As the Rising development begins to gather pace at Raby Castle, we are undertaking a significant recruitment drive to find new team members to join us on this exciting journey.
We’d like to welcome new Assistant Site Manager, Damien Jones and Traffic Marshall, Aidan Armstrong to the construction team, along with Joiners, Mark Jeremiah, Victoria Mills and Labourer, Daniel Dickson. Joining the buildings project team we welcome Skilled Tradesperson, Jon Rogers, Labourer, Aidan Braithwaite and Ian Hutchinson as our new Decorating Supervisor.
The castle team will see the introduction of our new Head Gardener, Tim Marshall who will be leading on our re-development of the Walled Gardens, alongside World-class Italian Garden Designer Luciano Giubbilei and Landscape Architect, Alistair W Baldwin Associates. The curatorial and archives team have also got a new addition of Interpretation and Engagement Assistant, Lauren Foster, who will be helping to engage the public in Raby’s story.
Congratulations to long-serving admissions team member, Jackie Deeming who is taking up a full time position with us at the castle. Paul Green has moved from the gardens team to his new role as Grounds Maintenance Assistant, Lindsay De Martino is moving to a new Retail Assistant role and Emma Dodgson is moving to a permanent General Assistant position. It is fantastic to see so many existing employees developing their careers within Raby.
Our new Visitor Services Assistant, Michelle Fenwick will provide a friendly face as the first point of contact for visitors. We’d also like to welcome a host of new General Assistants across our hospitality areas, to provide the public with a wonderful experience, Tyler Macauley-Lockett, Eden Woodland, Emily Barker, Lydia Newberry, Rosie Bell, Susan Newcombe, Maisy Newberry, Keira Chippendale, Morag Meldrum and at High Force Hotel, Jessica Wearmouth. Charlie Butler will be joining the High Force team as Catering Assistant as well as Amanda Falshaw our new Duty Manager.
Across the wider estate, we’d like to say a big hello to our new Land Agent Charlotte Marrison who has recently started with us. Last, but not least, in our Staindrop Office in Durham, we’d like to welcome Stephanie Bell, our new HR and Recruitment Assistant, who will be helping us to attract even more people to the team. This year we sadly bid farewell to Bertie Bainbridge, Gardener at Selaby Hall, Ben Hall, our Finance Project Manager, Sue Matthews, Manager at Langdon Beck and Tom Birtles, our Shropshire Land Agent who are moving on to pastures new. Thank you to Bertie, Ben, Sue and Tom for all of their support at Raby and we wish them all well in future endeavours.