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Our people make the magic happen

Working at Shuttleworth

Preserving our heritage and contributing to our future is at the heart of everything we do.

From world class engineering to wedding planning and everything in between, we offer a diverse range of exciting career opportunities and the chance to work in a beautiful and buzzing environment where history comes to life.

The Shuttleworth Trust is an equal opportunities employer and is proud to pay the national living wage to all of our staff regardless of their age.

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What is it like to work at Shuttleworth?

"Its totally unique and fulfilling. It never gets old hearing visitors say 'wow!' and 'look!' over and over again, knowing that you help in someway to make that happen."

Permanent Opportunities

We currently have no permanent vacancies.

Casual Opportunities 

Got some spare time? Studying or just left school? Deciding what you want to do long term? Looking for extra income on top of your other job?  Want to gain experience? Want more flexibility? Want to choose when you work?

Casual work could be for you. See what vacancies we have…

Casual Visitor Attraction Steward – £9.99 per hour

Working at the Visitor Attraction, you will provide a warm welcome to our visitors who come from near and far to enjoy the site. Duties include:

  • Car Parking
  • Checking tickets and taking card payments
  • Handing out maps, trails and providing useful information about the attractions and facilities on site
  • Providing golf buggy lifts for disabled visitors

Our Stewards work outdoors in all weathers. A driving license is necessary for this role but all other training can be given. Apply with your CV to

Casual Catering & Events Assistant – £9.99 per hour

You will work closely with our Supervisors across the site in a variety of roles which support our daily and commercial hospitality activities. These include:

  • setting up the venues for weddings/events, to include tables, chairs, AV equipment, dancefloors etc.
  • delivering excellent customer service to event clients and day to day visitors
  • training to deliver the catering offer from our mobile catering units and Runway Café
  • serving customers, using coffee machines and operating the tills

Experience is desirable but it is not necessary for this role, you just need to be 16+ and willing to learn. Download the full job description here. Apply with your CV to

Volunteering at Shuttleworth

Some of the things we achieve wouldn’t be possible without our volunteers, they are an integral part of the Trust. We value our volunteers and aim to offer an experience that is fulfilling and rewarding.

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Volunteering Opportunities

Operational Fire-fighter – AVFS (Airfield Volunteer Fire Service)

The Airfield Volunteer Fire Service can offer you a satisfying, exciting and varied career as a volunteer. We are now seeking Operational fire fighters to join the service ready for our 2022 season. The principle activity of the AVFS is to provide an aviation specific Rescue and Firefighting capability and First Aid services to the Shuttleworth Collection.

To apply:

Swiss Garden Conservation Volunteer

The Swiss Garden is seeking volunteers to assist with the cleaning and recording of its historic structures and artefacts. With guidance from our experienced Conservation Steward and the garden’s Heritage Manager, you will be using non-specialist techniques to clean and maintain the garden’s historic artefacts and structures, some of which are listed Grade II and Grade II*.  No experience is necessary, we just ask that you can commit a minimum of one weekday per month and have an interest in heritage or horticulture.

Click here for the role description. You can register your interest by emailing

Shuttleworth Tour Guide

Do you enjoy engaging with a group? Do you want to champion the story of the Shuttleworth’s and educate others on the significance of our site and collection? This opportunity could suit you.

Click here for the role description. You can register your interest by emailing 

Room Steward at The House

We are looking to expand our team of Volunteer Room Stewards at The House, in readiness for our next opening days during Christmas (27th – 31st Dec 2021) and half terms (October 24th – 31st 2021 & February 2022).

If you can offer any level of commitment and are interested in learning more around the history of the Shuttleworth’s at Old Warden and their time living at the House, and its unique design features, we would love to speak with you. View the full role description here.

Click here for the role description. You can register your interest by emailing 


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Our Principles

We treat each other with kindness and respect

We make everyone welcome

We learn from our mistakes and bounce back when things go wrong

We equip and support our teams with modern day business skills 

We embrace commercial success in a way that respects our past traditions

We educate by telling stories and providing experiences

We preserve our unique heritage and keep it in working order