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Why choose us

New Forest Hotels is a fantastic place to start or develop your career in hospitality. We are always keen to recruit individuals with an ambitious outlook, and you’ll find our current vacancies below.

Kitchen Porter (Flexi Casual)

New Forest Hotels

We are currently seeking a hard-working team player to join the kitchen team within our group of hotels throughout the New Forest at Lyndhurst, Cadnam, Beaulieu and Burley. Although a busy & physical role, this is a great opportunity to gain kitchen experience.

The ideal candidate will have the energy to stay one step ahead in a fast-moving customer focused environment.

Mains responsibilities:

  • Washing and cleaning of the kitchen, its equipment and dishes.
  • Assisting with, and ensuring all hygiene standards are maintained and upheld.
  • Assisting with deliveries and learning basic food preparation skills.

Skills & attributes:

  • Strong work ethic & willingness to learn on the job.
  • A friendly and positive attitude.
  • Highly motived and reliable.
  • Food and hygiene certificate desirable but not essential.

Salary & benefits:

  • Hours are flexible and the salary is competitive
  • Free meals on duty & uniform included
  • Fantastic career development, training & opportunities
  • Staff discounts on accommodation and dining at all our New Forest Hotels properties and free staff parking

Transport essential due to location.

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Housekeeper

New Forest Hotels

We are looking to recruitment Housekeepers to work flexible hours within our group of hotels at Lyndhurst, Cadnam, Beaulieu and Burley in the New Forest. If you are looking for employment to fit around school hours or similar then please stipulate in your covering letter.

This position would be suitable for anyone with previous experience in a similar position. Who enjoys cleaning to a high standard and takes pride in their work. Works independently and with our small friendly housekeeping teams.

Good rate of pay

Staff discounts on accommodation and dining at all our New Forest Hotels properties and free staff parking

Own transport essential due to the locations

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Food and Beverage Assistant – up to £8.00 per hour

New Forest Hotels

Are you looking for a new challenge?

Are you thinking of a career in the hospitality industry?

If the answer to these questions is yes then we might be looking for you.

An exciting position has arisen for a Food and Beverage Assistant who has great people skills and a passion for offering excellent service to customers. Our group of hotels are based around the New Forest in Lyndhurst, Cadnam, Beaulieu and Burley.

All we ask is that you are smart, enthusiastic and eager to learn.

The salary is competitive with excellent staff benefits. We offer great career prospects for individuals who are looking to embark on a successful career within the industry. We have a great reputation for promoting from within.

Due to the locations, it is essential that you can drive or that the hotel is within easy travelling distance from your home.

Free staff parking

Please apply today and in your covering letter please stipulate which hotel you wish your application to be considered for and whether you wish to work on a full or part time basis.

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Food and Beverage Assistant – up to £8.00 per hour

New Forest Hotels

We currently have vacancies on a full or part time basis at the Drift Inn, our quintessential pub located in the heart of the new forest.

We are looking for energetic and hardworking individuals who are passionate about the hospitality industry and everything it encompasses.

Our popular and scenic pub is part of a larger group of hotels with award winning restaurants, bringing opportunities for conscientious and talented people to develop, train and grow to reach their full potential within this fast paced and exciting industry.

Ideal skills and attributes:

  • Experience in a busy pub environment is preferred though not essential as training will be given.
  • Team worker
  • Great personality
  • Passion for the industry
  • Strong customer service skills

Salary and Benefits

  • £7.00 – £8.00 per hour
  • Staff discounts on accommodation and dining at all our New Forest Hotels properties
  • Excellent development and progression opportunities within our group
  • Free staff parking

Transport essential due to location.

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Hotel General Manager

Forest Lodge Hotel, Lyndhurst

Hotel General Manager – up to £40K per annum + bonus, health care & benefits

About Us

Situated in the New Forest National Park, our contemporary boutique hotel, Forest Lodge in Lyndhurst is currently rated with 3 AA stars and 2 rosettes. It has 36 bedrooms and a busy weddings and events trade. It is one of a portfolio of hotels, restaurant & rooms and a pub owned by New Forest Hotels Plc.

The Role

We are looking for a progressive Manager to lead, develop and motivate the team in order to ensure the delivery of service that exceeds our guests expectations.

You will be a natural leader and organiser who loves motivating people to get the best results for them and the customer, so that Forest Lodge Hotel is set apart from the competition as a preferred employer and place to stay, eat and drink.

You will be responsible for the full performance of the site, recruiting and retaining your team along with pushing the business in the direction the Chairman and Directors envisage.

You will report directly into the Operations Director and have the benefit of their support together with the full support from the central office; marketing, central reservations, yield management, finance and Personnel admin, which is in the grounds of the hotel.

Main duties include:

  • Lead by example with a hands on approach and manage effectively your team.
  • Develop the team to achieve high standards of customer service through ongoing communication, training, delegation and performance and development reviews.
  • Improve the hotels ratings through to 3 red stars & to work with the kitchen brigade to achieve 2 rosettes, by ensuring the standards as set out by each department are maintained and monitored, focusing on attention to detail.
  • Continue to grow the wedding & events revenue.
  • Maintain the Health & Safety of guests, staff and visitors through constant administration of fire procedures and equipment, swimming pool and Health & Safety Risk Assessments.
  • Ensure, as the Licensee, that standards comply with the liquor license.
  • Ensure company SOP’s are implemented & adhered to in each department and where required new procedures created.
  • Control cost of sales and overhead expenses to enable budgeted profits to be achieved, monitoring food, liquor and staffing costs on a weekly basis.
  • Understand the company brand, ensuring the team embrace and follow it’s guidelines.
  • Work alongside our Central Support Office, understanding, communicating and adhering to the company’s procedures.
  • Work with the Financial Controller to produce annual budgets and accurate forecasts, control and maintain profit and Loss to ensure your hotel targets are met.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Previous experience as a Deputy General Manager or General Manager of a 3 star or above hotel.
  • An understanding of the demands of the role, including the ability to work across and cover all departments as and when necessary – including reception, restaurant, Kitchen, housekeeping, nights etc.
  • A detailed knowledge and proven experience in all regulatory requirements such as H&S, Risk Assessments, COSHH, Food allergens etc.
  • An understanding and knowledge of current trends & market.
  • Proven ability to manage staff including rota’s, recruitment, staff inductions and regular 1 to 1’s, appraisals, managing absence and holding departmental meetings.
  • The ability to deal confidently with guest issues or complaints via email and face to face.
  • A passionate, enthusiastic and can do attitude with the ability to think outside the box.

Salary & benefits:

  • Salary scale: from £28, 000 to £40,000 commensurate with experience, plus bonus
  • 28 days holiday per year plus a duvet day on your birthday
  • Private Healthcare Package
  • Fantastic career development, training & opportunities
  • Perk Box – access to the best perks from some of the UK’s biggest brands including discounts off your weekly shop.
  • Cycle to work scheme – purchase yourself a new bike with generous discount and spread the cost
  • Active Social Committee – Get involved in social events in and outside of work
  • Excellent opportunities for training and development
  • Pension scheme
  • Staff loyalty card – rewarding you with discounts up to 50% off our products and services
  • Free staff parking
  • Escape to the sun and receive a discounted rate at our 5 * sister resort in Cyprus.
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Night Manager

Bartley Lodge Hotel, Nr Lyndhurst

We are currently seeking a highly motivated and independent candidate to join our front of house team – To act as the hotels point of contact overnight and to maintain a high degree of responsibility at all times.

It is this individuals responsibility to undertake portering duties, security and many other tasks during the night shift to ensure that all of our guests have a seamless and fantastic experience when they stay with us.

Mains responsibilities:

To look after hotel security and guest welfare at night – To ensure the fire evacuation procedures are fully understood and you know your duties in the event of fire evacuation.

To assist in setting up and servicing event rooms, this includes conference and banqueting.

To maximise every sales opportunity for food & beverage and rooms – To have a good knowledge of food and drink service.

To ensure the tidiness of public areas, car park and grounds at all times, including cleaning of these areas.

To carry out regular floor walks and security checks.

Basic reception duties – Guest check-in, check-out, telephone calls, enquiries and room service calls. Occasional room billing for early check-outs.

Skills & attributes:

Strong work ethic & willingness to learn. A friendly and positive attitude. Highly self-motived, proactive and reliable. Excellent customer service skills and standards driven. Due to nature of the role, able to work well independently.

Salary & benefits:

  • Salary: £16,120-£19,291 depending on experience
  • 40 hour contract, working 5 days out of 7 (Evenings & weekends)
  • Free meals on duty & uniform included
  • Fantastic career development, training & opportunities

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  • Benefits
  • Perk Box – access to the best perks from some of the UK’s biggest brands including discounts off your weekly shop.
  • Cycle to work scheme – purchase yourself a new bike with generous discount and spread the cost
  • Active Social Committee – Get involved in social events in and outside of work
  • Excellent opportunities for training and development
  • Pension scheme
  • 28 days holiday per year plus a duvet day on your birthday
  • Healthcare benefits – discounted private healthcare
  • Staff loyalty card – rewarding you with discounts up to 50% off our products and services
  • Free staff parking
  • Escape to the sun and receive a discounted rate at our sister resort in Cyprus.

Transport essential due to location.

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Chef de Partie

New Forest Hotels

An exciting opportunity for a Chef de Partie has arisen at our family friendly country pub in the heart of the New Forest.

 

Serving traditional & hearty home cooked food, we’re committed to sourcing & supporting local as members of both the New Forest Marque & Hampshire Fare.

 

So if you’re someone with a passion and interest for cooking, then we would like to hear from you.

 

Mains responsibilities:

  • To prepare, cook and deliver dishes from our restaurant to diners, ensuring dishes reflect our food ethos and brand
  • Ensuring all health, safety and food practices are consistently adhered to
  • To play a role in creating/developing new dishes for our seasonal menus

Skills & attributes:

  • To have a good understanding of all basic techniques, the ability to deliver to an excellent standard and willingness to learn
  • To show a desire to develop your skills, as well as to show creativity and passion in your work
  • A friendly and positive attitude
  • Highly motived, proactive and reliable
  • To be clean and tidy, conforming to all food and hygiene legislation
  • The ability to remain calm under pressure.

Salary:

  • Salary: Up to £20,000 depending on experience, 48 hour contract, working 5 days out of 7 (Evenings, weekends & split shifts)

Benefits:

  • Perk Box – access to the best perks from some of the UK’s biggest brands including discounts off your weekly shop.
  • Cycle to work scheme – purchase yourself a new bike with generous discount and spread the cost
  • Active Social Committee – Get involved in social events in and outside of work
  • Excellent opportunities for training and development
  • Pension scheme
  • 28 days holiday per year plus a duvet day on your birthday
  • Healthcare benefits – discounted private healthcare
  • Staff loyalty card – rewarding you with discounts up to 50% off our products and services
  • Free staff parking
  • Escape to the sun and receive a discounted rate at our sister resort in Cyprus

Transport is essential due to location

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Receptionist

Bartley Lodge Hotel, Nr Lyndhurst

An exciting opportunity has arisen at our Bartley Lodge Hotel.

So if you’re an individual who is motivated by delivering exceptional customer service with a flair, creating a warm and welcoming atmosphere and memorable experience for guests, then we are looking for you. Please note you must be over 18 years old as you will be required to service alcohol within the hotel.

Skills & attributes:

Good customer service skills is essential and you should be able to demonstrate a high level of organisation and attention to detail.

You must be passionate about delivering outstanding hospitality to our guests whilst demonstrating a thorough knowledge of products and services.

Experience in a similar role would be an advantage but not essential as full training will be given.

Mains responsibilities:

To undertake front of house duties including meeting, greeting and attending to the needs of guest to ensure a superb customer experience.

To be responsible for guest check-in and check-out, guests billing processes and cash/data handling.

To undertake general administration duties including emails, filing, answering the telephone and assisting with restaurant, treatment and room reservations.

To be responsible for the smooth running of reception.

Salary

  • Salary range: £16,263 to £20,000 depending on experience
  • 45 hour contract, working 5 days out of 7 (Evenings & weekends)

Benefits

  • Perk Box – access to the best perks from some of the UK’s biggest brands including discounts off your weekly shop.
  • Cycle to work scheme – purchase yourself a new bike with generous discount and spread the cost
  • Active Social Committee – Get involved in social events in and outside of work
  • Excellent opportunities for training and development
  • Pension scheme
  • 28 days holiday per year plus a duvet day on your birthday
  • Healthcare benefits – discounted private healthcare
  • Staff loyalty card – rewarding you with discounts up to 50% off our products and services
  • Free staff parking
  • Escape to the sun and receive a discounted rate at our sister resort in Cyprus

Transport is essential due to location of hotel.

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Receptionist

Beaulieu Hotel, Beaulieu

An exciting opportunity has arisen at our Beaulieu Hotel.

So if you’re an individual who is motivated by delivering exceptional customer service with a flair, creating a warm and welcoming atmosphere and memorable experience for guests, then we are looking for you. Please note you must be over 18 years old as you will be required to serve alcohol within the hotel.

Skills & attributes:

Good customer service skills is essential and you should be able to demonstrate a high level of organisation and attention to detail.

You must be passionate about delivering outstanding hospitality to our guests whilst demonstrating a thorough knowledge of products and services.

Experience in a similar role would be an advantage but not essential as full training will be given.

Mains responsibilities:

To undertake front of house duties including meeting, greeting and attending to the needs of guest to ensure a superb customer experience.

To be responsible for guest check-in and check-out, guests billing processes and cash/data handling.

To undertake general administration duties including emails, filing, answering the telephone and assisting with restaurant, treatment and room reservations.

To be responsible for the smooth running of reception.

Salary

  • Salary range: £16,263 to £20,000 depending on experience
  • 45 hour contract, working 5 days out of 7 (Evenings & weekends)

Benefits

  • Perk Box – access to the best perks from some of the UK’s biggest brands including discounts off your weekly shop.
  • Cycle to work scheme – purchase yourself a new bike with generous discount and spread the cost
  • Active Social Committee – Get involved in social events in and outside of work
  • Excellent opportunities for training and development
  • Pension scheme
  • 28 days holiday per year plus a duvet day on your birthday
  • Healthcare benefits – discounted private healthcare
  • Staff loyalty card – rewarding you with discounts up to 50% off our products and services
  • Free staff parking
  • Escape to the sun and receive a discounted rate at our sister resort in Cyprus

Transport is essential due to location of hotel.

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Chef de Partie

Forest Lodge Hotel, Lyndhurst

An exciting opportunity has arisen at our hotel in Lyndhurst in the New Forest.

Our chefs take superb seasonal ingredients from the New Forest and across the British Isles and beyond, then craft them into vibrant, rustic dishes with bold flavours.

If you’re someone with a passion and interest for cooking, creating rustic & vibrant dishes then we want to hear from you.

Mains responsibilities:

  • To prepare, cook and deliver dishes from our restaurant to diners, ensuring dishes reflect our food ethos and brand
  • Ensuring all health, safety and food practices are consistently adhered to
  • To play a role in creating/developing new dishes for our seasonal menus

Skills & attributes:

  • To have a good understanding of all basic techniques, the ability to deliver to an excellent standard and willingness to learn
  • To show a desire to develop your skills, as well as to show creativity and passion in your work
  • A friendly and positive attitude
  • Highly motived, proactive and reliable
  • To be clean and tidy, conforming to all food and hygiene legislation
  • The ability to remain calm under pressure.

Salary:

  • Salary: Up to £20,000 depending on experience, 48 hour contract, working 5 days out of 7 (Evenings, weekends & split shifts)

Benefits:

  • Perk Box – access to the best perks from some of the UK’s biggest brands including discounts off your weekly shop.
  • Cycle to work scheme – purchase yourself a new bike with generous discount and spread the cost
  • Active Social Committee – Get involved in social events in and outside of work
  • Excellent opportunities for training and development
  • Pension scheme
  • 28 days holiday per year plus a duvet day on your birthday
  • Healthcare benefits – discounted private healthcare
  • Staff loyalty card – rewarding you with discounts up to 50% off our products and services
  • Free staff parking
  • Escape to the sun and receive a discounted rate at our sister resort in Cyprus
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Breakfast Chef

Forest Lodge Hotel, Lyndhurst

If you are starting out your career as a chef within the hospitality industry then we are looking for you.

New Forest Hotels has an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic, hardworking individual to join our kitchen team at Forest Lodge Hotel. This role is perfect for someone new to the industry and offers structured hours.

Skills and attributes:

  • To have a good understanding of basic techniques and a willingness to learn.
  • To show a desire to develop your skills, as well as to show creativity and passion in your work.
  • A friendly and positive attitude.
  • Highly motivated, proactive and reliable.
  • To be clean and tidy, conforming to all food and hygiene legislation.
  • The ability to remain calm under pressure.
  • Salary and benefits:
  • Salary: up to £14,500 depending on experience – 35 hours per week, Monday-Friday, 6am to 1pm
  • 28 days holiday per year plus a duvet day on your birthday
  • Free meals on duty & uniform included
  • Fantastic career development, training & opportunities
  • Perk Box – access to the best perks from some of the UK’s biggest brands including discounts off your weekly shop.
  • Cycle to work scheme – purchase yourself a new bike with generous discount and spread the cost
  • Active Social Committee – Get involved in social events in and outside of work
  • Excellent opportunities for training and development
  • Pension scheme
  • Healthcare benefits – discounted private healthcare
  • Staff loyalty card – rewarding you with discounts up to 50% off our products and services
  • Free staff parking
  • Escape to the sun and receive a discounted rate at our sister resort in Cyprus.

Transport essential due to location.

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Chef de Partie

Bartley Lodge Hotel, Nr Lyndhurst

Bartley Lodge Hotel – Chef de Partie

An exciting opportunity has arisen at our classic country Grade II listed hotel at Bartley in the New Forest.

Our chefs take superb seasonal ingredients from the New Forest and across the British Isles and beyond, then craft them into vibrant, rustic dishes with bold flavours.

If you’re someone with a passion and interest for cooking, creating rustic & vibrant dishes then we want to hear from you.

Mains responsibilities:

  • To prepare, cook and deliver dishes from our restaurant to diners, ensuring dishes reflect our food ethos and brand
  • Ensuring all health, safety and food practices are consistently adhered to
  • To play a role in creating/developing new dishes for our seasonal menus

Skills & attributes:

  • To have a good understanding of all basic techniques, the ability to deliver to an excellent standard and willingness to learn
  • To show a desire to develop your skills, as well as to show creativity and passion in your work
  • A friendly and positive attitude
  • Highly motived, proactive and reliable
  • To be clean and tidy, conforming to all food and hygiene legislation
  • The ability to remain calm under pressure.

Salary:

  • £18,000 – £20,000 depending on experience, 48 hour contract, working 5 days out of 7 (Evenings, weekends & split shifts)

Benefits:

  • Perk Box – access to the best perks from some of the UK’s biggest brands including discounts off your weekly shop.
  • Cycle to work scheme – purchase yourself a new bike with generous discount and spread the cost
  • Active Social Committee – Get involved in social events in and outside of work
  • Excellent opportunities for training and development
  • Pension scheme
  • 28 days holiday per year plus a duvet day on your birthday
  • Healthcare benefits – discounted private healthcare
  • Staff loyalty card – rewarding you with discounts up to 50% off our products and services
  • Free staff parking
  • Escape to the sun and receive a discounted rate at our sister resort in Cyprus.

 

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