Job Vacancies at Burford House Garden Centre

Welcome to our recruitment page, here you will find job vacancies at Burford House Garden Centre. We are always looking for new talent to join our team so if you think you would like to work for this forward thinking family owned business then why not apply for one of the job roles below. You can apply for jobs by sending in your CV to the addresses provided in the job descriptions.

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Restaurant Manager

(Full Time – 40 hours per week - including Weekends)

We are looking for an experienced Restaurant Manager with both a passion for creating excellent food and the organisational skills to successfully run a busy restaurant and kitchen. The successful candidate will be both a positive and creative individual, who has a passion and an ability for creating good food and promoting excellent customer service. You must be enthusiastic and wish to proactively develop the business. This is a hands-on role where team work and communication is vital.

As the Restaurant Manager you must be highly organised, results driven and have excellent overall front of house and kitchen management competencies.

Duties Include:

Staff Rotas
Stock rotation and ordering
Food Hygiene
Menu planning
Costing and maintaining the company food GP
Maintaining high standards of cleanliness and adhering to our strict company policy
To establish and maintain excellent standards of guest service.
To ensure the restaurant reaches and maintains its maximum potential in all areas.
Ensure all departments and team members comply with H & S and food hygiene
To communicate effectively with all team members through team meetings, appraisals and one to one coaching.
To maintain the highest standards of cleanliness and hygiene in all areas of the restaurants environment, utensils, goods and equipment

Skills Required:

Level 2 basic food hygiene
Thorough understanding of allergens and food safety
Excellent communication skills and able to work as part of a team
Knowledge of HACCP
Professionalism and reliability
Remains calm under pressure
Good time management

What we Offer:

We offer benefits including free car parking and staff discount at our Garden Centres and Restaurants as well as the Woodthorpe Leisure Park. If you would like to join our family run business and bring your ideas and talents to our fast-growing company and forward thinking team we want to hear from you.

How to apply:

Please send your CV and cover letter to:  Emma Hancox, Regional Restaurant Manager

[email protected]

Applications close – Thursday 29th July 2021

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Restaurant Supervisor

(Full Time – 40 hours per week – including weekends)

We are looking for a Restaurant Supervisor who has a passion and flair for the restaurant and catering industry.  This is a very hands on role and as such you will need to work to a very high standard and be proactive, highly motivated, organised and results driven with good communication skills. You will be working as part of a team in a fast paced environment.

Previous experience in a supervisory role within the hospitality industry is essential.  You should also have relevant kitchen experience as well as Front of House and Back of House skills.

You will be required to work at the weekend and must be flexible during busy holiday periods. There are no evenings or split shifts.

Duties include:

To establish and maintain excellent standards of guest service
Manage small team of staff
Assist with stock taking
Plan staff rotas
Maintain spreadsheets and complete online orders
Adhere to company policies and ensure that these are fully communicated to all team members
To establish and maintain the highest standards of hygiene in accordance with Health & Safety

Skills required:

Excellent customer service skills
Strong FoH and BoH skills
Able to work on one’s own initiative
Knowledge of HACCP & COSSH standards
Maintaining high standards of cleanliness
Level 2 Basic Food Hygiene
Adhering to company policies

What we Offer:

We offer a competitive salary and benefits include free car parking and staff discount at our Garden Centres and Restaurants as well as the Woodthorpe Leisure Park. If you would like to join our family run business and bring your ideas and talents to our fast growing company and forward thinking team we want to hear from you.

How to apply:

Please send your CV and cover letter to:  Belinda Darnell, Restaurant Manager

[email protected]

Applications close – Tuesday 8th June 2021

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Front of House Assistant

(Part Time – 30 hours per week – working weekends)


We are looking for a Front of House Assistant who has a passion and flair for the restaurant and catering industry.  This is a very hands on role and as such you will need to be proactive, highly motivated, organised and results driven with good communication skills. You will be working as part of a team in a fast paced environment.

Previous experience in a similar role in a similar environment is essential.  A good working knowledge of till systems is preferred but not essential as training will be provided.

You will need be fully flexible as this will involve weekend working.

Duties include:

Waiting tables
Taking customer orders
Serving food
Making hot drinks
Till operation
Clearing and cleaning duties
Adhering to company policies

Skills required:

Excellent customer service skills
Able to work on own initiative or as part of a team
Good communication skills
Professional and reliable
Remain calm under pressure
Fully flexible with days and hours worked to meet business needs

What we Offer:

We offer a competitive salary and benefits include free car parking and staff discount at our Garden Centres and Restaurants as well as the Woodthorpe Leisure Park. If you would like to join our family run business and bring your ideas and talents to our fast growing company and forward thinking team we want to hear from you.

How to apply:

Please send your CV and cover letter to:  Emma Hancox, Regional Restaurant Manager

[email protected]

Applications close – Thursday 13th May 2021