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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.

The Shuttleworth Trust is proud to pay at least 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

Venue & Logistics Supervisor – £12.00 to £12.22 p/hr

Full Time, 40 hours per week, 5 days over 7 to include evenings & weekends. 

We are expanding our Events team and are looking for an Event & Logistics Supervisor to join us on a full time basis. Working within the Catering & Events Teams, you will:

– Set up and break down venues for events

– Stock, set up and manage the bar and reception whilst in operation

– Assist external caterers and event suppliers

– Act as a key holder when required, responsible for opening, supervising and closing the venues before, after and during events.

– Prepare staffing and assist with rotas, staff training and scheduling

This position works closely with the Catering and Events Management Team responsible for the visitor attraction catering on a daily to basis, plus the air show, wedding and event catering and venue logistics across all Shuttleworth venues.

Venue and Logistics Supervisor – Job Description

To apply, please read the full job description and email a CV to jobs@shuttlworth.org

Casual Opportunities 

Got some spare time? Studying? 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 Catering & Events Assistant

Hourly rate: £9.99

Age: 18 years and above

Hours: Variable on a rota between 7am and 2am. Weekends & weekend work available. 

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

  • setting up the venues for weddings/events, to include tables, chairs, AV equipment, dancefloors etc.
  • undertaking overnight turnarounds from one event to the next
  • delivering excellent customer service to event clients and day to day visitors
  • serving customers, using coffee machines and operating the tills
  • Working in the Runway Cafe at Visitor Attraction or on Airshows and Event Days

Experience is desirable but it is not necessary for this role as full training will be given. You must have a driving license for use of company buggies on site.

Apply now with your CV to jobs@shuttleworth.org – Immediate starts available!

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

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 February 2022 half term.

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 volunteering@shuttleworth.org 

Volunteer Grounds Person (Mowing)

A great opportunity has arisen to work within the stunning surroundings of Old Warden Park. Responsible for maintaining the Parkland, paddocks and airfield, you will be assisting the Grounds team to keep the grounds presentable and fit purpose to welcome visitors and host a season of Air Shows& other events.

You will need:

• Experience and/or qualifications in tractor driving is essential
• Experience of mowing equipment an advantage
• Previous experience gained in a similar position
• Ability to demonstrate the use of initiative and creativity in resolving problems to satisfactory conclusions
• Ability to work without close supervision and maintain a high quality of work
• Be willing to undertake further training
• Knowledge of machinery relevant to the role
• Be physically able to operate heavy machinery
• Current valid full driving licence

Click here for role description. You can register your interest by emailing volunteering@shuttleworth.org

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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