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Career opportunities at the

Farm Shop & Café

Are you wondering what you would like to do as a career? For those of us with practical skills and less inclined to pass our day in front of a computer, the world of food can be the perfect place.

The Cowdray Farm Shop & Café is growing rapidly and we are looking for some new people to come and join our team. We want people who really enjoy good food and are interested to learn more about where their food comes from, how it is made and how best to enjoy it. We want people who recognise that there are opportunities within our business to build a career, starting at the grass roots and learning the skills to enable you to take on more challenges and with that, bigger roles.

Our industry is highly sociable. You need to like people and to understand what good customer service means. You will need to enjoy working as a team. With approximately 40 people working here it is imperative that we all get on well. We encourage everybody to share ideas. It isn’t just for the “managers” to make decisions! We encourage everyone to get involved and to take ownership of what they do.

We have the following job vacancies:

  • Farm Shop Retail Assistant

Exciting opportunities in an award winning and growing farm shop in a beautiful part of the country. The successful applicant will enjoy being part of a hard working sociable team and have fantastic customer service skills. Experience in a retail environment is preferred but not essential as full training will be given, an interest and passion for food is helpful. Full and part time roles are available.

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  • Cowdray Living Retail Assistant

We have an opportunity for a part-time role in a new stream of the business, Cowdray Living is moving to its own premises within our Farm Shop and Café site. The successful applicant will be able to carry out their duties on their own and as part as of a small team. Fantastic customer service is key and they must enjoy talking to customers about products and be creative with displays. This role is part time with three shifts per week including some weekend work, should the right candidate wish for full time hours additional shifts are available in the Farm Shop.

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  • Cafe Team Leader

An exciting position of Team Leader has become available. The successful candidate will need to be a self-motivated and creative person with a positive and cheerful nature who enjoys working as part of a team.  Our industry is highly sociable so therefore candidates needs to enjoy working with people and have an understanding about  good customer service.

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  •  Café Staff

We’re looking for full time and part time staff to join our Café team. You need to be a self-motivated and creative person who understands what good customer service means. Experience in a busy environment would be an advantage!

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  •  Barista

We’re looking for full time or part time barista to join our Café team. Experience is preferable but not essential as full training can be given. The primary focus of the role is to operate the coffee machine and to make a variety of coffees and teas to a high standard.

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  •  Cowdray Express Supervisor

We have a part time vacancy within Cowdray Express, our takeaway facility located adjacent to the Café which specialises in healthy snacks, barista coffee, fresh juices and smoothies. You will be in charge of opening and closing and preparing everything to ensure a smooth operation. You will need to be out going, self-motivated  and able to work on you own.

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  •  Kitchen Porter

We are looking for a part-time kitchen porter to join our team.As a kitchen porter your job will include ensuring basic cleaning jobs are carried out as quickly as possible. Collecting and washing up pots and pans. Cleaning food preparation areas and equipment, in addition to crockery and cutlery. Helping to unload food and equipment deliveries.

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  • Pastry Chef

The ideal candidate will have a passion for sweet and savoury creations. They must adhere to health and safety standards to provide clients with the best possible serving. You will be required to prepare and make a wide variety of cakes, biscuits, cookies, pies along with seasonal pastries following traditional and modern recipes.

This role fits within a busy team of three and involves some weekend work.

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Opening Hours

Farm Shop Opening Hours

  • Monday to Saturday9.00am - 6.00pm
  • Sunday9.00am - 5.00pm

Café Opening Hours

  • Monday to Saturday8.00am - 5.00pm
  • Sunday9.00am - 5.00pm

Cowdray Express

  • Monday to Friday9.00am - 3.00pm
  • Saturdays9.00am - 3.00pm
  • Sundays9.00am - 3.00pm

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