The accommodation is in portacabins. There are 6 beds per room, mattress, pillows and furniture to store belongings in is provided, you just need to bring your own sleeping bag. There is a separate washroom with toilets, showers and washbasins.
The farm will be able to provide a limited number of rooms for couples, but these will be on a first come, first served basis.
The kitchen areas are communal, with lots of ovens and preparation areas and all cooking utensils, pots, pans cups etc are all provided by the farm. You will need to purchase your own food, but there will be space in the kitchen for you to store your food. Communal kitchens can get very messy and you need to be prepared to clean up after yourself! There are washing machines provided for employees to use.
Alongside the kitchens the farm provides a communal area that employees can use for socialising and relaxing outside of work hours. The farm also has a broadband internet facility and we now have wifi.
The accommodation costs £57.40* per week, which is deducted from your wages.
*from 1st April 2020
The farm will charge a deposit for the accommodation, which will be returned provided you leave the accommodation in a clean and undamaged condition (this deposit will be deducted from your wages, once you start work).
The lifestyle and location
Employees can expect a friendly environment in the heart of the Kent countryside. The farm is set in a rural location 10 minutes walk from the town of West Malling where there are supermarkets, pubs and restaurants. In the town you will also find a library. There is also a mainline railway station direct to London, which is an hour away.
Three stops in the other direction is Maidstone which is the County town of Kent, where there are nightclubs and a busy town centre for shopping.
Inside the Accommodation
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