What’s it like to work at The Garden Rooms?

  • Working within a welcoming, friendly, professional team in beautiful surroundings

  • Sociable working hours (compared to industry standards) – shifts are predominantly daytime with evening work agreed in advance when events take place. Weekends are on a rota basis so everyone gets their share of time off

  • A great opportunity to be a part of something special – we host a number of different types of events such as lectures, concerts and weddings, including being the largest, most popular venue in the region for multicultural weddings and events

  • Strong emphasis on customer service and quality

  • Opportunities to flourish and learn “on the job” through additional training/qualifications, should you wish

  • Variety – no two days are the same, with such a variety of events/occasions taking place – in 2022 we hosted in excess of 80 live auctions and 300 events (including 60 weddings)

  • Staff discounts on products and services

  • Good rates of pay plus additional tips and company pension scheme

  • Access to additional perks such as free entry to over 400 Historic Houses, gardens, museums and galleries

What are we looking for?

Previous experience of working within a hospitality role is preferred but not essential as full training will be given to successful candidates. Above all we are looking for people with a friendly, personable nature and “can-do” attitude, looking to work as part of a hard working, friendly team.

Garden Rooms - Current Vacancies 

For more information, to discuss roles available in confidence or to register your interest, please call Paul Freeman on 01969 621146 or apply via the form below.

  • Food & Beverage Supervisor / Assistant Manager

    • Working 5 days from 7, predominantly daytime hours with a share of weekends on a rota basis – hours of work for this role are sociable by industry standards. The key function for this position is to work as part of the Garden Rooms management team, leading from the front to ensure the smooth running of the café, bistro and events, on a day-to-day basis. This position is ideal for anyone either looking to consolidate their previous experience but looking for a fresh challenge and a more positive work/life balance, or looking to further their career in a unique, varied and exciting environment.

      To apply please either complete the application form below and we will be in touch, or email your cv and covering letter to

  • Seasonal Employment Opportunities

    • Looking for a short term period of work over the spring/summer months, without having to work every evening and weekend? We are recruiting for team members to join our enthusiastic, hard working food & beverage team during our busy summer period.

  • Food & Beverage Assistants - Full Time & Part Time

    • We are currently looking for full-time and part-time/casual waiting staff, to work in our Garden Rooms Food & Beverage team on a rota basis. Hours of work are flexible, predominantly daytime shifts but with evening shifts as required/available, by prior arrangement. Some weekend availability is essential, with weekend shifts on a rota basis to ensure work/life balance for the whole team - we would intend for a full time member of the team to work 4-5 weekend days per month, but this can be more if required to suit personal circumstances.

  • Porter - Front of House and Kitchen Duties

    • Duties are both front of house and in the kitchen, including (but not restricted to) setting up rooms for events, maintaining tidy front and back of house areas and general kitchen porter duties.

For more information, to discuss roles available in confidence or to register your interest, please call Paul Freeman or Jessica Warren on 01969 621146 or apply via the form below.

Tennants Auctioneers - Current Vacancies

  • Auctions Finance Administrator

  • Tennants is one of the UK’s largest Fine Art Auctioneers and a highly respected regional family business employing more than 100 staff. From its headquarters in Leyburn, North Yorkshire the business holds more than 80 auctions each year, attracting buyers and sellers from around the world. Its sister company The Garden Rooms has become one of the region’s most popular hospitality venues, holding more than 200 events, concerts, weddings, and exhibitions each year.

  • Working as part of the Auctions Finance Team, you will be responsible for pre and post auction administration which includes registering clients to bid, taking credit card payments and cash handling and answering general telephone enquiries. You will need to be proficient in Excel and Word and experience of Xero/Sage would be advantageous but not essential.  Whilst it isn’t necessary for you to have worked in a finance/accounts department, you must be highly numerate, and be able to work quickly and accurately to tight deadlines. You must be able to multi-task and enjoy working in a fast paced, deadline driven environment and enjoy working with the public. You’ll also need to be a team player with a flexible approach. There is scope for progression within the department for the right candidate.

  • Hours of work are Monday – Friday 8.30am-5pm (8am on sale days) and some Saturday working on a rota basis from 8am-approximately 2pm. Part time/job share would be considered.

  • The salary is negotiable according to experience and benefits include five weeks annual holiday plus statutory bank holidays, company pension scheme, discounted café, bistro and gift shop and free on-site parking.

To apply please email

Groom Staff (6)
Kitchen Team With Ali And Paul
Gift Shop June
2098 0155