JOBS AT HIGHAM

We are a 7 day-a-week organisation, currently employing about 30 Contracted and about 5 Casual Staff.

In additon we have one or two Volunteers, both regular and occaisonal, who help us in the gardens, with decoration or driving for courses.

We take being a place of work seriously, and we value our staff, regardless of age. It is our pleasure to be a part of people’s lives, whatever their stage of life. We regard it as an honour to provide paid work for young people just starting on their professional journey, and, equally, to be a support to older adults for whom doing something worthwhile that makes a difference matters, and everyone in-between.

Working at Higham, in any capacity, we want you to feel like one of our little family. Thank you for taking an interest.

Current Positions Available

Application forms are downloadable at the bottom of the page.

Evening Bar & Overnight Duty

1 night per week, between 6pm and 8am,
A 5 hour bar and hospitality shift plus on-call sleepover Duty Manager one night a week.

You will be trustworthy and practical, able to provide a pleasant, reassuring customer experience for our guests and tutors.

We have a small resident’s-only bar, a dining room and can accommodate up to 40 students.

Full training will be given.

Higham remains committed to exceeding National Living Wage.

Hospitality is valued highly and is one of our key strengths at Higham, alongside excellent courses in a unique, friendly and homely environment. We are a 7-day-a-week residential college in a rural location between Cockermouth and Keswick catering for adult students from all the UK for short learning breaks.

Visits to see us are welcomed.       http://highamhall.com/jobs-at-higham

Contact: Amy Andrews     amy@highamhall.com     01768 776276

Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake, Cockermouth, Cumbria, CA13 9SH
An Educational Trust providing a creative hub for enrichment and development for adults of all ages.  Charity Number 1124959

 


Hospitality Apprentice

We wish to expand our Dining Room service by offering a paid post to someone to also attain a Level 2 Hospitality Team Member Award.

We are looking for a person serious about developing their skills in professional hospitality. We will not discriminate on age.

You will be sensible, conscientious, pleasant and willing to uphold the excellent customer service standards of our small but busy adult college.

In return, we offer a fair wage in a pleasant, safe and professional catering environment working alongside, and learning from, our experienced team. This post also includes funding for you to study for a nationally recognised qualification guided by Lakes College, which usually takes 12 months.

Duties in our Dining Room include serving our guests at meal and refreshment times with related support tasks. Our hospitality service also supports our Reception staff looking after our adult students who stay with us for a few days.

30 hours per week, includes weekends, shifts between 7am and 8pm with paid holiday etc.

A great opportunity for the right person to train or retrain working alongside and having support from a team of dedicated, hardworking staff in a pleasant and unique environment.

 

Higham remains committed to exceeding National Living Wage.

Hospitality is valued highly and is one of our key strengths at Higham, alongside excellent courses in a unique, friendly and homely environment. We are a 7-day-a-week residential college in a rural location between Cockermouth and Keswick catering for adult students from all the UK for short learning breaks.

Visits to see us are welcomed.       http://highamhall.com/jobs-at-higham

Contact: Amy Andrews     amy@highamhall.com     01768 776276

Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake, Cockermouth, Cumbria, CA13 9SH
An Educational Trust providing a creative hub for enrichment and development for adults of all ages.  Charity Number 1124959

Volunteer Gardeners

Always wanted to help our two paid gardeners and their small team of volunteers care for our 6 acres of grounds. Whether it be for just an hour occasionally or more frequently, there is always something to do throughout the year. Just make an appointment to come in and see Neil, our head gardener.

All volunteers are able to be fed & watered, and are treated as valuable members of the Higham Team as well!

Contact: Neil Armett (Head Gardener)  admin@highamhall.com
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake, Cockermouth, Cumbria, CA13 9SH
01768 776276

An Educational Trust providing a creative hub for enrichment and development for adults of all ages.  Charity Number 1124959

 


Volunteer Minibus Drivers

Drive for some of our activities, taking educational groups of adults out in our 13 passenger Ford Transit minibus.

Typical destinations include Buttermere, Borrowdale, St Bees and Newlands Valley, Eden Valley, Hadrian’s Wall to name a few!
We do not tend to travel outside Cumbria.

Course groups are always Tutor led and can be anything including themes of Geology, History, Art, Gardens etc. on half or full days out. Sometimes drop-off, sometimes maybe enjoying what the group are doing.

Trips vary:

  • drop-off and pick-up for groups or individuals (to/from Penrith Station)
  • half days out with course groups and Tutors
  • full days out with course groups and Tutors (lunch provided)
  • multiple days out with course groups and Tutors (lunch provided)

Even being available once in a while can help.

Having volunteer drivers helps us enormously as it often relieves a Tutor or a member of staff from having to drive.

Requirements:

  • License obtained before 1997
  • doctor’s clearance (if required, for instance if over 70)
  • 25-75 yrs old
  • proven safe driver (clean license)
  • Driver Awareness Training may be offered.

All volunteers are able to be fed & watered, might get a chance to experience part of a course, and are treated as valuable members of the Higham Team!

Contact: George Cooke   george@highamhall.com
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake, Cockermouth, Cumbria, CA13 9SH
01768 776276

An Educational Trust providing a creative hub for enrichment and development for adults of all ages.  Charity Number 1124959


Volunteer Handypeople

Helping us keep Higham up to a high standard. There is always something to do (we describe Higham with its 1828 listed main house as a “Forth Road Bridge”), and we can give you something worthwhile to spend your spare time on which really helps us. We are a ‘Not for Profit’ Charitable Trust and aim to accommodate our lifelong learners comfortably and safely.

All volunteers are able to be fed & watered, and are treated as valuable members of the Higham Team as well!

Contact: George Cooke  george@highamhall.com
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake, Cockermouth, Cumbria, CA13 9SH
01768 776276

An Educational Trust providing a creative hub for enrichment and development for adults of all ages.  Charity Number 1124959

 


Application Forms

You can email the office, who will forward to the Principal from the Contact page