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.


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.

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


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.

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).

Be Inspired

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"Our visit was immensely successful and enjoyable, and the students can now complete their travel and tourism assignment with enthusiasm and great memories! I shall definitely be back next year with another class."

East Surrey College