Work with the
Centre for Stewardship in Falkland

The Centre for Stewardship covers 1500 hectares of land, farm, forest and hill

Current Job Vacancies

LOCAL FOOD OFFICER

Foodie fanatics alert!  Falkland Estate is looking for someone who loves local food.  You may be an authority on aubergines, a buff when it comes to baked goods or an enthusiast for locally-laid eggs! Most importantly you will either know or will have a zeal for finding and connecting with local food producers in Fife and the surrounding area.  Getting to know your preserves, pastries and potatoes with provenance is a key part of the role.  Engaging local producers with Falkland Estate’s online weekly market is the goal.  As well as working part-time, flexible hours with a great bunch of forward-thinking and energetic colleagues, you will be helping to pave the way in connecting local people to local food, and you might even get a few taste trials along the way!  Interested? We want to hear from you.

To apply, send your CV (emphasising relevant experience pertaining to the Person Specification and drawing out your knowledge of food, drink, local produce/retail or similar) and covering letter to lynne@centreforstewardship.org.uk by midnight Sunday 7th February.

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Volunteering opportunities

The Centre for Stewardship relies on the goodwill, expertise and generosity of volunteers to help support much of our work. Whether you are interested in conservation, gardening, events or archiving we can offer a range of opportunities.

Information Hub volunteers

A chance to welcome people to Falkland Estate, offer hints and tips on where to walk as well as serve refreshments. Shifts are either morning (10am to 1pm) or afternoon (1pm to 4pm). We’ll provide you with training and you can either work solo or with company. We enjoy meeting and greeting our regular dog walkers as well as visitors to the estate. Each shift is different and it’s a great way to meet people. If you are interested then please call Helen on 01337 858838 or email. We currently have shifts for:

Tuesday afternoon (1pm to 4pm)

Thursday afternoon (1pm to 4pm)

Saturday morning (10am to 1pm)

Saturday afternoon (1pm to 4pm)

Monday & Friday conservation volunteers

Opportunities to work on a variety of woodlands stewardship tasks such as biodiversity work, pruning young hardwoods and rhododendron control. Our volunteer group gather at the Stables for 10am, finishing by 3pm and are led by our Woodland Ranger, Sam Docherty. Bring a packed lunch and something to drink and with the weather getting colder, wear warm clothes and waterproofs (if you don’t have waterproofs we can supply them). If you are interested in joining the group then please contact Sam by phone, 01337 858838 or email.

Hut building and simple shelters volunteers

Like the conservation volunteers, this work is based outdoors, helping to deliver the Simple Shelters project. The project focuses around small builds. If you are interested in joinery, carpentry or similar skills then please get in touch with the team led by Tara O’Leary.

Corporate volunteering

We currently have opportunities for companies to take part in corporate volunteering. If your team is looking for a chance to escape the office, put on some wellies and go deep in to the country then this is for you! Through our ‘Recovering a Lost Landscape’ project we are looking to tackle invasive Rhododendron ponticum which, if not treated, will suffocate native species and the habitats of our most precious wildlife including the red squirrel will be threatened. If your organisation is interested, please email Sam Docherty or call 01337 858838.