Work for Us

Work For Us

Ben’s Farm Shop is a family-run business employing nearly one hundred local people, many of whom have been with us for years. We have two farm shops, two town shops, a wine & tapas bar, a ‘smokehouse’ BBQ shack, a butchery, a farm shop kitchen and central office.

Good food is our passion and Ben’s Farm Shops are at the heart of the region’s food web, connecting local farmers, producers and growers with customers. Over 60% of the products we sell are from Devon; most are certified organic or ‘no-spray’ and everything is responsibly or sustainably sourced.

We’re as committed to our staff as we are to good food and everyone who works at Ben’s Farm Shop soon feels like part of an extended family. We strive to create excellent, friendly working environments, pay fair wages and provide plentiful opportunities to develop and learn.

We want to work with people who have a passion for good food, enjoy meeting and helping customers and are resourceful and willing to learn.

Why work for us?

What’s in it for you?

  • we take developing our staff seriously – we offer regular training, and development opportunities for you to shine
  • we recognise that every team member has a part to play in the success of Ben’s Farm Shop, so we have an annual staff profit share and company pension scheme
  • we want all of our staff to have access to the food we love and sell, so every team member has a 20% discount in Ben’s Farm Shop, Harry’s Smoke House and Ben’s Wine & Tapas
  • wherever food is served, we offer a subsidised lunch for all team members, plus free tea and coffee
  • we want to you to feel part of the team, so we’ll give you a staff uniform
  • if you start in one role and have an aptitude or passion for another role, we’ll always do our best to support your ambitions to progress

Take a closer look...

Butchery

Butchery

We started making our own sausages back in 1983 and with traditional butcher’s counters in our Exeter, Yealmpton and Staverton shops, the butchery has always been at the heart of what we do. We buy whole animals from local farmers who care about the way their animals are raised, and pay them a fair price. Our butchers are highly skilled and incredibly knowledgeable people and part of the job is helping customers choose the right cut. You don’t necessarily need to be a qualified butcher to work with us – if you’ve got the passion, aptitude and are keen to learn, we offer on-the-job training with our master butchers.

Farm Shop

Farm Shop

Our larger farm shops are located at Staverton and Yealmpton, with smaller town stores on Magdelene Road in Exeter and Totnes High Street. The larger shops comprise of a butcher, delicatessen, green grocer, provisioner and wine merchant and our town stores offer a smaller rage of the most popular products. We’re proud of the reputation we’ve grown for being a central part of our communities and we often know our customers by name. Even though each store has its own quirks and identity, they all have the feel of a friendly local farm shop where staff are more than happy to have a natter with customers or help them with their shop. Working in the farm shops is busy and varied and you’ll soon feel part of a friendly, welcoming team.

Farm Shop Kitchen

Farm Shop Kitchen

Located near our Staverton shop, the Farm Shop Kitchen is where we produce all of the Ben’s Farm Shop own-brand food. We source ingredients from local suppliers and make over 320 different products, including our own pies, pasties, soups, sauces, chutneys, preserves and ice-cream. We also cut cheeses and cure and slice cooked meats for the shops. Everything we make is exclusively for the farm shops, Ben’s Wine and Tapas and Harry’s Smokehouse. It’s anything but a production line – we make things as you would in your kitchen at home, just on a bigger scale. Many of the Farm Shop Kitchen team have been working with us for years. Almost everyone inputs into the development of new product lines your ideas and improvements are always welcomed.

Hospitality

Hospitality

The Staverton and Yealmpton farm shops have thriving cafes and we also have a bustling Wine and Tapas Bar in the centre of Totnes. Harry Smokehouse is a seasonal BBQ shack next to the Staverton store. Each place has its own unique feel, but they all centre around excellent food and great service. There’s plenty of opportunities to learn about the food and wine we serve, including wine tastings and training sessions. Some of our hospitality team move to other areas of the business as their passion for the products grows, so there are always opportunities to progress and make your mark.

The Hole Farm Office

The Hole Farm Office

The office building used to be the old piggery, located at Hole Farm, just opposite our Staverton Shop. It’s a bustling place with lots of comings and goings, cob webs, muddy boots, dogs and a dedicated team of people keeping the cogs of Ben’s Farm Shop well oiled. It’s here you’ll find our finance, operations, HR and marketing team. It’s not the most conventional place to work, but that’s why we love it!

Current Vacancies

If you’d like to become part of the Ben’s Farm Shop team, please click on the role below and use the link to Indeed to apply.

Fresh Produce team leader

Totnes • £11-12 an hour

Deli/cafe team member

Totnes • £11 an hour

Butchery Counter Manager

Exeter • £11 – £13 an hour

We’re always delighted to hear from people with an enthusiasm for good food and customer service, so if you’re enquiry is speculative, please email hello@bensfarmshop.co.uk