Work at the Arboretum

Shot at Dawn

Visitors are advised that the Shot at Dawn Memorial will close to the public on Monday 6 May. The memorial will undergo restoration and will be closed for approximately six weeks whilst these works take place. Free Shot at Dawn Talks will continue to take place daily at 12.30pm and 1.30pm in the Millennium Chapel, please ask at the Welcome Desk for more information. Visit our Shot at Dawn Restoration Appeal to find out more and donate.

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There are lots of ways to get involved with the National Memorial Arboretum, from volunteer roles to paid positions.

 

We are currently recruiting for the following positions:

Sous Chef

Permanent | 40 hours per week


As our Sous Chef you will be responsible for operating within one of two full-production kitchens within two separate buildings (Remembrance and Aspects) to supply catering across multiple outlets including our self-serve 380 cover restaurant, table waited functions, coffee shop, ‘pop up' Foodservice outlets within the grounds of the Arboretum and hospitality.

If successful, the main duties of your role will be:

To support the Executive Head Chef in the delivery of the Food Services Strategy.

Consistently maintain high standards of food service and provision to meet the expectations of visitors, clients and the Arboretum team. 

To ensure that the methods of preparation and presentation comply with current recognised catering standards and those implemented by the Food Services Manager and Executive Head Chef.

To take operational control, including supervision of all kitchen staff, of any of the kitchens, food production, food service and pot-wash areas as required by the Executive Head Chef.

To assist the Executive Head Chef with menu planning, rota changes, staff training and stock control.

To report any customer complaints and compliments and to quickly resolve any complaints to ensure satisfaction at the point of delivery wherever possible.

To help ensure that all members of staff adhere to both statutory regulations and National Memorial Arboretum policies on food safety and health and safety within all catering areas.

Work with the Executive Head Chef to ensure that effective induction, supervision and appraisals of catering staff are carried out and that training needs are identified and met.

 

Salary: £29,327 Per Annum, (£28, 227 per annum, plus £1,100 market supplement) 

Application Closing Date: 26 May 2024

 

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Chef

Permanent | 40 hours per week


As a Chef you will be responsible for operating within one of two full-production kitchens within two separate buildings (Remembrance and Aspects) to supply catering across multiple outlets including our self-serve 380 cover restaurant, table waited functions, coffee shop, ‘pop up' Foodservice outlets within the grounds of the Arboretum and hospitality.

If successful, the main duties of your role will be:

Consistently maintaining high standards of food service and provision to meet the expectations of our visitors. 

Adopt operational responsibility for one area within the kitchen (for example one of the preparation areas, baking, hot meal production, etc).

To operate across two full-production kitchens within two separate buildings to supply a 380 cover self-serve restaurant, table waited functions room, events and functions hospitality, coffee shop, and ‘pop up’ outlets within the grounds of the Arboretum.

Ensure that the methods of preparation and presentation comply with the standards set by the Executive Head Chef. 

Ensure that all areas within the kitchen and dining room areas are clean and tidy at all times, and all relevant documentation is up to date. 

Daytime and evening Events catering up to and including formal banqueting for up to 500 attendees.  

You will have experience of working as a Chef in a busy kitchen together with a catering qualification and food hygiene training.  Good interpersonal and communication skills are essential together with the ability to work under pressure. 


Salary: £27,058 Per Annum, (£26, 058 per annum, plus £1,000 market supplement) 

Application Closing Date: 26 May 2024

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Car Parker

Temporary | Casual


As a Casual Car Parker your ability to support the car parking process at the National Memorial Arboretum, this will involve directing people, cars, motorbikes, coaches to suitable parking locations in our car park management process, advising people where they can pay for parking. Delivering great customer service.

 

If successful, the main duties of your role will be:

 

To provide consistently professional, first-class front-facing communication and excellent standards of visitor care and customer service at all times.

 

To direct drivers to ensure that cars are parked in a safe and orderly manner.

 

To offer a warm welcome to visitors, demonstrating a good working knowledge of the site and its operation, highlighting opportunities for enhancing the visitor experience and acting as an ambassador for the Arboretum.

 

To support the Arboretum’s Grounds and Caretaking teams in ensuring excellent standards of presentation at all times, assisting with tasks such as litter picking and tidying of the car parking areas.

 

To work as part of a wider team within the Arboretum to deliver organisational objectives and demonstrate a flexible approach to working in team situations.

 

To Support our events team and our larger on-site events, working with police and control room to support safe entry and vehicle movement. 

 

Supporting the daily operations and events program, working regular weekends, bank holidays and school holidays; there will be occasional evening work. Normal hours work from 9am to 2pm.

 


Salary: £11.78 Per Hour

Application Closing Date: 26 May 2024

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Retail Assistant

Casual


A desire to provide great customer service
Enjoy and thrive in working in teams and with others
Passionate about supporting the ongoing development of the Arboretum
Come to work each day to be the best you can and to learn and develop
An encourager, eager to share your knowledge and experience to help others

 

If successful, the main duties of your role will be:

 

To work as part of the retail team, in supporting merchandising, processing deliveries, serving customers, and maintaining high levels of presentation and customer service.

The Arboretum Shop welcomes many thousands of visitors throughout the year, from schools, families, armed services, veterans, and the public. We carry a varied range of merchandise that links back to our site.

This is a casual role designed to support the retail team through peek trading periods, holiday support, key event days, and evening events such as Illuminated Arboretum, to name but a few.


Salary: £11.83 Per Hour

Application Closing Date: 22 May 2024

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Aspects Event Staff pouring sparkling wine

Part Time Roles

We are looking for part time staff to join our excellent Foodservices team.

Working in a fast paced, varied hospitality environment, you will be part of a dynamic, passionate and inspiring team of staff and volunteers. No experience necessary, and flexible hours available.

Please contact Rob Prior: RPrior@thenma.org.uk for more details and to apply.

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Other Opportunities:

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Volunteer

If you're passionate about the work of the Arboretum, are keen to help us grow and develop and have regular time to commit, you might be interested in volunteering with us.

Volunteer at the Arboretum

Work Experience

 

During the week with us, students from Y10 - Y12 will be able to shadow a variety of roles such as Learning and Participation, Visitor Services, Events, Marketing and Grounds.  To enquire please email education@thenma.org.uk. Upon emailing you will receive an application form to fill in. Please note, we have a limited capacity on each week and places will be reserved on a first come first serve basis, on receipt of a satisfactory application.

Our work experience places are now full. If you'd like to be placed on a reserves list, in the event that a space becomes available please email education@thenma.org.uk.

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