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Who we are?

Wivenhoe House is a four star country house hotel on the outskirts of Colchester. The hotel has 40 bedrooms, conference and event facilities for up to 120 guests and a 100 seater brasserie restaurant. The Hotel is also home to the Edge Hotel School. The first hotel school of its kind in the UK, the Edge Hotel School, equips its Hotel Management and Events Management with Hospitality degree students with the professional and managerial skills, as well as the academic theory, to prepare them for their future career as leaders in the industry.

Why work for us?

  • We offer competitive salaries
  • We are committed to providing excellent training and development for all staff
  • Generous holiday allowance of up to 36 days depending on grade
  • Discount of 50% on overnight stays and food and 20% on beverages
  • Free overnight stay for two people including dinner for every year of service
  • Dry cleaning service for staff uniform
  • Monthly employee recognition programme
  • Employee discounts on retail items, sports centre and day nursery through the University of Essex

 

CURRENT VACANCIES

CONFERENCE AND EVENTS OPERATIONS TEAM MEMBER

The successful candidate will join a busy Conference & Events team working with students of the Edge Hotel School. If you are able to deliver customer service to a high standard, communicate effectively with clients and colleagues and have exceptional attention to detail then we would like you to join our team. Applicants will have experience of working at a similar level within a similar operation and can demonstrate professionalism and composure whilst working under pressure in an often fast paced environment.

  • Closing date 30/6/17
  • Salary – £16,112 per annum
  • Employment type – Fixed Term for 6 months, Full Time
  • Apply Now by emailing across a CV and covering letter to swilson@wivenhoehouse.co.uk

 

SENIOR SOUS CHEF

The successful candidate will be part of a large brigade of chefs working with students of the Edge Hotel School. If you are proactive, ambitious, have an eye for detail and a real passion for creating fresh, locally sourced dishes then we’d like you to join our team.

Candidates will have experience working as a Chef at a similar level within a 4 or 5 star hotel or within a quality establishment. Ideally you will hold a relevant NVQ level 3 qualification or equivalent and a minimum of an intermediate level food handler certificate. You will be a good team leader, be able to coach and develop your team and student practitioners and have a working knowledge of budgets.

  • Closing date 25/6/17
  • Salary – £28,252 per annum
  • Employment type – Permanent, Full-time
  • Apply Now by emailing across a CV and covering letter to swilson@wivenhoehouse.co.uk

 

BREAKFAST CHEF DE PARTIE

The successful candidate will be part of a large brigade of chefs working with students of the Edge Hotel School. If you have a creative and flexible approach to work, are able to supervise a small team and can organise and prioritise workloads in a calm and efficient manner then we’d like you to join our team. Candidates will have experience as a Chef at a similar level and may hold a relevant NVQ level 3 qualification or equivalent, be able to work in a team and work with students. You will predominantly be working morning shifts but flexibility will be required, dependant on operational requirements.

  • Closing date 25/6/17
  • Salary – £18,134 per annum
  • Employment type – Permanent, Full-time
  • Apply Now by emailing across a CV and covering letter to swilson@wivenhoehouse.co.uk

 

CHEFS DE PARTIE

This is an exciting opportunity for aspiring chefs to join our team in a busy and challenging environment which includes a 110 cover modern Brasserie and 120 cover banqueting facilities. The successful candidates will be part of a large brigade of chefs working with students of the Edge Hotel School. If you are proactive, ambitious, have an eye for detail and a real passion for creating fresh, locally sourced dishes then we’d like you to join our team. Candidates will have experience as a Chef at a similar level and may hold a relevant NVQ level 3 qualification or equivalent, be able to work in a team and work with students.

  • Closing date 27/6/17
  • Salary – £18,134 per annum
  • Employment type – Permanent, full-time
  • Apply Now by emailing across a CV and covering letter to swilson@wivenhoehouse.co.uk

 

COMMIS CHEFS

This is an exciting opportunity for aspiring chefs to join our team in a busy and challenging environment which includes a 110 cover modern Brasserie and 120 cover banqueting facilities. The successful candidate will be part of a large brigade of chefs working with students of the Edge Hotel School. Candidates will ideally have previous experience of food preparation, knowledge of equipment and a good command of culinary basics as well as a passion for delivering high quality food.

  • Closing Date 18/7/17
  • Salary – £15,643 per annum
  • Permanent, Full Time
  • Apply Now by emailing across a CV and covering letter to swilson@wivenhoehouse.co.uk

 

How to apply

For further information or to Apply Now email across a CV and covering letter to swilson@wivenhoehouse.co.uk. Alternatively you can also send in a hard copy of your CV to Steph Wilson, Wivenhoe House, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, CO4 3SQ.

 

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

 


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

Download our PDF Map

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.