Job Vacancies at Fordhall Farm

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

Head Cook 24-36 hrs Depends on candidate + overtime Arthurs Farm Kitchen – Fordhall Farm
Youth Worker and Volunteer Leader 24-40 hrs Depends on candidate Onsite – Fordhall Farm
Casual Sessional Leaders to support our care farm, youth project and school visits. Variable Occasional work Onsite – Fordhall Farm
Catering Assistants (16+) Casual Seasonal May – September UK wide (transport available from the farm)
Senior Waiting Staff / Team Leader

Part time waiters / waitresses

Part time


Dependent on experience

Volunteer basis

Onsite – Fordhall Farm

Head Cook – Arthurs Farm Kitchen.  Part time or Full-time

Arthur’s Farm Kitchen are looking for an enthusiastic, creative and hardworking Head Cook to support 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 choose not to use fryers or microwaves and we pride ourselves in using traditional cookery methods.

We are looking for someone who loves to cook from scratch, is creative, highly organised and is able to ‘muck in’ with what needs to be done. Some training can be offered for the role, but an ability to work under pressure is a busy kitchen will be essential.

This is a full-time position or part time for the right candidate of 24-36 hours per week during 9-5 Tuesday – Sunday. Regular weekends off and only occasional evenings required. Perfect for achieving the right work life balance in catering.

Download our organisation Fordhall Farm Values

Download  Head Cook Job Description Fordhall Farm 2019

Interviews on application. Immediate start.  

Please email a copy of your CV together with a covering letter explaining why Fordhall is right for you and why you are right for us (please note our organisation values) for the attention of Nina Elizabeth via Due to high levels of response to our positions only candidates successful in being shortlisted will be contacted.

Youth Worker – 24 up to 40 hours/week dependant on candidate.

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. A proven aptitude for practical tasks and the use of hand tools is essential. To read more about the project see our Growing Confidence project page. Whilst the application states a qualification in youth work is essential, we will consider other applicants if there is extensive experience of working with challenging young people. The approach to your work is the most important attribute to us.

Starting immediately.

Download our organisation Fordhall Farm Values

Download the Youth Worker Fordhall Job Description July 2019

Download the Project Description

Download the Youth Worker Application Form July 19

Deadline Sunday 4th August 2019. This position has been re-advertised with a full time option.

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

Senior Waiting Staff / Team Leader

We are looking for the right person to support our wonderful team in Arthur’s Farm Kitchen at Fordhall Farm.

You will have experience of delivering a high level of community service, you will care about our customers and want to make them happy. You will love serving wonderful, freshly cooked, seasonal food to customers from all walks of live. You will be engaging, friendly and welcoming, ensuring every customer leaves having thoroughly enjoyed their visit. You will know how to make a great freshly ground coffee and you will yourself have a passion for good food.

We are a small but dedicated team; we all muck in to support the running of Arthur’s Farm Kitchen. Our values mean that we care about the land from which our food is produced, we care about the people involved and we work hard to make the most of the wonderful asset of Fordhall Farm for the benefit of our community. This includes using foraged ingredients within our menu, and receiving flowers from our onsite care farm to help brighten our tables.

As a community owned farm inclusivity is important to us, as are high standards. We are always developing and trying new things too, and you can be part of this. The right candidate will work with us to develop functions and weddings onsite and could be the person that takes the lead on developing and running these.

If you have experience in hospitality and the above sounds like you, then please do get in touch. We would like to receive a copy of your CV together with a covering note explaining why you think Fordhall is right for you, and why you are right for us. Please email

Salary will be dependent on experience. 28 days holiday pro rata, pension package, training and staff away days. Hours available are part time and will largely depend on the experience of the candidate and what you can bring to the role. Additional hours available for holiday cover also. This is a permanent post.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Download our organisation Fordhall Farm Values


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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