Cafe Team

Job Description

We are looking for people to join our Orangery Cafe Team at Hampton Court Castle. 

This seasonal job involves working with a small and committed team, either front of house or in the kitchen. Positions are available immediately and will run until the end of the season in October. This can be a part-time or full-time role. Shifts will normally be between 10am and 5pm, and are available 7 days a week, including weekends and bank holidays when we are busiest. Evening work is also available for those who are interested.

Catering experience is helpful but not essential as full training will be given. Most importantly, we would like candidates to have a positive attitude, a willingness to learn and to be good with our customers.

Location: Hope under Dinmore, Herefordshire HR6 0PN


Working at Hampton Court Castle

Hampton Court Castle is a 15th century castle based between Leominster and Hereford. We hold fabulous weddings and private functions inside the castle, and operate as a seasonal visitor attraction. Visitors come to see our formal gardens, take castle tours, relax in the amazing surroundings and visit our Gift Shop and Orangery Cafe. We are also in the process of creating a holiday cottage complex. Having been delayed by the pandemic, we are looking forward to the first units going live later this year.

Hampton Court Castle Ltd is a new, mission-led company that manages the whole Hampton Court Castle estate. You can read more about us by following the Company Purpose & Values link in the footer on our website. 


Responsibilities and Duties

  • Serving and assisting customers using the EPOS till system.
  • Preparing and serving drinks.
  • Food table service.
  • Clearing crockery and keeping the cafe and bar area clean and tidy.
  • Operating wash-up equipment.
  • Restocking supplies.
  • Ensuring food hygiene and health & safety are adhered to at all times.
  • Supporting the events team at weddings and events.
  • Helping in other areas of the business when required.

Supervisors will manage shifts and oversee certain events and functions held at the Castle, in addition to the duties above.


Skills and Qualifications

  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Ability to work well in a team.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Ability to work efficiently and keep calm under pressure.
  • High standards of personal hygiene and presentation.
  • Approachable, friendly and customer-focused.
  • No specific qualifications required although Food Hygiene Level 2 and some experience in the catering industry are desirable.  


Application Deadline

Applicants will be considered on a rolling basis.


Start Date


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