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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


This is an exciting opportunity for a driven, customer service focused and experienced person to join our team in a busy and challenging environment which includes 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 and 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 this role and you will be confident in demonstrating management successes in leading and inspiring your team.

Salary                               Up to £45,000 depending on skills and experience
Closing Date 7 June 2015


The successful candidate will be required to work with our Conference and Events team to provide a first class experience to all our guests. You will primarily be responsible for setting up and running events on the day, including corporate meetings, banquets, and 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, and have responsibility for motivating and developing Edge Hotel School students. 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 £18,745-£20,588 per annum
Closing Date 10 June 2015

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

If you would like to be informed of future vacancies please see the University of Essex job vacancy website, enter your search criteria and e-mail address.


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.