Careers

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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

 

RECEPTION/RESERVATIONIST

  • We now require a professional customer-focused individual to join our friendly front of house team.
  • The main duties will include responding to enquiries, taking reservations and checking guests in and out.
  • Previous experience within the hospitality industry is essential and you will need to be highly organised with a smart and professional demeanour. You will need to be IT literate and have experience of working with booking systems.
  • This post is full-time, fixed-term for 3 months.
  • Salary – £15.643 – £16,595 per annum
  • Employment type – Fixed-term, full-time
  • Apply now

 

RECEPTION/RESERVATIONIST

  • We now require a professional customer-focused individual to join our friendly front of house team.
  • The main duties will include responding to enquiries, taking reservations and checking guests in and out.
  • Previous experience within the hospitality industry is essential and you will need to be highly organised with a smart and professional demeanour. You will need to be IT literate and have experience of working with booking systems.
  • This post is full-time, fixed-term for 6 months.
  • Salary – £15.643 – £16,595 per annum
  • Employment type – Fixed-term, full-time
  • Apply now

 

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.
  • Please note that this advert is part of a rolling recruitment campaign.
  • Salary – £18,134 per annum
  • Employment type – Permanent, full-time
  • Apply Now

 

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.
  • Please note that this advert is part of a rolling recruitment campaign.
  • Salary:£15,643 per annum
  • Permanent, Full Time
  • Apply Now

 

KITCHEN PORTER

  • The successful candidates will be part of a large brigade of chefs working with students of the Edge Hotel School.
  • You will be responsible for general kitchen duties and accepting deliveries.
  • The successful candidate will ideally have previous portering and cleaning experience and must have a flexible approach to work
  • Please note that this advert is part of a rolling recruitment campaign.
  • Salary £15,016 per annum
  • Apply Now

 

HOUSEKEEPER/PORTER

  • The successful candidate will be required to clean rooms/suites, change bed linen and towels, and to undertake cleaning duties throughout the Hotel to an agreed standard.
  • If you have previous cleaning experience, can work flexibly which could include working some late shifts, have an attention for detail and can deliver excellent customer service this could be the opportunity for you
  • Salary – £15,643 per annum
  • Employment type – Permanent, full-time
  • Apply Now

 

 

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

 


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

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.