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WHAT IS GUARDSWELL…? G uardswell Farm, bas ed bet ween K inna ird a nd A b e r ny t e in Pe r t hshire ( PH 149QZ), is a h illtop f arm s h a re d wit h t hose who wa nt t o st e p a wa y f rom hustl e and bus tle, an d th row themse lv e s int o a lif e a lit t le slowe r, a nd a lit t le c he e ri e r. We lov e relaxed an d f u n e v e nt s a nd we d ding s- p a c ke d f u ll of f a mil y and frien ds , old v as es f illed w it h c ont or t e d b ra nc he s, p la t e s p ile d hig h wit h l o c al l y g rown f ood an d mun ch in g on mid nig ht p iz za f rom t he wood ov e n. We have accommodation to s uit t he mod e r n wor ld e sc a p e e - 3 hu t s a nd 3 ho use s ( s leepin g 3 0 in total)- pe r f e c t f or t hose who f a nc y t he mse lv e s r u nning a m i c ro - fa rm, s witch in g of f f rom the ir dig it a l d e p e nd e nc e a nd t a k ing a d e e p bre ath of P er th s h ire air. We are a s mall, main ly f amily ba se d , t e a m- who a re p re t t y la id b a c k a nd wa nt to bui l d “ work” in to our lif es t yle . It ’s t ime f or u s t o t a ke ou r f irst b ig st e p in addi ng to the team, an d we are l ook ing f or some one who p a ssiona t e ly t hrows the m se l ves in to doin g th at with u s… 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 burs tin g with ideas , a nd we ’re now a t a p oint whe re we c a n’ t d o it al l o urselv es an d n eed a bit of a he lp ing ha nd . We wa nt t o ha v e mont hly suppe rs s uppor tin g local produce rs, b r u nc he s, insp ir ing sp e a ke rs, ha nd s on o utdo o r works hops an d cos y cra f t c ou rse s. We w an t to in v ite urban an d rura l sc hool c hild re n t o e njoy t he f a r m a nd re c o nne ct with n ature, we wan t to g row more of ou r own f ood , ra ise more of o ur o w n liv es tock an d f ocus more he a v ily on how we c a re f or t he soil, t he f a r m and the f lora an d f aun a with in tha t . WHAT IS THE JOB… ? We are lookin g f or s omeon e who LOV ES ke e p ing p la c e s look ing a we some . So m e o ne who h as a mad des ire t o org a nise , t o p u t t hing s b a c k int o t he ir “pl ac e ” an d s pots the mos t min is c u le lit t le smu d g e s on sk ir t ing b oa rd s. We have quite a mix of dif f eren t b u ilding s a t Gu a rd swe ll- a ll wit h slig ht ly di f fe re nt requiremen ts . The Steading ha s la rg e e x p a nse s of sp a c e , lov e ly c le a n w hi te w alls alon gs ide dus t y s ton e wa lls, a nd we lov e t o ha v e b ig p a r t ie s in the re ( although we are always s u r p r ise d b y how c le a n it is a f t e r wa rd s- t ou c h w o o d) . We h av e a mixture of Hou se s a nd H u t s on t he f a r m- t ha t a re le t ou t d u ri ng e ve nts , but main ly to people who jsu t wa nt t o e sc a p e t he ir b u sy ma d liv e s, have a digital f ree f ew days , an d wa t c h t he wor ld g o b y. O u r a c c ommod a t ion is sc at te re d ov er the f arm, an d s om e of it is of f - g r id , so we ’ v e f ou nd some p re t t y i nve nti ve ways of keepin g the h u t s a nd hou se s sp ot le ss. We o nl y us e eco-clean in g produ c t s- so no na st y ha c k s or ra she s on y ou r ha nd s!


BUT WHO ARE YOU…? Yo u re ally do care about the lit tl e d e t a ils, a nd na t u ra lly swa y t owa rd s b e ing a pre t t y ti dy an d organ is ed pers on y ou rse lf in y ou r own lif e . B u t y ou a lso lov e t he o utdo o rs , you wan t a job th ats a lit t le b it v a r ie d - a nd y ou a re a lso p re t t y p hysi c al l y activ e (on e of our h uts is u p a hill) , a nd mop p ing t he C a t t le C ou r t is a n uppe r body workout in its elf (n o ne e d t o p a y f or a g y m me mb e rship ) . Yo u l o ve bein g par t of a team- a nd c a n hop e f u lly g e t inv olv e d in ou r g e ne ra l she nani gan s - we all quite like s ou p , a nd a f e w t ime s a we e k we t r y t o ha v e a so upy l un ch together. But you also like a lit t le f le xib ilit y. The re a re ob v iou sly ti m e s w hen the job jus t n eeds to b e d one - b u t t his c a n ha v e a re a sona b le e le m e nt o f f lexabilit y with regards t o whe t he r y ou wa nt t o d o it wit hin nor ma l ho urs- or you jus t lov e get tin g up a t 5 a m a nd y ou wa nt t o b e d one b y mid m o rni ng ! H o w e ver, you are als o h appy to wor k ind e p e nd a nt ly a nd wit h re p onsib ilit y. The Ste adi ng, Huts + Hous es will be y ou r b a b ie s- a nd t he y ne e d t o st a y t op of t he ir gam e . WHAT ELSE MIGHT YOU LIKE…? Yo u l o ve an imals (our dogs are i n t he of f ic e ) , a nd d on’ t mind g e t t ing a b it m uc k y sometimes (don keys occasiona lly e sc a p e , ha nd s g e t dir t y ) - b u t y ou e nsure that its s potles s af ter the mu c k . Thi s ro l e h as a cer tain “ tick lis t” of t hing s t ha t ha v e t o b e a c hie v e d , a nd t he re are de fi nitely days th at require y ou t o b e on sit e ( a lt hou g h e v e r y se c ond we e ke nd w e hos t a weddin g an d mos t of t he a c c omod a t ion is b ooke d ou t f rom the Fri da y un til the Sun day - s o m ost se c ond we e ke nd s of f , wit h some S u nd a y c hange ov ers ). Mos t Steadin g cle a ns a re M ond a ys a nd Thu rsd a ys ( wit h some e xc e pti on s ), with ch an ge ov ers for a c c ommod a t ion in b e t we e n. To st a r t of wit h, i t w i l l predomin an tly be a on e pe rson p osit ion, b u t we a re look ing a t f inding a fe w “freelan ce” hous ekeepers too, t o c a ll u p on a t b u sy t ime s- a nd p e r ha p s a c o upl e of Work-Aways !! 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 ) … -

Ac c o mmodation ch an ge ov ers C l e ani n g of Steadin g S to c k takes M anag emen t of lin en D e e p clean s when required (s tora g e , of f ic e sp a c e s e t c )

WHEN? We thi nk th is role will be approx ima t e ly 32 hou rs p e r we e k , wit h some b e ing m o re an d s ome bein g les s . Mainly we e k d a ys, wit h t he od d S u nd a y c ha ng e ov e r ( fro m 12n oon un til 2 pm). We c l o s e down f or approximately a mont h ov e r C hr ist ma s, so a g re a t t ime t o go travellin g an d explore the wo r ld - nu r t u re t he t hing s t ha t a re imp or t a nt t o yo u- and then come back rarin g t o g o f or t he y e a r a he a d .


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Mus t be relativ ely local to Gu a rd swe ll- we t hink a ma ximu m of 3 0 minu t e s Be up f or a hous ekeepin g a d v e nt u re - we will t ra in y ou t o d r iv e a n o f f road buggy. D riv in g licen s e an d own c a r e sse nt ia l- a nd b ike if y ou liv e a lit t le c lose r S ome hous ekeepin g exper ie nc e wou ld b e a we some You mus t be s uper f rien dly, a nd ke e n t o b e p a r t of t he t e a m a s a whole - as you will come in con ta c t wit h g u e st s- so we wa nt y ou t o l ov e Guards well as much a s we d o. Ref eren ces welcomed.

Re c ko n you f an cy bein g par t of Te a m Gu a rd swe ll‌? If so, p le a se se nd some thi ng ( a diagram, a v ideo, a CV, ma y b e e v e n a p oe m- wha t e v e r y ou f e e l will sho w us who you are) to... he l l o @guards well.co.uk and w e ’ ll get back to you as s oon a s p ossib le . We are lookin g f or s omeon e to st a r t a s soon a s p ossib le ! C a n y ou he lp u s? Ful l ti m e, hourly pos ition . H e ad o n ov er to our webs ite www. g u a rd swe ll. c o. u k , or ou r Instagram accoun t @ guards wellfa r m t o g e t more of a f e e l. G uardswell Farm Ki nnai rd Inc hture Pe r thshi re PH 149QZ

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STEADING, HUT + HOUSE-KEEPER  

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