We are a small but strong and close knit team who strive to achieve excellent customer satisfaction and a super enhanced visitor experience.

We have a range of roles throughout the business and, as employers we have three main focuses for our team.

Opportunity to learn

Whether it's great sandwich making in our Chilli Bean Cafe or learning how to cut alpaca toenails during our husbandry sessions, at Charnwood Forest Alpacas there's always something new to master.  When we say training we mean finding the most valuable, efficient and enjoyable ways to help you get exactly what you want out of work.

Feel valued

Everyone likes to feel that they are appreciated for their work, with regular contact and support we like to help mould our employees through positive encouragement and the odd treat too!

Have fun!

If you have visited our farm one thing we hope you noticed was how much we all love working here! We have learned that the only way to provide the best welcome for our visitors is to provide the best working environment for our team!

We always recruit the most outgoing, fun people to join our family and our priority is to build a team who works well together in all situations.

Our Current Openings...

Fleece Craft Workshop Leader

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We are on the lookout for a new tutor for our well-established and popular fleece craft workshops, running on Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays from 10.00am to 4.00pm.

Our fun and fleecy workshops give a taster into fleece craft and are attended by up to 10 adults of varied craft experiences. You will teach both wet & needle felting, hand spinning and peg loom weaving, all at beginners level. The role includes setting up and clearing away after the session

We need a vibrant and enthusiastic individual to join our growing team at Charnwood Forest Alpacas,  someone who has a passion for craft and fibre arts and enjoys entertaining small groups for the duration of the workshops. 

Salary: £60 per workshop.

Please apply if you are:

● Available on weekends

● Good with a variety of people with varying craft abilities

● Have a silly and fun side

● Reliable

● Creative

● Have previous experience in mentoring, teaching or customer service based activities

*This position is ideal for creative individuals looking to share their own craft passion and enthusiasm!

Sounds like you?

Fill in the form below or email your CV with a covering letter telling us a little bit about yourself and why you think you’d be great for the role by Friday 16th June.

Email Chris Deakin - chris@pukkapacas.com

Chilli Bean Baker

We are looking for a skilled baker to join our Chilli Bean team at Charnwood Forest Alpacas in Leicestershire. We need someone who has a passion for baking and wants to work from home to bake our afternoon tea cakes for us...

The chosen individual will be following set recipes, with ingredients provided by us, to make our carrot,orange & walnut cakes, lemon & pistachio cakes and chocolate brownie cakes - These are all baked in trays, decorated and then portioned into squares ready for our afternoon teas. We would expect to need around 3 trays of each cake per week.

Salary: paid per tray/cake baked.

There will also be opportunity for this person to bake our celebration cakes for events when needed e.g. hen parties, birthdays, graduations etc. Details can be discussed with individuals during interviews.

Candidates must have some experience with baking or have worked in the catering industry in a baking role. We are looking for someone with a passion for baking and a flare for design and an eye for detail. A knowledge of baking from scratch is important.

No formal qualification is required for this role however a desire to work hard within time frames and produce quality goods is a must. 

The hours of this position are flexible - as a work from home role we ask that each week our required cakes are baked and produced ready for the pre-arranged schedule.

*This position is ideal for creative individuals looking to share their own baking passion and enthusiasm!

Sounds like you?

Fill in the below form or email your CV with a covering letter telling us a little bit about yourself and why you think you’d be great for the role by Friday 16th June.

Email Chris Deakin - chris@pukkapacas.com

Volunteering at Charnwood Forest Alpacas

Our farm owes so much to all of its fantastic volunteers. They play a vital part in carrying out a huge array of tasks and making the farm wonderful. We’d like to thank each and every one of them for their hard work and commitment.
  • Farmyard Volunteers: Helping out with the daily animal duties and keeping our fleecy boys and girls happy and healthy is incredibly rewarding.

  • Walk assistants: come along and help with our Walks With Alpacas experiences, help to lead our alpacas and visitors around the farm... alpaca cuddling included!

  • Youth and Education Volunteers: Support our work with schools and young people with our CALMS visits

  • Cafe Volunteers (needed Friday to Sunday):  Do you want to get experience and training in a cafe, enjoy talking to customers and being creative?  We are looking for dedicated volunteers to help out in our new Chilli Bean Cafe, making drinks and serving food to our visitors.

For further details and to express interest in any of our positions please fill in the form below or alternatively you can email us with your name, contact details and experience to smile@pukkapacas.com.

 

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