Jobs available at Churchtown Farm

Sorry - No jobs available

We don't currently have any jobs advertised but we are always interested in hearing from people who would like to join the team at Churchtown Farm.

 We normally recruit in the late winter to start in the spring or late summer to start in the autumn but you can send your details at any time if you want to be considered for a job in the future.

All applicants must be eligible to work in the UK for at least 6 months.

Accommodation 

Accommodation is provided in a shared house, there is a statutory weekly deduction per person of £63.70 for a single room or £42.47 each. for a double room.  We can house individuals or couples provided both people work full-time at Churchtown Farm. We don't allow pets but you can often borrow a dog to take on a walk. 

Pay

Any positions advertised are full time, 40 hours per week over 6 days and your pay will be at least £10.50/hr if you are over 21yrs.

Your initial contract will be for 6 months but there is often scope for this to be extended.

We are very busy in December and March when you might be asked to work longer hours for short periods. Please be aware we don't give leave over the Christmas period.

Working at Churchtown Farm

The farm is organised into three areas, some jobs will cover more than one area

1. 'Office' - Dealing directly with customers taking their orders via the phone and internetand other office based tasks. Complete fluency in written and spoken English is essential. 

2. 'Shed' - Packing flowers and preparing flowers and materials for packing and tying,

3.  'Outside' - Flower picking and a variety of jobs around the farm including cultivations, gardening and looking after our small beef herd.

Office and shed worker

You will be taking orders for flowers over the phone and processing orders, therefore you must be totally fluent in English and have GCSE English Language grade 5+ / C+ or equivalent. You will also be working in the packing shed processing flowers, packing flower orders and occasionally helping with picking flowers and other general farm work.

Shed worker - flower packer

You will be working mainly in the packing shed grading and packing flowers to fulfil orders. At times you may also have to work with the field team, picking flowers, making hay or general gardening. A reasonable level of spoken English so that you can follow instructions and ask questions is required.

Field worker - flower picker

You will be mostly picking flowers as well as carrying out other fieldwork, such as making hay, cutting hedges and helping look after our small cattle herd. This is all hard physical work and therefore you need to be physically fit. At times you will also be asked to work in the packing shed helping with jobs associated with packing the flowers. A reasonable level of spoken English so that you can follow instructions and ask questions is required.

General information for all jobs

Experience of similar farm or customer service work would be preferable and a clean UK valid driver’s license is of great interest to us but not essential. We also have two holiday cottages so experience of housekeeping is also desirable.

How to apply

If you are interested in applying for work at Churchtown Farm please do the following:

a) Have a good look around at our website, find out where the Isles of Scilly are and make sure you have the relevant qualifications. Our induction information for new team members might be useful, click here to read it.
b) Be able to show that you are eligible to work in the UK for at least 6 months. 
c) Email [email protected] with your CV and an introduction explaining why you should be considered for the job. 

We will acknowledge your application within 3 working days as long as the above has been completed. 

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