Thank you for your interest in working at Hothorpe Hall & The Woodlands. Our vacancies are listed below. 

Maintenance Assistance, part-time, 32 hours per week, £9/hr

(Job posted on 25th October 2017)

We require a Maintenance Assistant to help us keep the buildings - both inside and out - of an acceptable level and to provide a safe environment for our guests, staff and visitors.

You will be a part of the Maintenance team on site in Theddingworth, comprising two venues along with staff accommodation.

Initially you will be working 5 out of 7 days and this position will include weekend working, carried out on a rota system with a day taken in lieu.

A full job description is available on request from Senior Facilities Manager, Andy Wade: 01858 881500 or  All applications (to Andy Wade) are welcomed ASAP as we are looking to appoint as soon as possible.

Chef de Partie, full-time, 40 hours per week, £18,000 - £21,000 a year

Catering for 90 weddings, 80 functions and 100s of conference groups and corporate away days every year, we are in a strong position and want to expand our existing team. We are not your usual conference venue, we're family owned, with a commitment to doing everything right and investing in our employees. This includes making all our own dishes, allowing our guests to enjoy real food tailored to their needs, not what's at the back of a frozen wagon. Your creativity and contribution to menus is encouraged.

We are looking for a talented and passionate chef who wants to take the next step in their career. You will be required to:

  • Provide guidance to junior kitchen staff members, including but not limited to, line cooking, food preparation, and dish plating
  • Demonstrate a keen eye for detail and a knowledge and sense of what ingredients work well together
  • Work in a fast paced environment maintaining high standards
  • Oversee and organise kitchen stock and ingredients
  • Ensure a first-in, first-out food rotation system and verify all food products are properly dated and organised for quality assurance
  • Keep cooking stations stocked, especially before and during prime operation hours
  • Train new kitchen employees to restaurant and kitchen standards
  • Be responsible for food preparation and presentation to ensure quality and high standards

Relevant qualifications are desirable and experience is a must. Over time is paid or given as days off in lieu. 5.6 weeks' holiday, pension scheme and uniform supplied.

On site accommodation in desirable countryside setting is available, if required. 

Breakfast Chef, Part-time (weekends only), £8.80 per hour

We are looking to recruit an experienced breakfast chef to work Saturday and Sundays, 7am to 3pm. You will be taking full control of preparing and cooking all breakfast items for our fabulous self serve breakfast buffet. You will also be required to help with the prep for the chefs' working lunch and dinner services, including making bread and cakes.

Ideally you will have a minimum of 2 years' experience in a similar role, be a great team player and enjoy the buzz of a busy kitchen.

We can offer a starting rate of £8.80 per hour with review at 3 months, plus uniform, meals on duty and 5.6 weeks holiday entitlement (pro-rata).

Housekeeping Assistants - Up to £7.60 p/hr

We are looking for Housekeeping Assistants to work a variety of shifts according to business needs. Experience in a similar role is preferred, although we are happy to train individuals with a keen eye for detail and a 'can do' attitude. Applicants should be aware that working in Housekeeping is physically demanding. You will need your own transport or a reliable lift to and from work due to our rural location.

We are looking to fill one position with a guaranteed 16 hours a week and further positions with variable hours offered.

Restaurant & Bars Assistants, part-time - Up to £7.60 p/hr

We require reliable restaurant & bars assistants to work mainly evening and weekend shifts. These are casual positions with work offered according to business needs. You will be serving drinks at the bar to wedding, function or conference guests and also working in our busy dining rooms, welcoming guests at meal times, laying tables, serving meals, clearing plates etc. This is a flexible role working across both our Woodlands & Hothorpe Hall venues, serving the dining room and bar.

Over 18s only and experience is ideal, but not necessary as training available. You will need your own transport or a reliable lift to and from work due to our rural location. 

To apply for any of the above positions please email your letter and CV to Emily McDonald, Operations Manager, at

For an informal chat prior to application, please call Emily on 01858 881500, and for speculative job enquiries, please email  

There are lots of great benefits to working at Hothorpe Hall & The Woodlands:

  • Pension scheme with employer contribution
  • 20 days holiday plus 8 bank holidays per annum, pro rata for part-time staff.
  • Training and development plan and annual appraisal scheme for every employee.
  • Annual wage increase
  • Staff room, with tea & coffee supplied free of charge, for rest breaks.
  • Meal entitlement for staff starting work before 8am
  • Annual Christmas staff event, including secret Santa gift swap and lunch.
  • Christmas gifts from the Directors.
  • Annual staff trip out (or money to pay for employee leisure time in groups/teams if whole staff out day not possible)
  • Summer evening BBQ/hog roast event at Hothorpe Hall/The Woodlands, with invites extended to your family.
  • 30% off dining events at Hothorpe Hall & The Woodlands for every staff member. Reduced rate Treehouse breaks for staff.
  • Tips from customers divided equally between all staff.
  • Stunning surroundings and large gardens to enjoy during break times.
  • Staff social nights out arranged by staff.
  • The kudos associated with working for a growing and award-winning business.

Quotes from staff attending a 2016 Values and Vision Workshop:

"I feel trusted to execute my job."

"I feel my opinions and thoughts are welcomed and considered."

"We are a close knit team."

"I love the variety in my job because of the different markets."

"Hothorpe Hall is a very family orientated business."

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