Jobs

Work at Tregothnan, Employment Opportunities

We are recruiting, apply today:

Woodsman – Kent based.  Here at the Tregothnan Estate in Kent, we are currently looking for a motivated and enthusiastic individual to join the small woodland team based at Mereworth on a full time basis.

Ideally the individual will live within travelling distance of the team base at Mereworth and hold a full current driving licence.

Please call David Keeler, Head Wood Reeve mobile 07779 614890 for more information and an informal conversation.

Closing date for applications 13th October 2014

CV and covering letter to include – identify your life skills and experience that you have to date and what you have to offer to the Tregothnan Estate both now and in the future.

Mr D Keeler
Tregothnan Estate,  Kent
Weald Granary,
Seven Mile Lane,
Mereworth,
Maidstone
Kent ME18 5PZ

Bee Summit coordinator. This half day event on 11th October 2014 will draw together global experts in bees and honey at The Tregothnan Suite, Pavilion Centre, Wadebridge, Cornwall. More about the exciting initiative will be released during August. Expressions of interest to bee@tregothnan.co.uk

Volunteering There is an exciting opportunity for the right person to volunteer in the immense garden at Tregothnan. If you are looking to extend your knowledge and enhance your CV then get in touch today. A wonderful cottage may be available to rent within walking distance but own transport will be required for shopping and socialising. Please identify any skills or experience you wish to bring to Tregothnan or areas you may wish to gain experience in and likely duration of stay. Local residents also sometimes join our occassional volunteers. Email Neil here.

Chelsea Flower Show 2015

Early registration for Chelsea Flower Show guiding is open now. You will guide groups to the highlights of the show and bring alive the show to guests within the Fortnum & Mason Hospitality village. Pre agreed expenses will be paid plus free entry to the show and fine food and drink from Fortnum’s. please email us here with your CV.

Business Opportunities

Charcoal contractors – Kent based and Cornwall based We are inviting expressions of interest from contractors able to manage our charcoal operations in Kent, Cornwall or both. Tregothnan is the largest producer of English charcoal in the UK. We are looking for contractors to independently manage the production of charcoal or to supply us with charcoal. It is an all year business with stockpiling throughout the winter period.  Duties include loading of retorts, burning, packing and loading/palletising of product for onward dispatch. Tregothnan can offer purchase orders to the value of 150 tonne per annum on each independent site. The estate can offer seasoned hardwood timber predominantly oak and birch for charcoal production. We are looking for contractors with experience of woodland management and/or charcoal production with a commercial business focus. Please click here to email us.

Charcoal contractors – UK based, franchised/licensed operations We are looking for charcoal producers based across the UK to supply us with or contract manufacture English charcoal under licence from the Tregothnan Estate. Purchase orders for 150 tonne per annum can be offered to enable initial business start-up. Expertise and advice can be provided to licensees to help ensure quality and consistency of charcoal burn. Expertise and advice can be provided to install charcoal kilns and retorts. Pre-requisite and requirement to use Tregothnan Estate FSC certified timber haulage around the UK. Purchase orders can be used to help secure finance. Please click here to email us.

Tea and herbal tisane growers – internal, estate tenants only The Tregothnan Estate is looking for tenants to grow a range of herbs under contract and licence. This is an opportunity to grow tea on Tregothnan land for the Tregothnan brand of teas. Tea is rapidly expanding and increasingly specialist teas are being cultivated on Tregothnan lands, mainly in Cornwall and Kent in the UK. If you could manage a crop of one of our tisanes on Tregothnan land then please get in touch. Small or large areas of crop will be considered and support with processing and drying will be provided. Applicants with specific crop knowledge are particularly welcome. Contract growing of crops such as chocolate mint & pineapple mint may be considered.Please click here to email us.

Flower growers – Cornwall based Tregothnan is looking for local farmers and land owners to grow a range of flowers under contract and licence. Please click here to email us.