estates Company Limited
Cavendish House
S80 3LL


SAF logoThe School of Artisan Food
Volunteer - Horticulture Vegetable Gardener

Hours are flexible depending on the volunteers availability, however, would ideally be 2 days a week.

Overview of the role:

We are seeking a skilled and passionate Sustainable Horticulture Veg Gardener with knowledge of the No-Dig Method to help us grow and maintain our vegetable garden, which promotes sustainable practices. As a volunteer gardener, you will be responsible for planting, maintaining, and harvesting vegetables using the No-Dig Method, which involves creating a garden bed without disturbing the soil's natural structure. This position requires a self-motivated individual who can work independently while adhering to sustainable gardening practices.

Key tasks:

• Prepare garden beds for planting using the No-Dig Method, which involves layering organic materials on top of the soil instead of tilling.
• Plant, weed, water, and maintain vegetable crops according to seasonal planting schedules and best practices for the No-Dig Method.
• Establish and maintain a composting system which supports our small worm farm.
• Communicating with our charitable partners who support SAF with the veg garden.
• Monitor the garden for pests and diseases and take appropriate measures to control them without synthetic chemicals.
• Harvest crops and ensure that they are stored and distributed appropriately.
• Maintain garden equipment and tools, ensuring they are in good working condition.
• Keep accurate records of garden activities, including planting dates, crop yields, and pest management strategies.
• Follow all School of Artisan Food policies and procedures.
• Report any health & safety or safeguarding concerns to the appropriate person.

About you:

• A passion for sustainable gardening practices.
• Knowledge of the No-Dig Method of gardening.
• Ability to work independently and follow established gardening practices and procedures.
• Physical ability to perform the role’s duties, including bending, kneeling, and lifting.
• Excellent communication skills and the ability to work collaboratively with other volunteers.


• A character reference (from someone outside of your immediate family).

Benefits of volunteering:

• Delicious and nutritious lunch when students are in residence, for free!
• Opportunity to make a meaningful impact on promoting sustainable gardening practices.
• Opportunity to work in a beautiful garden and contribute to a positive community atmosphere.
• Opportunity to develop and hone gardening skills and scope to enrol in a Level 3 Horticulture course.
• Regular supervision to help you reach your professional goals.
• Being part of a work team which operates in an amicable, positive and enthusiastic environment.

Impact of your role:

• Creating an outdoor educational environment for others to learn about where food comes from and the benefits of fresh fruits and vegetables.
• Ensure the efficient running of day-to-day tasks.


Regular 1:1 supervision.

You will have a primary contact throughout your time volunteering.

For more information or to apply, please contact the school directly on:


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