Current vacancies

The Society (based at Burlington House in London) is a registered charity and the oldest learned society in Britain concerned with the material remains of the past. The Society consists of 3,000 Fellows who are scholars and practitioners working across the cultural heritage sector. The Society also owns and manages a historic property in Oxfordshire, Kelmscott Manor, which was the former Cotswolds retreat of William Morris and the final home of his daughter, May Morris.

Tearoom Catering Manager – Kelmscott Manor Tearoom

Kelmscott Manor is looking for an experienced manager to lead a small, friendly team in our stable barn tearoom. The Manor was the inspirational home of Victorian designer William Morris and he described it as “a heaven on Earth”. Many of visitors still enjoy the tranquillity and history of the site.

After major restoration and improvement works, including installation of new kitchen and tearoom equipment, we are looking for an energetic motivated person who can build on the success of the tearoom to help give all our visitors an enjoyable experience.

The successful candidate will be:
1) Preparing and delivering exciting menus.

2) Take responsibility for the running, organisation and delivery of an excellent catering service to maximise visitors enjoyment of Kelmscott Manor.

3) Manage a catering team to ensure standards of food hygiene, customer service and health & safety are maintained whilst maximising profits.

The Manor’s public open days are Thursday to Saturday from April to October with Wednesdays as our organised Group Day.


  • Sociable daytime hours – no evening working.
  • Idyllic setting in the countryside.
  • Company Pension Scheme.
  • Company Health Care Plan.
  • Employee Assistance Programme.

This permanent position with full time hours (five days a week, Tuesday to Saturday) during the open season and with fewer hours from November to March. Salary paid monthly throughout the year.

Job Types: Part-time, Permanent

Salary: £19,000 per year

Please send completed application forms to [email protected]

Deadline for applications: Tuesday 31st May at 11.59pm

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