Community Job Opportunities

If you are interested in working in the Farmshop or Café, please check this page for more information.

Information on volunteering at Loch Arthur is available here.

We are a vibrant and forward looking Community sharing life and work with adults with learning disabilities. We have seven shared households, a farm, productive gardens, creamery, bakery, craft workshops and a thriving farm shop and café. Within this award winning farm shop, people of mixed abilities, volunteers and local people who are employed work together to create a unique Social Enterprise which is one of the most respected and successful outlets of Organic and Local Food in South West Scotland.

   Our farm shop is overseen by a management team.  One of the key members of this team, who carries a central role in the day to day management of our farm shop will soon be leaving, so a vacancy has arisen for someone to join us as a

Farm Shop Manager  

This exciting and challenging job opportunity is suited to a very special person who is :
  • Passionate about the work they do and has an eye for detail
  • Experienced in retail management and catering, including food hygiene systems & controls
  • Excited to work with people of mixed abilities
  • Open and engaging in how they will relate to our customers, friends, Community memebers and all who work here
  • Willing to engage in all aspects of the life and work of the Farm Shop ... from financial control and business planning to serving on tills and mopping floors
  • Level headed and capable in problem solving and decision making
  • Motivated and inspired by the idea of working with organic and artisan food
  • Organised, conscientious and has excellent planning skills


This is a full time role but could be covered by a job-share Level of pay will be commensurate with relevant experience.  We offer 2 days off per week, one of which is Sunday, plus generous holiday entitlement, workplace pension, employee discounts and all in a beautiful rural setting.  


For more information visit or contact Steph Atwell on 01387 259669 (option 3), or email

The successful applicant will be subject to a PVG check.

Closing date : 15 May 2017 Loch Arthur Camphill Community, Beeswing, Dumfries, DG2 8JQ      Charity Number SC043416 Jobs Opportunities Within the Community