Work at South Farm

South Farm is a successful and unique wedding venue located in beautiful rural surroundings in South West Cambridgeshire. The business is a well-established family run enterprise managed by James and Philip Paxman and Christine Lyon. We are the largest wedding business in Cambridgeshire with a good forward order book and are therefore lucky enough to be able to offer secure jobs.

We provide a very professional service to our clients and always aim to be flexible, transparent and deliver above expectations in everything we do. No matter what your role at South Farm we expect everyone to work together as a team, have fun and work in a professional, trustworthy and reliable manner.

We are Recruiting!!

If you would like to be part of our amazing team then take a look at the opportunities we have below – they could be for you! 😊

We are in the middle of an exceptionally busy season and we still have a number of positions available!  If you would like to be part of our friendly professional team and make a difference to someone’s special day then we would love to hear from you!

We provide a bespoke and flexible service to our couples, incorporating wedding menus using seasonal produce from our eight acre small holding, eggs from our chickens and pork from our kune kune pigs – all created on site by our in-house catering team.  Our appeal is the idyllic country setting, superlative home grown food and fantastic planning and front of house service delivered in a friendly and professional way.

Front of House Team Members

We provide a very professional service to our clients and always aim to be flexible, transparent and deliver above expectations in everything we do. Due to the sale and handling of alcohol we can only employ rising-18 year olds or over. The successful applicant will need some relevant experience and no matter what your role at South Farm we expect everyone to work together as a team, have fun and work in a professional, trustworthy and reliable manner.  We are looking for open-minded team players with lots of enthusiasm.

Duties may include:

– Food Service & Waiting Duties (including Breakfast)

– Event set up

– Keeping public areas tidy and general cleaning of the venue

– Serving drinks and canapés, tea and coffee

– Possible bar work

We usually stagger the start times of shifts so you may be able to opt for one that suits you best. Start times vary from 12 noon until 5pm and finish is usually between 7pm and 9pm – but every event is different!

Please note as we are a rural venue, your own transport is essential as there are no public services.

If you think you could be an asset to our busy, professional and friendly team then email becky@south-farm.co.uk

Assistant Bar Managers (over 18s only)

We are looking for someone with bar experience including ordering, cashing up & locking up, who has enthusiasm and a positive and mature can-do attitude as well as a good work ethic. The successful candidate will be working alongside our Bar Manager and bar team to ensure that the evening runs smoothly and take responsibility for the site, guests and staff once the Event Manager leaves.

This is a responsible key holder role with flexible hours suited to someone who would enjoy a customer-facing role and wants to be part of a friendly, professional and busy Team.

The role is permanent but flexible based on our wedding schedule and demand. The role will involve frequent weekend and evening work with the possibility to train as an overnight manager in addition.

We are offering a competitive salary depending on age and experience. Full Training will be provided including First Aid and Fire Training. Personal Licence holder would be preferable but not essential.

Please email a CV and covering letter to andy@south-farm.co.uk

Casual Bar Staff

Part-time flexible evening shifts are also available as part of our Bar Team running the evening party.  Please email a CV and covering letter to andy@south-farm.co.uk

Overnight Managers (over 18s only)

We are looking for someone with previous experience in leading a team to work overnight to clean and prepare the venue for the following day. The successful candidate will have a good understanding of working as part of a small team to get the job completed within a timely manner with impeccable attention to detail. This role is a hands-on job and you will be working alongside the night team to clean the venue following on from a Wedding ready for the next day’s event. This will include cleaning the public areas, kitchens and laying tables ready for the following morning.

This is a responsible key holder role with flexible hours suited to someone who wants to be part of a friendly and busy team whilst being responsible for site, staff and overnight guests.

The role is permanent but flexible based on our wedding schedule and demand. The role will involve frequent weekend and anti-social hours with the possibility to train as an Assistant Bar manager in addition.

We are offering a competitive salary depending on age and experience, with higher rates of pay for anti-social hours. Full Training will be provided including First Aid and Fire Training.

Please email a CV and covering letter to andy@south-farm.co.uk

Casual Overnight Staff

Flexible shifts available to self-motivated people working as part of a small team to get the venue ready for the wedding the next day.  Please email a CV and covering letter to andy@south-farm.co.uk

Kitchen Porter

Kitchen Assistants provide essential support in ensuring that all areas and equipment in the kitchen and prep areas are kept clean and hazard free. Working days are varied and duties can include:

* Kitchen preparation at the beginning of the day, putting away of deliveries, the operation of the dishwashing machine, cleaning pots, pans, crockery, glasses, etc.

* General cleaning duties inside and outside, deep cleaning duties, cleaning and deep cleaning of fridges, walk-in fridges, and walk-in freezers, sweeping and washing floors as required, along with any other tasks as requested by the Head Chef.

* Covid safety related cleaning tasks, for example frequent cleaning of handles, contact areas, doors, etc.

* Some food preparation work will be expected and you will also be assisting in the plating up of dishes alongside our team of chefs and other kitchen porters.

* Helping with moving set up equipment, chairs, tables, etc.

Experience of working in a similar environment, knowledge of COSHH and a Basic Food Hygiene certificate would be an advantage but is not essential as training will be given. This job will involve some heavy lifting and working with chemicals.

The role is based on a 37.5 hr week, including evenings and weekends. There is always a lot to do in peak times of year (April to September) so plenty more hours are available for those that wish to work more. We offer a competitive salary including paid overtime depending on age and experience including holiday pay and meals on duty when applicable.

If you think this role could be for you then please email a CV and covering letter to vladimir@south-farm.co.uk

Housekeepers & Weekend Housekeepers

We’re a dedicated team providing the foundation to a special Couples’ special day and what we all do together at South Farm makes that day extra special.

We are returners to work…mums and dads with time to spare, students and like me, recently retired and not ready to be put out to pasture!

The hours are morning shifts, from 9.30am to 1pm and we need people to work Monday to Friday as well as Weekends. You will need to be physically fit…forget the gym membership! We have exacting standards and a tight time frame in which to make our wonderful venue sparkle.

South Farm is a family, cheesy but true… a truly beautiful place to come to work.

We provide a very professional service to our clients and always aim to be flexible, transparent and deliver above expectations in everything we do. No matter what your role at South Farm we expect everyone to work together as a team, have fun and work in a professional, trustworthy and reliable manner. We are looking for open-minded team players with lots of enthusiasm. A competitive salary is offered dependent upon age and experience.

If you’re interested in discussing the position with our amazing housekeeping team, come and have an informal chat with Sue our head Housekeeper and apply with a CV and covering letter to housekeeping@south-farm.co.uk.

If you think you are the right candidate, or know someone who would be, for any of the available roles then we would love to hear from you!!

 

The staff, food, everything was just simply amazing.

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Call us on 01223 207581 or email info@south-farm.co.uk
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