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Current Opportunities

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

Camp Manager at Mahali Mzuri

Where: Mahali Mzuri, a tented safari camp in the Olare Motorogi Conservancy in the Maasai Mara ecosystem, Kenya.

Tell me more: Mahali Mzuri meaning “beautiful place” in Swahili is a luxury Kenyan Safari Camp open since June 2013. The camp is situated within the Motorogi Conservancy in the northern region of Kenya’s famous Maasai Mara ecosystem, about 240km due west of Nairobi. The camp is perched on the side of a lush valley with views over the plains. The neighbouring conservancy, Olare Orok together with Motorogi cover approximately 13,500 hectares (33,000 acres) and there are strict limits on the number of guests that can stay at any one time. The camp will consist of 12 sleeper tents and cater for a maximum of 24 guests at any one time. Ten of the suites can be configured as doubles or with twin beds sleeping 2 adults and two are designed to accommodate two additional guests on pull out sofa beds (180cm in length).

The central Main Tent features a main lounge area with a viewing deck and open fireplace as well as a dining tent. Other facilities include a Gift Shop, Spa treatment facility and 12 metre infinity pool.

About the role: This role will deputise for the camp General Managers. The role is designed to bring together all operational aspects of the guest experience and to ensure that all departments are working effectively to provide this. It is a very hands-on role and the successful applicant will spend much of their time in direct contact with the guests, doing guest welcome and orientation, orchestrating their day and hosting meal times. Direct reports will include Housekeeping Supervisor, Front of House Supervisor (F & B Service) and Guest Services Supervisor. For more info on the hotel and the group look at virginlimitededition.com/en/mahali-mzuri

Here’s what you need in your tool kit:

Qualifications / Experience

  • Experience in high level hospitality at a Deputy/ Camp Manager level
  • Previous experience of working in the bush or an isolated environment (an advantage)
  • Excellent guest communication experience
  • Strong all round experience of Food & Beverage service, Front of house, housekeeping, events management etc. including stock taking Strong IT experience – Microsoft packages and booking/ billing systems
  • Ability to speak Swahili an advantage

Behaviours / Skills

  • Strong management and organisational skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • High level observation skills/ attention to detail
  • Strong hostmanship skills
  • Assertive and confident in dealing with people
  • Resourceful attitude (able to manage emergencies/ isolation of location issues)
  • Practical, hands-on approach/ leads by example
  • Good leadership skills that fit Virgin ethos
  • Understands cultural issues involved and the requirements for a happy team
  • Realistic expectations of bush life
  • A sense of fun!

What’s the gig?

  • Running the Housekeeping, Food & Beverage front of house team and heading up Guest Services (including Protel – day sheets, invoicing, guest histories and reservations liaison)
  • Hosting guests, room checks, greeting arrivals and supporting departures
  • Willingness to support other team members or departments as required
  • Running the camp in the GM’s absence

Package & Benefits

  • Contract for two years
  • 26 days holidays which needs to be approved by management and 12 public holidays
  • Accommodation provided/ food allowance
  • Healthcare
  • Flight to and from (as agreed in offer letter) at beginning and end of contract
  • You get to work for the coolest brand in the world!

Head Chef at Mahali Mzuri

Where: Mahali Mzuri, a tented safari camp in the Olare Motorogi Conservancy in the Maasai Mara ecosystem, Kenya.

Tell me more: Mahali Mzuri meaning “beautiful place” in Swahili is a luxury Kenyan Safari Camp open since June 2013. The camp is situated within the Motorogi Conservancy in the northern region of Kenya’s famous Maasai Mara ecosystem, about 240km due west of Nairobi. The camp is perched on the side of a lush valley with views over the plains. The neighbouring conservancy, Olare Orok together with Motorogi cover approximately 13,500 hectares (33,000 acres) and there are strict limits on the number of guests that can stay at any one time. The camp will consist of 12 sleeper tents and cater for a maximum of 24 guests at any one time. Ten of the suites can be configured as doubles or with twin beds sleeping 2 adults and two are designed to accommodate two additional guests on pull out sofa beds (180cm in length).

The central Main Tent features a main lounge area with a viewing deck and open fireplace as well as a dining tent. Other facilities include a Gift Shop, Spa treatment facility and 12 metre infinity pool.

About the role: The role of Head Chef requires an experienced chef to ensure that all aspects of food production are of a standard that meets the guest’s requirements and expectations as well effectively running the kitchen team and ensuring all hygiene and health & safety standards are met. The food offering is an a la carte offering at breakfast and lunch and at dinner 3 starters/ 3 main course (one vegetarian) and desert and cheese. We also offer pre drive snacks, on drive snacks, afternoon tea and evening game drive snacks and pre dinner canapés. Some meals are also served in the bush – dinner, breakfasts, pancake stops etc. The Head Chef is interactive with guests both introducing the menu each night but also chatting to guests about their preferences and dietary requirements. They are also responsible for the Staff Chef and the standards in the staff kitchen. For more info on the hotel and the group look at virginlimitededition.com/en/mahali-mzuri

Here’s what you need in your tool kit:

Qualifications / Experience

  • Worked previously as Head Chef in a quality establishment
  • Trained in Hygiene and Health and Safety requirements
  • Flexible and able to cook in different environments
  • Excellent knowledge of food safety, storage, health standards and nutrition
  • Managing and training a kitchen team
  • Stock control and ordering experience

Behaviours / Skills

  • A working chef who is totally hands-on
  • Ability to design menus and understand flavour balance/ matching
  • Good standard of English and socially confident enough to interact with guests
  • Ability to speak Swahili and advantage
  • Plans and organises effectively
  • High degree of attention to detail
  • Passion and pride in their work
  • Able to perform gracefully under pressure
  • Understands the cultural requirements of running a successful Kenyan team
  • Keen to develop and train others
  • Realistic expectations of bush life
  • A sense of fun!

What’s the gig?

  • Responsible for a kitchen team of 8 including a Staff Cook
  • All aspects of guest food; creation, presentation, timing and costing
  • Managing the team to produce high quality food on a consistent basis, meeting the requirements of the guests
  • Ordering all required produce through BOH Supervisor in due time
  • Setting and maintaining health and safety standards within Food and Beverage areas
  • Providing meals in varied locations (bush breakfasts and dinners etc.) as well as game drive snacks and picnics
  • Effectively communicating menus and culinary knowledge with guests
  • Achieving monthly budgets and communicate with the General Manager(s)
  • Managing the team to maintain a clean and hygienic working environment in the kitchen
  • Ensuring the cleanliness of the kitchen and all food service areas at all times and adhering to cleaning schedules
  • Maintaining good relations with all suppliers
  • Passing on knowledge and assisting with training of all other chefs
  • Developing interesting and varied menus alongside the second Chef and management, taking into consideration the use of local and seasonal produce
  • Willingness to support other team members or departments as required
  • Here’s the deal

Package & Benefits

  • 2 year contract
  • 26 days annual leave and 12 public holidays
  • Accommodation provided/ food allowance
  • Healthcare
  • Flight to and from (as agreed in offer letter) at beginning and end of contract
  • You get to work for the coolest brand in the world!

Head Chef on Necker Island

Where: The position is based on Necker Island in the British Virgin Islands.

Tell me more: Sir Richard Branson's 74 acre private island, Necker, in the British Virgin Islands, is unquestionably the most idyllic place in the Caribbean. Surrounded by turquoise waters, coral reefs and fringed by white sandy beaches. Necker Island is normally hired exclusively for up to 30 guests on an all-inclusive basis, perfect for special occasions and events. We also do ‘house-party’ style Celebration Weeks several times each year, when guests can book individual rooms, and larger events such as weddings or other big occasions when we have been known to go up to 200 people! Accommodation comes in the form of The Great House and six individual Balinese style houses. The property is also home to Sir Richard Branson.

The style of Necker is “barefoot luxury”, brilliant delivery without the gold buttoned white jackets – think Richard and you’ll get it! Guests are encouraged to view the island as their home. The island provides extensive watersports activities as well as tennis courts with resident coach, gym and spa.

Here’s what you need in your tool kit:

Qualifications / Experience

  • Worked in 5 star establishments
  • Previous experience working as Head Chef
  • Flexible and able to cook in different environments
  • Excellent knowledge of food safety, storage, health standards and nutrition
  • Versatile in providing different styles of cuisine (i.e. Asian, Italian etc.)
  • Overseas or Caribbean experience an advantage
  • Good menu planning and costing capabilities

Behaviours / Skills

  • Highly skilled Chef with an exceptional passion and ability to create outstanding meals
  • Able to create and deliver bespoke and varied menus according to guest requirements
  • Able to work with suppliers and secure excellent produce at the best possible prices
  • Experience and ability to plan and deliver on high profile events of up to 200 people coming onto the island
  • A working chef who is totally hands-on
  • Able to work with and accommodate different cultures
  • Excellent guest contact skills/ socially confident
  • 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 breakdown

What’s the gig?

To produce an exemplary level of food which reflects the needs and requirements of our guests and maintaining foods costs within budget. Menu planning, including costed recipes, stock and wastage control, ordering within the company procurement policy and liaising with the Guest Services department and guests on island to ensure that requests and dietary requirements are met. The chef is responsible for preparing meals, menus for events and bar snacks to be consumed in the many venues around the island. Supporting the guest experience with high quality food and a sense of theatre, whilst maintaining a high degree of flexibility with regard to guest requests and requirements, is an essential part of the job.

To work with the kitchen team, management and other team members to ensure a harmonious working and living atmosphere. The location of the property and the team size means that everyone is hands on and this includes assisting with the unpacking of all food deliveries and ensuring that the proper storage is given.
It is essential that the highest level of hygiene, as per the standards of the BVI Health Department, in and outside of the kitchen and the appliances that are used is maintained.

Package & Benefits

  • Minimum 12 month contract (subject to work permit approval)
  • Up to 20% performance related bonus scheme
  • 6 day working week 24 days paid holiday per year & 12 bank holidays
  • Accommodation provided for including household expenses (water, electric etc)
  • $60 per week food ordering allowance
  • Medical and Life Insurance
  • You get to work for the coolest brand in the world!

Deputy General Manager at The Roof Gardens

Where: The Roof Gardens in Kensington, London

Tell me more: 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.

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. 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.

There are three aspects to the business:

The Roof Gardens Members Club is opened 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.

The sixth floor is also an event space venue hosting conferences, meetings, parties and weddings for between 50 to 500 guests. 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.

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.

About the role: This role is designed to deputise for the General Manager but also to have focus areas of responsibility and accountability. Roof Gardens is a unique mix of three businesses – restaurant, club and events and the successful candidate will be active in all areas as required. In October 2013 the Roof Gardens won “Best Employer in Hospitality” award and the management and development of the team is integral to the success of the business.

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 need in your tool kit:

Qualifications / Experience

  • Management experience in similar senior roles for a minimum of 3 years
  • Experience in a minimum of 2 of 3 operational outlets – restaurant/bars/events
  • A working knowledge of budgets and P&L
  • Experience of stock taking and control
  • Experience of sourcing suppliers and contractors and managing those contracts
  • Good commercial knowledge of products and services
  • Numerate and literate to a very high standard of verbal and written English
  • Experience of a 5 star operation within London
  • Event venue experience an advantage
  • Experience in working in a high volume, high quality, high turnover business
  • Liquor licence holder or experience of maintaining the conditions of the licence

Behaviours / Skills

  • Excellent team working/ works 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
  • Detail orientated and thorough, following through for high quality outcome
  • Persuades and motivates others, working with and through them to achieve goals
  • Keenly interested in the development of others
  • Goals driven to deliver results

What’s the gig?

Oversee and run the operational outlets with direct reports being Operations Manager, Bars Manager, Stores Manager & Events Head Chef. Management of Maintenance Manager, Head Gardner together with the General Manager
Deputise in the absence of the General Manager
Drive the achievement of financial targets and budget processes
Generate and improve service and products to achieve a competitive edge
Manage external contractors including negotiating of new contracts/renewals
Deputise running of the club in the absence of the manager, as well as other operational department managers as required
Project manage bespoke events and activities as required
Ensure that the F & B stocks are fully controlled in line with budget in all outlets
Carry out internal and statutory audits in line with the company health and safety policy

Package & Benefits

  • Salary on request and dependent on experience
  • Performance bonus of up to 15% of annual salary; subject to qualifying criteria
  • 20 days holiday per year plus public holiday allowance
  • Birthday off and a birthday meal for 2 in Babylon Restaurant
  • Virgin Tribe card and discounts
  • Fully flexible hours of work but typically 5 day working week, including evenings and weekends (Includes late night working -club nights)
  • Permanent contract
  • The opportunity to work in one of London’s most prestigious venues

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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