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Operations and Estates Manager

Salary: up to £45,000

We are seeking a proactive and self-sufficient Operations and Estate Manager to join the growing team at Bore Place, a 500-acre organic farm estate in West Kent providing a unique venue with sustainability at its heart. The estate is home to a charity delivering programmes for young people, public and private events and courses, as well as a home for complementary rural businesses.

The purpose of this role is to deliver excellent facilities and services to all our visitors, beneficiaries and partners and to support the growth of the venue and our charitable outcomes by 40% over the next 3 years.

The Operations and Estate Manager will have outstanding leadership and analytical skills as well as a commitment to high standards and a can-do attitude that generates results, on time and to budget. The role will be responsible for the day to day running of our venue and all operational, compliance and landlord requirements for our venue, estate, properties and services. You will need to be customer-focused and have an in-depth knowledge of facilities compliance, as well as significant experience of the day to day running of a venue or equivalent business. As a growing organisation, this new role will be integral to our development and to ensuring operational efficiency across the organisation, including IT, office requirements, policies and procedures. The role will also deputise for the Director of the organisation as well as support them in developing and delivering business plans to achieve growth.
We are a people-focused organisation and are looking for a real team player with strong communication skills who can direct and manage a team of 15 staff and contractors delivering hospitality, food, gardening and maintenance services with 5 direct reports.

Values and integrity really matter to us. We are looking for somebody sympathetic to our values and aims who is comfortable promoting the overall mission of Bore Place to colleagues and visitors.

We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

Job Description   Letter to Candidates

To discuss the role please contact our Director Caroline Arnold email: or phone 01732 463255
To apply please send your CV and a covering letter outlining (with reference to the job description) the qualities, expertise and experience you feel you can offer this role to
Deadline 10:00am on Wednesday 16th October 2019
Interviews Initial phone interviews on Thursday 17th or Friday 18th October 2019.

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.

Advert   Job Description

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.

Advert   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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