Careers at Whatley Manor
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We are looking for naturally friendly professionals to join our team and deliver great service.

We are delighted that you are thinking of joining us – we are always happy to hear from passionate and talented individuals looking to develop their career within our star studded team.

Our culture is one of empowerment and ownership and as such we will help you to develop and achieve the highest satisfaction from doing your job well and taking pride in the success of the business.

For it is you who will make the difference by giving our guests that extra special experience that they will always remember and return for more.

You, through your innovation and enthusiasm, will deliver the promise of satisfaction that we make to our guests.

Please view our current vacancies below, and before applying we ask you to take a moment to read our applicant privacy policy here.

Current vacancies

Apprenticeships & Graduate Management Scheme

Hospitality Apprentice

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Hospitality Apprentice

Could you be our next Hospitality Apprentice? We are currently accepting applications for our General Hospitality Apprenticeship Scheme, the perfect introduction to your new 5 star Hospitality career. You’ll have the opportunity to spend 12 months working your way around the hotel, learning across a variety of departments – First stop, Food & Beverage, where you will learn all about 5 star service and delivering top notch hospitality to our guests. You’ll get a feel for food preparation in the kitchen, then it’s on to housekeeping to learn how we prepare for guest arrival. You’ll have the opportunity to spend some time at reception or the spa, and for sure, you won’t be far from a special occasion, maybe a wedding, a party and of course Christmas!

We are partnered with HIT Hospitality Training to deliver a program that allows you to earn and learn! You’ll work full time (40 – 42.5 hours a week) and will be supported with on job training by industry experts, together with bi-monthly visits from your assigned HIT Trainer.

The minimum duration for this Level 2 apprenticeship is 12 months, allowing you plenty of time to work out which area of the business suits you best. Development opportunities are endless and continued progression could see you take on supervisory or managerial opportunities when the time is right!

If you have a passion for the best hospitality, with bags of drive and self-motivation, we look forward to hearing from you.

In line with the Asylum & Immigration Act, all applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK.

Kitchen

Chef de Partie

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Chef de Partie

Exciting new opportunity for a talented, innovative Chef de Partie to work at Michelin level as we continue to evolve our English heritage menu. We are looking for a Chef de Partie with two years experience in a similar establishment to join our dedicated team.

Our Kitchen Story- In our extensive kitchens we are working hard to produce not only the next generation of some of the country’s most versatile individuals but also ultimate hospitality ambassadors. With an emphasis on one team, our chefs have the opportunity to collaborate across all of our dining options, working very closely with our suppliers, offering an eclectic mix of chef menus, more informal dining menus and 5 star afternoon teas.

If you are looking for your next step, we would love to hear from you.

In line with Asylum & Immigration legislation, all applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK.

Food & Beverage

Experienced Waiter/ Waitress

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Experienced Waiter/ Waitress

Do you have a passion and flair for excellent guest service? We are currently recruiting experienced waiting staff to work in our 5 star luxury hotel. Ideally you will bring experience from working in a similar property and have immediate and flexible availability.

This role primarily involves supporting the food and beverage team during breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea service, providing first class service to our guests.

If this sounds like the opportunity you are seeking, we look forward to hearing from you.

In line with the Asylum & Immigration Act, all applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK.

Bartender

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Bartender

We are currently seeking a Bartender with a wealth of knowledge and experience to join our award winning team and support our Food and Beverage operation.

As Bartender you will bring individuality, hosting our bar, lounge and terrace areas, providing the warmest Whatley Welcome. You will offer a unique afternoon tea experience and provide a wide selection of food and drink options to our guests whilst delivering top notch hospitality. You will drive and maintain guest satisfaction, product quality and profitability.

In particular, we are looking for:

  • Previous experience as Bartender working in a luxury hotel or similar property
  • Superb guest service skills with a background of exceeding guest expectations
  • Excellent product knowledge around cocktails, wines and spirits
  • Afternoon tea experience preferred
  • An ability to share your expertise with others
  • Excellent standard of written and spoken English
  • An engaging personality, able to communicate at all levels
  • Immaculate personal presentation
  • Pride and precision in your work

If this sounds like you, we look forward to hearing from you.

In line with the Asylum & Immigration Act, all applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK.

Bar & Lounge Manager

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Bar & Lounge Manager

We are looking for an experienced and self-motivated Bar and Lounge Manager to support our talented Food & Beverage team.

The role:

As Bar and Lounge Manager, you will bring individuality, hosting our Bar, Lounge and terrace areas, providing the warmest Whatley Welcome. You will offer a unique afternoon tea experience and provide a wide selection of food and drink options to our guests whilst leading and developing the team to deliver top notch hospitality. You will bring creative flair to our cocktails menu and help to inspire and develop the team’s knowledge of this area. You will constantly deliver the highest standards of hospitality to our guests.

We are looking for:

  • Previous food and beverage experience working in a luxury hotel or similar property
  • Superb guest service skills with a background of exceeding guest expectations
  • Good product knowledge around cocktails, wines and spirits
  • Afternoon tea experience preferred
  • Commercial acumen with a proven track record in staff training and development, product knowledge and profitability
  • Excellent standard of written and spoken English
  • An engaging personality, able to communicate at all levels
  • Immaculate personal presentation
  • Pride and precision in your work with a dash of creative flair

In line with the Asylum & Immigration Act, all applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK.

Restaurant Manager - The Dining Room

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Restaurant Manager – The Dining Room  

Exciting new opportunity for a Restaurant Manager with Michelin and 5* hotel experience to join us on the next leg of our incredible journey. Seize this opportunity to work with Chef Ricki Weston in our 1 Michelin star restaurant ‘The Dining Room’.

As Restaurant Manager, you report directly to the Food & Beverage Manager and will manage all aspects of the restaurant, delivering the ultimate fine dining experience; this includes taking a lead role in private dining and afternoon tea service. You will use your natural people management skills to lead and develop our incredible restaurant team, driving our 5* service standards and taking our dining experience to the next level.

If you have the experience and drive we are looking for, we look forward to hearing from you.

In line with the Asylum & Immigration Act, all applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK.

 

Housekeeping

Room Attendant

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Room Attendant 

We are looking for a Room Attendant to join our small friendly Housekeeping Team. With a keen eye for detail and an organised approach, you will take pleasure in preparing and servicing our luxurious guestrooms for guest arrival. The role also involves cleaning of our public areas and laundry duties.

Experience not essential as we’ll give you great training and make you feel very welcome.

We look forward to hearing from you.

In line with the Asylum & Immigration Act, all applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK.

Front of House
Gardens & Maintenance

Experienced Gardener

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Experienced Gardener

Fantastic opportunity for an experienced gardener to join a small, friendly team, maintaining and developing the beautiful 12 acre gardens of our renowned five star country house hotel. As one of our gardeners, you will be joining a hospitality team delivering a 5 star service to our guests – this applies equally in and around the house and gardens, so a friendly, flexible and adaptable guest facing disposition is essential for this role too.

The Role:

As part of a small and friendly, yet knowledgeable, passionate, and conscientious garden team, you will be expected to complete a wide range of garden tasks to a very high standard; from mowing and propagation to organic pest and disease control and giving tours to visitors, there really are no two days the same at Whatley Manor.

We are looking for a professional gardener, not only with a passion for plants, gardens, nature and the outdoors but also a public facing personality, familiar with the requirements of working in a prestigious public garden. The successful candidate will have excellent communication skills, good attention for detail, a rounded knowledge of plants, and experience competently operating a wide range of garden machinery. Experience and knowledge of organic production horticulture would also be desirable.

Most importantly, we are looking for a candidate who is eager to learn, develop, someone who will bring new and exciting ideas, specialist interests and horticultural best practice to the team.

We look forward to hearing from you.

In line with the Asylum & Immigration Act, all applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK.

Spa

Spa Manager

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Spa Manager

Fantastic opportunity to join us as Spa Manager ahead of a very exciting multi-million pound extension project which you will be very much helping to lead on.

We are looking for an experienced, driven and people focused Spa Manager to lead and develop our dedicated Aquarias Spa team, delivering an outstanding and luxurious Spa experience for our guests, driving an effective business plan that will maximise sales and revenue.

As Spa Manager, the ideal candidate will demonstrate strong commercial acumen and come with a solid background in beauty, well being and 5 * luxury service in a similar environment.

If this sounds like your next role, we look forward to hearing from you.

In line with the Asylum & Immigration Act, all applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK.

 

Management/ Admin/Sales Office Roles

Social Media Content Creator - Part time

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Social Media Content Creator – Part time

We are currently recruiting for a Social Media Content Creator. This is a part time role based on property, 17 hours per week. Our ideal candidate will be highly creative with solid content creation, photography, and videography skills. You will enjoy thinking outside of the norm and exploring new ways to tell a story through digital media.

The Role:

As Social Media Content Creator you will:

  • Create monthly/yearly social media strategies in collaboration with the marketing team.
  • Shoot and edit high-quality video and photo content that aligns with the social media & marketing strategy. This includes covering hotel activities such as on site events, celebrations, training days for example, and telling the story of our services & expertise.
  • Craft compelling narratives through visuals, audio, and text.
  • Cut down and reformat content for use on paid media, website, social, email and internal communications.
  • Utilise videography equipment & editing software for professional delivery.
  • Collaborate with the Marketing team to align content with brand identity.

Skills & Experience required:

  • An exciting portfolio demonstrating proven experience of creative direction, videography & editing
  • A strong understanding of the social media landscape & what sets social-first content apart
  • An understanding of visual storytelling, composition & video production techniques.
  • Creative vision with the ability to bring innovative ideas.
  • Strong communication & interpersonal skills.
  • A collaborative team player

If you are interested in this exciting opportunity, we look forward to hearing from you.

In line with the Asylum & Immigration Act, all applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK.

To apply please use the form below or send your CV and covering letter to the Human Resources department humanresources@whatleymanor.com

We are always happy to receive speculative CV’s or if you are interested in a specific vacancy please call us to discuss further. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Whatley Manor provides that unique opportunity for every employee to bring their own individual personality and a fresh perspective to what we do. You will find working here to be an exciting and rewarding challenge.

We firmly believe in working together and giving every individual the opportunity to contribute to the success of the business and share their ideas.

Careers at Whatley Manor

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From 24th - 26th December the Whatley Manor will be closed to non residents. If you need to contact us please send an email to reception@whatleymanor.com and one of the team will respond. Thank you