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JOBS AT MILLETS FARM

Working with us... 

Millets Farm Centre is a family owned business that attracts over 1 million visitors per year offering a premium Garden Centre, Farm Shop, Restaurants, Play Barn and seasonally family orientated events. Working at Millets, you will become part of a large and friendly team spanning a variety of different departments but always with the same goal of providing the very best in quality food, shopping and entertainment. As part of the Millets team you will receive:

  • Free parking
  • Contributory pension plan
  • Site wide discounts
  • Free entry to Millets events including the Maize Maze and John Lawson Circus
  • Uniform provided
  • Training opportunities
  • Employee of the Month scheme
  • Perk Box Scheme
  • Mystery shopping voucher scheme
  • Special staff offers within our employee newsletter
  • Staff social events throughout the year
  • We offer NVQs in retail and hospitality where suitable

To apply for any of our positions below please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for an application form.


Farm Shop

HOME PRODUCE ASSISTANT

Between 2 and 4 days per week available. 9am – 3pm

Millets Farm Shop is looking for an individual who is passionate about producing high quality food products and able to withstand the pace of a commercial kitchen. This small team are responsible for making the desserts, soups and salads for sale in the farm shop and restaurants. The successful candidate needs to be organised and methodical in their working and able to follow recipes accurately. They must have high standards of cleanliness and be focused on completing their allocated tasks within a team environment. This hours for this position can be flexible during the week to accommodate for the school run if necessary and the department is not open at weekends.

BUTCHERY MANAGER

Full time, 7.30am – 5pm, alternate weekends

Millets Farm Shop is looking for a Butchery Manager who is passionate about producing good quality meat products for sale in our counter and pre-pack chillers. The successful candidate will be customer driven, organised and be an excellent communicator with the ability to manage a team. Previous experience within the butchery trade at a Supervisor level is essential and previous experience as a Manager is preferable.  A commercial awareness and the understanding of yields and costs and the ability to manage profit and loss margins will need to be demonstrated and previous expertise used to grow the Butchery department. The role would involve ensuring that the butchery department provides the highest standards in customer service and complies with HACCP, health & safety, legal and traceability standards at all times.

FULL TIME BAKERY ASSISTANT

Tuesday – Friday, 8am – 6pm (5.30pm winter months)

Millets Farm Shop is looking for an individual who is passionate about baking and would like to be a part of a close team responsible for making the many cakes, slices and tarts available for sale in the farm shop bakery counter and restaurants. The successful candidate needs to be able to follow instruction and recipes accurately and be able to produce products to the high quality expected for sale and be able to focus on completing their allocated tasks whilst working within a lively a team. This role also involves helping to serve on the cake counter over lunchtime and during busy periods so good communication skills are essential. Full training will be given and the position allows for the development of many baking skills such as piping and icing. Good team work is vital within this department to ensure all the necessary morning tasks are undertaken prior to the shop opening and all the clean down tasks are completed before the team leaves for the day.

FRESH PRODUCE ASSISTANT      

3 days per week 7am – 6pm

Millets Farm Shop is looking for an active and hardworking individual to join our Produce team. This small team are responsible for the fresh fruit and vegetable display in the Farm Shop. The role involves helping to set up the shop ready for sale in the morning, ensuring all the fruit and veg put out is of the highest standard of quality and freshness, helping to keep the displays replenished and tidy throughout the day, helping to process deliveries and finally packing up and cleaning down at the end of the shift. The successful candidate must be well presented, have high standards of cleanliness and be focused on completing their allocated tasks within a team environment.


Sprouts Playbarn

PLAY BARN SUPERVISOR

Full time including 1 in 3 weekends, most shifts 9am – 6pm. Occasional evening work.

Sprouts play barn are looking for an enthusiastic individual to join our friendly team of play assistants. Our mission at Sprouts is to provide a safe clean environment for children to have fun and for parents to relax. This role involves supervising the team in the absence of a Manager to achieve the required tasks at the highest standard. Tasks include ensuring the play frame has adequate staff presence during our play sessions, keeping the environment spotlessly clean and more importantly safe for play throughout the day and ensuring there is a welcoming face on the admissions desk when customer arrive and leave. The role requires cash handling and being responsible for unlocking and locking up at the start and end of shifts. The successful candidate will be self-motivated, enthusiastic and reliable with a proven track record in delivering fantastic customer service and being able to use their own initiative to deal with customer queries. Previous experience of working with children is not necessary but a friendly, outgoing, fun loving attitude is essential! Previous supervisory experience would be advantageous but someone looking for progression who is ready to develop into the role would be considered.

PARTY HOSTS

Saturday or Sunday 9am – 6pm

Sprouts play barn are looking for enthusiastic individuals to join our friendly team as a Party Host, running up to 3 birthday parties a day to the highest standard. This involves setting up the party room, greeting the birthday child and their guests, liaising with the birthday child’s parents to ensure all their needs are met, serving the party food at the required time and most importantly ensuring the children have an amazing party. The successful candidate will need a bubbly personality, be confident, organised, enthusiastic and reliable with a proven track record in being able to use their own initiative. Previous experience of working with children is not necessary but a friendly, outgoing, fun loving attitude is essential!

CAFÉ ASSISTANT

Monday – Friday 9.30am - 2.30pm. Occasional weekend shifts to cover holidays.

Rose Cottage Café, within Sprouts play barn, is looking for a “people person” who has proven excellent customer service skills. The role involves making hot drinks, using a barista coffee machine, taking customer food orders and processing them through the tills system, and cleaning down in the main seating area between play sessions. The successful candidate will be self-motivated, enthusiastic and reliable with a proven track record in delivering fantastic customer service and being able to use their own initiative to deal with customer queries.


Millets Farm Events Team

EVENTS ASSISTANT

Seasonal; School holidays including Easter, Summer and October Half Term

The Events team here at Millets Farm are looking for enthusiastic, confident and fun individuals to help us make our events even more spectacular! Our goal is to give every single visitor an amazing experience and you must believe in our core values in order to make this happen. If you or someone you know has got what it takes to become a part of our already fantastic team, please apply or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information!


Frosts Garden Centres at Millets Farm, Frilford:

OPERATIONS MANAGER

Frosts Garden Centre here at Millets Farm are currently recruiting for a local Operations Manager to join their friendly and dedicated team. This position is key to the success of their retail team, with an interesting and broad ranging scope which includes:

- Organising and setting up our fantastic events including the Christmas grotto and ice rink

- Overseeing goods-in, stock levels and replenishment

- Ensuring company health and safety processes are followed

- Managing the customer service desk and tills, and not being afraid to jump on if needed

- Carrying out HR activities, with support from head office

- Organising training for colleagues

- Planning staffing rotas and schedules

- Working with Mystery Shopper results to ensure service quality is consistent

This position would suit either an experienced individual from a similar role, or someone currently at supervisor level looking to develop their career.

This is a full time position working alternate weekends and bank holidays as required. In addition to the competitive salary, Frosts Garden Centre offer a great benefits package and the opportunity to progress your career within the Frosts Group of Garden Centres.

CHEF

Frosts Garden Centre are looking for a passionate & enthusiastic Chef to join the catering team.
At Frosts, they take pride in their freshly prepared produce, using the best ingredients ensuring their food is second to none. 

Key Job Skills;

- Assisting the Head Chef in day to day operations

- Produce menus to high standard

- Using food and cleaning order sheets to avoid running of or accumulating stock

- Demonstrate understanding of seasons

- Understanding of food cost and GP targets

- Ensuring due diligence documents are accurate and up to date

- Ability to write rotas to ensure staffing levels are correct and within budget

- Overseeing the whole kitchen with all jobs being done efficiently

How to apply:

To apply visit the Frosts Garden Centre website https://www.frostsgardencentres.co.uk/#/blog/careers/millets-farm or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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