Title: Full-time Maintenance and Ground Works Engineer

Location: The Wormsley Estate, Stokenchurch, Buckinghamshire

Reporting to: Head Engineer

Wormsley is the private estate of the Getty Family and is located just off junction 5 of the M40 at Stokenchurch, Buckinghamshire. The Estate can trace its roots back to a first mention in the Doomsday Book of 1196 and since 1597 has been in the possession of only two families. Sir Paul Getty acquired the Estate in 1985 and embarked on a seven-year programme of renovation and improvements bringing it back to life. This included the refurbishment of most of its properties creating some wonderful Chiltern barn conversions alongside major projects such as establishing the Lake and Island in the Deer Park, the laying of the now world-famous Cricket Ground, the building of the Getty Library (with over 10,000 rare books and manuscripts) and working with Penelope Hobhouse and Simon Johnson to re-establish the two-acre Walled Garden. Since Sir Paul’s death in 2003, a further broadening of the Estate’s activities has included the expansion of the Wormsley Shoot and the creation of the Robin Snell designed 600-seat Opera Pavilion (home of Garsington Opera), the Island Pavilion and the Boundary Room which overlooks the Cricket Ground.


Reporting to the Head Engineer, this role will require the successful candidate to take on a variety of tasks associated with the maintenance of:

  • Tarmac roads & gravel tracks
    Paving, slab, block & cobblestones
    Drainage/sewer systems & associated soakaways
  • Trenching of water, electrical & telecommunication supplies
    Building/repair of pits/access manholes
  • Repairs to subterranean water pipes and associated equipment including livestock water troughs, stopcocks and water meters.

In addition, there will be a requirement to do the following:

  • Liaise as necessary with other departments in assisting with required groundworks;
    Liaise with outside contractors and oversee all subcontracted works so as to ensure the best service and value for money at all times;
  • Participate with the rest of the Engineering team in an “on-call rota” covering emergency call out (1 week in 4).


  • CPCS / NPORS Certified Operator / Driver (2 years required)
  • Experience in rural / country estate ground works maintenance (desirable but not essential)
  • Experience in PPM and reactive maintenance
  • Strong inter-personal skills, including the ability to interact effectively with the Estate owner and his family
  • “Can do” attitude – enthusiasm, energy and a willingness to find solutions
  • A current driving licence
  • General IT knowledge.


Maintenance Ground Worker & Machine Operator with CPCS / NPORS Certification. (2 years required)


Salary and benefits on application, depending on experience.


Please send the covering letter and CV to info@wormsley.com