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Vacancies at Wivenhoe House

Working at Wivenhoe House adds a new dimension to a career in hospitality.

In addition to working alongside our talented professionals you will be supporting our undergraduates working towards their degrees in Hotel Management.

Their intensive degree course includes working in every department of the hotel, so everyone has the opportunity to share their skills and mentor aspiring managers.

Wivenhoe House Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of the University of Essex.

 

current vacancies

HEAD CHEF


An exciting opportunity for a driven, customer service focused and experienced person to join our team in a busy and challenging environment. Wivenhoe House Hotel, a 4 star country house hotel, home of the Edge Hotel School, has 40 bedrooms/suites, 120 cover banqueting and conference facilities and 110 cover Brasserie. The successful candidate will be responsible for ensuring a high quality food service in restaurants, conference and events including weddings, afternoon teas and room service. The successful candidate will develop new menus and manage costs and food GP, and oversee the training and development of professional staff and students. Experience of leading a large team is essential, effective, motivational and inspirational people skills are paramount to success in this role and you will be confident in demonstrating management successes in leading and inspiring your team.

The successful candidate will develop new menus and manage costs and food GP, and oversee the training and development of professional staff and students Experience of leading a large team is essential. Effective, motivational and inspirational people skills are paramount to this role and you will be confident in demonstrating management successes in leading and inspiring your team.

Salary: up to £45,000 per annum depending on skills and experience

Closing date: 19 July 2015

To apply please email us directly


CONFERENCE AND EVENTS SUPERVISOR (OPERATIONS)


Wivenhoe House Hotel, a 4 star country house hotel is currently recruiting for a Conference and Events Supervisor (Operations). 

The successful candidate will be primarily responsible for setting up and running events on the day which include corporate meetings, banquets, civil wedding ceremonies and wedding parties. You will also be required to liaise with the hotel team to deliver service excellence whilst maximising revenue opportunities. In addition you will have responsibility for motivating and developing Edge Hotel School students whilst they are part of the C&E team. If you have experience in a similar position, are highly organised and have excellent communication skills, this could be the opportunity for you to be part of this unique and exciting operation.

Salary £18,932 - £21,417
Closing date 5 August 2015

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For more information and to apply please see the University of Essex job vacancy website.





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WHERE WE ARE

find us, however you travel

By car:

Whether approaching Wivenhoe House from London and the South or Ipswich and the North via the A12, take the exit marked Colchester (A133). Follow the A133 towards Clacton, ignore the entrance to the Knowledge Gateway, continue along the A133 then take the B1028 for Wivenhoe before turning right into Boundary Road, then right again into Park Road. The entrance for Wivenhoe House is shared with the University of Essex but Park Road leads you through Wivenhoe Park and you will be able to see the glorious house from the road.

For Sat Nav please use CO7 9HT and then follow signage to Wivenhoe House. Please note, some Sat Navs may direct you to the wrong side of Wivenhoe Park so please check our PDF Map

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By train:

Colchester station, Colchester Town station, Wivenhoe station and Hythe stations are all between 10-15 minutes from Wivenhoe House by car. Trains run between London (Liverpool Street) and Colchester station every 10-20 minutes. The journey takes around an hour. Also connect with Colchester from Norwich, Ipswich, Felixstowe & Harwich. Some trains from London (Liverpool Street) also stop at Wivenhoe Station. When travelling from the Clacton/Walton direction, alight at Wivenhoe or Hythe Stations.

By plane:

Stansted airport is approximately 45 minutes from Wivenhoe House by car. Helicopter pad coordinates are 603200/223900.