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JOBS AT MILLETS FARM 

Millets Farm Centre is a family run business with a family focused ethos. Working with us 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.  In addition to enjoying your time at work you will also benefit from: 

  • Free parking
  • Contributory pension plan
  • Site wide discounts
  • Training opportunities including NVQs in retail and hospitality where suitable
  • Employee performance related pay bonus and pay scheme
  • Perk Box Scheme
  • Mystery shopper and customer feedback voucher reward scheme
  • Free tickets to Millets events including the Maize Maze and John Lawson Circus
  • Special staff offers and freebies within our employee newsletter
  • Staff social events throughout the year

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. along with a copy of your C.V. or application form. An application form can be downloaded via the button below.

Application Form

EVENTS

TEMPORARY EVENTS CO-ORDINATOR– Full time position, 10 month contract. Will include weekend work.
Millets Farm Centre is looking for an experienced Events Co-ordinator to facilitate the running of our events calendar, including Farmer Carters Courtyard and the summer Maize Maze, ensuring a high standard of customer service is delivered and leading the seasonal events team in their daily tasks and safety checks. The successful candidate needs to have excellent customer service skills, previous experience of supervising a team, be computer literate and able to pick up new till and booking systems quickly and have an eye for detail when running an event. Start date 7th March 2022. Salary £21,000 - £23,000 pro rata depending on experience. For a more detailed job description, including keys dates that must be worked, please email your interest along with your CV to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

FARMHOUSE KITCHEN RESTAURANT

JUNIOR CHEF/KITCHEN ASSISITANT - Full time, part time and weekend positions available. Shift times variable between 7am – 4pm. Will include at least one weekend day.
We are looking to recruit a full time Junior Chef or Kitchen Assistant who is passionate about delivering top quality food from seasonal and homegrown ingredients to join our friendly team in the Farmhouse Kitchen Restaurant. The Farmhouse Kitchen is a busy day time restaurant with a popular breakfast and lunch service. This role involves assisting in both the preparation and service of the restaurant menu on a daily basis as well as helping with the production of other products such as quiches, scotch eggs and homemade ready meals to sell in the Farm Shop. There are also conferences, private functions and themed events to cater for on a pre-booked basis from a selection of menu packages or bespoke menus. You would be joining a team of 5 other chef’s and working as part of a larger kitchen team to ensure all standards are maintained relating to food hygiene, customer satisfaction, profit margins, health & safety and COSHH. The shift pattern would be 7am - 4pm including at least one day at the weekend. We are closed evenings and on Christmas day, Boxing day and New years day. This role would suit a Chef looking to achieve a better work life balance! Starting rate £9.50/hour for those over 23 years old.

FRONT OF HOUSE CATERING ASSISTANT - Full time, part time and weekend positions available. Shift times variable between 8.30am – 6pm. We coudl offer school hours in the week but  all positions must include at least one weekend day.
The Farmhouse Kitchen restaurant at Millets Farm Centre is looking for hard working individuals to join their front of house team. The newly extended Farmhouse Kitchen is a busy and vibrant part self-service/part table service restaurant. Our customers are very varied from those who want a quiet lunch in the week, families enjoying a day out at the weekend, coffee and cake customers in the afternoons, cooked breakfast lovers or coach trips. The role involves processing customer orders on the till and barista work, running customers food to their tables as well as helping to keep the restaurant clean and tidy throughout the day. The successful candidates must have a nice manner with customers, be able to use their initiative to find the tasks that need completing and have the energy to stay motivated during a busy shift. Starting rate £8.95/hour those over 23 years old.

Apprenticeship opportunities could be available to anyone looking for a career in the catering industry. Please get in touch!

FARM SHOP

LEAD FOOD BUYER WITH MERCHANDISING – Full time position (40 hours/week), Monday – Thursday and Sunday am. 
Millets Farm Centre is a family run business with a family focused ethos. Attracting over 1 million visitors per year with our farm shop, garden centre, restaurants, seasonal events calendar and soft play barn Millets Farm is a varied and vibrant place to work. Our busy Farm Shop prides itself on its interesting range of locally produced and artisan products that complements our extensive range of homemade goods. We are looking to recruit an experienced food buyer to work alongside a close stockroom team and bring fresh eyes to our product range. The role would involve being responsible for ordering stock from the majority of the food and kitchenware suppliers; monitoring sales and trends to allow modification of orders seasonally as required. Exploring new products and suppliers, being involved in merchandising and ensuring the shop floor image reflects the season and current buying trends are important in this role. The successful candidate will need to be able to understand cost price information, set sales prices at the appropriate GPM and interpret sales data to ensure appropriate ordering levels and maximise sales. Being able to negotiate with suppliers and manage relationships with sales reps would also be desirable. Weekday finish times are flexible but a 7.30am start is required and 7am – 10am as a minimum on a Sunday. Salary range from £28,000 - £33,000 dependent on experience with profit related bonuses. For a more detailed job description please email your interest along with your CV to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

BAKERY KITCHEN ASSISTANT – Full and Part time positions available (will include working one weekend day each week) 7am - 4pm shifts.
This role involves working as part of the Bakery production team responsible for our delicious cake range. There will be a phased approach to learning how to make a range of products with the long-term objective to be able to make all products in our range competently and quickly without supervision. Alongside production all team members contribute to daily and weekly cleaning tasks, packing and pricing of products, putting away deliveries and serving on the counter to cover lunch breaks. We are looking for a candidate with previous experience of working in a commercial kitchen, a good understanding of food hygiene and who is able to work well as part of a team. Cake decorating experience would be beneficial. This is a permanent position with an immediate start date. Salary dependant on age and experience but starts at £8.95/hour for those 23 or over.

PASTRY AND DELI COUNTER ASSISTANT – Minimum 27 hours/week (Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday). Shift times variable between 8am – 6pm. Flexibility to work additional shifts to cover holiday.
Millets Farm Shop is looking for a “people person” who has proven excellent customer service skills. This role will involve serving customers throughout the day on either the pastry or deli counter and ensuring the environment is kept clean and tidy at all times. The successful candidate must be well presented and have high standards of cleanliness and will need a thirst for knowledge to become knowledgeable in the products they are selling.
Salary dependant on age. Salary dependant on age and experience but starts at £8.95/hour for those 23 or over.

ROSE COTTAGE CAFÉ AT SPROUTS PLAY BARN

POT WASH & FACILITES CLEANER - Full time, 9am – 6pm shifts. 5 days per week including a Saturday.
Sprouts Play Barn at Millets Farm is looking for a full time Kitchen Porter. This is a very active role which requires somebody who is physically fit with a strong work ethic. The role involves working on the dishwasher through the day to process the dirty crockery and cutlery alongside table clearing and cleaning tasks throughout the day. It is important during the busy lunch service that the kitchen always has clean items when needed so being organised to manage the workload is a must. An understanding of the importance of good personal and food hygiene and an eye for detail are essential to maintain the high standards of cleanliness our customers expect.

FRONT OF HOUSE CATERING ASSISTANT – Minimum 30 hours/week. Shift times variable between 8.30am – 6pm. Will include at least one weekend day.
Rose Cottage Cafe within Sprouts play barn is looking for a hard working individual to join their front of house team. This role involves taking customer orders on the till and barista work as well as helping to keep the seating area of the play barn clean and tidy throughout the day. The successful candidates must have a nice manner with customers, be able to use their initiative to find the tasks that need completing during the day but this is a slower paced role that the position above. Shift pattern will be variable but communicated in advance. Salary dependant on age and in line with the cost of living wage. Starting rate £8.95/hour for those over 23 years old.

SPROUTS PLAY BARN

SPROUTS PLAY ASSISTANT – Full time. 5 days per week. Shifts 8.45am - 6pm. Includes regular weekend work and very occasional evening work. 
Sprouts play barn are looking for an enthusiastic bubbly individual to join the team. At Sprouts we are committed to providing a high standard of cleanliness as well as FUN and we pride ourselves on delivering excellent customer service. This role involves greeting customers on arrival and providing all the information they will need during their visit, helping to supervise the play frame during each play session, being part of the clean down and reset team between sessions and helping to keep the play barn safe and clean at all times. The successful applicant must be confident in speaking to both adults and children, outgoing, energetic and fun with a passion for customer service and a willingness to learn. We are looking for a team player that isn’t afraid to get stuck in with the tasks of the day. Shift pattern will be variable but communicated in advance. Salary dependant on age. Starting rate £8.95/hour for those over 23 years old.

FACILITIES CLEANER - 7am – 12 noon Min 25 hours/week over 5 days. 
Sprouts Play Barn Millets Farm Centre are looking for a hard-working person with lots of energy and exceptionally high standards to help with the ongoing cleaning of our customer facilities. This role will involve cleaning the Play Barn customer toilets daily before opening and completing weekly deep cleaning of other facilities for the remainder of the day. The successful candidate needs to be able to clean using appropriate chemicals, to a high standard without supervision. Having an eye for the “detail” is especially important. This role could occasionally involve working within any other area of Millets Farm Centre. Starting rate £10.00 per hour.

WEEKEND WORK

We have a number of weekend positions available at Millets Farm Centre. We stress to all young people that are looking to take on weekend job with us that this requires a commitment to working a set shift every week. The paid holiday entitlement is roughly 6 of these set shifts per year to be spread evenly throughout the year and additional unpaid time off can only be authorised if cover for the shift can be found. If you are happy that this can work alongside your ongoing studies and leisure pursuits please complete our application form found at the link above or send your CV to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Additional shifts are available during the school holidays and we are looking for people who are keen for extra hours at these times.  Please note applicants for weekend positions must have completed their GCSE’s and we do not employ young people under 16 years of age. 

WEEKEND FRONT OF HOUSE CATERING ASSISTANT – Saturday or Sunday shifts. Shift times variable between 9am – 6pm.
The Farmhouse Kitchen restaurant is looking for hard working individuals to join their front of house team. The newly extended Farmhouse Kitchen is a busy and vibrant part self-service/part table service restaurant. Our customers are very varied from those who want a quiet lunch in the week, families enjoying a day out at the weekend, coffee and cake customers in the afternoons, cooked breakfast lovers or coach trips. The role involves running customers food to their tables as well as helping to keep the restaurant clean and tidy throughout the day. Once the successful candidate has shown they are able to use their initiatives in these tasks they will progress to taking customer orders on the till and barista work. The successful candidates must have a nice manner with customers, be able to use their initiative to find the tasks that need completing and have the energy to stay motivated during a busy shift. Salary ranges from £5.25-£8.95 per hour dependant on age. 

SUNDAY PRODUCE ASSISTANT – 7am – 6pm.
Millets Farm Shop is looking for an energetic individual to work within our fresh produce department. This role will involves helping to set up the fresh produce display ready for the shop opening, keep it replenished throughout the day and clean down at the end of the shift whilst always adhering to a high standard of food hygiene practice. The role requires somebody with attention to detail as all the produce need to be assessed for quality before putting out for sale. The successful candidate must be able to follow instruction and use their initiative to find tasks that need completing. The role will require some heavy lifting. Salary ranges from £5.25-£8.95 per hour dependant on age. 

SUNDAY TILL OPERATOR – Shifts times variable between 8am and 6pm.
Millets Farm Shop is looking for a friendly individual to work on our tills. This role will involve processing customer till transactions throughout the day. The successful candidate must be well presented, be happy working with technology, have a good knowledge of fruit and vegetables and be accurate with cash handling. Being able to talk clearly and confidentially to customers is essential. Salary ranges from £5.25-£8.95 per hour dependant on age. 

WEEKEND PLAY ASSISTANT – 8.45am - 6pm.  
Sprouts play barn are looking for an enthusiastic bubbly individual to join the team. At Sprouts we are committed to providing a high standard of cleanliness as well as FUN and we pride ourselves on delivering excellent customer service. This role involves greeting customers on arrival and providing all the information they will need during their visit, helping to supervise the play frame during each play session, being part of the clean down and reset team between sessions and helping to keep the play barn safe and clean at all times. The successful applicant must be confident in speaking to both adults and children, outgoing, energetic and fun with a passion for customer service and a willingness to learn. We are looking for a team player that isn’t afraid to get stuck in with the tasks of the day. Shift pattern will be variable but communicated in advance. Salary ranges from £5.25-£8.95 per hour dependant on age. 

SATURDAY BAKERY COUNTER ASSISTANT – 8am – 6pm.
This role involve merchandising the cake counter in the morning, serving customers throughout the day and closing down at the end of the shift whilst always adhering to a high standard of food hygiene practice. The successful candidate must be well presented, confident in talking to customers and able to use their initiative to find the tasks that need completing.  Salary ranges from £5.25-£8.95 per hour dependant on age. 

SATURDAY PASTRY AND DELI COUNTER ASSISTANT - 10am – 6pm.
Millets Farm Shop is looking for a “people person” who has proven excellent customer service skills. This role will involve serving customers throughout the day on either the pastry or deli counter and ensuring the environment is kept clean and tidy at all times. The successful candidate must be well presented and have high standards of cleanliness and will need a thirst for knowledge to become knowledgeable in the products they are selling. Salary ranges from £5.25-£8.95 per hour dependant on age.