Kitchen CareersMore information

Head Chefs

The Head Chef role provides a great deal of autonomy and as part of the pub's senior management team you'll play a truly influential role over the performance of the business. Together with the manager you'll develop seasonal menus and be responsible for locally sourcing fresh ingredients from the best suppliers, and negotiating the best deals available.

As well as being involved in a hands-on cooking role you'll also undertake a wide range of management duties and will ensure that food safety standards and procedures are second to none whilst building, leading and motivating a happy team with a strong emphasis on training and developing junior chefs.

Sous Chefs

Our Sous Chefs work very closely with the Head Chef to ensure the smooth running of a busy kitchen; cooking and working across all sections together with the opportunity to make a significant input in the menu development process with your own ideas for interesting, seasonal dishes in line with our food philosophy.

Chefs de Partie

Our Chefs de Partie have the opportunity to gain experience working across all areas of the kitchen and will generally be given responsibility to look after a particular section with the help of a junior chef.

On a daily basis you'll be supporting the Sous Chefs and Head Chef in a range of duties including fresh food preparation and cooking as well as undertaking kitchen management duties including ordering, stock control and ensuring food safety and cleaning standards are met.

Commis/Trainee/Apprentice Chefs

We see our junior chefs as our Head Chefs of the future and we have lots of opportunities at Apprentice/Trainee or Commis Chef level. If you're interested in a career in professional cookery, or you are already working towards a qualification, we'd love to hear from you. We have excellent links with local colleges, and we sponsor a number of students to gain professional qualifications in the workplace.


"It's a great environment to work in, hard yes, but really satisfying when you see a dish that you've created with the team selling so well. It's great to have the freedom to develop dishes and work with key local suppliers."

Dean, Head Chef, Bolney Stage

ManagementMore information

Running a Home Counties pub restaurant is no mean feat. As the manager, you will have overall responsibility for developing your own fresh food menus, choosing your beers and wines, negotiating prices with suppliers and driving a substantial and profitable business.

It sounds like a tall order doesn't it, but we'll empower you to be the boss of your own pub restaurant and really make it your own whilst receiving lots of support and advice from the central support team, as and when it's needed.

Aside from the knowledge and experience to run a successful business at senior level with an eye for detail, you'll need to be a real foodie with in-depth experience in a fresh food pub restaurant environment. It goes without saying that you'll also need a passion and sound knowledge of cask ales and wines of the world, and be entrepreneurial at heart with proven financial expertise and business acumen. Most importantly of course, you'll need to be a natural and charismatic host, enjoy looking after others and be able to lead a happy crew.

Salary packages for managers start at around £35,000 with the opportunity to earn significantly more depending on the size of the business and your experience. And all managers enjoy a share of the profits. In addition, we often provide high quality free accommodation along with many other company benefits.

Other management career opportunities

As a Deputy or Assistant Manager you'll be a key member of the pub restaurant management team and will be expected to support the manager as the 'right hand' person in all aspects of sharing responsibility for the day to day running of the pub. You will also assume responsibility when the manager is not on the premises with the help of the rest of the management team.


"The best bit about working for Home Counties is you get to run the pub as if it were your own, all the decisions are yours, but if you need it, there's loads of support to help you along the way. This means you get an enormous sense of pride when you see things going so well."

Andy, Manager, Gomshall Mill

CrewMore information

We have lots of opportunities for people to support the pub restaurant crew in a bar/waiting role. We look for outgoing, friendly people who have a genuine interest in our business and a willingness to take advantage of all the learning opportunities that we provide.

Previous experience is always helpful but not essential, as long as you enjoy looking after people and have some flexibility to work during busy lunchtimes, evenings and weekends we would like to hear from you.

We are very flexible and try to work around people's commitments ... whether you're looking for part time or full time hours, we're sure you'll enjoy working for us.


"It's just a lot of fun working here. The customers are lovely, and the food that we serve makes you feel very proud when serving it. We are also really lucky to work in such a pretty place."

Abigail, The Leather Bottle

Kitchen CareersMore information

Head Chefs

The Head Chef role provides a great deal of autonomy and as part of the pub's senior management team you'll play a truly influential role over the performance of the business. Together with the manager you'll develop seasonal menus and be responsible for locally sourcing fresh ingredients from the best suppliers, and negotiating the best deals available.

As well as being involved in a hands-on cooking role you'll also undertake a wide range of management duties and will ensure that food safety standards and procedures are second to none whilst building, leading and motivating a happy team with a strong emphasis on training and developing junior chefs.

Sous Chefs

Our Sous Chefs work very closely with the Head Chef to ensure the smooth running of a busy kitchen; cooking and working across all sections together with the opportunity to make a significant input in the menu development process with your own ideas for interesting, seasonal dishes in line with our food philosophy.

Chefs de Partie

Our Chefs de Partie have the opportunity to gain experience working across all areas of the kitchen and will generally be given responsibility to look after a particular section with the help of a junior chef.

On a daily basis you'll be supporting the Sous Chefs and Head Chef in a range of duties including fresh food preparation and cooking as well as undertaking kitchen management duties including ordering, stock control and ensuring food safety and cleaning standards are met.

Commis/Trainee/Apprentice Chefs

We see our junior chefs as our Head Chefs of the future and we have lots of opportunities at Apprentice/Trainee or Commis Chef level. If you're interested in a career in professional cookery, or you are already working towards a qualification, we'd love to hear from you. We have excellent links with local colleges, and we sponsor a number of students to gain professional qualifications in the workplace.


"It's a great environment to work in, hard yes, but really satisfying when you see a dish that you've created with the team selling so well. It's great to have the freedom to develop dishes and work with key local suppliers."

Dean, Head Chef, Bolney Stage

ManagementMore information

Running a Home Counties pub restaurant is no mean feat. As the manager, you will have overall responsibility for developing your own fresh food menus, choosing your beers and wines, negotiating prices with suppliers and driving a substantial and profitable business.

It sounds like a tall order doesn't it, but we'll empower you to be the boss of your own pub restaurant and really make it your own whilst receiving lots of support and advice from the central support team, as and when it's needed.

Aside from the knowledge and experience to run a successful business at senior level with an eye for detail, you'll need to be a real foodie with in-depth experience in a fresh food pub restaurant environment. It goes without saying that you'll also need a passion and sound knowledge of cask ales and wines of the world, and be entrepreneurial at heart with proven financial expertise and business acumen. Most importantly of course, you'll need to be a natural and charismatic host, enjoy looking after others and be able to lead a happy crew.

Salary packages for managers start at around £35,000 with the opportunity to earn significantly more depending on the size of the business and your experience. And all managers enjoy a share of the profits. In addition, we often provide high quality free accommodation along with many other company benefits.

Other management career opportunities

As a Deputy or Assistant Manager you'll be a key member of the pub restaurant management team and will be expected to support the manager as the 'right hand' person in all aspects of sharing responsibility for the day to day running of the pub. You will also assume responsibility when the manager is not on the premises with the help of the rest of the management team.


"The best bit about working for Home Counties is you get to run the pub as if it were your own, all the decisions are yours, but if you need it, there's loads of support to help you along the way. This means you get an enormous sense of pride when you see things going so well."

Andy, Manager, Gomshall Mill

CrewMore information

We have lots of opportunities for people to support the pub restaurant crew in a bar/waiting role. We look for outgoing, friendly people who have a genuine interest in our business and a willingness to take advantage of all the learning opportunities that we provide.

Previous experience is always helpful but not essential, as long as you enjoy looking after people and have some flexibility to work during busy lunchtimes, evenings and weekends we would like to hear from you.

We are very flexible and try to work around people's commitments ... whether you're looking for part time or full time hours, we're sure you'll enjoy working for us.


"It's just a lot of fun working here. The customers are lovely, and the food that we serve makes you feel very proud when serving it. We are also really lucky to work in such a pretty place."

Abigail, The Leather Bottle

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"We are often asked how we find such nice staff for our pubs. The answer is simple, we're uncompromising when it comes to recruitment and always look for outgoing, friendly people who have a genuine interest in our pubs.
We are relaxed and informal in style and you will find us a close knit bunch with a true family feel. Each of our pubs enjoy a high degree of independence, so it is important that we recruit like-minded people who have shared values and bags of enthusiasm."

Jane Wilson, Head of all things HR

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