If you think you’d like to join Farmer Palmer’s team; this page has all the information you need to apply. Our team’s standards are HIGH! Think you’re up to the job? We are fully recruited for the 2019 season, although the 2020 vacancies window will open in November & December 2019.
How are we doing so far?
Having beaten lots of other attractions, Farmer Palmer’s ‘Moo Man’ (Dougie Macandrew, aged 17) WON GOLD representing Dorset as the South West Tourism’s CUSTOMER SERVICE SUPERSTAR!
In addition, Dougie received a letter from the House of Commons commending him, and Farmer Palmer’s, on the achievement. Letter from Parliament . Michael Tomlinson MP wrote: “I was impressed by the helpful advice and tips for young people looking for work on your website” in reference to our Blog Post on ‘First Jobs for Teenagers’.
Keep scrolling down for current vacancies and instructions on how to apply.
Thank you for your interest in becoming part of Farmer Palmer’s team. We seek to give every one of our visitors an enjoyable and memorable day out that exceeds their expectations. We require our team to give outstanding customer service all day long.
For 2020 we anticipate the following roles:
Hot Food Assistant, Till Operator and Kitchen Porter with the wonderful Hen House Team
Pony Ride Assistants for our March to October Pony Rides. (Every Sunday plus 3 weekdays in holidays, on a rota basis). tbc
Therefore, if are you a hard working, customer service motivated person with a flexible attitude we want to hear from you. If you are lucky enough to join Farmer Palmer’s team your are probably a creative, responsible, well organised person who can demonstrate great attention to detail. If you have sparkle and a great smile and not afraid of hard work we still want to hear from you!
See below for any current opportunities to join our dynamic team.
HOW DO I APPLY or Go on the waiting list?
Step 1. Look at our vacancies and see what you would love to do.
Step 3. Then click on the APPLY Owl icon to email us directly into firstname.lastname@example.org. Don’t forget to attach your application form and ideally a photo of yourself (optional). Alternatively you can post to Vacancies, Farmer Palmer’s Farm Park, Wareham Road, Organford, Poole, Dorset BH16 6EU
We offer you: A great working environment, good pay, lunch, uniform and training. Also the satisfaction that your input will make a real contribution to our success. As a valued member of our team you will be fully trained. We need people who can work on their own initiative, with efficiency, tidiness, due-diligence and take a pride in your work. Please note: All vacancies will include a weekend day and school holiday working, as is the nature of what we do.
NB: Our annual recruitment is usually around December. We aim to reply to everyone within 7 days of a job’s application close date. If you do not hear, sadly your application did not go any further than our paper sift. If no vacancies are currently available your application will then go into a 6 month waiting list. Should a position become available later in the year we will re-read your application and may be in-touch. Many thanks
Don’t forget we can also offer job share and part-time equal opportunities for all if the situation allows.
So What Happens Next: We appreciate there are many applications and you are all keen to organised your dates.
We will do a paper-sift looking at availability in each area and compare your requests.
We will shortlist and contact you either way. Those shortlisted will be invited in for a group interview – date to be confirmed via email.
Please note – Because we have a concise recruitment process, all employees offered a job will have a starter pack of forms to complete and handbooks. If you have not completed your GCSE’s your will be given a work permit to complete (and risk assessment booklet) BEFORE they can start work.
We are unable to respond to every application individually due to the high number of applications we receive. If you do not hear from one of us within 14 days of an advertised closing date please assume that your application has not been successful. We may contact you in the future about other suitable positions or hold your application form on a waiting list. Please advise us if you are not happy for us to do this.
We live locally to Farmer Palmers and have annual passes for our whole family. We’ve been visiting the farm for 6 years now (so I have lots of good things to say!) My younger daughter age 19 months loves it and so does her 6 year old sister! (My eldest also loved it as a toddler!)
It’s a farm, with all the usual farm animals you’d expect to see and more.
The indoor play area is done very well and my youngest and eldest daughter love it in there, soft play is also great for both ages.
Bouncy castles are kept clean and well maintained (let’s remember there’s a daily influx of small children who’ve spent the day running free range on a FARM so of course it’s got signs of being used!).
My daughters love it here, you have an array of activities to choose from woodland walks, soft play & bouncy castles. Guinea pig holding is a hit (happy well looked after Guinea pigs not cramped up in a pet shop. We were so happy with the standards of care we got our own guinea pigs from here!). Goat and lamb feeding (yes on busy days you don’t get a huge amount of time yet I haven’t heard a grumble from a single child). Not mention water sprinklers, Go carts which are suitable for both adults and small children, lovely picnic area and playground, seasonal pony rides and real milking demonstration (my eldest loves it!). There is decent home cooked food served in the cafe. Also a tractor ride available for a couple of £ you can even feed deer.
We’ve had several birthday parties here (so have my nephews and nieces age up to age 12!) and everyone loves it.
Considering the price of most family days out, I think Farmer Palmers is actually very good value for money, it’s a far cry from a theme park (thank goodness!) and I love spending time with my kids here throughout the year be it rain of shine!
Will be renewing our annual pass for the 3rd year this summer!
Thanks for endless entertainment!
W Beth 2019
Not a theme park a wonderful family farm
"Good place for the family lots to see and do. Clean and staff helpful. Could spend a day there with the kids and have a great time. Would recommend to everyone."
"An absolutely lovely farm, with the most perfect helpful, knowledgeable staff. We had an amazing day."
Allergy Awareness "We come and visit you every week and I was so pleased to see the "no food" notice up in the soft play areas. My son is anaphylaxis to dairy and peanuts. Thank you for raising awareness and helping my son to not be at risk!"
"The imagination and creativity with the play areas is just perfect. Today we fed the lambs and it was such a special moment, I've always wanted to do it and loved it!"
"The passes are fantastic value for money and whenever we come to Farmer Palmer's my children never want to leave. Staff are always very friendly and helpful."
Annual Pass Holder
"Even when it's pouring down, FP is a great place to come. Plenty to do under shelter and who doesn't love to put their wellies on and splash in muddy puddles! And for the mums and dads, the cake is amazing :)"
Sarah says "Food in the restaurant was lovely and the staff were friendly"
"A rare treat, a full day out and change!"
Value for money!
"We keep coming back with our grandchildren"
"We are big fans!! My little boy wakes up most mornings asking if he can go to Farmer Palmer’s Farm Park!!"
"It was amazing. From organisation to the staff,
who were fantastic, we were very pleased"
Team Farmer Palmer Fan
"Great family day out. Highly recommended!"
Holiday visitor to Dorset
"I can't recommend this wonderful place enough. It's an amazing little piece of paradise in Dorset."
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