Careers & Jobs In Devon

Burgh Island Hotel is a bucket list destination for many, but what is Island life really like? We’re totally unique, beautifully eccentric, we love creating memorable experiences, and we also remain a little bit of a mystery! Above all, we are here for our guests and we thrive on delivering the best service possible. If our description and your description match, a future at Burgh Island could be in the offing.

Many of our talented team live and work in this beautiful location and, whilst we all work really hard, we also know the very best ways to spend our free time. From paddle boarding to kayaking and from cosy nights in The Pilchard to reading up about our many famous historical guests, it’s definitely a lifestyle career at Burgh.

We have a variety of available jobs in Devon; including chef jobs, hotel jobs, part time jobs and live in jobs.

Listings

Housekeeper

Full-time, Permanent £10.50ph See More

The Iconic Burgh Island Hotel is looking for a Housekeeping Assistant to join our team. Being situated on it's own private island, it is an incredible opportunity to be part of.

Job duties include:

  • Cleaning public areas and/or a set number of guest rooms each day to laid out high hygiene standards
  • Working closely with reception to ensure the correct provision of guest amenities in each bedroom prior to the guests' arrival
  • Carry out deep cleaning duties in the hotel and other staff housing facilities as required
  • Carrying out guest requests such as extra beds, pillows, bathroom supplies
  • Liaising with reception and maintenance to ensure any repairs are reported and fixed as soon as possible
  • Carry out turndown service as required
  • Ensuring rooms are maintained to the required standards of cleanliness and repair
  • Shared Accommodation Available

 

Vacancy Details

  • Job Type: Housekeeper
  • Job Hours: Full-time, Permanent
  • Salary: £10.50 per hour

Benefits

  • Uniform
  • Employee discount
  • On-site parking

Expected start date

  • Immediate
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Food & Beverage Assistant – Pilchard Inn

Full-time, Part-time, Temporary, Permanent £9.50ph-£10.50ph See More

This well-known Pub/Bar is looking for waiting staff for its Pub Bar and Café to deliver a great customer experience to all guests. Being located on Burgh Island, it is an incredible opportunity to be part of.

Job duties include:

  • To work effectively as part of the team to ensure service runs smoothly
  • To serve the food and beverage to the guests' table as well as on the Bar to ensure that guests have an incredible experience and return
  • Recommend dishes or beverages to the customer to enhance their experience
  • To ensure that all preparation for service is effectively done as well as ensuring that all cleaning and closing duties are completed upon closing
  • Have a good knowledge of food & beverages and gain further knowledge as part of daily briefings, trainings etc.
  • Comply with licensing regulations, be aware of allergies and advise customers accordingly
  • Assist in other Food & Beverage areas within the hotel complex if required.
  • Greeting and seating customers
  • Taking orders for food and drink
  • Serving food
  • Serving alcohol
  • Cleaning and resetting tables with dishes, glasses, and flatware as needed
  • Answering phone calls
  • Placing take-away orders
  • Prep or side work
  • Preparing cheques and processing payments
  • Cleaning duties such as stocking, sanitising, sweeping floors, washing dishes, etc.
  • Reconciling daily cash transactions

Vacancy Details

  • Job Type: Food & Beverage Assistant - Pilchard Inn
  • Job Hours: Full-time, Part-time, Temporary, Permanent
  • Salary: £9.50 - £10.50 per hour

Benefits

  • Uniform
  • Employee discount
  • On-site parking

Expected start date

  • Immediate
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Kitchen Assistant

Full-time, Permanent £9.50ph-£11.00ph See More

Job Description

  • Wash crockery, pots, pans & kitchen utensils
  • Daily clean of kitchen areas and keeping refrigeration, freezers and stores clean
  • Checking and putting deliveries away and reporting any shortages
  • Report failing equipment to the Executive Chef
  • Be punctual, hard working and flexible
  • Be a good team player and have excellent communication skills
  • Adhere to all health and safety legislation

Experience: Previous kitchen porter experience preferred

COVID-19 precaution(s):

  • Remote interview process
  • Personal protective equipment provided or required
  • Social distancing guidelines in place
  • Sanitisation, disinfection or cleaning procedures in place

Work Remotely

  • No

 

Vacancy Details

  • Job Type: Kitchen Porter
  • Job Hours: Full-time, Permanent
  • Salary: £9.50 - £11.00 per hour

Benefits

  • Uniform
  • Employee discount
  • On-site parking

Expected start date

  • Immediate
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Kitchen Assistant – Pilchard Inn

Full-time, Permanent £9.50ph-£10.50ph See More

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the team at the iconic Burgh Island Hotel. With the re-opening of the hotel, we are now looking for passionate people that would like to join the fantastic team to deliver an excellent and memorable experience to all of our guests.

Hours - 8.00-17.00 (40 hours per week)

Duties to include: washing dishes, storing deliveries, assisting chef with food preparation and cooking of simple dishes, helping to maintain a clean and safe environment.

Must be hard working, able to follow instruction, a team player and a good understanding of food hygiene principles

Work remotely

    • No

 

Vacancy Details

  • Job Type: Kitchen Assistant - Pilchard Inn
  • Job Hours: Full-time, Permanent
  • Salary: £9.50 - £10.50 per hour

Benefits

  • Uniform
  • Employee discount
  • On-site parking

Expected start date

  • Immediate
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Chef De Partie – Pilchard Inn

Full Time, Permanent £23k - £25k See More

We are looking for a Chef De Partie wanting to learn and develop their career. Along with outstanding rates of pay, the successful candidate can expect the opportunity of career progression and job security. Furthermore, you will be working with some of the finest locally sourced ingredients to produce the spectacular fine dining menu which is on course for being awarded its first Rosette. Moreover, there is the opportunity of living in for any chef looking to relocate to this beautiful part of the south Devon coast.

The Package:

  • Salary £23,000 - £25,000 Per Annum
  • 48 hours per week
  • Mixture of straight and split shifts
  • 28 days annual leave
  • Government pension scheme
  • Monthly pay
  • Meals on duty
  • Uniform provided

Requirements for the role:

  • Nail the attention to detail in the food offering
  • Develop a stable, energised and professional relationship with colleagues
  • Focus on sustainable practices to protect the business for the next generation
  • Wants to be part of a progressive and forward-thinking business.
  • You will have good time management.
  • Have a cool and calm attitude.
  • Someone with a background of preparing fresh ingredients.
  • Demonstrate the ability to listen and follow clear instructions
  • Be passionate to learn and develop your skill set
  • You may need your own means of transport due to the location of the business.

Sound interesting?

If this sounds like the perfect role for you and you would like to find out more, please apply with your CV.

Vacancy Details

  • Job Type: Chef De Partie - Pilchard Inn
  • Job Hours: Full Time, Permanent
  • Salary: £23,000 - £25,000

Benefits

  • Discounted or free food
  • Employee discount
  • On-site parking

Expected start date

  • TBC
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Sous Chef

Full Time, Permanent £30k - £34k See More

A career at Burgh Island is completely unique and is not for the feint hearted. Island life brings with it a number of challenges in terms of location and working hours. The reward will be to establish a successful team and business that is striving for recognition. Our plans for the future are incredibly exciting and we believe that our Sous Chef will play a key part in developing the overall Burgh Island experience.

Why Choose this role?

We are offering a fantastic package for a career driven Sous Chef wanting to excel in their new job, the successful candidate can expect to earn competitive rates of pay along with the opportunity of career progression and job security. Furthermore, you will be working with some of the finest locally sourced ingredients to produce the spectacular fine dining menu with ambitions to be recognised. Moreover, there is the opportunity of living in for any chef looking to relocate to this beautiful part of the south Devon coast.

The Package:

  • £30,000 - £34,000 per annum
  • Share of tips
  • Mixture of straights and splits
  • Monthly pay
  • Meals on duty
  • Uniform provided
  • Government Pension scheme

Requirements for the role:

  • Wants to be part of a progressive and forward-thinking business.
  • A clear understanding of managing food costs
  • Deliver an exceptional dining experience for our guests across all areas of food service
  • Work with our senior team across our business so it can flourish
  • Work well in a team as well as independently.
  • Demonstrate commitment to continuous improvement running the day to day sections of the kitchen
  • Support and inspire your team to deliver our unique and genuine experiences
  • Ensuring the kitchen is a safe and clean environment
  • Someone with a background of preparing fresh ingredients.
  • Must have previous experience in a Rosette restaurant/hotel.
  • Previous experience in a fine dining setting.
  • Proven successful track record of working within professional kitchens.
  • You may need your own means of transport due to the location of the business.

 

Vacancy Details

  • Job Type: Sous Chef
  • Job Hours: Full Time, Permanent
  • Salary: £30,000 - £34,000

Benefits

  • Discounted or free food
  • Employee discount
  • On-site parking

Expected start date

  • TBC
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Junior Sous Chef

Full time, Permanent £28k See More

We are looking for a junior sous chef wanting to excel in their career. Along with outstanding rates of pay, the successful candidate can expect substantial tips, benefit scheme, mixture of straight and split shifts, and the opportunity of career progression along with job security. Furthermore, you will be working with some of the finest locally sourced ingredients to produce the spectacular fine dining menu which is on course for being awarded its first Rosette. Moreover, there is the opportunity of living in for any chef looking to relocate to this beautiful part of the south Devon coast.

The Package:

  • Salary £28,000 PA
  • 48 hours per week
  • Mixture of straight and split shifts
  • 28 days annual leave
  • Government pension scheme
  • Monthly pay
  • Meals on duty
  • Uniform provided

Requirements for the role:

  • Nail the attention to detail in the food offering
  • Lead the junior team members, ensuring they are nurtured through presence and support
  • Develop a stable, energised and professional relationship with colleagues
  • Focus on sustainable practices to protect the business for the next generation
  • Wants to be part of a progressive and forward-thinking business.
  • You will have good time management.
  • Have sound organisational and administrative skills
  • Have a cool and calm attitude.
  • Someone with a background of preparing fresh ingredients.
  • Must have previous experience in a Rosette restaurant/hotel.
  • Previous experience in a fine dining setting.
  • Proven successful track record of working within professional kitchens.
  • Demonstrable ability to lead by example
  • 4 years’ experience in rosette standard preferred
  • You may need your own means of transport due to the location of the business.

Vacancy Details

  • Job Type: Junior Sous Chef
  • Job Hours: Full time, Permanent
  • Salary: £28,000

Benefits

  • Discounted or free food
  • Weekly share of tips
  • On-site parking

Expected start date

  • Immediate
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Night Manager

Full-time, Permanent 23.5K See More

Responsible for all hotel operations during overnight shift hours, focusing on Front Office operations, set up for the next day, night audit and hotel safety/security.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage check in and check out process.
  • Answer the phone, take reservations and deal with any enquiries.
  • Manage the PMS system (Guestline) including room allocations.
  • Manage guest payments, invoices, receipts.
  • Manage comprehensive hand over to following shift.
  • Report maintenance items to the maintenance team
  • Responsible for all health & safety during shift.
  • Always recognise and greet guests by name where possible.
  • Ensure guest satisfaction at all times.
  • To clean and re-set the restaurants and bars.
  • Stock service areas with supplies
  • Be aware of Sea tractor safety and emergency procedure for your and passengers’ safety
  • Drive in a safe and efficient manner following safety limits (max 15miles an hour across the beach).
  • Be fully aware of the current and upcoming weather conditions informing team if the Sea Tractor will not be able to run
  • Assist with other functions as necessary.
  • Report accidents or incidents promptly and correctly.
  • Be vigilant and report any suspicious behaviour in or around the hotel.
  • Handle emergencies if necessary, during shift.
  • You are expected to be presentable at all the times.
  • To be constantly vigilant in respect of H&S issues and report issues.
  • To be constantly vigilant of security risks and immediately report any suspicious incidents.
  • To undertake other duties from time to time as may be required.
  • Ensure you follow daily checklist to maintain hotel standards

Vacancy Details

  • Job Type: Reception Supervisor
  • Job Hours: Full-time, Permanent
  • Salary: £23,500 per year

Benefits

  • Uniform
  • Employee discount
  • On-site parking

Expected start date

  • Immediate
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Receptionist

Full-time, Permanent From £9.50ph See More

The Iconic Burgh Island Hotel is looking for a Receptionist to join its team. Being situated on it's own private island, it is an incredible opportunity to be part of. If you are passionate about great customer service, then this may be the right role for you.

Job duties include:

  • Managing the booking process ensuring all relevant details are taken and the customer journey is personalised
  • Make the customers' stay a memorable experience by providing excellent service, communication and administration
  • Answer the phone, take reservations and deal with any enquiries
  • Be detail oriented to ensure that all booking details and relevant reports are accurate and communicated to other departments.
  • Prepare daily reports as required
  • Manage guest payments, invoices, receipts and reconcile shift transactions
  • Manage comprehensive hand over to following shift.
  • Communicate closely with Housekeeping on room departures, stayovers and arrival rooms for cleaning and opening of sofa beds.
  • Report maintenance items to the maintenance log book.
  • Ensure guest satisfaction at all times.

Vacancy Details

  • Job Type: Receptionist
  • Job Hours: Full-time, Permanent
  • Salary: From £9.50 per hour

Benefits

  • Uniform
  • Employee discount
  • On-site parking

Expected start date

  • Immediate
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Reception Supervisor

Full-time, Part-time, Permanent From £9.50ph See More

The Iconic Burgh Island Hotel is looking for a Reception Supervisor to join its team. Being situated on it's own private island, it is an incredible opportunity to be part of. If you are passionate about great customer service, then this may be the right role for you.

Job duties include:

  • Supervise daily shift process ensuring all Team Members adhere to standard operating procedures
  • To act as Hotel Duty Manager when assigned Duty Manager shifts
  • Greet guests as they arrive, focusing on personal recognition in a warm and authentic manner
  • Conduct Team Member briefings, debriefings and delegate specific tasks at the start and end of every shift
  • Assist in the induction of new Team Members to create a great new starter experience
  • To ensure, by supervising the Front Desk Team Members, that service provided to guests is at the highest level at all
  • Managing the booking process ensuring all relevant details are taken and the customer journey is personalised
  • Make the customers' stay a memorable experience by providing excellent service, communication and administration
  • Answer the phone, take reservations and deal with any enquiries
  • Be detail-oriented to ensure that all booking details and relevant reports are accurate and communicated to other departments.
  • Prepare daily reports as required
  • Manage guest payments, invoices, receipts and reconcile shift transactions
  • Manage comprehensive handover to the following shift.
  • Communicate closely with Housekeeping on room departures, stayovers and arrival rooms for cleaning and opening of sofa beds.
  • Report maintenance items to the maintenance logbook.
  • Ensure guest satisfaction at all times.
  • Must be able to drive and be flexible due to the location of the business

Vacancy Details

  • Job Type: Reception Supervisor
  • Job Hours: Full-time, Part-time, Permanent
  • Salary: From £9.50 per hour

Benefits

  • Uniform
  • Employee discount
  • On-site parking

Expected start date

  • Immediate
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Head Chef

Full-time, Permanent Up to £35k See More

A career at Burgh Island is completely unique and is not for the feint hearted. Island life brings with it a number of challenges in terms of location and working hours. The reward will be to establish a successful team and business that is striving for recognition. Our plans for the future are incredibly exciting and we believe that our Head Chef will play a key part in developing the overall Burgh Island experience.

Why Choose this role?

We are offering a fantastic package for a career driven Head Chef wanting to excel in their new job, the successful candidate can expect to earn competitive rates of pay along with the opportunity of career progression and job security. Furthermore, you will be working with some of the finest locally sourced ingredients to produce the spectacular fine dining menu with ambitions to be recognised. Moreover, there is the opportunity of living in for any chef looking to relocate to this beautiful part of the south Devon coast.

The Package:

  • £35,000 per annum
  • Share of tips
  • Mixture of straights and splits
  • Monthly pay
  • Meals on duty
  • Uniform provided
  • Government Pension scheme

Requirements for the role:

  • Wants to be part of a progressive and forward-thinking business.
  • A clear understanding of managing food costs
  • Deliver an exceptional dining experience for our guests across all areas of food service
  • Work with our senior team across our business so it can flourish
  • Work well in a team as well as independently.
  • Support and inspire your team to deliver our unique and genuine experiences
  • Be at the helm of your ship at the busiest times
  • Organise and oversee all aspects of the day to day running, consistently delivering and maintaining food offering that responds to demand
  • Ensuring the kitchen is a safe and clean environment
  • Someone with a background of preparing fresh ingredients.
  • Must have previous experience in a Rosette restaurant/hotel.
  • Previous experience in a fine dining setting.
  • Proven successful track record of working within professional kitchens.
  • You may need your own means of transport due to the location of the business.

Vacancy Details

  • Job Type: Head Chef
  • Job Hours: Full-time, Permanent
  • Salary: £35k

Benefits

  • Employee discount
  • On-site parking
  • Discounted or free food

Expected start date

  • Immediate
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Spa Therapist

Full-time, Permanent £9.50ph - £10.50ph See More

We are looking for a qualified spa therapist to provide professional and engaging beauty therapies and massage treatments to our clients. You will offer a full range of treatments including massages, facials, manicures and pedicures to fulfil different client needs and objectives in a safe and comfortable manner.

  • Carry out beauty treatments to the required standards ensuring specific treatment time is adhered to.
  • Liaise in a positive and constructive manner with the Spa Manager/ Duty Manager and receptionists on the days scheduled treatments, any changes, additions etc. in order to meet the ever changing needs of our guests.  Flexibility and cooperation are required.
  • Ensure that equipment is fully operational and clean and report any defects to maintenance
  • Adhere to Health and Safety regulations by using safe work practices.
  • Turn off equipment and lights after use.
  • Ensure all equipment and utensils are appropriately sterilised.
  • Inform Spa Manager/ Duty manager and reception of any medical conditions or behaviour from guests that is unusual or causes concern e.g. skin condition, bruising etc.
  • Assist in the cleaning and tidying of the treatment areas.
  • Ensure your room is fully prepared and stocked before your first treatment.
  • Report any incidents, accidents or any guest dissatisfaction to the Spa Manager/ Duty Manager promptly.
  • Undertake any other reasonable duties as delegated by the Hotel Management Team, Managing Director and Company Owners.
  • Lead by example in all areas
  • Ensure policies and procedures are clearly communicated and adhered to
  • Maintain positive employee relations
  • Provide a consistent high standard of customer service
  • Ensure complaints are dealt promptly and efficiently
  • Ensure COSHH file is kept up to date and training renewed
  • Ensure client consultations are carried out prior to administering treatments
  • Ensure the Spa areas are clean and well maintained

Vacancy Details

  • Job Type: Spa Therapist
  • Job Hours: Full-time, Permanent
  • Salary: £9.50 per hour - £10.50 per hour + 10% Commission

Benefits

  • Discounted or free food
  • Employee discount
  • On-site parking

Expected start date

  • Immediate
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