Farm Shop Project Worker

Posted 26 October by HCPA Ltd

Herts Good Care is a non-profit company, supporting adult social care providers across Hertfordshire to fill their permanent positions. We are currently supporting Sunnyside Rural Trust to find a Farm Shop Project Worker to join their team.

Job Title:Cafe / Farmshop Project Worker
Reference Number:HCPA003129
Company Name:Sunnyside Rural Trust
Shifts Available:Mornings , Days , Weekends
Location:Hemel Hempstead
Type of Care Provider:Day Service
Supporting individuals with:Learning Disability , Mental Health , Epilepsy
Pay/Salary:£9.52 Per Year
Hours of Work:37.5 - Monday to Saturday, ideal to do some Saturday's but not necessary.
Driving Required:Yes
Contract Type:Full Time Contract, Part Time Contract, 0 Hours Contract, Volunteer Opportunities

About the Company

Sunnyside Rural Trust is a registered charity working with adults with learning?disabilities. We support people to gain confidence, skills and employment opportunities in horticulture and retail.

We have an exciting opportunity for a motivated, enthusiastic individual, who can offer excellent customer service in a lively front of house team at our cafés and farm shop.

We are looking for someone who is passionate about the work they do and shares the values of our organisation. The role will involve weekends working on a rota basis.

Why should I apply for this Cafe / Farmshop Project Worker job?

  • The café provides our trainees the opportunity to learn all the skills required to run a café, such as customer service, handling money, barista, cooking and stock control.
  • We like to promote from within
  • We are open to full time and part time applicants.
  • Shift times will be either 8am to 4pm, 9am to 5pm, 10am to 2pm. The shop opening hours are 10am to 3pm. We request some Saturday availability on a rota basis.
  • We offer a range of attractive staff benefits and great development opportunities. We will consider full and part-time hours and have 0-hour contracts available.
  • £18565 salary for full time role, equivalent to £9.52
  • Internal promotion and career progression available
  • Farm shop discounts
  • Paid DBS
  • Full uniform and work boots
  • Care Professional Standards Academy rewards and discounts
  • This is no personal care in this position

What does this Cafe / Farmshop Project Worker job involve?

Our Hemel Food Garden farm shop and cafe sells a range of Sunnyside Rural Trust produce and those of other local growers and manufacturers. We?offer high quality produce in a friendly and professional shop.

Our second, smaller cafe, is based at the Hub, which is in the Grovehill area of Hemel Hempstead. This is our newest venture and will become a thriving community café, offering barista coffees, hot drinks and fresh home made food. This café is also serving local businesses.

We also offer retail training and experience to young people and adults with learning disabilities to support them to be work ready.?

We sell organic fruit, vegetables and salads, high quality and unusual plants & flowers, cheese, biscuits, jams and chutneys, handmade chocolates, organic ice-cream, crafts, gifts, and much more....

We serve fresh home made lunches. fresh coffee and tea alongside homemade cakes and other sweet treats.

The job may involve working across both cafes, on a rota basis, including some weekend work.

  • To work in the café/farm shop and support the day-to-day operations, including equipment, health and safety, customer care, food/drink preparation, till work and administration, to create an environment that is welcoming to customers, and supportive to staff and volunteers with learning disabilities and mental health issues.
  • To understand fully, and have a commitment to, carrying out the aims and objectives of Sunnyside Rural Trust of which Sunnyside Up Café/farm shop is part.
  • To work within the Sunnyside Rural Trusts policies and procedures to provide a high quality of service and in particular to always have a high regard for the organisation’s Equal Opportunities Policy.
  • To act in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulations (2018).
  • To act in accordance with the Health and Safety at Work Act (1974) and the organisation’s Health and Safety policy statement.
  • Ensure the highest level of customer of service is achieved at all times - to be a positive and welcoming front of house
  • To support and train the people involved in Sunnyside Up cafe, and the Hub including people with learning difficulties, students on work experience, and other volunteers.
  • Serve as the lead customer contact for people at the cafe, including answering questions, welcoming customers and other communications
  • Communicate and report back to the Café Manager
  • Adhere to all café policies and procedures
  • Participate in marketing and promoting the café’s
  • Other duties as assigned

Am I the right person for this Cafe / Farmshop Project Worker job?

You will ideally have experience in both the hospitality industry as well as the care sector. The role will involve some Saturday work.

We expect our staff to be creative, enterprising, and work within our values:

1. We value our people and work as a team. We:

Listen to each other and show respect.

Empower people to reach their goals in a safe environment.

Support everyone in a fair and inclusive way.

2. We have a passionate, "can do" approach to our work. We are:




3.We care deeply about our environment. We offer inventive and sustainable services to the community. We stand for:

Quality & stewardship



If you are interested in this position please apply today and we will call you within the next few days. If this is not the right job for you, you can search and apply easily for other positions via

Application questions

Do you drive and have your own car?
Do you have experience in hospitality?
Do you have experience working in care?

Reference: 44486647

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