Employment at Buckfast Abbey

Current Vacancies at Buckfast Abbey

Welcome to the employment page for Buckfast Abbey, thank you for your interest.

Buckfast Abbey is home to a Benedictine Community of monks; it employs 120 staff who are mainly involved in hospitality and retail, helping visitors in our restaurant, conference centre, education department and guest accommodation.
We have need, on occasion, for employees to assist with the working of all manner of activities whether, it is maintaining the buildings, serving guests in our various accommodations and shops, cooking meals or providing conference facilities.
The Abbey is a beautiful setting in which to work and to support the mission of the community.

Some of the benefits of working at Buckfast Abbey

  • The opportunity to work in Buckfast Abbey’s beautiful, expansive grounds with a diverse range of facilities and services
  • A generous Pension Scheme with a minimum of 10% Employer Contributions through Royal London
  • Death In Service Benefit equal to 4 x your annual rate of pay (for staff who are members of this scheme)
  • A Disability Confident Employer
  • 20% discount across our shops and restaurants
  • Free state of the art gym available to all colleagues on site
  • Professional Development
  • Free 24 / 7 telephone counselling service
  • Free parking

Disability Confident Employer
Our commitment to equality and diversity applies to everything we do. We welcome applications from people with a disability or long-term health condition and will offer disabled applicants an interview if they meet the minimum criteria for the job. Buckfast Abbey's certificate of 'Disability Confident Employer' can be found by clicking this link

Liturgy & Music Department Administrator

Buckfast Abbey is seeking to appoint a Liturgy & Music Department Administrator. This post presents an exciting opportunity for someone with a keen interest in liturgy & sacred music to support the department in every aspect of their work. The Liturgy & Music Department Administrator will be part of a flourishing liturgical and musical tradition, and will be expected to play a full part in the liturgical and musical life of the Abbey, contributing to its wider outreach and mission.

Location: Buckfast Abbey, Devon

Contract Type: Permanent

Salary: £10.50 per hour

Hours of work: 40 hours per week, usually Sunday to Thursday 09:00-17:00. Flexibility in start and finish times and days of the week worked would be an advantage.


Individuals who wish to discuss the post in more detail
are invited to contact Philip Arkwright, Organist & Master of the Music parkwright@buckfast.org.uk

To apply, please submit a CV to recruitment@buckfast.org.uk

Closing date: Midday Monday 16th August 2021

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Security Officer - Night and Day Shifts

Location: Buckfast Abbey, Devon

Contract Type: Permanent

Salary: £10.00 per hour

Hours of Work: 4 x 10 hour shifts per week, on a rota basis, for further details of the working rota, which will include day and night shifts, please contact security@buckfast.org.uk

Closing Date: Midday on Friday 30th July 2021

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