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Necker Island - Deputy General Manager

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 34 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 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 General Manager, the Deputy General Manager takes overall responsibility for the General Manager in his absence and works alongside all teams on the property to ensure that the Island is effectively and well managed.

Direct reports would be:

• Guest Services Manager
• Head Chef
• F&B Manager

The General Manager is taking on more responsibility in the wider group in the BVI and the Deputy GM role is expected to grow in order to support. With that in mind the Deputy GM will be expected to take on more direct reports quite quickly.

Here’s what you need in your briefcase:

Qualifications / Experience
• Involvement in quality venue
• Experience of balancing cost control with 5* delivery
• Previous experience of running a team across a range of departments
• Experience of financial aspects – budgets, P & L’s, stock and cost control
• Strong F & B background
• Strong background in customer service (for discerning clients)
• Resort/ hotel/ leisure industry background
• Overseas/ Caribbean experience an asset
• Understanding of both Front and Back of House requirements for running a property

Behaviours / Skills
• Strong leadership/ coaching skills
• Happy to be 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
• 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/ isolation of location issues)
• Practical, hands-on approach/ leads by example
• Good people skills
• Strong organisational skills
• High stamina levels
• Good leadership skills that fit Virgin ethos
• Understands cultural issues involved and the requirements for a happy Caribbean team

What’s the gig?

Here's what you'd do:
The role will be involved in all aspects of running the Island from Engineering right through to F&B. There will be a heavy focus on the service delivery element and a lot of time will be spent improving all elements of the guest experience and leading the team to deliver the standards required.

The role will be a live on island position and will take charge of the island in the absence of General Manager.

Here’s the deal

Package & Benefits
• Grats – a share as left by guests
• Performance based bonus scheme, with criteria, for up to 20% of salary
• A flight home up to the value of $1500 each year
• 24 days paid holiday per year
• Accommodation provided
• Food Allowance of $78pw
• Hours as required (expat team work 6 days a week)
• Initial flights from country of residence (and return at end of contract)
• Medical Cover
• …and the world’s best commute to work!

Necker Island - Junior Sous Chef

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 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. 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 Sous Chef or similar role
  • 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

Behaviours / Skills

  • 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

What’s the gig?

Working alongside the other Sous Chef and under the Head Chef, the role involves producing an exemplary level of food to meet the extremely high expectations of our guests. It is very much hands on position, working with the whole kitchen team on a day to day basis. Support of the Head Chef will be required in order to cover his leave and days off, assisting where appropriate with food cost, menu planning and coming up with new ideas and recipes.

The person will 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. The person will be involved in maintaining 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, during and at the end of every shift.

Here’s the deal

Package & Benefits

  • Minimum 12 month contract (subject to work permit approval)
  • 6 day working week 24 days paid holiday per year & 12 bank holidays
  • Accommodation provided for including household expenses (water, electric etc)
  • $75 per week food ordering allowance
  • Medical Cover
  • Life Insurance
  • You get to work for the coolest brand in the world!

Moskito Island - Chief Engineer

Moskito Island is a 125 acre private island, in the beautiful British Virgin Islands, 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 10 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
• Relevant degree/qualifications in Mechanical/Electrical Engineering.
• At least four years experiences in a similar role.
• Engineering experience serving in similar range of hotel, property, facilities or property management/consultancy organizations.
• Specialized knowledge of RO plant, fresh water distribution system, generators, engines (inboard diesel and outboard), mules, boats, power/ fuel management, H.V.A.C., energy conservation etc.
• Computer literate and familiar with Maintenance Software and the Office Workplace package.
• Strong budgeting skills and overall financial acumen.
• English proficiency.
• Experience operating in remote destinations, Caribbean experiences an advantage.
• Boat driving experience/qualifications - power boat level 2 minimum/ advanced an advantage.

Behaviours / Skills
• Cultural awareness and ability to work in a cosmopolitan environment.
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
• Highly organized, result driven with the ability to be flexible, work well under pressure and remain calm in emergency situations.
• Strong leadership and team building skills with the ability to motivate people to translate work efforts into results.
• “Hands on” and dynamic, capable of positive impact in a small but diverse working environment.
• Must be highly skilled in reading and working with blueprints.
• Strong analytical mind, capable of writing concise reports.
• High level observation skills and sense of responsibility with regard to Health & Safety.
• Knowledge and understanding of design and implementation of preventive maintenance programs.
• Self-starter, able to manage logistical challenges and implement innovative solutions.

What’s the gig?

The Chief Engineer will work closely with the various island teams’ including Branson Estate, Moskito Island homeowners, VLE BVI Project Team and Lot Development Team. You will be responsible for the efficient running, repairs and protection of the island infrastructure and equipment and provide support the Maintenance and Boat and Transportation teams. This is a hand-on role!

Key responsibilities
• To oversee the general maintenance of all life safety systems in areas of responsibilities and report any major defects.
• General check, log and service of generators and related areas/ equipment.
• General check, log, service fuel storage systems and orders as needed.
• Management of RO plant and finished/grey water distribution system incl. Readings, logs, weekly checks and service visits.
• Waste system management
• To ensure all administration files upkeep i.e drawing prints, specifications and equipment, operation manuals, etc.
• To implement a cost reducing preventive maintenance policy and stock control, using maintenance schedules and regular stock takes.
• Cost management for replacement, parts fittings, equipment and spare parts inventories.
• Management of Engineering yard and storeroom.
• Implementation of island development projects where attributed.
• Monitor control procedures application and compliance with all statutory requirements.
• First response to emergencies including fire and accident
• Advise the Moskito Island Estate Manager of any problems and progress at all times.
• Support to Maintenance Services and Boats & Transportation services.
• Support on all mechanical/electrical systems on island.

Here’s the deal

Package & Benefits
• Support on all mechanical/electrical systems on island.
• Minimum 12 month contract (subject to work permit approval)
• Competitive Salary
• Up to 15% performance related bonus scheme
• Included in tips and gratuities as per Island policy
• 6 day working week, 24 days paid holiday per year and 12 bank holidays
• Accommodation provided on-island (subject to change)
• $100 per week - food allowance
• Medical Cover
• Pension scheme
• Relocation flights from and to your country of residence at the beginning and end of your contract.
• One return ticket to “home” (up to $1,500) – annual leave
• You get to work for the coolest brand in the world!

Moskito Island - 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! 

Mont Rochelle - Spa Therapist

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 from 1st November 2016- 31st March 2017 only

Here’s what you need in your tool kit:

Qualifications / Experience
• Previous experience in a 5* spa
• Well-presented and groomed
• Relevant qualification
• Good telephone manner

Behaviours and Skills
• Fluent in English and Afrikaans
• Excellent communication skills
• Good attitude to service – happy to help
• Energy and passion
• Attention to detail
• Good people skills/ outgoing and personable
• Computer skills – Excel, Word and outlook

What’s the gig?

Here’s what you’d do:
• Welcoming guests to the spa as per Mont Rochelle standards and ensure their medical history and conditions are accurately recorded
• Maintain accurate records and guest history
• Advise guests of the various treatments and products available
• Perform massages according to each guests preference and ensure their wellbeing throughout their treatment
• Spa areas are checked for cleanliness, prepared and ready for guests at all times
• Maintain a high level of hygiene and cleanliness at all times
• Upselling of spa products
• Maintenance and correct usage of all equipment used within the spa
• Report all maintenance issues to the Head of Spa or Estate Manager and ensure the issues are fixed timeously
• Monitor and communicate guest feedback forms
• Address any guest complaints and respond to all guests requests in a positive and timeous manner

Here’s the deal:

Package & Benefits
• Competitive salary
• Fixed Term contract – 1st Nov 2016-31st March 2017
• Meals: One meal/shift
• Hours: Shifts as and when required

Mont Rochelle - Events Duty Manager

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.

For more information go to www.virginlimitededition.com and follow the link to Mont Rochelle

Here’s what you need in your tool kit:

Qualifications / Experience
• Extensive experience of planning events in a hotel environment
• Minimum 2 years’ experience in a similar role
• Duty management experience

Behaviours and Skills

• Passion for events with a positive, flexible hands on approach
• Excellent attention to detail
• Highly organised with the ability to multi-task effectively
• Working knowledge of computer operating programs such as Outlook, Word, Excel etc.
• Be a team player and also be able to work autonomously
• Understanding of budgets, costs and negotiating
• Excellent communication skills with a very high standard of written and spoken English
• Strong people management and coaching skills
• Energy and passion for hospitality and service to guests

What’s the gig?

Here’s what you’d do:
• Duty management for the property
• Co-ordinate weddings and private events with some corporate events, covering all aspects of event management
• Following standard procedures in an organised and pro-active manner whilst ensuring customer satisfaction through exceptional service and professionalism
• Completion of accurate quotes, contracts, purchase orders and billing for each event
• Liaise with other departments to ensure the smooth running of each event
• Maximising sales and meeting departmental objectives and targets
• Carry out site visits for clients in keeping with event standards
• Ad hoc reports, clerical and administration duties

Here’s the deal:

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

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

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
Demi chef du partie
Marketing Manager

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.

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