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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.

Night Manager

Forest Lodge Hotel, Lyndhurst

We have an exciting opportunity for a Night Manager to join our Forest Lodge Hotel in 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: up to £20,000 depending on experience
  • Working 5 days out of 7 (Evenings & weekends)
  • Fantastic career development, training & opportunities
  • 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

Due to the high volume of applicants that we receive we are not able to get back to every candidate. Therefore, if you have not heard from us within 2 weeks of submitting your application, please assume you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Due to the location own transport is essential

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Apprentice Chef

New Forest Hotels

An exciting opportunity has arisen for Apprentice chefs to join our established hotel group based in the New Forest. This role would ideally suit a person looking to progress a career as a chef. The hotels are as follows:

Forest Lodge Hotel – Lyndhurst

Beaulieu Hotel – Beaulieu

Moorhill House Hotel – Ringwood

Burley Manor – Ringwood

We are a group of 5 hotels and a pub ranging from 3 to 4 stars and 1 to 2 rosette restaurants all in a close proximity so we have the benefit of being able to suit the right candidate to the right venue.

You will benefit from working within a busy and vibrant team reporting directly to the Head Chef whilst undertaking well recognised apprenticeship training.

Made up of 70% on the job experience, 20% mentoring & coaching and just 10% classroom learning, Umbrella Training’s learning model gives apprentices the chance to work with experienced hospitality professionals, gain valuable work experience and study for a qualification whilst earning.

We are looking for energetic, ambitious and committed individuals who are eager to learn and make the most of this fantastic opportunity. After successfully navigating your way through your first year you will have the opportunity to complete a further 12-month advanced apprenticeship. There will also be the chance to advance within the collection as a Chef de Partie.

We’ll also provide a full set of knives, chef whites and shoes

No previous cooking experience is required.

Salary & hours:

  • £5 per hour with a guaranteed pay rise upon completing the first year of your apprenticeship
  • Typical working week will be 48 hours per week, split shifts, weekends and evenings are required

Benefits:

  • 28 days holiday per year, plus a duvet day on your birthday
  • 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

Due to the high volume of applicants that we receive we are not able to get back to every candidate. Therefore, if you have not heard from us within 2 weeks of submitting your application, please assume you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Due to location own transport is essential

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Sous Chef

Moorhill House Hotel, Burley

An exciting opportunity has arisen at our Moorhill House Hotel in Burley for a Sous Chef to join the small but at times fast kitchen environment where we embrace seasonality and have a reputation for only using the finest produce from the New Forest area.

Awarded an AA rosette for culinary excellence, we are looking for someone with experience in crafting, cooking & delivering dishes to an exceptional standard. You will also be able to manage a small team and play an integral part in their development.

Mains responsibilities:

  • To prepare, cook and deliver dishes from our kitchen to diners, ensuring dishes reflect our food ethos and brand
  • Ensuring all health, safety and food practices are consistently adhered to – Maintaining a safe and hygienic kitchen environment
  • To play a role in creating/developing new dishes for our seasonal menus
  • To run the kitchen when the Head Chef is away, ensuring the teams high culinary standards are upheld
  • Assist with managing food purchasing and storage

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 & Benefits:

  • Salary up to £25,000 depending on experience
  • Hours: 48 hour contract, working 5 days out of 7 (Evening & weekends)
  • 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

Due to the high volume of applicants that we receive we are not able to get back to every candidate. Therefore, if you have not heard from us within 2 weeks of submitting your application, please assume you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

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Breakfast Chef

Bartley Lodge Hotel, Nr Lyndhurst

An exciting opportunity has arisen at our Bartley Lodge Hotel in Cadnam for an ambitious and creative individual to join the team as a Breakfast Chef.

We are looking for someone with a passion for crafting, cooking & delivering dishes using superb seasonal ingredients from across the British Isles and beyond.

You will need to be someone with a creative flair when it comes to creating and developing new dishes for our seasonal menus.

This role would suit a chef with previous experience who would like to work more 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 £20,000 per annum depending on experience
  • 28 days holiday per year plus a duvet day on your birthday
  • 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.

Due to location, own transport is essential

Due to the high volume of applicants that we receive we are not able to get back to every candidate. Therefore, if you have not heard from us within 2 weeks of submitting your application, please assume you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

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Hotel Receptionist

New Forest Hotels

An exciting opportunity has arisen within our group for receptionists – Beautifully located in the heart of the New Forest.

So if you’re an individual who is motivated by delivering exceptional customer service with a flair, creating a warm & welcoming atmosphere and memorable experience for guests, then we are looking for you.

With an upbeat & vibrant atmosphere, we are searching for someone who is presentable, enthusiastic and possesses a strong attention to detail – You’ll be a key team player and pride yourself on becoming an ambassador for the hotel

Skills & attributes:

  • Good customer service skills are essential you should be able to demonstrate a high level of organisation andattention 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 & check-out, guests billing processes and cash/data handling.
  • To undertake general administration duties including emails, filling, answering the telephone and assisting with restaurant, treatment & room reservations.
  • To be responsible for the smooth running of reception.

Salary & benefits:

  • Salary range: up to £19,000.00 depending on experience
  • 45 hour contract, working 5 days out of 7 (Evenings & weekends)
  • 28 days holiday per year plus a duvet day on your birthday
  • 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.

Due to the high volume of applicants that we receive we are not able to get back to every candidate. Therefore, if you have not heard from us within 2 weeks of submitting your application, please assume you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Transport is essential due to location

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General Assistant

Moorhill House Hotel, Burley

Job Description

General Assistant

We are searching for an energetic, intuitive and passionate individual to take the position of General Assistant with the key role of delivering exceptional customer service to our guests.

Friendly, presentable and welcoming you’ll be someone who thrives on working in a fast paced environment and prides themselves on exceeding customer expectations.

The role will predominantly involve restaurant and bar work, however may also involve some housekeeping and reception duties. Conference & banqueting will also be part of the role.

Full-training will be given to the right candidate, with fantastic development opportunities. This would ideally suit someone looking to start their career in the hospitality industry.

Mains responsibilities:

  • To provide a consistently high standard of service in all food & beverage departments with a genuine interest in food & drink.
  • To be responsible for assisting the Duty Manger with a smooth operation of breakfast, lunch and dinner services, as well as restaurant and bar set-up/close down.
  • To assist reception with check-in & check-out, porterage and general guest enquiries.
  • To carry out conference host duties and to assist banqueting teams with set-up and service.
  • Occasional housekeeping duties – Cleaning and servicing bedrooms.

This role is extremely varied and you’ll be expected to be involved in all areas of the hotel operations.

Skills & attributes:

  • Strong work ethic & willingness to learn
  • Committed to delivering high levels of customer service
  • A friendly & positive attitude
  • Highly motivated & reliable
  • Proactive and able to use own initiative

Salary & benefits:

  • Salary: up to £16,684.00 depending on experience
  • 40 hour contract, working 5 days out of 7 (Evening & weekends)
  • 28 days holiday PA
  • Uniform included
  • Fantastic career development, training & opportunities
  • 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.

Due to the high volume of applicants that we receive we are not able to get back to every candidate. Therefore, if you have not heard from us within 2 weeks of submitting your application, please assume you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

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Restaurant Manager

Bartley Lodge Hotel, Nr Lyndhurst

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Restaurant Manager to join the team at our Bartley Lodge Hotel.

We are seeking someone that has previous Restaurant Supervisory experience in a busy and high-volume restaurant, as well as a positive and outgoing personality that leads from the front.

You’ll be able to host a room and set the tone in a relaxed, yet professional service style – creating an upbeat, vibrant atmosphere and of course ensuring an enjoyable experience for all.

Main responsibilities:

  • Develop, train and inspire the team to deliver exceptional customer service that is relaxed, yet attentive
  • Recruit and induct all new food & beverage team members
  • Ensure the smooth operation of breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea & dinner service
  • Create and develop structures and practices that enable to the team to deliver the best possible service
  • Liaise with reception regarding table bookings & utilise Bookatable to maximise covers during busy times
  • Assist with controlling budgets and achieving financial goals
  • Work closely with the management team to continue to grow the reputation of the restaurant
  • Control and maintain stock of beverage – Ensuring menus are changed frequently
  • Maintain a good relationship with kitchen and work closely with the Head Chef
  • Act as a brand ambassador for the restaurant and your team

Skills & attributes:

  • Previous proven Restaurant Manager experience
  • Hands on, floor based management style
  • Full of enthusiasm & energy
  • Warm & engaging personality
  • Excellent knowledge of industry, food & drink
  • Good communication and organisational skills
  • Passion for training & developing team members
  • Interest in Mediterranean cuisine

Salary & benefits:

  • Up to £25,000 per annum plus service charge
  • 48-hour contract, working 5 days out of 7 (Evenings & weekends)
  • 28 days holiday per year plus a duvet day on your birthday
  • 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
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Hospitality Apprenticeships

New Forest Hotels

Hospitality Apprenticeships

We’re excited to announce that we are now in partnership with Umbrella Training and currently recruiting for talented and ambitious individuals to join our new elite hospitality apprenticeship programme. There are apprenticeship opportunities available for the following roles across our collection of hotels, restaurants and pub:

  • Commi Chef
  • Chef de Partie
  • Food & Beverage Assistant
  • Hospitality Supervisor
  • Housekeeper
  • Receptionist
  • Reservations Assistant

Made up of 70% on the job experience, 20% mentoring & coaching and just 10% classroom learning, Umbrella Training’s learning model gives apprentices the chance to work with experienced hospitality professionals, gain valuable work experience and study for a qualification whilst earning.

With a commitment to training, developing and investing in our people, once you have completed your apprenticeship there will be opportunities to progress within and continue your development to a higher-level apprenticeship.

So, if you’re an energetic individual, eager to learn and keen to start a new career in the hospitality industry, we’re looking for you. No previous hospitality experience is required.

Salary & hours:

  • £5 per hour with a guaranteed pay rise upon completing the first year of your apprenticeship
  • Tips paid monthly on top of your salary
  • Typical working week will be 5 days out of 7, including evenings and weekends, however will vary depending on apprenticeship

Benefits:

  • 28 days holiday per year, plus a duvet day on your birthday
  • Uniform included
  • 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

Due to the high volume of applicants that we receive we are not able to get back to every candidate. Therefore, if you have not heard from us within 2 weeks of submitting your application, please assume you have been unsuccessful on this occasion

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Housekeepers

New Forest Hotels

We are looking for an energetic, enthusiastic Housekeepers to join our team at New Forest Hotels.

You will be someone who shares our passion for delivering a consistently high level of cleanliness.

Friendly, presentable and welcoming you will be someone who thrives on working in a fast paced environment and prides themselves on exceeding customer expectations.

Main responsibilities:

  • To uphold an extremely high level of cleanliness & standards
  • To ensure deep cleaning procedures are in place & followed
  • Maintenance issues are reported
  • To carry out regular room inspections and spot checks
  • To ensure health & safety legislation is adhered to

Skills & attributes:

  • 1 years housekeeping experience is advantageous but not essential
  • A friendly and positive attitude
  • Highly motived, proactive and reliable
  • An exceptional eye for detail

Salary

  • Competitive salary
  • Full and Part time positions available

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

Due to the high volume of applicants that we receive we are not able to get back to every candidate. Therefore, if you have not heard from us within 2 weeks of submitting your application, please assume you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

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Trainee/Commis Chef

Beaulieu Hotel, Beaulieu

Are you thinking of becoming a professional chef?  As a Commis Chef you’re on the first rung of the ladder to becoming a great chef.

An exciting opportunity for a committed and energetic individual has arisen at our Beaulieu and Drift Inn site 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.

All we ask is that you have enthusiasm and are willing to learn.

Mains responsibilities:

  • Maintaining high standards of hygiene
  • Preparing the ingredients for a more senior chef
  • Measuring dish ingredients and portion sizes accurately
  • Dealing with deliveries and stock rotation

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 £18,770, 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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Restaurant & Bar Staff (Part-time & Full-time)

New Forest Hotels

Our hotels and pub across the New Forest area are looking for people to work part-time or full-time. You will enjoy excellent rates of pay, flexible working hours and great team benefits.

We are ideally looking for staff with a bit of experience however, if you are bright and energetic and a quick learner then we are more than happy to hear from you as well.

We are a company with a vision and a commitment to being recognized as a first class employer that cares for, develops, inspires and empowers its people.

Salary and Benefits:

  • We pay a minimum of £6.50 per hour for under 21’s with a reliability bonus of 50p per hour.
  • Over 21’s up to £8 per hour depending on experience
  • Service charge is spread equally across the team and pay is topped up accordingly (during busy periods this can add substantially to your take home)
  • Free meals on duty and uniform provided
  • Escape to the sun and receive a discounted rate at our sister resort in Cyprus.

Due to the high volume of applicants that we receive we are not able to get back to every candidate. Therefore, if you have not heard from us within 2 weeks of submitting your application, please assume you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

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