WORKING ON HERM ISLAND
Herm is a working community entirely dependent on tourism for its income. The island is open all year round and employs a mix of permanent residents and seasonal staff. Our main season runs from April to October when all departments on the island are open. From November to March the island is managed by a significantly reduced workforce.
Herm has a permanent community of 65 residents, including families with children. These people live and work on the island all year round, but during the peak season, the island population increases by up to 100 seasonal staff, who will mostly also be given accommodation on the island. We have a wide range of seasonal positions available in all departments. Start and finish dates vary, with some staff being taken on for the whole season and others just for part of it.
Herm is a beautiful haven of tranquility for both guests and day-trippers. As soon as you step off the boat you are immersed in a unique little island with no cars, stunning beaches, wild cliffs, nature trails, woodland walks and friendly faces. Our dedicated hospitality and housekeeping teams look after The White House Hotel, 20 Holiday Cottages, two campsites, The Ship Inn, The Mermaid Tavern, The Herm Shop, The Harbour Café and the two island beach cafés, ensuring all Herm’s visitors are well looked after and catered for. Our service, facilities, administrative and HR teams look after the island infrastructure, maintenance, land management, gardening, reservations, accounts, staff and general administration. There are certainly plenty of work opportunities, no matter where your talents lie!
Both new and returning staff are able to register online with the Guernsey Income Tax office.
The online registration process is generally faster than completing a paper form and you will receive a tax coding sooner.
VISIT INCOME TAX WEBSITE
Come and join us to live and work in the paradise island of Herm. This tiny British island is located in the English Channel, next to the larger island of Guernsey. Working in Herm is a unique and unforgettable experience, whether you make it part of your lifestyle choice and stay for years or just one season. Housing is available on the island for permanent staff and families are welcomed and encouraged. Herm has a small school for children aged 4-11 and education is provided in Guernsey for 11+. Accommodation is also available for seasonal workers, or if you live in Guernsey, commute on a daily basis. We are a fair and reasonable employer offering good rates of pay and benefits and a great team of friendly colleagues.
PLEASE SELECT THE RELEVANT JOB FOR FULL DETAILS AND APPLY VIA OUR ONLINE PORTAL
PERMANENT ISLAND POSITIONS:
🔵 RESERVATIONS & OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR – Administrative team
🔵 HEAD GARDENER – Services team
FIXED TERM ISLAND POSITIONS:
THE HERM SHOP
🔵 SHOP RETAIL STAFF
🔵 BEACH CAFÉ ASSISTANT
🔵 ISLAND PORTERS