Job Vacancies at Key West

Exciting seasonal part-time, full-time and weekend jobs are available on the Bournemouth Pier. This year why not work on Bournemouth’s most iconic pier, 200 metres out to sea. We are made up of three main businesses on the pier and we are looking for a host of new and excited, hardworking enthusiastic people wanting to join our team!

If you are a catering enthusiast or looking for a new role in catering, we would love to hear from you. We have an array of roles in the kitchen including Chef de Partie, to waiting staff.

Full training will be given for all roles. We are offering flexible hours of work, with evening and daytime shifts available. You must be able to work bank holidays and weekends. Contracts will be discussed with the successful interviewees. Hourly rates will also be variable dependent on experience.

Events & Groups Co-ordinator (Full Time, 40 hours a week, must be flexible to include some weekends and evenings) This role is office based and does not include remote working.


Salary: £25-30K DOE

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an events & groups co-ordinator to work for the Openwide group on Bournemouth Pier.

You will be responsible for all group and event bookings for Key West Restaurant, RockReef Activity Attraction and PierZip on Bournemouth Pier. This is a varied role and requires someone who is confident in dealing with different types of events as you will help manage events such as weddings, parties, dinner shows, hen and stag parties, schools and many more.


Responsibilities include:

  • Dealing with all incoming enquiries and bookings, including administration and meeting customers
  • Following up all leads
  • Managing all enquiries and groups through our database systems
  • Manage administration of events including guest lists, setting up run sheets, pre-orders, table pans.
  • Manage affiliate accounts.
  • Manage full set up of events, including liaising with suppliers, room set up, in conjunction with Key West and RockReef operational managers
  • Ensure all bookings are invoiced and paid on time
  • Attend events to ensure smooth running on the day, in conjunction with Key West and RockReef operational managers
  • Attend networking events and events to generate new business
  • Following up events with post visit questionnaire.


The ideal candidate will have:

  • Minimum of two years proven experience in an events role
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Excellent attention to detail and organisational skills
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Excellent Communication skills


What we offer:

  • Competitive salary
  • Great working location on the end of Bournemouth Pier
  • 28 Days holiday
  • Auto-enrolment pension scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Staff discounts across the businesses

We are looking for someone who has excellent communication and organisational skills and is used to working in a busy, pressurised environment.  if this sounds like you then we would love to hear from you.


If you would like to apply for positions here at Key West, please email your CV and covering letter to