Work at Tregothnan, Employment Opportunities

We are recruiting, apply today:

Job title Woodsman
Salary Relevant to experience and knowledge.
Location Tregothnan Estate, Truro, Cornwall
Contract Permanent Position. 39 hours per week
We are currently looking for a motivated and enthusiastic individual to join our small woodland team, based at Tregothnan.
The 600 hectares of Estate woodlands are situated in one of the most beautiful areas of the UK, and have been managed by the same family since the early 1300’s.
The work will be varied and cover all aspects of woodland operations. Experience in tree management and woodland work would be an advantage, however training will be available for the right individual in order to fulfil their full potential within the woodland team.

Please contact the Forestry and Woodland Manager on 01872 520008 or for more information.
Closing date for applications 13th February 2015. Interviews w/c 23rd February.
CV and covering letter to include / identify your life skills and experience that you have to date and what you can bring to the Tregothnan Estate both now and in the future.

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.