We are growing, fancy joining our team?

Hartley Farm is a family owned farm shop and kitchen with a mission to produce and serve the very best food and drink. We are passionate about the provenance of our ingredients – what we can’t grow, rear or make ourselves is sourced from as close to home as possible.

Wanting to share the love of great food in another community further afield than our farm in Winsley, we opened Neston Farm Shop and Kitchen on the Neston Park Estate. Different location, same values.

We know that growing our business doesn’t mean changing our ethos and the people who work with us are a big part of that. We are looking for team members who share our values and want to help us grow our story and spread the word to our customers.

Employer of the Year 2017 – Runner-up at the Rural Business Awards

Training and Development

We want the best people to work for us and understand that to achieve a fabulous team we need to provide you with ongoing support and training. We believe that working in retail and hospitality is a great career choice and we can support your progression in these areas.


Induction and Training

To start off with we will go through an induction programme with you so that you know what we are all about, including a tour of the farm where it all started. Once you have got to grips with all the required information, such as health and safety, your manager or supervisor will get you going with our on-the-job training programme specifically for your role. Your progress will be tracked and we will keep talking to you and setting you new and exciting challenges.



We work with Babcock International to provide some of our employees with apprenticeships so you can earn whilst you are training. Once enrolled we will provide you with a mentor and your assessor from the college will visit and check your progress on a 6-8 weekly basis.

We can offer the following courses:

NVQ 2 Food and Beverage Service

NVQ 2 Food Production

NVQ 2 Professional Cookery

NVQ 2 Retail Skills

NVQ 3 Hospitality Supervision and Leadership

NVQ 3 Retail Management

Level 2 or Level 3 Certificate for Proficiency in Meat and Poultry Industry Skills and Functional Skills.

Opportunities to work with us

Chef de Partie (Hartley)

We are passionate about great food cooked from fresh ingredients and are looking for a chef who shares this ethos. This is an exciting opportunity for a talented, energetic and creative individual looking to gain further experience from our highly skilled team and progress in their career.

You will:

  • Share our love of creating great food from fresh ingredients
  • Have some experience of working in a commercial kitchen
  • Be able to execute menu dishes to the highest standards of presentation and quality consistently
  • Have excellent attention to detail
  • Work effectively under pressure in our busy kitchen
  • Maintain the kitchen to a 5* food safety standard
  • Be a team player and possess good communication skills
  • Be keen to develop your skills and career as a chef.

We can offer:

  • A progressive and friendly working environment
  • Favourable hours (very few late finishes!)
  • A commitment to your ongoing support, training and development.
  • Staff discount at both our farm shop and kitchen sites

We’d love to hear from you.

Part time Butchery Assistant (Hartley)

We are looking for a butcher to join our team at Hartley Farm Shop.

You will be working in our award-winning butchery team within our farm shop. We are a fifth generation farm with a passion for great food & great people. Our butchers do things the proper way, sourcing direct from the farm and working with whole carcasses. We have an opportunity for someone to join our growing business in our butchery team as counter assistant. You will have a great passion for the trade and great customer service skills. Training will be given so applicants of all levels of experience welcome.

If you are passionate about the trade, wanting to learn more and love working as part of a team to deliver the best possible service then get in touch. Shifts will include weekend work

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