This is a very varied and interesting position. 

We are looking for someone with good communication and organisational skills to ensure the smooth and efficient operation of the business. You must be self motivated and be able to complete jobs without supervision. We are looking for a friendly face that is Larch Cottage, giving the ‘personal touch’ and dealing with customers needs on an individual basis, trying to achieve a quality experience for all.

This is a varied job due to the diverse nature of our business and an interesting one.

MAIN DUTIES include:

Staff , responsible for administration of staff related activities, processes, time-sheets, payroll, pensions, employee contracts, job descriptions, holidays & performance reviews.

Office Administration , responsible for the day to day running of the office, managing the various processes related to the management of Larch Cottage including DEFRA, Rural payments, vehicle licenses, utility & insurance contracts, PCI and purchasing of resources for the business, such as horticultural supplies.

Finance , responsible for counting the weekly takings across the business and updating cashbook & depositing the cash at the bank. Responsible for producing the Landscaping invoices

Customers , to assist customers, via email and telephone (or occasionally in person around the nursery) and maintain a high standard of customer service at all times. Customer complaints.

Restaurant , responsible for working with the restaurant on inventory, pricing & suppliers and recording the monthly reviews.

 Mail Order responsible for dealing with orders and enquiries both over the phone and by email. 

 To ensure that operating procedures are complied with and implemented

 To ensure compliance with relevant legislation and all Health & Safety Guidelines at all times

 Undertake any other duties which may be reasonably allocated by the Office Manager or Senior Management
 Normal hours of work are 10am-5pm Monday-Thursday. 10am-3pm on Friday. (this may vary slightly, seasonally)

 To apply email your cv to

Main objective:
We are looking for a 'team player' ! Someone with proven kitchen experience and a passion for good food. We are a continental bistro style restaurant in a unique setting which could be more Umbria than Cumbria!
We are open daily from 9.30am until 5pm.
You must be passionate about quality food, fresh ingredients and delivering outstanding menus. Everything is freshly prepared on site daily, from scones and breads to cakes and main dishes. Although we do not serve meat the menu does incorporate 'fish'. Our menu is inspired by Italian and continental cuisine to offer intense flavour from simple and fresh ingredients.
We have an organic vegetable garden on site and try to produce as much as possible to serve the restaurant during the summer months.We are a family run business and offer a unique, quality day out for all with nursery, gardens, restaurant and shop on site.
The business has been built up over 31 years and continues to grow organically year on year. A truly inspiring place!
Skills and Interests

You'll need to be:
Must be a team player !
Menu Development
Be motivated and passionate about preparing food and delivering fantastic cuisine using seasonal produce where possible.
Be familiar with the 'Safer Food, Better Business' paperwork.
Relish working in busy / fast paced environments and achieving deadlines
Be adaptable and innovative.
Responsible for ordering and liasing with suppliers for best prices
Have the ability to work logically and methodically without the need for close supervision.
Be flexible to help out in all areas of the restaurant if need be

Be responsible for menu costings, health and safety, hygiene etc

Day time hours, straight shifts. Normal hours are 8am-5pm, 5 days per week. Maybe longer during busy periods.Good rate of pay for suitable candidate.This is a great opportunity for the right applicant with a can do attitude looking for a new challenge and personal growth.

If you think this sounds like you, please email us your CV.Only successful candidates will be contacted. We do not have a closing date and will keep the job open awaiting the right person.



PART TIME WAITER/WAITRESS in La Casa Verde restaurant

We are looking for fill a number of part time postitions in the restaurant over the season - weekend staff and lunchtime cover required

Please email with details

For more information or to apply for any of the vacancies posted please ring Jo on 01931 712404 or email:


Updated 21st March 2017



Added 27th March 2017


 This is a very varied job for someone who loves working outdoors. Jobs will include helping the gardeners in the borders and vegetable garden. Helping nursery staff maintain the plants on display to the public, watering, weeding, helping customers, working on the cash desk, helping with check in deliveries etc.

You must have a pleasant manner and not be afraid of hard work. This is a physical job but also a rewarding one for the right person. You must be honest, reliable and be able to work well in a team- good communication skills are essential. Some plant knowledge would be desirable.

This is a full time seasonal position - immediate start until beginning of September. There maybe possibility of permanent employment thereafter.

Normal hours are 8am-5pm, 5 days per week. This will include weekend work (one day each weekend).



We are looking for someone to help out in our busy kitchen for the summer, preparing freshly made food from the freshest ingredients. We serve a continental bistro style menu with everything freshly made on site, from breads and cakes to all savoury dishes. A passion for good food and the ability to work at a commercial rate is essential. You will work alongside one of our chefs and must be able to cover in their absence. Good rate of pay for the right candidate. Day time hours: normally 8am-5pm (4 or 5 days per week). Hours may vary slightly during busy periods.

Immediate start until end of Sept with the possibility of a permanent position.


For more information or to apply for any of the vacancies posted please ring Jo on 01931 712404 or email:

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