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. Browse our current hospitality job vacancies from chef jobs to hotel jobs.

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Food and Beverage Assistant

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

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the team at the iconic Burgh Island 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.

RESPONSIBILITIES – 

1. To only use Hotel approved suppliers for food and drink.

2. To only use Hotel approved chemicals and substances correctly and safely following certain procedures and by using correct dilution ratios.

3. To only use chemicals for which you have received relevant COSHH training

4. To ensure that requirements for food stock, new equipment and chemicals are notified to the Departmental Manager/Director of Food & Beverage with sufficient notice to ensure deliveries arrive before stock levels run out.

5. To ensure the safety of Hotel and Pilchard Inn users during opening hours. This includes relevant use of warning signage and appropriate cleaning materials.

6. To prepare the restaurants and bars ensuring quality and standards are adhered to.

7. To welcome guests, seat them and advise them of their choices for relevant time of the day.

8. To be aware of guest allergies

9. To advise guests with allergies of which dishes on the menu are and are not suitable for them

10. Ensure the guests receive efficient, friendly service.

11. To keep the stock refreshed throughout service.

12. To clean and restock the coffee machine and the surrounding area.

13. To clean and re-set the restaurants and bars.

RESPONSIBILITIES – Restaurant/Bars/Pilchard

1. Take orders from guests for food or beverages, and using EPOS systems enter these accurately onto till prior to its service

2. Check with customers to ensure that they are enjoying their meals and take action to correct any problems.

3. Collect payments from customers.

4. Check guests’ identification to ensure that they meet minimum age requirements for consumption of alcoholic beverages.

5. Present menus to patrons and answer questions about menu items, making recommendations upon request. Inform customers of daily specials

6. Be able to explain how various menu items are prepared, describing ingredients, allergens and cooking methods.

7. To be aware of guest allergies

8. To advise guests with allergies of which dishes on the menu are and are not suitable for them

9. Describe and recommend wines to customers and promote any current promoting

10. Bring wine selections to tables with appropriate glasses, and pour the wines for customers.

11. Serve food or beverages to patrons, and prepare or serve specialty dishes at tables as required.

12. Remove dishes and glasses from tables or counters, take them to kitchen for cleaning. Clean tables or counters after patrons have finished dining.

13. Perform food preparation duties such as preparing buffets, preparing toast and brewing coffee.

14. To prepare for the next shift or for large parties.

15. Stock service areas with supplies such as coffee, food, tableware, and linens.

16. Prepare tables for meals, including setting up items such as linens, silverware, and glassware.

17. Assist host or host by answering phones to take reservations or room service orders, and by greeting, seating, and thanking guests.

18. Perform cleaning duties, such as sweeping and mopping floors, vacuuming carpet, tidying up server station, taking out rubbish, or checking and cleaning bathroom.

19. Fill salt, pepper, sugar, cream, condiments, etc.

20. Provide guests with information about the hotel and about local areas, including giving directions.

21. Ensure opening & closing duties are performed as per the departmental SOPs

22. Perform any cashing up duties ensuring that all cash activities, credit card/room charges and vouchers balance and if not, that these are flagged up to your Departmental Manager.

GENERAL

23. To follow Hotels procedures should staff require to exit the building for any reason.

24. To feed back any matters of concern as soon as possible to the Hotel Manager

25. Ensure you follow daily checklist to maintain hotel standards

Health and Safety

As a member of staff you are responsible for the safety and welfare of any staff under your direct control, and you must therefore have knowledge of the Company’s Health & Safety Policy and relevant instructions to your area of work. Any matter which you consider requires attention in this respect is your responsibility to report following the correct procedures, or to the Health and Safety Manager. Copies of the current Health & Safety Policy and Safety Procedures are available in the Hotel.

Vacancy Details

  • Job Type: Food and Beverage Assistant
  • 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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Cocktail Bartender/Mixologist

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

A unique opportunity has arisen for our famous Bar at Burgh Island to require a Bartender/Mixologist.

  • Ensure that guest experience in the bar is smooth, seamless and appropriate, ensure all guests are given a warm and friendly welcome.
  • Ensure all food/garnish is fresh and ready before the service and all beverages are prepared/made according to specification and delivered accordingly.
  • Be able to build and maintain long term relationships with regular guests
  • Be able to recommend and up-sell wine and beverages.
  • Deliver food & beverage service in the Bar area and support both restaurants in the food & drinks delivery if needed.
  • Be able to explain how various menu items are prepared, describing ingredients and allergens (if necessary)
  • To continually build products knowledge and bar skills
  • Check identification of customers to verify age requirements for purchase of alcohol.
  • Take food and beverage orders from serving staff or directly from patrons, and using EPOS systems enter these accurately onto till. Collect money for drinks served or transfer to rooms immediately.
  • Maintain cleanliness of bars, work areas and tables throughout shift.
  • Plan, organise, and control the operations of a cocktail lounge or bar.
  • Order or requisition liquors and supplies.
  • Serve snacks or food items to customers seated at the bar.
  • Be an ambassador for the bar and the hotel. Recommend other services (restaurant, rooms) to patrons
  • Provide guests with information about the hotel and about local areas, including giving directions.
  • To assist the Restaurant team with the running of service as and when required

 

Vacancy Details

  • Job Type: Cocktail Bartender/Mixologist
  • 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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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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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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Chef De Partie

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
  • 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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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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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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