full-time role

One Kitchen (Restaurant) Manager

  • Closing Date: 29-01-2024
  • Salary: Up to £35,000+ potential £1000 bonus pa
  • Hours: 40 Hours per week


One Garden Brighton is a fantastic destination garden within Stanmer Park. Carefully reinvented and restored by Plumpton College group, the gates opened the to the public for the first time in its history April 2020. Rooted in the past, it focuses on inspiration for the future. Whether for eating, meeting, pleasure, or plants, One Garden Brighton is a place for everyone, with things to discover every day.

The gardens celebrate both heritage and innovation and include productive traditional fruit and vegetable gardens as well as a series of contemporary themed gardens which are designed for typical, often difficult, urban conditions. The attraction also features One Kitchen, a place to eat and drink, One Market, a retail space complete with nursery and One Events offering a range of activities and reasons to visit throughout the year.

We believe in the power of horticulture to shape the future: to improve our food, wellbeing and environment. After a successful three seasons since opening, join us as we look to the future and the next exciting step in our journey. You will be an integral part of the management team, shaping One Kitchen to reach the vision of our brand ready for the opening of the 2024 season. 

The One Kitchen (Restaurant) Manager plays a pivotal part in the daily success and running of the restaurant, pop-ups and events. It’s all about creating a winning team and delivering the best service to our guests. It takes a great team to deliver a best-in-class restaurant experience.

You will report to the General Manager of One Garden Brighton and will be supported by the wider team as well as Plumpton College’s Senior Management Team. Importantly you will be joining at an exciting time working alongside our newly appointed Head Chef in time for our busy Spring/Summer season.

You will receive bespoke induction training alongside further professional training & development opportunities are available. We’re working hard to create an inclusive culture, where everyone feels they belong. It’s important that our people reflect and represent the diversity of the communities we serve. We welcome and value difference and want everyone to be welcome in our teams.

At the Plumpton College Group our values are, Ambitious & Progressive, Enterprising, Professional, Supportive, and Passionate about everything we do – if you share these values and would like to be part of our growing team then we’d like to hear from you!

We reserve the right to call candidates to interview/withdraw this vacancy at any time if there is a good level of response. Therefore, we recommend you submit your application as soon as possible.

Plumpton College Group is committed to the promotion of equal opportunities and is dedicated to pursuing non-discriminatory policies and practices and eliminating unfair discrimination on any basis.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of learners and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Job Description


Please complete both documents, the Application Form and Equality & Diversity Monitoring Form and return to:

Email: jobs@onegardenbrighton.com

Post: Plumpton College, Human Resources, Ditchling Road, Plumpton, Nr. Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 3AE

Telephone: 01273 892036

Full-Time Role

Restaurant Supervisor

Full-time, permanent role.

Salary: £25 562 per annum



One Garden Brighton is a newly redeveloped tourist destination, a walled garden, rediscovered, reinvented and opened to the public for the first time in Spring 2021. One Garden Brighton welcomed over 340,000 visitors during it's first summer season. One Garden Brighton features expertly designed show gardens, One Kitchen, a destination eatery, being a place to eat and drink, One Market, a retail space complete with plant sales grown in house, and One Events offering small and large-scale community events. One Garden Brighton is a subsidiary of Plumpton College.

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a new organisation and team which has recently launched One Garden Brighton. You will play an important role in building this new business, shaping and influencing the success of the tourist destination.


Your role will be to support the commercial outlets, One Kitchen, a destination for seated dining, One Market a place for local produce and takeaway food and drink, and The Cart, our mobile takeaway pop-up, as well as supporting our busy events programme and developing our commercial functions and events business.

The successful candidate will be an experienced Restaurant Supervisor with table service and food & beverage experience,  you will be responsible for supervising the Front of House team and leading the day to day operations of One Kitchen. You will work closely with the Kitchen and Market Supervisors’ to ensure smooth cross working operations to maximise efficiency and best practice as well as superb customer service. Due to the nature of this tourist attraction, it is anticipated that staff will work additional hours during busy seasons, with the opportunity to work reduced hours in the quieter parts of the year.

You will be supported by the One Garden General Manager and the Wider One Garden Brighton team, as well as Plumpton College’s Head of Catering and Hospitality.


You will be a team player as part of the chef’s team, apprentices, Front of House Team, volunteers and students, sharing your passion for horticulture, great food and service and leading by example.


If you have excellent people skills, enjoy working with the public, are:

  • Enthusiastic
  • Creative
  • Passionate about horticulture, food and customer service 
  • Happy working in all weathers

 ....and would like to be part of our growing team then we’d like to hear from you - to apply please forward your CV with a covering email to jobs@onegardenbrighton.com

We reserve the right to call candidates to interview or withdraw this vacancy at any time if there is a good level of response. Therefore, we recommend you submit your application as soon as possible.