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Eshott Hall, originally a Georgian manor is a pretty four-star hotel, offering a warm welcome, beautiful gardens and superb dining.

Conveniently just moments from A1, near Morpeth, and a short drive from the region’s renowned coastline, Eshott Hall has 20 bedrooms steeped in country house style, a double rosette award-winning restaurant and a passion for providing the highest standards of comfort and service. Located in the heart of rural Northumberland, recently awarded the Best UK Holiday Destination, it’s a stunning place to work and live by anyone’s standards and a great place to start, develop or progress your career in hospitality.

Eshott Hall is part of the Robert Parker Collection of boutique hotels. Our collection of historic properties embodies the very best of quintessentially British locations, landscapes and luxury. The Group includes five specially selected properties, located in magnificent surroundings, offering our guests a luxurious experience in a home away from home. Our properties are located in Edinburgh, the Scottish Borders, Northumberland and the Lake District.

 

SOUS CHEF

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

Salary: £29,000 

We are currently seeking an experienced Sous Chef, capable of cooking to 2 AA rosette standard to join our kitchen team. You will have strong skills in all sections of the kitchen and be able to support the Head Chef in managing the department, ensuring that our high standards are maintained.

The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate culinary success at a minimum of 2 AA rosette level, and have a natural passion for food. Experience of working at a Sous Chef level essential. You will work with the Head Chef to communicate effectively with the team to ensure that information is shared and cascaded, and the team have all the knowledge they need to perform their jobs effectively. Alongside the Head Chef  you will agree and set budgets and forecasts for the hotel and departmental teams, supporting the management of on-going profitability of the hotel and efficiently managing costs in line with operational budgets.

The successful applicant will set an example to others in guest service standards, constantly and consistently role modelling and enforcing the importance of excellent guest service to the whole team as well as supporting the Head Chef in everything to do with staff liaison, training and maintaining a team ethos.

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. Benefits include:

  • Competitive salary
  • 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
  • 28 days’ holiday pro rata
  • Auto enrolment pension

Please send a covering letter and CV to Mariza Ampaza, mariza.ampaza@eshotthall.co.uk

CHEF DE PARTIE

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

Salary: £11.85 per hour 

We take food very seriously at Eshott. Meticulous attention to detail goes into crafting each and every dish – elevating our dining to award-winning standards, including the coveted 2 AA rosettes for the highest standards of creative cuisine. Every meal at Eshott Hall is a very special experience, a treat for all the senses: from exquisite canapes with pre-dinner drinks in the drawing room through to the sublime main event served in the restaurant and the divine petit fours at the end of the meal. We have an exciting opportunity for a Chef de Partie to join our acclaimed kitchen team to support the Head Chef, Sous Chef and the Food and Beverage Management Team.

You will be passionate about food and be committed to going the extra mile for our guests, taking pride in our brand service values. The ideal candidate will be self-motivated with excellent time management skills, will work autonomously and as part of a team and must be able to plan and prioritise their work load. Previous experience within an AA rosette kitchen is desirable.

The primary purpose of the job is to provide excellent standards of food and consistent service at all times to maximise customer satisfaction.

MAIN TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES :

  • Run and supervise any kitchen section to the required standards set by management.
  • Ensure all preparation of the designated section is complete and ready for each service
  • Responsible for orders and maintaining good stock and waste control
  • Responsible for the quality control of stock and prepared foods
  • Execute cooking to the expected high standard quickly and efficiently
  • Ensure that stock is rotated and controlled within the specific section of the kitchen.
  • Maintain a detailed knowledge of the full menu and be able to explain dish descriptions.
  • Ensure the cleanliness and organisation of the designated section, including fridges is monitored and maintained to the required standard
  • Support Head Chef and Sous Chef in delivering required standard of food, and kitchen operation
  • Support junior chefs and apprentices in their development
  • Maintain a positive and proactive attitude at all times
  • Actively seek to improve skills and achieve personal development
  • Perform other duties as assigned by management
  • Comply at all times with the Staff Code of Conduct
  • Comply with the provisions of your contract and any of our Company Policies and set an example for more junior members of staff
  • Seek to ensure at all times that all visitors or guests on our sites have the best experience possible.
  • To ensure a high standard of personal hygiene and grooming.
  • To be on-time for all shifts and to ensure that you sign in and out for every shift worked. Ensuring 30 minute break where applicable is taken and recorded.
  • To have a full understanding of the hotels’ fire procedures to ensure safety of all staff and guests at all times.
  • To comply with the company policies regarding the following:

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. Benefits include:

  • 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 (in a Robert Parker Collection Hotel)
  • Staff discount card on B&B and DBB stays
  • Free parking on-site
  • 28 days’ holiday pro rata

FOOD & BEVERAGE ASSISTANTS

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

We currently have vacancies for waiting staff working in our 2 AA rosette restaurant. Main duties include serving customers for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner. Successful applicants must have excellent customer service skills. No experience needed, just a great work ethic and a brilliant approach to customer and guest service – full training will be given. Own transport is required. We currently have part-time and full-time hours available; hours can vary due to the needs of the business so flexibility is important.

BENEFITS

  • 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 (in a Robert Parker Collection Hotel)
  • Staff discount card on B&B and DBB stays
  • Free parking on-site
  • 28 days’ holiday pro rata

Please send a covering letter and CV to Mariza Ampaza, mariza.ampaza@eshotthall.co.uk

 

EVENING BAR PERSON/ NIGHT PORTER

Hours of work: Part-time, 30-40 hours per week. 

Salary: £9.70 per hour 

Eshott Hall is looking for an Evening Bartender / Night Porter to join our friendly Food & Beverage Team. This is an exciting place to work alongside a friendly team who love what they do.

Working in our 2 AA Rosette Restaurant you’ll provide a quality, beverage service to our guests.

No experience is required, as full training will be provided. We are looking for candidates with good presentation and communication skills with a passion for great customer service. You must be trustworthy and reliable and able to work in a fast-paced environment.

You will be required to work from 6pm to 11pm on the bar, working alongside the Food & Beverage team and providing a dinner service. No previous bar experience is required.

You will then transfer over to your night porter duties from 11pm to 2am. Normally you will work 3 day a week (8 hours per day), but with the flexibility to take on an increased number of shifts to fit with business needs. Our Night Porters play an important role in ensuring the safety and security of our guests and our hotel throughout the night. You will be responsible for dealing with any guest requests, greeting and checking-in late arrivals and maintaining our exceptionally high standards.

Due to the nature of the job, we can only accept applicants aged 18 and over.

On the 3 nights that you work you will also do a stay over cover, meaning you will sleep in a staff accommodation room in the hotel and answer any emergency calls between 2 am and 8 am.

Duties include:

  • Cleaning and sanitising service kitchen area; cleaning both boiler and glasswasher.
  • Carrying out checks around the building during the night, ensuring that all areas of the building are secure and that public areas of the hotel are maintained and kept tidy.
  • Ensuring that the restaurant is set up for breakfast after dinner service. That any unfinished tables are completed
  • Sweeping and sanitising restaurant floor
  • Counting and bagging restaurant linen
  • Answering the internal line phone, and actioning guests’ requests
  • Providing a late check-in service
  • Providing a handover to the front desk team at the beginning and end of each shift and ensuring any issues and guest requirements are actioned.
  • Complying with all hotel policies regarding Health & Safety, Risk Assessment, COSHH, Fire Policy, Manual Handling and New Starter Policy.
  • Ensuring any maintenance issues are reported and recorded in the log book.

If you have the skills required, a positive attitude and good communication skills and are committed to delivering exceptional levels of customer service then please email your CV to mariza.ampaza@eshotthall.co.uk

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. Benefits include:

  • 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 (in a Robert Parker Collection Hotel)
  • Staff discount card on B&B and DBB stays

 

ASSISTANT FOOD & BEVERAGE MANAGER

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

Salary: £29,000 

We have a fantastic opportunity for a motivated and hardworking Assistant Food & Beverage Manager to join our friendly team at Eshott Hall. Working in our 2 AA Rosette Restaurant you’ll provide a quality, food and beverage service to our guests.

You will be responsible for supporting and deputising the Food & Beverage Manager to manage the Food & Beverage daily operational and financial performance of Eshott Hall.

The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate excellent customer focus and genuine care; proven experience and desire to provide great service to high standards, that include warmth, respect, informality and professionalism. You will set an example to others in customer service standards, ensuring customers’ expectations are met and exceeded and put the needs of the customer first.

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. Benefits include:

  • 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 (in a Robert Parker Collection Hotel)
  • Staff discount card on B&B and DBB stays

If you would like to apply for the position, please email your CV to mariza.ampaza@eshotthall.co.uk

 

 

 

KITCHEN PORTER

Hours of work: 30-40 hours per week. 

Salary: £9.40 per hour

We have an opportunity to for a hard working and motivated Kitchen Porter to join our award-winning kitchen team. Reporting to the Head Chef your role will be to keep the main kitchen and back of house and bin areas clean and tidy at all times. Tasks include ensuring all crockery is stored correctly and the surplus is stored away, carrying out planned cleaning scheduled by the supervisor to maintain high standards of cleanliness in the kitchen and associated areas.

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. Benefits include:

  • 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 (in a Robert Parker Collection Hotel)
  • Staff discount card on B&B and DBB stays

If you would like to apply for the position, please email your CV to mariza.ampaza@eshotthall.co.uk