Seventeen new jobs are set to be created when the revamped Boggle Hole youth hostel re-opens next month.
Thehostel, based in an old mill and tucked away in a smuggler’s cove, is currently undergoing a £1.2million refurbishment.
Hostel manager, Peta Saunders, is looking to recruit five permanent duty managers as well as 12 temporary roles, three of which will include onsite living accommodation at the stunning 85-bed hostel. All the roles begin this month to help get Boggle Hole ready for its grand re-opening on Wednesday May 6.
The future of the iconic Youth Hostel was secured last year when it was awarded a £165,000 grant from the Coastal Communities Fund and a further £25,000 from the Hostelling International Sustainability Fund.
The funding has enabled Boggle Hole to replace a dilapidated annexe and create a new classroom as well as refresh the dining room, cafe and reception area. The increase in accommodation, education and dining facilities has led to the creation of the new jobs.
Peta said: “Working at Boggle Hole doesn’t feel like a job. The youth hostel overlooks the stunning Robin Hood’s Bay and we get to meet some amazing guests of all ages and nationalities.
“Families, school trips, walkers, cyclists and local residents arrive all the time to stay. I can guarantee you will never be bored working here.”