We currently have vacancies in the café. In the summer we may need additional help on the campsite, so feel free to send a CV if you are interested in campsite work instead.

Roles Currently Available

We are looking for full and part time staff to work in our new Fieldfare Café at Thistledown Farm near Nympsfield, Stroud. We have positions available in our open kitchen helping with pizza nights, BBQ lunches and Middle Eastern mezzes dishes, as well as front of house roles. We’re very happy for the same person to take on roles in both the kitchen and front of house. We are looking for staff with experience in hospitality and catering. For all applicants and enquiries please email a CV to cafe@thistledown.org.uk

Head Pizza Chef

Approximately 24hrs a week – one prep day on Thursday and two service days Friday and Saturday afternoon / evening. £10ph (plus tips) with increases likely in the summer. We can be flexible with time off and there is the option for extra kitchen days at £8ph (likely to increase soon). Chef will be in charge of prep, service and some ordering. Experience in commercial kitchens essential. Job will run Easter – late Sept or Oct and there will then be roles available in the kitchen and café during winter for regular services and private events.

Applicant must:

  • Have commercial kitchen experience, ideally experience with wood fired ovens
  • Enjoy working with sourdough
  • Happy to lead a team, be responsible and give orders
  • Like being involved with menu development and testing
  • Have attention to detail and the desire to make dishes as good as possible
  • Be reliable, committed and organised (inc stock checking)
  • Enjoy working in an open kitchen and be well presented
  • Interest in locally sourced food and sustainability preferable

We will provide:

  • Food during shifts
  • Friendly work environment with plenty of light and space
  • Free camping for staff!

Kitchen Assistant 

Hours very flexible (Weds – Sun shifts available) but applicant must be able to work weekends. Minimum of 8hrs if applicant only wants one shift. Full time positions (40hrs+) available. Role will involve helping with prep and service. Applicant must be minimum 18yrs and have at least one year’s commercial catering experience. £8ph (plus tips) and likely to increase in the summer.

Applicant must:

  • Have commercial kitchen experience
  • Happy working as part of a team
  • Be reliable and committed
  • Enjoy working in an open kitchen and be well presented
  • Interest in locally sourced food and sustainability preferable

We will provide:

  • Food during shifts
  • Friendly work environment with plenty of light and space
  • Free camping for staff!

Café Assistant

Hours very flexible (Weds – Sun shifts available, 7 days a week in holidays) but applicant must be able to work weekends. Minimum of 8hrs if applicant only wants one shift. Full time positions (40hrs) available. Role will involve taking orders at table and using our till, taking table bookings, serving drinks and food and so on. Applicant must be minimum 18yrs and have café or restaurant experience. £8ph (plus tips) and likely to increase in the summer.

Applicant must:

  • Have experience working in a café, table service and / or coffee training
  • Happy working as part of a team
  • Be reliable and committed
  • Have a friendly manner and be well presented
  • Interest in locally sourced food and well made coffee preferable

We will provide:

  • Food during shifts
  • Friendly work environment with plenty of light and space
  • Free camping for staff!