Thank you for your interest in Acorn Farm. Please see below for current vacancies and how to apply.

Please note: We accept Young Volunteers (aged 14-17) to help on the farm during weekends and bank holidays, though places are limited. Please contact us to find out more.

Job Ref: V27


We need volunteers aged between 14-17 years who can work on Saturdays.

Candidates must:

  • be reliable
  • be able to attend regularly
  • follow instructions
  • take responsibility for completing an allocated task

This volunteering role would suit individuals who are undertaking their Duke of Edinburgh Award.

Please complete a Young Volunteers Application form

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Kitchen Team Leader (Weekends and Bank Holidays)

The Kitchen Team Leader will be responsible for the smooth running of the Farm Café on weekends (Saturday and Sunday) and Bank Holidays.

Kitchen Team Leader (Weekends and Bank Holidays)

Duties will include (although not exhaustive) the production of food from the menu, such as jacket potatoes, toasties, soup, etc., for visitors, as well as staff and volunteers at the farm. Ensuring the kitchen and café are kept clean and tidy and free from hazards at all times. Supervising the café assistants.

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Job Description

Shop Manager

We are looking for a Shop Manager to work Monday to Friday.

Shop Manager

The successful applicant will be responsible for the smooth running of the shop at the farm . Duties will include: serving customers, promoting the farm and its activities, ensuring displays are fully stocked, restocking freezers and ordering new stock. Full job description attached.

Hours of work: 31 per week
Rate of pay: £8.81 per hour
Holidays: 30 days per annum

To apply please send a cover letter together with a CV to Fiona Smith, Farm Manager email

Closing date 24/3 2019

Job Description

Cafe Assistant (school holidays)

We are looking for a Cafe Assistant to help out our Cafe Cook for the school holidays!

Cafe Assistant (school holidays)

The Café Assistant will be responsible for assisting the Café Cook Duties will include:

  • Serving hot and cold drinks and cold snacks
  • Taking hot food orders
  • Using the till
  • Washing, drying and putting away cutlery, crockery and utensils
  • Keeping café area tidy
  • Clearing and wiping tables in café and outdoor eating areas
  • Covering lunch breaks
  • Any other duties which may be reasonably assigned to you. 


The successful applicant should have high standards of cleanliness and hygiene. The ability to get on with the general public together with enthusiasm for the job will also be needed.

Hours: 10am – 2pm (Monday – Friday during School Holidays)

Salary: National Living/Minimum Wage

Holidays: 6 days [pro rata equivalent of 5.6 weeks per annum]

Closing Date: 24th March 2019

Job Description

Opening Times

10am – 4pm (7 days a week)

Sorry no dogs allowed [except for assistance dogs]

Oak Tree Cafe (cafe only!)


Mar – Sept:
Hot food served until 3:45pm

Oct – Feb:
Hot food served until 2:45pm


Mar – Sep:
Hot food served until 3:45pm

Oct – Feb:
Hot food served until 2:45pm

Oct/Feb half term holidays:

Hot food served until 3:45pm

Room Hire

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Acorn Farm, Depot Road, Kirkby, Knowsley, L33 3AR

The X3 (stops on Woodward Road), 97A and 98A (stops on Acornfield Road) bus routes come closest to the farm; please go to for details.

Admission Prices

Adults: £3.00
Children (1-16 years old):£2.00
Under 12 months: Free of charge

Groups of 15 people or more must prebook a guided tour for which there is an additional charge. Click here to contact us.