“Let the favour of the Lord be upon us: give success to the work of our hands” (Psalm 89)

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

Located at the centre of a picturesque valley on the edge of Dartmoor National Park, Buckfast Abbey is home to a community of Roman Catholic Benedictine Monks, who live their lives of prayer, work, and study according to the ancient rule of St Benedict.

The heart of our site is the Abbey Church and Monastery – the place in which the Monastic Community lives and prays at various times throughout the day. Our site is historic – the original Abbey being founded in 1018 AD.

Today, our site is a flourishing complex of buildings which the monks have continually developed to aid them in realising their vision for Buckfast – to be a national centre of witness to God, and the Roman Catholic faith. To that end, the community places a great value upon hospitality, and welcomes hundreds of thousands of visitors each year.

Our site includes beautiful gardens, restaurants, a visitor welcome centre, exhibition, a hotel and other guest accommodation, a large conference centre, an education centre and production facility. To aid them in operating and maintaining the site, the community employs around 150 staff, and offers a variety of interesting career opportunities that are valued with competitive pay and an excellent benefits package.

Our staff are not required to share the religious beliefs of the Monastic Community, but those beliefs shape our ethos and working culture, so we require all staff to enagage with and uphold our values: Dignity, Respect and Honour.

In return for your hard work and commitment, you’ll enjoy a wide range of benefits, including: 

-Competitive rates of pay – reviewed annually
-Generous holiday – 33 days
-Generous Pension Scheme – with 10% Employer Contribution
-Substantial ‘Death in Service Benefit’ – equal to 4 x your annual salary
-Staff discount – 20% in all our Hospitality outlets
-Staff gym – free to use and well-equipped
-Staff meals – free meals and a range of hot drinks whilst working, plus subsidised snacks
-Free parking
-Free electric car charging
-Staff social events – free or subsidised regular events throughout the year
-Employee Assistance Programmes – free of charge support that includes telephone counselling, GP consultation service and bereavement support for staff and household family

Buckfast Abbey is committed to our responsibilities for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We strive to recruit colleagues who share this commitment to safeguarding and we therefore apply robust procedures to support this, including DBS screening, and all employees receive safeguarding awareness training.

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