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We're looking to grow our team with people who share the same drive and passion for hospitality as we do. We want people who want to make a difference, who care about creating a guest experience that is unique and memorable, who are up for the challenge and willing to step outside their comfort zone. To apply for any position, please send your CV and a cover letter to reception@countyhotelgroup.co.uk

Chef De Partie

  • Job Description:

    Role: Team Member
    Reporting To: Head Chef / Sous Chef
    Department: Kitchen
    Hours: Full Time - 40 hours per week, 5 days out of 7 on a rota basis. Shifts will be a mixture of splits and straights, depending on business requirements.
    Salary: Up to £12.50 per hour, to be discussed based on previous experience.

    The County Hotel, Chelmsford is expanding their kitchen operation and are therefore looking to recruit a Chef De Partie on a full-time basis.

    There is the possibility of live-in accommodation at a decent rate (including utilities and food), if required for a suitable candidate.

  • The Company:

    The hotel is a 4 star city-centre 58 bedroom hotel, featuring the award-winning 1 AA Rosette Samphire Restaurant with busy conference and banqueting facilities in the heart of Chelmsford.

  • The Role:

    Working to produce excellent breakfast, brunch, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner, room service and bar meals.

    Cooking to high standards for our 1 AA Rosette Restaurant.

    Producing large volumes of food at a consistently high standard for conference and banqueting guests.

    Looking ahead at forecasted numbers and ensure your section is adequately prepared.

    Ensuring that all guests requests / food orders are given a prompt and efficient service and expectations are consistently exceeded.

  • Experience:

    Have experience of working in a busy kitchen and potentially looking to progress to Sous Chef in the long term.

    This would be the ideal role for an already established Chef De Partie or Demi-Chef De Partie looking for their next step up, preferably within a hotel setting.

  • Pay:

    Up to £12.50 per hour

    Expected hours: 40 per week

  • Benefits:
    • Discounted or free food
    • Employee discount
    • Health & wellbeing programme
    • On-site parking
  • Schedule:
    • 10 hour shift
    • Day shift
    • Monday to Friday
    • Overtime
    • Weekend availability
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Kitchen

Demi-Chef De Partie

  • Job Description:

    Role: Team Member
    Reporting To: Head Chef / Sous Chef
    Department: Kitchen
    Hours: Full Time - 40 hours per week, 5 days out of 7 on a rota basis. Shifts will be a mixture of splits and straights, depending on business requirements.
    Salary: Up to £11.75 per hour, to be discussed based on previous experience.

    The County Hotel, Chelmsford is expanding their kitchen operation and are therefore looking to recruit a Demi-Chef De Partie on a full-time basis.

    There is the possibility of live-in accommodation at a decent rate (including utilities and food), if required for a suitable candidate.

  • The Company:

    The hotel is a 4 star city-centre 58 bedroom hotel, featuring the award-winning 1 AA Rosette Samphire Restaurant with busy conference and banqueting facilities in the heart of Chelmsford.

  • The Role:

    Working to produce excellent breakfast, brunch, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner, room service and bar meals.

    Cooking to high standards for our 1 AA Rosette Restaurant.

    Producing large volumes of food at a consistently high standard for conference and banqueting guests.

    Looking ahead at forecasted numbers and ensure your section is adequately prepared.

    Ensuring that all guests requests / food orders are given a prompt and efficient service and expectations are consistently exceeded.

  • Experience:

    Have experience of working in a busy kitchen and potentially looking to progress to Chef De Partie in the long term.

    This would be the ideal role for an already established Demi-Chef De Partie or Commis Chef looking for their next step up, preferably within a hotel setting.

  • Pay:

    Up to £11.75 per hour

    Expected hours: 40 per week

  • Benefits:
    • Discounted or free food
    • Employee discount
    • Health & wellbeing programme
    • On-site parking
  • Schedule:
    • 10 hour shift
    • Day shift
    • Monday to Friday
    • Overtime
    • Weekend availability

Food & Beverage Assistant

  • Job Description:

    Role: Team Member
    Reporting To: Food & Beverage Manager / Assistant Food & Beverage Manager / Food & Beverage Supervisor / Senior Food & Beverage Assistant
    Department: Food & Beverage
    Hours: 35 Hours per week, working 5 days out of 7
    Salary: Up to £11.44 per hour, plus gratuities

    The County Hotel, Chelmsford is looking to recruit an enthusiastic and passionate individual as Food & Beverage Assistant on a full time basis.

  • The Company:

    The hotel is a 4 star city-centre 58 bedroom hotel, featuring the award-winning 1 AA Rosette Samphire Restaurant with busy conference and banqueting facilities in the heart of Chelmsford.

  • The Role:

    Provide guests with all service and assistance connected with their food and beverage experience at the hotel.

    Delivering four star service to our guests within the bar, restaurant, conference & banqueting facilities, as well as for alfresco outdoor dining and room service.

    Offering good levels of rapport in our restaurant and bar for breakfast, brunch, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner.

    Having natural hospitality charm and a real passion for service.

    The ability to communicate effectively with all members of staff and management and paying close attention to detail is imperative.

    The shifts for the role of Food & Beverage Assistant will generally include 07:00-15:00, 07:00-12:00, 08:00-16:00, 15:00-22:30 and 18:00-22:30, however alternative shifts may also be required for business needs.

  • Experience:

    A minimum of 1 years customer service experience and ideally 1 years food & beverage experience preferred, however full training will be provided, so we do welcome applicants who would be new to the industry.

    The successful candidate must be 18 years of age or older as they will be serving on the bar independently at times.

  • Pay:

    Job Type: Full-time

    Pay: Up to £11.44 per hour

  • Benefits:
    • Discounted or free food
    • Employee discount
    • Health & wellbeing programme
    • On-site parking
  • Schedule:
    • 10 hour shift
    • 12 hour shift
    • 8 hour shift
    • Day shift
    • Holidays
    • Monday to Friday
    • Weekend availability
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Maintenance Assistant

  • Job Description:

    Role: Team Member
    Reporting To: Maintenance Manager
    Department: Maintenance
    Hours: Part Time or Full Time contract available
    Salary: Up to £11.75 per hour, based on previous experience

    The County Hotel, Chelmsford is looking to recruit an enthusiastic, experienced and multi-skilled Maintenance Assistant to work as part of our back of house team, full-time or part-time.

    There is the possibility of live-in accommodation at a decent rate (including utilities and food), if required for a suitable candidate.

  • The Company:

    The hotel is a 4 star city-centre 58 bedroom hotel, featuring the award-winning 1 AA Rosette Samphire Restaurant with busy conference and banqueting facilities in the heart of Chelmsford.

  • The Role:

    The Role

    The role of Maintenance Assistant will involve the following below.

    To work under the guidance of our Maintenance Manager, alongside our other Maintenance Assistant, in completing daily maintenance jobs in the hotel.

    Complete all tasks assigned by the Maintenance Manager.

    To assist in the redecoration of hotel bedrooms and front of house public areas.

    To ensure all areas are left clean and tidy on completion of the job.

    Observe high standards of health and safety around the hotel.

    The ability to communicate effectively with all members of staff and management and paying close attention to detail is imperative. You will work closely with the hotel’s Housekeeping Manager and Reception Manager.

    The shifts for the role will vary each week based on business needs, including starting as early as 08:00 and finishing as late as 20:30, although this is rare. The work will be carried out between Monday – Saturday on a rota basis, with very occasional Sunday work required.

  • Experience:

    A minimum of 1 years painting / decorating experience and ideally 1 years experience working back of house within a hotel.

    Ideally, have some general knowledge / experience of plumbing, electrics, carpentry, plastering and engineering.

    This would be the ideal role for an already established Maintenance Assistant, preferably in a hotel setting.

  • Pay:

    Up to £11.75 per hour

  • Benefits:
    • Discounted or free food
    • Employee discount
    • Health & wellbeing programme
    • On-site parking
  • Schedule:
    • 8 hour shift
    • Day shift
    • Monday to Friday
    • Weekend availability

Bartender

  • Job Description:

    Role: Team Member
    Reporting To: Food & Beverage Manager / Assistant Food & Beverage Manager / Food & Beverage Supervisor
    Department: Food & Beverage
    Hours: Casual Zero Hours
    Salary: Up to £11.44 per hour, plus gratuities

    The County Hotel, Chelmsford is looking to recruit an enthusiastic and passionate Receptionist to work front of house on a full-time basis.

  • The Company:

    The hotel is a 4 star city-centre 58 bedroom hotel, featuring the award-winning 1 AA Rosette Samphire Restaurant with busy conference and banqueting facilities in the heart of Chelmsford.

  • The Role:

    Provide guests with all service and assistance connected with their food and beverage bar experience at the hotel.

    Delivering four star service to our guests within the bar, restaurant, conference & banqueting bar, as well as for alfresco outdoor dining and room service.

    Offering good levels of rapport in our bar for brunch, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner and evening beverage service.

    Having natural hospitality charm and a real passion for service.

    The ability to communicate effectively with all members of staff and management and paying close attention to detail is imperative.

    The shifts for the role of Bartender is mainly based in the afternoon / evening and will generally include 18:00-23:00, 15:00-23:00 or 17:30-01:00, however, may also include daytime shifts Friday - Sunday 10:00-18:00 or 10:00-15:00. Alternative shifts to the above may also be required for business needs.

  • Experience:

    A minimum of 1 years customer service experience and ideally 1 years bar experience preferred, however full training will be provided, so we do welcome applicants who would be new to the industry.

    The successful candidate must be 18 years of age or older as they will be serving on the bar independently at times.

  • Pay:

    Pay: Up to £11.44 per hour

  • Benefits:
    • Discounted or free food
    • Employee discount
    • Health & wellbeing programme
    • On-site parking
  • Schedule:
    • 10 hour shift
    • 12 hour shift
    • 8 hour shift
    • Day shift
    • Holidays
    • Monday to Friday
    • Weekend availability
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