Embrace island life with a full season on Tresco, Isles of Scilly, UK


United Kingdom

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  • Description


    We require Couples to join us for 6 to 8 month contracts, running from as early as February to the end of October

    We are a family-run business on the Isles of Scilly, 28 miles from the Cornish coast, comprising two island. On Tresco island there is a timeshare and rental cottages, two restaurants, an inn, a world famous garden, gallery, leisure spa, shop and a working farm. On Bryher we have an award-winning boutique hotel with 25 suites, a 3 AA Rosette restaurant, Crab Shack, therapy shed, yoga studio and outdoor pool.

    We offer excellent rates of pay, provide all staff with accommodation and pay for your travel from Penzance at the beginning and end of your contract period. All of our staff are paid at National Living Wage or above, and many positions offer gratuities and the option of paid overtime. We know a good team member when we see them, and there are regular opportunities for progression within our business.

    Tresco and Bryher have small and welcoming communities and share a small school, located on Tresco.

    Besides getting to work on a beautiful island with the beach on your doorstep, you’ll also receive extensive benefits. These include 20% discount in our shop and restaurants, complimentary boat tickets and free use of camping equipment to explore the islands, and preferential rates in our holiday accommodation so friends and family can come and visit.

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  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Besides getting to work on a beautiful island with tranquil, pristine beaches on your doorstep, you’ll also receive extensive benefits:

     Travel costs covered to and from the islands at the start and end of your contract
     Accommodation available for all staff
     Competitive pay above the UK National Living Wage
     20% discount in our restaurants and shop
     A friends and family rate in our holiday accommodation so you can show off your new home
     Free boat tickets to explore the islands
     Free use of camping gear

  • Host offers a wage in line with the minimum wage

    Host offers a wage in line with the minimum wage

    This host offers accommodation and payment.

  • Help


    We welcome couples’ applications for any of our full-time Island roles, including:
    Chefs, Front of House assistants, Housekeepers, Retail / Café / Deli Assistants, Spa Therapists, Gardeners and more.

    We require applicants to have experience in the position they'd like to apply for, or in a similar role.

    We offer an hourly wage above the National Living Wage & Applicants should be available to join us on Tresco Island for our 2020 season from March to October. A great place to stop, save money, make friends & enjoy the summer before heading off on your next adventure.

    Become a part of our passionate, committed team; embrace island living and enjoy the romance of an Isles of Scilly season.

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    Languages spoken


  • Accommodation


    Accommodation is available with each job and a small accommodation fee is charged from wages.

    All applicants will have a private bedroom - either double or single, moments from the beach, with shared kitchen and bathroom facilities.

    For any roles in the hotel or restaurants, staff meals are provided.
    For all other roles, employees will have to feed themselves but do receive 20% discount at the local food shop on the island, as well as a 20% discount on food at the restaurants too.

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    What else ...

    Though we expect our staff to work hard throughout the season maintaining our high standards of service,
    everyone who comes to Tresco will never forget their time living and working moments from some of the most stunning beaches and scenery in the UK...

    Our staff spend their spare time exploring all of the islands, enjoying beach barbeques & breathtaking views.
    There's regular inter-island boating and all members of staff receive a number of free boat trips in order to explore all of the Isles of Scilly.

    Staff will recieve discounted membership rates at the Tresco Island Spa consiting of a high tech gym, 15m pool, jacuzzi, sauna, steam room & relaxation room.

    There are also regular music and social events throughout the season and opportunities to join a range of local classes & sports clubs including football, cricket, badminton, traditional gig rowing & regular yoga sessions.

    In order to process any application, we require confirmation that you hold an EU passport or a current Work Permit/Visa which shows you are eligible to work in the UK. Unfortunately, if you do not hold either, we are unable to help with the necessary paperwork to assist with this

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    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    40 - 45 hours per week minimum

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