Are you interested in working at Newbold Trust?


Newbold Trust is a social enterprise offering a nurturing space for workshop leaders, organizations and individuals who are contributing to making a positive impact in the world. Newbold House, our venue, is run by a team of staff and volunteers committed to nurturing positive change by supporting the many transformative workshops, classes, events and conferences that we host. Our work is committed to open spirituality, good governance through collaborative decision making, connection to nature, education, social justice, personal development, sustainability and regeneration.

People come to Newbold House because they want more than a venue for their workshops and events. They want to feel at home, relaxed and nurtured. They want a place where change can happen naturally within themselves and their organizations.

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

Newbold believes in food awareness. We try to think about the impact food has on our lives and others in terms of our health and the environment.  We source all of our fruit and vegetables locally and support local producers when possible. We buy mostly organic produce when possible.

Newbold aspires to be more sustainable in all its practices.

Newbold Trust is a supporter of the Living Wage.

Current Openings
Managing Director

Thank you for your interest in joining our team.

We are proud to offer a unique post at the forefront of social enterprise in an exciting growth stage.

Newbold Trust is a social enterprise which offers a nurturing service and space for workshop leaders, organisations and individuals who contribute to making a positive impact in the world. Newbold House is run by a community of staff and volunteers committed to facilitating positive change.

People come to us because they want more than a venue for their workshops and events, they want to feel at home, relaxed and nourished. They want a place where change can happen both naturally and within themselves and in their organisations.

We also run regular in-house programmes and events at Newbold House which focus on connecting with nature, regenerative systems and education for positive change. We are currently working on expanding our in-house educational programmes.

The Newbold Trustees are looking to recruit a new Managing Director to lead the growth and expansion of this exciting social enterprise. The successful candidate will be responsible for holding the vision and overview of the Newbold Trust and ensuring that it meets its social and organisational aims and objectives.

This is an exceptional opportunity to create positive change in the world. We look forward to hearing from you!

David Mead

Chair of Trustees Newbold Trust

Job purpose

To lead the sustainable growth of the Newbold Trust.

Your main responsibility will be to lead and manage the next stage of social impact for the Trust. You will be responsible for the consolidation of existing work and manage the acceleration of growth of our educational centre.

You will work closely with the Board, heads of departments and our customers, to lead the provision of learning and development.

You will manage the operational aspect of our business in collaboration with the core team to provide a high quality and nurturing service.

You will recruit suitably qualified staff and manage all staff and volunteers to ensure a healthy, happy and functional working environment whilst complying with all relevant employment law (including regular staff supervision).

You will manage the Trust’s finances by maintaining an overview to ensure financial and management accounts, cash flows and budgets are properly established, maintained, monitored and discussed regularly and sufficiently with the Board and you will ensure that statutory financial reports are prepared and filed in time.

Your key drivers will be:

  • Carrying out our strategic business planning in consultation with the staff and Trustees. Tracking and reviewing plans and actions to ensure objectives and outcomes are being met.
  • Communicating the purpose, key messages and direction of the Trust both internally and externally.
  • Holding an understanding of the legal and financial responsibilities of the project and ensuring these are met.
  • Developing (in consultation with the Board) services, programmes/courses and projects which enable the Trust to achieve its mission and vision, while thriving as an organisation.
  • Identifying and pursuing opportunities including funding and partnerships, which will move the Trust forward.
  • Providing leadership which promotes health and wellbeing for the Newbold team through appropriate induction, training, support opportunities, remuneration and motivation.
  • Creating new partnerships to encourage financial growth.
  • Ensuring that there is a clear organisational culture, based on agreed values.
  • Monitoring and ensuring protocols are in place to ensure smooth induction and transition of staff.
  • Demonstrating impact and improvement through accurate evaluation and reporting.

Person specification

This is a critical leadership role in an expanding social enterprise, the organisation and the social economy.

We are looking for a person who is ready for the exceptional challenge of developing an educational centre for positive change.

The Trustees are looking for someone who is keen to work with vibrant, entrepreneurial and dedicated people and colleagues and who has a good culture fit with our organisation. This might be the ability to think outside the box and include a spiritual dimension in their approach to the work.

Having the right mind-set, attitude and approach is as important as having the right experience and skills. We appreciate that a suitable candidate may not have all the listed criteria but if you feel your attitude, skills and experience would make a significant contribution in this role we would welcome an application from you.

Essential Skills and Experience

  • Ability to hold the ‘Big Picture’ and work at the ‘meta’ level of a project or system.
  • Knowledge and experience of leadership and management in the third sector.
  • Ability to carry out strategic thinking, planning and action.
  • Interest and experience of working in wellbeing, sustainability, education, social and environmental justice or a related field.
  • Outstanding relationship and partnership management skills.
  • Senior management experience, with excellent management skills of large complex projects, including the ability to motivate teams and organise activities.
  • Strategic thinking, with a positive outlook and an ability to identify, create and lead on imaginative solutions to meet emerging needs.
  • Excellent communication (both written and oral) and interpersonal skills are essential in relation to colleagues, clients/customers, internal and external stakeholders.
  • Excellent people management skills and experience of managing diverse groups of people from different cultures.
  • Confidence in presenting and hosting. Credibility in representing the Trust to partners and audiences at all levels.
  • A drive to exceed customer expectations.
  • Excellent proposal, report writing and IT skills.
  • Experience of budgeting and financial planning to promote business growth.
  • Understanding of and a commitment to the values of equal opportunity, diversity and social enterprise.
  • Ability to manage flexible working hours.
  • A desire to help change the world through education.

Desirable Skills and Experience

  • Experience of the hospitality sector.
  • An understanding of the social enterprise and third sector policy landscape in the UK.
  • Knowledge and experience of working with social enterprise or the Third Sector.
  • Experience in marketing and sales.
  • A relevant qualification at degree level (or equivalent).
  • Keen to work as an integral part of a small, complex entrepreneurial organisation.

Terms & Conditions Contract

  • Full Time Permanent Contract.
  • Salary Range: £25,500 – £30,000.
  • Annual leave entitlement of 30 days.
  • The Managing Director works a 35-hour week. Travel and flexible hours, including some weekends, will be integral to the role.
  • Staff benefits include a statutory government company pension scheme, childcare voucher scheme, an employee assistance programme, learning and development opportunities.
  • Notice period – three months.
  • A maximum of two weeks not taken in one year may be carried over to the following year (January or February).
  • All leave must be agreed in advance with the line manager: one week in advance for leave up to three days, and one month in advance for leave of more than three days. Please be aware that holiday requests of more than three days may not be granted during the peak season.


  • Newbold House, 111, St. Leonards Road, Forres, IV36 2RE Scotland UK.

How to apply

To apply to become the Newbold Trust Managing Director, please:

  • Complete the application form (to receive the application form please email gavinm@newboldtrust.org)
  • Provide a covering letter & CV
  • Send your application form, covering letter and CV to: gavinm@newboldtrust.org by 5pm Friday, 7th June 2019

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to an interview on Wednesday 19 June.

If you have any questions, or would like to arrange to discuss the post please contact:gavinm@newboldtrust.org.

Thank you.

Freelance Cooks

Job Description

Due to the restructuring of our organisation, we are looking to recruit Freelance Vegetarian and Vegan Cooks to help cater for our many Workshops, Retreats and Events that we host throughout the season. Our workshops vary in size from 10 to 60 people. Sometimes more with larger events. As the Cook, you will be responsible for preparing, cooking and serving the meals, while supervising others to help in this process. Once the meal is completed, you may be required to supervise the cleaning of the kitchen and the safe storage of any leftover food.

Personal Qualities and Experience Required.

  • Experience of cooking delicious and nutritious vegetarian and vegan food for small and large groups.
  • The flexibility to cater for Special Diet requirements such as Gluten Free where necessary.
  • Ability to work under pressure and to serve food to a set deadline.
  • Presenting dishes with care and attention.
  • Knowledge of using kitchen equipment in a safe and professional way.
  • Experience of supervising co-workers in the kitchen and the ability to delegate tasks.
  • Familiarity with health and safety regulations regarding food preparation and storage.
  • A sensitivity to the Working Environment and its impact on colleagues and to the Workshops in progress.
  • Good attention to detail.
  • Punctuality and Diligence.

A full Kitchen Induction will be provided and training will be given if unfamiliar with any aspects of the equipment and procedures.

Employment will be on a Freelance or Zero Hour Contract basis and is non-residential.

Working Shifts

Working shifts will be offered in 4 Hr blocks with the option for an additional 1 hour for cleaning if needed.

These timings can vary depending on the size of the groups we are catering for.

Breakfast Shifts may also be available at busy times.

As an Example:

Lunch Shift 9am – 1pm.   (Lunch usually served for 1pm)

Dinner Shift 2.30pm – 6.30pm.  (Soup usually served for 6.30pm)


£12 Per Hour

Meals will also be included in the working shift. Please note that due to limited resources, Newbold may not always be in a position to offer overtime.

To Apply

Please send a covering letter and CV to: kevin@newboldtrust.org

Freelance Kitchen Porters

We are looking to hire Freelance Porters to help with the general cleaning of the Kitchen and Dining spaces after meals have been served. No experience is necessary for this role as all training will be given, but an enjoyment of cleaning may be helpful. It is also important to be physically fit as some lifting will be required as part of the work. This is an entry level position into Newbold’s Kitchen, with the possibility to lead into other areas of work.

Job Description.

As the Kitchen Porter, you will be responsible for the cleaning of all items related to the kitchen and cooking process. You will be required to wash the tableware after service and to load and unload the Sanitizing Machine which sterilizes the tableware afterwards. The dining room and pantry space will also need to be cleaned once meals are finished. Some food preparation may also be required at busy times along with the opportunity to organize Breakfast for our guests.

Desirable Qualities

  • Punctuality.
  • Diligence.  
  • Happy to work as part of a team.
  • Ability to work unsupervised.
  • Have a good attention to detail

Employment will be on a Freelance or Zero Hour Contract basis and is non-residential.

Working Shifts

Working Shifts for the Kitchen Porter Role will be offered in 1-2 hr blocks and these timings can vary depending on the size of the groups we are catering for.

As an example:

Breakfast Shift 8.45am – 9.45pm

Lunch Shift 1.30pm – 2.30pm.

Dinner Shift 7pm – 8.30pm.


£9 Per Hour

Meals will also be included in the working shift. Please note that due to limited resources, Newbold may not always be in a position to offer overtime.

To Apply

Please send a covering letter and CV to: kevin@newboldtrust.org