Working at The Garden

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A major cultural development project, The Alnwick Garden is the largest tourist attraction in Northumberland. The Garden brings employment, education and a broader economic base to this rural area.

As a constantly evolving organisation, the working environment at The Garden is a dynamic one. There’s lots to do, and we always question how best to do things, welcome new ideas and try to take a fresh and innovative approach. Our motto is, "only dead fish swim with the stream".

Most jobs here involve dealing with visitors, or potential visitors, and so The Garden is dedicated to the highest standards of customer service; we are all ambassadors for the project. Attitude and aptitude can be more important than lots of experience. In some roles we can offer real flexibility, and there are opportunities for people with all kinds of needs.


Job Description

WEEKEND WORK (Saturday and Sunday)

To be main point of contact for telephone, email and written enquiries from visitors for The Alnwick Garden and provide general admin services for office staff.

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The Treehouse Restaurant, within The Alnwick Garden, is one of the most beautiful and unique ‘destination’ restaurants to be found anywhere in the world. We are currently recruiting staff for the 2014 season

Permanent 40 hpw
Salary: Dependent upon experience
A supervisor with excellent attention to detail, exemplary organisational skills, superb customer service skills, the ability to mentor and motivate staff.

Fine Dining Waiting Staff
Seasonal 25-35hpw
Salary: Dependent upon experience
We are looking for people to join our team, with a passion for great customer service, and the ability to deliver a fantastic experience for our customers

For both roles experience in a busy restaurant is essential as is the ability to work a range of shift patterns, although comprehensive training will be available. Closing date for applications 28th April 2014.

If you are interested in joining the team please download an Application for Employment 2014 form from and forward to:

David Scott, Treehouse Restaurant Manager, The Treehouse Restaurant, The Alnwick Garden, Denwick Lane, Alnwick, Northumberland, NE66 1YU

Work experience, training and internships

The Alnwick Garden offers a range of work experience, training and internship opportunities. If you would like to spend time working with our team. Below is the application form and equal opportunities form, both of which can be downloaded.
Application form

Equal Opportunities form

If you require further information you can write to

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The Alnwick Garden is more than a garden, it is a registered charity that places people at its heart, whether they be individuals or part of a community. As well as standing for contemporary gardening excellence, The Garden stimulates change through play, learning, the arts, healthy activity, addressing disability and the economic renaissance of a rural community.

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