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Farm Park Livestock Assistant – Permanent –  4 days a week

Church Farm, Stow Bardolph is an RBST Farm Park near Downham Market in West Norfolk. Rare and interesting breeds of sheep, pigs, goats, horses and other small animals are kept and shown to the public.  We have approx. 50,000 visitors a year, including many local playgroups and primary schools.

There 8 staff members working in the livestock area, who are friendly, fun and enthusiastic about Church Farm with lots of ideas for the future.

We are looking for a permanent Farm Livestock Assistant for 4 days a week from 7.30am – 5pm (35 hours a week).  The normal working days would be Tuesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday.

Remuneration is up to £7.83 per hour (£14251 p.a.) depending on age & experience.

This person will need to be flexible, adaptable and organised, with good attention to detail. They will be working as part of a team, and also working on their own, so will need to use their own initiative

The successful candidate will assist in all aspects of animal care to include:-

  • Feeding
  • Waters
  • Mucking out
  • Grooming
  • Other aspects of general husbandry
  • Excellent attention to detail


All applicants MUST be able to show proven experience of working with livestock.


The successful candidate must

  • Participate in friendly, informed interaction with all our visitors to include pre-schools, primary schools, seniors etc.
  • Be polite, helpful, presentable and confident

Other duties would include, helping with general ground maintenance, fencing, hay making, straw carting and day to day repairs. The ability to drive a tractor would be an advantage.

They must hold a current clean driving licence and be flexible with their working hours, due to the nature of the job.


Stow Estate Trust offers a company pension scheme, and an employee paid health care scheme.


We are looking to fill this position as soon as possible so the closing date is 25th May, but we may interview before this if we find suitable candidates.


Please send your CV with a covering letter to



Chef/Cook  –  Busy Tearoom, Daytime only

5 days a week to include 1 weekend day

Salary: from £25K neg depending on experience.

Core hours 7.00am to 4pm (to include a half hour break)


The kitchen is part of the family run Church Farm – Rare Breeds Farm Park (Nr Downham Market, PE34 3HT) with a busy tearoom serving a variety of homemade cakes, scones and light lunches.

The chef needs to be an organised, quick worker, who has good communication skills and is prepared to do all parts of this job incl. ordering supplies, costings, rotas & have high hygiene standards.

  • The tearoom also takes group bookings and prepares buffets for children’s parties.
  • Lunch varies from 30-200 covers per day.
  • Extra hours on the chef’s normal days would be required at busy times.
  • There are no split shifts or evening work.
  • We are always open to suggestions and will work alongside someone who will enhance our already excellent reputation for food at Church Farm.
  • We have a very friendly team who serve tea and cake and take orders for lunch at the front of the open kitchen while the chef works at the back.
  • We are always open to suggestions and will work alongside someone who will enhance the already excellent reputation of Church Farm food.


Contact Wendy Langston on 01366 382162 or by e-mail

Please send a CV or letter covering all your experience to date.