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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.

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 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. A new property, Villas and potential hotel, is currently under development 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

Qualifications/Experience
• 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 and Benefits
• Performance based bonus scheme, with criteria, for up to 30% of salary
• 20 days paid holiday per year plus public holidays
• Hours as required
• 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!

Send applications to:

Applications should be sent to careers@virginlimitededition.com

Head Chef - 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.

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
  • Able to react to last minute change in plans
  • 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 Branson Estate Manager, the Senior Guest Services Coordinator 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.

Here’s the deal

Package & Benefits

  • Minimum 12 month contract (subject to work permit approval)
  • Competitive salary
  • Up to 10% performance related bonus scheme
  • Included in tips and gratuities
  • 6 day working week, 24 days paid holiday per year & 12 bank holidays
  • Accommodation provided for including household expenses (water, electric etc)
  • $100 per week food allowance
  • Medical Cover
  • Flights to and from your country of residence at the beginning and end of your contract
  • You get to work for the coolest brand in the world!

Senior Activities and Water Sports Instructor

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.

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 will be intermittently occupied by the family and other guests. 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.

Here’s what you need in your briefcase:

Qualifications / Experience
• 2 years management experience in watersports/ activities industry
• Water sports qualifications: BKSA or IKO kitesurfing Level 2, RYA sailing required
• Must hold RYA power boat level 2 and Yachtmaster
• Medical response and First Aid certification
• STCW
• Quality resort / property experience
• Bar or restaurant experience an advantage
• Overseas or Caribbean experience an advantage

Other prefereable attributes: Knowledge of marine mechanics, RYA windsurfing qualificaton, PADI dive masterinstructor, Tennis, Yoga, Pilates, personal training experience.

Behaviours / Skills

• A passion for making exceptional holidays
• Able to work with and accommodate different cultures
• Strong instruction and coaching skills to be able to pass onto the team
• Confident and assertive in running a team
• Able to manage and motivate a team of people to work together
• Organised and able to manage complex logistical challenges
• Happy to be hands on
• High sense of responsibility with regard to safety issues
• Team worker and proven customer service skills
• Excellent guest contact skills/socially confident
• Good communication skills
• High degree of attention to detail
• Passion and pride in work
• Able to perform gracefully under pressure
• Sense of fun
• Calm in emergency situations
• Resourceful approach – able to troubleshoot in the event of a change of plan

What’s the gig?

When Moskito is operating the senior activities and water sports instructor is to be highly visible. You and your team will be required to be very active in dealing with guests on a daily basis while they are on island ensuring activities and lessons are prepped and provided. Guest experience and safety are paramount.

The water sports role includes:

• Day to day guest activities. This will range from teaching lessons, running guest activities to guest excursions.
• Preparing, setting up and packing down guest areas
• Proving safety cover for guest acitivites
• Maintaining all watersports equipment. Creating a schedule to ensure regular inventory as well as maintenance and safety checks are carried out to ensure that all equipment is kept in excellent condition
• Reporting any safety concerns to management
• Adhering to all activities operating procedures and safety protocols
• Adhering to all power boat operating procedures and safety protocols
• Ensuring the safety of guests and staff while doing activities
• Driving outboard boats
• Cleaning boats
• Collecting a dropping guest luggage on arrival and departure days
• Day time and evening hosting
• General Admin
• Assisting other teams with daily duties as needed
• Assisting the Necker or Necker Belle team whilst Moskito Island is in quiet periods

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 and 12 bank holidays
• Accommodation provided including household expenses (water, electric etc)
• $100 per week food allowance
• Medical Cover
• Flights to and from your country of residence at the beginning and end of your contract.
• You get to work for the coolest brand in the world! 

Sous Chef at The Roof Gardens

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.virgin.com/limitededition and follow the link to the Roof Gardens.

Here’s what you’d do:

• To prepare and present food to the highest standard
• To assist in developing a variety of menus throughout the year as per company policy
• To assist in researching alternative suppliers to ensure the company receives best value for money products
• To assist in costing all dishes and producing a method of production and dish specification
• To be involved in the setting of service and quality standards, and to monitor and strive for their achievement
• To generate new ideas for service and products to maintain competitive and leading edge
• To monitor, anticipate and react to customer needs consistently to ensure maximum guest satisfaction
• To assist in the development and training of team members according to yearly Roof Gardens Training plan and as required
• To assist in coaching individual team members to develop their skills and maximise performance
• To give clear direction and guidelines to team members
• To motivate and be proactive in encouraging team commitment and spirit

Here’s what you need to have:

• Previous experience at a similar level
• Relevant qualifications
• Intermediate Food Hygiene Certificate
• Numerate and literate

And of course do not be afraid to work some late evenings and weekends…

Behaviours / Skills

• Results and standards orientated
• Plans and organises effectively
• Committed to excellence
• Has passion, pride and ambition
• Attention to detail
• Proactive
• Willingness to learn
• Commitment to business
• Works well under pressure
• Team orientated
• Role model

Here’s the deal:

• Fully Flexible as required by the business
• 5 day working week, including evenings and weekends
• Permanent contract
• Competitive salary offered plus service charge
• 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

Applications should be sent to:

Tahira Chaudhry, People Development Manager - tahira.chaudhry@limitededition.virgin.co.uk

Second Engineer - Necker Island

Sir Richard Branson's private island and home, Necker, in the British Virgin Islands, is unquestionably the most idyllic place in the Caribbean. Necker Island is 74 acres, fringed with white sandy beaches and surrounded by turquoise waters and coral reefs. Necker Island is normally hired exclusively for up to 30 guests, with the option to accommodate more, on an all-inclusive basis, perfect for special occasions and events! It can also be shared with others ‘house-party’ style during Celebration Weeks which are held several times each year, when guests can book individual rooms. Accommodation comes in the form of ten rooms in the Great House, six individual Balinese style cottages and Richards personal residence Temple House. The property can also be rented for large events and weddings of over 200 people and has a wonderful array of rare wildlife which we are helping to flourish!

If that wasn’t enough Necker Island also operates on Moskito Island, another beautiful island also owned by Richard, a couple of miles to the South. Staff may find themselves taking Necker guests over for a visit or even working with the Moskito team with their guests as is required.

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 water sports activities as well as tennis courts with resident coach, gym and an outstanding spa.

Reporting to the Chief Engineer, the Second Engineer is responsible for running and operating the power and water plants on the island primarily, whilst working within and supporting the engineering team when needed.

For more info on the hotel and the group visit www.virginlimitededition.com/en/necker-island

Here’s what you need to have:

Qualifications/Experience
• Mechanic qualification, marine or plant based, to include diagnostic and service information software training.
• At least five years experience operating and maintaining diesel power generation equipment. Either marine based or land based micro-grid operation.
• Experience of operating synchronising switchgear and automated distribution systems at a minimum of 480V.
• Experience of operating reverse osmosis water treatment plants at a scale of 10,000 GPD or more.

Behaviours / Skills

We are looking for a hard working, productive applicant who takes pride in their job and the facilities that they maintain. The successful applicant will be willing to work flexible hours and respond to and work through breakdowns until the job is done.
• Confident and assertive in their work
• Strong instruction and coaching skills to be able to pass onto the team
• Organised and able to manage logistical challenges
• Happy to be hands on
• High sense of responsibility with regard to safety issues
• Passion and pride in their work
• Works well under pressure
• Calm in emergency situations
• Sense of fun

What's the gig?

Here's what you'd do:
Responsibilities include working daily operation and maintenance of systems.
• The position will require a 60 hour working week with up to three extra duty shifts in the evenings.
• The position will be an onsite position with housing provided on Necker Island
• The position requires availability to respond to emergencies out of hours if they are affecting the guests.

Here’s the deal:

• Minimum 12 month contract (subject to work permit approval)
• Competitive salary
• Share in the island gratuities
• 24 days paid holiday per year (team work 6 days a week) plus public holidays
• Accommodation on Island & meals/ food provided for
• Initial flights from country of residence (and return at end of contract)
• One return ticket to “home” at the “Mates” rate per annum
• Medical Cover
• …and the world’s best commute to work!

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

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
Sous Chef at Babylon Restaurant

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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