Thank you for your interest in getting involved at the castle.

General Manager (fixed term – 12months)
Location: Whittington Castle, nr Oswestry. SY11 4DF. (hybrid from home considered)
Salary: c£26500 pro rata
Closing Date: 26th March 2023
Interview: week commencing 1st April

How would you like to use your passion for history and community to deliver an excellent visitor experience at Whittington Castle? Joining the team at Whittington Castle you’ll be working for a charity with the remit to preserve and maintain an ancient monument and its surrounding grounds for the education and enjoyment of all.
The role is varied, you could be helping plan and coordinate a wedding; applying for grants; commissioning retail stock; touring groups of all ages on field trips; organising events from car rallies to fighting knights; alongside day to day tasks such as office administration or upkeep of social media presence.

We would consider a site/hybrid role for the right candidate and are happy to explore job share applications – please state your preferences for part time upon application.

We would be delighted to hear from you. To request an application pack or for an informal talk about this role before you apply, contact Kimberley via [email protected] or on 01691 662500.

Volunteer Roles
We currently have a wide variety of volunteering opportunities available. Volunteering is a great way to get out and meet new people, gain experience in a variety of roles, and give something back to your community. Please take a look and see what would suit you.

Gardening Volunteer
Our bramble bashers meet every Friday from 11:00 till 14:00 to perform a range of grounds maintenance tasks for the Whittington Castle Preservation Trust, including weeding, sweeping, brush clearing, and other light maintenance. Drop by any Friday for an informal chat or contact us at [email protected] for more information.

Giftshop Volunteer
Often the first point of contact for visitors to Whittington Castle. This role is vital for raising funds for the Whittington Castle Preservation Trust by performing a variety of functions such as serving ice-cream, selling souvenirs, giving directions, and generally being a friendly face. No retail experience necessary. Morning (10:00-13:00) and afternoon (13:00-16:00) shifts available as well as ad hoc holiday cover. Drop in to the shop and talk to one of our volunteers or contact us at [email protected] for more information.

Event Volunteer
Event weekends are a busy time at Whittington Castle usually taking place during the summer months. We have a variety of rolls available including car park attendant, stall manager, retail support, and event marshal. Please contact us at [email protected] for more information.

General Volunteering
The Whittington Castle Preservation Trust is community managed and relies on our excellent team of volunteers for the upkeep and enjoyment of the castle for all. If you have some free time and are looking for something engaging and fulfilling to do, please get in touch. We’re proud to support local colleges and charities with work experience opportunities, such as the Duke of Edenborough award scheme. We love to hear from potential volunteers, be it for one off experiences or full time placements. If you’re interested please get in touch at [email protected] for more information.

We look forward to hearing from you.