Maintenance Assistant for Burghley House & Estate

We are recruiting for a Maintenance Assistant to work at Burghley House and Estate and across our full property portfolio of residential and commercial buildings.

The role includes undertaking reactive and planned maintenance and minor works alongside colleagues within the Estate Maintenance team. The team includes Joiners, Painters & Decorators, Roofers and Stone Masons.

The role includes undertaking emergency, reactive and cyclical maintenance, repairs and minor new works, in line with industry standards, statutory requirements, relevant codes of practice, all in a professional and customer focused manner.

Tasks may include

 Drainage related service, repairs and maintenance

 Minor plumbing jobs

 Minor electrical jobs

 Tiling works to showers, bathrooms, kitchens etc.

 Plastering, patching works

 Joinery, for example flooring, fitting skirting and architraves, replacing door handles, easing / adjusting / fitting new locks etc., and making good on completion

 Completion of various inspections as directed by the Head of Building Services

 Minor decoration works

 Fitting of life safety systems, for example smoke detectors, and CO2 detectors

 Replacing light bulbs or tubes and fuses

 Replacing toilet seats, flush handles, and various dispensers

 Assessing and completing all necessary pre-let repairs and advising on time scale to get in and turn around properties

 Triaging jobs before contractors attend and reporting back to the Head of Building Services.

 To provide help and assistance with preparation for park events as required

 Any other general maintenance task or other reactionary work that arises and that you are equipped to fulfil

Additional Requirements

You will participate in the team’s emergency out of hours “on-call rota” – 1 week in every 4 (including weekends).

You may be asked to undertake the work of any trade which you are capable of and have the necessary training and instruction.

You will undertake a dynamic risk assessment specific to every task you undertake.

You should complete and submit necessary paperwork, e.g. inspection records, records of timing, and materials used, as appropriate.

You might be required to assist with stock control, materials purchasing, collection and delivery of equipment and materials as necessary.

You are required to hold a current full driving licence to drive Burghley House Preservation Trust vehicles, to enable you to carry out offsite/inter-site travel, delivery and collection of staff, materials and equipment to and from various sites across the estate.

Vacancy Posted - 29/11/2021

Burghley Park Golf Club - Apprentice Chef

We are recruiting for an Apprentice Chef to join our team at Burghley Park Golf Club.

The role as commis chef is a great way of getting started in a kitchen. It provides a means of learning a range of key skills on the job, including preparing food and carrying out basic cooking tasks under the supervision of a more senior chef.

Further information and application details can be found here

Recently Chartered Building Surveyor

The Estate is seeking a recently qualified Building Surveyor to assist the Head of Building Services in all aspects of managing property and estate maintenance, including all commercial and residential properties, new capital development projects and Burghley House itself and its surrounding heritage buildings.

The role will be very varied and offer a raft of challenges and experience. Example day to day responsibilities will include:

  • Carrying out inspections including: initial feasibility studies, measured surveys, pre-acquisition and pre-lease surveys, building condition, dilapidations and building pathology reporting, collection and collation of services information and plans, pre paint repair surveys, fabric failures surveys, quality checks
  • Formulating the information for Listed building consent and planning applications
  • Preparing drawings and specifications including floor plans, site plans, service plans and more
  • Producing programmes of work
  • Consulting with all stakeholders
  • Ensuring that all works are carried out to the defined specific standards, building codes, guidelines and regulations
  • Assisting Head of Building Services with supervising the Estate Maintenance team as appropriate

Key skills required

  • APC qualified
  • Excellent drawing skills and familiarity with CAD design software
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent project management skills
  • A passion for working on a varied property portfolio including heritage properties
  • Strong imagination and ability to think and create in three dimensions
  • Possess a commitment to delivering high quality service in an organised and timely fashion
  • Must be a team player with the ability to work independently
  • Full driving licence with the ability to travel independently

Please submit your application, including CV and covering letter together with your salary expectations to

Vacancy Posted - 20/08/2021

Senior Gardener

An exciting vacancy has arisen for a Senior Gardener to join the Gardens team at Burghley House. You will join a group of highly motivated, passionate, and driven gardeners working collectively to manage and develop this beautiful garden and ancient landscape to the very highest standards.

The gardens at Burghley span approximately 45 acres encompassing a wide range of garden styles, both formal and informal, all set in a magnificent Capability Brown landscape. Much of the gardens are open to the public for 8 months of the year and include a fascinating water garden, large areas of herbaceous planting, arboretum and sculpture gardens, cut flowers, stream and rock gardens. Other areas showcase large rose beds, woodland and wildflower planting, topiary, and formal lawns. The gardens at Burghley are rapidly developing with a clear aspiration to stand alongside the best gardens in the UK.

We are looking for an experienced, enthusiastic, pro-active Senior Gardener to join the garden’s management team, supervising staff and volunteers and to play a key role in ensuring that the grounds and gardens are maintained to the highest standard throughout the year.

Skills, knowledge and experience

  • Have supervisory experience in a similar role, including managing staff and volunteers in a garden open to the public.
  • Significant practical experience in horticulture supported by relevant qualifications
  • Excellent knowledge of and a genuine passion for plants, enabling the successful management of an extensive plant collection
  • Competent in the use and maintenance of garden machinery including chainsaws, tractors, hedge trimmers, pedestrian, and ride on mowers
  • Strong organisational and communication skills are essential
  • Ability to embed confidently and effectively into the existing team and management structure
  • Hard working, able to work under own initiative, with confidence and a professional manner.
  • Knowledge of relevant health and safety legislation and practice to ensure safe working practices at all times.

The working hours are Monday to Thursday 8am - 4.30pm and Friday 8am - 3.30pm. Weekend duties are also undertaken on a rota basis.

Please send your CV and cover letter, including salary expectations, to

Vacancy Posted - 10/08/2021

Burghley Park Golf Club - Chef

Minimum of 20-25 hours per week, plus potential additional hours for functions

We are looking for a flexible, adaptable and enthusiastic Chef / Cook to join our team at Burghley Park Golf Club.

Candidates will need to be able to work off own initiative. This role includes the preparation, cooking of meals, and serving food.

Experience in using tills desirable.

You will also cover for the Chef on their days off and when on holiday, as well as additional support as required for functions. Previous Chef/Cooking experience is essential.

Hourly rate £9-11.50/hour dependent on experience.

If this role is of interest, please submit your CV to

Vacancy Updated - 28/07/2021
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