Join The Team

Take a look at our job and volunteering opportunities here at The Follies.

To register interest in a volunteering role or apply for a job role, please send your CV to the Park Manager: caroline.talbot@hawkstone.co.uk

 

VOLUNTEERING

An opportunity to gain experience and help support this amazing historic landscape.


VOLUNTEER GUEST ASSISTANT

Come and be part of the Follies team help our visitors explore this amazing Grade I listed landscape. This volunteering role may include giving guided walks, talking to visitors at various locations around the Park and assisting in the Visitor Centre with general jobs as needed.

We offer this role to individuals who love the Park and love talking! Perfect for individuals with some spare time who want to share their passion about the Park with a wider audience.

A typical day would include a number of hours located at a specific part of the Park welcoming visitors and explaining some of the history of that particular Folly. For the more physically fit, there would be opportunity to become involved in our guided walks with our general visitors as well as schools and groups. On quieter days volunteers may be helping in the Visitor Centre with visitor queries.

Volunteers for this role must be physically fit enough to be able to get around the Park on foot, however will not be asked to carry out heavy duty tasks.

We ask that volunteers can initially commit to 10 days with us. After this there may be ongoing opportunities for the right individuals.


VOLUNTEER PARK ASSISTANT

Come and be part of the wardening team helping look after this amazing Grade I listed landscape. This volunteering role may include clearing leaves, fixing handrails and steps, and general park maintenance.

We offer this role to help individuals gain further experience in hands on outdoor countryside management in a unique setting. Ideal for individuals recently graduated from a similar subject, or those with some experience looking to expand their practical hours.

Volunteers for this role must be physically fit and able due to the outdoor terrain and nature of the work.

We ask that volunteers can initially commit to 10 days with us. After this there may be ongoing opportunities for the right individuals.

 

JOB VACANCIES

Job roles at The Follies include casual assistants in the Tearoom and Gift Shop, Managerial positions and Warden roles. Vacancies are very few and far between so please check reguarly on here or on facebook if you are interested in working for us.


 FULL TIME PARK WARDEN

We are looking for a hard working and enthusiastic individual to join the team as a full time Park Warden.

Working with our Senior Park Warden, our wardens are responsible for the maintenance of the 100 acre Hawkstone Park Follies, ensuring paths and structures are safely maintained, trees and other plants are managed appropriately and visitor areas are kept tidy and in good condition at all times. Daily tasks include strimming, leaf blowing, cutting back rhododendrons and clearing litter, alongside repairs to fences, steps and walkways.

In addition Park Wardens assist in the set up and take down of event equipment, construction of Santa’s Grotto, driving of guests throughout Santa Safari, and general support to the Visitor Centre staff.

This role is ideal for someone who has good basic DIY, enjoys working outside and is enthusiastic in learning new skills. 

This is a full time position based on an average of 40 hours per week, although as hours are annualised, more or less may be required in line with business needs. Hours include weekends, evenings and bank holidays. Flexibility to suit the business is essential.

Salary £17,077

Drivers license and basic practical DIY skills are both essential to this role. On the job training is provided. Attitude more important than experience.

To apply please email follies@hawkstone.co.uk with your CV and cover letter by 10th June 2019.

 

We need you!

To help protect important habitat and allow wildlife to thrive, we need to know what is here at The Follies

Large scale surveys can help but often show a small moment in time.

Your photos could help us! If you have taken photos of any of the wildlife, from birds, insects, fungi, mammals or plants, we would love to add them to our archive. Just email them to follies@hawkstone.co.uk with the date they were taken, and a rough location on the Park.

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