Job vacancies and voluntary opportunities

Current job vacancies

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Garden Therapist part-time (Maternity cover)

We are looking for an experienced gardener to work in our organic market garden, alongside the full-time market gardener, to link the work and tasks in the garden with our therapeutic project, Grow to Grow. Grow to Grow supports young people who are facing challenges and the market garden provides an environment where they come, work, learn and grow.

We need someone to work Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, from September 1 2018 to 30 April 2019.

See Job Description for more detail. An application form is available is here

Closing date:
Monday 9 July

Interviews to be arranged week commencing Monday 16 July.

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

Laundry Assistant

Salary: Up to £16,000 full time equivalent
Fixed hours: 20 hours per week, suggested 10am-2pm Mon-Fri or 10am-3pm Mon-Thurs (can be negotiated)

We are looking for a laundry assistant to join our housekeeping team. We have an onsite laundry room to service our historic venue, which hosts a number of client events and weddings. The role will require the processing of all linen including pressing and management of stock. You will need to be physically fit to load the washing machine and dryer, and operate the press. From time to time, you may be required to help with other housekeeping duties.

Training and PPE will be provided. Previous experience is preferable.

To apply, please send your CV to Louise Pople  01732 463255

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


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.

Please send us your CV if you are interested in getting involved.

Advert   Job Description

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.

Please send us your CV if you are interested in getting involved.

Advert   Job Description

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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