Job Vacancies at Fordhall Farm

Accounts & Admin Assistant 25-40 Permanent Onsite- Fordhall Farm
Staffing Manager & Event Support 40 Permanent Onsite & at national events
Chef Roles 15-30 Permanent or 6-month post. Onsite – Fordhall Farm
Farm Shop Assistant   27 Permanent Onsite – Fordhall Farm
Care Farm Development Worker and Grower 26 (or 13 with job share) Permanent Onsite – Fordhall Farm

Before completing any application to Fordhall, we highly recommend you read the following documents and incorporate these into your application. For us, it is not just about recruiting for skills and experience, but it is also about aligning our values and approach with those in our teams.

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. _____________________________________________________________________

Care Farm Development Worker and Grower

We are looking for a nurturing person with experience of working with adults with learning disabilities outdoors.  You will be creative and practical with growing experience. You will support and empower vulnerable adults to achieve new heights, build their independence and their feeling of self-worth and well-being. Working within a passionate and dedicated team you will actively contribute and develop the long-term Care Farm, ensuring your own unique skills and strengths continue to be utilised for the benefit of those involved. Experience of gardening, preferably organic, is a key element of this role, alongside your experience in leading natural crafts that connect individuals with the seasons and the environment around us


Either one post of 26 hours/week or two posts each at 13 hours/week, plus overtime.

Days of work will run Mon-Thurs, with additional hours for overtime. Basic hours will be between 9-3.30pm on a delivery day with admin/write up time allocated throughout the week (home working for this is possible when needed). Team meetings and supervision are likely to happen 3.30-5.30pm on a pre-arranged day, and these are usually once a month on average. Other hours would need to be flexible around training days, covering for staff on annual leave or sickness. Staff work on a rota so working days may vary if this is a split role. Our rota is worked out one month ahead of schedule.

The Care Farm operates Monday to Thursday throughout the year. There is an enforced shut down for two weeks at Christmas.

Pay: Depending on experience.  Starting from £10.30 per hour.

Start Date: Immediate

Application: Please send in a covering letter explaining why this job is the perfect match between your personal passion and your experience/skills, together with a completed application form to the Care Farm Manager,

Download the full Job Description HERE

Download the Application Form HERE

Closing date for applications is midnight on Sunday 25th September 2022 


Chef and Cooks, part time

Arthur’s Farm Kitchen are looking for an enthusiastic, creative and hardworking chefs and cooks to support our Head Chef with our next phase of development. We have a busy summer ahead as the use of our Straw Lodge and function room gathers pace. With weddings, parties, school residentials, yoga retreats and more, we are looking for staff to join our hospitality team at Fordhall Farm.

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.

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 may be for you!

Hours: This is a flexible position for the right candidate of between 10-20 contracted hours per week (salary based on experience). We are closed on Mondays and so hours are mainly based around 5 days Tuesday-Sunday. Regular Sundays are available for those seeking regular hours (9am-3.30pm). Overtime is available to support events, weddings or holidays.

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


Waiting Staff and Bar Staff, regular and casual hours available. 

We have capacity for a number of reliable and enthusiastic people to join our fun & hard working team in Arthur’s Farm Kitchen, either for the summer or as a more permanent position.

Hours are available for work at weddings and events onsite on weekends, in evenings, or during the week as day shifts in our café. The work could suit parents (weekday 9.30am-4.30pm shift) or students.

Flexibility, good interpersonal skills and a desire to learn are essential. Hospitality experience is preferable, but full training is also available for the right candidates. An alignment to our values and your approach to work, is what is most important to us.

Roles will include: customer service, barista’s, cashing up, washing up, running a bar at events, event preparation and clear down.

Please provide a covering letter explaining your skills/experience and why you wish to join the Fordhall team, and email it to the General Manager, An accompanying CV is preferable, along with an idea of whether you are interested in day / evening work.

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


Farm Shop Assistant, part time

Please email for more information. (Weekend work will be required on rotation)

Accounts & Administration Assistant

An exciting opportunity for an Administration and Finance Assistant has arisen in our busy growing event catering business. We are a dynamic team who thrive in a busy workplace and take pride in being thorough in our work. We are looking for a skilled team player who will enjoy working in a busy and interesting environment. A can do, will do approach is essential to contribute to our positive thinking team.
The role would be working directly with the catering manager and company accountant, supporting with the upkeep of general administration. You would be based in our office at Fordhall Farm, Market Drayton. As the role would be supporting in both general catering business and the accounts administration, your role would be varied and include something a little different each day.
For more information please email

Staffing Manager & Event Support

An exciting opportunity has arisen in our growing event catering team for a Staffing Manager & Event Support to join our business on the farm and out at events, assisting with recruitment, general management of all casual workers and supporting with event delivery. We are looking for someone who is self-motivated, enjoys attending events, thrives off working in a fast-paced environment and is a real people person!

If you’re keen to split your time between the office and being hands on with your feet on the ground at some of the UK’s most prestigious events, this may be perfect for you.

For more information please email

Office Volunteer – Impact Measurement

We are looking for someone to assist us with measuring our impact; demonstrating our successes to our members, the board, future funders and the wider community against our strategic outcomes which we are looking to measure.   Please note these are not financial measures, it is our social and environmental impact.   (Measuring impact is the recognised way in which you show the value your organisation is delivering to its beneficiaries and society as a whole.)

If you have excellent administration skills and a particular flair for spreadsheets and data analysis we would love to hear from you!  We offer a friendly and welcoming office environment with discounts in shop and café on days you volunteer.

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Application: Please send in a covering letter explaining why this job is the perfect match between your personal passion and your experience/skills to