Kitchen Gardener - Studland, Swanage
Hours: 16 hours per week - 2 days per week
End Date: Fixed Term until 31st August 2024
Location: The PIG on the Beach, Studland, Dorset
In the busy months our garden team have earnt up to 250 in service charge per month, whilst service charge varies, there is never a quiet day at THE PIGs, so you can expect your piggy bank to be filled.
Our Pay Promise - Everyone in our business earns above the National Living Wage, regardless of age.
At THE PIG it all starts in the kitchen garden - the team here are the original Home-Grown Heroes of everything we do. The aim is to grow as much produce on site as possible for use in the kitchens, the garden also acts as a show garden for our guests. We aim to use as many parts of the plants as possible and our garden team ensure there is always plenty of variety for the chefs to use 365 days per year.
Reporting directly to the Head Kitchen Gardener, this is an exciting opportunity for you to join our unique and dynamic team in overseeing the growth and functionality of our kitchen garden. You will be responsible to cover all tasks assigned by the Head Kitchen Gardener ensuring that the garden is always presentable.
As our kitchen garden is open to our guests, you must be confident to interact with them daily. We also are home to pigs, chickens and quails so some animal husbandry will be required.
Experience of working in a productive kitchen garden growing seasonal produce is preferred but not essential. Full training and support will be provided, however a real passion for gardening is required.
We are dedicated to making THE PIGs an inspiring, exciting, and fun place to work and in return for your hard work you can expect something a little different:
- Staff stays - free B&B.
- 35% discount on food, beverages & treatments.
- Meals on duty.
- Annual holiday increase (up to 33 days)
- Take home goods - cost price.
- Free access for you and your family to an on-demand GP, Physiotherapy, and counselling services through Help@Hand.
- A range of learning & development courses.
- Anniversary vouchers - dinner with wine for 2.
Home Grown Hotels is committed to encouraging equality, diversity, and inclusion. We are an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against candidates based on any of the protected characteristics set out in the Equalities Act 2010.
Robin Hutson: 'As with all good hospitality, THE PIG is fundamentally about people; it's the personalities, passion, knowledge, and skills of the people we work with that somehow converge to creating THE PIG experience'.