Jobs

Chef / Cook/ Baker for the Café at Brigit’s Garden

Would you like to work on a friendly team preparing delicious food in our Café? We offer flexible, family-friendly, daytime hours in a beautiful location.

Work for 2-4 days a week is available for the summer season 2024. The person would work with chef Aitor Escudero in preparing lunches, cakes, and some group meals.

Our Café specialises in high quality fresh food, using some herbs and edible flowers from our gardens. The lunch menu is served from 12-4pm and the Café closes at 5pm.

We have an attractive indoor seating area and an outside patio overlooking the gardens.

Brigit’s Garden is a not-for-profit project and registered charity on an 11-acre site in Roscahill with unique Celtic gardens, a variety of habitats and a visitor centre. Our team is small, friendly and professional and we value our staff.

Interested? Please send a CV to jenny@brigitsgarden.ie or call 091 550905 as soon as possible.

We look forward to hearing from you!


Receptionist

An opportunity to join our friendly team at Brigit’s Garden as a receptionist, providing customer service to our visitors as well as helping with some office work.

This position is sponsored by the Oughterard Community Employment Scheme. Applicants must be in receipt of Job Seekers for at least one year (or 9 months in the case of a Ukrainian person).

The job is 19 ½ hours per week. CE participants can avail of sponsored training to facilitate their return to the workforce and are permitted to work in non-CE hours.

What does the job entail?

The work is varied and includes the following areas:

  • Welcoming visitors, selling admission tickets and giving information about the Gardens
  • Operating the point of sale for tickets and Gift Shop sales
  • Assisting the Gift Shop manager with orders, stock taking, merchandising and display
  • Answering the telephone and taking messages
  • Setting up and providing hospitality for groups visiting the Gardens
  • Entering simple data into the database and engaging in other admin tasks
  • Opening up, closing down and some general housekeeping

What experience and qualities are needed?

No particular qualifications or experience are needed, but it would be an advantage to have basic computer skills. This is ideal for someone who likes working with people and being part of a team. Additional training will be provided as needed.

How do I apply?

Please contact Matthew Monahan, the Community Employment Supervisor, on 089 4632872 or ocelsupervisor@gmail.com.
If you have any queries about Brigit’s Garden please contact Jenny on 087 2206219 or jenny@brigitsgarden.ie.


Garden Assistant

We are looking for someone who would like to join the team at Brigit’s Garden and contribute to the maintenance and upkeep of the Celtic Gardens, nature trail and buildings. The person will work in cooperation with other Community Employment (CE) staff and our Gardener.

This position is sponsored by the Oughterard Community Employment Scheme. Applicants must be in receipt of Job Seekers for at least one year (or 9 months in the case of a Ukrainian person).

The job is 19 ½ hours per week. CE participants are encouraged to engage in training to facilitate their return to the workforce and are permitted to work in non-CE hours.

What does the job entail?

The work is varied and includes the following areas. However, the work can be adjusted to suit the particular interests of the person appointed.

  • Maintenance of the Celtic Gardens – raking, mowing, hedge trimming, weeding, clearing, cutting back, strimming and general garden maintenance.
  • Maintenance of paths, paved areas, fences and stone walls.
  • Painting, treating and varnishing outdoor benches, fences etc
  • Setting up and removal of seating and furniture for events as necessary
  • Simple repairs
  • Working with plants (optional) – sowing, potting on, planting out and maintaining
  • Watering as required
  • Working safely and ensuring safe practices in relation to staff and visitors
  • What experience and qualities are needed?

We are looking for someone who is interested in helping to look after Brigit’s Garden and is able for mainly outdoor work.

No particular qualifications or experience are needed, but experience in maintenance, relevant outdoor work or gardening would be an advantage.

How do I apply?

Please contact Matthew Monahan, the Community Employment Supervisor, on 089 4632872 or ocelsupervisor@gmail.com.

If you have any queries about Brigit’s Garden please contact Jenny on 087 2206219 or jenny@brigitsgarden.ie.

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