Barista/Food and Beverage Host - Bruton, Somerset
40 hours over 5 days, weekends often included
Bank holiday, weekend and occasional evening availability required.
Cultivate Your Career at The Story of Gardening: Where Coffee and Careers Bloom!
As a Food and Beverage host, your skills and knowledge will play a vital role in the day to day running's of our 'Story of Gardening' caf . Passion for excellent customer service and a desire to grow your own skills are paramount.
Whilst coffee and customer service experience is preferred, training will be offered. What we look for is a desire to offer a high standard of customer service, excellent communication skills and a real passion for hospitality.
What we can offer
- A positive workplace environment with opportunities to develop both personally and professionally.
- Stay in shape with our complimentary use of our gym and wellbeing classes
- Look after your wellbeing with complimentary access to our Spa and swimming pools and our exclusive benefit of 50% of Spa Treatments.
- Enjoy shopping in both our shops on estate and online with 30% discount for all our colleagues and free delivery for any online purchases.
- Discover exclusive perks with our Discounted hotel stays for staff, accompanied by a fantastic 30% discount at our restaurants.
- The opportunity to ensure your views are heard and shape the future of the business via our Employee Engine Room.
- Complimentary garden membership for the Newt and our partner gardens including the Eden Project, Kew Gardens and The Lost Gardens of Heligan
- Complimentary meal whilst on shift, created using fresh produce from our estate by our dedicated staff food chefs
- We value your hard work and recognise your achievements through our colleague recognition programme "Newt Awards" with the opportunity to achieve a variety of amazing rewards including a complimentary Hotel Stay.
- Support from our Employee Assistance Programme for both yourself and your family
- A team that knows how to have fun with regular team engagement activities including monthly Gather and Grow Motivational Speakers and our regular fun squad events, which include activities such as Go-Karting and Wine Tasting, to name but a few.
- Up to 30 days annual leave each year for our full-time team
Where you'll be working - The Story of Gardening
The Story of Gardening is an award-winning exhibition designed teach our guests about the important roles gardening play in societies through history and the modern-day world. With intricately designed rooms, state-of-the-art digital technology and audio guides. Attached, is the caf - serving a variety of mouth-watering pastries and other dishes inspired by the exhibition, as well as teas and coffees.
Who are we? - The Newt in Somerset
Nestled within an expanse of rolling fields and steeped in ancient history, our luxury country estate stands as a haven of refined elegance, inviting guests to explore acres of captivating gardens, meandering pathways, and enriching exhibitions - accessible 364 days a year for our members. Our hotel extends a warm welcome, offering a home-away-from-home experience where impeccable service flourishes in an ambiance of unassuming sophistication. Beyond the estate, the Newt's essence remains tangible, with our Ecommerce teams delivering our finest products to homes, while media and membership endeavours keep them informed of our latest developments. Behind the scenes, a tapestry of talented teams - from Housekeeping to HR, Finance to Farming - collaborates harmoniously, crafting an unforgettable journey of growth, development, and innovation, where every contribution creates unparalleled experiences.