Jobs

We're a small team, and our businesses generally operate during the day. We employ happy, passionate people. 

We're recruiting....

In our first year of business, we opened four cafés in and around Bournemouth’s award-winning parks and gardens…who knows what other opportunities will appear from around the corner?

We are owned and operated by BCP Council, and the Park Cafés ethos is that having a cup of tea or holding an event at a Park Cafe helps to support your local parks, playgrounds and public spaces. So joining us for a cuppa really helps your local park.

We’re passionate about our green strategy too. All the packaging is 100% biodegradable or compostable, and we use as much locally-sourced produce as we can. Our coffee is fair trade and sustainably sourced too.

All our businesses are in Bournemouth, and generally operate during the day - which should make a change from regular hospitality positions out there. All our sites are on transport links and are easily accessible by cycle paths.

Current Opportunities

We are looking for people to fill three different types of roll - scroll down for all the details.

Café Supervisor

We are looking for someone to supervise our main sites. This person should have a positive attitude, an open mind, and a willing and friendly disposition to succeed in this role. Excellent customer service skills are essential, as well as going above and beyond our customers’ expectations to satisfy their wants and needs.

The successful candidate will be a skilled, dedicated and motivated person who possesses knowledge of current trends and has the desire to assist in developing new ideas. You should also have a proven track record in a comparable role, preferably within a café, retail or restaurant environment. 

You will be required to work weekends, bank holidays and a variety of shifts, the earliest start being 08:30am and the latest finish being 10pm.

What this role involves……..

  • Engaging with customers and exceeding their expectations 

  • Taking orders and ringing up sales 

  • Planning daily cleaning tasks 

  • Managing and coaching your team to reach business goals and ensure a high quality of service

  • Ensuring health and safety and food safety standards are met

  • Driving continuous improvement in cafe performance 

  • Placing food and drinks orders daily 

  • Sales and financial reporting 

Crew member 

We're looking for crew members to work at Squirrel Café and Mini golf in Boscombe Chine Gardens, Fox Café at Redhill and Hedgehog Kiosk in the Lower Gardens. A positive atittude, open mind, and a willing and friendly disposition will assist you to succeed in this role. 

Excellent customer service skills are essential. You'll be part of a highly energised team who work together, going above and beyond to satisfy our customers' wants and needs. 

You will prepare and serve fresh meals, drinks and snacks and also maintain attractive displays throughout the day. 

We're interested in hardworking people, who can work flexibly as part of a team. You will be required to work weekends, bank holidays and a variety of shifts, the earliest start being 08:30am and the latest finish being 10pm.

What this role involves……..

  • Engaging with customers and exceeding their expectations 

  • Taking orders and accurately ringing up sales 

  • Completing daily cleaning tasks 

  • Ensuring health and safety and food safety standards are met 

  • Open/close the venue

Function/Café chef for Woodpecker Cafe, Queen's Park

We are looking for either a chef or a cook who is comfortable with both short order cooking in a café environment, and playing a part in our growing function and catering side of the business.

Attention to detail is a must: consistency of food presentation and preparation is key.

We have a 5* food safety rating and we intend to keep it - so clean working practices, a thorough knowledge of food safety procedures and documentation is essential.

We are a friendly place to work, with great customers and awesome team members, so we are not looking for egos or attitudes. Good team players need only apply.

Great hours of work: generally 9-4. Yep, that’s right. An average day at Woodpecker Café would be … a breakfast menu from 9:00 till 11:30 and then go straight into a lunch menu from 11:30 till 4:00pm. We will occasionally host a meeting over lunch, we may have a society lunch or golfing event on in the afternoon. Buffets are big here. Then it's clean down time, place your orders and head off.

Full and part time hours available for suitable applicants.

Before you apply for any of our jobs....

'Must-haves'……..

Use this as your checklist, before you apply:

  • Food safety certificate 2 is required

  • Serving experience (café crew positions)

  • Cash handling experience (café crew positions)

  • Checkable references (we need two of those)

  • Identification

  • Valid visa / passport

  • National Insurance documents

  • Bank account details

What we offer…….

  • Work life balance

  • 90% day shifts

  • A great opportunity to be part of something really exciting

  • Beautiful places to work

  • Holiday pay

  • 3 or 4 shifts a week, from 9am - 4pm

How to apply

Thanks for taking the time to check out our posting.

If this sounds like you, and sounds like it could something you like to be part of, then please email us with a short burst on who you are and what position interests you.

Attach a CV with a current phone number and we will be in contact.

Speak soon!

Thanks

Darren Roser, Catering and Facilities Manager

 

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