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Job Alert: This week’s job vacancies in Laois

We bring you job opportunities this week in a diverse range of businesses – including a number of jobs in the Stradbally Fayre restaurant, a chef’s position in the Kitchen Café in Rathdowney, a Marketing Manager in Beechfield Healthcare in Portlaoise  and Healthcare positions in Oakdale Nursing Home in Portarlington.

Cook/Chef – Kitchen Café, Rathdowney

The Kitchen Cafe in Rathdowney are looking to hire a cook/chef. Due to an increase in business they are looking for a Cook/Chef. Are you creative in the kitchen? Do you have a flare for baking? Do you want to join a busy Cafe?
The Kitchen in Rathdowney  are looking for an enthusiastic, customer focused, friendly and hard working team member!


  • Chef required for a busy cafe.
  • Must be able to work in a fast paced environment.
  • Position includes weekend work.
  • Must be creative with ideas and ability to work off own initiative.
  • Must have a passion for cooking.

Please apply through email to
thekitchenrathdowney@gmail.com or drop a CV to the cafe!

Chef, porter and waiting staff – Stradbally Fayre

The busy Stradbally Fayre Restaurant, which is celebrating 10 years in business this year, are looking to fill a number of key roles.

Head Chef

  • Head chef required for busy daytime 70-seater restaurant.
  • The position requires a well experienced candidate to take control of full kitchen management along with motivating and working with an expanding team.
  • The role requires new ideas, new menu plan as well as stock ordering, rotation etc.
  • Includes weekend work but not every weekend.
  • We are offering €16+ per hour along with potential of bonuses.

Kitchen Porter

  • Kitchen Porter required for busy daytime cafe/restaurant.
  • Includes kitchen/restaurant wash up along with keeping kitchen workspaces, floors and areas clean by instruction of the head chef.
  • Position also includes keeping back entrances clean and tidy without obstructions and weekly emptying of waste and recycling bins.
  • Experience in a similar role an advantage but not necessary as training will be given.

Full-time Waiter/Waitress

  • Experienced full time Waiter/waitress required for busy daytime restaurant.
  • Position includes taking customer orders and barista duties.
  • Candidate will also be responsible for stock ordering/rotation and daily record reports.
  • Candidate must be self motivated and ability to work on own initiative.
  • Position includes weekend work.

Marketing Manager – Beechfield Healthcare

Beechfield Healthcare, based in Portlaoise, are looking for a creative and experienced Marketing Professional to grow the Beechfield brand with both clinical professionals and the general public.

This is a senior position within the organisation and is considered critical to future success. The Marketing Manager will be responsible for advising on the strategic growth of the company reporting directly to the Commercial Director.

About Beechfield Healthcare

Beechfield Healthcare are Ireland’s leading trusted providers of innovative community, acute and assisted living products. We help people live an independent, safe, dignified and healthy life from birth right through to ageing well.

Based centrally in Portlaoise and established over 25 years, our hardworking and compassionate team have established long term relationships with therapists countrywide.

What We’re Looking For
  • A professional to take responsibility for ‘all things marketing’ within the organisation
  • Passion for business growth through marketing and strong commercial awareness
  • Experience of managing marketing budget and 3rd party providers
  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills
  • Devise strategies to drive online traffic and develop and manage digital marketing campaigns. Utilising a range of techniques including paid search, SEO and PPC.
  • Passion for all aspects of marketing – digital and traditional
  • Ambition and natural drive
  • Strong client empathy
  • A flair for creativity and entrepreneurialism
  • High class organisation and prioritisation skills
  • 3rd level qualification in Marketing / Communications / Business desirable
  • Experience of working in the area of healthcare / assisted living advantageous but not a necessity.

What We’re Offering

This is a senior position in Beechfield Healthcare which we see as hugely important in achieving our strategic growth plans. We will offer an competitive package and potential flexibility in terms of working hours and location to the right individual.

What Next?

If this sounds like your next career step please get in touch with a relevant CV. We look forward to hearing from you. CVs should be sent to the Commercial Director James Gargan – james@beechfieldhealthcare.ie


Healthcare Assistants – Oakdale Nursing Home

Oakdale Nursing Home in Portarlington are looking to fill the following roles:
Health Care Assistants

Required for: Part-Time positions for Day/Night duty and Weekend shifts

  • Be passionate about caring for our residents
  • Must have FETAC Level 5 in Care of the Elderly
Enquiries & CV to:

Avril Finnerty (Director of Nursing)
Address:  Tullamore Road, Portarlington, Co. Laois.
Phone Number: 057 86 45282
Email: reception@oakdale.ie
website: www.oakdale.ie


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