We currently have vacancies in the café and campsite / farm.

Roles Currently Available

We are looking for full and part time staff to work in our café near Nympsfield, Stroud. We have positions available in our open kitchen helping with pizza nights, BBQ lunches and Middle Eastern mezzes dishes, as well as front of house roles. We’re very happy for the same person to take on roles in both the kitchen and front of house. We are looking for staff with experience in hospitality and catering. For all applications and enquiries please email a CV to cafe@thistledown.org.uk.

 

Café Assistant – FULL TIME

Weds – Sunday, hours can be flexible from 35 – 42hrs depending on the applicant. Up to 4 evenings a month (in lieu of daytime shift) in the summer and 1 evening in the winter. Role will involve taking orders at table and using our till, taking table bookings, serving drinks and food, cleaning, washing-up and so on. Applicant must be minimum 17yrs and have café or restaurant experience. Salary depending on age and experience (plus tips). Start in April. Applicant must:

  • Have experience working in a café, table service and / or coffee training
  • Happy working as part of a team
  • Be reliable and committed
  • Have a friendly manner and be well presented
  • Interest in locally sourced food and well made coffee preferable

We will provide:

  • Food during shifts
  • Friendly work environment with plenty of light and space
  • Free camping for staff!

Kitchen Porter

We are looking for a couple of people to help part time washing up, cleaning and serving. This role is ideal for younger people and hours can work around school / college timetables. No experience is necessary but a good work ethic is essential. Pay is dependent upon age and experience and includes holiday pay. Tips are shared amongst all staff regardless of role. Start ASAP. Applicant must be:

  • Happy working as part of a team
  • Reliable, hardworking and committed
  • Willing to learn
  • Friendly and be well presented

We will provide:

  • Food during longer shifts (4hrs+)
  • Friendly work environment with plenty of light and space
  • Free camping for staff!

Chef

We are looking for a chef to work alongside our current chefs (plus kitchen assistants) at our award-winning campsite and café. The café is relatively new but is steadily building a reputation for delicious, wholesome food made from scratch. We have a wood-fired clay oven and charcoal BBQ so an interest in cooking with fire would be beneficial. We produce a lot of our own foods in the kitchen (e.g. yoghurt, labneh, paneer, doughs, preserved fruits, chutneys, pickles and jams and so on) so the applicant must have an interest in cooking from scratch and kitchen processes. The applicant must be able to work well as a team, follow instructions from our head chef and instruct other members of the kitchen. Pay depending on experience, anyone accepting a full time position will be salaried. We are open Weds to Sun and we’re looking for 3 to 5 days a week (depending on applicant). Hours are generally 8:30am – 5pm / 5:30pm. Weekends would be required but we can be a little flexible with the other days. There will occasionally be evening services (pop-up events and pizza nights in the summer months). Start ASAP. Responsibilities include:

  • Help to develop menu and hit GP targets, with an emphasis on seasonal, local, and foraged produce
  • Ensuring high quality of food and maintaining and building on our reputation
  • Ensuring a good speed of service – we are often busy so coping well with pressure is essential
  • Working to ensure customer requirements (dietary and other) are met where possible
  • Adhering to best practice kitchen hygiene
  • Ensuring kitchen is cleaned down to a high standard after service
  • Directing and helping staff to complete kitchen and cleaning tasks
  • Ensuring adequate prepared ingredients for service and backroom stock

Applicant must have:

  • Enthusiasm for high quality food and seasonal and local ingredients
  • Be reliable, organised and committed
  • Experience of catering and ability to cope with busy services
  • Preferably have existing food hygiene certification

We will provide:

  • Food during shifts
  • Friendly work environment with plenty of light and space
  • Free camping for staff!

Cake Baker

One to two days a week year round. Roles include following existing recipes and developing new recipes. Applicant must have an eye for details and experience of a variety of cakes and baking styles, preferably in a commercial environment. Pay depending on age and experience (plus tips). Start ASAP. Responsibilities include:

  • Work alongside our existing baker to develop cake range and hit GP targets
  • Ensuring high quality of food and maintaining and building on our reputation
  • Understand and work to incorporate allergen-free cakes into our range (GF, DF, NF, VN)
  • Adhering to best practice kitchen hygiene
  • Ensuring kitchen is cleaned down to a high standard after baking
  • Managing stock levels for baking

We will provide:

  • Friendly work environment with plenty of light and space
  • Free camping for staff!

Muleteer

Available days are generally Friday, Saturday and Sunday starting April, but every day is available in the school holidays. Minimum of one shift per week. Role involves cleaning facilities, delivering firewood, carrying campers’ luggage in our 4×4 Mule, feeding animals and generally helping around the farm. Applicant must be minimum 17yrs and have excellent work ethic and provisional driving licence. £6 – £8.60ph depending on age and experience (plus tips). Start in mid-March. Applicant must:

  • Like working with people and provide excellent customer service
  • Enjoy working outside regardless of weather
  • Happy working as part of a team
  • Be reliable and committed
  • Have a friendly manner and be well presented

We will provide:

  • Friendly work environment with plenty of light and space
  • Free camping for staff!

Campsite Reception

Available days are generally Friday, Saturday and Sunday starting April, but every day is available in the school holidays. Minimum of one shift per week. Role involves welcoming and checking-in guests, replying to emails, making booking changes, dealing with enquiries and sometimes helping out in the café. Applicant must be minimum 17yrs. £6 – £8.60ph depending on age and experience (plus tips). Start end of March. Applicant must:

  • Like working with people and provide excellent customer service
  • Be organised and have basic ICT skills
  • Happy working as part of a team
  • Be reliable and committed
  • Have a friendly manner and be well presented

We will provide:

  • Food during shifts
  • Friendly work environment with plenty of light and space
  • Free camping for staff!