Job Vacancies at Fordhall Farm

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

Chef 37+ hrs Permenant + overtime Arthurs Farm Kitchen – Fordhall Farm
Board member / director (non executive and voluntary) Variable n/a Fordhall Organic Farm
Casual Sessional Leaders to support our care farm, youth project and school visits. Variable Occasional + 1 regular day Onsite – Fordhall Farm
Part time waiters / waitresses Casual Dependent on experience

Volunteer basis

Onsite – Fordhall Farm

Chef – Arthurs Farm Kitchen.  Full-time

Arthur’s Farm Kitchen are looking for an enthusiastic, creative and hardworking Chef 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 37+ hours per week during 9-5 Tuesday – Sunday. Arranged weekends off and only occasional evenings required. Perfect for achieving the right work life balance in catering.

Download our organisation Fordhall Farm Values

Download  Chef 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.

Non Executive Board Member / Director

Fordhall Community Land Initiative (FCLI), a not-for-profit community owned society in Market Drayton, is seeking two or three voluntary Directors with a background (ideally 5+ years) in at least one of the following:

  • Governance and policy
  • Health and safety
  • Human resources
  • Marketing, fundraising and PR
  • Education, preferably outdoor education
  • Finance and accounting
  • Risk management and equality
  • Charity law and legal aspects
  • Information and technology
  • Land and property management

These are exciting opportunities for people who are passionate about organic farming, the charity sector and providing community benefit. The Board needs to reflect the views, opinions and values of our vast membership, as it acts on their behalf. It is therefore vital to have a range of characters and backgrounds, as well as specific skills sets.

Starting following elections at our AGM 25th April 2020.

Download our organisation Fordhall Farm Values

Download the Roles and responsibilities of FCLI board members

Deadline Friday 31st January 2020. 

Please email a copy of your CV and covering letter to

Care Farm Support Worker – One day a week plus occasional cover

We are looking for a caring and adaptable individual to support our team during periods of sickness, training and annual leave, plus one regular day a week (6.5 hours).
You will be working with our wonderful group of adults with learning disabilities within our community garden setting. You will be outdoors as much as possible and during the growing months, horticulture will be a strong focus.

The care farm runs from 9am-3pm and so 6-6.5 hours would be a normal working day. The care farm is open Tuesday-Thursday weekly. Other causal hours may be available for the right candidate supporting our youth project (working with young people struggling in the classroom age 11-16).

Volunteer placements on a more regular basis are also available.

Download the Job Description for the Care Farm Support Worker 

Follow this link to read more about the Care Farm at Fordhall

Interviews on application. Immediate start.   

Please email a copy of your CV and covering letter to


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 on a Tuesday and Friday.

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.

Immediate Start


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