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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. 

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 with a CV and covering letter to michelle@hivebeachcafe.co.uk.


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: michelle@hivebeachcafe.co.uk or by post to: Hive Beach Company Ltd. The Old Dairy, Barr Lane, Manor Farm, Burton Bradstock Dorset DT6 4PX.  

Front of house waiting staff and cafe assistants

Experienced Front of House & Waiting Staff wanted at the Hive Beach & Watch House Café for the 2017 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: Tablet 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 michelle@hivebeachcafe.co.uk with a copy of your CV and a covering letter detailing why you are suitable for the position.