Career opportunities at Combe Grove

We are always pleased to hear from people seeking employment and we may have the perfect vacancy for you!

Do get in touch by sending us your CV and covering letter in the first instance.

We look forward to hearing from you.


Master roles

We are inviting applications from ‘Masters’. If you are wise & mature and a natural leader with at least 25 years experience in your career discipline, now ready, willing and able to share this experience with apprentices, please read on.

Head of Finance
This part time role is for a financial expert who would love to be involved in accounts, budgets, reports, company secretarial and charity commission compliance. Our ideal ‘master’ will also have a keen interest in technology.

Head Gardener
The formal gardens, rose gardens and large natural woodland here on the Combe Grove Estate are beautiful. A full time role, you will develop and train a new team to conserve and evolve the grounds, establishing a flourishing kitchen garden on site.

Listed Building Maintenance
A true craftsperson with a passion for the protection and conservation of listed buildings and a desire to pass your skills on to the next generation.



Could this be the alternative to university this year? Our enhanced apprenticeships will include opportunities to engage with the local community, broaden your work experience, extend your learning with additional qualifications & courses, and a partnership programme with aligned neighbouring organisations.

Chef Level 2/3
Working with local and organic ingredients in imaginative and healthy ways, mentored by a team with many years of experience.

Hospitality Services including Reception and Reservations Level 2/3
This apprenticeship is for a real ‘people person’ ready to gain extensive experience in guest services.

Building Maintenance Level 2
Do you love old buildings? This apprenticeship is for you. Working on the conservation and care of the buildings at Combe Grove, many of which are listed. Tutored by a highly experienced master craftsman.

Marketing & Business Administration Level 2/3
Marketing Combe Grove as a destination for health and wellbeing requires creative, focused planning and communications. If you’re drawn towards marketing and event planning, this is for you.

Management & Leadership Level 4/5
Our Higher Level Apprentices will be working with our experienced senior team at operational and strategic level.

Accountancy or ICT Business Administration Level 3
A great opportunity to join our Finance team and to get started in the world of Accountancy and IT.

Horticultural & Landscaping Level 2/3
Working in the open air in the amazing natural landscape at Combe Grove, this hands-on apprenticeship offers the chance to develop specialist, transferable skills under the guidance of our experienced master craftsman Head Gardener.

Fitness & Wellbeing Level 2/3
Are you dedicated to health and wellbeing? Working with our specialist team, here is your chance to develop your career and help others achieve their health, lifestyle and fitness goals.


Kitchen team

Current positions available:

  • Sous Chef
  • Chef de Partie
  • Kitchen Assistant

We are looking for an experienced  Sous Chef and Chef de Partie to help develop the new food offering here at Combe Grove. This would be an ideal opportunity for someone who is interested in developing and specialising in a holistic, organic and natural approach.

We are also looking for a Kitchen Assistant, who will maintain the cleanliness of the kitchen to the highest standard by following the appropriate procedures each day. We are looking for a flexible and willing person who will assist the Head Chef in the preparation of meals if required. This role involves use of initiative, energy and foresight to see where your help is required next.

For further information please contact the Head of Personnel at Combe Grove on 01225 838672/ 834644.


Food & beverage team

Current positions available:

  • Various full & part time positions

We have full & part time vacancies within our food & beverage team. These job roles would suit motivated people who love to work as part of a dynamic team, with excellent attention to detail.

Contact for details.


Housekeeping team

We have 40 beautiful bedrooms to look after at Combe Grove and are seeking enthusiastic, dedicated Room Attendants with great attention to detail, high standards and the ability to help out colleagues and work as a team.

Experience in a similar position is beneficial, but not essential, we can provide all the necessary training. There are various shifts available to those with flexibility to work around a shift rota. Contact for details.


Reception & Reservations


Receptionist – full time or part time, various shifts

We are looking for a team player who is genuinely interested in people and providing a first-class service to guests, members and visitors to enhance their experience at Combe Grove. You will be involved in the day to day development and mentoring of our apprentices.

If you are interested in working for a charity with an interest in health and wellbeing, everything organic and natural and have access to our leisure facilities and enjoy free parking we would like to hear from you.

For further information on how to apply contact


Nights team

Night Porter – various hours including evenings and weekends

We are looking for an organised, reliable and responsible individual who will be able to undergo the duties of a Night Porter. Some responsibilities of the Night Porter may include Health and Safety checks, fire reports, interaction with guests and other administration duties.

For further information on how to apply contact