Jobs & Volunteering

Assistant Chef

Part Time: 10 hours per week

Halsway Manor – National Centre for Folk Arts are seeking to recruit a Assistant Chef to work as part of a small team for this unique charity situated in a beautiful manor house within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

10 hours per week will be spent working in the kitchen preparing meals with the guidance of our two chefs. There is a possibility for more hours working as part of the house team, cleaning, servicing rooms, serving etc if required although this will be at the house keeper pay rate.

Some experience of working in a kitchen is essential although training will be given.

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To apply for this position please send your CV including two referees to:
Crispian Cook
Applications should be received by 28/8/17

Conditions of Employment
£9.25 for 10 hours in the kitchen and £7.50 for any subsequent house shifts.
Hours of work: 10 hours per week to be planned in consultation with the Chef and Operations Manager.

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.