Join The Team

The Idle Rocks re-opened in 2013 after significant investment and in 2015 the St Mawes Hotel joined, to create two beatiful hotels in one wonderful location.

This year we have re-positioned our cuisine to reflect the style of our new Executive Head Chef, Dorian Janmaat. We are now looking for established & talented individuals to join the team.

If there is not a role suitable for you below, we are always willing to hear from talented individuals across the whole hospitality sector. This includes: Food & Beverage, Housekeeping, Maintenance & Management. If you would like us to consider you for a role that is not listed below, please send your CV to, with a covering letter explaining why you’d be a valued addition to our team.

Why join us at The Idle Rocks & St Mawes Hotel?

• Led by a passionate team with a shared vision to become the best hotel in the South West
• A beautiful seaside location, in the coastal community of St Mawes with a fast growing reputation as a culinary destination
• To be part of Dorian Janmaat’s ambition to make The Idle Rocks, one of the best restaurants in Cornwall

What We Can Offer?

• A structured programme of internships and work placements for students studying hospitality management
• Seasonal placements in a variety of roles for students looking to support their studies during the summer break
• Exciting graduate opportunities for those looking to progress their career
• Live in accommodation available to assist with relocation and for seasonal roles

Our Current Roles:
view of the sea terrace at The Idle Rocks Hotel, St Mawes

Finance Manager

As the Finance Manager for this award-winning Cornish boutique hotel group you will work closely with the hotel General Manager and owner to manage and support the day to day business operations. Developing and then controlling the company’s annual operating...
Idle Rocks from the harbour at dusk

HR Officer

As the HR Officer for this award-winning Cornish boutique hotel group you will work closely with the hotel General Manager and Finance Manager on all things people related. From carrying out inductions to supporting line management with absence management, disciplinaries...
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Sous Chef (St Mawes Hotel)

In early 2020, we were joined by our new Head Chef Dorian Janmaat, who spent 3 years as Head Chef at Raymond Blanc’s 2 x Michelin starred Restaurant Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons. We are now looking for a Sous Chef...
Grilled lobster on a wooden board with chips - Eat at The St Mawes Hotel

F&B Manager (St Mawes Hotel)

St Mawes Hotel is looking to recruit a candidate with relevant experience in a similar restaurant/hotel environment. The main job role is to assist the Hotel manager in organising and controlling the day to day operation of the bar and...
Front Of House at The Idle Rocks

Front Of House Staff

Do you have a passion for impeccable service, with an eye for detail, and going that extra mile to ensure all guests have the best possible experience. You could be who we are looking for. We have a fantastic opportunity...

Our Booking Options

Book your stay and reserve your restaurant table at The Idle Rocks online. Or why not have a look at our beautiful sister property, The St Mawes Hotel.
Seaview Rooms - a wide view of Room 8 with grey, white and orange at The Idle Rocks Hotel
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To make a hotel reservation, book online, call 01326 270 270 or email

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Dine in the Idle Rocks, St Mawes, Roseland Peninsula
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St Mawes Hotel balcony
St Mawes Hotel

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