Almond Valley


We're happy to present the first of this year's new and seasonal vacancies. To apply, please e-mail us on, stating the vacancy you wish to be considered for and appending a full CV. If we then want to find out more about you, we'll invite you complete a full application form

Tearoom Cooks

We’re dreaming up a new range of simple but delicious dishes that are freshly prepared to order, and often feature locally sourced and home-grown produce. These healthy, good-value snacks and light meals will have special appeal to families with young children. We are now recruiting for one or more professional caterers who have a flair and passion for good food and the skills to prepare delicious dishes promptly.

Applicants should have appropriate professional cookery qualifications, employment experience in equivalent situations, and mastery in the use of combination ovens. We need a tearoom cook for every day of the week (normally between 9 to 5), so have vacancies for both full-time or part time posts. As the tearoom is busiest at weekends, all positions are likely to involve working Saturdays and Sundays. The posts are offered on a fixed-term basis, subject to review in December 2018. The rate of pay is £8.50 p/h

Weekend Tearoom Service Assistants

We’re looking for smart, cheery, energetic folk to take orders, serve food, clear tables, and ensure that everything in Morag’s tearoom is kept clean and tidy. We’re currently recruiting for staff to work every Saturday and Sunday, 9am to 5pm. These seasonal posts will extend until the end of August 2018, with a rate of pay meeting National minimum or living wage. Applicants need to be 18 or over.

Produce Grower

We’re looking for an experienced horticulturalist who will ensure a regular supply for fresh fruit and veg for our tearoom, with surplus produce for sale to our visitors. They will take charge of our polytunnel, and associated garden plots, and make effective plans to deliver a succession of fresh leaves, salad vegetables, and soft fruit to suit the needs of the tearoom. There’ll be opportunity to grow some more unusual novelties to intrigue our visitors, and there will be regular contact with the tearoom to plan for anticipated demand.

The grower will also tend the wartime garden as a public demonstration, and to produce traditional vegetables for soups, pickles, hot dishes, and for sale. Work will be very much in the public eye, and the grower should be prepared to answer questions from visitors, and supervise any volunteers or seasonal helpers. The grower must have appropriate experience of growing vegetables in bulk, particularly the poly-tunnel cultivation of salad crops. They should be fast and efficient in manual tasks such as weeding and harvesting, able to manage their time effectively, and work with the minimum of supervision. The post is offered on a full-time basis (40 hours/week on 5 out of 7 days), but we would also consider appointment on a part-time basis, or consider a pattern of hours other that the normal 9 to 5. The rate of pay is £8.50 per hour; the post is initially offered on a fixed-term basis, until the end of October 2018..