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Horticultural Seasonal Trainee

Gold Hill Organic Farm
Blandford Forum

Posted: 14 Jan 2022

Deadline: 28 Feb 2022

Compensation: £8.50 per hour for 37hrs a week, plus accommodation

Paid Traineeship Full-time Fixed term / contract

Job description

You will never be bored working and learning at Gold Hill Organic Farm. We have been established since 1987 and grow 35 different varieties and types of vegetables on one acre raised bed system, 6 acres field veg and have 9 poly tunnels. We also run a farm shop 3 days a week and sell to a wholesaler 2 days a week.

The work will involve all aspects of vegetable production and helping in the farm shop.

It will be 37hrs a week £8.60/hour April to Oct. Own space for cooking and free vegetables from the farm. I provide lunch Mon-Fri. Accomodation in a comfortable Sheppards hut.  Space in common room for cooking, washing etc.

We are looking for someone who has some experience of working outside and has practical skills. They must enjoy being in a rural setting where they have to find their own entertainment as we are not near a big town. There is plenty happening such at amateur dramatics, running/cycling/badminton clubs and a community orchestra.

Own car preferable but can use ours. Do look at our website and blog to get a picture of our life here.

Instagram: goldhillorganicfarm

Application information

Please contact Sara Cross with covering letter and CV


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About Gold Hill Organic Farm

Andrew and Sara Cross have managed the farm, sales and all the growing since 1987, and have been organic from the start. Gold Hill was one of the very first farms in the south west to gain organic status from the Soil Association. The vegetable growing area covers eight acres, with an acre of 'minimum tillage' raised beds for early and late season crops; polytunnels for sun-loving plants and winter salads; and six acres of 'field scale' veg where we grow crops like sweetcorn, leeks and brassicas