It is a driving requirement for this role that you have a full manual driving licence, be over 21 and have held your full driving licence for at least one year
Hours: varied – weekends included
During the summer months we provide tractor trailer rides for our visitors, groups and school sessions using our custom made 30 seater trailer.
Eligibility – All appointments are subject to:
Brogdale Collections are recruiting experienced harvest workers to help us bring in the cherries, plums, apples, pears and quince. You will join a team of workers and volunteers who cover a range of duties including picking, packing and storage.
All tasks involve manual work including working at height on ladders, lifting, bending and twisting.
As well as harvesting fruit for public sales we provide fruit for school visits, tastings, local charities and food banks.
Some roles will include driving farm vehicles, including a tractor therefore you will require a full driving licence, be over 21 and have held your full driving licence for at least 1 year.
Work is required Monday to Friday from 8.30am but for reasons of crop, weather and demand, work cannot always be promised. Pickers are paid either an hourly rate or on a piecework basis. Holiday pay is accrued for each day worked and is paid at the end of your employment.
Please check your eligibility to work in the UK first then complete the application form. We will only contact you if you are eligible to work in the UK and we have work for you.
If you would like to apply, please download and complete an application form here and return it to;
Brogdale Collections is a Kent charity that provides public access to the National Fruit Collection at Brogdale Farm, near Faversham. The National Fruit Collection is the largest collection of temperate fruits in the world. Brogdale Collections is a Charity supporting the long term sustainable future for the living collections at Brogdale Farm and providing education to the public.
Brogdale Collections charity host a season of summer events to celebrate all the fruit harvests of the National Fruit Collection.
We are looking for confident and enthusiastic events staff to help deliver the best possible experience for our visitors across our customer facing areas. These will include office administration, dealing with customer enquiries, event set up and close down, stewarding public areas, fruit picking and fruit packing all within the National Fruit Collections.
Experience in public events, hospitality or fruit harvests.
Competent in Microsoft Office suite.
Good public relations and networking skills.
Clean drivers full licence.
Excellent English literacy skills and ability to articulate self.
Able to work both in a team and individually.
So you want to be a Brogdale Guide?
As a guide at The National Fruit Collection you will work in a fabulous and fascinating environment, meeting and enjoying the company of many delightful and interesting visitors.
You will show visitors around parts of the collections as appropriate for the season and interests of the visitors. In so doing you will explain some of the background, history and geography of the NFC, what it is, why we have such collections and who looks after it.
In a typical tour you will visit areas of interest-perhaps some in full blossom early in the season or with ripe fruit to taste later on. Aspects of some fruit growing, such as choice of rootstock, pruning and spraying, are often discussed in more or less detail. On the tour it is usual to visit and consider aspects of modern and heritage varieties.
The guides at Brogdale come from many backgrounds. The range includes some who have spent their lives in the fruit growing industry to enthusiastic amateurs from many walks of life. What they have in common is a passion for the NFC and its aims. None of them can know everything but there is a willingness to keep learning and to share their knowledge and expertise. Indeed, an important part of a new guides induction is to join a guide as he/she conducts visitors on tours around the collections.
If you want to get involved with supporting the work Brogdale Collections does then we want to hear from you!