Work at Welbeck

We find Welbeck an inspiring place to work.

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.

If you have any questions about working at Welbeck, please do get in touch.

WFS logoThe Welbeck Farm Shop
Butchery Manager

The Welbeck Farm Shop is seeking a dynamic and experienced Butchery Manager to drive the production and innovation of our showpiece Butchery Department.

Located on the border of Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and South Yorkshire, the Farm Shop has won an array of awards, including the FARMA Farm Butcher of the year, and Small Farm Shop of the Year at the Farm Shop & Deli show awards as well as the Midlands Champion in the Countryside Alliance Rural Oscars.

Our Butchery counters are predominantly serve-over, with high levels of customer engagement. There is a small grab and go offer, however, we are committed to maintaining traditional customer service over the counter. The annual turnover of Butchery is circa £1.1m and are continuing to grow year on year. The historic estate provides us with fantastic lamb and game; we also cure our own bacon in our specialist maturing room.

We are looking for an individual who matches our passion for sourcing fantastic produce, delivering excellent service and who will work alongside our Head of Butchery to help lead an experienced team to consistently achieve both our and our customer’s high expectations in quality, innovation and service.

The successful candidate must have an excellent knowledge of field to fork butchery, including sausage making, curing, meat smoking and full carcass butchery. The role predominately covers Butchery production, as well as working with our Deli and Café departments, and involves regular customer interaction, so a high standard of customer service is a must. A genuine interest in great food is essential, and we are looking for an individual who is keen to learn, develop and grow within the company, as it positions itself as a market leader within the industry.

To apply for this exciting opportunity please provide a cover letter, CV, links to any relevant social media accounts along with your salary expectations to

For further information about the role please contact Farm Shop General Manager, Oliver Stubbins, on 01909 478725 or email

Closing Date: 7th February 2022

Cafe logoThe Welbeck Farm Shop / Harley Cafe
Chef - 9 month fixed term contract (approx. 27 hours per week)

The Harley Café (part of the Welbeck Farm Shop) is a fun, busy café which opens 6 days a week, offering excellent fresh food and high levels of customer service. Shifts work on a flexible basis due to the nature of the business, with guaranteed hours over a 4-week period, but no set days and times. Shifts typically fall between 8am and 5:30pm including regular weekend working.

We are looking to appoint a Chef to join our existing team to ensure the smooth, efficient, and cost-effective running of the café at all times. Duties include:

  • producing well prepared and thought-out dishes, ensuring that high standards are maintained;
  • ensuring the kitchen is kept to a high standard of cleanliness, adhering to health and safety standards;
  • ensuring that the purchasing of stock, storage of stock and stock rotation is done effectively and cost efficiently;
  • working with all staff to ensure that a proper clean down and tidy are completed daily in accordance with the closing schedules, with relevant paperwork completed.

Candidates must be passionate about good food, taking pride in all that they do. They should be strong team players with good communication skills.

This is a varied and demanding role, with opportunity for the successful applicant to express flair and creativity working alongside our Head Chef. A genuine interest in food, both in terms of ability to cook and bake, and a passion for sourcing great ingredients is essential, as is the ability and flexibility to thrive in a busy independent business.

To apply please send your CV and a covering letter to, or for more information please contact our Head Chef by email

Welbeck logoAssistant Housekeeper – Out of Hours (Evenings and Weekends)

Working hours will generally be at weekends and evenings so flexibility is essential. Hours will be part-time, however, there is some scope to discuss the number of hours. There are varied other part-time opportunities on the wider estate for the right candidate, but this position might also suit someone who would like some out of hours work on a part-time basis.

Typically, duties will include:

-        Cleaning

-        Preparation for and serving at functions

-        Cooking (for someone with relevant skills)

Candidates should be self-motivated, have high standards, be good humoured and like cats.

There is a small friendly housekeeping team who primarily work during the week, however, may occasionally work alongside the postholder.

A full driving licence and own transport is essential due to the rural location.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from any suitably experienced candidates.

The successful candidate would have the opportunity to live in an estate property near the main house. This is a newly renovated, charming two-bedroom lodge which is located in the park of a beautiful rural estate in the East Midlands. This would be available at a discounted rent.

If this opportunity interests you, please send an email with your CV (and references if readily available) to

Welbeck LogoThe Welbeck Estates Company Limited

A Herdsperson is required to work at our purpose-built dairy unit in North Nottinghamshire. The unit houses a closed herd of 250 pedigree Holsteins. We are looking for a dairy enthusiast to join us and make up a small team of 3.

A proportion of our milk goes into making Stichelton, a raw milk cheese produced on-site and milk for sale in The Welbeck Farm Shop, both of which require milk to be produced to a high standard.

We are part of a large estate farming around 5000 acres in hand, the estate is also home to a variety of other in hand business and education facilities.

The job holder will be required to feed using a Keenan mixer with pace box, afternoon milking through a 20/40 GEA parlour, AI, foot trimming and will be involved in the breeding strategies, pasture management and day-to-day management.  We work heavily on prevention rather than cure - working closely with vets and with Nottingham University on data analysis. They will also be expected to deputise for the Herd Manager when required and carry out some night checks.

A competitive benefits package includes the provision of a suitable estate property close to the unit and ongoing professional development.

If you would like to apply for this vacancy please send your CV, stating your salary expectations to or:

The Welbeck Estates Company Limited
Cavendish House
S80 3LL


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