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Employment at Buckfast Abbey

Current Vacancies at Buckfast Abbey

Employment
Welcome to the employment page for Buckfast Abbey, thank you for your interest.

Buckfast Abbey is home to a Benedictine Community of monks; it employs 120 staff who are mainly involved in hospitality and retail, helping visitors in our restaurant, conference centre, education department and guest accommodation.
We have need, on occasion, for employees to assist with the working of all manner of activities whether, it is maintaining the buildings, serving guests in our various accommodations and shops, cooking meals or providing conference facilities.

The Abbey is a beautiful setting in which to work and to support the mission of the Abbot and community.
To apply for any of our current vacancies complete either an application form or send a CV and covering letter as stipulated in the individual adverts. Job descriptions can be viewed by clicking on the link at the end of each advert. Electronic applications will be accepted and can be emailed to:

Alternatively, applications can be posted to:
HR Department, Buckfast Abbey, Buckfastleigh, Devon TQ11 0EE

Please state the job for which you are applying.
To download an application form >>please click here<<

Thank you for your interest in Buckfast Abbey


Job Title: - Chef
Location: Buckfast, Devon 

Main Responsibilities
The Chef is responsible for the day to day safe preparation and production of food items in the kitchen as directed by the Accommodation Manager/Supervisor. Ensuring all Menu items and cooked buffet meals are set up to specification as well as routinely maintained and monitored during service.
It will be necessary for all personnel in the kitchen to adhere to food safety practices (HACCP) and undertake required training. Chefs may be required to assist in all kitchens on site.
For a full brief on this vacancy, please >>click here<<

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Christmas Eve 2016

The Nativity Scene and the Monastery Cloisters lighted with candles!

Mary: Icon of the Church

Mary – Icon of the Church
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Alvington Singers

Performing at Buckfast Abbey on the 25th March at 7.30:
Alvington Singers present: Little Organ Mass - Haydn, Kyrie - Vivaldi, Magnificat - Pärt, Thou Knowest Lord - Purcell, O Thou the Central Orb - Wood, The Ground - Gjeilo, Ave Verum Corpus - Elgar.

Mothering Sunday at the Grange Restaurant

A 2 course lunch at the Grange for Mothering Sunday on the 26th March.

Bee Keeping Taster Day - April

For people thinking about taking up beekeeping. We will be running four separate days on the following dates (this is not a four week course - each day is a self-contained unit which is repeated to allow more opportunities to attend).