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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.

Head Chef

Forest Lodge Hotel, Lyndhurst

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a talented chef to join our Forest Lodge Hotel as our Head Chef. The hotel has recently been awarded 4 star rating and 2 AA Rosettes. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone who is looking to progress their career within a quality and structured environment.

The concept of the restaurant has a focus on brasserie style food and it is essential that the successful candidate has this style of cooking experience.

The main responsibility of the role is to broadly deliver what is required by the Company, keeping the food offer relevant to Forest Lodge`s grill and brasserie restaurant, maintaining 2 rosette status while using quality and local ingredient, within a health & food safe timely environment.

Principal accountability’s

Deliver the food vision & development of the restaurant & events kitchen

  • Menu development & implementation with Group Executive Chef ensuring that dishes are operationally efficient and within the capabilities of the team to a 2 aa rosette status
  • Financially delivering (sales growth & GP’s) within the company`s planning software, procure wizard.
  • Maximizing the menu through utilizing the current suppliers with seasonal ingredient.
  • Developing & training our Kitchen team – (Chefs all levels to KP)
  • Reviewing guest feedback for the food and making changes where necessary

Implement the fundamentals of kitchen practice across the site – Implementation & Development

  • Adhering to Health and safety guidelines – implementing COSHH & Risk Assessment training
  • Maintaining our 5 Star scores on the doors result with environmental health in the kitchen area
  • Following our HACCP Policy and implementing the food safety standards on a day to day basis
  • Ensure all staff are trained on allergen specific information and process.
  • Ensuring kitchen hygiene is adhered and actioned upon, as per our food safety auditors guidelines and monthly reports
  • Maintaining a Professional approach at all times with an emphasis on teamwork
  • Chef recruitment and Conducting Chef inductions, assessments, probation and appraisals.
  • Effective management of Kitchen Staff Duties
  • Costings for all menus utilizing our online procurement tool
  • Maintaining Recipe cards / Dish spec sheets are up to date & accurate
  • Ensuring our team are developed through our appraisal process
  • Ensuring Mentor-ship to our Apprentice chefs through our apprenticeship agreement
  • Resolving poor performance through our development plans
  • Implement daily briefings / Weekly meetings / Monthly debriefs to implement change.
  • Attending front of house internal weekly event meetings

Qualifications & experience

  • GCSE (or equivalent qualification) in Math’s and English
  • N.V.Q Level 2 – Professional Cookery (or equivalent apprenticeship)
  • N.V.Q Level 2 – Pastry (or equivalent)
  • Minimum Level 2 Food Safety Certificate (Level 3 is preferable)
  • Understanding of Microsoft Excel, Word and Outlook
  • Knowledge of Procure Wizard (not essential, training will be given)

Salary

  • Up to £35,000.00 depending on experience
  • 48 hour contract, working 5 days out of 7 (Evenings & weekends) on a split shift rota

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
  • Private healthcare package
  • 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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Food and Beverage Assistants – Evenings and Weekends

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)
  • Perk box – access to the best perks from some of the UK’s biggest brands including discounts including discounts off your weekly shop.
  • Free staff parking
  • Staff loyalty card
  • 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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Breakfast Food and Beverage Assistants

New Forest Hotels

We are looking for energetic and motivated individuals who are looking for work over the the coming months. We need waiters/waitresses to assist our breakfast team in delivering exceptional customer service.

It’s important that you have an approachable and friendly nature as you’ll be key to ensuring our guests have a memorable experience.

With four country house hotels all with their own restaurants & bars, we’re always looking for those with potential to join our team of Food & Beverage Assistants. No experience is required as full-training will be provided upon starting with ongoing training & development.

However if you’re currently working as a waiter or bar team member, we would also like to hear from you!

Salary and Benefits:

  • We pay a minimum of £6.50 per hour for under 21’s with a reliability bonus of 50p her hour paid at the end of each month.
  • 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 staff parking
  • Staff loyalty card
  • Escape to the sun and receive a discounted rate at our sister resort in Cyprus.

Transport is 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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Chef de Partie

Beaulieu Hotel, Beaulieu

An exciting opportunity for a Chef de Partie has arisen at our Beaulieu Hotel and Drift Inn site in the heart of the New Forest.

Serving traditional & hearty home cooked food, we’re committed to sourcing & supporting local suppliers 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

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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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

Beaulieu Hotel, Beaulieu

An exciting opportunity has arisen at our Beaulieu Hotel and Drift Inn site 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 £17,000 per annum depending on experience
  • 40 hours per week
  • 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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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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