At Clock House Farm every year we need at least 500 additional members of staff to come and work for us to assist in the harvesting of our soft, stone and top fruit crops. The soft fruit (strawberries, raspberries, blackberries) are harvested between May and November with the stone fruit (plums) being harvested in late August. The top fruit (apples and pears) are harvested from mid-August to late October. We require a lot of help for these harvesting periods but we also employ staff for general husbandry work throughout the season.
Working at Clock House Farm is very hard work but also rewarding. The average earnings are above the UK’s National Living Wage. As we grow crops of quality fruit utilising the latest growing systems, the work is made so much easier than in times gone by.
Please note there is no packhouse on the farm so you will not be working in a factory environment at any time.
With the main harvesting season running from May to November you will be picking strawberries, raspberries and blackberries at this time. At the peak of the summer it can be very hot and we often start at 5am to avoid being out in the extreme heat of the day.
When you start, you will be given a detailed induction and then on field training on your first day. Harvesting fruit is carried out in a team with a group leader and supporting harvest manager to help you optimise your picking performance. During the spring and winter months there are general horticultural duties to be undertaken including building new table top sites and constructing tunnels, planting soft fruit or pruning top fruit.
to apply for this job contact the Coxheath Clock House Farm in
Maidstone or email: [email protected]