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River Cruises – Staff wanted – Swiss & French Contracts

Executive Chef, Food & Beverage, Sous Chef, Supervisor, Waiter


Gordon Charles is very proud to be in partnership with this very well known, superb River & Ocean Cruise company that has grown to be the World’s Leading River Cruise Line. With the launch of its ocean fleet, it has also become the leader in small ship ocean cruising. Established in the nineties, the company has today expanded to a fleet of over 70 river vessels and 6 ocean vessels.



Available positions and estimated Salary ranges (gross):

  • Executive Chef – EUR 4,600
  • Sous Chef – EUR 3,450
  • Chef de Partie – EUR 2,900
  • Commis de Cuisine – EUR 2,375
  • Utility (Kitchen Porters) – EUR 2,375
  • Stateroom Steward/ess (maids) – EUR 2,375
  • Chef de Rang – EUR 2,375 *(very strong profiles with 5 * or ship experience)



The company offers seasonal Swiss/French contracts. These contracts include:

  • Social Benefits: Health & Accident insurance, payments into pension fund
  • Holiday: 5-10 weeks paid vacation during the season (depending on contract length, approx. every 8 weeks on board 2 weeks off)
  • Working hours: The standard hours of work will be 48 hours/week. Maximum working hours (incl. standby) are 72 hours/week
  • Training: Fully paid, all candidates will be assigned to openings after successfully completion of the training. Travel expenses will be reimbursed once the candidate starts the contract (not during the training)
  • Salary: Net, depending on position, including tips. Salary is paid monthly directly to candidate’s bank account. Cash-in-Hand tips stay with the candidate
  • Uniform: will be provided. Shoes have to be provided by candidate. For all kitchen crew: knives have to be brought by candidates
  • Travel: the first and last trip of the season, to and from the vessel, will be reimbursed after the successful completion of the probation period
  • Accommodation: All vessels are new and well maintained; with modern crew cabins for 2 people, comprising of bunk-beds, private bathroom and flat screen TV. Full board is provided, and the use of Wi-Fi is free


All Candidates must speak a good level of English and have relevant experience.

Please send your CV in English along with your skype id to:



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Receptionist – Private Members Club – Central London

PrIvate Members Club, Reception, Venue, Private Clubs & Business Centres

Central London


The Company

Our client is a well-loved establishment and mainstay name in “clubland”. Top-class facilities, marble staircases, a lavish, high-ceilinged bar, an extensive events programme alongside first-class accommodation, dining and leisure options. This monumental name in the industry is now looking for some key receptionist personnel to join the fantastic team in this award-winning venue.

The Successful Receptionist will:

  • Have a strong 5* hotel or club operational background
  • Have had experience working as a Receptionist and have extensive Front Desk Experience
  • Have an interest and ability in maintenance and health and safety
  • Have the natural ability to work to tight deadlines, be well organised, have exceptional attention to detail together with a flexible attitude

The Rewards

  • Starting Salary – £21,000
  • A 5-day working week
  • 48 hours per week across 5 days – often Monday – Friday
  • Uniform supplied
  • Excellent Working Conditions

What Next?

If you believe that you have the appropriate experience and would like to apply for the Receptionist position please apply and send me a copy of your CV in a Word format.

Please Note: You must be resident in the UK and eligible to work.

Unfortunately, due to the high volume of responses to our advertisements we are only able to respond to successful Receptionist applicants. If you have not had a response from us within 5 working days please assume that your application has not been successful.


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General Manager – Restaurant & Bar – Norway

General Manager, Pub, Bars & Restaurants



“Quite simply, one of the best opportunities out there today”

Award-winning Restaurant & Bar – Oslo, NORWAY

The Company

Our client has been at the forefront of the International Luxury Restaurant and Bar business for over 20 years. Privately owned by a small number of pioneering individuals the businesses are ultra-cool, stylishly modern and synonymous with high design. The cuisine is award winning, up-scale and blended with a culture that has naturally set them ahead in their field and bought them countless accolades together with worldwide critical acclaim.

The Operation

Set in an unparalleled Central Oslo location the property is home to one of the Capital’s most stunning restaurants and bars achieving net sales of some £10m per annum. The venue is vibrant and soulful and has become a firm favourite with discerning International diners and drinkers seeking an extraordinary luxurious experience unlike any other to be found in Norway.

The General Manager

This is without doubt one of the most prestigious General Manager roles on offer and the following qualities are requisite:

  • A strong career pedigree, the successful candidate will currently be a General Manager of an internationally respected, high volume Restaurant and Bar.
  • physical and enthusiastic presentation, a natural leader from the moment of introduction, a General Manager who feels at home on the floor 75% of the time, meeting and greeting guests and one who people naturally follow
  • Someone who demonstrates proven processes and systems for fine service with style
  • Experience in high volume luxury style brand environments incorporating luxury service
  • Financial acumen, experienced with labour cost, driving sales, repeat business, training staff to drive a higher guest average
  • Dedication to the job first and foremost, driven and committed to training to raise new standards and become the leader of the top performing restaurant in Oslo; a pace setter for the group’s future openings both there and further afield
  • Exceptional people-management skills with the natural ability to recruit, lead, motivate, manage, train and develop some of the world’s best bar and restaurant talent
  • A searing ambition to achieve the ultimate in terms of career goals and to become and achieve so much more than you are today!

The Rewards

  • A basic salary of c£60,000 negotiable
  • A bonus scheme based on personal performance related goals
  • Pension
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Chiropractor service
  • Annual health check
  • The confidence that you are running a property of a globally recognised and respected business and you have a truly awesome future!

Next Step

If you would like to be considered for this truly amazing position of General Manager, in the first instance please contact me, Mark Coton including a copy of your CV in a Word format. Please be assured that your application will be treated in the strictest of confidence. I look forward to hearing from you.

PLEASE NOTE: Only suitable General Manager applicants will be contacted. If you have not heard back from me within 3 working days, thank you for your interest in the position, but please assume that your application has not been successful in this instance.



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Restaurant General Manager – Flagship West End Restaurant – London

General Manager, Pub, Bars & Restaurants

Central London

Senior Restaurant General Manager – Iconic, West End London Restaurant Group

£55,000 plus great bonus scheme

The Company

This very well established grill restaurant business boasts sites in some of the most sought after sites in Central London and, as such, have earned the reputation for being central to the West End dining out market. Inspired by a newly placed Operations Manager, they are dedicated to serving much-loved grill dishes with a modern twist, using high quality produce at great prices.

What We Are Looking For in a Senior Restaurant General Manager

A successful Senior Restaurant General Manager will be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Gregarious, service led personality coupled with a very keen eye for detail
  • Impeccable personal presentation
  • An obsession for fabulous guest service and a love of Customers!!!
  • Very busy restaurant Management experience – all sites enjoy a £multi-million turnover and can serve 10,000 covers a week
  • Drive, determination and the conviction to instil confidence in your team
  • Exceptional front of house skills and a keen desire to work your business from the front to achieve great results
  • A willingness to teach and to learn
  • Traits that clearly demonstrate the ability to work as a team to achieve goals

The Rewards on offer for the Senior Restaurant General Manager

  • A salary of £55,000
  • Great Bonus System
  • Career Progression within this prestigious Group
  • The confidence that you will get from working as a Manager at one of London’s most successful restaurant groups!

What Next?

If you would like to know more or you would like to apply for this exciting General Manager opportunity, please email me, Mark Coton, in strict confidence. I look forward to hearing from you.

PLEASE NOTE: Only suitable General Managers will be contacted. If you have not heard back from us within 3 working days please assume that your application has not been successful in this instance.



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Operations/Commercial Director – London Base

Operations Director

Central London

Operations/Commercial Director – London Base (National Travel)

£100,000 +

The Business

An established and highly respected, informal QSR business operating from a number of prime sites across Central London. Founded some 8 years ago, the business has won a ‘cult following’ and the CEO is looking to focus a bit more on new developments and is therefore seeking a seasoned senior Operations/Commercial Director to take the business forward with the ambition to increase efficiencies and doubling turnover in the next 3 – 5 years.

The Operations/Commercial Director:

  • Be brimming with Passion and Driven to Succeed
  • Have sharp financial acumen with the natural ability to make strategic financial decisions
  • Be a rational, analytical straight-line thinker
  • Be naturally aligned to the company’s ‘one team’ culture
  • Be a strong People Leader

The Rewards

  • Salary in excess of £100,000
  • Performance Incentives
  • Equity
  • The freedom to run the business alongside 3 other highly engaged board members

Next Steps

If you would like to know more or you would like to apply for this simply amazing Operations/Commercial Director opportunity, please email me, Nick Charles attaching a copy of your CV in word format. I look forward to hearing from you.


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Director of Sales – Serviced Apartment Company – Central London

Central London

Director of Sales – Award-Winning Serviced Apartment Company

Base of £75,000

The Company

Our client, a ‘Sunday Times Best Companies to Work For’ Group, is an established, international, dynamic, progressive, company providing serviced apartment accommodation to the leisure and corporate market. Due to their continued success, and exceptional growth strategy, this global company is actively seeking to appoint a Director of Sales.

The Director of Sales will have these key essential attributes:

  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience with a demonstrated track record of accomplishments in a Senior Sales and Business Expansion role – ideally in the Serviced Apartment industry
  • Experience working in the Hospitality or Travel sector
  • A proactive approach, the ability to be creative and find new ways of generating revenue
  • Exceptionally well networked within the extended stay/travel industry
  • Used to working and developing business relationships from senior executive level downwards
  • Proven track record in winning profitable accounts from major corporates

The Rewards

  • A starting salary of £75,000
  • A bonus scheme
  • Huge growth potential – 3 more locations acquired and now being prepped to go live within the next 4 years

What Next?

If you would like to know more or you would like to apply for this role of Director of Sales, please email me, Mark Coton. I look forward to hearing from you.

PLEASE NOTE: Only suitable applicants will be contacted. If you have not heard back from us within 3 working days please assume that your application has not been successful in this instance.


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