Job Vacancies at Fordhall Farm

Chef 7-20 Permanent Onsite- Fordhall Farm
Head of Youth Services 16-20 Permanent Onsite- Fordhall Farm
Hospitality Support 10 6 months or Permanent Onsite – Fordhall Farm
Chef – Internship 30-35 Fixed term 7months Onsite – Fordhall Farm
Farm Discovery Officers Ad-hoc Bank Staff Onsite – Fordhall Farm

Before completing any application to Fordhall, we strongly recommend you read the following documents and incorporate these into your application. For us, it is not just about recruiting for skills and experience, shared values and approaches and just as important to us.

Click here to read the Fordhall Values

Click Here to read Fordhall’s Strategic Aims

If you have any questions about vacancies at Fordhall, please do give us a call on 01630 638696 and we will be happy to chat to you.


Head of Youth Services and Creator of Memories, part time

We are looking for an innovative and creative manager to lead and drive forward our outdoor youth programmes at Fordhall, all providing practical and nurturing experiences for children and young people aged from nursery to 18, in addition to some adult volunteers.

Experiences are at the heart of the Fordhall Community Land Initiative’s work. We believe that by creating memorable, fun experiences we will be taking the first steps in influencing behavioural change, and by working with children and young people we have the best opportunity to encourage that change early on.

You role will be to not only lead and develop the existing staff team, but to also plan and develop these projects into the future. Supported by your own delivery input, your role will sustain and develop the youth offer we provide at Fordhall for the benefit of our local community.

By being a member of our senior team, you will also actively contribute to the success of the overall organisation.

Deadline: Midnight Sunday 28th May

Start date: July/August

Application: Please read fully the job description, our website and our organisational values, then complete the application form and email it to the General Manager,

Head of Youth Experiences Job Description

Head of Youth Services Application Form 2023


Chef/Cook, Sundays 9-3.30pm

Arthur’s Farm Kitchen are looking for an enthusiastic, creative and hardworking chef or cook to support our Head Chef with our next phase of development. With weddings, parties, school residentials, yoga retreats; we are looking for staff to join our hospitality team at Fordhall Farm so we can grow our offer.

We have a strong passion and commitment to connect people’s hearts and minds to the land and the food which is derived from it. With that in mind, your values and approach to food are just as important as your experience to us.

Our menu is produce-driven, focusing on using seasonal, locally produced ingredients. We choose not to use fryers or microwaves and we pride ourselves in using traditional cookery methods as well as following a nutritional and wholesome approach to our meals.

We have a highly skilled and talented Head Chef who has even catered for the Queen in his past career. We can therefore offer training to the right candidate if needed, although experience of working in a professional kitchen is preferable. Alternatively, if you are a bidding chef with the skill and inspiration to drive your own menu, there is an option to facilitate this too.

So, if you are early on in your journey as a chef and are looking for more experience and somewhere to make your mark, or if you are experienced and looking for a role which does not involve long days and evenings, then we are for you!

Pay: Depending on experience.

Start Date: Immediate

Application: Please send a covering letter with your CV explaining why this job is a good fit for you. We would love to hear why food is important to you, as well as finding out about your skills and experience.

Applications to be sent to

Chef – Internship

Are you looking to retrain or learn a new skill? Do you have a passion for cooking, flavours and fresh ingredients?

If so, a training placement at Fordhall could be for you. You will be working with a highly trained and experienced Head Chef, learning the skills of the kitchen, cooking from scratch and contributing to an award winning community project in Shropshire.

At Fordhall Organic Farm, we not only have a café open 6-days a week, but we also host weddings, family gatherings, corporate events and community celebrations. You will gain experience in all areas, building knowledge of varying techniques for food preparation and service from canapes and plated menu’s for up to 100 guests, to a buffet, cooked breakfasts, community banquets and more.

Our menu is produce-driven, focusing on using seasonal, locally produced ingredients. We choose not to use fryers or microwaves and we pride ourselves in following a nutritional and wholesome approach to our meals.

We offer in return a friendly and supportive environment, teamwork, away days, work-life balance, and most importantly a place where your contribution will be valued and appreciated. We work as a team at Fordhall, which means we all muck in, we celebrate our individual strengths and we work together to make sure we are collectively achieving high standards to benefit our community.

Start Date: March/April 23

Holidays: Equivalent of 5.6weeks per annum pro rata.

Pension: The organisation has a pension scheme in place.

Application: Please provide a covering letter explaining your skills/experience and why you wish to join the Fordhall team, and email it to the Manager via

An accompanying CV is required.
For an informal chat about the position, please call Charlotte on 01630 638696



Farm Discovery Officers

We are looking to create a team of casual staff that can deliver fun and memorable experiences for visiting schools and youth groups.

You will co-ordinate and deliver, quality learning experiences at our working organic farm. You will ensure we maintain our reputation that Fordhall is the go-to place for quality outdoor education and experiences in the local area.  You will coordinate these visits from start to finish on the delivery day, gather visitor feedback and complete your own evaluations for each visit. You will be responsible for kit maintenance, session set up, pack up, maintaining clean and safe working areas, and associated on the day risk assessment checks.  All booking administration in advance of the visit will be handled by the office team, your primary role is session delivery .

You will be a dynamic and engaging person that has experience of working with children and has a passion for the outdoors. Knowledge of farming is preferable but not essential as training will be given. Note sessions are standardised so you are fully aware what is expected of you and the required delivery content.  You do not need a teaching qualification, just the ability to deliver fun and memorable experiences linked to our organisational aims for groups of up to 30 children.

HOURS: Sessions are 2 hours, typically 10am – 12pm and 1pm – 3pm, with time either side for set up and close down – typically 4 hours work per session / 7 hours for a full day.  There can be one or two sessions per day

PAY: Competitive flat rate per session for delivery

For more information or to apply for the role please email


Event Catering Assistants

We’re looking for enthusiastic and hard-working individuals to join our dynamic event catering team at local and national events this year. You would be working on our mobile catering units, serving food and handling customer orders. No experience required, we ask that you have a can-do attitude and a good sense of humour! Ideal if you’re looking for a change of pace or for work around other commitments.

For more information please email