Working here

The Charterhouse is an almshouse and museum based near the Barbican, providing residential care to a community of elderly people since 1611.

Situated on 7 acres in central London, the majority of our buildings date back to the Tudor period, with elements of medieval, Victorian and more modern architecture. With links to some of the most famous people and periods throughout English history, this is an exciting time to join the organisation.

Job Vacancies

We currently have the following vacancies:

Sir John Cass’s Foundation Learning Manager

We have an exciting vacancy for a full-time Learning Manager to devise, deliver and manage our exciting and engaging learning programme for schools, families and adults inspired by the rich history of the Charterhouse.

The position, which is funded by the Sir John Cass’s Foundation, involves building on previous programmes which have included clubs, workshops, and school activity days, with inclusive opportunities for SEND students. We are delighted that we have just been awarded the Sandford Award for Heritage Education.

Applicants should have a strong track record in providing learning programmes for all ages in a museum or historic site setting. They will have excellent organisational abilities along with creative ideas for how to get the best out of the fascinating history, and the unique resources available at the Charterhouse. They will also have experience of working in partnership with other organisations, and with providing reports for funders. A good knowledge and experience of social media, to help with promoting the programme, would be useful.

For more about the Charterhouse today, and its history, see and more about learning at the Charterhouse here

You can download a full job description here.

To apply please send your CV and a covering letter to Deadline for applications 15th August 2019. Shortlisted candidates will be invited in for interview.

Assistant Gardener

We have a part-time vacancy for an Assistant Gardener, working closely with our Head Gardener Kate Robinson. This is an important role in the gardening team – helping to ensure highest professional standards in the development and upkeep of our seven-acre site for the benefit of the almshouse residents who live here. Candidates will have appropriate horticultural qualifications and experience in all aspects of large garden maintenance and planting, and will also be happy in a public-facing role when we have visitors.  Download the full job description here.

To apply please send your CV and a covering letter to  Deadline for applications 6th September 2019.

Bank waiting Staff – Events Team

We require enthusiastic staff to join our small team working at the Charterhouse in Charterhouse Square, London.

Duties will include waiting and drinks service. You would be joining our bank of flexible staff.

Rate of Pay: £10.55ph.

For more information and to apply: Click here for Job Description

Please email the Events Manager:


Volunteering opportunities

We often have lots of exciting opportunities to volunteer at the Charterhouse for anyone aged 18 and over. If you’re looking to gain experience for your CV and develop new skills we may have an opportunity for you in our museum, learning, infirmary and gardening programmes.

Under 18s
Unfortunately at this time we cannot take any volunteers who are under 18 years of age. As an alternative, we do offer two student work experience placements per year, organised through our partners Inspire! We are unable to take any direct requests outside of this.

We do not have any vacancies within our volunteering teams right now, but please do check back here shortly. We will are planning several recruitments to take place over the next few months, and look forward to hopefully meeting you then.


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