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Why work at Darwin Escapes?

Hear straight from our wonderful employees
Vicky Bennett, Go Active Supervisor

I joined Darwin Escapes in February 2014 as a Go Active Instructor. It was the best career move I have ever made. I was sent on all the relevant training courses and helped to be the best in the field allowing me to help carve lasting memories for all our visitors. It is such a dynamic company with fresh challenges every day. The support and training has been so fantastic that I soon earned the promotion to Go Active Supervisor. If you are looking to work for a supportive company who help you to reach your goals then Darwin is the right choice.

With a growing portfolio of resorts in key tourist destinations such as Cornwall, we are always happy to hear from skilled and enthusiastic chefs and kitchen staff. As a company that is growing quickly, we often have a requirement to fill positions including Head Chef jobs, Chef de Partie (CDP) jobs as well as other chef, cook and kitchen staff jobs.

All staff working on a permanent basis for Darwin Escapes can take advantage of:

  • Generous rates of pay
  • An opt-in pension scheme
  • Use of onsite leisure facilities
  • A safe and friendly working environment
  • Discounted spa treatments
  • Discounted meals at onsite restaurants
  • New skills using the Darwin Academy training portal
  • Reduced rates on Darwin Escapes holidays

Live in Chef Jobs with Accommodation

On a case by case basis we will also consider applications for those looking for live-in chef jobs / chef jobs with accommodation. The opportunity for live-in chef and cook jobs will depend on the availability of accommodation, but please feel free to get in touch if you are seeking such a position even if we are not currently advertising for chef jobs with accommodation onsite.

Our Stunning Cornwall Resorts

Darwin Escapes now owns and runs 3 beautiful resorts in Cornwall which represents our willingness to invest in the major tourist destinations in the UK, with the best the country has to offer in terms of beaches, modern attractions and historic sites.

Of the 3 resorts, 2 can be looking for kitchen and catering staff. Piran Meadows Resort & Spa boasts a number of awards, including the coveted TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence in 2016. The 5 star resort is a mix of vibrancy and tranquillity and as such suits the needs of both families and those seeking a rural escape from the hectic working week. Located in Newquay, the resort is 10 minutes’ drive from the beach, surrounded by beautiful countryside and boasting a range of amazing views.

Facilities on the beautiful Piran Meadows resort include the stunning & relaxing Serenity Spa, beautiful gardens and a huge range of leisure facilities including an indoor heated swimming pool, a children’s outdoor ‘splash zone’, pool tables, a high-tech gym, a golf simulator, a bowling alley and even an all-weather sports pitch.

The View Bistro at Piran Meadows is open to the public, holidaymakers and the friendly community of lodge & holiday home owners. Offering a lunch, evening and children’s menu, customers can enjoy a range of dishes from the grill including gammon and rump steaks, a variety of curries, burgers, pizzas and salads. The main menu also includes a number of British classics such as pies and fish & chips.


Sandymouth Holiday Resort is located in beautiful North Cornwall, in Stibb, near Bude. Located a 5 minute drive from the beautiful coastline and sea. The resort is surrounded by outstanding beauty and range of attractions, including the Hartland Cornwall Heritage Coast which boasts incredible landscapes, and a stunning circular walk.

The beautiful Sandymouth Beach is just 1 mile from the resort and is regarded as one of the best in the area and the best place to visit in Stibb according to TripAdvisor. Facilities on Sandymouth Holiday Resort include an extensive range of leisure facilities including an indoor heated swimming pool, a football field and an outdoor trim trail – perfect for keeping in trim before a shift or during a holiday! There is also a range of family friendly entertainment on offer at the resort, beautiful gardens, trees and hedgerows and the vibrant Ocean Bar & Restaurant.

The Ocean Bar & Restaurant offers a breakfast, lunch and evening menu which feature a range of dishes including Full English Breakfasts, a variety of light snacks and evening classics, such as Breaded Scampi and Chicken Jalfrezi. In addition, there is also a Sunday Lunch on offer, with roast beef and all the trimmings.

Why Work for Darwin Escapes?

Established in 2015, Darwin Escapes has created an impressive portfolio of holiday resorts across England and North Wales. Each resort has its own unique character and offering, located in stunning areas around the country in places such as Cheddar, Bath and of course beautiful Cornwall.

In just 2 years; thanks to our outstanding level of industry knowledge, customer service and sheer quality of resorts and holiday experiences, Darwin Escapes boasts a number of awards and many resorts have proudly been awarded the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence and a 5 star holiday resort rating.

Working for Darwin Escapes is an exciting opportunity to become part of this industry leading team with goals and ambition to become the best recognised and esteemed brand in the UK holiday industry. Still growing and expanding, there has never been a better time to join. We endeavour to always reward our hard-working staff and with initiatives such as the ‘Darwin Academy’; ensuring that people have an opportunity to further their careers.

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