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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.

Junior Sous Chef

Forest Lodge Hotel, Lyndhurst

We are seeking a Junior Sous Chef to join our 2 Rosette accredited team. We require a team member who has had exposure to 2 Rosette kitchen standard, that can manage a section fully and float around all other sections of the kitchen.

The hotel is situated in the heart of the New Forest and strives to use local produce where possible.

The ideal candidate will be able to run a busy section to a consistent 2 Rosette level. They will also be expected to help the senior chefs.

Role Responsibilities:

Work closely within a team to achieve targets.

Abide by regulations set by the company and senior team members.

Advise and develop junior brigade members.

Assist in the day to day running of services.

Manage a section to a consistent 2 Rosette level.

Work alongside the chef to deliver a high quality productMeet and manage deadlines.

Develop menu ideas for any upcoming menus.

Adhere to time constraints, hygiene practices and organisation.

Candidate Specification:

Must be flexible on working hours dependant on business.

Must be efficient on time keeping, have a keen eye for detail.

Be passionate, committed and professional at all times.

Must be able to work independently and as part of a team.

Hold a similar position previously.

Basic food hygiene certificate.

Working hours 48 hours per week over 5 days.

Salary £20,000 – £23,000 per annum.

Transport essential due to the location of the hotel

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Kitchen Porter

New Forest Hotels

We are currently seeking a hard-working team player to join the kitchen team on a full-time basis. 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 faced moving customer focused environment.

Mains responsibilities:

The role involves washing and cleaning of the kitchen, its equipment and dishes.

Assisting with 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:

  • Salary range: £14,456 to £16,000 depending on experience
  • 40 hour contract, working 5 days out of 7 (Evenings & weekends)
  • 28 days holiday PA
  • Free meals on duty & uniform included
  • Fantastic career development, training & opportunities
  • Staff discount on accommodation, dining & treatments at Burley Manor, New Forest Hotels & The Drift Inn.

Transport essential due to location.

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General Assistant

New Forest Hotels

We are searching for an energetic, intuitive and passionate individual to take the role 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 on the job. A friendly and positive attitude. Highly motived and reliable. Proactive and able to use own initiative.

Salary & benefits:

  • Salary range: £14,456 to £16,640 depending on experience
  • 40 hour contract, working 5 days out of 7 (Evenings & weekends)
  • 28 days holiday PA
  • Free meals on duty & uniform included
  • Fantastic career development, training & opportunities
  • Staff discount on accommodation, dining & treatments at Burley Manor, New Forest Hotels & The Drift Inn.

Transport essential due to location.

 

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Night Porter

New Forest Hotels

We are currently seeking a highly motivated and independent Night Porter 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 the Night Porter’s responsibilities to undertake portering duties, cleaning jobs, 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: £15,184 – £17,160 depending on experience
  • 40 hour contract, working 5 days out of 7 (Evenings & weekends)
  • 28 days holiday PA
  • Free meals on duty & uniform included
  • Fantastic career development, training & opportunities
  • Staff discount on accommodation, dining & treatments at Burley Manor, New Forest Hotels & The Drift Inn

Transport essential due to location.

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Roaming Maintenance Assistant

New Forest Hotels

We are looking for a full time Roaming Maintenance Assistant who will be based at Burley Manor Restaurant and Rooms but will also assist around the rest of the New Forest Hotels Group.

The ideal candidate will have previous decorating and woodwork experience and versatile skills set.

You will need to be flexible as the hours will include some weekends and evenings.

Transport is essential due to the location of the hotel.

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Apprentice Chef – 1 Year Contract

New Forest Hotels

New Forest Hotels Apprenticeship Scheme.

An opportunity has arisen for an apprentice to enter into a 1 year contract course with on the job training at a New Forest Hotel’s and enrolment onto the professional cookery NVQ Level 2 Apprenticeship City & Guilds Course at Brockenhurst College in Brockenhurst.

We will supply you with a uniform and standard equipment during your apprenticeship period.

When the first year is complete we can offer another year’s placement on the NVQ Level 3 Course. After completing both levels we may have a position available in a more senior role of Chef de Partie within our group.

Own transport essential due to the location of our hotels.

Salary: £10,400.00 /year

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Casual Restaurant/Bar Staff

New Forest Hotels

Experienced casual Restaurant/Bar staff required for the Drift Inn in Beaulieu.

Applicants must be willing, flexible and able to work on their own initiative.

We offer an excellent working environment with good promotion prospects.

Working mid-week and week-ends.

Own transport essential due to the location of the pub.

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Front of House Training Manager

New Forest Hotels

New Forest Hotels require a full time Front of House Training Manager to work throughout our group.

The position will involve training the reception teams in the best practice and group procedures.

Front of House and/or Reception Manager experience is preferred.

Own transport is essential.

Annual Salary £20,000.

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Apprentice Chef – 2 Year Contract

New Forest Hotels

Apprentice Chefs

An opportunity has arisen for an apprentice to enter into a 2 year contract course with on the job training at New Forest Hotel’s and enrolment onto the professional cookery NVQ Level 2 Apprenticeship City & Guilds Course at River Cottage Head Quarters in Axminster.

We will supply you with a uniform and standard equipment during your apprenticeship period.

This unique and nationally celebrated programme involves successful applicants completing 24 training days, over the course of 12 months at River Cottage HQ with the professional Chef Tutors.

Travelling and accommodation expenses whilst training at River Cottage are fully funded during your apprenticeship.

After the first year is complete the NVQ Level 3 Apprenticeship City & Guilds Course commences once again in conjunction with River Cottage. After completing both levels we may have a position available in a more senior role of Chef de Partie within our group.

Transport essential due to the location of our hotels.

Salary: £10,400.00 /year

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Casual Restaurant/Bar Staff

Beaulieu Hotel, Beaulieu

Required for the Beaulieu Hotel in Beaulieu.

No experience required for this position as full training will be given. Applicants must be willing, flexible and able to work on their own initiative.

We offer an excellent working environment with good promotion prospects.

Working mid-week and week-ends.

Own transport essential due to the location of the hotel.

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