Job vacancies and voluntary opportunities

Current job vacancies

Live-in Housekeeping Manager and Caretaker/Groundsman Couple

Joint Salary: £40,000 plus free accommodation at Bore Place
Hours: Approx 80 hours a week for the couple. Hours to be completed flexibly in line with guest and event needs, as well as needs of the couple.

We are seeking a live-in couple to act as our Live-In Housekeeping Manager and Caretaker/Groundsman who will also carry out garden maintenance duties at Bore Place. The purpose of these roles is to ensure the care of all clients and build our reputation as a premium venue as well as maintaining the general upkeep of Bore Place.

We are looking for a friendly and welcoming couple who are well organised and will embrace the Bore Place ethos and can demonstrate practical skills, a commitment to high standards and a can-do attitude. Responsibilities will include managing the events and housekeeping team, acting as the lead host for all groups staying at Bore Place, planning for the needs of all visiting groups to Bore Place, maintaining the general upkeep of the grounds and buildings, and coordinating and providing some of the 24/7 emergency on-call support service for guests.

Single applicants are welcome to apply. 

Job Description

Please send your CV to Deadline for applications: 12:00 noon on Friday 29th November 2019. Interviews are planned for Monday 9th December 2019.

If you have any questions regarding the role please email

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Volunteering opportunities

Volunteer Market Gardener

Salary: voluntary position
Hours: 2 days per week; approx. 6 hours per day

We are looking for someone with enthusiasm and experience in fruit and vegetable growing to join our friendly and dedicated team. Working alongside our Market Gardener, you will need to be available to volunteer regularly and have experience of planting, growing and harvesting crops.

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Please send your CV to if you are interested in getting involved.

Volunteer Kitchen Assistant

Salary: voluntary position
Hours: flexible

Are you interested in local, seasonal and organic food? Are you a keen cook looking to improve your skills or someone wanting to boost their kitchen confidence? The role is to assist in preparing, cooking and serving a range of foods and meals and will include full training and the chance to experience and learn with our Head Chef using carefully sourced ingredients from onsite and the surrounding locality.

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Please send your CV to if you are interested in getting involved.

Other voluntary opportunities

Opportunities arise across the organisation to work alongside our staff in the gardens, kitchen, office and education teams. Take a look at our Volunteer page.

Work experience

Bore Place has lots of opportunities for students and others to gain work experience. Take a look at our Work Experience page.

Website photography

We are particularly grateful to many of our volunteers and others who have contributed some stunning photos to this website including: Clore Foundation, Pippa Green, Wendy McDonnell, Andrew Johnson, David Salmon, Helen Carey, Ian Leach, Julia Bracewell, Karen Shepherdson, Rebecca Douglas, Stella Cole, Becky Baldock, Jo Sheach, Jen Sayers, Sue Potter and Sparky Palmer.

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