Mermaid Tavern bar and waiting summer jobs

Mermaid Tavern bar and waiting summer jobs

Job Details

The jobs on offer:

The Mermaid Tavern is looking for summer seasonal staff for a busy pub on Herm Island. Ideally, applicants can be either couples, friends or single, with experience in either bar or waiting jobs, although we are also looking for kitchen porters too. Single and shared accommodation is available on Herm Island.


To be considered for one of these roles, you should have previous experience relevant to the position applied for.We are happy to consider international applicants who have a right to work in the UK, and that also have a good level of written and spoken English.

If you are looking for a fresh challenge, and the opportunity to work on a sun drenched paradise Island which is less than an hour away from the UK, but only 16 miles away from France, then Herm Island may well be the ideal location.

We look for couples, friends to share staff accommodation, either with good experience or with drive, determination and character to work in our teams.

What's on offer?

We offer an amazing environment to live and work in. All seasonal employment offers live in accommodation, competitive hourly salary, holiday pay and share of gratuities. A heavily subsidised boat pass is also provided, for return travel to Guernsey.


To apply for one of the positions available at the Mermaid Tavern, please supply the following:

  • Updated CV
  • Recent photograph
  • Dates to and from that you are available to work
  • Skype address if applicable

Herm Island is seeking professional people to take on a career-defining challenge.

In 2020 we continue our mission to make Herm Island a premier hospitality destination for the UK and are seeking high quality candidates to fulfil a number of exciting roles to help achieve this goal.

Herm is located three miles off the larger island of Guernsey in the Channel Islands between Southern England and France. It is a picturesque holiday resort with a resident population of just 60 people that swells to almost double during the summer months. It has one hotel, a vibrant pub, two shops, 20 holiday cottages and a campsite. Being a small, sometimes isolated island, working and living on Herm can be challenging, demanding and not for the faint hearted and requires flexibility, a positive attitude and absolute professionalism.

All positions are live-in and our team are expected to work 6 days out of 7 when the business demands. All positions are paid hourly with holiday accumulating throughout the season. Unless prior permission is granted, we do not expect any of our team to take holiday during the season. Living and working on Herm will bring you close to guests, locals, and your colleagues. You need to be able to adapt and develop with the island team in order to be happy and productive during your time on Herm.

We are looking for people with the following attributes and work ethic:

  • A positive and committed attitude
  • Work well under pressure
  • Ability to handle a relentless work schedule during busy periods
  • A team player
  • Professionalism delivering high standards at all times
  • An excellent sense of humour

What we offer:

  • Industry benchmarked competitive salary
  • Weekly accumulating season completion bonus
  • Fantastic hands on work experience
  • Private accommodation
  • Opportunity to work paid extra hours
  • On the job training to include level 2 FSA certificates

Please specify in your application which dates you are available for work. Your dates must cover both July and August.


  • Job Information 

  • Company: Herm Island
  • Vacancy: Mermaid Tavern bar and waiting summer jobs
  • Category: Bar Work, Jobs suitable for couples, Waiting Staff
  • Dates: March - October 2020
  • Locations:
    • Channel Islands
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