Work at the Arboretum

Open for visitors!

The National Memorial Arboretum is open freely to all, year-round from 10am-5pm, every day except Christmas Day.  We recommend pre-booking your visit, to guarantee entry.

Please note: on Wednesday 28 July the North part of the site (which includes, but is not limited to, the Royal British Legion Poppy Field, Allied Special Forces Memorial Grove and the memorials and individual dedications in the areas surrounding them and the UK Police Memorial) will be closed to visitors until approximately 2.30pm, whilst a private dedication ceremony takes place at the UK Police Memorial.  The new memorial will be open to visitors from Thursday 29 July. There will also be limited access to the memorials on the Naval Review until the service has ended at 2.30pm. We will be unable to offer our Stick Man Trail, Outdoor Escape Challenges and Our Everyday Heroes activity packs on Wednesday 28 July. We apologise for any inconvenience this causes.

Pre-book your visit

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 below paid positions:

Food Services

Chef

Application closing date: 08 August 2021

Salary: £16,255 per annum for 30 hours per week. £21,674 FTE

Package: Permanent. 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays,

 

 

Our Values and Behaviours

 

Does the following describe you?

 

  • A desire to deliver a great customer experience.
  • Enjoy and thrive 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 so, then we would like you hear from you ….

 

 

The Role

 

The Arboretum is looking to recruit a Chef, to work alongside the established team. Reporting to the Executive Head Chef, key responsibilities include:

 

  • To ensure the prompt service and provision of all meals and services at the required times, as per the planned menus.
  • To adopt operational responsibility for one department/area within the kitchen (eg. Cold Prep, Sandwiches, Cakes, Hot Plate etc) as directed by the Executive Head Chef.
  • To operate within two full-production kitchens within two separate buildings (Remembrance and Aspects) to supply: visitor day catering across multiple outlets including self-serve 380 cover restaurant, table waited functions room, coffee shop, ‘pop up’ Foodservice outlets within the grounds of the Arboretum and hospitality.
  • Daytime and evening events catering up to and including formal banqueting for up to 500 attendees

The successful candidate must have proven Chef experience, good interpersonal and communication skills are essential.  Attendance outside normal working hours will occasionally be required and the ability to work under pressure will be essential.

Food Service Assistant

Application closing date: 08 August 2021

Salary: £9,607.50 per annum for 20 hours per week. £19,215 FTE

Package: Permanent. 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays,

 

 

 

Our Values and Behaviours

 

Does the following describe you?

 

  • The ability to deliver world-class customer service.
  • An encourager, eager to share your knowledge and experience to inspire others.
  • Able to work independently to agreed objectives and timescales.
  • Possessing the flexibility to excel in a fast-paced retail environment.
  • Eager to come to work each day to be the best you can and to learn and develop.

 

If so, then we would like you hear from you ….

 

 

The Role

 

We are looking to recruit a Foodservice assistant, working on average either 20 or 30 hours a week to work alongside the established team. Reporting to the Foodservices Manager, key responsibilities include:

 

  • To deliver high standards of customer service, food quality, cleanliness and presentation standards as laid out in the Foodservice Strategy.
  • Support all areas of activity within the food service department to supply visitor day catering, which includes a 380 cover Restaurant, a Coffee Shop and Satellite outlets within the grounds of the Arboretum.
  • To be part of the hospitality team for table waited functions in Aspects Events Centre. Which holds daytime and evening events catering up to and including formal banqueting for up to 500 attendees.

 

The successful candidate must have proven foodservice experience, good interpersonal and communication skills are essential together with the ability to work under pressure.

 

This role requires weekend and bank holiday working on a regular basis and some evening work to support Arboretum events.

 

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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