Head Kitchen Gardener - £26,000 PA, Plus Service Charge

About the role

Location: The Pig on the Beach, Studland Manor Road, Swanage

Hours: Full Time, £26,000 PA Plus Service Charge

Location: THE PIG on the beach, Studland, Dorset.

Salary: £26,000 PA Plus Service Charge

Whilst Service Charge varies depending on bookings with the staycation concept thriving, you can do the maths.

Hours: 40 Hours Per Week.

We are currently looking for an enthusiastic Head Kitchen Gardener to join our friendly Kitchen Garden team.

It all starts in the Kitchen Garden – the team here are the original Home-Grown Heroes of everything we do. The aim is to grow as much produce on site as possible for use in the kitchens, the garden also acts as a show garden for our guests. We aim to use as many parts of the plants as possible and our Garden team ensure there is always plenty of variety for the chefs to use 365 days per year.

Reporting directly to the Hotel Director and Group Head Kitchen Gardener, this is an exciting opportunity for you to join our unique and dynamic team in overseeing the growth and functionality of our Kitchen Garden. You will be responsible for the following:

Managing a team of kitchen gardeners.

Following the planting and harvesting plans.

Liaising regularly with the Head Chef regarding what is in season.

As well as ensuring that the garden is always presentable.

As our Kitchen Garden is open to all our guests, you must be confident to interact with them daily. We also are home to Pigs, Chickens and Quail so some animal husbandry will be required.

Experience of working in a commercial Kitchen Garden growing seasonal produces plus strong communication and real passion for Kitchen Gardening is essential. Although the garden is managed following organic principles, a PA1 and PA6 pesticides application certificate is desirable, however full training and support will be provided.

We are dedicated to making THE PIGs an inspiring, exciting, and fun place to work and in return for your hard work you can expect something a little different:

Numerous retail discounts via our Perkbox Scheme.

Discounted room rates and complimentary staff stays across our group.

Discounted food, beverage, and spa days across our group.

28 days holiday rising by 1 day each year for the first 5 years.

We are committed to providing craft and accredited training to all staff.

To view our full range of perks, visit our ‘What we can do for you’ section on our career’s webpage.

After multiple lockdowns & furlough deadlines, we understand that job security is highly important. Whilst we cannot predict the future, our teams feel secure knowing that during these challenging times no one was made redundant and that everyone was included in our furlough schemes. If that is a business you would like to be part of, providing security you are looking for, then look no further.

Our Pay Promise – no one in our business will earn less than £10 Per Hour, plus service charge, so tell all your friends.