Join The Family

We love to celebrate our people and watch as they grow, whether they’ve been with us for a few weeks or since we launched 25 years ago. Every member of our team is part of the Habitat First family.

Our workplaces are fun and professional, providing opportunities for people to be individual, listened to, and most importantly, flourish.  We know that creating a welcoming environment for our teams means that they’ll provide the very best experience for our residents and guests.

Sourcing and retaining a dedicated and talented team is the key to our success. To ensure we retain talent, we offer excellent opportunities for career progression, training and the opportunity to be heard.

If you’ve got what it takes to make our estates a special place to visit, and you want to join a business that cares about the environment as much as it does its people, we’d love to hear from you.

Browse our job vacancies by category below, follow us on LinkedIn for more updates or email us now with a covering letter and CV to careers@habitatfirstgroup.com.

Join the family The Perks

Maintenance & Housekeeping

Maintenance & Housekeeping

  • Property Operations Coordinator

    Lower Mill Estate - Cirencester

    Our newly formed Operations team are seeking an additional team member to provide high-quality housekeeping and maintenance services for a portfolio of estate properties. The role will include managing and motivating the housekeeping and maintenance team as well as ensuring accurate charging and accounts reconciliation and overseeing the day-to-day running of the office.

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  • Housekeeping Assistant – High Season

    Lower Mill Estate, Somerford Keynes, Gloucestershire

    Join our friendly team in the cleaning and upkeep of privately owned holiday homes based on our beautiful Lower Mill Estate.

    We're looking for enthusiastic team members to join us on throughout the peak seasons, including Christmas, Easter, School Half-Terms and Summer Holiday working Monday and Friday only, between 10.00 am - 4.00 pm.

    This is a great opportunity for those looking to make some money over the summer holidays.

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  • Spa Cleaning Assistants

    Silverlake Dorset

    Join our friendly team in the cleaning and upkeep of privately owned holiday facilities based on our beautiful Silverlake Estate.

    We're looking for two enthusiastic team members to clean our onsite Spa for two hours per day, seven days per week. The working hours can be either 6.30 am - 8.30 am OR 7.00 pm - 9.00 pm.

    We offer a competitive rate of pay, a great team environment, excellent company benefits which includes an NHS Top-Up Scheme, discounts off thousands of highstreet stores, an Employee Assistance Programme and access to onsite facilities plus activity equipment for you and your family or friends.

    Due to the nature of the role, experience is necessary as is the aptitude to complete tasks with little management supervision.

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  • Housekeeping Assistants

    Lower Mill Estate – Cirencester

    Join our friendly team in the cleaning and upkeep of privately owned holiday homes based at our beautiful Lower Mill Estate.

    We're looking for dedicated team members to join us on Mondays and Fridays between 10.00 am - 4.00 pm. There may be an opportunity to work on weekends and mid-week throughout peak periods.

    We offer a competitive rate of pay, a great team environment, excellent company benefits which includes an NHS Top-Up Scheme, discounts off thousands of high-street stores, an Employee Assistance Programme and access to onsite facilities plus activity equipment for you and your family or friends.

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Hospitality

Hospitality

  • Sous Chef

    Lower Mill Estate, Somerford Keynes, Gloucestershire

    Working at our Ballihoo Restaurant is very unique. Fundamentally, we believe in customer service being a way of life. We do this through our food, our service, our personalities. We tap into our guests and treat them as we ourselves would like to be treated. With respect, honour and love. We teach our younger colleagues valuable life skills on how to deal with many walks of society.

    We are seeking a Sous Chef to join our Ballihoo team at Lower Mill Estate on a full-time permanent basis.

    Our team has a lot of autonomy and they are often found foraging to make home-made goodies, brainstorming dishes or coming up with ideas for themed events.

    Our senior team are passionate about personal development and through the importance of eating seasonally, outstanding customer service, and working on your feet, we champion the need to look after your mind, body and soul.

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  • Kitchen Porter

    Lower Mill Estate, Somerford Keynes, Gloucestershire

    Ballihoo restaurant is at the centre of Lower Mill Estate in the Cotswolds, just outside of Cirencester. With privately owned homes and holiday stays, it is always busy, with a spa, lakes, and nature reserve for the guests to enjoy.

    A kitchen porter is at the heart of any good restaurant team, without them, we fail to function.

    With this in mind, we are looking for a hardworking, motivated and positive individual who can get stuck into a busy hospitality business. It’s not just about washing dishes and mopping floors, with a shop, barbecue, pizza shack, restaurant, and private dining to look after we want someone who can help where needed and is excited about the opportunity to learn new things.

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  • Chef de Partie

    Lower Mill Estate, Somerford Keynes, Gloucestershire

    Working at Ballihoo is very unique. Fundamentally, we believe in customer service is a way of life. We do this through our food, our service, and our personalities. We tap into our guests and treat them as we ourselves would like to be treated. With respect, honour and love. We teach our younger colleagues valuable life skills on how to deal with many walks of society.  

    Our team has a lot of autonomy and they are often found foraging making homemade goodies, brainstorming dishes or coming up with ideas for themed events.  Our senior team are passionate about personal development and through the importance of eating seasonally, outstanding customer service, and working on your feet, we champion the need of looking after your mind, body and soul. 

    Ballihoo is fun, it's spacious, it's outdoors (on the warmer days), the food is fresh, and the pay is great. Look forward to hearing from you soon. 

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  • Cook

    Silverlake Dorset

    We are looking for an individual to join our team at Hurricane Terrace, Silverlake Estate. This is a unique opportunity to help grow our small business into something for our team, homeowners and rental guests to be proud of. This is a perfect role for someone who loves a bit of cooking, likes people and enjoys being part of a small team. We have set up a little offering for our staff members and a colourful, fresh tapas menu for our holiday makers in peak season. We also have a wood burning pizza oven that we operate at the weekends.

    Silverlake is situated in a stunning location near Dorchester and sprawls over hundreds of acres, with a whole host of activities for our employees and their families to enjoy.

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  • Trainee Chef

    Lower Mill Estate – Cirencester

    Our Food and Beverage team spans our two catering operations – Ballihoo at Lower Mill Estate in the Cotswolds and The Hurricane Terrace and Bar at Silverlake in Dorset.

    Working at Ballihoo is very unique. Fundamentally, we believe in customer service being a way of life. We do this through our food, our service, our personalities. We tap into our guests and treat them as we ourselves would like to be treated. With respect, honour and love. We teach our younger colleagues valuable life skills on how to deal with many walks of society.

    Our team has a lot of autonomy, and they are often found foraging to make home-made goodies, brainstorming dishes or coming up with ideas for themed events.

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  • Front of House – Lower Mill Estate

    Lower Mill Estate – Cirencester

    Ballihoo restaurant is at the centre of Lower Mill Estate in the Cotswolds, just outside of Cirencester. With privately owned homes and holiday stays it is always busy, with a spa, lakes and nature reserve for the guests to enjoy.

    Habitat First Group have many opportunities for exceptional Front of House staff to join the Ballihoo restaurant team throughout the summer period.

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