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.


WEEKEND TEAROOM ASSISTANT

We are looking for enthusiastic and hard-working individuals with a passion for delivering high quality customer service to work in our Tearoom.

This role includes food preparation, stock rotation, making and serving teas coffees, sandwiches and light bites, cleaning of the Tearoom and toilets, and serving and welcoming customers who may be visiting The Follies for the 1st or 100th time.

This is a casual contract as hours are dependent on the needs of the business. Suitable applicants must be available to work regular Sundays, and some additional Saturdays as needed. Shifts are generally either 9:30am-3pm, 10:30am-4pm, 11:30-5pm or occasionally 9:30am-5pm. Additional days during school holidays will also be available.

Standard minimum or living wage applies dependent on your age. Additional benefits include: Tea & Coffee included during shifts. Lunch provided on shifts of 5 hours or more. Annual Pass for The Follies for yourself and 25% off for anyone visiting with you.

Applicants would ideally have catering or retail experience, but attitude and willingness to learn is more important than previous experience. Food Hygiene Level 2 is a bonus, those without will be put through training.

If you enjoy working with people and want to be part of this amazing historic visitor attraction, please send your cv ASAP as this role is available for immediate start.

To apply please email follies@hawkstone.co.uk with your CV.

 

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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