Job Vacancies at Fordhall Farm

Deputy Manager 15 Permanent Onsite – Fordhall Farm
Chef Roles 15-30 Permanent or 6-month post. Onsite – Fordhall Farm
Farm Shop Assistant Variable Permanent Onsite – Fordhall Farm
Administrative Officer


Head of Accommodation Services


Part time


Part Time


Fixed term to October 22





Onsite – Fordhall Farm


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. _____________________________________________________________________

Café Deputy Manager, part time

We are looking for a Deputy Manager in Arthur’s Farm Kitchen to help us manage daily operations.

Your welcoming manner, love for food and knowledge of Fordhall will ensure customers feel welcomed and their experience is memorable. With wonderful organisation skills and keen eye for detail you will be responsible for:

  • – Leading a happy team on shift
  • – Placing and managing orders, as well as seeking out new suppliers
  • – Rota’s
  • – Financial reporting and monitoring
  • – Manage customer complaints and feedback
  • – Actively supporting the strategic development of Arthur’s Farm Kitchen
  • – To act up as Manager when needed

Hours: This is a part time position. Hours are during the day (mainly 9.30am-4.30pm) between Tuesday-Sunday, although the role is likely to include regular Friday (half day morning) and Sunday hours, with every fourth weekend off. If you are looking for full time work, we would consider merging this application with the Weddings and Events Manager role.

Pay: Depending on experience.

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 copy of your CV to the General Manager,

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

Accommodation: A seasonal six month post is also available with more hours and accommodation onsite. Please contact us for more information.

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)

Administrative Officer – part time

You will work closely with our team of committed staff and volunteers to offer administrative support to our frontline activities including events/courses, youth project, care farm, educational visits, glamping, Straw Lodge bookings, social prescribing, general marketing, looking after our shareholders, newsletters and our café.  As such you will be an excellent multi-tasker and able to react to the work required each day. You will be responsible for maintaining existing systems and processes as well as introducing new ones as the need arises.  You be proactive in ensuring communication is clear and successful across the organisation maximising our effectiveness, and ensuring impact measurement (social and environmental) of all our activities is completed.   This is a varied role, offering support to the senior management team to achieve our strategic aims.

Click HERE to download the full Job Description

Click HERE to download the Application Form

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 and copy of your CV to the Deputy Manager,

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