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.

Chef de Partie - Babylon Restaurant and Banqueting kitchen

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

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

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

And a must...
Previous experience at a similar level
Relevant qualifications
Foundation Food Hygiene Certificate
And of course do not be afraid to work some late evenings and weekends…

Behaviours / Skills
Results and standards orientated
Plans and organises effectively
Committed to excellence
Has passion, pride and ambition
Attention to detail
Proactive
Willingness to learn
Commitment to business
Works well under pressure
Team orientated
Role model

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

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

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

Club Manager - The Roof Gardens

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

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

**Here’s what you need to have...

Qualifications / Experience:*
Management experience in similar senior roles for a minimum of 3 years
A working knowledge of budgets, P&L and revenue management
Experience of working in a similar environment – 5

Experience of managing promoters
Experience of upholding licencing objectives
Understand trends and implement creative ideas
Good commercial knowledge of products and services
Numerate and literate to a very high standard of verbal and written English
Club venue experience an advantage
Experience in working in a high volume, high quality, high turnover business
Personal licence holder and DPS in a previous role is advantageous

Behaviours / Skills:
Excellent team working/ works in a collaborative way
Ability to cope with change in a fast paced environment
Working at a faster than average pace, within deadlines and schedules
Detail orientated and thorough, following through for high quality outcome
Persuades and motivates others, working with and through them to achieve goals
Keenly interested in the development of others
Goals driven to deliver results
Committed to excellence
Works well under pressure
Confident and venturesome
Creative and enthusiastic

Here’s the deal...
Fully Flexible as required by the business
5 day working week, including clubs nights – Fridays and Saturdays.
Performance bonus of up to 10% of annual salary; subject to qualifying criteria
Able to work varying shift pattern as required
20 days holiday per year plus public holiday allowance
Birthday off and a birthday meal for 2 in Babylon Restaurant
Virgin Tribe card and discounts
Permanent contract
The opportunity to work in one of London’s most prestigious venues

What now…
Applications should be sent to: samantha.wilson@limitededition.virgin.co.uk

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

Events Exectuives - Permanent and Maternity Cover

Events Executives – Permanent and Maternity Cover contracts available

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.

We are looking for 2 full-time Events Executives. 1 for a permanent contract and another for maternity cover from May 2017 to July 2018. On application, please specify which role you are applying for.

Here’s what you’d do:

• Co-ordinate both corporate and private 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
• Creating detailed Banquet Event Orders using our booking system, ‘Delphi’
• 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
• Supporting our Diary Executive by taking enquiries, raising contracts and following up
• Carry out site visits for clients in keeping with event standards
• Ad hoc reports, clerical and administrational duties

Here’s what you need to have:

Qualifications / Experience
• Extensive experience of planning events in a fast-paced events venue or hotel environment
• Minimum 2 years’ experience in a similar role or in an events environment
• Experience using Delphi preferred

Behaviours / Skills

• Passion for events with a positive, flexible ‘hands’ on approach
• Excellent attention to detail
• Highly organised with the ability to multi-task efficiently
• Working knowledge of computer operating programs such as Word, Excel etc
• Be a team player and also be able to work autonomously
• Understanding the concerns of others and overcoming them
• Understanding of budgets, costs and negotiating
• Excellent communication skills with a very high standard of written and spoken English
• Should have excellent self-presentation who takes pride in their work

Here’s the deal:

• Fully Flexible as required by the business
• 5 day working week, including evenings and weekends
• Permanent and maternity cover contract on offer
• Able to arrange transport to and from work
• Able to work varying shift pattern as required
• 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

Club and Events Executive - The Roof Gardens

We are currently looking for a Club and Events Executive at The Roof Gardens

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

Here’s what you need to have...

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

Behaviours / Skills:
Ability to prioritise and cope with differing needs of the business
Results and standards orientated
Plans and organises effectively
Committed to excellence
Works well under pressure
Confident and venturesome
Creative and enthusiastic
Pro-actively connects quickly to others, working in a collaborative way
Ability to cope with change in a fast paced environment
Working at a faster than average pace, within deadlines and schedules
Being at ease with making new contacts and self assured in a group situation
Warm with customers, understanding their needs

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

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.

Sales Manager - The Roof Gardens

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

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

Here’s what you need to have...

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

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

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

What now…
Applications should be sent to: melina.gkitsa@virginlimitededition.com

Sous Chef - Banqueting at The Roof Gardens

We are currently looking for a Sous Chef to join our Banqueting team at The Roof Garden

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

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 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 Bartenders - Babylon Restaurant

We are looking for Casual Bartenders to join the Babylon restaurant.

Here’s what you’d do…
As a Bartender, you will be making and serving drinks to our guests.

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.

Casual Receptionists - Babylon Restaurant

We are looking for Casual Receptionists to join Babylon Team at the Roof Gardens.

Here’s what you’d do...
As a Restaurant Receptionist, you’ll be the first point of contact for all guests that arrive in our award-winning restaurant Babylon. You’ll take enquiries for the restaurant, print menus for service and prepare table plans.

Here’s 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 and has excellent service skills. This is a Casual Receptionist 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 be well groomed, have an excellent level of spoken English and eligibility to work in the UK.

Here’s 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.

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