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 or hotel receptionist jobs. We offer live-in jobs and part-time jobs.

As we gear up for an exciting summer ahead, our recruitment will commence in March 2024. Stay tuned for updates on vacancies by visiting our website. Alternatively, you’re welcome to express your interest by emailing a copy of your CV and a covering letter to [email protected].

We look forward to the possibility of welcoming you to our dynamic team!

Sous Chef

Full Time, Permanent From £35,000 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 – £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.
  • 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: £35,000 based on 48 hours


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

Expected start date

  • TBC
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