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2 x House Managers (Catering), Lumb Bank, West Yorkshire, Arvon
Deadline: Fri 1 Oct 2021
Arvon is the UK’s home of creative writing. Our programme, led by highly acclaimed and diverse writers, spans poetry to playwriting, song to screenplay, fact to fiction, and starting to finishing. Lumb Bank is Arvon’s Yorkshire Writing House, an 18th century millowner’s house which once belonged to Ted Hughes.

We are looking for two House Managers with strong interpersonal and practical skills to assist our guests during residential writing courses, welcoming and supporting them, preparing and serving meals and ensuring that the environment is kept safe and compliant according to government guidelines.

Purpose of the role: The successful applicants will take responsibility for the following:
planning meals and ensuring all ingredients are locally sourced
ensuring the budget target is adhered to in consultation with the Deputy Director
food hygiene and ensuring all staff are food hygiene compliant
serving meals, washing up and cleaning after mealtimes
welcoming and supporting tutors and visitors during creative writing retreats and courses
occasional hosting of readings and evenings

Hours: 22.5 hours per week, regular evening and weekend working required
Salary: £14,280 (0.6 FTE £23,800)
Reports to: Co-Directors, Lumb Bank
Base: Lumb Bank, Heptonstall, Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, HX7 6DF

To download a full job pack, please click here

We particularly welcome applications from all underrepresented groups.

If you would like to discuss the role or have any questions, please email Becky Liddell, Lumb Bank’s Senior Administrator at

Deadline: Friday 1 October 2021, 10pm

Interviews: Wednesday 6th October at Lumb Bank.

Additional Information:
Lumb Bank

Contact Information:
Contact Name:
Becky Liddell
Contact Email:
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