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Penshurst Place has a small Estate Office management team, and employs seasonal and part time staff for most business areas including visitor events, catering, banqueting & events, visitor services and retail. 


Current Vacancies:


Head of Hospitality


SALARY:                  Dependent on experience, + benefits

HOURS:                     As necessary, on 5 days out of 7 basis, including weekend working

STATUS:                   Permanent full time


Job Description

Penshurst Place is one of the oldest family owned estates in the country, set in 2,500 acres of rural Kent countryside. It is a family home, and also a top visitor attraction, wedding and events venue, and working country estate.

Penshurst Place has gained a reputation as one of the premier hospitality venues in the south east of England. It offers a range of banqueting facilities to cater for wedding ceremonies and receptions, conferences, meetings, product launches and many other functions within its three function rooms, and outdoors in the parkland for fairs, festivals, concerts, car shows and corporate activity days. 

Retail catering is provided through the Garden Room, the Porcupine Pantry and a refreshment kiosk. Operated under licence by contract caterers for many years, the retail catering was brought in-house in February 2021.  

The Head of Hospitality will be responsible for all aspects of function and retail catering, leading and directing a committed team, and reporting directly to the Estate General Manager.


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How to apply:

For an opportunity to work in this lovely setting with an enthusiastic team, please send a cover email explaining your suitability for the role, along with your CV, by 31st January 2022 to or by post to: Ben Thomas, General Manager, Penshurst Place Estate, Penshurst, Tonbridge, Kent TN11 8DG