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.

Sales 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.

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

Here’s 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

Gardener - 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. An iconic garden with over 70 full size trees, a flowing stream stocked with wild ducks and our resident flamingos.
The Roof Gardens is part of Virgin Limited Edition, Sir Richard Branson's portfolio of unique retreats. The gardens are available for private hire; the venue plus 3 themed gardens, which is 1 ½ acres of space in total. They are also open to the public to visit on days that we do not have an event on.

We are looking for a qualified and dedicated Part-time Gardener with great plant knowledge and passionate about their job.

Key Responsibilities:

• To assist the Head Gardener in ensuring the excellent presentation and maintenance of all areas of the gardens
• To assist in looking after the wellbeing of the Roof Gardens wildlife
• To be aware of department targets and objectives, and to strive for their achievement. To be aware of Roof Gardens financial targets as a whole
• To take positive action to meet department objectives and targets
• To generate new ideas for the gardens to continuously improve their appearance and presentation
• To be aware of quality standards, and to strive for their achievement
• To pay attention to detail in all aspects of the presentation and maintenance of the gardens
• To be an effective communicator with guests/clients and at all levels of the venue
• To assist the Head Gardener in the control of costs in line with budgetary requirements
• To oversee outside contractors, monitor performance and address any issues with the Head Gardener as necessary
• To ensure security, functionality and proper handling of company property in the department

General Responsibilities:

• The upkeep and maintenance (mowing, mulching, pruning, weeding etc) of lawns, borders and planters to the high standards required at a Virgin Limited Edition property.
• The organisation and maintenance of tools and garden machinery.
• The propagation, rearing and tending of plants for the gardens.
• The health and wellbeing of the Flamingos, ducks and aquatic life in the gardens’ ponds.
• The conservation and restoration of some aspects of the Grade Two* listed building, as well as the TPO protected trees and shrubs.
• Aiding and consulting with the Head Gardener regarding plants, seasonal planting schemes and designs.
• To be a role model for colleagues
• To encourage team commitment and spirit
• To manage workload effectively

Here’s the deal:

• 4 days a week
• 28 days holiday per year, including bank holidays
• Day off for birthday and Birthday meal for 2 in our award winning Babylon Restaurant
• Virgin Tribe discounts

Interested? Please send your CV and cover letter to recruitment@roofgardens.virgin.com

Club and Events Diary Executive

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 Friday & Saturday evenings. Some other 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

Due to the volume of applications we anticipate to receive; only shortlisted candidates will be contacted within 7 working days.

Casual 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 Bartending role will suit an outgoing, confident person that thrives on customer contact, enjoys selling fine food and wine, has an eye for detail and excellent service skills. This is a Casual Bartending role which means the hours are as required for business needs. 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
Part-time and full-time casual shifts available
Casual contract
Uniforms and meals on duty are provided
The opportunity to work in one of London’s most prestigious venues
Birthday meal for 2 in Babylon Restaurant
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 - recruitment@roofgardens.virgin.com

Due to the volume of applications we anticipate to receive; only short listed candidates will be responded to.

Casual 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

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…

The deal:
We offer a competitive salary.
The hours are fully flexible, working late nights and weekends.
Uniforms and meals on duty are provided.
20 days holiday per year (plus 1 day off on your Birthday)!
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 - recruitment@roofgardens.virgin.com

Due to the volume of applications we anticipate to receive; only short listed candidates will be responded to.

Casual 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!
The opportunity to work in one of London’s most prestigious venues

What now…
Applications should be sent to:
Tahira Chaudhry, People Development Manager - recruitment@roofgardens.virgin.com

Due to the volume of applications we anticipate to receive; only short listed candidates will be responded to.

Casual Waiting staff – Babylon Restaurant

We are currently looking for Casual Waiting staff to join our restaurant Babylon

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, has an eye for detail and excellent service skills.
This is a Casual Waiting role which means the hours are as required for business needs. 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…
Applications should be sent to:
Tahira Chaudhry, People Development Manager - recruitment@roofgardens.virgin.com

Due to the volume of applications we anticipate to receive; only short listed candidates will be responded to.

How It Works

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