The Balloon Tree is a local independent business which prides itself on employing those from the local community.

Cafe team member Jake, serving food to our cafe customers
Team member Caroline, with a freshly prepared strawberry roulade
Chef, Matt at work in the kitchen

We offer a flexible, nurturing and varied working environment where you are respected as a person and not just an employee.

We currently have several job opportunities available at the moment, which are listed below. Please feel free to complete the application form, clearly stating which position you are applying for, and email it into info@theballoontree.co.uk with an up to date CV attached.

Baker/Cake Maker

Due to the increasing popularity of The Balloon Tree Bakery, Simon and his team are looking for an additional Baker to join them.

The Baker in question would have previous experience of culinary work, be able to work in a fast-paced environment as part of a team, and have a “can-do” attitude. Knowledge of computers is a must as well as an understanding of current catering laws.

Working hours would be a flexible 35-40 hours per week – including some weekends on a rota basis. A typical working day may be 8 am – 4:30 pm.

Experience:
Professional baking: 2 years (required)

Licence/Certification:
Driving Licence (preferred)

Kitchen Assistant/Cook

The Balloon Tree Kitchen is looking for a Kitchen Assistant to join its well established team.

This role will see the candidate:

  • Preparing and serving food for customers in our Café
  • Assisting the Chefs in day to day kitchen service preparing food for upcoming menus and specials
  • Maintaining high hygiene and cleanliness standards
  • Preparing ready meals and deli salads to be sold through the Farm Shop

Although experience is preferred, it is not essential. However, those applying must have the ability to work within a fast paced kitchen environment and maintain our high standards of work under pressure.

This role is day time shifts only and includes SOME but not all weekends.

Experience:
Catering: 1 year (preferred)

Licence/Certification:
Driving Licence (preferred)

Front of House Manager

The Balloon Tree Farm Shop & Cafe is looking for a Front of House Manager to be the face, heart and soul of our successful cafe.

The ideal candidate will have an enthusiastic ambition for all things cafe, with the want to develop the business, whilst maintaining our well established reputation and welcoming environment.

Responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

  • The day to day running of the cafe
  • Motivating and managing your team
  • Ensuring customers receive the warmest welcome possible
  • Ensuring our products are priced appropriately and competitively
  • Ensure all stages of service are carried out appropriately and in a timely manner

Personal Specification:

  • Hold a customer focused approach
  • Have an interest in staff training and development
  • Barista skills preferred but non essential
  • Have a flair for leadership
  • Manage efficiently in a fast paced environment
  • Have an eye for detail relating to an individuals service

This position includes NO EVENINGS and SOME but not all weekends.

Licence/Certification:
Driving Licence (preferred)

Waiting Staff

The Balloon Tree Farm Shop & Cafe is looking for additional front of house staff to join our friendly but hard working team. We have part time and full time positions available (over 18s only)

The ideal candidate will show enthusiasm for all things hospitality.

Responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

  • Ensuring a positive customer experience from start to finish
  • Ensuring customers receive the warmest welcome possible
  • Ensuring all stages of service are carried out appropriately and in a timely manner
  • Preparing Barista style drinks and speciality teas

Personal Specification:

  • Hold a customer focused approach
  • Barista skills preferred but non essential (all training will be given)
  • Be able to work efficiently in a fast paced environment
  • Be able to work as part of a team, but prioritise work by needs of your customer

This position includes NO EVENINGS and SOME but not all weekends.

Part-time hours: 15-20 per week

Full-time hours: 25 – 30 per week