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Current Vacancies

See below for our current list of vacancies, more information can be found by scrolling down to the relevant position detail.

Cafe Assistant(s)

Fundraising Manager


Cafe Assistant

Hours: full time or part time

The Refectory Cafe are recruiting Cafe Assistants with a passion for good quality service and customer interaction. Hours are flexible but people need to be able to work during the week as well as weekend shifts. We are looking for people to fill a minimum of 24hrs per week.

Duties include making and serving great coffees, teas and food, clearing tables, helping prep food when needed, and generally being a welcoming face to our regular customers and visitors. 

We provide food and drinks on shift, plus holiday pay and pension. Salary is dependent on experience.

Candidates with some previous experience of cafe, restaurant or bar work would be preferred, but what is more important is a genuine interest and passion for good customer service and a can-do attitude.

Full training will be provided.

To apply please download an application form here. If you would like to have an informal discussion, please contact Owen Mills, General Manager on 01434 611908.


Fundraising Manager

Hours / contract:  Full-Time or Part-Time

Salary:  £28K per annum

Location:  Hexham (homeworking is possible)

At Hexham Abbey we have ambitious plans to drive fundraising income over the coming years and as a result, we have created an exciting new role of Fundraising Manager. The Fundraising Manager will develop and implement a strategy of fundraising programmes and events which over 18 months will deliver significant income for the organisation. 

This role will be pivotal to continued growth and will give the successful candidate an opportunity to make the role their own, developing and leading on fundraising strategies particularly in relation to major projects and major donors. The Fundraising Manager will take sole responsibility for developing a major donor pipeline as well as taking oversight of all day to day fundraising and regular donation activities.

Duties and responsibilities include: 

  • Meet ambitious 6 figure income targets and achieve significant growth
  • Create a new fundraising strategy for major donors
  • Build and maintain relationships with major donors
  • Develop current fundraising and communications strategies
  • Develop fundraising events and liaise with the events team
  • Take responsibility for the budget and maintain a pipeline

The successful candidate will have a minimum of 2 years' experience in a charity fundraising environment. In addition to;

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience in writing and delivering persuasive copy for supporters
  • An understanding of fundraising guidelines including GDPR and Gift Aid compliance
  • Experience within the church/heritage sector would be beneficial.
  • The ability to build internal and external relationships with key stakeholders and the ability to work under pressure.

To apply please download an application form here. If you would like to have an informal discussion, please contact Owen Mills, General Manager on 01434 611908.


We are always looking for Volunteers who would like to help out here at Hexham Abbey. This could be guiding and stewarding visiting groups, for those with an interest in history who enjoy helping and interacting with people. The Gift Shop and Cafe are also partially staffed with volunteers who simply enjoy keeping busy and giving people a warm welcome as they visit our site.

If you would like to speak to someone further about volunteering opportunities please contact Kirsty Wills on 01434 602031 or via


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