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Join the Blackberry Farm team for a fun, friendly and exciting working environment. (updated 31st July 2014)


We are no longer recruiting casual staff for Summer 2014 

 Job opportunities will be available for Casual assistant positions both in the cafe and on the farm

Throughout the year we may also have vacancies for permanent job positions.

Available positions will be listed below.

 

 Weekend Equine Assistant 

We currently have a position for an equine assistant to work Saturdays and Sundays, with a possibility of working extra days during the week. (Extra days will be required during half terms). 

The position involves: running our pony club, pony rides and pony parties.  Under the supervision of the Farm Manager.  

You will also be expected to assist with feeding, exercising and the general care required to look after our many ponies and donkeys.

 Requirements for position: 

Must be aged 18 or over, 

Hold a BHSAI qualification or equivalent, 

Have own transport or reliable transport arrangements due to location of farm.

 

 Casual Farm Assistant 

We are now recruiting for new casual staff to assist the current farm team in our busier times. Staff will be required to work weekends, half terms and summer holidays. There may also be extra hours during the week in term time. 

This position involves assisting with daily duties on the farm.  This involves: supervising the daily activities, assisting with birthday parties, group and school tours. You will also be expected to assist in the setup and closing down of the play area plus any general cleaning duties required. 

As a casual farm assistant you will be involved in the basic care of some of our animals ie. feeding and cleaning. Although this position does have some animal involvement please be aware the position is mainly assisting our public activities. 

 Requirements for position: 

Must be aged 16 or over, 

Be friendly, polite and have confidence dealing with the public,  

Have own transport or reliable transport arrangements due to location of farm. 

 

Casual Cafe Assistant 

We are now recruiting for new casual staff to assist the current cafe team in our busier times. Staff would be required to work weekends, half terms and summer holidays. There may also be extra hours during the week in term times. 

The cafe is where our visitors pay admission for entrance into the farm. Our cafe serves hot and cold food and drinks.  We also have a small gift shop within the cafe.  Your position will be to assist with daily duties in the cafe.  it is mainly a customer services role and involves: taking admission to the farm, orders and payments for food and drinks. You will also be responsible for maintaining the cleanliness of our kitchen and cafe, keeping up to our high health and saftey standards. Other duties would include serving food, assisting with birthday parties, and helping the public with enquiries. 

 Requirements for position: 

Must be aged 16 or over, 

Be friendly, polite and have confidence dealing with the public,  

Have own transport or reliable transport arrangements due to location of farm.

To request an application form to apply for a job position please ring the farm on 01825 872912 or email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


 Volunteer Scheme

 Blackberry Farm runs a successful VOLUNTEER SCHEME which has been set up to provide local people with a chance to gain valuable work experience, or as an outlet for opportunities to reach out in the community. The scheme includes chances to work with various animals and also maintainence projects including fencing and woodcraft. 

This scheme is open to those aged 18 to 118, and to all abilities: we encourage students, special needs students and the retired. This can be used as a social opportunity or as as an opportunity to improve work skills and experience, therefore, enhancing a CV.

If you are interested in volunteering at Blackberry Farm, we are keen to hear from you, these are some of the areas you may be able to help us with:

Light Gardening (pots, weeding, watering)

General duties (litter picking, tidying up, light maintenaince)

Animal Care

Arts and crafts

Facepainting

If you fancy getting out of the house for a few hours a week for the chance to meet other people and to 'potter' we would love to hear from you.

For further information please contact us Tel: 01825 872912 or email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it