Conference Centre
Agritech Business Centre

About the Company

Rothamsted Research is one of the UK’s leading research institutes delivering world class agricultural science. Our commitment to learning and development, equality and diversity as well as creating a positive work life balance, enables a welcoming environment for all prospective employees. We have an attractive benefits package including 25 days annual leave, a generous pension scheme and an attractive campus offering cultural and recreational activities.

Rothamsted Enterprises, previously known as Rothamsted Centre for Research and Enterprise (RoCRE), are entering a period of exciting change, where there is great opportunity for the team to help shape and drive the business. Set up in 2015, Rothamsted Enterprises has been developing in line with the strategy and we are now expanding the team as our role within the campus increases and we undertake more responsibility for the facilities.

Rothamsted Enterprises is a commercial entity owned by the Lawes Agricultural Trust, Rothamsted Research and BBSRC. The income generated is gifted back to the partners to ensure long-term financial sustainability for science and research.
Our role:

  • To ensure financial sustainability
  • To foster relationships
  • To facilitate opportunities for collaboration and deliver impact

Rothamsted Enterprises manage a growing portfolio of facilities; including state of the art conference centre, the restaurant, flexible laboratory and office space and informal meeting hubs, providing excellent facilities for businesses to thrive, plus the grade 1 listed Rothamsted Harpenden, Hertfordshire with excellent links to London and Luton airport.

Rothamsted Enterprises is a buzzy, exciting and fast-paced business, with a team of creative, hard-working, friendly and committed individuals. We work at the cutting-edge of hospitality, underpinned by a true passion for agritech innovation and progress. Reliable, professional and trusted, you can be sure of a warm welcome when you work with us. Join our forward-thinking, flexible and helpful team now.

Our Core Values

Our values are extremely important to us all and it’s no coincidence that the acronym for our values is RARE.


Relationships are one of the four pillars of the Rothamsted Enterprises brand. We actively develop and nurture internal relationships. We feel proud of Rothamsted Enterprises as a great place to work. We are a supportive team, both onsite to clients, tenants and staff, and externally to new prospects and referrers. We thrive on building new partnerships with tenants, external businesses, internal stakeholders and staff. We facilitate and enable collaboration, through the Incubation Centre and Innovation Hub, through the conferences we deliver, through our close relationship with Rothamsted Research, and through being a business meeting point locally.


Rothamsted Enterprises enables innovation and collaboration, to drive forward agritech research from agritech businesses, which will ultimately deliver new science. We can support these businesses by providing them with access to world-class scientific facilities and services. We are an integral part of the Rothamsted Campus, to change the world together. As an organisation, we accelerate learning and facilitate business growth by giving our tenants access to strategic partners and investors as well as extensive training opportunities.


The financial results of Rothamsted Enterprises are a key focus for the whole team. We enable and create impact on society through innovation and collaboration. We create employment in the local community and provide excellent career opportunities and job satisfaction for our people. We aim to achieve occupancy rates of 80% in our event venues. We want to achieve growth across the portfolio, increased brand awareness and enquiry numbers. Importantly, this growth should be via us securing the right type of business and clients. We are each of us developing successful relationships with staff, clients, tenants, local, regional and national businesses, and the international agritech community. We want happy customers internally and externally. As a business, we will deliver on clients’ needs, get things done and be a solutions provider. We will exceed expectations through a strong attention to detail and ensure Rothamsted Enterprises is valued by all stakeholders and target audiences.


Excellence flows throughout Rothamsted Enterprises offerings. Whether that’s our state-of-the-art conferencing and events facilities, the experience that clients and tenants have when they choose us, our gold standard customer service provided by our highly-experienced team of experts. Our facilities are of the highest standard – cleanliness, food, customer service, flexibility of use of our space, using the latest technology. Our excellent staff training ensures this. Our people show integrity, always. Our clients enjoy an excellent return on investment when they choose us and that drives customer retention and repeat business. We represent good value across all our offerings. Our people focus on attention to detail, understanding and delivering according to clients’ bespoke needs and requirements. We pride ourselves on individual attention.

Current Vacancies

Part-time Marketing Executive

Salary Details: £16,892 p/a (£25,000 FTE)
Location: Harpenden
Work Area: Marketing
Hours: Part-time, 25 hours a week
Closing Date: 04 Nov 2019


Overview Of Role

Rothamsted Enterprises have an exciting new opportunity for an experienced individual to join our small team as our part-time Marketing Executive.

The Marketing Executive will support the Marketing Manager to promote all areas of marketing across the varied business portfolio. This portfolio includes Rothamsted Conference Centre, Rothamsted Manor, Rothamsted Agri-Tech Business Centre and Rothamsted Restaurant.

The purpose of the role is to increase brand awareness, to generate interest and enquiries for all our offerings, and to support the marketing, sales and operational teams in achieving our business goals.

You will be an enthusiastic individual with significant marketing experience, a strong attention to detail, creative flair and a passion for all things marketing.

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Meeting and Events Supervisor

Salary Details: £25,000 per annum
Location: Harpenden
Work Area: Conferencing
Closing Date: 07 Nov 2019

Overview Of Role

Are you passionate about delivering great food and quality service? If so read on….

The Conference Centre team at Rothamsted Enterprises, based on the Rothamsted Research Harpenden Campus, have a varied and interesting new role for a Meeting and Events Supervisor. This is an exciting time to join our team as we gear up to increase the occupancy of our beautiful facilities. We are looking for an experienced candidate who has managed events and teams previously and is passionate about the events industry, excited about joining a growing business and who thrives in a fast-paced ever-changing environment!

The Meeting and Events Supervisor will support the successful delivery of all events including meetings, large international conferences, public and private events and weddings as the business requires, working as part of a wider events team.

You will be responsible for managing and co-ordinating temporary staff and will work closely with the Front of House Manager to develop existing processes, procedures and product ranges. You will have the ability to remain calm under pressure and work under your own initiative, be an excellent communicator and have the ability to prioritise and be proactive. You will have excellent attention to detail and understanding of the clients’ needs.

We offer the following to the successful candidate:

  • No split shifts!
  • Time off in lieu for any overtime worked
  • Fantastic personal learning & development opportunities
  • Generous pension scheme
  • Life insurance cover to 3 times salary
  • 25 days paid annual leave plus bank holiday entitlement

Previous applicants need not apply.

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