No Dig-Grower

Full Time 40 hours – £24,000 - £26,000 depending upon experience

The coastal village of Sandsend, Whitby, has long been home to the historic Raithwaite Hall. Nestled between the North Sea and the North Yorkshire moors. The estate is now the site of a £10 million refurbishment to create a sumptuous wellness-led sanctuary, part of a wider £100 million development. Promising beautiful and homely interiors, an indulgent spa and gym, lavish lodges, and unforgettable dining experiences – Raithwaite Sandsend is being completely reimagined!

As we embark on this incredible journey, we’re looking for talented individuals to join us and help transform Raithwaite into a leading destination, redefining luxury hospitality. We are looking for a full-time grower to become an integral part of the team, working collaboratively with our consultant head-grower and assistant growers to help organise the day-to-day running of the gardens and orchard and help to improve its resilience over time.

We are seeking a candidate with ecological or organic growing experience, preferably utilising the ‘no-dig’ or ‘minimal disturbance’ method, to join our team producing the highest quality organic vegetables and fruit throughout the year for our onsite restaurants, bars and holiday cottages.

The successful candidate will need to be efficient and have an excellent work ethic. We will be working with volunteers, and conduct regular tours and workshops for guests, of which you would be required to play an active role in the teaching element, so a friendly and personable disposition is necessary. You will need to have an eye for detail and be consistent as the gardens are ‘front of house’ meaning they need to be upkept to the highest standard, this role would suit someone who is a self-starter and ambitious. Innovative ideas and approaches will be welcomed.

Day-to-day duties will include all aspects of organic fruit and vegetable production, from harvesting, packing, weeding (not much as we are no-dig), seeding, planting, maintenance, seed saving, composting, and record keeping. You will be expected to assist with fulfilling menu requirements in collaboration with our amazing kitchen team and work on both short and long-term planning with the rest of the team.

Working days will be 5 days across a 7 day week with shared weekend rotas. Hours will generally be 8am – 4:30pm, although this can vary depending on the weather and needs of the business.


– Competitive pay with annual pay reviews
– Equal share of Service Charge to all employees paid monthly
– Paid Breaks – weekly contracted hours include a 30-minute paid break for each shift over 6 hours
– Enhanced Sick pay, Maternity pay and Paternity pay
– Additional holiday entitlement based on length of service
– Employee Referral Scheme – opportunity to earn £100 with each successful recommendation
– Employee discount on Food and Beverage outlets, Spa Treatments and Spa products.
– Employee discounted Room Rate of £50 per night
– Friends and Family discounted Room Rate of £75 per night
– Training and Development opportunities
– Employee discount platform offering savings on shopping at over 1000 partners including supermarkets and high street retailers.
– Employee recognition with Employee of the Month awards
– Employee Assistance Programme
– Cycle to work scheme
– Uniform
– Free Parking
– T&Cs apply to some employee benefits


For an informal chat call our HR team on 01947 661661 or email a copy of your CV. We will be reviewing applications on an ongoing basis and if successful, will arrange an interview at the earliest opportunity. Due to high volume of applications, if you do not hear back within 14 days, on this occasion your application has been unsuccessful. Travel to and from Raithwaite Sandsend is essential.

We are committed to applying equal opportunities throughout our recruitment process. Raithwaite Sandsend’s objective is to ensure that individuals are selected, and otherwise treated solely based on their relevant aptitudes, skills and abilities. If you require any reasonable adjustments to be made to the recruitment process, please state this on your original application or covering letter.

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