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

We are looking to recruit a Chef for 2-3 days per week for our busy farm kitchen. These days would include one weekend day each week.

As a chef you will be working within our kitchen team under our Head Chef to prepare our menu dishes to a high standard in a fast paced environment, and complete food prep tasks efficiently to ensure we are ready for a busy service period. Shifts are usually 9 hours per day finishing at around 5:00pm which provides a great work-life balance as a chef.

Neston Farm Shop & Kitchen is a family run business located in beautiful rural surroundings just 15 minutes from Bath and 10 minutes from Melksham. Our purpose is to produce and serve great food made fresh daily from locally sourced ingredients.

This role would suit either an experienced chef looking for a part time role, or someone who is at the beginning of their career and would benefit from further training and development. The salary offered will be dependent on your experience.

You will:

  • Share our love of creating great food from fresh ingredients with provenance
  • Have a desire to work to high standards in a busy kitchen environment
  • Be able to execute menu dishes to the highest standards of presentation and quality consistently under guidance.
  • 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

We can offer:

  • A competitive salary based on previous commercial kitchen experience
  • Favourable hours (very few late finishes!)
  • Discount across both our farm shop & kitchen sites.
  • A progressive and friendly working environment
  • A commitment to your ongoing support through opportunities to complete training

Our thriving cafe is seeking a positive and customer-focused Café Assistant for one day each weekend.

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. Experience in this role is preferred but full training will be provided for the right candidate.

You will:

  • Be able to offer excellent customer service consistently
  • Be a team player and possess good communication skills
  • Be available to work one weekend day per week

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.

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