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Blackwood's Cheese - Maturation Assistant - Part Time Affineur 

We are looking for someone to join our growing business and assist with the maturation of our cheese.

Learning as you go, the job will involve working closely with our cheese makers to help our cheese reach their full potential. Turning and washing cheese will make up the bulk of job. Learning and understanding the role that temperature and humidity play during maturation and their impact on microbial diversity (ie flavor) will be key. You will also be expected to help in other parts of the business, such as packing and cleaning. 

Based at our dairy in Chiddingstone, the job will start with 3 half shifts per week, including one weekend shift,  with a view to expand as we produce more cheese. 

The role will suit someone with a keen eye for detail, an interest in food and science and the ability to stay motivated during repetitive tasks. 

Pay will begin at the national living wage.

To apply please send an email titled Part Time Affineur to with a brief description of why you're the person for the job as well as a copy of your CV. Without all these requirement your application will not be considered. 

Applications for this position will close Friday September 4th.

Sessional Learning Tutors

We are looking for enthusiastic sessional tutors to join our education team, delivering experiential outdoor learning programmes including for visiting schools, SEND groups, school holiday programmes and community and visitor groups.

Please call Julie Easy for an informal chat about the role: 01732 463255.

Volunteering opportunities

Volunteer Gardener

Salary: voluntary position
Hours: Mondays, approx 6 hours 

We are looking for volunteers with enthusiasm for gardening to join our friendly and dedicated team. Working alongside our Caretaker, you will need to be available to volunteer regularly and have experience of mowing, general garden maintenance, weeding and bed work. 

Job Description

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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