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England’s northernmost county boasts many fascinating landmarks, including the stately Doxford Hall. A grand, 200-year-old country mansion resplendent in ten acres of private estate, as the only hotel in the county to be awarded the AA’s coveted four red star rating, it’s outstanding for all the right reasons: sumptuous interiors, elegant gardens and superb service. It is a truly wonderful place to start, develop or progress your career in hospitality.

Part of the Robert Parker Collection, which is all about grand buildings in grand locations. The five historic hotels stand in some of Britain’s most beautiful landscapes, whether in the mountains of the Lake District, or in parkland beside a river in the Scottish Borders. Each has been individually designed to enhance its period charm and exude a refined but homely atmosphere.

 

 

BEAUTY THERAPIST

Salary: Competitive

Doxford Hall Hotel & Spa are currently looking to recruit a qualified Beauty Therapist to join our Spa team.  You will be expected to work to the highest standards, delivering efficient customer service and creating a warm and welcoming atmosphere for all of our guests, with the aim of delivering a relaxing and enjoyable experience, ensuring they are at ease.

You would also be expected to maintain up to date knowledge of products and services to promote and answer guest queries. And maximise opportunities for upselling, including retail products, to contribute to departmental profitability.

You will provide a range of beauty treatments for members, hotel guests and visitors and administer treatments in a professional and friendly manner. The successful applicant is required to have NVQ Level 3 or equivalent qualifications and experience in the following:

  • Massage
  • Body treatments
  • Facials
  • Manicure / Pedicure (including gel polish)
  • Waxing
  • Tinting
  • Make-up

Previous experience in a therapist role in a luxury four-star environment would be an advantage. The ideal candidate will have excellent understanding of client care & treatment.  Be prepared to undertake regular training and development as necessary.

With a flexible & adaptable approach to working hours. An impeccable commitment to personal presentation, a genuine interest in holistic spa treatments. Working in an environment that can change quickly due to the demands of the overall hotel business, will be essential to the role. Along with working as part of a dedicated and passionate team. This position operates on a rotational shift basis, including weekends and public holidays. Part of the recruitment process for this role will require a trail shift to provide evidence of qualification, knowledge and experience.

Benefits

In return for your dedication to delivering high quality service and standards, we offer training, development and progression opportunities in addition to other benefits such as hotel discounts and uniforms.

  • Year round complimentary use of the hotels leisure and pool facilities
  • Complimentary afternoon tea for two – and every year of service
  • Complimentary lunch or dinner for two – and every year of service
  • One night complimentary B&B – and every year of service (in a Robert Parker Collection Hotel)
  • 50% discount on food and beverage purchases
  • 20% discount on published spa treatments and products
  • Staff discount card on B&B and DBB stays

 

 

FOOD & BEVERAGE WAITING STAFF

Salary: Competitive

Reporting to: Deputy General Manager

Hours of work: Full-time, Part-time and casual hours available, including weekends.

We currently have vacancies for waiting staff at Northumberland’s only 4 AA red star hotel working in the 2 AA rosette George Runciman Restaurant. Successful applicants must have excellent customer service skills. Previous experience preferred though full training will be given. Own transport is required.

Benefits

  • Competitive salary
  • 28 days’ holiday pro rata
  • Auto enrolment pension
  • Discounted rates on food, beverage and accommodation at all of our properties for you and your family
  • Use of the leisure and spa facilities at the hotel

Please send a covering letter and CV to Nicola Nelson, Nicola.nelson@doxfordhall.com

 

 

CHEF DE PARTIE

Salary: Competitive

Reporting to: Head Chef

Hours of work: Full-time, 40 hours per week

We are looking for an experienced Chef de Partie to join our team in the award-winning George Runciman Restaurant. This is a fantastic opportunity to be part of an established team at Northumberland’s only 4 AA red star hotel. Own transport is required.

Benefits

  • Competitive salary
  • 28 days’ holiday pro rata
  • Auto enrolment pension
  • Discounted rates on food, beverage and accommodation at all of our properties for you and your family
  • Use of the leisure and spa facilities at the hotel

Please send a covering letter and CV to Nicola Nelson, Nicola.nelson@doxfordhall.com

 

 

BREAKFAST CHEF

Salary: Competitive

Reporting to: Head Chef

Hours of work: Full-time, 5 days per week out of 7, 6.30am until 2pm.

We are looking for Breakfast Chef to join our team in the award-winning George Runciman Restaurant. This is a fantastic opportunity to be part of an established team at Northumberland’s only 4 AA red star hotel. Own transport is required.

Benefits

  • Competitive salary
  • 28 days’ holiday pro rata
  • Auto enrolment pension
  • Discounted rates on food, beverage and accommodation at all of our properties for you and your family
  • Use of the leisure and spa facilities at the hotel

Please send a covering letter and CV to Nicola Nelson, Nicola.nelson@doxfordhall.com

 

 

HOUSEKEEPING ROOM ATTENDANT

Salary: £7.38 to £7.83 per hour. Minimum wage for age.

Hours of work: Part-time post approx. 16 hours per week. Hours are from 9am until 2.30pm daily including weekends. Must have own transport.

We are looking for housekeeping staff to join our team. Duties to include cleaning of public areas and bedrooms.

Benefits

  • Competitive salary
  • 28 days’ holiday pro rata
  • Auto enrolment pension
  • Discounted rates on food, beverage and accommodation at all of our properties for you and your family
  • Use of the leisure and spa facilities at the hotel

Please send a covering letter and CV to Nicola Nelson, Nicola.nelson@doxfordhall.com

 

 

WEDDING AND OCCASION CO-ORDINATOR

Doxford Hall Hotel & Spa is looking for a Wedding and Occasion Co-ordinator to organise weddings and events at the Hotel. We are looking for someone with drive and enthusiasm, who has exceptional organisational and communications skills, takes pride in presentation and attention to detail, and can supervise and motivate a team to ensure the smooth running of an event.

You will be part of a wedding and event planning service where all weddings and events are managed professionally and to the highest standard throughout the planning stages and through to the event itself. You will have total responsibility for organising the weddings and events allocated to you within the team and be responsible for running the wedding on the day.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Liaise with the bride and groom
  • Liaise and negotiate with suppliers
  • Be responsible for all administration and invoicing associated with the event
  • Ensure that the rooms are ready on time every time
  • Ensure that the rooms used are being presented to the highest standards
  • Take ownership of areas and maintain a clean, tidy and safe working environment

The ideal candidate: As Weddings and Occasions Co-ordinator, you will have previous experience, ideally within a wedding and events background, and be able to demonstrate the following personal attributes:

  • A keen eye for detail
  • First-rate written communication skills including general IT literacy
  • Commercial awareness with the foresight to recognise new opportunities and the ability to maximise revenue at the point of sale and up-selling when required
  • Excellent organisation and planning skills
  • Immaculate presentation
  • Warm, welcoming personality and a desire to exceed customer expectations
  • Someone who thrives in a fluid, sometimes pressured environment with the ability to multi-task

Day to day office tasks would include:

  • 9am – 6pm (any 5 days from 7 per week)
  • Check emails and keep up to date with correspondence from brides and grooms
  • Schedule appointments for final details and general queries
  • Complete relevant paperwork e.g. inputting details, corresponding with relevant departments.
  • Introduce to forthcoming couples, and contact upcoming events to confirm details
  • Ensure relevant equipment is here for upcoming weddings/events e.g. napkins, glasses, special drink requests
  • Support phones in office, and Sales Team where needed

Benefits

  • Competitive salary
  • 28 days’ holiday pro rata
  • Auto enrolment pension
  • Discounted rates on food, beverage and accommodation at all of our properties for you and your family
  • Use of the leisure and spa facilities at the hotel

You will be required to work 40 hours a week, five days out of seven. You will often have to work weekends. Due to the location of the hotel you will need your own transport, but parking is ample and free for staff. We offer free food on shifts and enrolment into the pension scheme if eligible.

Please submit your CV to include a covering letter stating why you would like the position and what relevant experience you feel you have that would contribute to your success at Doxford Hall Hotel & Spa. Email nicola.nelson@doxfordhall.com

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: Competitive