Want to work at the beach? We're recruiting!

Full time Front of House Supervisor for the Watch House Café in West Bay

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our team at the Watch House.

We’re looking for someone with drive, enthusiasm & fantastic team working skills to help drive forward this successful and busy beachside café on the Jurassic Coast...aka #Boradchurch!

You'll be self-motivated and well presented; ideally with Barista and table service experience plus the confidence to upsell wines and product lines. You’ll have a passion for good food, lots of energy and enthusiasm, excellent supervisory, communication, customer service and team working skills and be able to cover every area of operational activity.

Experience of using EPOS systems would be an advantage.

If this sounds like you…then we want to hear from you!

We're open all year round and in the evenings between June & October, so expect to be busy!

Successful candidate to start as soon as possible.

Salary negotiable depending on experience.

CV & covering letter to: cliff@hivebeachcafe.co.uk

Kitchen Porter

We urgently require a Kitchen Porter for an *IMMEDIATE START * to join the Hive team and work in our busy Beach Café at Burton Bradstock. Work is available Monday to Friday and some weekends.

Previous Kitchen Porter experience would be an advantage but is not essential.
You’ll be working in a fast paced busy kitchen with competing priorities, so being able to multi-task and take direction is essential.
You will be presentable, reliable and flexible and ensure tasks are carried out as quickly as possible.

Main Duties:

  • Collect and wash up pots and pans.
  • Unload food and equipment deliveries.
  • Keep the storage areas and walk in fridges clean and organised.
  • Keep wash up and work surfaces, walls and floors clean and sanitised.
  • Other duties as required to ensure the smooth running of food service at the Cafe.

We look forward to hearing from you.


Fantastic opportunity to join the Hive Beach Company Chef team. If you like the buzz of working in a fast paced environment, are creative, love cooking seafood & fish and want a beautiful view of Lyme Bay each day...then we want to hear from you!

A great opportunity has arisen for a full time Chef with a passion for cooking the best local seasonal fish & shellfish around. We’re looking for a talented enthusiastic, creative and confident individual to assist the Head Chef in our busy kitchen.

Duties include: Running the kitchen on a day to day basis, effectively managing and motivating a kitchen team, menu development, pricing & GP, ordering, stock control,  health and hygiene auditing. Immediate start available.

Salary negotiable depending on experience.

Please send your CV & covering letter to: steve@hivebeachcafe.co.uk or by post to: Hive Beach Company Ltd. The Old Dairy, Barr Lane, Manor Farm, Burton Bradstock Dorset DT6 4PX. Call Steve at Hive HQ for an informal chat on 01308 898619. 

Front of house waiting staff and cafe assistants

Experienced Front of House & Waiting Staff wanted at the Hive Beach & Watch House Café for the 2015/16 season.

Full and part time positions available

You’ll have great customer service skills; be able to speak to customers and make them feel welcome. We love staff who can to use their own initiative, complete a job to high standard and who are willing to go the extra mile for customers and other staff members. 

Punctuality is essential, so you’ll have excellent time management skills and are flexible; throughout the day different areas within the Cafes will have a range of jobs to undertake and complete. 

Previous experience preferred but not essential as training will be given, but we do ask that you have a general interest in food and understand the importance of good customer service. 

We are looking for experienced waiting staff who have knowledge & experience  of using TouchBistro: iPad Point of Sale (POS) Systems would be desirable. 

First contact with customers, so a friendly approach is essential along with the ability to remember customer requirements. Making coffee, (Barista skills and experience an advantage) taking food to customers, clearing tables, ensuring customer areas remain tidy at all times and that customers are happy.

To find out more or apply for any of the above positions please email info@hivebeachcafe.co.uk  with a copy of your CV and a covering letter detailing why you are suitable for the position.