Careers & Opportunities at Dartington


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Current opportunities

Artistic Director - Dartington International Summer School & Festival

The Dartington Hall Trust is seeking a successor to build on the achievements of the current Artistic Director, Joanna MacGregor, to grow and lead the Dartington International Summer School & Festival for three years from 2020.

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Practice and Engagement Lead – Practice Supervisor Development Programme

Research in Practice (RiP) has been commissioned by the Department for Education to lead a partnership to deliver a national Practice Supervisor Development Programme (PSDP). The PSDP aims to build knowledge, skills and confidence for new Practice Supervisors, in order that they can lead and develop excellent social work practice with children and families. RiP is looking to recruit a Practice and Engagement Lead to guide the sector through this programme.

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Chef de Partie/Breakfast Chef

As Chef de Partie, you will support the effective and efficient operation of all kitchens within Dartington Hall, with the aim that they provide the highest quality of product, are cost effective, meet budgeted targets and achieve a regional and national quality profile.

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Programme Coordinator – Practice Supervisor Development Programme

Research in Practice (RiP) has been commissioned by the Department for Education to lead a partnership to deliver a national Practice Supervisor Development Programme (PSDP). The PSDP aims to build knowledge, skills and confidence for new Practice Supervisors, in order that they can lead and develop excellent social work practice with children and families. RiP is looking to recruit a programme coordinator to support the programme manager in leading this programme.

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Research and Development Officer: Partner Engagement

We are looking for a customer-focused, relationship-oriented individual with the ability to establish and maintain a large number of professional relationships at both strategic and operational levels in a number of Local Authorities across England. You will share our passion for supporting practitioners and policy makers to apply practical outputs of research in the fast moving world of child and family services.

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Programme Manager – Practice Supervisor Development Programme

Research in Practice (RiP) has been commissioned by the Department for Education to lead a partnership to deliver a national Practice Supervisor Development Programme (PSDP). The PSDP aims to build knowledge, skills and confidence for new Practice Supervisors, in order that they can lead and develop excellent social work practice with children and families. RiP is looking to recruit a Programme Manager to lead the programme.

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Programme Administrator – Practice Supervisor Development Programme

RiP is looking to recruit a Programme Administrator to support the team in delivery of the programme. The successful candidate will come with a wealth of admin knowledge and experience they can bring to the role to support the wider team. They will need to be able to hit the ground running and work to support a cross-organisational team. This is a fantastic opportunity for an admin professional to join the wider RiP business support team.

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Administrator – People Team

Our People Team is evolving. Do you want to be a part of it………….
People are at the heart of everything we do at Dartington, and we need to fill two key posts in our People Team. We do HR differently, our overriding aim is to live our purpose and values through our work, making Dartington a place where everyone can be their best.

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Apprentice – People Team

Our People Team is evolving. Do you want to be a part of it………….
People are at the heart of everything we do at Dartington, and we need to fill two key posts in our People Team. We do HR differently, our overriding aim is to live our purpose and values through our work, making Dartington a place where everyone can be their best.

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Programme Administrator

We are seeking a highly organised, creative and energetic administrator to join our growing team. The right person will work extremely well with others, have strong administrative skills, be computer literate, be willing to work flexibly and have excellent time management skills ensuring deadlines are met within our demanding programme of activity.

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Team Administrator

We are seeking a highly organised, creative and energetic individual with strong administration skills with the ability to work flexibly, ensuring deadlines are met. Excellent time management, ability to work as part of a team, computer literacy and numeracy, accuracy and attention to detail and the ability to multi-task are essential.

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Cleaner

Dartington Hall Estate Facilities and Property department are looking for a Cleaner that will be part of a new Facilities team.This is an exciting opportunity to be part of the new strategy and growth of the estate and department.
This new role will be to support the team to deliver high standards and to provide a professional customer service to customers, departments and tenants across the estate.

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Retail Sales Assistant- Tog 24

We are looking for an enthusiastic and hardworking individual to join our friendly team in our Tog 24 shop. Tog 24 are one of the UK’s largest outdoor lifestyle clothing brands.
The successful candidate will understand the importance of delivering excellent customer care to all of our customers and have a genuine interest in the wide range of products that we sell.

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Visitor Centre Host

As the face of the Dartington Hall Trust, the successful candidate will be the first point of contact for all new and returning visitors to the estate. Our host will efficiently and effectively provide information about the charitable activities of the Trust and give advice about all current programmes and activities that can be found on the estate.

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Cashier

We are looking for a Cashier to join our Finance team. You will ensure that all cash related transactions across all of Dartington’s companies are accurately processed.
You will have experience of managing a busy work load with minimal supervision, a ‘can do’ attitude, be able to communicate well and deliver excellent customer service.

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Commis Chef

As Commis Chef, you will support the effective and efficient operation of all kitchens within Dartington Hall, with the aim that they provide the highest quality of product, are cost effective, meet budgeted targets and achieve a regional and national quality profile.

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Chef de Partie -The White Hart

As Chef de Partie, you will support the effective and efficient operation of all kitchens within Dartington Hall, with the aim that they provide the highest quality of product, are cost effective, meet budgeted targets and achieve a regional and national quality profile.

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Retail Sales Assistant

We are looking for an enthusiastic and hardworking individual to join our friendly team. The successful candidate will understand the importance of delivering excellent customer care to all of our customers and have a genuine interest in retailing and the wide range of products that we sell.

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Internships at Dartington

Are you looking for an opportunity to develop your skills and experience whilst working in beautiful surroundings? We want to help people get their working lives started well and have developed an internship scheme to support this.

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Job opportunities from our partners

The Dartington estate is home to a wide range of diverse businesses. From time to time, we’ll list job opportunities from those businesses on this page.  If you’re based in Dartington and want to advertise your role here, please contact us at HRadmin@dartington.org.

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Bank Staff opportunities

We are always looking for staff to work with us on an ad-hoc basis.

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Volunteering positions

We also have a number of volunteer posts available at Dartington.

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Dartington’s Diversity Statement

To view Dartington’s Diversity Statement please click here.


What can working at Dartington do for you?

My Dartington: Katie from Dartington Hall talks about day-to-day life working at Dartington.

Staff benefits

Our employees get to work in beautiful surroundings, and know that they are contributing to a social enterprise making a difference to many people’s lives. We offer some great staff benefits, including 25 days holiday (plus bank holidays) free car parking, a stakeholder pension with Legal & General, childcare vouchers, discounts at The Shops at Dartington, Dartington Hall, Barn Cinema and elsewhere, use of the open air pool in the summer months, and more.

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