Job vacancies and voluntary opportunities

Current job vacancies

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Apprentice/Middle Year Student - General Farm Worker

Salary: dependent on experience

Are you looking for an apprenticeship position or middle year placement? We are committed to supporting an apprentice/student to develop the skills they need to complete their learning whilst working as a valuable member of our Farm team. Accommodation is available on site. Full training and support will be provided to assist on the job learning. We will take an active interest in your studies and work to provide you with the full range of experience you need to complete your studies wherever possible.

Job Description

For more information or to discuss the role, please contact Alistair Laing (Farm Manager) 07522 141106 or

Housekeeper / Guest Assistant

Salary: Up to £18,000 full time equivalent

Hours: 20 hours per week, need to be flexible and able to work evenings and weekends when required. Shifts vary throughout the year.

This diverse role will involve you working with colleagues to carry out housekeeping, cleaning and laundry duties at our short stay venue, as well as provide hosting and catering support for our guests. You will need to be flexible and able to work evenings and weekends when required. If you enjoy housekeeping and cleaning, have a good attention to detail and would enjoy supporting our guests during their stay we would love to hear from you.

Training will be provided. Previous experience is preferable.

Full advert   Job Description

To apply, please send your CV to Becky Baldock 01732 463255


Volunteer Market Gardener

Salary: voluntary position

Hours: 2 days per week; 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.

You can download the full advert, job description and application form here:

Advert   Job Description   Application form

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.

You can download the full advert, job description and application form here:

Advert   Job Description   Application form

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

Opportunities arise across the organisation for people to gain related 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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