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Chefs - All Levels

Southrop, Gloucestershire

Posted: 12 Mar 2024

Deadline: 25 Apr 2024

Compensation: £26,000.00-£55,000.00 per year (depending on experience)

Paid Full-time Flexible hours Permanent


Job description

  • Position: Chefs of all levels (salary dependent on experience) 
  • Location: Thyme, GL7 3PW 
  • Salary: £26,000 - £60,000 (plus generous service charge/gratuity) 
  • Contract: Permanent 
  • Hours: Full time 48hrs/week, part time and flexible hours also available
  • Accommodation or financial relocation packages available 

We are recruiting chefs of all levels to join our burgeoning and vibrant team. We are looking for junior chefs eager to learn, as well as senior level candidates ready for a new challenge. 

Thyme is a restored historic Cotswold manor and farm. It is a family story where a passion for the land, food and entertaining, merges with a love of local heritage, beauty and conservation. We have 31 bedrooms, a spa, a cookery school, destination restaurant and pub and a 150 acre farm where we grow our vegetables, fruit & herbs. 

Rooted in a passion for the local land, food and entertaining, our carefully curated menus tell a story of the farm and seasons. Led by Charlie Hibbert, the chefs and gardeners work together to select and grow the produce used to create our menus. A sustainable ethos is at the heart of our kitchen and our menus change in response to the produce in our kitchen garden, in addition to using lamb, hogget and mutton from our Welsh black mountain sheep. 

Thyme is renowned for its food and service, with the Ox Barn dubbed 'The Most Stylish Lunch in Britain' in the Times. The style of food is traditional yet pioneering, inspired by European regions including France, Italy, and Britain. This is an exciting opportunity to be a part of an incredible team working on exciting and inspiring projects.

Why Choose Thyme:

A Flourishing Team: Our team is vibrant, professional and collaborative. With our company values at our heart, the team work together to deliver true hospitality excellence. 

A Connection to the Land:  Throughout Thyme, there is plenty of open space and gardens to wander. Our work environments are light and airy, always maintaining a connection to the outside. 

Professional Development: Personal and professional development is at the heart of our people strategy, with training and leadership programmes as well as development plans for all the team.

Competitive Remuneration: We offer excellent pay and benefits. Our service charge is substantial, and every penny goes to our hard working team each month. 

Our 5 values are consideration, consistency, aspiration, integrity, and pride. 


  • Super Service Charge (In excess of £6000 per year for full time team members) 
  • 28 days holiday, plus an additional Holiday for birthday. 
  • Employee assistance programme - specialist, independent and confidential advice, support and assistance for hospitality professionals. 
  • Discounts across Thyme
    • 50% off food in both the Ox Barn and the Swan. 
    • Friends & Family rates to stay in the hotel 
    • Cookery School - £40 per person, for you + guest 
    • 50% discount on spa treatments. 
  • Team lounge, kitchenette, comfy sofas. 
  • Health & wellbeing programme 
  • Beautiful Location with plenty of space to walk and relax during break times! 
  • Employee referral scheme available from day one! 

Responsibilities & skills 

  • An enthusiastic and positive team player. 
  • Ability to perform in fast paced, high octane environment and work to deadlines. 
  • Willing to take responsibility and use initiative within their work. 
  • Excellent time management and organisational skills 
  • Passionate about guest experience and the product you deliver 
  • Passion for hospitality and restaurants 
  • For senior positions, experience managing daily operations, standards and operating procedures (Inc. HACCP and COSHH). 

We are set in a rural location, so your own transport is essential. 

Salary: £26,000.00-£55,000.00 per year 



  • Additional leave 
  • Discounted or free food 
  • Employee discount 
  • On-site parking 
  • Referral programme 
  • Relocation assistance 

Supplemental pay types: 

  • Tips 

Ability to commute/relocate: 

  • Lechlade, GL7 3NX: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required) 


  • Driving Licence (required) 

Work authorisation: 

  • United Kingdom (required) 

Work Location: In person 

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About Thyme

Thyme is a restored Cotswold manor and farm. It is a family story where a passion for the land, food and entertaining, merges with a love of local heritage, beauty, and conservation. Nestled in the heart of the Cotswold village of Southrop, this quintessentially English country destination is an enclosed collection of restored 17th century farm buildings, houses and cottages.

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