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.

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.

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

Hospitality Apprenticeship

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Hospitality Apprenticeship 

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 programme that allows you to earn and learn! You’ll work full time (40 hours a week) and will be supported by 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 are a team player, naturally friendly & helpful, this could be the perfect career opportunity – we look forward to hearing from you.

Kitchen

Chef De Partie

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Chef De Partie

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, brasserie menus and 5 star afternoon teas.

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

Food & Beverage

Head Sommelier

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Head Sommelier

A new and fantastic opportunity to take the lead as Head Sommelier working with our award winning team across a unique range of food and beverage outlets – We are looking for someone with Michelin experience, an outstanding track record for delivering impeccable hospitality as a Head Sommelier, someone with a real passion for wines, cocktails, beers and beverage who brings experience of high end service in a similar 5 star setting, with a natural ability to develop and grow their team to the next level.

We are looking for a Head Sommelier who will wow our guests and can demonstrate:

  • A very strong background working ideally as Head Sommelier in a Michelin setting
  • Impeccable guest service skills with a background of exceeding guest expectations
  • A passion for great wines accompanied by an appetite to build and share knowledge
  • As Head Sommelier, you will understand the workings of a well managed cellar and demonstrate the highest attention to detail – you will be highly organised
  • Proven experience as Head Sommelier with a very strong understanding of wine pairing
  • Excellent standard of written and spoken English
  • An engaging personality with a flair for communication at all levels
  • Immaculate personal presentation
  • WSET or equivalent qualifications

Our Head Sommelier will work as a key member of our Food and Beverage team, leading and developing the bar team to maximize sales across all of our outlets and coaching and up-skilling the food service team to develop their understanding of wine and beverage.

If this sounds like you, we would love to hear from you.

Waiter/ Waitress - Full or Part time

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Experienced Waiter or Waitress – Full and part time opportunities

Do you have a passion and flair for excellent guest service? We are currently recruiting experienced waiting staff as we start to anticipate reopening and welcoming our guests again. Ideally you will bring experience from working in a similar property and have flexible availability.

Hours to suit whether you are an early riser and can deliver an early morning smile at breakfast, or whether you prefer a later shift through dinner.

If you would like to join our fabulous team, we would love to hear from you.

Chef De Rang

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Chef De Rang

As we head into the New Year, we are looking for talented, passionate people keen to develop their career with us. One such opportunity is for a full time Chef de Rang with Michelin experience to join our award winning and super friendly team.

Key Responsibilities: As Chef de Rang working in both our 2 Michelin star Dining Room and in The Brasserie, you will undertake flexible Chef de Rang duties, leading a section within the restaurant, coaching and developing our commis team, taking ownership of our guests’ individual needs and of course providing the highest level of hospitality and service.

If this sounds like you, we would love to hear from you.

Bar & Lounge Manager

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Bar & Lounge Manager

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

Bartender

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Bartender

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.

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

Brasserie Manager

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Brasserie Manager

Exciting new opportunity to join our team as Brasserie Manager, leading and developing a small friendly team in our Grey’s Brasserie, using your natural people management skills to deliver 5* service standards and taking our dining experience to the next level.

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
  • Afternoon tea experience
  • Commercial acumen with a proven track record in staff training and development
  • 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
Housekeeping

Room Attendant

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Room Attendant – Full or Part-Time

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. Hours to suit.

Housekeeping Supervisor

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Housekeeping Supervisor

We are looking for the ideal candidate to support our dedicated housekeeping team. As Housekeeping Supervisor, you will ideally have a 5 star hospitality background, but certainly a keen eye for detail, immaculate standards and with your excellent communication skills, the ability to lead, train and supervise our housekeeping team to deliver exceptional 5 star standards across the hotel.

Housekeeping Assistant (Linen Porter)

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Housekeeping Assistant (Linen Porter)

We are looking for a Housekeeping Assistant/ Linen Porter to join our small friendly Housekeeping Team. With a keen eye for detail and an organised approach, you will support our team in preparing our luxurious guestrooms for guest arrival.

The role of Housekeeping Assistant / Linen Porter is a varied one, stripping and making beds, delivering linen across the hotel, receiving housekeeping deliveries, spa cleaning and stocking the cupboards, cleaning of our public areas and any other support required to help the Housekeeping team. Experience not essential as we’ll give you great training and make you feel very welcome.

Assistant Head Housekeeper

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Assistant Head Housekeeper

We are looking for an experienced Assistant Head Housekeeper to support our Head Housekeeper, leading and developing our dedicated in-house team whilst delivering exceptional 5 star standards be it in our beautiful guest rooms or in our stunning public spaces.

As Assistant Head Housekeeper, you will ideally have a 5 star hospitality background, having worked in a similar property. You will be very much tuned in to the needs of our discerning clientele, driving standards of presentation and cleanliness throughout the hotel. You will be a hands–on manager, leading from the front, able to coach and develop the team to deliver exceptional 5 star standards and of course our stringent COVID protocols, sharing your unquestionable eye for detail.

If this sounds like you, we would be delighted to hear from you.

Front of House

Night Supervisor

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We are looking for a full time Night Supervisor to join our night reception team. Shifts are usually 11pm – 8am and some weekend working will be involved. This is a full time role working 5 nights per week.

The role:

As Night Supervisor, you will have responsibility for staff working during the night; you will ensure guest comfort, safety and security. The Night Supervisor will complete a night audit procedure before handing over to the next day’s staff. Our Night Supervisor will also complete some key COVID-safe protocols during their shift.

Skills and experience required of our Night Supervisor:

  • Having worked in a customer service role
  • Understanding and ability to provide the service delivery expected by clients of a 5 star hotel
  • Excellent standard of spoken English
  • Knowledge of IT systems is a must
  • Clean full driving licence
  • Flexibility and adaptability
  • An eye for detail
  • Immaculate presentation and a ready smile

Full training will be given in our systems, security and COVID-safe procedures

Gardens & Maintenance

Experienced Gardener - Full time

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Experienced Gardener – Full time

Fantastic opportunity for an experienced gardener to join a small, friendly team, maintaining and developing the beautiful 12 acre gardens of our 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, qualified horticulturist, 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.

Spa

Spa Therapist

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Spa Therapist – Full or part-time

We currently have openings for qualified Spa Therapists either full or part-time to join our team, providing 5 star luxury treatments in Aquarias Spa.

If this sounds like the opportunity you are looking for, we would love to hear from you.

Management Roles

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.

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