Job vacancies and voluntary opportunities

Current job vacancies 2017

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Commonwork Organic Farms Ltd

Herdsperson (full time)

Salary: competitive

Bore Place is home to Commonwork Organic Farms Ltd, a 218 ha organic dairy farm owned by the Commonwork Trust, an educational charity employing a team of 35 staff. The farm is at the heart of the organisation and comprises a 240 cow dairy herd with 110 youngstock. We have plans in place to develop the farm and are looking for a Herdsperson to join our team to enable us to achieve this.

Role overview

  • Milking, AI, calving, calf rearing, tractor driving, grassland management
  • Overseeing and directing relief staff
  • You will be involved in all aspects of the business including day to day decision making, grass allocation, vet visits and record keeping
  • Training will be provided where applicable to give you the tools to perform at the highest level
  • This is an excellent long term opportunity for a person with a good, honest attitude to join a friendly team within a progressive business.

You can download the job description and application form here:

Full advert (pdf)   Job Description (pdf)

For further information contact Alistair Laing, mob 07522 141106

To apply please send your CV and a covering letter to Becky Baldock - email: tel: 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 (pdf)   Job Description (pdf)   Application form (word docx)

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 (pdf)   Job Description (pdf)   Application form (word docx)

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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