Join the Raby family

At Raby we offer you the opportunity to work in extraordinary locations in an exciting environment where no two days are the same. By joining our herd you’ll not only be part of an ambitious team but also a family of talented and likeminded individuals.

About Raby Estates

Raby Castle near Staindrop has been the home of the Vane family for generations and is open to visitors. Lord and Lady Barnard seek to develop the Castle and grounds so that it becomes one of the foremost visitor attractions in the North.

The Raby Estate comprises substantial landholdings and trading operations including in-house farms, let farms and residential property, along with sporting enterprises across Estates in Co Durham and Shropshire. We also have visitor attractions at Raby Castle, High Force Hotel and Waterfall in Upper Teesdale and The Wrekin in Shropshire.

As well as the Estate’s own Home Farm in Raby Park, there are many tenanted farms and a large number of houses and cottages in villages around Teesdale, many are whitewashed farmsteads and houses where families have been tenants for several generations.

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Our Departments

The Leisure and Tourism department is a fast-paced and exhilarating place to work at Raby. From the majestic Raby Castle to the High Force Hotel and Waterfall in Upper Teesdale, to the Wrekin in Shropshire. Roles in this department include hospitality, retail, administration, archives, events and more.

Our hard-working Forestry team enjoy varied work throughout the year. From the management of Christmas trees throughout the winter period, to spring planting and general maintenance. We are passionate about sustainable forestry and conserving our environment for future generations.

Based at our scenic Raby Home Farm, tasks include management of livestock including our Longhorn Cattle. Alongside this, vast arable land offers a range of opportunities.

Working alongside our Durham Land Agent, our land management department covers conservation and environmental projects, sporting and land supporting tenants on the estate.

The Finance and Administration team supports everyone across the estate and is a vital part of our day-to-day operations. From assisting with customer enquiries, to accounts and book-keeping to payroll and human resources, there is a range of opportunities to explore within this department.

If you’re passionate about working in historic locations, the buildings team offers an array of opportunities. From the careful restoration and conservation of Raby Castle to Gainford Hall and rural properties across the estate, there is a myriad of buildings to work on. Roles include Joiners, Construction Support, Labourers and Trades Workers.

Part of the Raby team are based on our Shropshire Estate, near the beautiful Wrekin Hill, part of the Shropshire Hills AONB. Roles include land management and administration.

Latest Jobs

Events Assistant

We are looking for a confident and proactive individual to join our fast-paced events team at Raby Castle.


General Catering Assistant

Raby Estate is seeking an enthusiastic General Catering Assistant to work within the iconic Raby Castle at the Yurt Café and kiosks.


Housekeeper at High Force Hotel

We have a great opportunity at the High Force Hotel for a housekeeper who has impeccable standards and attention to detail.  You will be responsible for the general housekeeping duties across the business and lead the bedroom service element and public areas to the highest of standards.


Finance Clerk

We are on the lookout for a passionate, experienced Finance Clerk to join Raby Estates.


Shoot Day Staff

We are looking for beating staff to be employed on a casual basis to join the team for the 2022 grouse shooting season from mid-August onwards.


Food and Beverage Supervisor (Duty Manager)

High Force Hotel and Waterfall is seeking a customer focused passionate team member to join our small team. The successful candidate will be able to consistently deliver excellent customer service with an informed, friendly and effective approach to hospitality.


Head Chef at The High Force Hotel

We are looking for a passionate, enthusiastic, and creative Head Chef to join us at the newly refurbished High Force Hotel in Upper Teesdale. You will have a proactive approach to hospitality, with the resilience, pride and motivation to strive for excellence at every opportunity.


Volunteer at Raby Castle

We’re looking for confident, enthusiastic and friendly faces to welcome visitors to Raby.


The Rising

Now is a very exciting time to join the Raby team as we are in the midst of a ground-breaking development that will enhance our visitor attractions for generations to come. From a brand new adventure playground, to a visitor centre, cafe, new car parking, event and retail spaces, to soft landscaping and a renovated Walled Gardens, come and be part of this journey with us.

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