We're a small team, and our businesses generally operate during the day. We employ happy, passionate people. 

We're recruiting....

Park cafés are gearing up and staffing up for an exciting year ahead. In our first year of business, we have opened four cafés in and around Bournemouth’s award-winning parks and gardens…who knows what other opportunities will appear from around the corner?

We are owned and operated by BCP Council, and the Park Cafés ethos is that having a cup of tea or holding an event at a Park Cafe helps to support your local parks, playgrounds and public spaces. So joining us for a cuppa really helps your local park.

We’re passionate about our green strategy too. All the packaging is 100% biodegradable or compostable, and we use as much locally-sourced produce as we can. Our coffee is fair trade and sustainably sourced too.

All our businesses are in Bournemouth generally operates during the day - which should make a change from regular hospitality positions out there. All our sites are on transport links and are easily accessible by cycle paths.

Current Opportunities

Chef/Short order cooks

  • Fresh short order menus. Freshly cooked breakfasts. Functions. Simple food, using quality ingredients that are well-cooked and well-presented.

  • Cold larder and sandwich preparation

  • Being a good team player is critical to our success

  • Kitchen experience is essential

  • Other duties that our individual outlets may also cover.

  • Full and part-time hours available. £8.52 - £9.12 per hour.

Cafe Crew (front of house staff)

  • Working at our various Bournemouth outlets

  • Must be confident and friendly

  • Must be able to have fun, whilst offering exceptional service to our guests

  • Other duties that our individual outlets may also cover.

  • Full and part-time hours available. £7.52 - £8.52 per hour.


Use this as your checklist, before you apply:

  • Food safety certificate 2 is required

  • Serving experience (cafe crew positions)

  • Cash handling experience (cafe crew positions)

  • Checkable references (we need two of those)

  • Identification

  • Valid visa / passport

  • National Insurance documents

  • Bank account details

What we offer…….

  • Work life balance

  • 90% day shifts

  • A great opportunity to be part of something really exciting

  • Beautiful places to work

  • Holiday pay

  • Lots of hours, or just a few, depending on what you are looking for

How to apply

Thanks for taking the time to check out our posting.

If this sounds like you, and sounds like it could something you like to be part of, then please email us with a short burst on who you are and what position interests you.

Attach a CV with a current phone number and we will be in contact.

Application deadline

We must have your email by 8th April.

Interviews commence

We will be interviewing from 15th April. If you don't hear from us by that date, we're sorry but your application has been unsuccessful this time.

Speak soon!


Darren Roser, Catering and Facilities Manager


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