Farmstead Community Hub - Linmere developers in Houghton Regis on the hunt for caretakers

Linmere developers are hiring - and are looking for two caretakers for the soon-to-be-opened Farmstead.

A new urban village being created next to Houghton Regis in Bedfordshire is creating jobs for local people - and has announced opportunities for two people to look after its soon-to-be-opened community hub, The Farmstead.

Key attributes for the roles of weekday and weekend caretaker will be be a passion to be part of a team, an enthusiastic outlook and the ability to look after the safety, security and cleanliness of what will become the focal point at Linmere.

The Farmstead, due to open in the New Year, will boast a café, many of whose dishes will be prepared using ingredients grown on its own allotment at Linmere or at a nearby farm, a dog grooming parlour and other outdoor-focused retailers.

The Farmstead will also have an outdoor playground, rooms for hire for community events such as yoga, and co-working facilities.

The two new roles will also require the successful applicants to manage hall bookings, assist with the many community events planned for the Farmstead, respond to out-of-hours alarm calls and carry out small repairs when required.

Linmere development director Nigel Reid said, "The Farmstead is the focal point of Linmere - the centre of many community events and definitely a ‘destination' for the residents of Linmere and Houghton Regis and also for other people across Bedfordshire. Its café, for example, with its focus on ethically sourced and interesting meals, is likely to prove quite a draw and the new dog groomer already has a strong following at her current premises - which is only likely to grow.

"With a children's playground and a Lidl just next door it really will be a go to destination for many. So the two new caretakers will be playing a pivotal role in helping support this new facility. We expect strong interest from people living in Houghton Regis and the surrounding area looking for a new challenge."

Anyone interested should go to
Weekday caretaker up to £22568 per annum / £10.85 per hour.

• The first Linmere residents moved in just a few weeks ago.

• In total around 5,150 homes will be built over the next 15 years by the Houghton Regis Management Company (HRMC), a consortium comprising master planners Lands Improvement, Aviva Investors, and the Diocese of St Albans.

• Linmere will see the creation of two brand new state of the art primary schools and an extension to Houghton Regis' existing Thornhill Primary school, due to open this September. A ten-form secondary school will open in September 2022. 

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