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

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

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 Brasserie, 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

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

If this sounds like your next opportunity, 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.

Head Waiter/Waitress

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Head Waiter/ Waitress

Exciting new opportunity to join our award winning team at Whatley Manor as Head Waiter/Waitress, working in our 2 Michelin star ‘The Dining Room’. We are looking for someone with a strong Michelin background, significant food and wine knowledge, ideally a willingness for self-improvement, possibly someone who is currently enrolled in a WSET course or service scholarship.

The Role: As Head Waiter/ Waitress, you will oversee restaurant and breakfast service, ensuring that all sections and areas are running smoothly and efficiently. Our Head Waiter/ Waitress will take responsibility for the daily coaching and development of Chef de Rangs, Commis and take ownership of our guests’ individual needs, providing them with the highest level of hospitality and service.

We are looking for:

  • Head Waiter/ Waitress with Michelin experience 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
  • Pride and precision in your work

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

Food & Beverage Coordinator

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Food & Beverage Coordinator

Exciting new opportunity to support our team as Food & Beverage Coordinator. This role requires strong hosting skills, whilst also providing a full administrative service to the Food & Beverage and Kitchen departments. Working closely with the Food & Beverage Manager and Executive Chef, you will support them in the day to day operation and provide administrative assistance. You’ll manage and optimize the restaurant diaries, handle telephone enquiries, reconfirm bookings, co-ordinate special requests, communicate dietary requirements, attend meetings, ensuring seamless communication between the Food & Beverage outlets and other departments around the hotel.

Skills & experience:

  • Previous food and beverage experience working within a similar 5 star property
  • Superb guest service skills with a background of exceeding guest expectations
  • Strong IT and organisational skills essential
  • 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 – attention to detail is a must.
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.

Front of House

Hotel Receptionist

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Hotel Receptionist

Exciting new opportunity to join our team as full-time hotel receptionist – We are looking for an experienced receptionist who will delight our guests and provide them with the highest level of hospitality. We are looking for someone with the personality and passion to deliver top-notch hospitality that will ensure our guests feel relaxed, enjoy themselves and come back for more!

The role:

Through reservations where we answer queries and manage the bookings until the point of departure, it is our dedicated hotel reception team who are on hand to meet, greet and ensure that our guests are looked after from start to finish, whether it’s looking after luggage, parking of cars, helping with enquiries and requests or booking an excursion or treat.

Ideally, applicants should have at least one year’s experience of working as a hotel receptionist and must be fluent in spoken and written English.

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.

Spa Attendant

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Spa Attendant – Full or part-time

A great opportunity to work with us as a Spa Attendant in our luxurious 5 star Aquarias spa, which as a member of the team you may have the chance to enjoy too.

Aquarias Spa & Gym welcomes guests of the hotel, day spa guests and members, and has selected NATURABISSÉ & Gaia to head up their collection of spa treatments.

The role : As Spa Attendant, you will provide our guests with the highest levels of hospitality and service throughout their experience and deliver excellence in spa housekeeping standards, ensuring cleanliness and attention to detail in all areas of the spa including public areas showers and toilets. You will also give spa tours, take orders for food and beverage, clear tables, prepare and stock up the spa lounge. You’ll complete pool testing too. Full training will be given. Hours will vary and will include weekend and evening working.

Skills and experience:

  • A ready smile and great team spirit
  • Good customer service skills
  • A high level of personal presentation

We look forward to hearing from you…

 

Spa Manager

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Spa Manager

We are looking for an experienced, driven and people focused Spa Manager to lead and develop our dedicated Spa team, delivering an outstanding Spa experience for our guests and 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 and 5 star luxury service in a similar environment.

Aquarias Spa is suitably equipped and beautifully designed. Facilities include: hydrotherapy pool, tepidarium, flotation pod, salt scrub and experience showers, steam rooms, infrared sauna, traditional sauna, gym and spa lounge. Our expert therapists craft world-class luxurious face and body treatments, using industry leading skin ranges Natura Bissé and Gaia.

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

Management/ Admin/Sales Office Roles

Financial Controller

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Financial Controller

Seize this great opportunity to really make a difference in a standalone role as Financial Controller within our beautiful 5 star property.

Benefiting from a broad brief, the Financial Controller will be fully accountable for all financial aspects of the Company to include budgeting and forecasts, production of monthly management accounts, and completion of the monthly payroll.

Supported by a part-time accounts assistant, you will ensure that the day to day processing runs like clockwork, so that you can focus on analysis and reporting to add value to the business. With a passion for sustainability, you will record energy and purchasing data so that we calculate and reduce our carbon footprint.

Our ideal candidate will be a qualified accountant with a hotel or hospitality background as Financial Controller, with the ability to manage the function singlehandedly. You will be working closely with the General Manager, hotel proprietor and a small HOD team. With this in mind, excellent interpersonal skills are key, as are planning and prioritising to meet challenging deadlines. Armed with solutions, we are looking for a Financial Controller who is self-driven and able to identify and resolve issues independently.

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.

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