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Executive Assistant

25 hours over 5 days

£24,000 FTE | £16,000 pro-rata

We are looking to recruit an Executive Assistant who shares our mission and core values and can demonstrate the highest standards in all aspects of their work. This is an exciting opportunity to help support our Chief Executive to make a positive impact and to deliver the strategic and operational priorities of the organisation. This is a diverse role from booking meetings to governance tasks to providing HR administrative support. 

Bore Place is an educational and environmental charity situated in a glorious countryside location, near to Sevenoaks and Tonbridge. Our mission is to enhance the planet in all that we do, to inspire people to live and work sustainably and lead happy and fulfilling lives. We provide a unique venue, educational programmes for young people, public activities and courses and a site that is open to all. 

You will be an exceptional Executive Assistant who is highly organised, with strong written and verbal communication skills, excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate persuasively at all levels in a professional and confident manner. You will be a team player with a keen eye for detail and excellent problem-solving skills. You will also need to be comfortable working independently. This role is best suited to those with a can-do attitude and the commitment and drive to deliver against deadlines with agility and efficiency. 

Bore Place is at an exciting point in its development. With a refreshed strategy to take us to our 50th year in 2027, good reserves and funding for development, we are aiming to expand the work of the charity and welcome more people to Bore Place. We have a strong management and staff team and a committed Board who are all excited about the next phase in our growth and development. The role will join a friendly, dedicated team that is passionate about our agenda, and you will have access to training, development opportunities, and wellbeing support.  

Bore Place Strategic Plan

To apply please complete the application form and return to

The deadline for receipt of applications is Wednesday 1st June at 10am.

Sessional Tutors

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

The hourly rate is £10.90-£15.28 depending on the role.

To apply please complete an application form and send it to

Laundry and Housekeeping Support Team Member - maternity cover

Hours: 20 hours a week to be worked flexibly

Salary: £9.90 per hour

Bore Place is looking for a friendly and efficient person to join us as maternity cover to help with laundry, housekeeping, cleaning of all our properties and looking after guests. Applicants should be hands-on, flexible with a positive attitude and good team skills, as well as be able to work independently to high standards. 

Please see the Job Description for further information. 

To apply please complete an application form and send it to


Housekeeper and Guest Support Team Member

Hours: 20 hours a week to be worked flexibly

Salary: £9.90 per hour

Bore Place is expanding its housekeeping team and is looking for a friendly and efficient person to join us to help with housekeeping, cleaning of all our properties, welcoming and looking after guests, food service and some basic food prep. Applicants should be hands-on, flexible with a positive attitude and good team skills, as well as being able to work to high standards with regard to cleaning and hygiene. 

Please see the Job Description for further information. 

 To apply please send the following to 

  • a letter including a statement outlining why you are suitable for this role
  • your CV including 2 details for 2 references

Bore Place Organic Market Garden

The Market Garden at Bore Place is 6½ acres (all outdoors) and supplies box schemes around Brighton and London as well as some wholefood shops. We grow a wide range of vegetables and do most of the propagating ourselves. During the season you will see and experience sowing, planting crop maintenance and harvesting.

The market garden is a medium scale veg growing business. If you want to learn about producing for wholesale on a reasonable scale and learn about the ins and outs of it, I am keen to share whatever I know and see it as a practical training opportunity as well. I can accommodate 1 person during the season and the work is paid. Please send an email to me for more information - Metske van der Laan - and tell us something about yourself and the experience you have. The search for new seasonal workers starts every year around December/January, so if you're looking for something around that time, please get in touch. 

We have found two seasonal growers for 2022. Please feel free to send your CV for future consideration. 


Volunteer Minibus Driver

We are looking for drivers to get the Bore Place Minibus on the road and help us connect with marginalised and disadvantaged communities. With your help, we can make sure groups who would otherwise miss out can come and enjoy Bore Place and take part in our activities in here.  

You must have a clean driving licence and be eligible to drive a minibus ( Training will be provided.

We would love to hear from you if you are able to commit at least two days a month to driving for us. 

Please contact 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.


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


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