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.


Cafe logoThe Welbeck Farm Shop - The Harley Cafe
Chef de partie – 1 Full-time role (40 hours per week) or 2 x Part Time roles

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Chef de partie to join the hard working, fun and charismatic team at The Harley Café (operated by The Welbeck Farm Shop). This is a demanding role in our busy café.

Recently announced as the 2023 Great Food Club award winner, The Harley Cafe is part of a multi-award-winning Farm Shop based on the Welbeck estate, on the outskirts of Worksop, Nottinghamshire. The shop is famed for its locally sourced, full carcass butchery counter, Neals Yard cheeses, estate walled garden produce and network of fantastic local suppliers, which creates a dream larder for our Chefs.

This is a rare opportunity for a Chef to work with the highest quality ingredients with daytime shift patterns, typically falling between 7:30am and 5:30pm, 7 days a week and very occasional evening events. Our menu is small and varied, pushing the boundaries between café and restaurant dishes, and served on a short order basis.

Main responsibilities include:

  • working alongside our talented team of chefs, with significant input to menu development and gross profit achievement, with creative utilisation of seasonal produce.
  • consistently preparing and cooking food to the highest standards.
  • assisting with the maintenance of excellent operational standards at all times.
  • complying with company procedures in relation to cleaning, food safety and allergens.

We are looking for a candidate with:

  • a genuine passion for food, excited by the opportunity to work with the highest quality ingredients.
  • a sound knowledge of world cuisines and food trends.
  • pride in their own work and appearance, and the natural ability to lead by example.
  • excellent organisation, communication and interpersonal skills.
  • previous experience in a similar role.

We offer:

  • A competitive salary
  • Enhanced sick pay and long-term sickness support.
  • Great training opportunities
  • Life insurance
  • Employee Assistance Programme – online and telephone based.
  • Substantial Farm Shop and Café discounts, encouraging familiarisation with all our produce.

Due to the nature of our business this role will include regular weekend work. A flexible approach to shifts will be required as our trade can vary with external factors, such as changes to the weather. We have a small team with a shared passion for the business and a team mentality is essential.

Please feel free to discuss the role with Oliver Stubbins, General Manager for any further information prior to applying, and if you are ready to apply send a CV, salary expectations and a cover letter to us at to

SAF logoThe School of Artisan Food
Managing Director - Part-time 3 days a week

The School of Artisan Food - a unique food education charity based near Worksop, Nottinghamshire - is inviting applications for the role of Managing Director.

Managing a dedicated team delivering world-class food education, the Managing Director will work with Trustees to develop and deliver the business objectives of the School, lead our strategic, budgetary and policy direction and ensure the student experience is of the highest quality.

Responsible for:

  • Management of the School's activity, risks and opportunities.
  • Developing and progressing a strategic plan.
  • Budgetary planning and control.
  • Marketing strategy - supporting development and oversight

The School of Artisan food was established in 2009 with the sole aim of inspiring and helping people from all walks of life to learn about healthy, sustainable and delicious food. We offer a wide range of hands-on courses taught by world-class tutors, in a unique environment within the grounds of the beautiful Welbeck Estate in Nottinghamshire. Our courses range from a half day to a full BSc (Hons) in Artisan Food Production run in conjunction with Nottingham Trent University.

The School has ambitious plans for the future and is looking for an outstanding individual to be its new Managing Director. We are searching for someone who understands and is committed to artisan food, and who has a proven track record in Education and/or SME Business Management.

The role is part time for 3 days per week, flexible days to cover the whole of our operation. Full time equivalent salary is £55,300 per annum.

If you feel you are the right person for this role with the requisite people, budgetary and strategic skills and knowledge, please contact us by emailing  Please enclose your CV and a covering letter explaining your relevant experience and demonstrating how you are suitable for this post.

Welbeck logoThe Welbeck Estates Company Limited

A motivated, energetic, and experienced housekeeper is required to support the day-to-day running of a large family home. They will be responsible for cleaning, tidying, washing and ironing, making and changing beds, and running errands, as well as some childcare including some school runs and occasional cooking (for someone with the relevant skills).

This is a live-out housekeeper position, however rental accommodation in the local area could be available if required.

Essential Requirements:

The successful candidate should have some flexibility in their working hours, although notice will be given of any weekend or evening requirements and time will be given back in lieu.

Past relevant experience in a similar role would be preferred, as well as experience of cleaning fine arts, fabrics, and antiques. They should be organised, meticulous and self-motivated, using their initiative to identify tasks and perform these to an excellent standard, taking pride in their work.

Prior experience with children is important and someone who is happy to work in a busy household with animals. There is a requirement to support the family when they have guests, so hospitality experience is desirable but not essential.

The ability to be discrete is a must.

Duties include:

  • Creating and following cleaning routines, using a good knowledge of and the proper use of cleaning supplies and equipment to deliver the highest possible levels of cleanliness and tidiness in both routine cleaning and annual deep cleaning.
  • A high level of laundry service, including the washing and care of fine and delicate clothing, the organisation, delivery, and collection of dry cleaning, ironing, and putting away of bedlinen and clothing. Clothing repairs as required (for someone with the relevant skills).
  • Preparation for and serving at formal functions (experience in this area would be desirable but not essential).
  • Preparation and checks of guest rooms before visitor arrivals and cleaning after departure.
  • Organising and replenishing cleaning materials as appropriate.
  • Re-stocking basic household groceries and ensuring the pantry is appropriately stocked when the family returns following time away.
  • Occasional dog walking and feeding.
  • Assist with food preparation/cooking occasionally as required.
  • Ensuring house plants are watered and dead flowers removed.
  • Notifying internal departments of any minor repairs/maintenance required in the house.
  • Ad hoc errands as required.
  • Undertaking any other reasonable duties required by the Employer.

Candidates must have their own transport due to the location of the house and be able to provide good character references.

Applications should include a cover letter stating salary expectations and a CV and be sent to

Cafe logoThe Welbeck Farm Shop Limited
Front of House Assistant - The Harley Cafe - Part-Time

The Harley Café (part of the Welbeck Farm Shop) is a fun, busy café which opens 7 days a week, offering excellent food and high levels of customer service.

Recently announced as the 2023 Great Food Club award winner, The Harley Cafe is part of a multi-award-winning Farm Shop based on the Welbeck estate, on the outskirts of Worksop, Nottinghamshire.

We currently have a vacancy for a Front of House Assistant to join our team. We are looking for someone with a natural outgoing personality, an interest in engaging with people and a love of great food. Shifts work on a flexible basis due to the nature of the business, with shifts varying with no fixed days and times. Hours of work for the team typically fall between 8am and 5:30pm including regular weekend working.

Front of House Assistant duties will include:

- greeting customers
- taking orders
- preparing drinks
- serving prepared food
- clearing tables
- maintaining standards throughout the day

Candidates must be able to work on their own initiative, as well as have strong customer service skills.

To apply please send your CV to

Cafe logoThe Welbeck Farm Shop Limited
Barista - The Harley Cafe

The Welbeck Farm Shop are looking to add to their award-winning team with an opportunity as a barista for their new takeaway coffee venture on the Welbeck Estate.

We are looking for candidates who thrive when working independently, and also enjoy being part of a busy and successful team. The successful candidate will ideally have excellent customer service skills and previous barista experience.

The role will predominately be the preparation of high-quality drinks, and serving of visitors from our new converted horsebox takeaway offer.

We have a minimum of three days per week available, however, the contracted hours can be negotiable for the right candidate. Shifts generally fall between 9:15am and 3pm and will involve regular weekend work due to the nature of our business, we work on a 4 week flexible contract.

We offer:

  • A competitive salary.
  • Enhanced sick pay and long-term sickness support.
  • Great training opportunities.
  • Life insurance.
  • Employee Assistance Programme – online and telephone based.
  • Substantial Farm Shop and Café discounts, encouraging familiarisation with all our produce.

If you are interested in this position, please apply to


SAF logoThe School of Artisan Food
Volunteer - Vegetable Gardener

Hours are flexible depending on the volunteers availability, however, ideally would be 1-2 days a week.

Overview of the role:

We are looking for someone to help maintain our kitchen garden. We use the garden for learning opportunities with our students and like to include fresh veggies in our lunchtime meals. We currently use a ‘no-dig’ method, but we can show you if you don’t know what this is! If you want to build your knowledge of sustainable horticultural practices, we can support you with that.

Key tasks:

• Keep the garden beds in good condition for planting.
• Plant, weed, water, and maintain our veggie crops.
• Help with the composting, which supports our small worm farm.
• Pick and harvest (hopefully) our crops ready to be used in our lessons and lunches!
• Keep an eye on our garden equipment and tools, making sure they are in good working order.
• Keep track of what’s been planted, and when it needs to be harvested.
• Follow all School of Artisan Food policies and procedures.
• Report any health & safety or safeguarding concerns to the appropriate person.
• (Desirable) Share the fantastic work you are doing by communicating with our other kitchen garden supporters.

About you

• Passion for the outdoors.
• An eagerness to learn about the No-Dig Method of gardening.
• Ability to work independently alongside SAF policies and procedures.
• Great communication skills and the ability to work alongside other volunteers.

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 we can support you to enrol in a Level 3 Horticulture course.
• Regular support from our team.
• Be part of an enthusiastic team of foodies.

  • There are always bread and croissants available - if you love a baked good or pastry!

Impact of your role:

• Creating an outdoor educational environment to support local schools and students in learning where food comes from.
• We try our hardest to use local produce in our courses and your support will enable us to reach this goal.

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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