Job Openings

Jobs and Volunteering

Penhurst Retreat Centre is known for it`s warm welcome to everyone, including but not exclusively mission partners, cross-cultural workers and full-time Christian workers from the UK and overseas. The beauty, peace and comfort of its situation is loved by many locals and guests alike.

Interested in joining our team? We are currently recruiting for the following positions:



Staff Team

Our team members need to have a sense of calling to be here – a sense that this is where God wants you at this time.

All members of the Penhurst team are expected to share in aspects of the day to day work of Penhurst and also play an active part in the spiritual life of the retreat centre.  You will be expected to participate in times of prayer and worship with the staff and volunteer team, to pray for the ministry of the centre, its team and mission.

Applicants must have the right to live and work in the UK.  We are not able to provide visa sponsorship.



Full or part time: Part-time, 8 hours per week.
Closing date: Sunday 16 June 2024

Are you well organised with good attention to detail? We are looking for a Bookkeeper to process sales and purchase invoices, bank and petty cash reconciliations, month end accounts, process gift aid and other bookkeeping tasks. Candidates should have a good knowledge of Xero accounts software and Excel spreadsheets. The post is for 8 hours per week and can be worked flexibly to work around other work or family commitments.

Applicants need to be in sympathy with the Christian ethos and culture of the charity and committed to the charitable aims of the trust. Appropriate bookkeeping qualification(s) or proven track record and minimum 5 years’ experience required.

We will consider both employment at up to £15 per hour or self-employment at up to £20 per hour, depending on experience.

For further information and how to apply, please download the application pack and application form

CVs will not be accepted.

Closing date for applications: Sunday 16 June 2024.




Have you been reassessing life? Maybe you have a bit of time available? Maybe you would like to do some volunteering? If so, we may have just the place for you!

We are always on the lookout for volunteers and are currently specifically seeking more volunteers to help prepare, serve and clear up meals for our guests; clean our public rooms, maintain flowerbeds in the garden and also for more specialist areas, such as fundraising.

If you live too far away to come as a day volunteer, you can still be an advocate for the retreat centre. You can ensure that we are always well advertised in your church and amongst your friends/colleagues. You can link to us via Facebook or Twitter so that your friends hear about us and can link to us through you. You can organise a fundraising event for us in your area... the list is endless. If you have anything that you are willing to offer that will enhance the centre we would love to hear from you.

If you are interested in volunteering some time in any of these or other areas, either regularly or occasionally, please contact us on  or 01424 892088.

Please note: Volunteers must have the right to live in the UK.  We are not able to provide visa sponsorship or accommodation.