Job Vacancies at Fordhall Farm

Summary of all current roles (for further details on each position please scroll down to view full listing)

Head Chef/Cook 40 hrs Full-time Arthurs Farm Kitchen – Fordhall Farm
Youth Worker 24 hrs over 3 days Part-time permanent Onsite – Fordhall Farm
Senior Care Farm Support Worker 12 hrs over 2 days Part-time permanent Onsite – Fordhall Farm
Catering Assistants (16+) Casual Seasonal May – September UK wide (transport available from the farm)
Part time waiters / waitresses Casual Volunteer basis Onsite – Fordhall Farm

Head Chef/Cook – Arthurs Farm Kitchen.  Full-time

Arthur’s Farm Kitchen are looking for an enthusiastic, creative and hardworking Head Chef/Cook to take the lead in our next phase of development. You will have a key role in helping us to deliver our strategic promises to our shareholders and local community. We have a strong passion and commitment to connect people’s hearts and minds to the natural environment and the food which is derived from it.

Our menu is therefore produce driven focusing on using seasonal, locally produced ingredients. We bake from scratch each morning, we don’t use fryers or microwaves and we pride ourselves in using traditional cookery methods.

We have a modest 35 seated café and an upstairs function/meeting room which can cater for 40-60 further guests. During the summer months seating outside can double café capacity. There is also an external catering cabin (griddle based) which is under-utilized and the construction of a new straw bale building is due to complete April 2019. This will include its own large kitchen and can accommodate 30 guests. We hope to offer cookery courses and workshops in this new facility too. The right candidate will drive forward our development and develop their own role as we progress together.

This is a full-time position of 40 hours per week

Download our organisation Fordhall Farm Values

Download the Head Chef Job Description Fordhall Farm 

Download the Head Chef application form

Interviews on application. 

Please email completed applications for the attention of Charlotte Hollins, If you do not have software to complete the application form then please send a copy of your CV and a covering letter explaining why a job at Fordhall is right for you and why you are right for us.  Due to high levels of response to our positions only candidates successful in being shortlisted will be contacted.

Youth Worker – 24 hours over three days.

You will work with primarily school-aged young people who do not thrive in an academic environment. By working here at Fordhall with these young people you will change the lives of these individuals for the better. You will empower young people and give them new opportunities. Our support enables participants to make choices about their present and future options, regarding education, careers, and social situations.

With extensive experience of working with challenging young people, you will also have a passion and experience in working in the outdoors. Greenwood working and forestry experience is a preference for this position. To read more about the project see our Growing Confidence project page.

Starting May 2019 until March 2021 based on current funding streams.

Download our organisation Fordhall Farm Values

Download the Youth Worker Job Description

Download the Project Description

Download the Youth Worker Application Form 2019

Deadline Sunday 26th May 2019, but interviews may start earlier. This position has been re-advertised.

Please email completed applications for the attention of Wendy Murray, Applications without a completed application form will not be accepted.  Due to high levels of response to our positions only candidates successful in being shortlisted will be contacted.

Catering Assistant

If you are friendly, have good stamina and an even better sense of humour this may be ideal for you!
We are looking for hard working, enthusiastic and reliable staff to join our event catering team. Role includes handling orders and payments on our mobile catering units. An excellent opportunity for some summer work at exciting international events.
May-September. Weekend availability necessary.

Experience not essential as full training will be given. Ages 16+.

For more information please email James at

Part-time Volunteer Waiter/Waitress

We are looking for a reliable and enthusiastic person to join our fun & hard working team in Arthur’s Farm Kitchen.

Full training will be given, together with references for your CV. Flexibility, good interpersonal skills and a desire to learn are essential.

Please leave a covering letter (explaining your skills and why you wish to volunteer at Fordhall Farm) with a member of staff or email it to marking it for the attention of Nina Elizabeth.

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