Occasional cooks/chefs wanted

We occasionally require self-employed vegetarian cooks/chefs to provide meals for our guests on our residential courses and retreats. The numbers of participants for catering vary from 12 to 35. If you are interested please contact Denise Scribbins, House Manager

Tel: 01803 732583 


Apprentice gardener vacancy

We have a vacancy for an apprentice gardener to join our team to assist in the upkeep and management of the ornamental and production gardens and orchard. Depending on the time of year, a typical day will involve watering, harvesting, weeding, planting, as well as general garden maintenance. Each day the team works on a task which could range from growing vegetables to cutting grass, to planting and pruning a specific area of the gardens. You will be working alongside our team of volunteers which includes special needs visitors.

Working week: 8.30am – 4.30pm 4 days per week, will include some weekend work. 30 hours a week. £2.68 per hour.

Duration of the apprenticeship: Up to 12 months. You will be working towards achieving a level 2 apprenticeship in Horticulture, with future prospects including progressing onto an advanced apprenticeship and increased prospects of a job in the industry.

You will be trained in the workplace alongside your usual duties and will attend Bicton College for block weeks of training, approximately every 8 weeks. You will work towards achieving a level 2 apprenticeship in Horticulture, including a competency qualification, a knowledge qualification, an employee rights and responsibilities qualification and functional skills as needed. 

The current National Minimum Wage (NMW) for apprentices is £2.68 per hour. This applies to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged over 19 in the first year of their apprenticeship. This placement is rural so you will need to advise us as to how you will get to work.

To apply for this Apprenticeship, please contact Katherine Sealy 

Tel: 01395 562436



Get in touch

If you would like to know more about the information on this page, please contact:

Tel: 01803 732708

Address: The Sharpham Trust, Sharpham House, Ashprington, Totnes, Devon TQ9 7UT