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.

Our thriving cafe is seeking a positive and customer-focused Café Assistant on a Saturday.  

We are a family run farm shop and cafe in Winsley, near Bradford on Avon, and are well known for the quality of our food and welcoming team. Working under the guidance of our Café Manager and Assistant Café Manager, your role will include serving food, the preparation and service of hot drinks, taking customer orders and ensuring the café area looks clean and tidy at all times.

The successful candidate will be able to go above and beyond for our customers and maintain a friendly, welcoming manner at all times to both staff and customers alike. If you have experience in this area then great, but if not, we will provide training. Our ideal candidate would also be able to do some weekday shifts occasionally but this is not essential.

You will:

  • Be able to offer excellent customer service consistently
  • Be a team player and possess good communication skills

We can offer:

  • A progressive and friendly working environment
  • Daytime hours
  • Staff discount and share of tips
  • Free meal when working
  • A commitment to your ongoing support, training and development.

We are seeking an enthusiastic chef who has previous experience of working with high quality, locally sourced produce in a busy environment. This is the perfect role for a chef who wishes to further develop their knowledge and skills within a friendly and supportive team. The ideal candidate will play a key role in ensuring our business is seen as a top quality food destination in a rural setting.

As Sous Chef the successful candidate will be supporting the Head Chef in all aspects of the role and will lead the kitchen team in their absence. We are looking for candidates who have excellent communication skills and are able to manage a kitchen efficiently.

Shifts are usually 9 hours per day finishing at around 5pm which provides a great work-life balance as a chef. You will only be required to work evenings for occasional events and private parties.

Neston Farm Shop & Kitchen is a family run business located in beautiful rural surroundings. We are a busy destination situated on the Neston Park Estate just outside the village of Atworth near Melksham. The Estate, its nearby farms and growers, and our own sister site at Hartley, Winsley provide much of the produce we use.

You will:

  • Share our love of creating great food from fresh ingredients with provenance
  • Have significant experience of working in a busy kitchen environment
  • Be able to execute menu dishes to the highest standards of presentation and quality consistently
  • Manage stock levels and wastage to ensure our GP is spot on
  • Maintain the kitchen to a 5* food safety standard
  • Be a team player and possess good communication skills

We can offer:

  • Salary of between £21,500 and £23,000
  • Pay progression linked to your contribution to the business
  • Paid breaks
  • Favourable hours (very few late finishes!)
  • Discount across both our farm shop & kitchen sites.
  • A progressive working environment with training opportunities

We are looking for an energetic person with good attention to detail to work within our kitchen team on a Saturday. As a Kitchen Porter you will be working to wash up during service and ensure the pot wash area is left clean and tidy at the end of the day. You may also be asked to complete any other cleaning or food prep tasks as directed by the Chef or Café Manager. Experience isn’t necessary and training will be given but a positive attitude and willingness to complete tasks quickly to a high standard is a must!

Benefits offered:

  • Free meal when working
  • Equal share of staff tips
  • Staff discount
  • No early starts or late finishes – daytime hours
  • Training programs available for those wanting to further career in the kitchen
  • Be part of a friendly, hardworking team who support each other

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