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Prested Hall is an award-winning wedding and conference venue which operates as a small, quality country hotel and is set in extensive grounds. Next door is Prested Tennis & Health Club, offering a fully-equipped gym, three types of tennis courts (lawn, real and padel), a 20m swimming pool and its own Elemis Spa.

We currently have the following job vacancies in Essex . . .

Full-time Receptionist

Prested Hall is a popular Country House Hotel and award-winning wedding venue, located in Feering, just outside Colchester.We are currently recruiting for a full-time receptionist to join our front of house team.

The position is customer focused, so the ideal candidate must have fantastic customer service skills, be welcoming and friendly, efficient and organised and be capable of creating a great first impression for guests, going the extra mile where necessary.

The receptionist duties will include dealing with enquiries and bookings via phone, email and third party sites so knowledge of basic programmes including Word, Excel and Outlook is a must.  You will be responsible for making reservations for accommodation, restaurant and events, dealing with cash and card payments and reconciling daily business.  You will answer the phone promptly and be able to transfer calls to relevant departments.  You will also liaise closely with the housekeeping team with regards to the status of rooms and arranging special requests.

This position will require you to work both early and late shifts on a rota.  Weekend shifts are also included.

Due to our location and hours of work, it is essential that you have your own transport.  There is no live-in accommodation available for this position.

We regret that we are only able to respond to shortlisted candidates.

Full-time Assistant Groundskeeper/Gardener

Duties include general grounds maintenance assisting the Head Groundskeeper. May include weekend work.

Previous experience desirable but not essential. A keen interest in horticulture and willingness to work outside is necessary.

To show your interest in this position, please email a copy of your covering letter and CV.

We regret that we can only respond to shortlisted candidates.

Part-time housekeeper

Prested Hall is looking for an enthusiastic and hardworking individual to join our housekeeping team.

The position that we are looking to fill is part-time.  The days of the week that you would be required to work will change to reflect the demands of the business although will include most weekends. The hours of work are 8am to 2pm.

The ideal candidate will have previous experience in a cleaning role, have a good eye for detail and work thoroughly and efficiently.

This position will require you to clean the public areas of the hotel and our banqueting rooms, as well as guest bedrooms and corridors to a high standard as part of the team.  Hoovering, dusting, making beds, cleaning bathrooms, topping up guest amenities and laundry tasks will be part of the role.

You should be comfortable working as part of a team and be happy communicating with other departments within the hotel.

To show your interest in this position, please email a copy of your covering letter and CV.

We regret that we can only respond to shortlisted candidates.

Your own transport is essential due to our location and hours of work.

Live-in is not available for this role.

Events Assistant

Prested Hall is a busy, award-winning wedding and conference venue which, outside of these events, operates as a small quality country hotel, set in extensive grounds, with its own large health club and Elemis Spa next door.

We are currently looking for an experienced individual to join our busy and hardworking events team.

The duties of this position include dealing with enquiries via email and telephone regarding weddings, corporate and private events at Prested Hall. The successful applicant will support our events managers at each stage of planning a wedding or event, at Prested we provide a very dedicated and personal service. You would deal with the initial enquiries, organise and conduct viewings with prospective couples, assist the events manager on event days and arrange and attend wedding fairs and open days.

The hours of work are approx 40 per week, 5 days out of 7 and does include working evenings and weekends. The applicant would need to be flexible with their shifts as rotas often change at short notice to accommodate appointments.

Applicants must be 18 or over due to licensing laws.  Previous experience in a similar role is essential.

We regret that we can only respond to shortlisted candidates.

Bar & waiting staff –  Hall  (full time & part time available)

We require bar and waiting staff for the Hall for our weddings, functions and hotel conferences.

You will be expected to deliver an exceptional customer service to all of our guests, ensuring that each of their demands are met to the highest standard. Please note that you must be over 18 as the role may involve the serving of alcohol.

Experience preferred however not essential as training is provided.

General Roles

Cleaners (part time)

We require cleaners to join our housekeeping team. You will be expected maintain high standards of cleanliness in all areas of the Hotel and the Health Club, as required.

The ideal applicant will be able to work effectively with team members to accomplish assigned tasks each day, and will work in a safe manner to prevent injury to yourself, other staff members or our valued guests.

We regret that there is no live-in available, and that we will only be able to respond to shortlisted candidates.

General Builder/Carpenter (full time & part time available)

We are currently recruiting for an experienced general builder and carpenter to join our in-house maintenance team.

The ideal applicant will have previous experience dealing with a wide variety of building and general maintenance issues and help to maintain the various buildings and services onsite.

You will enjoy working as part of a team, but also be able to work independently, use your own initiative and have high standards of workmanship.

Having your own tools and transport is beneficial.  Some weekend work will be require

Plumber

We are currently recruiting for an experienced plumber to join our in-house maintenance team.

The ideal applicant will have previous experience dealing with a wide variety of issues and will help to maintain the various buildings onsite.  You will enjoy working as part of a team, but also be able to work independently, use your own initiative and have high standards of workmanship.

Having your own tools and transport is beneficial.  Some weekend work may be required.

Prested Health Club & Spa

Waiting staff

We require waiting staff for the Bistro in our Health Club.

You will be expected to deliver an exceptional customer service to all of our customers, ensuring that each of their demands are met to the highest standard. Experience is preferred however not essential as training is provided.

Please note that you must be over 18 as the role may involve the serving of alcohol. Due to the location of the Health Club own transport is essential.

Please send your CV and covering letter to theclub@prested.com

Gym Instructor (part time)

Prested Health Club has a position available for a part-time gym instructor to join their team. Applicants should be qualified to a minimum of NVQ level 2 or equivalent within the sports industry and hold a valid first aid at work qualification.

You will need to be flexible in regards to shifts and will include evenings and weekends. Good customer service and being a good team player is essential. Due to the location of the Health Club own transport is essential.

Commis Chef

Prested Health Club has a position available for a commis chef to join our team in the kitchen.

Your role will include basic kitchen duties such as cleaning, chopping and preparing meals. You will work alongside the senior chefs to prepare brunch, lunch and main meals. We are looking for an individual who has a passion for food and cooking, can retain information and follow instruction. This is an excellent role for budding chefs to gain experience of working in a busy kitchen.

You will need to be flexible in regards to shifts and will include evenings and weekends. Due to the location of the Health Club own transport is essential.

 

 

If we do not have a position in your field but you would like us to keep your CV on file should a future vacancy arise, please email your CV with a note confirming you are happy for us to retain your details to info@prested.com

Thank you for your interest in working at Prested. We regret that we are only able to respond to shortlisted candidates.