Are you interested in participating in the work of Newbold Trust? Do you have an interest in living in community.


We have a number of vacancies available both volunteer positions and staff positions.

Newbold provides an opportunity to contribute to the work of the social enterprise whilst living and working in an intentional community. Newbold Trust offers an opportunity to live and work with like-minded people and partake in daily routines and practises.

All positions offered are residential posts where you have the chance to experience what it’s like to live a more sustainable lifestyle practising social sustainability and live in a more holistic manner. Sharing skills, knowledge and supporting one another.

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Staff Member Position - Volunteer Co-ordinator

We are currently looking to recruit a new Volunteer Coordinator is responsible for managing the volunteer programme at the Newbold Trust, with support from the Managing Director. Main duties include recruiting, training, coordinating and supporting both residential and non residential/local volunteers.

The aim of the volunteer programme is to provide an experience of living and working in a centre committed to ‘Nurturing Positive Change’ through environmental regeneration, community wellbeing and self awareness. Volunteers work across a variety of departments enabling them to learn skills to support them at both a personal and career level. The volunteer coordinator’s main role is to ensure that volunteers benefit from their experience at Newbold, while also ensuring the programme supports the daily functioning and overall mission of the Trust.

This role requires someone with excellent interpersonal, organisational, communication and administration skills. They should have experience in volunteer management within the third sector and the ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds.

All roles at Newbold require a genuine interest in and passion for the values and objectives of the Trust i.e. sustainability, social justice, wellbeing, nature connection and personal development. It is desirable to have some experience of living and/or working in a residential community and a commitment to supporting this way of life.


Newbold Trust is a social enterprise from where we offer a nurturing space for workshop leaders, organisations and individuals who are contributing to make a positive impact in the world. Newbold House is run by a community of staff and volunteers committed to facilitate positive change. Our work is committed to: Open spirituality, Good governance through collaborative decision making, Nature connection, Education to facilitate positive change, Social justice, Personal Development, Sustainability and Regeneration culture.

We also run regular in house programmes and events at Newbold House on connecting to nature, regenerative systems and education for positive change.


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Application process closes Friday 18th August

Interviews are scheduled to take place 23rd August

Job begins September 1st.

Staff Member Position - Homecare Manager

At Newbold House we are striving to build a community of like-minded individuals who live as part of a life-sustaining/regenerative culture.

Our vision for the community is that it might serve the wellbeing of individuals, communities and the Earth in offering both nurturing retreats and educational events to individuals and groups from diverse backgrounds who have an appetite for a lived experience of this culture and a desire to learn the practical tools to develop it.

Screen Shot 2017-01-14 at 11.47.17We are currently looking to recruit a new member to our community in the position of Homecare Manager, to lead and to participate in the activity of the Homecare Team. One of several teams in keeping the house healthy and well, the Homecare Team is responsible for looking after all of the guest areas and for keeping them ready, fresh, clean and welcoming for our visitors. As the manager of the team, the community would be looking to you to take part in the day to day workload of the team, as well as to lead our groups of volunteers who join us both for short and long-term periods.

Our volunteers come from all over the world and with them, they bring a fascinating richness of cultural diversity and experience, usually tremendous energy and enthusiasm and an appetite to make the most of their experience with the community. As Team manager, we would need you to demonstrate strong leadership, enthusiasm, support, and a good sense of organisation to co-ordinate the activities of the team with the needs of the house.

Screen Shot 2017-01-14 at 12.10.12The work of the Homecare Team can be very demanding and repetitive. In order for it to be sustainable, we are looking for someone who can bring positivity and creativity to prevent the repetitious nature of the work becoming monotonous, both in practical ideas and in attitude. We want that all of our guests should feel valued and welcomed and we are aware of the charm that the architecture and design of our lovely Victorian house already offers, so its important that the small details of our guests’ stays are attended to, from the ‘Hello’ to the ‘Goodbye’.

We think that this opportunity would be great for the right person who may already have experience of living and working as part of a community, or perhaps someone who is ready for change and who can demonstrate an understanding and an instinct for the demands of this position. Having an eye for aesthetic detail, presentation and high standards is important . Some experience of previous work in a housekeeping role might be beneficial, but it may not be essential. However, we would be keen that you have some demonstrable experience of working with or leading teams of people. So perhaps this is you! If you think you might be interested, please contact us at: and ask for a full job description for the position. If you think you would like to make an application, we would be very happy to hear from you.

The deadline for applications – 15th September