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.

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.

There are part time (20 – 30 hours) and full time (40 hours) available.

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

Over 18s Only

Rate of Pay – £9.50 to £10.50 per hour (dependent on experience) plus Tips.

Kitchen Porter

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

Full time (40 hours) available for over 18s.
Part time (6 – 15 hours) available for over 16s.

This role will see the candidate:

  • Washing pots, pans and dishes for the whole business
  • Maintaining a clean work environment
  • Assisting with food preparation
  • Working as part of the friendly kitchen team
  • Efficiently working in the fast paced environment

Experience 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.

Combined Kitchen Assistant & Porter

The Balloon Tree Kitchen is looking for a kitchen assistant & porter to join its well established team. This is a flexible job role that will see the successful candidate with a 2/3day split between the kitchen assistant and kitchen porter job roles.

Full Time: 40 hours per week

This role will see the candidate:

  • Washing pots, pans and dishes for the whole business
  • Maintaining a clean work environment
  • Assisting with food preparation
  • Working as part of the friendly kitchen team
  • Efficiently working in the fast paced environment
  • Preparing and serving food for our customers in the Cafe
  • 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.

Minimum Applicant Age: 18 Years.