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Why work for Virgin Limited Edition?

Our people work hard but never forget to have fun while they are doing it! We believe in treating our people with respect, looking after them and allowing them the freedom to be themselves and flourish.

Current Opportunities

You’re in luck! We’re currently recruiting for a number of positions.

Remember to read the job description carefully before sending your CV to careers@virginlimitededition.com unless otherwise specified.

Deputy General Manager - Mont Rochelle

Mont Rochelle, located in Franschhoek in the Western Cape in South Africa, is a stunning 22-bedroom hotel and vineyard. Mont Rochelle boasts a unique hilltop setting and private vineyard encompassing 39 hectares. The hotel includes 6 spacious suites amongst its rooms, two restaurants, bar, spa, gym and an outdoor pool. Not forgetting the wine cellar of course!

Things to do on the estate include personalised wine tasting at the wine cellar, horse riding (you can combine horse riding with the wine tasting!), picnics in the ground – the restaurant provide the hamper, a dip in the outdoor swimming pool, work out in the gym, book a spa treatment, mountain biking and golf are also available in the region.

This role is being created to deputise for the General Manager in their absence but primarily to focus on the food and beverage operations. It would be a very hands on role and work closely with the restaurant and kitchen teams as well as focussing on the wine list and ensuring that we maximise the link with our vineyard. Hosting skills would be required.

Here’s what you need to have:

Qualifications/Experience
• Experience of quality hotel/ property
• Experience of balancing cost control with 5* delivery
• Strong background in customer service (for discerning clients)
• Strong F&B background with an understanding of other departments including housekeeping
• Budgeting, procurement and cost control
• Excellent level of wine knowledge
• Experience of menu design/ planning
• Right to work in South Africa

Behaviours / Skills

• Strong people management and coaching skills
• Happy to be very hands on and work alongside the teams
• Strong hostmanship skills
• Excellent communication skills (team, management and clients)
• Organised and structured approach
• Understanding of cost controls that ensure we get best value from suppliers whilst not skimping on or negatively affecting the client experience
• Financial awareness particularly in managing budgets and stock and cost control
• Sensitive to cultural requirements and happy to adapt own behaviour to get the best out of the team
• Understanding of H & S management
• Energy and passion
• Excellent observation skills/ attention to detail
• Resourceful attitude (able to manage emergencies)
• Practical, hands-on approach/ leads by example
• High stamina levels
• Good leadership skills that fit Virgin ethos

What's the gig?:

To ensure that guest satisfaction with food, beverage and events is of the highest level through the implementation and maintenance of top quality cuisine, superior beverage offering and efficient and effective management.
Duties include:

• Support the Estate Manager in all aspects of the business to meet the budget and objectives set and to deputise in any absence
• Management of F&B departments including events management
• Managing direct reports
• Liaising between teams to ensure that all aspects of the guests stay are well produced and coordinated
• Liaising and spending time with the guests to ensure that all their requests, feedback are appropriately followed through
• Cost Control – support the chefs, HOD’s to manage their budgets and ensuring that cost are controlled and internal processes are followed
• Menu design support to the senior chefs ensuring that all dishes are tested, reviewed for suitability and meet the standards required
• Ensure that procurement is effective, sourced locally wherever possible and recognises seasonality
• Ensure Mont Rochelle complies with all statutory and legal requirements, including fire, Health and Safety, licensing and employment

Here’s the deal:

• Performance based bonus scheme, with criteria, for up to 20% of salary
• 15 days leave per annum
• 1 meal per shift is provided
• Hours as required
• 50% medical aid contribution
• 50% provident fund contribution (01st July 2016)

Send applications to:

hr@montrochelle.virgin.com

Deputy General Manager - The Roof Gardens, London

Located one hundred feet above Kensington High Street Babylon Restaurant and The Roof Gardens are a truly spectacular oasis in the heart of London. There are three themed gardens, with over 70 full size trees, a flowing stream stocked with wild ducks and our resident flamingos Bill, Ben, Splosh and Pecks.

The Roof Gardens employs over 100 talented professionals. Many of whom have worked here for over 10 years; we work hard together, and play hard too. Every single member of the team goes the extra mile to provide the world class 'Virgin style' service we are renowned for. The Roof Gardens are cut above the rest, literally.

The Roof Gardens is part of Virgin Limited Edition, Sir Richard Branson's portfolio of unique retreats and, whilst maintaining a highly professional and efficient guest experience, it is key that any appointments maintain the sense of fun and the outgoing attitude of Virgin which is reflected in the running of this busy London venue.

The Roof Gardens Members Club is open every Friday and Saturday night from 10pm. Its relaxed, party atmosphere makes it comfortable and welcoming whether out for post supper drinks or partying with a group of friends.

Babylon Restaurant is located on the 7th floor; from there you have exclusive views of the London skyline. The award winning food at Babylon is best described as contemporary British cuisine.

The gardens are available for exclusive hire; the venue plus 3 themed gardens, which is 1 ½ acres of space in total. Pricing is based upon room hire and a minimum food & beverage spend. They are also open to the public to visit on day that we do not have an event on.

We pride ourselves on not only our unique and stunning venue with excellent food and beverages, but on our professional, friendly and efficient staff, who all contribute to making The Roof Gardens a venue to be proud of.

For more info on the venue and the group look at www.virginlimitededition.com and follow the link to the Roof Gardens.

Here’s what you’d do:

• Assist the General Manager in effectively managing the property and team to ensure the success of the business.
• Operate in accordance with company policy and objectives whilst maximising profitability in line with budget and effective development of the business.
• In conjunction with HOD’s, effectively organise various planned activities throughout the year in all operational departments and ensure their success
• Project manage bespoke events.
• Continuously review and improve service and quality to the highest possible standards, and to monitor and strive for their achievement.
• Be proactive in sales and marketing in order to continuously drive the business forward for events and the club.
• Ensure that all company policies and procedures are followed and adhered to at all times.
• The Roof Gardens complies with all statutory and legal requirements, including fire, Health and Safety, licensing and employment.
• Responsible for guiding, developing and supporting team members on a day to day basis.
• Coaching individual team members to develop their skills and maximise performance.

Here’s what you need to have:

Qualifications/Experience
• Experience running multiple outlets – Minimum of 3 outlets
• Experience of running a venue operation
• Worked as an F & B Manager – Minimum of 2 years
• Managed at least 6 Managers including a Head Chef
• Proven experience of driving change
• A full understanding of sales and marketing
• Able to run bespoke events from start to finish
• Experience of working in a similar environment – 5*
• Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
• Good financial awareness and skills
• Fluent in English language both verbal and written

Behaviours / Skills

• Results and standards orientated
• Plans and organises effectively
• Committed to excellence
• Works well under pressure
• Confident and venturesome
• Creative and enthusiastic
• Pro-actively connects quickly to others, working in a collaborative way
• Ability to cope with change in a fast paced environment
• Working at a faster than average pace, within deadlines and schedules
• Being at ease with making new contacts and self assured in a group situation
• Persuades and motivates others, working with and through them to achieve goals
• Warm with customers, understanding their needs

Here’s the deal:

• Fully Flexible as required by the business
• 5 day working week, including evenings and weekends
• Includes late night working - club nights
• Able to arrange transport to and from work
• Able to work varying shift pattern as required
• Permanent contract
• Competitive salary offered.
• Performance bonus of up to 10% of annual salary
• 20 days holiday per year
• Birthday off and a birthday meal for 2 in Babylon Restaurant
• Virgin Tribe membership and discounts
• Travel card loans and cycle to work scheme
• The opportunity to work in one of London’s most prestigious venues

Send applications to:

Applications should be sent to:
Sam Wilson, General Manager at samantha.wilson@limitededition.virgin.co.uk

People Development Manager

Virgin Limited Edition is an award-winning collection of unique retreats, chosen for their beautiful locations and magnificent surroundings; each offers a sense of fun, style, luxury and exceptional personal service. The group includes Necker and Moskito Islands in the Caribbean’s British Virgin Islands; Ulusaba Private Game Reserve in South Africa; The Roof Gardens and Babylon Restaurant in London; Kasbah Tamadot in Morocco; The Lodge in Verbier; Necker Belle, a 105 foot luxury catamaran; Mahali Mzuri, a tented safari camp in Kenya; Mont Rochelle Hotel and Mountain Vineyard in South Africa; and new addition Son Bonyola Estate in Mallorca.

This role is newly created to work with the Group People Development Director to support company standards and best people practice across the portfolio and for the continued expansion of the business through management contracts and new properties.

The role will report into the People Development Director of Virgin Hotels (operating as Virgin Limited Edition) and will work closely with the Executive team (responsible for Finance, Sales & Marketing, Ops, People, Property)

The role will work closely with the UK based People & Benefits Manager and Training & Development Manager as well as the property based HR support (larger properties only) and property general managers. The role is also very hands on and typical activities would include recruitment interviews, inductions, performance management support, counselling sessions, disciplinary /grievance/ appeal hearings. The diverse nature of the VLE portfolio requires that the successful candidate has the ability to be flexible, innovative and highly adaptable in carrying out the role. Visits to properties as and when required would also be part of the role and the amount of travel would vary dependant on the needs at the time.

Here’s what you need in your tool kit:

Qualifications/ Experience
• Recognised qualification in HR to degree level
• Experience of hospitality/ leisure industry in 5* environment
• Previous experience in HR management (possibly multi-site)
• Experience of designing and implementing policies and initiatives
• Experience of running recruitment campaigns
• Worked with and understands statutory and legislative requirements of employment
• Experience of dealing with different nationalities/ cultures
• Training experience an advantage
• High level of computer skills including Microsoft packages and payroll / HR admin systems
• Experience of running disciplinary/ grievance hearings
• Experience of recruitment
• Excellent command of the English language, both verbal and written

Behaviours and Skills
• Strong people management and coaching skills
• Excellent communication skills (team, management, professionals and government officials)
• Numerate and able to deal with and interpret statistics
• Highly confidential
• High sense of integrity and responsibility – able to be a role model
• Good meeting chairmanship skills
• Hands on approach
• Approachable and a good listener, willing to have an ‘open door’ policy whenever possible
• Understanding of a wide range of roles in the hospitality/ liesure industry
• Experience of recruitment and interviewing
• Experience of managing disciplinary/ grievance processes
• Organised and structured approach
• Assertive and confident when dealing with people
• Ability to influence and persuade – diplomatic approach
• Ability to manage time and prioritise within a multi-site company on a daily basis
• Proactive approach
• HR related projects management
• Sensitive to cultural requirements and happy to adapt own behaviour to get the best out of the team
• Some understanding of H & S management
• Energy and passion
• Good leadership skills that fit Virgin ethos
• A sense of humour is essential!

What’s the gig?

Here’s what you’d do
Ensuring that the VLE People standards are in place and that People Audit requirements are met. To support the People Development Director and property management in providing a full HR service throughout the employee lifecycle and to ensure team member engagement is achieved. Manage and oversee recruitment for team members including support in sourcing candidates (permanent and temporary), interview process and ensuring that consistent standards of recruitment are met across the properties. To ensure that all aspects of people administration are up to date and run effectively including personal files (computerised). Other standards to be met include the Performance & Development Review process, communication standards including Staff Consultative Committee, and benefits programme. Supporting the Directors and GM’s in all legal requirements and ensuring that disciplinary processes are carried out in line with company and employment guidelines/ laws. Coaching skills will be required to provide support and development for the line in conjunction with the group Training & Development Manager.

Here’s the deal:

Package & Benefits
• Performance based bonus, with criteria, of up to 20% of gross salary
• The official office hours are 9am to 5.30pm, Monday to Friday however you would be required to work as and when necessary to fulfil your role. No overtime is payable.
• 4 weeks annual holidays + Bank Holidays
• Additional day off for birthday
• Tribe Discount Card
• From the first day of your employment with us you will be eligible to join our group personal pension scheme. We will match your pension contributions up to 5%
• Healthcare after 12 months service (The company contributes 50% of the annual fee in the first year and after 2 years service 100% of the fee)
• One of the nicest teams you could ever wish to join!

Please send your CV and cover note to careers@virginlimitededition.com

Beauty Therapist (3 Month Contract) - The Lodge

The Lodge is a luxury chalet in the town of Verbier in the Swiss Alps located 1500M above sea level. The Chalet employs staff from different nationalities in a variety of different roles including a team of chefs, general assistants, housekeepers, a general manager, a deputy manager, a financial controller and a spa therapist. The chalet has 9 beautiful bedrooms and a children’s bunk room, sleeping 18 adults and 6 children in total. The chalet is run exclusively throughout the winter months (December through April); meaning that one group of people rent the entire chalet for a week at a time. In our summer season (June – September) the chalet is run ‘hotel style’ meaning that people can rent the rooms individually for any number of nights at a time. It is also available for exclusive hire on request throughout the summer months.

The property belongs to Sir Richard Branson and, whilst maintaining a highly professional and efficient guest experience, it is key that all of our staff maintain the sense of fun and the outgoing attitude of Virgin which is reflected in the running of this busy chalet. For more info on the chalet and the group look at www.virgin.com/limitededition and follow the link to The Lodge.

The role as the Beauty Therapist covers both the day to day running of the spa as well as working alongside the front of house team when spa treatments are not booked. A hands-on approach to both the spa side and the front of house side of the role is expected and critical.

The role requires that guests receive exceptional service during spa treatments and throughout their time enjoying the Lodge. The main focus of this role is to meet and exceed budgeted amounts in treatment and retail sales in the spa monthly and work with the Group Spa Manager to discuss strategies employed in order to do this. The second focus of the role is to provide exceptional service to our guests alongside the front of house team when you are not busy in the spa. This includes but is not limited to serving breakfasts, lunches, and dinners and prepping cutlery, plates and glasses for those services as well as providing the turndown service in the bedrooms in the evenings.

Candidates must have the right to work in Switzerland/EU.

Responsible for
• The Lodge Spa - from client treatments and bookings, to the spa cleanliness and standards, to stock control and budgets
• Helping the team maintain the high standards within The Lodge, including rooms and communal areas
• Quality and standards of External Massage Therapists

Key objectives
• Ensuring all guests are satisfied with all aspects of their treatments during their stay at The Lodge
• To reach monthly budgets in treatment and retail sales. Working with the Group Spa Manager and General Manager
• As a loyal team member, ensuring that the high standards within The Lodge are maintained and the ethos of Virgin Limited Edition is achieved

Detailed Responsibilities
• Running of the Spa
• Finding suitable freelance therapists to contract in during busy periods
• Ensuring that the spa is spotless at the end of each shift, ready for the next day
• Pre arranging guest treatments, pre-booking extra therapists needed, and producing a weekly schedule
• Taking extra bookings on a daily basis, and accommodating all treatments where possible
• Overseeing the upkeep of the wellness facilities by upkeeping cleanliness and supplying fresh towels – (Pool, 2 x Jacuzzis, Steam room, Gym, Shower / changing room, treatment room)
• Monthly stock takes of all spa products, and toiletries for guest rooms – re-ordering where necessary.
• Monthly reporting of statistics and financials to be sent to Group Spa Manager and The Lodge GM by the 10th of each month
• Liaising with local suppliers and always assessing the market for the best products and prices
• Commercial awareness of surrounding area with regular analysis of competitor rates
• Ensuring that external therapists have correct indemnities and are of a correct standard. Liaison for suitable commission
• Working as a general assistant when not in treatments. Duties will include general upkeep and cleaning of The Lodge, hosting breakfasts, lunches and dinners and relevant service prep (ie: polishing cutlery, laying tables, making cocktails etc)
• Completing the turndown service of all rooms after finishing in the spa each evening. This service includes light cleaning, bed making, removal of dirty glasses and bins etc. You will be responsible for making sure all turndown gifts are ready to go on days off and ensuring standards are kept
• Assisting with in-house laundry rotation and ironing

Package Details
• 3 month contract from 1st July to end of September 2016
• Competitive gross monthly salary. Deductions will be made according to Swiss Law for Insurance and Taxes. You will also be entitled to a 10% Commission on all Spa Treatments and retail sales carried out by yourself if monthly targets are met. 5% will be paid if monthly targets are not met. This is subject to change with 1 months’ notice.
• You will be required to work approximately a 50 hour week, which will be made up of a variety of shifts, including early mornings, late nights and split shifts. Any hours worked over these hours will be taken into account and when we have quieter times you may be given time back. We do not pay overtime.
• All tips are pooled and divided equally between the team

Send applications to:

helen.cain@hotels.virgin.co.uk

Group Properties Manager

Virgin Limited Edition is an award-winning collection of unique retreats, chosen for their beautiful locations and magnificent surroundings; each offers a sense of fun, style, luxury and exceptional personal service. The group includes Necker and Moskito Islands in the Caribbean’s British Virgin Islands; Ulusaba Private Game Reserve in South Africa; The Roof Gardens and Babylon Restaurant in London; Kasbah Tamadot in Morocco; The Lodge in Verbier; Necker Belle, a 105 foot luxury catamaran; Mahali Mzuri, a tented safari camp in Kenya; Mont Rochelle Hotel and Mountain Vineyard in South Africa; and new addition Son Bonyola Estate in Mallorca.

This role will essentially support Virgin Limited Edition and the property General Managers in Capex and Maintenance projects, and any monthly maintenance support and advice.

The position is based in Hammersmith, London where the Sales, Marketing, PR, Reservations, Accounts, People and Operations Teams are located. It might not be so exotic as our properties but it’s a lot more accessible and we have been known to have cocktails on the roof terrace!

The role will involve travel to properties and onsite inspections. The role will report into the Group Operations Director.

Here’s what you need in your tool kit:

Qualifications/ Experience
Quantity Surveying or Project Management Qualification preferred, otherwise other Construction or Trade certificates or qualifications
Knowledge of building requirements and Health and Safety implications
Experience in running the full lifecycle of projects from inception to completion, including but not limited to:
Compiling budgets for Capex and Maintenance projects
• Tendering processes & contracts
• Cost tracking and payment management
• Programme management
• Experience in Planned Preventative Maintenance programmes and the setup thereof
• Hotel properties background an advantage
• Project management overseas an advantage
• Right to work in the UK

Behaviours and Skills
• Good standard of written and spoken English
• High level of attention to detail
• High level of organisational skills
• Able to prioritise and meet deadlines
• Proactive in approach
• Good communication skills
• Highly confidential
• Flexible approach and happy to get involved in ad hoc activities outside their remit

What’s the gig?

Here’s what you’d do
• Daily liaison with properties and assistance on any physical property issues eg ensuring due diligence is carried out, project problem solving, monitoring and tracking budget expenditure
• Assisting onsite teams with compiling and agreeing annual P&L and Capex budgets
• Supporting onsite teams with compiling maintenance budgets
• Overall project management of onsite projects eg selection of consultants and designers, budget compilation and cost tracking; setting up tender processes and advising on selection; preparing, agreeing and reviewing contracts; programme management, progress reporting; conflict resolution; final accounts
• Preparing detailed cost plans and estimates for projects across the property portfolio in order to develop realistic budgets
• Overseeing payments, variations and change requests, and forecasting final costs on projects
• Working with Property Maintenance Managers in setting up and supporting Planned Preventative Maintenance programmes
• Advising properties on labour, material and plant equipment costs
• Advising on project risks – cost, time and quality
• Advising on general procurement, shipping logistics and costs
• Creating procurement schedules for Ops/FF&E Equipment and all fit out requirements
• Managing statutory building requirements (Health and Safety etc)
• Liaising with Metro building managers, CBRE
• Liaising with the Virgin Management Property team on Virgin Limited Edition property matters
• Developing documentation, processes and standards relevant to property management as required
• Support and develop relevant initiatives in line with sustainability goals

Here’s the deal:

Package & Benefits
• Performance based bonus, with criteria, of up to 20% of gross salary
• The official office hours are 9am to 5.30pm, Monday to Friday however you would be required to work as and when necessary to fulfil your role. No overtime is payable.
• 4 weeks annual holidays + Bank Holidays
• Additional day off for birthday
• Tribe Discount Card
• From the first day of your employment with us you will be eligible to join our group personal pension scheme. We will match your pension contributions up to 5%
• Healthcare after 12 months service (The company contributes 50% of the annual fee in the first year and after 2 years service 100% of the fee)
• One of the nicest teams you could ever wish to join!

Please send your CV and cover note to careers@virginlimitededition.com

Senior Guest Services Coordinator on Moskito Island

Moskito Island is a 125 acre private island, in the beautiful British Virgin Islands, is unquestionably the most idyllic community of homeowners in the Caribbean. Surrounded by turquoise waters, coral reefs and fringed by white sandy beaches, the new development has completed the Recreation Grounds including the water sports centre, the tennis pavilion, a luxury beach house and 3 pavilion dining area. In addition, the Branson Estate complete with 3 villa’s and 11 bedrooms is now operational.

The 9 exclusive three-acre lots have been sold as freehold. The Homeowners have the option to sub-let their villas (yet to be built) and the island team would manage that process. The first phase of the project is now completed, installation and construction of the roads, infrastructure, recreational facilities, and back of house areas including water plant, generator building, laundry and workshop facilities. The Branson family estate is also completed and is occasionally occupied by the family and increasingly other rental guest. When occupied a temporary front of house team is recruited to take care of all guest needs.

A communal recreational area has been developed for the homeowners which consists of a Clubhouse with pool, pool bar and kitchen area that serves 3 exclusive dining pavilions plus 2 tennis courts, gym and tennis pavilion, a fully furnished water sports facility and welcome and arrival docks and pavilions for the home owners. These communal areas are occasionally be used for functions and gatherings.

We are currently operating for 22 guests with accommodation in the Branson Estate and up to 150+ for special events and parties in the Recreational Area. Not only are we the home base for the 100 ft catamaran, Necker Belle but we are the sister island to Necker Island which is normally hired exclusively on an all-inclusive basis.

The style of Moskito is “barefoot luxury”, brilliant delivery without the gold-buttoned white jackets – think Richard and you’ll get it! Guests are also our homeowners; we want to go above and beyond with service and style for the community of people that inhabit this island.

For more info on the Branson Estate and the group Virgin Limited Edition group look at www.moskitoisland.virgin.com
 

Here’s what you need in your briefcase:

Qualifications / Experience
• Worked in 4/5 star establishments
• Minimum 3 year experience in hospitality and events
• Operational experience in bars
• Team leadership experience
• Reservations experience
• Excellent Microsoft Office skills
• Medical response, First Aid certification preferred
• Knowledge of commercial AV systems a bonus
• Overseas or Caribbean experience an advantage
• Protel or similar RMS system experience a bonus

Behaviours / Skills
• A passion for making exceptional holidays
• A working Supervisor who is hands-on
• Able to work with and accommodate different cultures
• Excellent guest contact skills/socially confident
• Eloquent written and verbal communication skills
• Plans and organises effectively
• High degree of attention to detail
• Passion and pride in their work
• Able to perform gracefully under pressure
• Sense of fun
• Good training/coaching skills
• Resourceful approach – able to troubleshoot in the event of a change of plan

What’s the gig?

When Moskito is operating the Guest Services team is to be highly visible and you will be required to be very active in dealing with guests on a daily basis while they are on island. The Senior Guest Services Coordinator is expected to work alongside all the front and back of house teams to ensure we are delivering a smooth and polished product to our guests. The Senior Guest Services Coordinator will assist the Branson Estate Manager with the pre planning of the guest stay and will be the operational ears and eyes alongside the Branson Estate Manager on a daily basis.

The Head Guest Services Coordinator role includes supervising:

• Bars and Beverages
• Planning guest stays
• Hosting
• Billing
• Event Management
• General Admin
• Temporary guest services and wait team
• Activities equipment

Here’s the deal

Package & Benefits
• Minimum 12 month contract (subject to work permit approval)
• Included in tips and gratuities
• 6 day working week
• 24 days paid holiday per year
• Accommodation provided
• Allowance for meals
• Medical Cover
• Initial flights from country of residence (and return at end of contract).
• You get to work for the coolest brand in the world!

Accounts Temp (3 Month Contract) - Mont Rochelle

Mont Rochelle, located in Franschhoek in the Western Cape in South Africa, is a stunning 22-bedroom hotel and vineyard. Mont Rochelle boasts a unique hilltop setting and private vineyard encompassing 39 hectares. The hotel includes 6 spacious suites amongst its rooms, two restaurants, bar, spa, gym and an outdoor pool. Not forgetting the wine cellar of course!

Things to do on the estate include personalised wine tasting at the wine cellar, horse riding (guests can combine horse riding with the wine tasting!), picnics in the ground – the restaurant provide the hamper, a dip in the outdoor swimming pool, work out in the gym, book a spa treatment, mountain biking and golf are also available in the region.

Here’s what you need in your tool kit:

Qualifications / Experience

• Relevant accounting experience, in hospitality would be advantageous
• Excellent computer literacy, especially in Excel

Behaviours and Skills

• Happy to be very hands on and work alongside team colleagues
• Excellent communication skills
• Organised and structured approach
• Energy and passion
• Excellent attention to detail

What’s the gig?

Here’s what you’d do:
To work within the Accounts department of the hotel

Duties include:

• Account Payable
• Getting necessary authorization for invoices & expenses as per company policy
• Reviewing coding and posting supplier invoices in PSF and Pastel
• Weekly/Monthly supplier statement reconciliations
• Filing as required

Accounts Receivable
• Following up on outstanding payments from debtors
• Invoicing from Pastel
• Reconciling debtors on PSF

Balance Sheet
• In conjunction with existing accounts assistant, maintaining the fixed assets register
• Reconciling Building Account expenses as required

Management Reporting
• Assist with preparation of reports as required

General
• Stocktakes
• Petty cash
• Any general requirement to assist FM and GM

Here’s the deal

Package & Benefits
• Hours 08h00 – 17h00
• 1 Meal provided per shift

Acquisitions and Development Director

Based at VLE Head Office/ The Metro Building, London

Virgin Limited Edition is an award-winning collection of unique retreats, chosen for their beautiful locations and magnificent surroundings; each offers a sense of fun, style, luxury and exceptional personal service. The group includes Necker Island in the Caribbean’s British Virgin Islands, Ulusaba Private Game Reserve in South Africa, The Roof Gardens and Babylon Restaurant in London; Kasbah Tamadot in Morocco, The Lodge in Verbier, Necker Belle, a 105 foot luxury catamaran, Mahali Mzuri, a tented safari camp in Kenya and Mont Rochelle Hotel and Mountain Vineyard in South Africa.

This role is newly created to drive the continued expansion of the business through management contracts and recommendations to acquire identified properties in target territories and in line with current VLE positioning to the Virgin Group Property Company.

The role will report into the Managing Director of Virgin Hotels (operating as Virgin Limited Edition)and will work closely with the Executive team (responsible for Finance, Sales & marketing, Ops, People, Property)

For more information check out www.virginlimitededition.com

Qualifications/Skills
• Bachelor’s degree an advantage, preferably in Finance, Real Estate, Business or Hospitality; MBA is a plus, but not required
• Minimum five years of experience in real estate, negotiating management contracts or hotel acquisitions and development; Investment Banking, Private Equity or property management experience preferred
• Deep market knowledge and experience conducting and presenting feasibility studies
• Experience negotiating real estate transactions, including operating terms, capital structures, promoted interests, and joint venture documents
• Exceptionally strong Excel-based financial modelling skills as well as proficiency in MS Word and PowerPoint
• Strong analytical, problem solving, and decision making skills
• Demonstrated track record with external client relationships
• Excellent presentation as well as verbal and written communication skills
• A self-starting approach and long term focus on developing a career in real estate investing within a fast growing and entrepreneurial company

Behaviours/Skills
• Dynamic and ambitious for the company
• Strong communication skills
• Strong negotiating skills
• Well organized/ plans ahead
• Proactive/ problem solving approach
• Strong team player
• Ability to influence and persuade
• Able to buy into Virgin brand values (Competitively Challenging, Value for Money, Fun, Brilliant
• Customer Service, Good Quality, Innovation) and the profile of VLE properties and operational standards
• Plans and organises effectively
• Committed to excellence
• Strong attention to detail
• Flexible/ open manner and willing to learn & develop
• Proactive and works under own initiative but also team orientated
• Makes decisions, takes appropriate action, meets deadlines
• Works well under pressure – whilst still smiling!
• Sense of humour is essential

Here’s what you’d do:
• Supporting the underwriting, due diligence, and execution of hotel acquisitions and development opportunities and presenting findings to Managing Director, the Virgin Hotels Group Board and ultimately the Virgin Group Properties Company
• Conducting detailed market and feasibility analyses for new markets, portfolios, and individual acquisition opportunities
• Developing and maintaining financial models for existing and prospective investments
• Negotiating business term sheets and contracts for management and investment opportunities
• Sourcing off-market investment opportunities
• Coordinating real estate transaction structures, including multi-tiered promote structures, mezzanine financing, incentive management fees, and joint ventures
• Compiling operating data and research on industry trends, and preparing presentations for monthly acquisitions meetings and quarterly presentations to the Virgin Hotels Group and Board of Directors
• Working closely with other division leaders (Operations, Legal, Finance, People, Sales & Marketing) to transition new hotels and develop relationships with key institutional partners
• Helping to carry on creating an utterly amazing collection of hospitality properties – run by amazing people

OPPORTUNITIES AT THE ROOF GARDENS

The Roof Gardens in Kensington has long been one of London’s most spectacular and extraordinary landmarks. Originally designed as an escape from London rather than a pedestal above it, The Roof Gardens comprises of three themed gardens spanning across 1.5 acres, a private members Club and Babylon Restaurant all 100ft above Kensington.

We pride ourselves on not only our unique and stunning venue with excellent food and beverages, but on our professional, friendly and efficient staff, who all contribute to making The Roof Gardens a venue to be proud of.

We currently have a range of opportunities available:
Bartenders and waiters to work across our events
A cleaner to work in various areas of The Roof Gardens
Cocktail waitresses to host in The Private Members Club

To find out more about the positions available at The Roof Gardens please click here

How It Works

Our properties are located all over the globe and our recruiting policy is to recruit as locally as possible and give back to our communities by offering training and employment. Additionally, most countries we operate in have work permit restrictions which mean that permits can only be obtained when there is no suitable local candidate for the role.

Once you've sent your covering letter and CV successfully, you'll receive an email confirmation. Whilst for some of you the journey will stop here, if you’ve caught our attention our team will contact you regarding the next steps.

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