Wentworth Woodhouse is a Grade I listed country house in the village of Wentworth, near Rotherham in South Yorkshire. The original Jacobean house was rebuilt by Thomas Watson-Wentworth, 1st Marquess of Rockingham in 1735, vastly expanded by his son, the 2nd Marquess, who was twice Prime Minister and has since had a long and illustrious history.
Until recently the largest privately owned house in the UK, with an east front of 606 feet (185 m), Wentworth Woodhouse is a genuine national asset. The house itself has more than 300 rooms, with 250,000 square feet (23,000 m2) of floor space and covers an area of more than 2.5 acres (1 ha), whilst being surrounded by a 80 acre (73 ha) park, and an estate of 15,000 acres (6,100 ha).
The Wentworth Woodhouse Preservation Trust is a charitable company limited by guarantee, a talented and dedicated Board of Trustees have worked with SAVE Britain’s Heritage and partners to establish the Trust to preserve the house and grounds, find sustainable and sympathetic uses for the property and raise funds for repairs and ongoing essential works.
As CEO, I am overseeing the £multi-million restoration project at the stately home and we are now at the next exciting and challenging stage developing a commercial business model to ensure a sustainable future for Wentworth Woodhouse, and safeguarding its rightful place as a public asset and one of the UK’s most interesting and important Grade I listed country houses.
As a result we are seeking commercially aware, proactive high energy individuals to join our team and support us in this next phase.
Good luck with your application and we look forward to meeting you.
Sarah McLeod CEO