Harewood House Trust


Harewood House Trust is an educational charity which engages over 200,000 visitors every year through our three outstanding collections – art, garden and living – and a growing exhibition and engagement programme that links them and our audiences. It is one of England’s finest 18th century country houses, with a magnificent collection of fine and decorative arts; an accredited museum, with a nationally designated collection, it is also the family seat of the Earl and Countess of Harewood.

 Harewood was created using the historic wealth of the Lascelles family, garnered from the West Indian sugar trade of plantations, enslavement of people of colour and ownership of ships and warehouses. Today, Harewood is a safe place in which we can have open conversations about our past and bring communities together, using our history as a means of creating a better society today. 

 As an educational charitable trust, Harewood’s key objectives are:

  • to preserve for the benefit of the public the House, Gardens and Collections;
  • to promote the study and appreciation of the arts and sciences;
  • to provide facilities for recreation.

Alongside the care, conservation and interpretation of the core collection, Harewood runs a series of innovative exhibitions of contemporary as well as historic art. The Trust also has a commercial arm that manages its trading operation including major outdoor events, conferences, corporate functions, fine dining, cafés and other retail and food outlets. 

Conveniently located midway between Leeds and Harrogate and served by the 36 bus.

09 Apr, 2021
£20,000 yearly
Reporting to the Commercial Operations Manager, this role’s main purpose is to help maximise the generation of income through commercial sales (retail and catering) and premium experiences across Harewood House Trust.  We have a well-established shop in the Courtyard, an on-line shop and at Christmas time, a pop-up shop in the House.  We have a number of in-house catering outlets across the site offering snacks, ice-cream, coffees and cakes, which complements the food offer of our catering partner, Harewood Food & Drink Project.  As our Commercial Supervisor, you will provide essential support to the Commercial Operations Manager through efficient stock management and administration. Main duties will include processing stock, financial administration and supporting the on-floor operations team in ensuring that the stock system is accurate and commercial areas are running efficiently. This is a busy role that will require someone highly organised and motivated in order to...
Harewood House Trust Full time
24 Mar, 2021
£21,000 yearly
Reporting to the Events Manager, this role’s main purpose is to help maximise the generation of income through commercial hire (events and film) across Harewood House Trust. A key element of the role is also to help build repeat business while at the same time being sensitive to Harewood’s brand. We are hosting more events each year; from major music concerts with audiences of 15,000, festivals, outdoor cinema and theatre to our own curated exclusive premium experiences based around food, music, buildings, collections and gardens, helping us to reinvigorate Harewood. The 18th century house is available for exclusive evening hire for dinners and drinks receptions alongside our modern conference facilities set within the historic courtyard. Weddings, larger events and corporate team days can be held in our large stretch tent, situated to make the most of the ‘Capability’ Brown landscape. Harewood is used frequently as a film and TV location too and can be seen in Downton Abbey,...
Harewood House Trust Full time