Job Vacancies at Fordhall Farm

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

JOB TITLE HOURS CONTRACT LOCATION
Deputy Manager 11.5-15 hours/week Permanent Onsite -Fordhall Farm
Care Farm Development Worker 25+ Permanent Onsite – Fordhall Farm
Sessional Leaders to support our care farm, youth project and school visits. Variable Annual contract Onsite – Fordhall Farm
Full time Butcher Full time Permanent Onsite – Fordhall Farm
Apprentice Chef 30 hours 18 months Onsite – Fordhall Farm

Deputy Manager, Arthur’s Farm Kitchen, 15 hours/week plus overtime

We are looking for a dynamic and organised individual to join our team in Arthur’s Farm Kitchen. You will support the café manager in leading a our community café. You will take responsibility for operations, assist with ordering, cashing up and leading the waiting team. Experience of a senior role within hospitality is preferred.With great attention to detail, computer literate (MS office) and wonderful interpersonal skills you will help create memories for our guests to treasure, whilst also helping develop and grow our offer to the community.

Regular hours will be required on Sundays, Fridays and alternate weekdays. There will be flexibility for the right candidate, but some regular weekend working is essential (we have a compulsory closure over the Christmas break).

Please click here to read the full role description Arthur’s Farm Kitchen Deputy Manager JD 2021

Please apply by sending a CV and covering letter which highlights your experience and most importantly, why a job at Fordhall is right for you, to Nina at arthurs@fordhallfarm.comInterviews will begin immediately, so please do get in touch if you are interested. Immediate Start available. Salary dependent on experience.


Apprentice Chef, 30 hours, 18months Level 2 apprenticeship

Do you have a love of cooking and food? Is it something you would like to progress further?

We have an opportunity to learn all the skills you need to become a professional chef. Learn from our Head Chef Richard, the art of bread making, the joy of the seasons, the science of flavours and the delights of creating your very own dishes.

You’ll be supporting catering in our community cafe, but also for functions, weddings and birthday parties, meaning the menu’s are varied and there is always something new to learn! From a relaxed chilli, to a silver service three course meal.

Our Head Chef has even cooked for the Queen, and he is here at Fordhall looking forward to teaching you!

Full on the job training, college placement and support will be offered during this 18month placement. If you are interested in developing your passion into a life-long skill  then please do get in touch.

Days worked will vary and will be split during the day between Tuesdays-Sundays.

To apply, simply email our Head Chef Richard, at arthurs@fordhallfarm.com explaining why you want the apprenticeship and why you are passionate about food and cooking. We can’t wait to hear from you!


Care Farm Development Worker (Chief Creator), 25+ hours/week

With specific skills and experience in organic gardening/horticulture and woodwork, 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 and Social Prescribing offer at Fordhall, ensuring your own unique skills and strengths continue to be utilised for the benefit of those involved.

This is a new role to expand the skills base of the current team and develop our offer.

Average of 25.5 hour per week over 4 days Mon-Fri (9-3.30pm) with options for overtime and possible extra hours for the right candidate. Competitive salary according to skills and experience.

To apply: Please complete an application form and email to our Care Farm Manager, Bex Syrett at bex.syrett@fordhallfarm.com

DEADLINE midnight Sunday 10th October

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Part-time Waiting staff (regular and casual hours available)

We have capacity for reliable and enthusiastic people to join our fun & hard working team in Arthur’s Farm Kitchen to cover holidays and busy periods.

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

Please provide a covering letter (explaining your skills and why you wish to work at Fordhall Organic Farm) . This can be dropped into site and left with a member of staff or emailed to arthurs@fordhallfarm.com marking it for the attention of Nina Elizabeth.


Kitchen Porter, weekend hours.

This is perfect as a first job. You will assist our kitchen team with washing up and keeping the kitchen area clean and organised. You will be a runner for our chef, helping to gather ingredients for the kitchen, and you will be a critical help to our front of house team by clearing tables and ensuring everything runs smoothly.

If you are an energetic and hard working person with a willingness to learn and keen to build your way up the hospitality ladder, this position is for you. We can offer training and progression opportunities in a nurturing and dynamic environment.

To apply please provide a covering letter (explaining your skills and why you wish to work at Fordhall Organic Farm) . This can be dropped into site and left with a member of staff or emailed to arthurs@fordhallfarm.com marking it for the attention of Nina Elizabeth.


Qualified Butcher

🥩We have an exciting opportunity for a budding butcher to join our butchery & farm shop team. You might have lots of experience and like the look of what we do, or you might still be early in your career and want to join our vibrant energetic team.
Please email us with a copy of your cv at info@fordhallfarm.com  and we will send a full job description 😊

Volunteer Part-time Casual Waiter/Waitress

We have capacity for a reliable and enthusiastic person to join our fun & hard working team in Arthur’s Farm Kitchen on Tuesday, Thursday and/or Fridays.

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

Please click here to read the role description JD Cafe Volunteer 2020

Please provide a covering letter (explaining your skills and why you wish to volunteer at Fordhall Farm) with a member of staff or email it to arthurs@fordhallfarm.com marking it for the attention of Nina Elizabeth. Please note this is a volunteer vacancy and not a paid role.