Jobs & Volunteering


New Board Members

New Board Members are being sought to join the existing Board of Trustees for Halsway Manor, with a view to joining the Board from October 2018.

Halsway Manor, National Centre for Folk Arts, the only residential centre in the world concentrating on the varied folk heritage of England. Currently undergoing a £600,000 restoration funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, Country Houses Foundation and private donations the charity is a successful, self financing company which is moving from strength to strength.

Board Members help to increase the visibility and profile of the charity locally, nationally and internationally and ensure it has the capacity and skills to deliver the next phase of its artistic and commercial plans.

Board membership is voluntary and unpaid and trustees are expected to attend four board meetings per year as well as other activities when appropriate. New members are particularly sought with expertise in the following areas:

  • Legal
  • Human resources
  • Fundraising
  • Health and safety

Prospective candidates should send an application form to Julie Williams, Chair of Halsway Manor Society
For an informal chat about Halsway Manor please telephone Crispian Cook, Chief Executive on 01984 618274

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For an application form click here

Volunteering Opportunities

We are always looking for volunteers. Currently we have excellent volunteers who run our shop, the library, the 200 Club, help with gardening and many other practical tasks that make an important contribution to maintaining the Manor.

Library volunteers
We are looking for volunteers to work alongside our new Library and Archives Project Manager to investigate the resources of Halsway Manor and refocus the library so it can engage new audiences. If you are interested in being involved with our library please email Matt Rose –

Garden Volunteers
Guests to Halsway are encouraged to help with the flower beds if they wish to and, if you live locally, you might like to volunteer on a more regular basis too. Currently all the flower beds are maintained by volunteers so there is a ‘Garden Log Book’ available at reception which sets out safety aspects and contains a job list for visitors.We also hold regular gardening days – come and join us! Bring your gardening gloves and a packed-lunch, hot drinks will be provided. Contact the office to be put in touch with the Garden Volunteer Coordinator: / 01984 618274 ext 1