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...

Christmas Elf Volunteers

Feeling festive? Become a Charnwood Forest Alpacas elf!

We are looking for volunteers full of Christmas beans who love to entertain and of course enjoy working with our alpacas.

Starting on 4th December we are running our Christmas alpaca walks. We are looking for adult volunteers to assist with alpaca preparation and support, mingling with visitors and alpacas to make sure everyone has lots of photos and fun (as well as staying off Santa’s naughty list!)

There are between 1 and 3 walks per day and you will be split between welcoming families to the alpacas in the stable, the walks themselves and assisting in the cafe. Approximate hours are morning 9.30 - 1.30pm and afternoon 12.00 - 4.00pm

**Free elf costume, mince pies and alpaca cuddles for successful candidates***

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

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Cook/Chef

Become a member of our culinary team, you will be responsible for the “Chilli Bean food journey” of our cafe visitors.  

We are looking for a fun and professional individual who excels in a high-volume, fast-paced, chef-driven kitchen.  

Responsibilities

  • Producing and presenting meals in an accurate and efficient manner as well as preparing and portioning food products prior to cooking
  • Managing food products in a profitable, competitive and quality manner
  • Following proper plate presentation and garnish set up for all dishes
  • Handling, storing and rotating all food products properly
  • Communicating clearly with managers and Chilli Bean team members
  • Maintaining the order and cleanliness of the kitchen, equipment and related areas
  • Closing the kitchen properly and assisting others in closing the cafe

We want innovative, creative, detail-oriented individuals who are committed to continually exceeding expectations.

Hours are varied, beginning from 8th December every day through the festive season to January 2nd then hours to be confirmed from January onwards.

Prior experience is essential to the success of the role. We ask for a minimum of one years experience in a kitchen preparation and cooking environment.  Wages dependent on age and experience.

For further details and to express interest please fill in the online form below, alternatively you can email us with your name, contact details and experience to info@pukkapacas.com

 

Waiting Staff

Our serving staff manage the pulse of the cafe area and ensure all visitors have a memorable dining experience.

This role is initially offered as a part time opportunity beginning 3rd December and running through the festive season.. Our Chilli Bean cafe is open from 11am - 4pm during our Christmas walk experiences.

Prior experience as a server, waiter, waitress, front of house, customer service, or general restaurant job is very helpful to the success in this role.

Wages dependent on age and experience.

Responsibilities:

  • Greet all customers warmly, escort guests to their tables and thank guests for their visit
  • Take and serve customers food and drink orders
  • Notify kitchen personnel of food orders, shortages, or special orders
  • Collect payments from customers
  • Present menus to patrons and answer questions about menu items, making recommendations upon request
  • Inform customers of any promotions
  • Be able to articulate how various menu items are prepared, describing ingredients and cooking methods.
  • Develop constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintain them over time.

For further details and to express interest please fill in the online form below, alternatively you can email us with your name, contact details and experience to chris@pukkapacas.com

 

Pot wash

Do you enjoy getting your hands dirty to achieve legendary visitor satisfaction? If so, you have come to the right place! 

This role is initially offered as a part time opportunity beginning 3rd December and running through the festive season..  Our Chilli Bean cafe is open from 11am - 4pm during our Christmas walk experiences so hours would be 11am - 5pm which includes kitchen close down.

Responsibilities:

  • Maintaining dishes, pots, pans, trays, kitchen, work areas, equipment and utensils in orderly and sanitary condition
  • Keeping dish area orderly and sweeping and mopping kitchen floors
  • Washing worktables, walls, refrigerators and other food prep surfaces
  • Removing waste to designated areas
  • Helping to load and unload supplies and food products
  • Performing other duties as assigned.
If this sounds like fun, apply today!

For further details and to express interest please fill in the online form below, alternatively you can email us with your name, contact details and experience to chris@pukkapacas.com

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