The Roof Gardens

London

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 recruitment@roofgardens.virgin.com unless otherwise specified.

Roof Gardens Event Manager

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 be commercially aware in order to continuously drive the business forward
• To be proactive in maximising sales and generating revenue
• To generate new ideas for service and products to maintain competitive & leading edge
• To be an effective communicator with guests/clients and at all levels of the venue
• To analyse business activity and compile required statistics/reports
• To control costs in line with budgetary requirements
• To be responsible for implementing and/or following department procedures
• To maintain an efficient system for handling enquiries and bookings
• To prioritise diary management and business yield
• To ensure confirmation contracts are produced for clients in line with policy timescales
• To oversee all booking details prior to function, and ensure correct invoices are sent to client thereafter
• To liaise with the sales team on potential new business
• To oversee outside contractors & monitor performance
• To monitor, anticipate and react to customer needs consistently to ensure maximum guest satisfaction
• To pay attention to detail in all aspects of the customer journey
• To be responsible for development and training of team members
• To coach individual team members to develop their skills and maximise performance
• To conduct regular performance reviews
• To carry out interviews and recruitment according to company policy

Here’s what you need to have:

Experience
• Worked as an Events Manager for a 5* venue
• Managed a team of 4 people
• An understanding of sales and marketing
• Excellent sales and negotiation skills
• Good understanding of the London events market
• Good computer skills ideally including Delphi knowledge
• Excellent administration skills
• Able to plan, organise and run bespoke events from start to finish
• Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
• Good financial awareness and skills
• Fluent in English language both verbal and written

Behaviours / Skills
• 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 and weekends
• Able to arrange transport to and from work
• Able to work varying shift pattern as required
• Permanent contract
• Competitive salary offered
• 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
• Travel card loans and cycle to work scheme
• The opportunity to work in one of London’s most prestigious venues

Send applications to:
Applications should be sent to:
Tahira Chaudhry, People Development Manager at tahira.chaudhry@limitededition.virgin.co.uk

Demi Chef de Partie - Babylon Kitchen

We are currently looking for a Demi Chef de Partie to join our Babylon restaurant team.

What are the key requirements?
Babylon Chefs must have experience of working in a 2AA Rosette Restaurant.

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
• To lead by example

Here’s what you need to have:

• Previous experience at a similar level of having worked in a Restaurant
• Experience of working in a fast paced environment to high standards
• Relevant qualifications
• Foundation 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

Kitchen Porters – Babylon and Banqueting Kitchens

We're looking for Kitchen Porters to join the Babylon and Banqueting Kitchens at The Roof Gardens.

Here’s what you’d do:
• Carry out the cleaning of the kitchen equipment, walls and floors according to cleaning schedules
• Clean cutlery, crockery and kitchen equipment to the highest standards and according to Food Hygiene requirements
• Ensure all cleaned items are handled with care and are stored safely and neatly
• Dispose of waste according to company policy
• Collect deliveries from the cellar and bring up to the kitchen efficiently and ensure items are handled responsibly
• Assist in the cleaning out of the fridges and freezers according to cleaning schedules

Here’s what you need to have:
• Previous experience at a similar level
• Experience of working in a fast paced environment
• Good attitude

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

Behaviours / Skills
• Proactive
• 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

Send applications to:
Applications should be sent to:
Tahira Chaudhry, People Development Manager - recruitment@roofgardens.virgin.com

Waiting staff – Babylon Restaurant

We are looking for Waiting Staff to join Babylon Team at the Roof Gardens.

Here’s what you’d do…
You’ll be doing mis-en-place, getting the restaurant ready for service, serving tables, taking orders and selling food and drinks. You will be providing a complete dining experience.

What you need to have…
You need to have the relevant experience and have worked in a similar quality environment. You need to have experience working in a London based venue. You will have an eye for detail and be able to deliver service to a very high standard.

This role will suit an outgoing, confident person that thrives on customer contact, enjoys selling fine food and wine and has excellent service skills. The hours are fully flexible and you’ll be working late nights and weekends.

And a must…
You need to have an excellent level of spoken English and eligibility to work in the UK.

The deal…
We offer a competitive salary.
The hours are fully flexible, working late nights and weekends.
Uniforms and meals on duty are provided.
There are additional benefits that come with working for a Virgin owned company too!

What now…
Send us your CV with a cover note by email. If it looks like you could have what it takes, we will call you to arrange an interview and trial.

We are looking for successful candidates to be able to start training now.

Bartenders – Banqueting at The Roof Gardens

We are looking for Bartenders to join the Banqueting team at The Roof Gardens.

Here’s what you’d do…
As a Bartender, you will be making and serving drinks. This includes working on club nights, in the cloakroom and providing back of house support.

What you need to have…
As a Bartender, you need to have the relevant experience and have worked in a similar quality environment. You need to have experience working in a London based venue. You will have an eye for detail and be able to deliver service to a very high standard.
This role will suit an outgoing, confident person that thrives on customer contact, enjoys selling fine food and wine and has excellent service skills. The hours are fully flexible and you’ll be working late nights and weekends.

And a must…
You need to have an excellent level of spoken English and eligibility to work in the UK.

The deal…
We offer a competitive salary.
The hours are fully flexible, working late nights and weekends.
Uniforms and meals on duty are provided.
There are additional benefits that come with working for a Virgin owned company too!

What now…
Send us your CV with a cover note by email. If it looks like you could have what it takes, we will call you to arrange an interview and trial.

We are looking for successful candidates to be able to start training now.

Waiting staff – Banqueting at The Roof Gardens

We are looking for Waiting staff to join the Banqueting team at The Roof Gardens.

Here’s what you’d do…
You’ll set up the venue for events and club nights, serve food and drinks and keep the venue clean at all times.

What you need to have…
You need to have the relevant experience and have worked in a similar quality environment. You need to have experience working in a London based venue. You will have an eye for detail and be able to deliver service to a very high standard. This role will suit an outgoing, confident person that thrives on customer contact, enjoys selling fine food and wine and has excellent service skills. The hours are fully flexible and you’ll be working late nights and weekends.

And a must…
You need to have an excellent level of spoken English and eligibility to work in the UK.

The deal…
We offer a competitive salary.
The hours are fully flexible, working late nights and weekends.
Uniforms and meals on duty are provided.
There are additional benefits that come with working for a Virgin owned company too!

What now…
Send us your CV with a cover note by email. If it looks like you could have what it takes, we will call you to arrange an interview and trial.

We are looking for successful candidates to be able to start training now.

How It Works

If you think any of the positions above are right for you please get in touch! 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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