Exciting and flexible employment opportunities, excellent employee benefits, a rich creative heritage and beautiful surroundings make West Dean College of Arts and Conservation 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.
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School of Conservation
Share your passion for conservation with the next generation of conservators. We are currently recruiting for some key roles in the Conservation team. Hear from Lizzie Neville, Head of School of Conservation on why we need you!
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.
Hourly Rate: £9.50 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 Business Partner, email@example.com 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.
Thank you for your interest in Volunteering at West Dean College & West Dean Gardens. Please see the latest message below on Volunteering.
If you enjoy spending time at West Dean Gardens and would like to volunteer some time on a Tuesday or Thursday but do not wish to garden and prefer to help in our sheds, workshops and buildings then this could be the opportunity for you.
Tom, our Head Gardener is looking for a team of four or five people to help with the smooth running of our workshop areas to support the work in the Gardens. As part of this volunteer team, we would ask you to support our gardeners to carry out a variety of work including:
If you would like to discuss this further, then please email Tom on firstname.lastname@example.org
West Dean College of Arts & Conservation values the diversity of its staff and students. We aspire to be a fully inclusive and representative employer and do not condone discrimination on the basis of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, faith or ethnicity, religion or belief, gender identity, or marriage and civil partnership. We strongly encourage applications from suitably qualified candidates from a wide range of backgrounds to apply and join our teams at West Dean College of Arts & Conservation.
You are able to opt out of us having your data at any time, by contacting the HR Department 01243 818276 or HRMailbox@westdean.ac.uk with your request.