Careers at Jekka's

We have exciting plans at Jekka's and are looking for people to join our team. See below for current opportunities.

At Jekka's we aim to inspire people to grow and use herbs as well as to gain knowledge about the power of herbs. We are delighted with the great responses we receive to our Master Classes, Open Days and Gardens. We are continually developing our website with new seeds, blogs mail order kits and herb boxes, in 2023 we are running the second Jekka's HerbFest and we are building a large culinary and medicinal Herb Garden at the herb farm in South Gloucestershire. We are growing our plans for 2023 and are looking for passionate people to join our team.

As part of a small team you will work on a large variety of tasks including developing and using skills in propagation of an ever expanding herb collection, to working with leading landscapers growing for their RHS Chelsea gardens. See here, for some of the gardens we have completed.

Jekka's is unique in the fact that we propagate and sow most of our collection of over 400 culinary & medicinal herbs on our farm in South Gloucestershire (see how to find us here).

Our current open positions are:
- Senior Horticulturist
- Office Manager
- Handyperson & Gardener

If you are passionate about herbs and relate to our core values, which includes protecting the environment (read Jekka's blog), then please get in touch (either via email, or using our contacts form here).  

Please note, we are a working farm and will respond as soon as possible but we are not able to respond to all applications.

As we are situated down a country lane, own transport is essential for all applicants.

Updated March 2024

Office Manager

About the Role:

Jekka’s, a renowned leader in the growing and use of herbs, is seeking a dynamic individual to serve as an Office Manager, crucial to the seamless operation of our herb farm. We are searching for a candidate with strong organisational acumen and a background in customer relations. This is an exciting opportunity to join our team in this new role and make a significant impact.


As the Office Manager, you will be responsible for a wide array of tasks, including but not limited to:

- Efficiently coordinating email responses.
- Handling incoming phone calls and addressing customer inquiries.
- Developing and maintaining streamlined processes and procedures.
- Managing product inventory and ensuring stock control.
- Overseeing invoicing and budget management.
- Supporting marketing efforts on platforms like Shopify, Facebook, and Instagram.
- Coordinating events and experiences, such as open days, for both staff and customers.
- Managing farm collections and liaising with customers.
- Coordinating contract grow requirements with landscape gardeners and designers.
- Assisting with mail order management.
- Performing seed packing and cleaning as required.
- Printing display and price labels.
- Participating in open days, master classes, garden tours, and group visits.

Essential Qualifications:

To excel in this role, you should possess the following:

- Prior experience in customer-facing roles.
- Proficiency in marketing across multiple channels.
- Proven ability to manage invoices and budgets effectively.
- Flexibility and eagerness to learn and adapt.
- Skill in stock forecasting.
- The ability to work with stakeholders at various levels.

Desirable Qualifications:

While not essential, the following qualifications would be a plus:

- Familiarity with Shopify, our e-commerce platform, SEO, and related tools.
- Experience with Xero, our accounting software.
- Experience working in a family-owned business.
- Previous involvement in the horticultural industry.
- Knowledge of herbs and their cultivation.
- Experience in event planning and execution.

Working Hours: A full-time position requiring 39 hours per week but open to discussing reduced & flexible hours for the right candidate. You must be willing to adapt your schedule to meet operational and visitor demands, which may include weekend work.

Contract: This position is permanent.

Interview Process: Successful applicants will be invited to a phone interview with Jekka, followed by an in-person interview to meet the team.

Salary: Salary will be commensurate with experience.

Application Deadline: Open to applications

Join us at Jekka’s and become a vital part of our team as we continue to lead in the world of growing herbs and farm experiences. We look forward to hearing from you!

Full-time Senior Horticulturist

This is a full-time role for a professional and experienced horticulturalist.

About the role:

We are looking for a highly skilled horticulturist to take a leading role in managing the outside production of herbs at Jekka's. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a leading UK herb nursery and to help oversee the entire growing production. The horticultural team are dedicated to the care and maintenance of our very wide variety of herbs. The applicant needs to be strong in the fundamental horticulture skills and is keen to learn, develop, teach and manage.

Day to day tasks vary with the seasons and the applicant needs to be both flexible and adaptable to meet the requirements of the farm. Typical tasks include maintaining the stock levels through propagation and ensuring the herbs are correctly maintained by watering, cleaning and controlling pest and disease.

Essential experience:

- A passion for herbs and working outdoors (all year round) is essential;
- Strong experience in propagation, potting and watering;
- Knowledge and experience working with herbs
- A desire to share and teach not only the team but members of the public;
- Previous experience in managing a commercial nursery (or equivalent);
- A good knowledge of pests and diseases;
- The ability to manage and motivate a small team;
- We are situated down a country lane, so own transport is essential.

Desirable experience:

- Management of small (growing), diverse teams;
- Working with customers in sales and support;
- RHS level 3 or equivalent;
- Working in a family business.

Working hours: 39 hours per week and must be prepared to be flexible to meet operational and visitor requirements.

Contract: Permanent position.

Interview process: Successful applicants will have a phone interview with Jekka followed by an on-site interview including meeting the team.

Salary: Pay according to experience.

Applications: Please email a CV and cover letter to

Closes:  Open to applications

Handyperson & Gardener

We are looking for an enthusiastic Handyperson & Gardener to join our team and support the development of some exciting projects at Jekka's.

About the role:

Perfect role for a person with maintenance skills and gardening experience who wishes to work in leading herb farm on a variety of tasks from gardening to supporting Jekka's Herb Experiences (master classes, open days and group visits).

Day to day tasks will vary and the applicants needs to be both flexible and adaptable to meet the requirements of the farm. Tasks that will include:

- Maintenance and development of the private garden;
- Maintenance of productive vegetable garden for use by café;
- Maintenance of the general areas around the Herb Farm including Jekka’s Herbetum;
- Providing support for Jekka's Herb Experiences, including Open Day's and Jekka's HerbFest; this involves weekend work;
- Assistance in the general maintenance and upkeep of the buildings and structures of the Herb Farm;
- Assistance in the delivery of products to Customers and Shows.

Essential experience:

- Gardening skills and a desire to learn;
- Practical skills, including strimming, mowing, painting and general building maintenance,
- Flexible and willing to pick up new tasks to support the wider team;
- Driving Luton type 3.5t van;
- We are situated down a country lane, so own transport is essential.

Desirable experience:

- Power washing;
- Working on a horticultural nursery / herb farm;
- Working in a family business;

Working hours: 39 hours per week and must be prepared to be flexible to meet operational and visitor requirements. Including weekend work.

Contract: Permanent position

Interview process: Successful applicants will have a phone interview followed by an on-site interview including meeting the team.

Salary: Pay according to experience.

Applications: Please email a CV and cover letter to

Closes: Open to applications.