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FANCY YOURSELF AS... STEADING, HUT + HOUSE-KEEPER PA R T T I M E


WHAT IS GUARDSWELL…? Guardswell Farm, based bet ween Kinnaird and Abernyte in Per ths h i r e ( P H 14 9 Q Z ) , i s a h i l l t o p f a r m s h a r e d w i t h t h o s e w h o w a n t to step away from hustle and bustle, and throw themselves into a l i f e a l i t t l e s l o w e r , a n d a l i t t l e c he e r i e r. We l o v e re l a x e d a n d f u n events and weddings- packed full of family and friends, old vases filled with contorted branches, plates piled high with locally grown food and munching on midnight pizza from the wood oven. We have accommodation to suit the modern world escapee - 3 huts and 3 houses (sleeping 30 in total)- perfect for those who fancy themselves running a micro-farm, switching off from their digital d e p e n d e n c e a n d t a k i n g a d e e p b re a t h o f P e r t h s h i re a i r. We are a small, mainly family based, team- who are pret t y laid back and want to build “work” into our lifest yle. We are looking to grow our team this year- including this role, Part Time House keeper W H E R E D O E S G U A R D SW E L L WA N T TO G O … ? We are so bursting with ideas, and we’re now at a point where we can’t do it all ourselves and need a bit of a helping hand. We want to have monthly suppers supporting local producers, brunches, inspiring speakers, hands on outdoor workshops and cosy craft courses. We want to invite urban and rural school children to enjoy the farm and reconnect with nature, we want to grow more of our own food, raise more of our own livestock and focus more heavily on how we care for the soil, the farm and the flora and fauna within that. WHAT IS THE JOB… ? We are looking for someone who LOVES keeping places looking awesome. Someone who has a mad desire to organise, to put things back into their “place” and spots the most miniscule little smudges on skirting boards. We have quite a mix of dif ferent buildings at Guardswell- all with s l i g h t l y d i f f e r e n t r e q u i r e m e n t s . Th e S t e a d i n g h a s l a r g e e x p a n s e s of space, lovely clean white walls alongside dusty stone walls, and we love to have big parties in there (although we are always surprised by how clean it is af ter wards- touch wood). We have a mixture of Houses and Huts on the farm- that are let out during events, but mainly to people who just want to escape their busy mad lives, have a digital free few days, and watch the world go by. Our accommodation is scat tered over the farm, and some of it is off-grid, so we’ve found some prett y inventive ways of keeping the huts and houses spotless. We only use eco-cleaning products- so no nast y hacks or rashes on your hands!


BUT WHO ARE YOU…? Yo u r e a l l y d o c a r e a b o u t t h e l i t t l e d e t a i l s , a n d n a t u r a l l y s w a y t o wards being a prett y tidy and organised person yourself in your own life. But you also love the outdoors, you want a job thats a little bit varied- and you are also prett y physically active (one of our huts is up a hill), and mopping the Cattle Court is an upper body workout in itself (no need to pay for a gym membership). Yo u l o v e b e i n g p a r t o f a t e a m - a n d c a n h o p e f u l l y g e t i n v o l v e d in our general shenanigans. But you also like a lit tle flexibilit y. Th e r e a r e o b v i o u s l y t i m e s w h e n t h e j o b j u s t n e e d s t o b e d o n e - b u t this can have a reasonable element of flexibilit y with regards to whether you want to do it within normal hours- or you just love getting up at 5am and you want to be done by mid- morning! However, you are also happy to work independently and with re s p o n s i b i l i t y. Th e S t e a d i n g , H u t s + H o u s e s w i l l b e y o u r b a b i e s - a n d they need to stay top of their game. WHAT ELSE MIGHT YOU LIKE…? Yo u l o v e a n i m a l s ( o u r d o g s a r e i n t h e o f f i c e ) , a n d d o n ’ t m i n d g e t ting a bit mucky sometimes (donkeys occasionally escape, hands get dirt y)- but you ensure that its spotless after the muck. Th i s r o l e h a s a c e r t a i n “ t i c k l i s t ” o f t h i n g s t h a t h a v e t o b e achieved, and there are definitely days that require you to be on s i t e . Th i s r o l e r e q u i r e s a m i x t u r e o f w e e k e n d a n d w e e k d a y w o r k . R E S P O N S I B I L I T I E S ( O R S O M E O F T H E M A N Y WAY ) … - Accommodation change overs - Cleaning of Steading - Cleaning of Office Spaces WHEN? We t h i n k t h i s ro l e w i l l b e a p p ro x i m a t e l y 10 h o u r s p e r w e e k , w i t h some weeks being more and some being less, but a minimum number of contracted hours will be worked out prior to role commencement. Th e r o l e w i l l r e q u i r e a p p r o x i m a t e l y 4 h r s e v e r y S u n d a y ( i n i t i a l cleans of accommodation, stripping beds, cleaning the Steading space after events and any Sunday change overs). Approximately 4hrs during the week- helping turn around accommodation for the week ahead, same day change overs (between 12 - 2 ) , s t r i p p i n g b e d s a n d c l e a n i n g o u r o f f i c e s p a c e s . R o t a w i l l b e issued 2 weeks in advance.


Occasional Saturday hours, depending on accommodation bookings- with rota being given at least 2 weeks in advance. Plus, holiday cover (dates known well in advance) + possibility of extra shifts based on how busy the farm is. Th i s r o l e w i l l w o r k d i r e c t l y w i t h o u r H e a d o f H o u s e k e e p i n g - h o w ever, often the work will be done independently- particularly at weekends when you may be lone working. REQUIREMENTS? - - - - - -

Must be relatively local to Guardswell- we think a maximum of 30minutes Be up for a housekeeping adventure - we will train you to drive an of f-road buggy. Driving license and own car essential- or bike if you live a little closer Some housekeeping experience would be awesome particularly high end hotel/luxury market Yo u m u s t b e s u p e r f r i e n d l y , a n d k e e n t o b e p a r t o f t h e t e a m as a whole - as you will come in contact with guests- so we want you to love Guardswell as much as we do. References welcomed.

R e c k o n y o u f a n c y b e i n g p a r t o f Te a m G u a r d s w e l l … ? I f s o , p l e a s e send something (a diagram, a video, a CV, maybe even a poemwhatever you feel will show us who you are) to... hello@guardswell.co.uk and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible. We are looking for someone to star t as soon as possible! Can you help us? Part time, hourly position, £9ph. Head on over to our website www.guardswell.co.uk, or our Instagram account @guardswellfarm to get more of a feel. Guardswell Farm Kinnaird Inchture Perthshire P H 14 9 Q Z

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PART TIME STEADING, HUT + HOUSEKEEPER  

We are looking for someone who LOVES keeping places looking awesome. Someone who has a mad desire to organise, to put things back into their...

PART TIME STEADING, HUT + HOUSEKEEPER  

We are looking for someone who LOVES keeping places looking awesome. Someone who has a mad desire to organise, to put things back into their...

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