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:
- Part-time Handyperson & Gardener
- Full-time Horticulturist

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, sales@jekkas.com 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 July 2024

Part-time 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;
- We are situated down a country lane, so own transport is essential.

Desirable experience:

- Power washing;
- Working on a horticultural nursery / herb farm;
- Driving Luton type 3.5t van;
- Working in a family business;

Working hours: A part-time position requiring 3-4 days per week but open to discussing full-time, reduced & flexible hours for the right candidate. You must be willing to adapt your schedule to meet operational and visitor demands, which may include occasional 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 sales@jekkas.com

Closes: 4th August.

Full-time Horticulturist

The interest and demand for herbs is growing and as a result we are looking for another full-time role for a qualified horticulturalist.

About the role:

Fantastic opportunity for a dedicated, passionate plants person to join the team at a highly specialist, leading herb nursery. The horticultural team are dedicated to the care and maintenance of our very wide variety of herbs. The applicant needs to have an understanding of the fundamental horticulture skills and to be keen to learn and develop in a nursery environment.

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 potting and sowing seeds and ensuring the herbs are correctly maintained by watering and cleaning. The applicant will also support the other areas of the farm, such as Mail order, Open Days and Herb Experiences.

Essential experience:

- Passion for plants and a desire to learn;
- Previous horticultural experience (ideally 3 years + in a relevant field);
- Previous experience working in a commercial nursery;
- Experience in propagation, potting and watering;
- A good knowledge of pests and diseases;
- We are situated down a country lane, so own transport is essential.

Desirable experience:

- Working with customers in sales and support;
- RHS level 2 (preferably 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. Includes weekend working.

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 sales@jekkas.com

Closes: 4th August (interviews conducted as applications received)