Recruitment & Work Experience

Thank you for your interest in Longleat Safari & Adventure Park. We welcome your application for any vacancies listed on this page.

Please do check back here again in the future for any other job opportunities which may arise. We are unable to respond to speculative enquiries.


Permanent Vacancies

 

Retail Supervisor

An exciting opportunity has risen for a highly motivated supervisor within the Retail department to work full time permanent contract working five days out of seven with bank holiday and weekend working essential. Experience in a supervisory role would be desirable with at least 2 years experience working in a retail environment.

The role will require you to provide customers with an excellent level of service by supervising the daily activities of the retail team and to develop sales and revenue targets. This is a full time permanent position working 5 days out of 7 which will include weekends and bank holidays.

A full Job Description can be given on request.

If you think you are suitable for this role please forward your CV and covering letter detailing why to:

[email protected] or HR Department, The Estate Office, Longleat
Warminster. BA12 7NW

Please note we are unable to accept previous applicants.


Seasonal Vacancies

 

Barista

Do you enjoy working in an extremely fast paced working environment?
Can you put a smile on our customer’s faces, can you make their day?
Do you like working in a team full of personality?
Then Costa Coffee at Longleat will be for you. Our Costa Coffee store is a fast paced and fun environment with a team committed to delivering an unbeatable experience to every customer. You will need to be friendly, outgoing, enthusiastic and cheerful. Previous experience of making the prefect cup of coffee is desirable but not essential – we will teach you that.
This would be a fixed term contract with hours driven by business needs – with weekend and bank holiday working essential
Please apply with a copy of your cv to the HR Department, The Estate Office, Longleat, Warminster BA12 7NW or e-mail to [email protected]


Work Placements

 

Trainee Forester

Longleat Forestry is seeking 2 enthusiastic and passionate Trainee Foresters to work within 4000 acres of both coniferous and broadleaved woodlands on the Longleat Estate. This is a hands on practical role which will give the successful applicant a wide and varied range of skills which will be supported by a Personal Development Programme and will be of great benefit for a future career in Forestry.

The trainee Foresters will be required to assist in the effective implementation of:

• the duties of establishment, maintenance, treatment, harvesting, conversion and extraction/processing of growing crops, felled timber and processed materials.

• the duties of firewood production, deliveries , weighbridge operation and yard sales

The successful candidate will also be required to :

• assist in the day to day maintenance/repair of vehicles, plant and machinery

• ensure all customers are dealt with promptly, effectively

• assist in carrying out general estate maintenance to include tree work, roads, gates, fencing  and conservation.

• undertake training as required to ensure skills/competencies are kept to the highest standards at all times

Each Trainee Forester will work as a 2 Member Team under the direct supervision of one of the Estate Foresters.

The successful candidate should have
• a good theoretical and practical knowledge of forestry aided by a recognised forestry qualification. 
• NPTC certificates in chainsaw use CS30, CS31
• a full driving license is desirable

This is a Fixed Term Contract for a 12 month period working 39 hours per week, and the successful applicant may be required to work out of hours (under supervision) and so staff accommodation will be available.

Salary will be based on the minimum wage according to age.

For more information please contact the Head Forester, Daniel Marsh on 01985 213507

Interested applicants should provide a covering letter and CV in the first instance, to Gayle Pike, Head of HR, Longleat Enterprises Ltd, The Estate Office, Longleat, Warminster, Wiltshire ([email protected]).

 


Cheddar Gorge

 

Sales Receptionist

A position at the heart of this world famous tourist attraction in Cheddar Gorge, comprising caves, shops, café, museum, open-top buses and Adventure Activities in a 1,000 acre Nature Reserve, which reports to the Director and Operations Manager.

About you: Applicants should have excellent inter-personal skills on the telephone, online and in-person, combined with administrative efficiency and attention to detail, coupled with the creative and technical skill to update websites and social media.

A competitive remuneration package, including 29 day’s holiday pa, a uniform, free car parking and staff discounts, is offered for a 39 hour week including some weekend working during the Tourist Season.

Please download an application form from by clicking here or call us on 01934 742343 to request a postal form. Online applications should be e-mailed to [email protected], and postal forms sent to Alex Hoskins, Cheddar Gorge & Caves, Cheddar, Somerset

 


The Longleat Hotel Group

 

The Bishopstrow Hotel & Spa

Porter

We are currently looking for an enthusiastic and hard working person to join our Porters team some of the responsibilities will be as follows:

  • To show guests to their rooms and assisting with luggage and guiding them around hotel.
  • To develop a local knowledge of the surrounding area so as to be competent enough to recommend place of interest and to dine.
  • Must have experience in conference and banqueting department set up and room service set up.
  • Will need to work 5 in 7 days including weekends
  • To undertake regular cleaning and maintenance task from the manager.

If you would like to apply for this position then please send your C.V and cover letter to Unni Bala on [email protected] or send to Bishopstrow Hotel and Spa, Warminster, Wiltshire, BA12 9HH for the attention of Unni Bala.

Previous applicants need not apply.

 

Spa Assistant

We are in the need of a Spa Assistant to provide a warm greeting to all spa members and to maintain the established benchmark of excellence throughout the spa facilities. You would also need to support the reception for all spa users and to assist in the daily / monthly bookings when required. You would also be required to undertake the cleaning off all spa areas to a pre determined quality standard in line with set checklists.

This is a permanent position working up to 64 hours per month. A full job description can be supplied on request.

If you think you are suitable for this role please forward your CV and covering letter detailing why to: [email protected] or by post to Diane Frost, Spa Manager, Bishopstrow Hotel & Spa, Warminster BA12 9HH
Previous applicants need not apply.

 

Spa Therapist

This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Spa Therapist to join an established team within this luxury spa. You will be responsible for offering high end treatments and have the ability to sell retail products. Ensuring high standards at all times and report directly to the Head Therapist or Spa Manager. You should possess a passion for the beauty industry, with dedication, professionalism and enthusiasm to learn new skills. You will also be responsible for the appearance of the spa, making sure it is tidy and welcoming to guests at all times.

Ideally the successful applicant will possess the following skills, experience or attributes:

This position will be on a casual agreement working as and when mutually required.

If you feel you are the right candidate for this role please apply with a copy of your cv to the HR Department, The Estate Office, Longleat, Warminster BA12 7NW or e-mail to [email protected].

 


Waiting Staff

We are currently seeking experienced waiting staff for our Mulberry restaurant which offers two dining experiences, either our A La Carte menu for those wishing to experience our imaginative and creative dishes or relax in the Mulberry conservatory with our more informal All Day Dining Menu.  As an experienced waiter you would ensure that guests are provided with drinks and food when requested and offered these when appropriate in an effort to maximise sales. To ensure the Restaurant service is at a quality at all times whilst preserving a level of guest privacy. To complete all cleaning and preparation to ensure a smooth service at all times.

This position will be on a casual agreement working any days/hours required and as agreed by the management.

Please send a covering letter and Curriculum Vitae to [email protected] or by post to Unni Balsasubramanian, Bishopstrow Hotel & Spa, Warminster BA12 9HH

Previous applicants need not apply

 

Chef de Partie

Bishopstrow Hotel & Spa are looking for a Chef de Partie to work closely with our Head Chef and hold a key role in the day to day running of the Kitchen. You will be passionate about working with the finest, freshest ingredients and in delivering quality dishes and products. You will take an organised approach to your role and prioritise effectively to ensure the smooth running of your section. You will be an exceptional team player with excellent communication skills and have a key focus on detail to deliver outstanding quality and service.

This is a full time permanent position working minimum of 40 hours a week 5 days out of 7.

Please apply with a copy of your CV to [email protected]  or by post to Bishopstrow Hotel & Spa, Warminster BA12 9HH

Previous applicants need not apply.

 

Commis Chef

Bishopstrow Hotel & Spa are looking for a Commis Chef to join the kitchen team in our Mulberry restaurant where you will part of a close-knit, quality-focused team, preparing imaginative food whilst ensuring a clean, safe and tidy environment at all times. A passion for food is a must.

You will be NVQ Level 1(or equivalent) qualified, have an elementary food hygiene certificate and have a good level of English.  This is a full time permanent position working minimum of 40 hours a week 5 days out of 7.

If you think you are suitable for this role please forward your CV and covering letter detailing why to:
[email protected]  or by post to Bishopstrow Hotel & Spa, Warminster BA12

Previous applicants need not apply.

 

Homewood Park Hotel & Spa

 

Housekeeper

We are currently looking for a Housekeeper to join our team at Homewood Park, for this role you would need to have Housekeeping experience and a full clean driving licence.

The Housekeeper will provide a clean, safe and correctly presented section, to include bedrooms, linen cupboards and public areas and through working closely with the Head Housekeeper and other colleagues providing a fast, easy and accurate service to our guests. The ideal candidate should be consistently honest, considerate nature and helpful.

This would be on a casual basis, flexible working days and hours available which will be driven by business needs – weekend and bank holiday working essential

If you think you are suitable for this role please forward your CV and covering letter detailing why to:

[email protected]  or Homewood Park Hotel & Spa, Abbey Lane, Hinton Charterhouse, Bath, Somerset, BA2 7TB

 

Waiting Staff

We are currently looking for waiting staff to join our team at Homewood Park. The Tides Restaurant serves the finest in modern English cuisine and is one of the most popular restaurants in Bath. We are in need of experienced charismatic waiter/waitress with a genuine passion for delivering a bespoke personable guest experience. You would need to excel in guest care and deliver a warm and charming service, previously working in a high end restaurant or 2 rosette background.
We have full time permanent and casual contracts available with bank holiday and weekend working essential due to the nature of the business.

If you think you are suitable for this role please forward your CV and covering letter detailing why to:
[email protected] or by post to Claire Swift, Homewood Park Hotel & Spa, Abbey Lane, Hinton Charterhouse, Bath, Somerset,  BA2 7TB

 

Part-Time Receptionist

The role for Receptionist requires good customer service skills, the ability to interact with visitors, good computer skills and the willingness to go the extra step for our guests. Experience in a similar environment would be advantageous but not essential as training will be given. This is a part time permanent position working 3 days out of 7 24 hours per week which will include bank holidays and weekends.
If you think you are suitable for this role please forward your CV and covering letter detailing why to:
[email protected]   or by post to Sam Sallis, Homewood Park Hotel & Spa, Abbey Lane, Hinton Charterhouse, Bath, Somerset,  BA2 7TB

Receptionist

The role for Receptionist requires good customer service skills, the ability to interact with visitors, good computer skills and the willingness to go the extra step for our guests. Experience in a similar environment would be advantageous but not essential as training will be given. This is a full time permanent position working 5 days out of 7 which will include bank holidays and weekends.
If you think you are suitable for this role please forward your CV and covering letter detailing why to:
[email protected]   or by post to Sam Sallis, Homewood Park Hotel & Spa, Abbey Lane, Hinton Charterhouse, Bath, Somerset,  BA2 7TB

 

Full-Time Spa Therapist

This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Spa Therapist to join an established team within this luxury spa. You will be responsible for offering high end treatments and have the ability to sell retail products. Ensuring high standards at all times and report directly to the Head Therapist or Spa Manager. You should possess a passion for the beauty industry, with dedication, professionalism and enthusiasm to learn new skills. You will also be responsible for the appearance of the spa, making sure it is tidy and welcoming to guests at all times.
Ideally the successful applicant will possess the following skills, experience or attributes:

Competitive salary depending on experience, with company benefits and discounts, 10% commission on retail sales

We are looking for someone to start as soon as possible so please do not delay in contacting The Spa at Homewood Park if you feel this would be the perfect opportunity for you.

[email protected]