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.

BUS DRIVER

This is an exciting opportunity to work at Cheddar Gorge as one of our Bus Drivers.

ABOUT THE ROLE

As part of a flexible team you would be driving the double decker bus ensuring customer satisfaction through commentaries and excellent service you would need a positive attitude and being able to work in a team as well as excellent communication skills are a prerequisite for this position.
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 / ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS

• A PSV bus driver with a with a clean CPC license
• Our ideal candidate will have excellent interpersonal skills
• Energetic and enthusiastic
• Work quickly and efficiently
• Ability to work under pressure
• Driven by the buzz of working in a busy environment

HOURS OF WORK

This is a Permanent position working 40 hours per week, including weekend and Bank Holiday working as necessary, offering an hourly rate of up to £9.00 per hour.

To apply click here

 

TOUR GUIDE

We are currently recruiting for the 2017 season and have opportunities to work as a Tour Guide.

ABOUT THE ROLE

The role of Tour Guide is a fabulous opportunity to be an ambassador for the company by taking groups of guests throughout our magnificent site, delivering informative and engaging tours. Our guides ensure that our guests have a wonderful experience, and naturally seek out opportunities to exceed expectations, delivering prompt and professional attention.

ABOUT YOU

As a Tour Guide you would need a willingness to learn, have a great sense of humor and be committed to working as part of a team.

Our ideal candidate will have excellent interpersonal skills, be confident in public speaking, 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.

HOURS OF WORK

There are roles available on a fixed term basis. Hours may vary occasionally to include evenings and weekends given the nature of our business.

To apply click here

 

BARISTA

An experienced “Coffee Maker” or just have a passion for coffee? Then look no further.

ABOUT THE ROLE

We require a Barista to join our team at our Costa Store at Cheddar Cave and Gorge. Working in a fast paced and fun environment doing your best to provide a quick and efficient service at all times.
General duties include taking guest orders at tills and handling the payment, preparing and serving orders, replenishing stock levels and working as part of the busy team to ensure Costa provides great service in a timely fashion.
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 

• The successful applicant will deliver an efficient, cheerful and courteous service  to our guests
• Experience with using coffee machines is desirable ,
• Working in a customer facing role is essential
• Are you friendly, outgoing, enthusiastic and cheerful?
• Will be able to work under pressure, maintaining exceptional service standards at the busiest of times.

HOURS OF WORK

This is a Permanent Zero hours contract with weekend and bank holiday working essential due to the nature of our business.

To apply click here


BARISTA (SEASONAL VACANCY)

An experienced “Coffee Maker” or just have a passion for coffee? Then look no further. We also have opportunities as a barista on a seasonal basis.

ABOUT THE ROLE

We require a Barista to join our team at our Costa Store at Cheddar Cave and Gorge. Working in a fast paced and fun environment doing your best to provide a quick and efficient service at all times.
General duties include taking guest orders at tills and handling the payment, preparing and serving orders, replenishing stock levels and working as part of the busy team to ensure Costa provides great service in a timely fashion.
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

• The successful applicant will deliver an efficient, cheerful and courteous service  to our guests
• Experience with using coffee machines is desirable ,
• Working in a customer facing role is essential
• Are you friendly, outgoing, enthusiastic and cheerful?
• Will be able to work under pressure, maintaining exceptional service standards at the busiest of times.

HOURS OF WORK

This is a fixed term contract until 30/09/2017, with weekend and bank holiday working essential due to the nature of our business.

To apply click here  


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 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

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).