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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.

Current Casual Vacancies

Casual Bar Staff – Zero Hour Contract

Working to support the Hospitality, Weddings and Venue Hire teams, you will gain an insight “behinds the scenes” into what it takes to deliver a seamless and unforgettable experience for our clients. This role is varied and involves setting up and breaking down events, bar service, stock control and problem solving.

Please review the full job description Casual Hospitality Assistant JD

Please apply with your CV and cover letter to

Casual Cleaner – Zero Hour Contract

Working with the facilities team across the Shuttleworth site, ensuring a presentable, welcoming and safe space for our visitors to enjoy. As a member of the team you will assist in maintaining the presentation of our site, in line with the Shuttleworth values and the requirements of Covid security.  A driving licence would be required in order to drive our Golf Buggies around the site.

If you have previous experience in a cleaning / facilities role, can be flexible with your working hours and have the ability to work in a friendly manner with good customer service skills, this could be a perfect job for you!

Please review the full job description Casual Cleaner JD

Please apply with your CV and cover letter to


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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."

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.

If you are interested in joining us as a Volunteer please complete the Application form below and send to

Volunteer Application Form (updated March 2023)

Current Volunteering Opportunities

Volunteering with our Maintenance Team

We are now seeking Volunteers who are willing to work as part of the Shuttleworth Maintenance Team; who can help in undertaking a variety of tasks around the site.  Whether experienced or with basic skills, if you can help with any of the following you would be welcome to apply:

  • Basic woodworking
  • Basic DIY
  • Painting


Volunteer Days

Monday and Thursday – ideally both days


09:00 – 15:00 (but can be flexible)

Volunteering with our Vehicle Group

Our Vehicle Group covers a number of team members who help restore and maintain our collection of Edwardian Cars, Edwardian Buses and Industrial Heritage and Steam Agricultural Vehicles. In addition, we have one dedicated group who maintain and demonstrate a WW2 Bofors Anti-Aircraft Gun. Volunteers tend to work with one group with likeminded enthusiastic members.

Edwardian Bus Team

Interested in supporting the running of the Edwardian buses. We operate our three Edwardian buses year-round, for school parties and on Event days, providing pleasure rides for visitors and families. You will be trained and expected to be both Driver and Conductor. Our Bus crew meet regularly on a Thursday, but you will be required to commit to weekday, some weekends and our air shows when we provide a full service. Full driving licence is required.

Vehicle Engineering Workshops

Our Vehicle Workshop and the team of volunteers undertake both the maintenance and full restoration of Classic, Vintage and Veteran Cars. Having a large collection, all are maintained to a high standard. Our Volunteers will want to ‘get their hands dirty’ and will have an aptitude for working on rare cars and early motorcycles. Experience is useful, but not essential as you will be mentored by our experienced team members. You will naturally be encouraged to lean to drive and ride our vehicles and you will be required to attend the majority of our air shows and to enable our projects to progress, up to two days a week in our workshop.

Vehicle Engineers

We have a dedicated Engineering workshop for those volunteers who possess Mechanical / Electrical Engineering skills or Tool Making experience.

Vehicle Support Group (Seasonal)

This team maintain the high standard of presentation of the vehicles exhibited in the hangars and ensure they are ready to be paraded during the airshow season. Knowledge of working with veteran / vintage vehicles is desirable. You will be encouraged to ride and drive our Edwardian Cars and Motorcycles as part of our air show display and parade team.

BOFORs Anti-Aircraft Gun Crew

Our Volunteers are required to work and engage with our public during the Airshow season and for Schools Visits. When no events are taking place there is plenty to do, including maintenance, developing our exhibits and in training, in bringing the gun into display operation, whilst engaging with our visitors with a key focus on safety. Full training will be provided.

Grounds Team

Grass Cutting Operative

Activities mainly involve grass cutting for the runways and estate.  Applicants will ideally already possess the ability to operate a ride-on mower, but training will be given.

Learning Team

Education Guides

Guides are required to support the growing number of educational visits.  It is desirable that applicants are teacher trained or have some experience working with young people (eg Scout / Group leaders) and must be able to follow session plans and be confident delivering to learners.

The majority of learners are aged 5-7 years, but confident guides are also required to deliver more specialist knowledge to learners up to Masters / PhD level.  Mostly working from the Discovery Workshop on site, there will be some outreach work and project-based home working.

A requirement of the role is to be willing to undertake safeguarding training and undergo DBS checks.  Full training will be given.

Swiss Garden


New opportunities for volunteering in the Swiss Garden have recently been created.  If you would like to join our friendly and enthusiastic group of volunteers who care for this beautiful garden, please get in touch.

Volunteers will work alongside the Head Gardener and we are seeking Gardeners who hold Royal Horticultural Society Certificate Level 2 or be enthusiastic gardeners who have practical experience that could be put to good use in a large garden.  An interest in heritage gardens and the ability to engage with the public is also desirable.

Those with practical experience of using garden machinery (eg Strimmer, Leaf Blower, Mower) are welcome, though training will be given.

Weekend Stewards

In addition, we have weekend Steward support opportunities within the gardens.  This role involves light gardening duties (eg watering, light weeding) alongside being able to engage with our visitors and lock up at the end of the day.

Conservation Work in the Swiss Garden

The Swiss Garden has several listed buildings, bridges, sculptures and benches. All of these need constant maintenance, monitoring and repairs from rusts, damp, cracks, insects, rodents, the effect of erosion and more.

This requires a team of “eagle eyes”, routine monitoring, reporting and recording such changes in order to effect a repair or prevention that will maintain the structures and their attraction to visitors.

Retired Bricklayers, Carpenters and Painters are also most welcome.

Airfield Management

Airfield Marshals

Experienced Aircraft Marshallers are required to support flying activity on air show and event days.

SVAS Membership Trailer & Sales

SVAS Membership Team

Applications are invited for this role where activities include encouraging visitors to join the Friends Societies and selling SVAS memorabilia.   A key skill is to be able to engage with visitors, and knowledge of the Shuttleworth Collection is desirable but not essential.

Operations include weekends, Air shows and Other Events through the air show season plus school holidays.

Front of House Team

Hangar Stewards

Volunteer Hangar Stewards play a key role in the day-to-day operations at Shuttleworth.  Responsibilities include visitor engagement, so good interpersonal skills are critical, along with having a good knowledge of the Collection’s exhibits and history or possess a willingness to learn.

Weekend and Weekday opportunities are available.

Air Shows & Other Events

Event Stewarding  & Car Parking

Event Stewards and Car Parkers are in place to provide air show/event operational support associated with:

  • Parking
  • Ensuring Visitors are welcomed, directed and managed safely
  • Ensuring a safe exit

In addition, you must be able to demonstrate an ability to host Shuttleworth’s visitors and possess good interpersonal skills.

There may also be a need to assist with event preparation / take down.


This will be a seasonal role requiring an ability to interact with Shuttleworth’s visitors to enhance their visit experience. Volunteers will be required to work at pace during busy periods and ensure operations are maintained to a high level of cleanliness and hygiene.

PR & Marketing

Air Show/ Event Information Point

For these roles there is a requirement to exhibit a willingness to engage with Shuttleworth’s visitors and contribute to a memorable experience.

Aero Engineering

Heritage Hangar Cleaners

Supporting the Aero Engineering team, you will ensure the hangars, display cabinets and aircraft are maintained to a high standard of presentation for our visitors.

Full training and guidance will be provided.














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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