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Visit the Orangery Tea Room
<p>The Orangery Tea Room is open for Cream Teas and delicious cakes</p>

The Orangery Tea Room is open for Cream Teas and delicious cakes

<p>Stay at Ashburnham Place in our en-suite accommodation</p>

Stay at Ashburnham Place in our en-suite accommodation

<p>Experience and discover Ashburnham Place. Watch the videos.</p>

Experience and discover Ashburnham Place. Watch the videos.

<p>A look at the history of Ashburnham Place</p>

A look at the history of Ashburnham Place

What people say
What people say

Our church weekend was the best we have had for years. The location, the facilities and the staff were outstanding. We can't wait to come back next year.
REVD TONY HARTFORD

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Guest Service Supervisor (Paid Position)

  • Leading the foodservice, House and Orangery teams
     
  • Passion for good customer service
     
  • Undertaking Duty Management shifts
     
  • Able to motivate a volunteer team
An opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and experienced individual to join the team at Ashburnham Place as a Guest Service Supervisor.

Ashburnham Place has provided loving hospitality to thousands of guests for over 60 years. We seek to provide the warmest of welcomes and high levels of care to all our guests, creating an environment where people can relax, rest and be refreshed.

The role involves assisting the Guest Service Manager and supporting the guest service team to develop and deliver excellent service to our guests across the bedroom and food service functions. This includes cleaning and preparation of our bedrooms, meeting rooms, public areas and dining rooms for the enjoyment of our guests. We are looking for someone that has a passion to deliver the highest levels of customer service, has an attention for detail and a desire to lead and motivate a volunteer team whilst on duty.

The candidate will have some experience of customer service in the hospitality sector and be willing to learn about all elements of the position specific to Ashburnham Place.

The role is 40 hours per week and includes evenings and weekends. Salary details available on request. This is a fixed-term role for 36 months.

Closing Date: Thursday 24th September 2020

Candidates must be available for interview week commencing Monday 28th September

For more details please contact Daniel Carrasco - daniel.carrasco@ashburnham.org.uk or 01424 892230

Permaculture Intern (Voluntary position)

  • Great training opportunity
     
  • One year internship, from October 2020
     
  • Learn Foundations for Farming principles
A new and exciting opportunity to train in the Walled Kitchen Garden at Ashburnham Place, Battle, East Sussex. This 150-year-old space is flourishing, producing a wide range of fruit, vegetables, eggs and meat using regenerative agriculture.

All vegetables are grown naturally using our own compost on a double-cropping basis with minimum soil disturbance. We utilise inside and outside growing spaces and extended growing seasons using natural heat from hotbeds. We follow Foundations for Farming Principles of On Time, To Standard, With Little Or No Waste, With Joy and are partnered with A ROCHA UK. We have strong relationships with the chefs we supply and individual customers through our veg box scheme.

You will learn how to sow, plant, tend, weed, grow and harvest naturally whilst deepening your understanding of the soil matrix and the critical role carbon plays.

You will also be involved with rearing, movement, care and husbandry of chickens and lambs and the importance of animals in soil regeneration. We are looking for hard-working individuals who are willing to serve, eager to learn, dependable and keen to take on new challenges who will reap the rewards of being part of our family; a widely experienced small dynamic team, within a larger residential community.

* Internship starts October 2020, running until September 2021
* No previous experience required
* Must be at least 18 years of age at the start of the internship
* Training and tasks undertaken 5 days per week
* Room and all meals provided

The official close date for this internship has now passed and interviews are taking place, but if you feel this might be the right opportunity for you at another time or you'd like to talk to Nick Heasman do email him on nick.heasman@ashburnham.org.uk and share your contact details. He will then get in touch with you.

Visit the Orangery Tea Room
Visit the Orangery Tea Room
<p>The Orangery Tea Room is open for Cream Teas and delicious cakes</p>

The Orangery Tea Room is open for Cream Teas and delicious cakes

<p>Stay at Ashburnham Place in our en-suite accommodation</p>

Stay at Ashburnham Place in our en-suite accommodation

<p>Experience and discover Ashburnham Place. Watch the videos.</p>

Experience and discover Ashburnham Place. Watch the videos.

<p>A look at the history of Ashburnham Place</p>

A look at the history of Ashburnham Place

What people say
What people say

Our church weekend was the best we have had for years. The location, the facilities and the staff were outstanding. We can't wait to come back next year.
REVD TONY HARTFORD