Recruitment

Thank you for your interest in Cheddar Gorge & Caves. We welcome your application for any vacancies listed on this page. 

Cheddar Gorge is a world-famous site is an area of outstanding natural beauty and is an international center for caving and rock climbing.  We are currently recruiting for the 2016 season.

Please do check back here again in the future for any other job opportunities which may arise. We are unable to respond to speculative enquiries.

Costa Coffee Store Manager

Cheddar Gorge is a world-famous site is an area of outstanding natural beauty and is an international center for caving and rock climbing and is part of the Longleat group. We have an opportunity for a Manager for our successful Costa Coffee outlet, reporting to the group Head of Food & Beverage, located at Longleat Safari and Adventure Park. The Café is open 7 days a week, throughout the year.

ABOUT THE ROLE

As Store Manager you'll be passionate about customer service, love great coffee and be almost fanatical about driving the store forwards.  Guiding and developing your team to serve the best in food and drinks, as Store Manager, you’ll also efficiently handle the administrative side of your business including stock management, cost control and profit and loss accounts.

You will ensure the guests' requirements re always met and naturally seek out opportunities to exceed their expectations, ensuring prompt and professional attention, whilst upselling items.

What we will be looking for in you:

We are looking for a leader and role model, someone with a passion for customer service. A commercially astute manager, you’ll also know what steps to take to enhance your store’s appeal and profitability.

You will have worked in a fast paced environment and have previous management experience in a hospitality or retail role

Barista trained would be beneficial but is not essential.

HOURS OF WORK
This is a full time permanent contract offer a very competitive rate of pay for the right candidate. Working 5 days out of 7 with weekend and bank holiday working essential due to the nature of our business - A full job description can be sent on request

HOW TO APPLY

Please follow this link back to the Longleat website where you can complete the on-line application form - Job Code CD16

Our Values and Behaviours

We expect all of our team to embrace our company values, and display ‘Longleat behaviours’. This post requires flexibility of hours, energy application and passion.

We focus on our People and our Guests, to listen actively, to work as a team, to empower others and to show empathy.  Our values are:

We Engage and Inspire – We focus on engaging and inspiring our guests, delivering unique and lifelong memories

We put People First – We seek to serve others and put their interests first. We treat them with respect, we value their opinions and collaborate to be better together

We Continuously Improve – We embrace change and pursue excellence in everything we do

We act with Integrity – We work in a principled, open and contentious manner

We take Safety Seriously – Never compromising on a safe and secure environment

When we recruit we place equal emphasis on technical ability and personal attributes to match our brand values.

REWARDING YOU
At Longleat Enterprises Ltd we offer unique benefits such as complementary Longleat Safari Park and Cheddar admission tickets, attractive discounts on annual passes, special nightly rates on group hotels, discounted hotel Spa treatments, life assurance cover, and 29 days paid holiday (pro rata).

 

Retail Assistant - Cheddar

Cheddar Gorge is a world-famous site is an area of outstanding natural beauty and is an international centre for caving and rock climbing. The Shop on the Gorge has great gifts for friends and family.

ABOUT THE ROLE
We are seeking retail assistants for our main shop at Cheddar Gorge. You will be required to serve visitors at till points, replenish stock and deliver excellent customer service.

You will ensure the guests' requirements are always met and naturally seek out opportunities to exceed their expectations, ensuring prompt and professional attention, whilst upselling items.

ABOUT YOU

Our ideal candidate will have excellent interpersonal skills, with a passion for providing excellent guest service and maintaining the highest standards. You will be knowledgeable on all products sold, and be able to help guests with a range of queries. You will be able to work under pressure, maintaining exceptional service standards at the busiest of times.

EXPERIENCE

Previous experience would be preferable although full training will be given to the right candidate.

HOURS OF WORK
We have  a fixed term contract until December 2016 and a Permanent contract available .
Our Values and Behaviours
We expect all of our team to embrace our company values. This post requires flexibility of hours, energy application and passion.

We focus on our People and our Guests, to listen actively, to work as a team, to empower others and to show empathy.  Our values are:

We Engage and Inspire – We focus on engaging and inspiring our guests, delivering unique and lifelong memories
We put People First – We seek to serve others and put their interests first. We treat them with respect, we value their opinions and collaborate to be better together
We Continuously Improve – We embrace change and pursue excellence in everything we do
We act with Integrity – We work in a principled, open and conscientious manner
We take Safety Seriously – Never compromising on a safe and secure environment

When we recruit we place equal emphasis on technical ability and personal attributes to match our brand values.

REWARDING YOU

Cheddar Gorge and Caves is part of Longleat Enterprises Group. We offer unique benefits such as complementary Longleat Safari Park and Cheddar admission tickets, attractive discounts on annual passes, special nightly rates on group hotels, discounted hotel Spa treatments, life assurance cover, and 29 days paid holiday (pro rata).

Be Inspired

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"Your Adventure Caving guide Chris was excellent. We joined a party of Scouts who were very well behaved and added to our experience. We both came away having had a fantastic time. Would recommend to anyone. Thank you."

Paul & Sarah