Current Vacancies

We’re hiring for the following positions. Hourly rates discussed at time of interview/initial discussion unless stated. Most roles will require a paid trial shift.

The following roles are for our Maldon High Street location (click to open):

Sous Chef – Full Time

We’re on the hunt for a Sous Chef to join our busy kitchen team.

We’re a fast paced business and you must be able to work well under pressure. The main focus of the role is to produce great food and maintain a high standard of service and cleanliness. You’ll assist the Head Chef in the smooth running of our kitchens, have input in creating evening & specials menus and deputise in their absence.

Whilst we enjoy mostly daytime work, we do open once a fortnight for an evening event which you’ll be expected to work.

This is a full time position including 1 weekend day a week, with flexibility required for annual leave cover.

This is not an exhaustive list of responsibilities and the role may develop over time. Applicants of interest will be invited in for an informal interview, followed by a paid trial shift.
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Kitchen Assistant – Full Time

We’ve got an exciting position for a Kitchen Assistant to be a crucial member in our busy and top rated tea room. Featuring day time hours with just 1 or 2 evenings a month, the right kitchen assistant will be working along side the team to help prepare breakfast and lunch dishes and preparing food for the day ahead.
Collaborating closely with the whole team, you’ll contribute to the seamless operation of the kitchen, food preparation and cleanliness.
Position Highlights:
  • Minimum of 36 hours contracted with the option of full time
  • Potential for role growth as the business evolves into offering pop up evening events
  • Tips shared between the whole team adding an average of £2.10-£2.80 per hour to wages
  • Paid lunch breaks with a complimentary meal and drinks
  • Training and courses provided where necessary
  • You’d be joining a very well-run family business
  • Paid trial shift after a successful interview
Job requirements:
  • 1 year of kitchen experience
  • Weekend availability required
  • Availability for 10-hour and 8-hour shifts
  • A great level of cleanliness and hygiene
Please note: This job description is not exhaustive and may evolve with time. We encourage enthusiastic candidates to submit their applications for consideration. Upon review, selected candidates will be contacted for an informal interview, followed by a compensated trial shift to showcase their skills in action.

Experienced Front of House Server – Full and Part Time

We are looking for an experienced Senior Front of House Server to join our team at Mrs Salisbury’s Tea Room – Maldon High Street Location. As a Senior Front of House Staff, you will be responsible for providing excellent customer service and looking after various areas of our tea room.

Full time: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday

Part time: Sunday & Monday with the occasional Saturday.


  • Greet customers and provide excellent customer service
  • Manage areas of the tea room, to serve guests within your area
  • Run food and drinks to customers efficiently
  • Maintain cleanliness and organisation of the tea room
  • Collaborate with other staff members to ensure smooth operations


  • Previous experience in a customer-facing role
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Flexibility to work on weekends and weekdays
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team


  • Competitive hourly rate above minimum wage
  • Good tips from satisfied customers
  • Daytime shifts, allowing for a good work-life balance. As well as the opportunity to work our occasional evening events.
  • Opportunities for learning and growth within the company

If you are an experienced Front of House Server with a passion for providing excellent customer service, we would love to hear from you.
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The following roles are for our Maldon Promenade Park Kiosk:

  • We do not have any job roles for this location.

The following roles are for our new Wickham Bishops location:

  • We do not have any job roles for this location.

Why join the Mrs Salisbury’s Family?

  • Mrs Salisbury’s is a local & independent family run business – and we’re so proud of our little (but ever-growing) team. We pay all our staff members above the national minimum wage and regularly review and increase hourly rates for all our team members.
  • Tips are split out equally across all staff members through a TRONC scheme, and are very generous.
  • Hourly salaries mean overtime is always paid.
  • The majority of shifts are day time shifts meaning your evenings are completely yours – a rarity in this industry! (But we do host the occasional bistro evening or pop up bar which you would be expected to work on occasion.)
  • For every 5 star review received we add money to the employee fun fund. Which can be used towards employee days out, gifts etc.
  • There are plenty of opportunities for career development and progression. We can help you work out a path to your goal.
  • We’re genuinely a nice bunch of people and we understand that sometimes life is tough. Our business and all our team members support each other both at work and outside too. Bullying, harassment and discrimination is never tolerated – not even from our customers. Our staff are proud to work here, and we’re proud to have them. So if you think you’re the perfect fit for our team why not send in your CV using the form below?

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