Careers at The Bedford Hotel

We’re a busy team here at The Bedford Hotel in the heart of Tavistock, and we are always on the look-out for new team-players who share our passion for great customer service, fabulous surroundings, hard work, and a little fun!
We are open every day of the year, from early until late, so you’ll need to be flexible and have reliable transport (unless you live within easy walking distance, or the vacancy is advertised as having live-in accommodation available).
In return, we offer competitive rates of pay, and meals whilst on duty.
To apply for a position at The Bedford, please e-mail your CV and covering note.

Current Vacancies

Trainee Receptionist/Front of House

Part Time Receptionist

We currently have openings in our Reception team at The Bedford Hotel – a Trainee Receptionist position, which will also include working in our bar and restaurant, and a Part Time Receptionist position for which relevant experience is required.

As a Receptionist your role is to help maximise room sales and ensure that all of our guests receive the highest standards of customer service from the moment they book until they depart.

The successful candidate will be passionate about customer service, ensuring that the highest standards are maintained in all of their daily tasks and interaction with our guests. In addition, the successful candidate will be responsible for room sales and all guest enquiries as well as liaising with other departments to ensure the smooth running of the business on a day to day basis.

The right person must have experience of working in a busy customer service environment, excellent written and spoken English, careful attention to detail and the ability to carry out instructions efficiently.

You’ll need to have a friendly, outgoing personality, and be someone who can also bring a professional, well presented and well organised approach to the working environment.

Apply in writing, with your CV, to Leanne Wills, General Manager –

Junior Sous Chef

If you already have some experience and are ready to take a step up in your career as a chef, this vacancy provides a challenging and rewarding opportunity for the right individual to join our talented and hard-working team.  You’ll be working with top-quality local produce, in a positive working environment, and will be leading a section and helping to guide the less experienced members of the team in delivering a first class experience for our guests. Contact Executive Chef Mike Palmer on 01822 892300 or email

Chef de Partie

An ideal “next step” for a chef with some previous experience and a desire to learn and progress.  You’ll be working as part of an award-winning team, with plenty of opportunity to develop your skills, with the added benefit of working with the very best local, seasonal ingredients. Good rate of pay, and live-in accommodation may be available. Contact Executive Chef Mike Palmer on 01822 892300 or email

Housekeeper (part-time, mornings & weekends)

Our valued guests expect the very highest standards throughout the hotel, and as a part-time Housekeeper you will be responsible for cleaning and preeparing guest bedrooms and public areas to these high standards.  It’s hard work, and requires a very keen attention to detail.  Related experience would be an advantage, but isn’t essential.  Contact General Manager Leanne Wills at

How to Apply

To apply for a position at The Bedford Hotel, please e-mail your CV and covering note.

For chef vacancies, unless specified, e-mail our Executive Chef Mike Palmer:

For all other vacancies, e-mail

For vacancies at our sister hotel, the Two Bridges Hotel on Dartmoor, click here