Join the Team


Each year we offer someone the chance to join our team for 6 months from mid April till mid September.  This lucky person will join the core team and will be given the opportunity to experience all areas of the business including: administration, marketing, food growing, eco-tourism, hospitality, catering, educational and well-being activities, permaculture and land management.  

If you are interested in joining the High Nature Team this year, please send an enquiry with a few short paragraphs about yourself including your short and long term goals, and what you hope to gain from being at High Nature. We will then send through more information regarding the post (hours, stipend etc).  Couples are also welcome to apply.  Applications need to be submitted by March 23rd.


Change Overs


We are often looking for people to join our changeovers and cleaning team, sometimes even half way through the season as people’s circumstances can change.  Feel free to apply anytime!

  • Salary *£12 p/h
  • Mid April – Mid September
  • 10-15 hours per week
  • (Must be available on Fridays & Mondays)

* We offer a bonus at the end of the season if cleaning standards are met.

We are in search of meticulous hospitality staff to help change over and clean our beautiful yurts, bell tents and shared facilities here at The High Nature. Applicants need to be thorough in their work, pay attention to detail and be healthy and active as there is a fair bit of running around involved!  You will be working as part of a team on Mondays and Fridays with potential over-time helping in other areas on different days.  The job role includes:

  • Cleaning: dusting, spraying, hoovering – yurts, kitchens, showers, compost toilets, and shared spaces.
  • Wood Stoves: emptying, re-loading firewood baskets (kindling, newspapers, matches etc).
  • Laundry: laundry (collecting, washing, hanging), making up beds with fresh linen.
  • Finishing Touches: creating bunches of fresh flowers for the yurts and ensuring that our guests are provided with everything they need on arrival.

* Must be registered as self employed

How to Apply: Please send either your CV or a couple of paragraphs about why you’re interested in the role including any experience you might have and explaining whether you have your own accommodation and/or transportation.

Waiting Staff

We are currently looking for waiting staff to join our catering team this year.  You will be required to provide table service for both public and private dining events, serving four delicious courses and drinks. Experience preferred but not necessary. 

Choice of shifts are:

  • 5.30pm – 10.30pm on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.
  • 11.30am – 3.30pm on Sundays. 

Salary *£12 p/h (plus tips). 

You must be registered as self employed.


Guest Chefs

We welcome guest chefs to bring new inspiration and creations to our Unique Alfresco Dining Events.  Do you have experience and a passion for organic seasonal regenerative food? If so, then get in touch.


Volunteer at High Nature

We are both WWOOF and Help-X Hosts and have been accepting international volunteers since the Centre launched in June 2013.  You will need to join an official volunteering organisation before applying to work with us as we do not accept volunteers directly. 

Download our Volunteers Guide


Worldwide Opportunities on Organic Farms, UK (WWOOF UK®) is part of a worldwide effort to link visitors with organic farmers, promote an educational exchange, and build a global community conscious of ecological farming practices.

An adventure with WWOOF UK will give you the opportunity to get to know the unique places and people of UK, while learning about organic farming techniques and sustainable lifestyles. As a WWOOFer you will participate in the daily life of your host family, experience a new culture, and meet people from various walks of life.

WWOOF UK is part of the Federation of WWOOF Organisations (FoWO), a worldwide community that promotes organic agriculture and sustainable lifestyles.

WWOOF was founded in 1971 in the UK and is one of the world’s first educational and cultural exchange programs. Today, WWOOF is in more than 132 countries around the world (and growing). Being a WWOOF member means an active participation and support to the ecological movement worldwide.



HelpX is an online listing of host organic farms, farmstays, hobby farms, lifestyle blocks, homestays, ranches, lodges, backpackers hostels and even sailing boats who invite volunteer helpers to stay with them short-term in exchange for food and accommodation. HelpX is provided primarily as a cultural exchange for working holiday makers, who would like the opportunity during their travels abroad, to stay with local people and gain practical experience. In the typical arrangement, the helper works an average of 4 hours per day and receives free accommodation and meals for their efforts.

This time range can vary considerably depending on the tasks at hand and the host’s preferences. Some hosts may require just 2 hours per day for accommodation only, and ask you to provide and cook your own food.

Others may expect 6 hours per day in return for meals, your own room and sometimes other benefits such as free Internet use, horse riding, kayaking, bikes, local sight-seeing trips, yoga or English lessons, etc. Some will give weekends off, while others might allow you to put in 8 hours one day and later take a full day off. Helpers often live with the host family and are expected to join in and offer a helping hand with day-to-day activities.

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The High Nature Centre, East Portlemouth, Salcombe, TQ8 8PN

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