Careers and Current Vacancies

The Red House and its buildings make up the fabric of the village, but it’s the people who make the community – staff and owners alike – and we choose our team not only for their skills, but also their personalities and commitment to their work. If you think you have the characteristics and dedication and feel you would fit into our team, we would love to hear from you.

The Red House is currently in the course of development, but the first occupants are expected to be welcomed to the village during the last quarter of this year. At that time, we will require a range of people to start our team.

The job specifications for the roles that will be available are given below. Please email careers@redhouseripon.co.uk attaching a copy of your CV if you are interested in any of the positions; your details will be retained and you will be contacted nearer the time.


We are seeking four Duty Managers for approximately 28 hours, plus 2 sleepovers on average, per week, working a shift pattern to cover a 24/7 rota. DMs engage in the day-to-day management to ensure the smooth running of the development and will deliver excellent standards of customer service and presentation, deputising for the General Manager in her/his absence. A competitive salary is offered, with additional hours available, and an additional allowance for night duty. A non-contributory pension scheme is available for these positions, which are offered subject to satisfactory clearance from the Disclosure and Barring Service.


We require two experienced Receptionists/Office Administrators for approximately 15 hours per week each, on a job-share basis, to include alternate weekend working. The successful candidates will be customer focused and have excellent administrative skills, be well organised, able to work under pressure and have the ability to multi-task. Duties will include administrative support to the Management Team, reception work, Sage data entry and accounts, and secretarial tasks; other IT related skills are required. Salary in accordance with experience. A non-contributory pension scheme is available for these positions, which are offered subject to satisfactory clearance from the Disclosure and Barring Service.


An opportunity has arisen for a part-time sales co-ordinator to join the Sales Team here at The Red House for 20 hours per week, including weekends. The successful candidate will be based in our on-site Marketing Suite and Show Home, Friday to Monday. They will deal with initial enquiries and visits to the site from potential purchasers and assist with general administration.

Excellent interpersonal skills, drive and determination to succeed, and an enthusiastic and flexible approach are crucial for this role. The candidate will need to be IT literate, including skills in Microsoft Word and Outlook, and also use of ACT Database (training will be given if necessary). Previous experience in selling retirement properties or new home sales would be beneficial but not essential.

Please apply in writing only to sales@redhouseripon.co.uk and attach a copy of your current CV, or call Heidi on 01765 647312 for further information.


There are various contracts available for General Assistants with excellent customer service skills for an average 16 hours per week, to include evenings and weekends when required, for general housekeeping and cleaning duties, food and drink service, and assistance to property owners. A cheerful and friendly disposition, a can-do attitude and the ability to work in a team are essential. Typical hourly rates of pay. A non-contributory pension scheme is available for these positions, which are offered subject to satisfactory clearance from the Disclosure and Barring Service.


Our Fountains Restaurant will form the focal point for social activities and events and we are looking for two Chefs/Cooks with excellent food preparation and presentation skills for lunchtime meals in the restaurant/communal areas. Hours of work are approximately 30 hours per week in total, on a job-share basis of 20 hours and 10 hours, including alternate weekends and other times by agreement to cover special events. The ability to work independently, adhering to safe practices at all times and delivering consistent and high-quality work to the needs of property owners and management requirements, is essential. A non-contributory pension scheme is available for these positions, which are offered subject to satisfactory clearance from the Disclosure and Barring Service.


This role is for approximately 15 hours per week to co-ordinate the waste management system and perform light maintenance tasks around the development, eg, changing light bulbs and minor repairs. A non-contributory pension scheme is available for this position, which is offered subject to satisfactory clearance from the Disclosure and Barring Service.