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 Rang

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.

Kitchen Porter

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Kitchen Porter

We are looking for a Kitchen Porter to support our Kitchen and Food & Beverage teams. If you are not afraid to get your hands dirty and are looking for an active, practical, fast pace role, this may suit you – Some experience of working as a kitchen porter in a busy kitchen would be useful, although not essential. Full training will be given.

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.

Breakfast Waiter/Waitress

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A new and exciting opportunity to join us for breakfast! As Breakfast Waiter/Waitress, you will bring your bright and cheerful personality to deliver our 5 star service standards and support our food and beverage operation. Shift times are generally between 6.30am – 4 pm. Full and part-time candidates will be considered.

We are looking for:

  • Previous food and beverage experience, ideally as waiter/waitress working in a luxury hotel or similar property
  • Superb guest service skills with a background of exceeding guest expectations
  • Great product knowledge
  • Excellent standard of written and spoken English
  • An engaging personality, able to communicate at all levels
  • Immaculate personal presentation

If you enjoy an early start to the day, this could be the perfect role for you!

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

 

Sommelier

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Sommelier

Do you have a passion for wine, cocktails, beers and beverage and have proven experience as Sommelier in a similar 5 star environment? If so, we would love to hear from you.

Our Sommelier will work as a key member of our Food and Beverage team to maintain cellar stock and maximize sales across all beverage outlets including Grey’s Restaurant, Bar and Lounge and our Michelin starred ‘The Dining Room’. As Sommelier at Whatley Manor, you will demonstrate a flexible approach, equally happy to work in the bar and lounge, supporting afternoon tea, as well as sharing your expertise in The Dining Room.

We are looking for a Sommelier who will wow our guests, demonstrating:

  • A strong background working as a Sommelier in a Michelin setting
  • Excellent guest service skills with a background of exceeding guest expectations
  • A passion for great wines accompanied by an appetite to build and share knowledge
  • You will understand the workings of a well managed cellar and demonstrate great attention to detail
  • Extensive experience and a strong understanding of wine pairing
  • Excellent standard of written and spoken English
  • An engaging personality, able to communicate at all levels
  • Immaculate personal presentation
  • Above all, flexibility, equally comfortable in all food & beverage outlets

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
Spa
Management/ Admin/Sales Office Roles

Accounts Assistant - Part time

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Accounts Assistant

We are looking for a part time Accounts Assistantto support our busy Hotel Accounts Office. The role will have responsibility for:

  • Accounts Payable – including key costs reporting, and producing monthly supplier payment runs
  • Producing weekly revenue reports against prepared budgets, with narrative against Key Performance Indicators where variances occur
  • Night audit reconciliation – ensuring all revenue tracks through to bank receipts; including deposits and vouchers reconciliation and full payments analysis.
  • Various other tasks as required, which could include; bank and credit card reconciliations, balance sheet nominal account reconciliations, live-in staff accommodation admin and payments, support to prepare month end management accounts, help with department stock valuations, various analytics and associated reports as required, support annual audit process and annual budget preparation.

This role would suit someone with relevant experience as an Accounts Assistant, preferably with knowledge of hotel PMS and POS, although full training will be given. The Accounts Assistant will work approximately 30 hours per week. We can be flexible on hours and number of days worked.

AAT part-qualified with 2 years relevant experience as a minimum would be desirable, although significant experience without formal qualifications will be equally considered. Familiarity with Sage Software would be of value.

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

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

 

Sustainability Officer - Maternity Cover

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Sustainability Officer

We are currently looking for a Sustainability Officer to cover a maternity leave period of 6 months to 1 year. In this role, you will help drive and deliver on our ambitious hotel sustainability values and goals by developing and coordinating sustainability initiatives that drive our ambition of transitioning to Net Zero emissions 1 and 2 by 2028 and scope 3 by 2035, establishing an evidenced ESG.

As leaders of sustainable hospitality, we are the first hotel in UK to become Climate Positive and are silver certified by Earthcheck. Your role would be to drive all initiatives to help us build and continue on this journey.

The role:

You will coordinate day to day relationships with our sustainability partners, working with the online platforms of NOW Sustainability, Earthcheck, Sustainable Wellness Association and Greenly. You will collect and analyse data linked with our sustainability plans, policies and procedures and produce reports associated with energy, waste, water, transport and freight. You will coordinate monthly Sustainable Task Force meetings, driving initiatives and actions. Forging strong business links with local sustainable groups in the community, you will actively educate and coach the wider hotel team, further embedding a sustainable culture. You will champion recycling, monitor waste management initiatives, and actively seek suppliers with evidenced sustainability credentials. These are just some of the varied duties involved in this role.

Skills and experience:

  • An experienced Sustainability Officer who has worked in a sustainability focused role
  • Ideally some experience of hospitality
  • A sustainability or environmental related degree would be ideal, as would knowledge of Earthcheck.org. However, we are also happy to provide Earthcheck training.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to influence others.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong IT skills
  • Innovative – able to look externally for best practice and apply creative thinking to challenge the norm
  • Logical, analytical and problem-solving skills – able to provide insights and seek solutions
  • Sound project management skills, able to collaborate and manage end to end projects
  • Knowledge of a hotel operation
  • A passion for Environmental, Social, Governance and sustainability

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.

Operations Manager

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Operations Manager

Exciting new opportunity to join Whatley Manor Hotel as Operations Manager. We are looking for a dynamic, hands-on hospitality professional with a minimum of 3 years operational management experience gained in 4 or 5 Red star hotel setting – ideally with a strong food and beverage background, gained in high end dining (Michelin experience preferred). You will have a very keen eye for detail and exceptional guest service skills to support our management team in the day to day running of our 5 star hotel where luxury and service are everything.

This vacancy would suit someone looking to develop their career upwards, into a role which crosses all departments and is integral to the day to day operation of our business. We are looking for someone with well developed communication and people management skills, and a positive and professional attitude, someone with gravitas and credibility who will provide the day to day glue between all departments, ensuring the highest level of service is provided for our guests.

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

To apply please use the form below or to apply in writing send your CV 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