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<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

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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

Regenerative Agriculture Internship (Voluntary)

  • Animal Rearing and movement
  • Partners with A Rocha
  • Learn Foundations for Farming principles
  • Care and husbandry of chickens
An exciting residential opportunity based within the walled Kitchen Garden in a 220-acre faith-based community at Ashburnham Place in East Sussex.

We operate a minimum tillage garden with a focus on soil biology influenced by Foundations for Farming, Charles Dowding, Richard Perkins and Elaine Ingham. 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.

We utilise inside and outside growing spaces, natural heat from hotbeds, orchards and laying hens within our rotations. Produce is grown for our ‘veg box’ scheme, onsite local Farmer’s Market and conference centre.

You will be involved with rearing, movement, care and husbandry of chickens and the importance of animals in soil regeneration.
We are partners with A Rocha and have additional projects on site including permaculture. 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 Kitchen Garden family; a widely experienced small dynamic team, within a larger residential community.

Reasonable physical health is required as many tasks in the garden is physically demanding.

* Minimum age 18
* Internship starts from October 2021 - minimum 3-month commitment required
* Training and tasks undertaken 5 days per week
* Room and all meals provided
* Applications must be received by Sunday 5th September 2020 and must be available for interview week commencing Monday 13th September 2020.

For further information, for an application form or to arrange a visit please email nick.heasman @ ashburnham.org.uk

Chef de partie (Paid Position)

  • Be willing to work in all areas of the kitchen
  • Be passionate about producing good food and have a desire to learn new skills
  • Minimum of 2-3 years experience as a Kitchen Assistant/ Commis Chef
  • Able to maintain health, safety and hygiene standards in the kitchen
The Ashburnham Christian Trust welcomes thousands of guests each year to the beautiful Ashburnham Place.

We are looking for, an exceptional highly motivated individual, who will have a passion for creating beautiful, wholesome food for our guests and on site community. An upbeat ‘can do’ attitude and is able to work to a high level of professionalism. The individual will play a key role in helping the Trust develop its food offer, which we see as being central to the Hospitality we give our guests.

The position may come with single person accommodation.

For more details, please contact the Executive Chef by emailing: james.kirby@ashburnham.org.uk or our Finance and HR Manager Domi.Lyan@ashburnham.org.uk together with your CV.



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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