The Rising at Raby Castle, has already created 30 jobs and we aim to deliver many more for the region when it opens this spring.

Historic buildings restored over the past two years have been given a new lease of life creating high-end retail, events and hospitality spaces for all visitors to enjoy.

The scheme, which has been the ambition of Lord and Lady Barnard who want to make Raby Castle more accessible to the community, and benefit the local economy, is now advertising for key positions in the hospitality, retail, tourism and gardening departments, as The Rising prepares to open its doors later this year and begin the next chapter in Raby Castle’s fascinating history.

A key area of the restoration project is the recreation of the historic glass house into a beautiful dining destination with stunning panoramic views of Raby Castle. The Vinery Restaurant will provide many unique career opportunities including our newly appointed sous chef, a Food and Beverage Supervisor and a bakery and pastry chef

There has been a significant investment in a new kitchen facility at the stylish new eatery to enable Raby to produce home baked artisan breads and a range of pastries, alongside menus celebrating estate produce and use of seasonal flavours from the gardens for visitors to enjoy. A key benefit for these hospitality roles will be the predominate daytime hours, a fantastic perk for work life balance.

The stunning remodelled five-acre garden reimagined by world renowned designer Luciano Giubbilei alongside Lady Barnard will also see new roles appointing two estate gardeners supporting with the maintenance and harmony of this iconic horticultural creation.









Claire Jones, head of leisure and tourism at Raby Castle, said: “The momentum is building now as we near the final stages of this ground-breaking development which will enhance our visitor attractions for generations to come and create a leading tourist destination in the north of England.

“We are looking for truly remarkable individuals to join our existing team of talented staff who share a passion and enthusiasm for this wonderful place.”


These roles include the appointment of a retail manager who will oversee the new shop in the Coach House, selling a selection of homeware and gifts, displayed on reclaimed furniture from across the estate alongside an Assistant Retail Manager and Retail Assistant. The Leisure and Tourism team are currently hiring a new Marketing and Events Executive to assist with the digital marketing to drive business aswell as planning and executing spectacular events in our fantastic locations. We are also looking for a dynamic, hardworking and experienced housekeeper to  maintain high levels of cleanliness within the newly developed visitor facilities. As well as providing a unique opportunity to work in extraordinary locations across this beautiful country estate, these roles offer a fast paced and varied position for someone bursting with energy, who is passionate about providing exemplary service.



Laura Evans in the newly created business development executive role and Tim Marshall as head gardener.

Laura will be responsible for showcasing everything Raby Estate has to offer following the opening of the unrivalled development scheme, including its corporate experiences and events spaces for a range of uses.

Head gardener Tim Marshall has managed the two-year project to transform the historic Walled Garden – working with world-class garden designer Luciano Giubbilei and is now supporting landscape architect Alastair Baldwin on the wider landscape.



Raby has continued the tradition of supporting younger generations by providing apprenticeships, placements and training programmes and where possible has hired north east based contractors and suppliers.

Raby Estates also offers the opportunity to work across the wider estate in extraordinary locations with job roles in departments ranging from farming, land management, forestry, property maintenance and restoration. The Estate are currently recruiting for a Seasonal Harvest Worker to lead on corn, rolling and secondary cultivations as well as non-tractor related tasks working on a variety of crops.

For full details about the new vacancies at Raby Castle, head to: www.raby.co.uk/careers

For further information on The Rising, please visit: www.raby.co.uk/about-us/development/raby-castle-development/

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