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

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Casual Kitchen Assistants [2 posts]

We are currently seeking flexible people who fit either of the descriptions below to join our team:

  • Someone happy to do a 6-8pm shift each day (must be above 16 years of age due to end time).
  • Someone seeking more hours, approx 10-15  hours per week, or more, variable (between 7:30am and 8pm some weekends included)

Higham remains committed to exceeding National Living Wage

Join our happy team keeping our adult students fed!
Washing up and serving at tables in a professional setting.
Shifts weekdays and weekends from 2 to 8 hours, finishing before 8pm.

Age 16+ upwards. We value all ages.
One of these posts could develop into a contracted opportunity for the right person.

 

You should be:

  • well-presented
  • willing to work as part of a service team
  • flexible, professional and amiable

Our Service Team keeps adults who attend our courses nourished for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and break times. Numbers can be between 10 and 50. We cater for diets and allergies and we have excellent facilities.

Food 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 setting between Cockermouth and Keswick attracting adult students from all the UK for short learning breaks.

Visits to see us are welcomed. We like to think we are a home from home for our guests and we value each member of our team.

Contact: Amy Andrews  amy@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

Housekeeping Assistant

Part time – 16 hours (3 days) per week (between 7:30am and 4pm some weekends included)

Higham remains committed to exceeding National Living Wage.
A contract with paid holidays and the offer of a workplace pension.

Bedroom and Premises Housekeeping in co-operation with a team of 3 others. Someone who will help us maintain high standards and a friendly welcome in our busy adult residential college.

We value each person who works here and our ethos includes being a home from home for our guests.

Contact: Amy Andrews  amy@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 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

Fancy a chance to drive for some of our activities, taking groups out in our 13 passenger minibus, (‘Findlay’ the Ford Transit).
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 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