Working at Depot

Depot is an independent community cinema, café-restaurant and bar with education facilities. We aspire to create a venue that serves as a focal point for the local community, not only through film but through a wider range of art forms. The skills and passion of our people play a vital role in helping us to achieve our aims.

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We welcome applications from all sections of the community. All applicants will be treated in a fair and equal manner regardless of gender, marital status, race, religion, colour, age, disability or sexual orientation.

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Current vacancies


Restaurant Supervisor – 35 hours per week – £18,623.25 per year + tips

We have a vacancy for a full time Supervisor to join our thriving Restaurant team at Depot in Lewes. 

As supervisor you will work as part of the team, serving customers and working in all our stations from coffee to running the floor. In the absence of a manager, you will ensure that the shift is run smoothly according to procedures, take responsibility for opening, setting up and closing the building securely, ensuring staff receive the guidance they need and handle any customer queries. You will also help with new hire induction and coaching staff. 

The right candidate will need to be highly organised, confident, professional and reliable. Most importantly they must have outstanding customer service and interpersonal skills, act as a role model and have the ability to build positive working relationships with all of the team. Flexibility is also key, regular evening and weekend working is required. 

Please check for full details and get in touch with us if you have any questions. If you wish to apply, please send a brief cover email and your CV to [email protected] and cc:[email protected] by 9 am 19th August.


We are always on the look-out for motivated, hard working and experienced chefs. If you have a passion for cooking with fresh, seasonal produce and are available to work a mixture of shifts, we want to hear from you, even when there isn’t a specific vacancy advertised. We look after our staff really well and offer good pay rates (Commis £9 ph, CDP’s £10 ph, Senior CDPs £11.55 ph), 25 days holiday plus public hols (FTE), pension scheme and other perks like free cinema tickets and reduced price gym. We have permanent contracts for both part time (20 hours per week) and full time (40 hours per week) as well as casual zero hours contracts.

Email: [email protected]


Volunteering opportunities

Volunteering at Depot is a great opportunity to be part of the community, develop new skills, gain some experience and meet new people. We are looking for new volunteers who can commit to a minimum of 3 x 4 hour shifts per month and are available on some weekends.

To volunteer as an usher you will need to have great interpersonal skills as the role is customer facing, the ability to adapt to a frequently changing working environment (both busy and quiet periods) and be able to work swiftly between screenings to keep the screens clear of rubbish, which can be physically demanding.

If you are interested in taking part in the usher volunteer programme, or would like to find out more, please email Emma: [email protected] Please include details about why you are interested in volunteering, how often you would like to volunteer and if you have any particular requirements that we need to be aware of. Emma will then arrange for a trial shift to assess your suitability to the role.