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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: Chef – Full Time We are currently looking for an experienced individual to join the busy and hardworking team in our kitchen. The ideal candidate would have a minimum of 2 years’ experience at sous chef level and have a background in a similar working environment. You will be required to cook breakfast, lunch or dinner and also be involved in catering for in excess of 100 weddings and large events that we have taking place each year. You would be expected to produce high quality, home cooked dishes using fresh, seasonal, local produce.  Experience in writing and costing menus is beneficial as you would be included in developing and constantly refreshing our range of dishes. This is a full-time position and does include evenings and weekends as required.  Please only apply if you fulfil all of the above criteria.  Please also note that due to the hours of work and location of our venue it may be difficult if you do not have your own transport. Please email your cv with covering letter.  We regret that we can only respond to shortlisted candidates.   Gym Instructor – Part Time Prested Hall Health Club is looking for an experienced, part time gym instructor to work 3/4 days a week. Applicants should be qualified to a minimum of NVQ level 3 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 which will include evenings and weekends. Good customer service and being a good team player is essential. Employees working more than 16 hours a week receive complimentary membership to our Health Club and discounts on products and services in The Health Club, Hotel and Spa. Please email your covering letter and CV to register your interest in this position. Due to the location of the Health Club own transport is essential. We regret we can only respond to short listed candidates.   Night Porter – Part Time We are looking for a responsible, reliable and trustworthy individual to join the team at Prested Hall as night porter / manager. This role is essential for ensuring the smooth running of the Hotel and preparing for the next day’s business.  The successful applicant will have sole responsibility for the safety and security of guests and the premises throughout the evening.  You will be able to prioritise your work and work efficiently without supervision. As well as assisting guests where necessary and carrying out regular safety and security checks, you will also be responsible for clearing and resetting our function rooms and restocking the bar. This position is part-time, three shifts per week on a rolling rota and will include weekends.  The normal working hours are 11pm until 7am, changing to midnight until 8am on event days. Benefits of the job include:
  • Generous staff discount on all Prested products and services across the Hall, Spa and Health club.
  • Free gym membership
  • Onsite parking
The wage offered for this position is £12 per hour. Due to our location and hours of work, your own transport is essential. Applicants must be 18 years old or older due to licensing laws.   Housekeeper – Casual, part-time & full-time We are currently looking for enthusiastic individuals to join the busy and hardworking team in our housekeeping department. Job role includes:
  • Cleaning of public areas and function rooms
  • Cleaning of guest bedrooms
  • Restocking of linen stores
  • Enhance and maintain the buildings cleanliness
The ideal candidate would have a keen eye for detail, have a good ability to work as part of a team with a professional and friendly attitude towards guests and other staff members. Experience is desirable but not essential as training will be given. Benefits of the job include:
  • Generous staff discount on all Prested products and services across the Hall, Spa and Health club.
  • Free gym membership to those who work 16 hours or more per week
  • Onsite parking
Please be aware that this is a very physically demanding job and does include weekends. We regret we can only respond to shortlisted candidates.   Bar & Waiting Staff – Casual, part-time & full-time We are currently recruiting for front of house staff to join our hardworking team. We are looking for cheerful, enthusiastic and driven individuals who have a passion for offering the best service. You must be customer focused and be happy to go the extra mile and ensure that each customer is looked after and leaves wanting to return. Job role involves:
  • Welcoming and serving guests in a polite and professional manner
  • Setting up of our restaurant and function rooms
  • Taking orders from guests
  • Serving food and drink
  • Polishing cutlery and glassware
  • Preparing and processing payments
We can offer casual working hours; however, weekend work is required. Experience in hospitality is an advantage, although not essential as training will be given. Benefits of the job include:
  • Generous staff discount on all Prested products and services across the Hall, Spa and Health club.
  • Free gym membership to those who work 16 hours or more per week
  • Onsite parking
The wage for all casual staff will be £10 per hour. This role is suitable for over 18s only due to licensing laws. We regret we can only respond to shortlisted candidates.   Beauty Therapist – Permanent Full & Part Time Prested Hall Spa, located in Feering, just outside Colchester is looking for NVQ level 3 qualified, beauty therapists to join our friendly, busy, vibrant Spa Team. These positions are being offered with the hours and days required to be flexible week-to-week, in line with the demands of the business.  Weekend work is to be expected. This position is customer focused, so the ideal candidate must have fantastic customer service skills, be welcoming, friendly and also be proactive in their role. Being trained in Elemis face and body and a minimum of 2 years’ experience within the industry is essential. Prested offers a warm and welcoming environment and you will be working within our Privately owned Spa using some of the finest products including Elemis, Orly and Sienna X. All therapists work on a competitive commission scheme, details will be discussed upon interview. Employees working more than 16 hours per week, receive complimentary membership to our Health Club and discounts on products and services in The Health Club, Hotel and Spa. We regret we can only respond to shortlisted candidates.       We regret that we are only able to respond to shortlisted candidates.
To register your interest in any of our above mentioned positions, please email your CV and covering letter to info@prested.com
  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.
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Prested Hall is a charming wedding and events venue in Essex. A beautiful 15th century part-moated manor house, Prested is probably one of the county’s best kept secrets.

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