We are a 4,000 acre estate near Stockbridge, Hampshire. The estate was purchased in 1929 by John Spedan Lewis, founder of the John Lewis Partnership, and we have been farming it now for nearly 90 years. We are the Waitrose Farm and our produce is supplied to Waitrose stores across the country. The estate is diverse and our commercial businesses span property, food production, farming, retail and leisure activities.
We care passionately about British farming and the environment and we have been a LEAF (Linking Environment and Farming) demonstration farm since 2004.
We are a team of 150 Partners and we practice ‘The Waitrose Way’ of healthy living, fair treatment, treading lightly on the environment and championing British produce.
We are a working farm and we welcome visitors to our Longstock Nursery, Cafe and Farm Shop. Visitors can also enjoy chalk stream fly fishing, golf and our unique water gardens via prior booking arrangements.
You can find more information on the estate below as well as on the Leckford Estate website.
We believe that eating well should be enjoyable so that’s why we provide a wide range of imaginative and nutritious choices in our cafe and the products we sell in the Farm Shop. As part of Waitrose we are committed to playing our role in providing customers with healthier options. As a team where the majority of us spend much of our time working outdoors we also understand the importance of exercise.
- We use solar energy to power our dairy parlour and harvest rainwater from some of our buildings.
- Fruit that cannot be sold for eating is pressed to make juice and cider.
- Spent mushroom compost is made available to gardening customers at Longstock Park Nursery and other organic wastes are used as fertilisers on our farm.
- In the production of Cold Pressed Rapeseed Oil the by-product of cold pressing is an extruded meal in the form of pellets which we use as nutritious feed for our dairy cows.
South East England
Pay in range: £10.20 - £13.77, plus benefits. The pay range for this role will increase to £10.38- £13.77 from 1st April 2017.
Closing Date: 2/3/2017
Pay in range of £11.70 - £15.50 plus shift premium (20%). This is negotiable dependent on relevant skills and experience. The pay range for this role will increase to £12.20 - £15.90 plus shift premium (20%) from 1 April 2017.
Closing Date: 26/3/2017
Pay in range: £63,500 - £86,500 neg. (From 1st April, this will increase to £64,500 - £86,500)
Closing Date: 2/3/2017