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Why work at Darwin Escapes?

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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.

Swanage Bay View Holiday Home Park was founded over 50 years ago and has been a highly popular destination for holidays and luxury static caravan ownership ever since. Enjoying an elevated location which provides stunning panoramic views of the world famous Jurassic Coast people travel from across the UK to take advantage of the beautiful sights and vibrant yet relaxed vibe afforded by the park’s unique hillside setting.

Just a 15 minute stroll from the beach, holidaymakers as well as staff can enjoy a relaxing walk to bustling seaside community just a short distance away. Swanage Pier was awarded the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence in 2016 and is just a 20 minute walk from the resort and also has plenty of parking if you would prefer to drive there. There are also a range of attractions in the surrounding local area, including the Isle of Purbeck which is a fifteen minute drive from the park and in turn has a number of its own attractions including the Swanage Railway Station and Corfe Castle.

Whilst many choose to enjoy the local area before retreating back to the elevation and tranquillity of the resort in the evenings, many other holidaymakers spend their entire holiday on the resort, taking in the beautiful views and making the most of the fantastic range of onsite facilities, amenities and entertainment. The luxury leisure facilities include a large indoor swimming pool, a fantastic state of the art gym, indoor bowls and a Costa Coffee. The View restaurant is a stunning place to enjoy a meal or snack with a design that – as the name suggests; capitalises on the stunning views of the Jurassic Coast; creating a rich environment that is the perfect location to enjoy any food or drink. The restaurant currently serves a range of dishes from the grill, including rump steaks, ribs, gammon steaks and a range of chicken and beef burgers. The restaurant also serves a famously good Sunday Lunch with all the trimmings.

Working at Swanage Bay View Holiday Home Park

Chefs and all catering and kitchen staff work hard as one team to provide the best holiday experience possible for the park’s guests and community of luxury static caravan owners. Enthusiastic staff are in turn rewarded with great rates of pay, a comprehensive employee benefits package and regular opportunities to apply for internal vacancies across the Darwin Escapes company and portfolio of 20 resorts. With 2 resorts in Dorset alone, hardworking and loyal staff are often presented with fantastic opportunities to develop their careers with Darwin Escapes.

Swanage Bay View is always keen to hear from people looking for part time, seasonal and permanent chefs’ jobs. Whether you are an experience head chef looking to take your career to the next level, or a student looking to get some part time experience to enhance your chef or catering qualifications and CV, we would love to hear from you. In addition to gaining valuable work experience, entry level chef and kitchen staff can benefit from on the job training to include relevant qualifications related to food hygiene and safety.

All of our staff including - Kitchen porters, waiters, cooks, Commis Chefs, Chefs de Partie (CDP), Sous Chefs and Head Chefs are highly valuable members of the Swanage Bay View team, providing a crucial piece of the overall holiday experience to our guests and owners. Thanks to the increasing standards expected across the growing UK resort and holiday park industry; providing an extremely high level of customer experience at each of our restaurants is a crucial aspect of our overall development as a business. With positive reviews and word of mouth a fundamental aspect of the company’s success to date, it is vital that we continue this trend and maintain our reputation as a luxury UK travel company with friendly and highly skilled staff.

Chefs play a crucial role in this development, by producing mouth-watering dishes on a consistent basis every day. Hardworking and talented chefs & cooks as such are valued highly by the company and will receive great rates of pay, opportunities to grow and develop their Darwin Escapes career and a number of other perks including free use of the leisure facilities (a £5 deposit may be required for a gym pass).

Live in Chef Jobs & Chef Jobs with Accommodation

Please take a look at our current chef vacancies, those offering accommodation will state this in the job title. If you don’t a live-in chef position, please feel free to contact us regarding this anyway – each application will be reviewed on a case by case basis.

Working for Darwin Escapes

Since the brand was founded in 2015, Darwin Escapes has quickly developed to become the 3rd biggest operator in the UK holiday park industry. The company has also made major strides into the holiday home ownership market, capitalising on the national growth for the demand for luxury static caravans and holiday lodges in iconic British destinations such as Swanage, Cheddar and Cornwall.

The company’s growth and acquisition of additional parks and resorts; has created many exciting job opportunities for our employees. Many hardworking members of staff have enjoyed promotions, whilst others have successfully expanded their skillsets and moved across to different departments which can take advantage of the valuable industry knowledge they take with them.

Chefs and catering staff at Darwin Escapes can enjoy:

  • Great Rate of Pay
  • A Pension Scheme
  • Darwin Academy Training
  • Use of Company Leisure Facilities
  • Discounted Spa Treatments
  • Discounted Food at our Restaurants
  • Discounted Holidays at our UK Resorts
We acknowledge that it is our hardworking staff that have made Darwin Escapes the success it is today. To start you career with us and join an enthusiastic and friendly team at Swanage Bay View, please see the jobs listed above and feel free to contact us even if the job you are seeking is not listed.
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