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CHEDDAR - Costa Store Manager
Title:CHEDDAR - Costa Store Manager
Department:Cheddar Gorge & Caves
Cheddar Gorge is a world-famous site is an area of outstanding natural beauty and is an international centre for caving and rock climbing and is part of the Longleat group. We have an opportunity for a Store Manager for our successful Costa Coffee outlet for a fixed term maternity cover position available.


As Store Manager you'll be passionate about customer service, love great coffee and be almost fanatical about driving the store forwards. Guiding and developing your team to serve the best in food and drinks, as Store Manager, you’ll also efficiently handle the administrative side of your business including stock management, cost control and profit and loss accounts.

You will ensure the guests' requirements are always met and naturally seek out opportunities to exceed their expectations, ensuring prompt and professional attention, whilst upselling items.

A full job description can be forwarded upon request to


We are looking for a leader and role model, someone with a passion for customer service. A commercially astute manager, you’ll also know what steps to take to enhance your store’s appeal and profitability. You will have worked in a fast paced environment and have previous management experience in a hospitality or retail role is essential.
Our ideal candidate will also have Barista skills as well as brand training as desirable competencies to be successful within this role.


This is a full time, fixed term maternity cover position until January 2019, Working 5 days out of 7 with weekend and bank holiday working essential due to the nature of our business.

Our Values and Behaviours

We expect all of our team to embrace our company values, and display ‘Longleat behaviours’. This post requires flexibility of hours, energy application and passion.

We focus on our People and our Guests, to listen actively, to work as a team, to empower others and to show empathy. Our values are:

We Engage and Inspire – We focus on engaging and inspiring our guests, delivering unique and lifelong memories
We Put People First – We seek to serve others and put their interests first. We treat them with respect, we value their opinions and collaborate to be better together
We Continuously Improve – We embrace change and pursue excellence in everything we do
We Act with Integrity – We work in a principled, open and conscientious manner
We Take Safety Seriously – Never compromising on a safe and secure environment

When we recruit we place equal emphasis on technical ability and personal attributes to match our brand values.


As part of the Longleat team, we offer unique benefits such as complimentary Longleat and Cheddar Gorge & Caves Day Tickets, attractive discounts on annual passes, special nightly rates on group hotels, discounted hotel Spa treatments, life assurance cover, and 29 days paid holiday (pro rata).

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