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.

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

Sunday Cafe Assistant (Hartley)

We are seeking a positive and hard working person to join our front of house team on Sundays. Your duties will include serving food, the preparation and service of hot drinks, operating the till and ensuring the café area looks clean and tidy at all times. Excellent customer service is our priority and we are seeking a team member who can consistently deliver this. If you have worked in a similar environment before then great, but if not, we will provide full training.

The cafe runs alongside a busy farm shop, butcher and deli. This role will require energy and confidence as you will be expected to know about us and our produce. You will be talking to our customers every day so a friendly manner and a smile at all times is essential.

Sous Chef (Neston)

We are looking to recruit a Sous Chef for our farm kitchen based on the Neston Park Estate near Bath.

Neston Farm Shop & Kitchen is a family run business located in beautiful rural surroundings. We are a busy destination just 15 minutes from Bath. Our purpose is to produce and serve great food in an inspiring environment

As a Sous Chef you will be second in command in our kitchen team working under our Head Chef. Shifts are usually 9 hours per day finishing at around 5:30pm which provides a great work-life balance as a chef. You will only be required to work evenings for occasional events and private parties.

This is a perfect role for a chef with good experience of working in busy, high-quality kitchens and is looking to develop their skills and knowledge and progress within our company. It is also an exciting opportunity to play your part in helping the business put its mark on the map as a top quality food destination in a rural setting.

Neston farm Shop & Kitchen is a sister site to Hartley Farm in Winsley. The same family run both sites since 2015 and much of the produce is sourced from the family farm at Hartley along with produce from our landlords at Neston Park Estate and other wonderful local producers. Last year we were crowned Best Farm Shop in the WIltshire Life Awards and it is our ambition to add many more accolades to further establish ourselves as a top quality food destination.

You will:

  • Share our love of creating great food from fresh ingredients with provenance
  • Have significant experience of working to high standards in a busy kitchen environment
  • Be able to execute menu dishes to the highest standards of presentation and quality consistently
  • Have excellent attention to detail
  • Work effectively under pressure and unsupervised 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:

  • Salary of £19,000-21,000
  • 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 further NVQ training.

This link takes you to our application form for our sister site, Hartley Farm Shop, where your application will be processed.