Exciting and flexible employment opportunities, excellent employee benefits, a rich creative heritage and beautiful surroundings make West Dean College an inspiring place to work. If you feel you meet the person specification for any of our vacancies, we would love to hear from you.
Please note that we always endeavour to contact each candidate directly. Occasionally, due to volume of applicants, we are unable to respond to each unsuccessful candidate before the interview date. Speculative applications will be held for six months and candidates notified of any suitable vacancies.
Please see our current vacancies below.
We often have the need for a variety of casual roles including:
We offer flexible hours (including weekends and bank holidays), hours to meet the needs of the individuals and business. Casual roles offer flexible work patterns and the opportunity to work in several areas of the Estate. Successful candidates for all of the above roles will work primarily straight shifts with a one week Christmas closure.
Hourly Rate: £8.21 per hour plus 12.07% holiday pay
If you would like to apply, please send your CV and cover letter to Helen Dearing, Human Resources Officer, firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01243 818247.
As an employee you can expect to enjoy a wide range of benefits:
West Dean College works closely with the University of Chichester to provide paid internships to their degree students through the Graduate On Scheme. Occasionally we may also offer paid internships outside this scheme and these vacancies will be advertised on our website when available. If you have skills you feel would be beneficial to West Dean College and Gardens and you would like to gain experience with us we have many volunteer opportunities as described below.
Join our committed and diverse team of volunteers, meet new people, use your expertise and make a difference. You can volunteer in the Gardens, Conservation, Visual Arts, HR, IT, Marketing, Fundraising teams and more. If you feel your skills could be put to good use at West Dean College and Gardens, please get in touch.
Volunteers usually work between 3 and 8 hours a week and take on a variety of activities.
If you are interested in volunteering at West Dean College, please detail your experiences and skills in an email to Katharine.Osborne@westdean.org.uk
Alternatively you can write us at The Edward James Foundation, West Dean, Chichester, West Sussex, PO18 0QZ.
"It is immensely satisfying to realise that I have had an input, however small, into the beauty of the garden, and I am very proud of that. It is great, too, to be a part of the friendly team, and I look forward to coming each week." Lesley Aylwin, Volunteer
Thank you to our many Volunteers from NADFAS.
Benefits of being a volunteer
As a volunteer you will learn new skills, enhance your cv and make a real difference to our work.
The Edward James Foundation is committed to treating all employees and job applicants fairly and equally, regardless of any characteristic, but particularly any deemed a protected characteristic under the Equality Act 2010.
You are able to opt out of us having your data at any time, by contacting the HR Department 01243 818276 or Katharine.Osborne@westdean.org.uk with your request.