Jobs & Volunteering



New Trustees are being sought to join Halsway Manor – National Centre for Folk Arts, the only residential centre in the world concentrating on the varied folk heritage of England. This unique, financially self-supporting charity runs a year-round programme of residential courses as well as a wide-reaching creative learning and artist development programme from its 27 bedroom Grade II* listed manor house in one of the most beautiful regions of the UK.

Having recently undergone a £600,000 restoration funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, Country Houses Foundation and private donations the charity is going from strength to strength and currently managing its next exciting development project to provide more space to meet the ever increasing demand.

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

For more information please click here
To apply please fill out HM Trustee app form and return it to Julie Williams at

Waiting Staff

We regularly have opportunities for friendly, positive person to join our Waiting Staff / House Staff team for evening, weekend or daytime shifts. Experience is desirable, but training will be given.

Pay: £8.21 per hour. Positions are contracted as permanent part-time positions, with statutory sick pay, holiday entitlements and opt-in pension scheme.

Please contact Lynne Norman, Operations Manager:
01948 618274 ext 2


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