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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.

Operations Manager - The Lodge

The Lodge is Sir Richard Branson’s stunning nine bedroom chalet in Verbier, Switzerland, one of the Alp’s most exclusive resorts and Europe’s hottest ski spots. Situated on a quiet road just 250m from the main ski lifts and backing onto one of the returning pistes, The Lodge is in a perfect location for the slopes.

The Lodge itself provides a unique and fun setting: guests can swim in the indoor pool, be pampered in the Spa, or just relax after a day on the mountain whilst enjoying a wide selection of tailored menus and fine wines. We are about to embark on our 10th winter season after a busy summer period. The Lodge really does provide the perfect year round escape!

We are a team of 16 in the winter and 15 in the summer and between our amazing team we provide a level of service to ensure the guests have everything from a mountain holiday that they could ever wish for. The size of the team means that it is imperative that everyone plays their part in making things work without being protective about their own role or overly sensitive to who is doing what. The guests don’t know, or even need to know, who does what so if you are there and someone asks – you do it! It’s hard work but the payback is great and it’s fantastic to be a part of a team where everyone has the same “can do” attitude.

The Lodge operates as an exclusive use property but also has some weeks in the winter and most of the summer when it operates as a “hotel” with individual guests booking rooms. Whilst we offer in-room dining, most often the guests dine together at the main table and are offered a set three course menu. We also take special requests into account particularly for exclusive use. The guests are encouraged to make The Lodge their own and are welcome to visit the chefs in the kitchen and help themselves to drinks if they like (although we are always on hand to do that too!).

Reporting to the General Manager, this role is integral in the day to day operation of The Lodge and ensuring that the guests and team alike are more than content.
For more information on The Lodge and the group look at www.virgin.com/limitededition and follow the link to The Lodge.

Here’s what you need to have:

Qualifications/Experience
• Experience in luxury hospitality across all departments.
• Excellent knowledge of food service, preparation for service, bartending and wine/food pairing.
• Experience of managing others.
• Experience in communicating with guests on their requirements both prior and during their stay
• Experience of working within budgets, purchasing and stock control.
• IT experience – Microsoft packages, booking/billing systems, troubleshooting of TV’s, internet and entertainment systems.

Behaviours / Skills

• Strong management and organizational skills.
• Good standard of written English for guest liaison, fluent level of spoken English and a good level of spoken French.
• Socially confident and able to easily communicate with guests professionally whilst bringing your personality to the table as well!
• Resourceful approach – able to troubleshoot in the event of a breakdown or sudden change of plans.
• Good eye for detail and attention to special touches for guests in house.
• Excellent communication and coaching skills to develop the team.
• A ‘can do’ and proactive attitude.
• Confident in directing the team and giving feedback on a daily basis.
• Sense of ownership and pride in the guest experience.
• Be able to communicate in a calm manner with the team and guests whilst under pressure.
• Be happy to muck into all departments – a hands on approach with no job too big, too small, or that is outside of your job role! We all get involved here at The Lodge.
• Organised with strong time keeping skills and the ability to meet deadlines.
• A sense of fun and an understanding of the Virgin way of doing things! We call it the ‘fun factor’ here at The Lodge.

What's the gig?

As the Operations Manager you will provide the General Manager with the support needed to effectively manage the property and team, ultimately ensuring the success of the business from all angles. You will be involved with every aspect of the guest’s stay, ranging from assisting with their pre-arrival information, making sure everything runs smoothly throughout their stay, billing and post-departure follow ups. With your strong Food & Beverage service background, you will also develop a strong relationship with the kitchen team and you should be confident in dealing with and working in a busy kitchen environment. Another key relationship in this role is with the housekeeping team, ensuring that public areas and guest bedrooms are always presentable with the experience necessary to manage and assist to make things right where necessary.

As the Operations Manager, leading from the front and line managing your team is essential. You will directly report to the General Manager and will be line managing the Guest Services Supervisor and a team of three General Assistants on a daily basis. Another important aspect of the job is reading the groups we have in house in order to determine the appropriate style and level of service provided throughout their stay. We often accompany guests on nights out and balancing the level of professionalism and fun whilst the level of service remains high is a key and necessary strength.

It is also key that you have pride in your work, push yourself to do your best and enjoy it all at the same time! Have fun!!

Here’s the deal:

Packages and Benefits
• 10.5 month contract starting mid-November 2016 (with opportunity to extend for further seasons).
• Equal share of Lodge gratuities.
• Holiday allocation as per Swiss law.
• Pre-paid annual lift pass to be paid back over the course of the winter months.
• Assistance in finding accommodation in Verbier (if required).
• Ski or Snowboard rental equipment for the season.
• Lodge Jacket provided.
• . . . . . . Having the world’s best playground at your back door.

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

Accounts Payable Assistant

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

This role is based in Hammersmith, London where our central teams are located. The official office hours are 9am to 5:30pm, Monday to Friday however you would be required to work as and when necessary to fulfil your role. No overtime is payable.

Company profile
As the Operating Company of Virgin Limited Edition, VHL manages, directs and supports all of the operating activities at each of the group properties. Some of the individual property units have their own dedicated finance teams while others are more fully supported by the Virgin Hotels team in London.
The responsibilities of the Finance team of Virgin Hotels Limited include the following:
• Maintenance and reconciliation of the financial records of Virgin Hotels Limited and Virgin Hotels Group Limited, including preparation of monthly financial statements, Balance Sheets, Forecasts and Cash Flow statements.
• Management of Accounts Payable for VHL.
• Management of receipts and inter-company account reconciliation.
• Treasury – preparation, review and management of group cash flow forecasts.
• Group banking – management and control of all group banking and credit facilities.
• External Audit – co-ordination of UK statutory audits, provision of tax information and meeting all group reporting and consolidation requirements.
• VAT & Statutory requirements – preparation and review of all UK VAT returns, preparation of PSA return and P11D’s.

Here’s what you need in your tool kit:

Qualifications/Experience
• Experience in Accounts payable function in a similar sized industry.
• Good MS Excel skills and willingness to learn PSF (the accounting system)

Behaviours and Skills
• Experience within a similar business is an advantage
• Self-starter and self-motivator
• Enthusiastic and willing to learn
• Good organisation skills
• Good attention to detail

What's the gig?

Reporting to the Financial Controller the Accounts Payable assistant will be responsible for the following:
Running the accounts payable function for the group,

• Coding all purchase invoices
• Posting all invoices onto the accounting system (PSF)
• Scanning all invoices in to the accounting system
• Processing all payments
• Review of AP ledger
• Running cost reports for CAPEX and agreeing back to budget file.

Supporting the accounts payable function as required for the head office companies and one other operating company, this would consist of:

• Posting and scanning invoices
• Processing payments
• General administration duties as required
• Other project work

Here's what you'd do:
Reporting to the Financial Controller for Virgin Hotels Limited. A newly created role to run the accounts payable function for Kenya, recently acquired and also to support the existing AP functions at VLE.

Here's the deal

Package and Benefits
• Performance based bonus, with criteria, of up to 10% of gross salary
• The official office hours are 9am to 5.30pm, Monday to Friday however you would be required to work as and when necessary to fulfil your role. No overtime is payable.
• 4 weeks annual holidays + Bank Holidays
• Additional day off for birthday
• Tribe Discount Card
• From the first day of your employment with us you will be eligible to join our group personal pension scheme. We will match your pension contributions up to 5%
• Healthcare after 12 months service (The company contributes 50% of the annual fee in the first year and after 2 years service 100% of the fee)
• One of the nicest teams you could ever wish to join!

Send applications to:

Applications should be sent to careers@virginlimitededition.com

Business Development Manager – Maternity Cover

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 are offering a 1 year maternity cover contract from November 2016.

Here’s what you’d do:

• Generate business for The Roof Gardens - Events, Club and Babylon Restaurant.
• Build strong relationships with existing clients and to develop new relationships with potential clients.
• Carry out show round and off-site client visits on a regular and agreed basis in order to increase awareness of The Roof Gardens.
• Research and select key companies / organisations from our target markets and undertake activities to produce bookings.
• Be involved in the setting of department targets and objectives.
• Strive to achieve or exceed The Roof Gardens’ financial targets by maximising all sales opportunities and maintain control over associated costs.
• Have full product knowledge of The Roof Gardens and all Virgin Limited Edition properties.
• Attend networking events, both trade and social.
• Be aware of competitor venues, restaurants and night clubs, along with current industry trends, in order to maintain market edge and continuously drive the business forward.
• Maintain accurate and up-to-date client records in order to monitor and develop our database to ensure effective mailings and correct client history.
• Analyse business activity and compile required statistics/reports.
• Undertake all activities relating to mailshots, mailings etc.
• Coach individual team members to develop their skills and maximise performance.
• Co-ordinate and attend meetings.

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, restaurants and clubs
• Excellent computer skills. Experience of Delphi and Quadranet is desirable
• Excellent sales and negotiation skills
• Excellent presentation skills
• Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
• Good financial awareness and skills
• Fluent in English language both verbal and written

Behaviours / Skills

• Ability to prioritise and cope with differing needs of the 3 aspects 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
• Persuades and motivates others, working with and through them to achieve goals
• Warm with customers, understanding their needs

Here’s the deal:

• Fully Flexible as required by the business
• 5 day working week, including evenings. Some weekends may be required.
• Able to arrange transport to and from work
• Able to work varying shift pattern as required
• Maternity cover contract
• Competitive Salary
• Performance bonus of up to 10% of annual salary
• 20 days holiday per year
• Birthday off and a birthday meal for 2 in Babylon Restaurant
• Virgin Tribe membership and discounts
• The opportunity to work in one of London’s most prestigious venues

Applications should be sent to:

Applications should be sent to: Melina Gkitsa – PA to Janet Hoolohan: melina.gkitsa@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! 

DJ & AV Specialist/ Guest Services Coordinator on Necker Island

Sir Richard Branson is lucky enough to have two private islands and call both of them home in the British Virgin Islands. Both are idyllic and located only two miles apart. Necker Island is 74 acres, Moskito is 150 acres and both are 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!

Moskito Island has Richards home and a communal recreation area. The rest of the island has been sold to ten other private home owners in what is going to become an incredible Caribbean community.

The style of Necker and Moskito 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 islands provide extensive water sports activities as well as tennis courts with resident coach, gym and an outstanding spa.

Reporting to the Necker/ Moskito IT Manager and also playing a role with the Guest Services team, the person is responsible for overseeing the Music and AV on Necker Island and will also be used on Moskito Island progressively more as they start to become more occupied.

Here’s what you need to have:

Qualifications / Experience

  • Excellent DJ Skills
  • Sound technical knowledge and ability, but most importantly the ability and willingness to learn from our IT Manager

Behaviours / Skills

  • Passion for music and creating an incredible experiences
  • Fun and willing to work in a team
  • Willing to work hard and get involved in other general running’s of the island as well as the specific role of AV and music. This could include everything from serving behind a bar to carrying bags to clearing sun loungers
  • Good interpersonal skills and able to connect with and liaise with guests

What’s the gig?

Here’s what you’d do:

  • The role would be predominantly based on Necker Island and the week will be a combination of
  • DJing some evenings, carrying out checks of all the AV equipment and creating playlists for the bars
  • For corporate or meeting based events you would be liaising with the group ahead of their arrival to ensure we have all the meeting AV requirements in advance and then facilitating that during their stay (presentations, microphones etc)
  • Managing all AV systems, music and movie accounts on both Islands
  • Working in a supporting role more broadly with the IT Manager
  • We expect (at least initially) that the role described above will take roughly half your time, the remainder of the time you would be working with the Guest Services Team or are responsible for “Hosting” the guests stay on the island and setting up the bars and events

Here’s the deal

Package & Benefits

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

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

General Assistant at The Lodge

The Lodge is Sir Richard Branson’s stunning nine bedroom chalet in Verbier, Switzerland, one of the Alp’s most exclusive resorts and Europe’s hottest ski spots. Situated on a quiet road just 250m from the main ski lifts and backing onto one of the returning pistes, The Lodge is in a perfect location for the slopes.

The Lodge itself provides a unique and fun setting: guests can swim in the indoor pool, be pampered in the Spa, or just relax after a day on the mountain whilst enjoying a wide selection of tailored menus and fine wines. We are about to embark on our 10th winter season after a busy summer period. The Lodge really does provide the perfect year round escape!

We are a team of 16 in the winter and 15 in the summer and between our amazing team we provide a level of service to ensure the guests have everything from a mountain holiday that they could ever wish for. The size of the team means that it is imperative that everyone plays their part in making things work without being protective about their own role or overly sensitive to who is doing what. The guests don’t know, or even need to know, who does what so if you are there and someone asks – you do it! It’s hard work but the payback is great and it’s fantastic to be a part of a team where everyone has the same “can do” attitude.

The Lodge operates as an exclusive use property but also has some weeks in the winter and most of the summer when it operates as a “hotel” with individual guests booking rooms. Whilst we offer in-room dining, most often the guests dine together at the main table and are offered a set three course menu. We also take special requests into account particularly for exclusive use. The guests are encouraged to make The Lodge their own and are welcome to visit the chefs in the kitchen and help themselves to drinks if they like (although we are always on hand to do that too!).

Reporting to the Guest Services Supervisor and Operations Manager, this role is integral in the day to day running of The Lodge and ensuring that the guests are more than content.

Here’s what you need to have

Qualifications / Experience
• Previous experience of food service
• Knowledge of basic cocktails, wines, and bar tending practices
• Knowledge of tea and coffee service
• Full clean UK or Swiss drivers licence
• Experience in communicating with guests on their requirements during their stay

Behaviours / Skills
• Socially confident and able to easily communicate with guests professionally whilst bringing your personality to the table as well!
• Resourceful approach – able to troubleshoot in the event of a breakdown or sudden change of plans.
• Hands on approach and happy to turn your hand to any task
• Good eye for detail and attention to special touches for guests in house
• An understanding of how two balance fun and professionalism while at work
• The ability to work a flexible working week with varying days off split shifts and late night shifts.
• A ‘can do’ and proactive attitude
• Punctual, well organised with strong time management skills
• A sense of fun and an understanding of the Virgin way of doing things! We call it the ‘fun factor’ here at The Lodge

What’s the Gig?

As a General Assistant here at The Lodge you will play an integral part in the daily running of the Lodge and ensuring that each and every guest has the best ski holiday ever! It is a seasonal position and you are expected to be available for the entire winter season which will commence November 21st and finish on April 30th. You will be required to work an average of 50 hours per week which will be made up a variety of shifts with two days off per week. You will be involved with every aspect of the guest’s stay at the Lodge from food service, to assisting with ski hire, to snow clearing around The Lodge, to driving them around resort and even hosting nights out in bars and clubs until the early hours of the morning! With your food service background, you will develop a strong relationship with the kitchen team and you should be confident in dealing with and working in a busy kitchen environment. Another important aspect of the job is understanding the requirements of the groups we have in house in order to determine the appropriate style and level of service provided throughout their stay. Balancing the level of professionalism and fun whilst the level of service remains high is a key and necessary strength in this role.

Here’s the Deal

Packages and Benefits
• 4.5 month contract starting November 21st 2016 (with opportunity to extend for further seasons).
• Equal share of Lodge gratuities
• Holiday allocation as per Swiss law
• Pre-paid annual lift pass to be paid back over the course of the winter months
• Assistance in finding accommodation in Verbier (if required)
• Ski or Snowboard rental equipment for the season
• Lodge Jacket provided
• ... Having the world’s best playground at your back door.

Night Porter at The Lodge

The Lodge is Sir Richard Branson’s stunning nine bedroom chalet in Verbier, Switzerland, one of the Alp’s most exclusive resorts and Europe’s hottest ski spots. Situated on a quiet road just 250m from the main ski lifts and backing onto one of the returning pistes, The Lodge is in a perfect location for the slopes.

The Lodge itself provides a unique and fun setting: guests can swim in the indoor pool, be pampered in the Spa, or just relax after a day on the mountain whilst enjoying a wide selection of tailored menus and fine wines. We are about to embark on our 10th winter season after a busy summer period. The Lodge really does provide the perfect year round escape!

We are a team of 16 in the winter and 15 in the summer and between our amazing team we provide a level of service to ensure the guests have everything from a mountain holiday that they could ever wish for. The size of the team means that it is imperative that everyone plays their part in making things work without being protective about their own role or overly sensitive to who is doing what. The guests don’t know, or even need to know, who does what so if you are there and someone asks – you do it! It’s hard work but the payback is great and it’s fantastic to be a part of a team where everyone has the same “can do” attitude.

The Lodge operates as an exclusive use property but also has some weeks in the winter and most of the summer when it operates as a “hotel” with individual guests booking rooms. Whilst we offer in-room dining, most often the guests dine together at the main table and are offered a set three course menu. We also take special requests into account particularly for exclusive use. The guests are encouraged to make The Lodge their own and are welcome to visit the chefs in the kitchen and help themselves to drinks if they like (although we are always on hand to do that too!).

Reporting to the Guest Services Supervisor and Operations Manager, this role is integral in the day to day running of The Lodge and ensuring that the guests are more than content.

Here’s what you need to have

Qualifications / Experience
• Full clean UK or Swiss driver’s license.
• Knowledge of basic cocktails, wines, and bar tending practices.
• First aid qualification preferable – additional training will be provided.
• Good knowledge of Health & Safety protocols.
• Previous experience of food service a bonus.
• Experience in communicating with guests on their requirements during their stay.

Behaviours / Skills
• Socially confident and able to easily communicate with guests professionally whilst bringing your personality to the table as well!
• Resourceful approach – able to troubleshoot in the event of a breakdown or sudden change of plans.
• Good eye for detail.
• Hands on approach and happy to turn your hand to any task.
• The ability to work evening shifts and stay awake all night. 11pm to 7am is the normal shift – 5 days per week.
• A ‘can do’ and proactive attitude.
• Punctual, organised with strong time management skills
• A sense of fun and an understanding of the Virgin way of doing things! We call it the ‘fun factor’ here at The Lodge.

What’s the Gig?

As the Night Porter here at The Lodge you will play an integral part in the guest’s requests and safety as well as the security of The Lodge building during the late evening shift between 11pm and 7am. You will be required to be available in assisting the Lodge hosts with guest requests and transfers around Verbier until all guests are in bed, and also dealing with late night emergencies should they occur. You will be responsible and need to be able to provide first responder assistance to any injuries or accidents that occur during the night. You must be able to react quickly and responsibly in the case of a major emergency and know who to contact and what assistance to provide until the relevant emergency care arrives on scene. You will also help maintain the daily cleanliness of The Lodge both front of house and back of house and assist with snow clearing early in the mornings prior to departing from the shift. You must be a motivated individual as oftentimes you are on your own for a few hours after the hosting team departs in the evening. This is a seasonal position and you are expected to be available for the winter season which will commence at the beginning of December and finish on April 30th.

Here’s the Deal

Packages and Benefits
• 4.5 month contract starting November 21st 2016 (with opportunity to extend for further seasons).
• Equal share of Lodge gratuities.
• Holiday allocation as per Swiss law.
• Pre-paid annual lift pass to be paid back over the course of the winter months.
• Assistance in finding accommodation in Verbier (if required).
• Ski or Snowboard rental equipment for the season.
• Lodge Jacket provided.
• ...Having the world’s best playground at your back door

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:
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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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