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Upper Vobster Farm

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We’re looking for people, who are committed and dedicated to their work and take a pride and responsibility for their role, to combine in a small team to look after and care for our 60 acre estate in North Somerset. The roles include tending to our self-catering properties, supporting visiting guests and assisting with events. All roles will have budgetary and operational responsibility to take our farm to new levels in our growing hospitality business.

These are full time permanent and evolving positions including a mix of weekends and bank holidays. Pay will depend on experience.

You will be working on, looking after and ensuring the wellbeing of all aspects of the farm, the woodlands, the properties, gardens and our animals and flock of North Ronaldsay sheep. Knowledge of trees, gardens, flowers, shrubs, wild-flower meadows, hedges, fencing, ponds and streams is part of the job.

Estate Manager

To lead a small team. Your background and qualifications will include extensive experience and understanding of the countryside and gardening as well as machinery maintenance.

This is an opportunity to take on a key role in our development. Certificates for chainsaw, pesticide and tractor use are a requirement as is a full driving licence and basic DBS.

Duties include all paperwork for DEFRA, grant claims and fulfilment, budgetary control and purchasing, working with the Operations Manager.

Forester Estate Worker

Reporting to the Estate Manager you will be part of the team caring for the Estate. You will have a background as a forester and experience of working on the land and gardening.

A qualification in landscape or countryside management is essential and certificates for chainsaw and tractor use are a requirement as is a full driving licence and basic DBS.

Operations Manager

For someone who works with love, care and quality and will value being in a beautiful space. Liaising and communicating with us and to be our right hand person with overall financial responsibility.

Promoting and marketing the business, overseeing the smooth running and maintenance of all properties, event management, general administrative duties, bookings, guest experience and service, health and safety, supervising housekeeping, ensuring standards, rosters and recruiting and training new staff.

Computer skills, the ability to support and delegate, work under pressure, attention to detail, flexibility, adaptability, being proactive and aware of all that is happening, excellent customer skills, love of hospitality and above all a sense of humour and plenty of energy.

Please contact Michael or Tricia by email to reception@uppervobsterfarm.co.uk and visit our website

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