Joining the Althorp Team

At Althorp, we pride ourselves on delivering the very highest standard of service and we have an outstanding reputation of excellence

Please browse current vacancies below and use the links to download an application form or apply online. Alternatively, please contact the Estate Office on 01604 770107 for further information.


Althorp Food and Drink Festival – Volunteer Roles

Would you like to be a Festival Steward for the Althorp Food and Drink Festival this May? We’re looking for enthusiastic candidates who conduct themselves to a highest standard of teamwork and customer service to ensure our Festival-goers have a truly memorable day at Althorp!

This is a perfect opportunity for anyone who is fanatical about food and drink, would thrive in a lively event environment, appreciate beautiful settings or just want to spend a day with other like-minded people. Training and benefits will be provided. There are a variety of roles and dates available.

When applying, please detail that you are applying for a volunteer role. The deadline for applications is Friday March 31st. Please note that we will be in touch if your application has been successful.

Althorp Summer Opening

The Althorp Estate is seeking Visitor Assistants to work during the 2017 public opening season. The Visitor Assistant positions are part-time and will run from Monday 1st May to Sunday 24th September, 2017. In addition to training days held prior to the season starting. All positions will be based at Althorp Estate, Northamptonshire, NN7 4HQ.


At Althorp, we pride ourselves on our Visitor Assistants delivering the very highest standard of service during the public opening season. Your ability to work as a team player, combined with your excellent customer service skills and engaging personality, will ensure that our visitors have a truly memorable experience at Althorp.


Café Supervisor

Overseeing the café and the management of the Café VAs alongside the Café Manager.


Café  Assistant

Café visitor assistants will serve customers food and hot drinks; use the tills; cash up at the end of the night; stock the shelves; maintain the indoor and outdoor seating; wash up and keep the café tidy, maintaining a safe and hygienic environment for food to be prepared and served.


Outdoor Logistics

Outdoor logistics will be in charge of all outdoor aspects of the public opening, from organising coach parking, disabled parking, wheelchairs for visitors, as well as opening and closing the public areas of the Estate each day.


Tour Guide

 The tour guides will be confident in their knowledge of Althorp’s history and be required to give concise, but fascinating, tours to groups of around 20-30 visitors, lasting one hour.


Box office assistance

The Wootton Hall visitor assistant must welcome the visitors, check tickets and explain and co-ordinate the numbered tour system. Working closely with the Tour Guides, the Wootton Hall Assistant is in charge of overseeing the waiting system in the Wootton Hall.


Indoor Security – in the House

This role constantly patrols the House, overseeing the tours and assisting with any security or emergency situations, as well as in the Wootton Hall.


West Gate Ticket Sales

The West Gate Assistant will sell tickets to all visitors and offer information about their visit. Each day, they will open the public Chinkwell car park, putting out relevant signage and act as security for the gate. They will also be responsible for cashing up their till at the end of the shift.


Gift Shop Supervisor – Stables Shop

Supervising the Shop, managing the Shop visitor assitants and all sales in a mature manner. Must have sales experience and be confident in opening and end of day procedur


Coach Point and Stables Shop

The Stables Shop Assistant must be proactive in helping sales, under the direction of the Shop Supervisor and confident with cash handling and till operation.  The Assistant will have a thorough knowledge of the shop stock and experience in sales, and a personable nature to provide general information. In addition, the Shop Assistant will be in charge of overseeing and greeting coach arrivals to Althorp, whilst also offering a gracious farewell.

Forestry / Estate Maintenance
Salary circa £21,000

  • Forestry and Estate maintenance work to include fencing, topping and spraying.
  • Various aspects of Forestry including use of chainsaws, tractors & trailers and other forestry equipment.
  • Practical experience and qualifications in the use of chainsaws, spraying and driving tractors/trailers are an advantage.

Applications with CV to: Estate Secretary, The Stables, Althorp, Northampton, NN7 4HQ or email

Closing date for receipt of applications: Thursday 20th April 2017
NO AGENCIES, please.



Salary circa £21,000.

  • Skilled gardener required for large private Estate, with historic gardens.
  • Typical duties will include maintenance of formal lawns, maintenance of herbaceous borders, pruning, hedge cutting, planting and some equipment maintenance.
  • Sound training in horticulture is essential.
  • Candidates should have good attention to detail and be capable of organising their own workload.  You will be working as part of a small team, reporting to the Head Gardener.

Applications with CV to; Estate Secretary, The Stables, Althorp, Northampton, NN7 4HQ or email  Closing date for receipt of applications: Monday 29th May 2017, NO AGENCIES, please.