Sunnyside recruitment

JOB ADVERT –  Café and Farm shop manager            Added 29th March 2022

Sunnyside Rural Trust is a charity which supports young people & adults with learning disabilities, those people on the autistic spectrum and associated mental health issues to develop their skills and work experience within a range of social enterprise settings.
We truly believe everyone has something brilliant about them. It’s our vision to provide opportunity, bespoke support and training so people can build self-confidence, live independently and shine!

We have 3 cafes and are looking for a manager and supervisor to join the team. You must like people and believe in offering good food and service.

Our social enterprises include a range of horticultural and agricultural work e.g.  growing and selling fresh produce, gardening design and maintenance; allotment makeovers; warden work for local councils and growing and selling a wide range of perennials plants and bedding. We also have a small number of livestock including chickens, pigs, goats and sheep for therapeutic purposes. We have cafés/ barista coffee shops, PAT testing, woodwork and gift production. We sell our produce and services through our farm shops, markets stalls and local events. Each of these businesses create experience, skill development, paid work for our trainees and sustainable income for SRT.

We have remained open during Covid-19 and have offered an increasingly amount of therapeutic support through animal care and horticulture to meet the significant rise in people’s anxiety levels and the challenges they face. We currently support over 150 people a week to access our services and this is largely County Council commissioned placements.

Key Details
£22,500-27,500 per annum depending on experience
Location: based in Dacorum
Hours: 37.5 per week, Full Time contract
Closing date: extended to 29th April 2022    

We want someone who resonates with our vision and values to join our café team. Take a look at the job pack if you think you can make a difference!
To apply please view the Job description, then complete the application form, from the links below.

Job pack March 2022 Cafe & Farm shop manager

Cafe & Farm shop manager advert

Sunnyside Application form

SRT operates an equal opportunity policy and commits to treating all of our candidates and jobseekers fairly. We welcome and encourage applications from everyone regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.


As a busy charity with ambition to grow, we do from time to time have new roles or vacancies to fill. Please keep an eye on our website if you are interested in working for us. We are always on the lookout for talented, enthusiastic individuals who have a passion for people, environmental care and working with the community.

We hold the Gold Standard in Investors In People. Only 5% of companies our size achieve this and it is wonderful recognition for the strong leadership, systems and teams we have built over many years.

“Laughter, banter, friendship, acceptance, empathy, understanding and humour. A splendid cocktail of plants and people mixed with a huge sense of enjoyment. These are the memories I take from Sunnyside.”

Peter Cotton, Project Worker


A few words on the job role of Project Worker from Jack at Sunnyside Northchurch