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Virgin Limited Edition

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.

The Roof Gardens - Club Manager

We are currently looking for a Club Manager to join The Roof Gardens.

Here’s what you’d do...
• Oversee and host the club nights
• Drive the achievement of financial targets and budget process for the department
• Forecast and revenue management
• Manage promoters and other external contractors
• Generate initiatives to increase revenue
• Build strong relationships with existing clients and to develop new relationships with potential clients.
• Generate and improve service and products to achieve a competitive edge
• Manage the security contract
• Project manage bespoke day club events and activities
• Uphold our licensing objectives
• Manage the club team
• Be aware of competitor venues and current industry trends, in order to maintain market edge and continuously drive the business forward.
• Analyse business activity and compile required statistics/reports.
• Coach and train team members to develop their skills and maximise performance

Here’s what you need to have...

Qualifications / Experience
• Management experience in similar senior roles for a minimum of 3 years
• A working knowledge of budgets, P&L and revenue management
• Experience of working in a similar environment – 5*
• Experience of managing promoters
• Experience of upholding licencing objectives
• Understand trends and implement creative ideas
• Good commercial knowledge of products and services
• Numerate and literate to a very high standard of verbal and written English
• Club venue experience an advantage
• Experience in working in a high volume, high quality, high turnover business
• Personal licence holder and DPS in a previous role is advantageous

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
• Committed to excellence
• Works well under pressure
• Confident and venturesome
• Creative and enthusiastic

The deal...
• Fully Flexible as required by the business
• 5 day working week, including clubs nights – Fridays and Saturdays.
• Performance bonus of up to 10% of annual salary; subject to qualifying criteria
• Able to work varying shift pattern as required
• 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
• Permanent contract
• The opportunity to work in one of London’s most prestigious venues

What now…
Applications should be sent to:
Sam Wilson, General Manager - samantha.wilson@limitededition.virgin.co.uk

The Roof Gardens - Sales Manager

We are currently looking for a Sales Manager to join The Roof Gardens.

Here’s what you’d do...
• Proactively drive revenue and increase the volume of business at The Roof Gardens through effective client relationships and sustained sales initiatives.
• Have full product knowledge of The Roof Gardens and ability to cross sell all aspects of the business.
• Undertake sales calls and increase awareness of The Roof Gardens to build relationships with new clients and ensure retention and improving potential of existing client relationships.
• Be involved in the setting of department targets and objectives, and to be fully aware of The Roof Gardens’ financial targets/results as a whole.
• Analyse business activity and compile required statistics/reports; including a monthly sales report outlining sales and marketing activities and results.
• Continuously research new potential clients / organisations and carry out show rounds and host fam trips to showcase the property.
• Attend networking events, both trade and social, as the representative for The Roof Gardens.
• Manage the Sales Executive and ensure their weekly/monthly tasks are achieved and completed: manage weekly catch-ups and monthly sales team meetings.

Here’s what you need to have...

Qualifications / Experience
• Experience in similar industry
• Excellent computer skills, experience of Delphi and Quadranet is desirable
• Relevant industry knowledge; London venues, restaurants and clubs
• Excellent command of the English language
• Excellent financial awareness

Behaviours / Skills
• Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
• Excellent sales, negotiation presentation skills
• Excellent administration skills
• Highly driven and results orientated
• Committed to excellence
• Attention to detail
• Proactive
• Works well under pressure
• Flexible
• Team orientated
• Makes decisions, takes appropriate action
• Gives clear direction and guidelines
• Ability to prioritise and cope with differing needs of the 3 aspects of the business
• Well groomed and of smart appearance

The deal...
● Mainly office hours 9.30am – 6pm but fully flexible as required by the business
● 5 day working week
● Permanent contract
● 20 days holiday per year
● Birthday off and a birthday meal for 2 in Babylon Restaurant
● Performance bonus of up to 10% annual salary
● Travel loan scheme and Tax free Cycle scheme
● Virgin Tribe discounts
● The opportunity to work in one of London’s most prestigious venues

What now…
Applications should be sent to:
Melina Gkitsa by email - melina.gkitsa@virginlimitededition.com

The Roof Gardens - Club and Events Executive

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.

We have a fantastic opportunity for an Administrator/ Membership Executive within our Club.

Here’s what you’d do:

• Manage requests from affiliates/concierge.
• Produce guest lists for each club night.
• Manage general and Collins enquiries and VIP GLS booking requests.
• To create and promote special membership offers.
• To promote any hooks; pre-clubs and special events.
• To do show rounds for special events and promote sales.
• To be proactive in maximising sales and generating revenue.
• To generate new ideas for service and products to maintain competitive and leading edge.
• To be an effective communicator with guests/clients and at all levels of the venue.
• To manage the related admin in relation to membership revenue.
• Manage requests from affiliates/concierge.
• Produce guest lists for each club night.
• Manage general and Collins enquiries and VIP GLS booking requests.
• To create and promote special membership offers.
• To promote any hooks; pre-clubs and special events.
• To manage the automated guest list system on the website.
• To take guest list and VIP table/area booking enquiries, to proactively sell VIP tables/areas and follow up as necessary.

Here’s what you need to have:

Experience

• Experience of working in a similar environment – 5*
• Excellent administration and organisational skills
• Excellent inter-personal skills
• Knowledge of London venues and clubs
• Excellent computer skills.
• Excellent sales and negotiation skills
• Excellent presentation skills
• Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
• Fluent in English language both verbal and written

Behaviours / Skills

• Ability to prioritise and cope with differing needs of the business
• 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
• Warm with customers, understanding their needs

Here’s the deal:

• Fully Flexible as required by the business
• 5 day working week, including evenings & Saturdays. Some weekends may be required.
• Able to arrange transport to and from work
• Able to work varying shift pattern as required
• Competitive salary offered
• 20 days holiday per year
• Birthday off and a birthday meal for 2 in Babylon Restaurant
• Virgin Tribe membership and discounts
• The opportunity to work in one of London’s most prestigious venues

Send applications to:

Tahira Chaudhry, People Development Manager - recruitment@roofgardens.virgin.com

Babylon Restaurant and Banqueting kitchen - Chef de Partie

We are currently looking for Chefs from Demi Chef de Partie to Sous Chef within both Babylon Restaurant and our Banqueting Kitchens.

Here’s what you’d do…
To be responsible for section designated by Head Chef
To prepare and present food to the highest standard
To be an effective communicator with employees at all levels of the venue
To be responsible for following procedures concerning recording of stock movements
To monitor suppliers’ products and quality, and address any issues as necessary
To ensure security, functionality and proper handling of company property in the department
To be aware of service and quality standards, and to strive for their achievement
To pay attention to detail in all aspects of food quality and presentation
To ensure high standards of hygiene and cleanliness throughout designated section according to company policy and legal requirements.

What you'll need to have...
Babylon Restaurant Chefs must have experience of working in a 2AA Rosette Restaurant.
Banqueting Chefs must have strong experience of working in Banqueting and Events for 5* venues at a similar level.

And a must...
Previous experience at a similar level
Relevant qualifications
Foundation Food Hygiene Certificate
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

The deal...
We offer a competitive salary
Fully Flexible as required by the business
5 day working week, including evenings and weekends
Permanent contract
Uniforms and meals on duty are provided.
20 days holiday per year
The opportunity to work in one of London’s most prestigious venues
There are additional benefits that come with working for a Virgin owned company too!

What now…
Applications should be sent to:
Tahira Chaudhry, People Development Manager - tahira.chaudhry@limitededition.virgin.co.uk

Necker Island - Bartender and Host

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 34 guests on an all-inclusive basis, perfect for special occasions and events. It can also be shared with others ‘house-party’ style during Celebration Weeks held several times each year, when guests can book individual rooms. 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 bartender/ bar server or a similar role
  • Flexible and able to perform in different environments
  • Excellent knowledge of food & beverage safety, storage, health standards
  • Overseas experience an advantage
  • WSET Qualifications

Behaviours / Skills

  • Passionate about the product and standards
  • Able to work with and accommodate different cultures
  • Excellent guest contact skills/ socially confident
  • Plans and organises effectively
  • High degree of attention to detail
  • Able to perform gracefully under pressure
  • Sense of fun
  • Guest focussed

What’s the gig?

Working within the F&B team to produce an outstanding level of beverage service and product knowledge; including cocktails, wines and spirits. We are aiming to achieve the highest possible standard with all of these items and this role will be pivotal to ensuring that happens.

The Bartender will also assist other areas of F&B operation when required; this may involve anything from moving equipment, serving food or general F&B assistance.

The person will be involved in maintaining the highest level of hygiene as per the standards of the BVI Health Department.

Here’s the deal

Package & Benefits

  • 6 day working week 24 days paid holiday per year & 12 bank holidays
  • Medical Cover
  • Life Insurance
  • You get to work for the coolest brand in the world!

Moskito Island - Senior Guest Services Coordinator

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

  • 6 day working week 24 days paid holiday per year & 12 bank holidays
  • Medical Cover
  • Life Insurance
  • You get to work for the coolest brand in the world!

Mont Rochelle - Assistant F&B/Restaurant Managers

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.

Here’s what you need in your tool kit:

Qualifications / Experience
• Experience within a 5* hotel/ restaurant
• Strong background in customer service (for discerning clients)
• Strong F&B background
• Budgeting, procurement and cost control
• Excellent level of wine knowledge
• Duty management experience is an advantage

Behaviours and Skills
• Strong people management and coaching skills
• Happy to be very hands on and work alongside the team
• Strong hosting skills
• Excellent communication skills (team, management and clients)
• Organised and structured approach
• Financial awareness particularly in achieving budgets and stock and cost control
• Sensitive to cultural requirements and happy to adapt own behaviour to get the best out of the team
• Energy and passion
• Excellent observation skills/ attention to detail
• Practical, hands-on approach/ leads by example
• High stamina levels
• Good leadership skills that fit Virgin ethos

What’s the gig?

Here’s what you’d do:
• To ensure total guest satisfaction on all aspects of food & beverage service
• Ensuring that guest needs and requests are managed efficiently and in a positive manner
• The successful achievement of budgets and cost controls that don’t impact negatively on our guests
• High degree of hosting and style to make the dining experience a truly memorable one
• Management of Miko restaurant and F & B offerings at the manor house.
• Team management
• Liaising and spending time with the guests to ensure that all their requests, feedback are appropriately followed through
• Ensure that that team have excellent product knowledge

Here’s the deal:

Package & Benefits
• Competitive Salary
• Annual Leave: 15 Days
• Meals: One meal/shift
• Hours: Shifts as and when required
• Medical Aid: 50% company contribution
• Provident Fund: 5% company contribution

BVI - Chief Clerk

Necker Island, at 74 acres, 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 34 adults on an all-inclusive basis, and a bunk room that accommodates up to 6 additional children, perfect for special occasions and events. It can also be shared with others ‘house-party’ style during Celebration Weeks held several times each year, when guests can book individual rooms. 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 water sports activities as well as tennis courts with resident coach, gym and spa.

Moskito Island, purchased by Sir Richard Branson in 2007 is situated near his home, Necker Island. His vision is to develop a private residential community. There are nine exclusive three-acre lots sold as freehold on the 125 acre island. The first phase of the project is almost complete, to install and construct the roads, infrastructure, recreational facilities, and back of house areas including water plant, generator building, laundry and workshop facilities. Three villas have been completed for the Branson family and these are also to be let out via VLE. The island has facilities and communal areas – a welcome area, tennis courts and a gym, a clubhouse with food and beverage service areas, pool as well as extensive communal grounds and gardens. The communal area is to be run by VLE and during construction on the other lots, the island will also be used for a number of events as requested by Richard.

Necker Belle, based in the BVI, is a magnificent 32 metre catamaran sailing tailor-made itineraries year round. With spacious common areas and beautifully appointed cabins, Necker Belle is perfectly designed for fun and relaxation for up to 12 guests.

This role reports into the Regional Financial Director.

Here’s what you need in your tool kit:

Qualifications / Experience
• CA/CIMA/ACA qualified and have 5+ years similar experience, in the Hospitality and Leisure industry
• Strong technical accounting skills and knowledge
• Involvement in implementing/ reviewing controls and processes
• General operational accounting experience
• Experience of a regional role in the hospitality business
• Preparation and production of statutory accounts, including extensive liaison with auditors and control of audit process
• Systems implementation experience
• Systems experience in accounting packages, and advanced user of Microsoft Excel (Macro level), Word and Outlook

Behaviours and Skills
• Good organisation and time management skills
• Able to challenge Management on performance
• Excellent and confident communicator
• Proactive, results orientated profile
• Management and motivation, leadership and development of teams of staff
• Enthusiasm
• Focus on delivering to agreed deadlines
• Self-starter and self-motivator
• Commercially astute in supporting Management
• Persistent in managing sales and purchase ledgers
• 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:
• Securing the integrity of the general ledger and accounting records of the BVI based companies
• Streamline the day to day processes and procedures and implementing appropriate controls to the business
• Managing one direct reports and their delegated activities, including coaching and supporting team and reviewing objectives/ goals

Here’s the deal:

Package & Benefits
• Minimum 12 month contract (subject to work permit approval)
• Competitive salary
• Up to 10% of annual salary bonus scheme
• Allowances to cover housing, flights, and subsistence
• 5 day work week, with hours as required to fulfil the job role
• 20 days paid holiday per year plus public holidays (there are normally 14 per year)
• Initial flights from country of residence (and return at end of contract)
• Medical Cover
• Life Insurance
• Pension plan available
• …and the world’s best commute to work!

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 casual opportunities available:
Club Manager
Sales Manager
Club and Events Executive
Sous Chef
Bartenders and waiters to work across our events
Chef de Partie
Chefs
Waiting Staff at Babylon Restaurant
Bartenders at Babylon Restaurant
Receptionists 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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