Are you keen to work on an active Estate in property and woodland maintenance?
Do you have attention to detail and are keen to get a job done well?
Do you have skills in fixing, repairing and maintaining estate items?
Are you looking to apply your skillset to a busy, forward-thinking rural estate business?
Are you enthusiastic about the environment and sustainability?
Boconnoc Estate is situated just outside Lostwithiel, Cornwall. Since the days of the Domesday Book, people have inhabited this beautiful tract of Cornwall—and the estate itself is alive with centuries of history.
Sitting at the heart of the estate is Boconnoc House and cottages which, after 12 years of dedicated refurbishment by the late Anthony Fortescue and his wife Elizabeth, now represent the heights of Cornish luxury. With Georgian architecture, beautiful countryside, and buzzing fairs, festivals, and busy events calendar, Boconnoc captures all the enchantment and beauty of Cornwall.
Boconnoc is a busy, vibrant, forward-thinking rural estate. In addition to the estate’s accommodation, retreats, and weddings business, the estate has extensive farming and woodland operations, a number of let properties (both residential and agricultural), renovation projects, forestry schemes and ambitious environmental targets.
Trustees, Land Agents and a General Manager oversee the operations management of the business and the family are closely involved.
About this role
Based on the beautiful Boconnoc Estate, we are looking for a General Estate Worker to help with the day to day maintenance and upkeep of the house, holiday cottages and the wider estate. The role is a permanent full-time contract, with a competitive salary of £20,000 per annum depending on experience. Subsidised rent can be available for the right candidate with a property let on the Estate.
This is a unique opportunity to work and potentially live on a busy thriving Estate. The applicant will need to be organised, conscientious and eager to learn and develop. The applicant should also have genuine shared interest for Boconnoc’s vision and core objectives.
Our Core Objectives
To provide a place of sanctuary and celebration
To create events that transform, educate or inspire those that visit
To always do what is right for the environment and soil
To keep tradition and history alive whilst embracing innovation
To be of benefit to the wider community in the surrounding area
To change lives through advancing spiritual, emotional and physical health
To be a financially sustainable business
Purpose of this role:
To provide maintenance support to the Estate;
To understand and work in woodland maintenance;
Key responsibilities include (but are not limited to):
If you’re intrigued and excited by what you’ve read so far, we would love to hear from you. To apply please email the General Manager, Heather Redmond at email@example.com with answers to the questions below in a cover letter and attach your CV.
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Closing date for applications – Thursday 9th December
If you are interested in this role please do apply before the closing date as we may close it early if we find the right candidate.