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Posted: 20 Apr 2023
Deadline: 4 Jun 2023
Compensation: £25,000-£35,000 per year
Paid Full-time Fixed term / contract
Keythorpe Hall is looking for a Head Grower to join the team. We grow amazing produce using organic methods in a restored 2 acre Victorian walled garden. We focus on heritage and unusual varieties of fruit and vegetables that our head chef will work with to produce menus for our guests and also selling excess produce to local customers and restaurants. We also grow and sell cut flowers and are an active member of Flowers from the Farm. https://www.flowersfromthefarm.co.uk/members/keythorpe-walled-garden/
The position is available for a permanent position, and/or the growing season, for an immediate start. Variable hours/shifts which may include weekend working.
The position will report to our Head Gardener, Claudio Bincoletto, who is a trained ethnobotanist and wild food expert, and will require constant communication with our head chef Bent Varming (formerly worked at the London restaurants Lyle’s and St.John and the Dusty Knuckle Bakery) We are passionate about sustainability and are looking to build a great team.
You will require your own reliable transport, as public transport is extremely limited.
Main tasks of the role:
Please see our Instagram @keythorpe_hall or http://www.keythorpehall.co.uk for more information.
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About Keythorpe Hall
Keythorpe Hall is a beautiful country house and gardens near the village of Tugby, on the Leicestershire/ Rutland border. We cater for short stays and offer a gastronomic farm to fork experience. We grow fruit, vegetables and flowers in our 2 acre walled garden and work with local farms and other artisan producers.