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If you would like to join us at Welbeck, job opportunities from across the estate's diverse businesses are posted on this page when they become available.

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Stichelton Dairy
Assistant Cheesemaker

Stichelton Dairy is looking for a full time assistant Cheesemaker in our small farmhouse dairy on the Welbeck Estate.

Experience in cheesemaking is not essential, but dedication and enthusiasm to learn the craft are.

Please get in touch via email :

General Purpose: To make Stichelton cheese and assist in all other aspects of while maintaining the highest standards of hygiene and quality.

Full time position. Salary £11.00 – £12.75 per hour

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Maintain high level of personal hygiene and adhere to hygiene policies at all times.

Assist in all aspects of cheesemaking which will include: prepping equipment, ladling curd, filling moulds, turning moulds, turning cheeses, coating cheeses and piercing.

Wash equipment, tools, and facilities on a daily basis.

General cleaning and maintenance of all welfare facilities including office, staff room, and toilet.

Occasional office work and filing.

Organise, assemble, and label sales orders.

Cut, wrap, price, and package cheese.

Communicate issues of quality, hygiene, and facility maintenance to manager.

Work in maturing rooms: turning, handling, and cleaning cheeses.

Groundwork, basic maintenance of machinery and facility.

Attend various Farmers Markets & trade shows on an infrequent basis throughout the year as and when needed.

Physical Requirements

Ability to lift 12+ kgs repeatedly throughout the day.

Ability to work standing for long periods of time.

Be able to work in cold (5C) or warm (28C), wet and humid environments for sustained periods of time.

Be able to turn 8kg cheeses for 45 minutes without stopping.

Be able to ladle a full vat of curd everyday in less than 1 hour

Workplace requirements

Available to work full time Monday to Friday from 7:00 – 15:00

Available to work 15 Saturdays per year

Eagerness to learn and a desire to contribute to our success.

Ability to organise and prioritise tasks.

Work well given the inflexible demands of a time sensitive process.

Work with little or no supervision.

Work well with others in a team.

Demonstrated ability to work with others to achieve a common goal.

Pride in the quality of one’s work.

Able to constructively address performance issues.


SAF logoThe School of Artisan Food
Volunteer - Horticulture Vegetable Gardener

Hours are flexible depending on the volunteers availability, however, would ideally be 2 days a week.

Overview of the role:

We are seeking a skilled and passionate Sustainable Horticulture Veg Gardener with knowledge of the No-Dig Method to help us grow and maintain our vegetable garden, which promotes sustainable practices. As a volunteer gardener, you will be responsible for planting, maintaining, and harvesting vegetables using the No-Dig Method, which involves creating a garden bed without disturbing the soil's natural structure. This position requires a self-motivated individual who can work independently while adhering to sustainable gardening practices.

Key tasks:

• Prepare garden beds for planting using the No-Dig Method, which involves layering organic materials on top of the soil instead of tilling.
• Plant, weed, water, and maintain vegetable crops according to seasonal planting schedules and best practices for the No-Dig Method.
• Establish and maintain a composting system which supports our small worm farm.
• Communicating with our charitable partners who support SAF with the veg garden.
• Monitor the garden for pests and diseases and take appropriate measures to control them without synthetic chemicals.
• Harvest crops and ensure that they are stored and distributed appropriately.
• Maintain garden equipment and tools, ensuring they are in good working condition.
• Keep accurate records of garden activities, including planting dates, crop yields, and pest management strategies.
• Follow all School of Artisan Food policies and procedures.
• Report any health & safety or safeguarding concerns to the appropriate person.

About you:

• A passion for sustainable gardening practices.
• Knowledge of the No-Dig Method of gardening.
• Ability to work independently and follow established gardening practices and procedures.
• Physical ability to perform the role’s duties, including bending, kneeling, and lifting.
• Excellent communication skills and the ability to work collaboratively with other volunteers.


• A character reference (from someone outside of your immediate family).

Benefits of volunteering:

• Delicious and nutritious lunch when students are in residence, for free!
• Opportunity to make a meaningful impact on promoting sustainable gardening practices.
• Opportunity to work in a beautiful garden and contribute to a positive community atmosphere.
• Opportunity to develop and hone gardening skills and scope to enrol in a Level 3 Horticulture course.
• Regular supervision to help you reach your professional goals.
• Being part of a work team which operates in an amicable, positive and enthusiastic environment.

Impact of your role:

• Creating an outdoor educational environment for others to learn about where food comes from and the benefits of fresh fruits and vegetables.
• Ensure the efficient running of day-to-day tasks.


Regular 1:1 supervision.

You will have a primary contact throughout your time volunteering.

For more information or to apply, please contact the school directly on:


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