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Housekeeper and Guest Support Team Member

Hours: 20 hours a week to be worked flexibly

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 hello@boreplace.org 

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

Garden Maintenance Team Member

We have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic individual looking to gain experience working as part of a team looking after the gardens of the Bore Place estate and to assist in the maintenance tasks of our onsite partner, Free Range Glamping.

The layout of Bore Place includes many different garden areas, and maintenance of these areas will include. weeding, raking, edging, and hoeing. You may have the opportunity to learn mechanical skills using battery-operated strimmers & hedge cutter, after relevant training.

Site tidiness is important to staff and visitors both for aesthetic and safety purposes and keeping on top of this includes including litter picking, ensuring gates are closed, safety checks and site walks looking out for any potential hazards.

We host several school groups at Bore Place and another aspect of this role will be to tidy away outside equipment and resources after educational activities and after school clubs, communicating with the Education Team to ensure they are best able to deliver successful learning experiences.

Site upkeep duties such as staining treating garden furniture, garden tool maintenance and organisation to keep our venue running smoothly and assistance with this will be a part of this role.

Emptying bins and sorting rubbish, cardboard, and glass for recycling is important to ensure we deliver on our promise to minimise our environmental impact on the beautiful world we live in.

Working safely is paramount here at Bore Place and you will be expected to ensure that you are following our Health & Safety policies for the benefit of all site users. Relevant training will be given on a range of tasks to ensure you understand and can follow these guidelines

We partner with multiple external businesses who work on-site and assisting our Glampsite manager to stack wood for the glamping pitches, empty and clean composting toilets and mowing and strimming of Glampsite areas will be part of this role approximately one day a week (Friday).

Our organisation has a remit to support young people to gain the life and work skills they need in order to secure long-term employment. We will support you with bespoke training centred around you as an individual.

How to apply
This role is part of the government’s Kickstart scheme, with roles available to anybody aged 16-24 and in receipt of Universal Credit. Applications can be submitted by visiting/contacting your local jobcentre and speaking to your Work Coach, referencing the job title.

Guest Services Team Member

We have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic individual looking to gain experience working as part of a busy housekeeping team. The role at Bore Place is to enable the smooth running of the variety of events we host.

Every event starts and finishes with the housekeeping team. This includes setting up equipment such as tables and chairs and tidying them away after use. You will work as a team to get our properties ready for our guests and identify equipment that might be required in order to have a successful event or stay here, that is well-run and delivers over and above their expectations.

The daily cleaning of our premises is vitally important so that every guest’s hygiene, safety and sense of wellbeing is ensured, the duties will include sweeping, mopping, washing up, and cleaning of bathrooms and toilets. We use only eco-friendly cleaning products so you will develop an understanding of how to clean responsibly with an eye for the environment.

Preparation is key to maximising the efficiency of working, so stocking up supplies of cleaning products, toilet rolls, hand towels and topping up soap and sanitisers will be a part of this role too.

We operate our own in-house laundry room services including the collection of dirty linen, as well as sorting, washing, drying, folding, and pressing. You will play a key role in helping us to coordinate this service with an opportunity to learn a range of skills including linen management and pressing.

Some of our events include catering and food service and there may be the opportunity to assist with this. You would gain food safety training and learn how we implement our food policy to deliver maximum client satisfaction.

Emptying bins and sorting rubbish, cardboard, and glass for recycling is important to ensure we deliver on our promise to minimise our environmental impact on the beautiful world we live in.

Working safely is paramount here at Bore Place and you will be expected to ensure that you are following our Health & Safety policies for the benefit of all site users. Relevant training will be given on a range of tasks to ensure you understand and can follow these guidelines.

Our organisation has a remit to support young people to gain the life and work skills they need in order to secure long-term employment. We will support you with bespoke training centred around you as an individual.

How to apply
This role is part of the government’s Kickstart scheme, with roles available to anybody aged 16-24 and in receipt of Universal Credit. Applications can be submitted by visiting/contacting your local jobcentre and speaking to your Work Coach, referencing the job title.

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 xmetske@hotmail.com - and tell 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 will be recruiting again for 2022. 


Volunteering opportunities

Volunteer Gardener

Salary: voluntary position
Hours: Tuesdays, 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. 

Please contact volunteering@boreplace.org if you are interested in getting involved.

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 (https://www.gov.uk/driving-a-minibus)  - we can support you to apply for any relevant licences or permits you may need and can provide full training.  

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 volunteering@boreplace.org 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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