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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

Event Sales Manager

Salary: £28,000 per annum, time off in lieu and great benefits
Hours: 40 hours per week 5 over 7 (includes evenings and weekends)
Reports to: Commercial Manager
Direct Reports: Wedding and Event Team Leader, casual event and stewarding staff

Purpose of the Job

The Event Sales Manager has the overall responsibility of proactively increasing revenue via sales and increasing awareness of Shuttleworth as a venue for hire by utilising platforms to maximise sales. Manages the sales, development, and planning of all commercial events, private hires, corporate bookings, filming days and land hire, plus any other income generation across the Shuttleworth site, as set by the Commercial Manager.

Further, the Events Sales Manager manages the booking process, planning and delivery of all commercial events, private hires, corporate bookings, filming days and land hire. Create sales promotions, sets sales goals and maintain positive guest relations. Recognise marketing opportunities by analysing customer requirements, surveying local demand, evaluating competitors’ strengths and weaknesses and collecting, analysing, and summarizing data and trends. Working within a team supporting each other as required.

For more information see here for the full Job Description – Shuttleworth – JD – Event Sales Manager

Interview – Allow 2 hours to be broken down as follows. 45 min formal interview, 1 hour site tour and 15 min Q&A.

Probation Period
– 6 Months

Apply – send your CV and Cover Letter to 


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 Visitor Attraction Steward

Hourly rate: up to £10.65

Hours: Variable between 9am – 6pm

Are you looking for an exciting summer job and want to work as part of an incredible team? If so, and you are happy to work outdoors and at weekends dealing with the public, possess a flexible, positive and enthusiastic approach, and have good communication skills, we would love to hear from you!

Key requirements of the Role:

  • To provide effective guidance, support and coordination to members of the public and vehicles on site
  • As the ‘Ambassador for Shuttleworth’ and first point of contact, to promote the name of Shuttleworth through positive, friendly and effective engagement with our visitors

 The functions of this role will include:

  • Dealing with general enquires
  • Managing heavy traffic flow throughout the event & directing vehicles to designated bays
  • Checking tickets
  • Driving Golf Buggies (if in possession of a full clean driving licence)
  • Supporting ground entertainment / traders
  • Ensuring visitor safety and supporting in an emergency

The successful candidate will need to have gained GCSE qualifications and have an understanding of Health & Safety requirements or be willing to learn, along with an acceptance to engage with other essential training.  Ideally you will have previous stewarding and/or customer service experience, although full training will also be given.

Why work at Shuttleworth?

Our casual staff are key to our Events & Attractions and we wouldn’t be able to operate without them! Working with us provides you with an opportunity to get involved behind the scenes and pick up valuable skills and experiences along the way. We offer our casual staff benefits to include:

Good competitive pay rates, discounts on food drink & goods and services on site, access to training and social events.

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

Hourly rate:  Up to £10.65 

Age: 16+  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 – 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 

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

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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