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Head Chef & Accommodation/Housekeeping Manager – Hampshire Village

Management Couple


Management Couple

Head Chef and Accommodation/Housekeeping Manager

The Northbrook Arms, East Stratton, Near Winchester, Hampshire

Pub, Holiday Cottages & B&B facilities & Wellness Centre

c.£60,000 plus Bonus + Full Live-in Luxury Accommodation (Fully Refurbished)

The Timing

Start Date: 1st February 2021

The Property

Situated in the beautiful Test Valley, some 5 miles from the historic City of Winchester, this privately-owned, quintessentially British, period country pub sits opposite the village green and is at the outset of a truly amazing journey. The owners, (Adam and Kate), are actively seeking to recruit a Management Couple with whom they can work closely to establish this enterprising family business. Currently the subject of a major refurbishment, upon full completion (estimated July 2022) the property will consist of dining rooms, events space, 5 holiday cottages, 3 Bed & Breakfast facilities and a Wellness Centre including Spa, Gym and Pool.

The Opportunities

Head Chef – the successful applicant will be a driven, creative, proven Head Chef/aspiring Sous Chef ambitious to produce a new menu featuring top-notch, wholesome, contemporary dishes using local seasonal produce wherever possible. The food offer will include indoor and outdoor dining, event catering (parties, fetes, game shoots etc), in-room dining, afternoon teas, picnic hampers etc. Core duties and responsibilities will include:

  • Constructing, directing and delivering a new contemporary pub menu
  • Menu engineering to creating seasonal specials as well as managing event catering
  • Identifying & appointing food suppliers, purchasing, stock management and cost management to achieve agreed food margins
  • Managing, developing, scheduling and overseeing all kitchen staff
  • Fostering a climate of co-operation and respect.

Accommodation Manager/Housekeeping Manager – the successful applicant will be a proven Housekeeping Manager, a stickler for detail with a keen ambition to develop alongside an energetic, young team. The role will evolve as the fully refurbished luxury Holiday Cottages come on-line and are marketed through AirBnB, the property’s website and accommodation letting platforms. Core duties and responsibilities will include:

  • Managing the on-line booking platforms and bookings for the holiday cottages/letting rooms
  • Managing and overseeing all cleaning of the accommodation, the public house and Spa building
  • Creating and managing schedules and checklists to cover all areas
  • Managing the accommodation team
  • Ordering and managing the stock of linen and cleaning materials
  • Recruiting and scheduling any/all additional cleaning support
  • Managing staff development and appraisals
  • Fostering a climate of co-operation and respect

The Rewards on offer for the Management Couple

  • Base salary of c.£60,000
  • Live In / Luxury Refurbished Accommodation (Value c£15,000 pa)
  • Meaningful, Achievable & Generous Bonus
  • No Utility Bills to pay…!
  • Exceptional working conditions within welcoming village environment
  • This opportunity would be perfect for a Couple keen to hone their skills prior to opening their own business in a few years’ time!

What Next?

If you would like to know more or you would like to apply for this exciting Management Couple opportunity, please email Nick Charles including a copy of your CV in WORD format. I look forward to hearing from you.

PLEASE NOTE: Unfortunately, only suitable Management Couple candidates will be contacted. If you have not heard back from us within 3 working days, please assume that your application, in this instance, has not been successful.


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Assistant GM – Events Space and Lounge c.$36,000 net pa

Events Manager

Accra. Ghana

Assistant General Manager – Event Space & Lounge – Accra – Ghana

The Company

This is an event venue that provides over an acre of lawn space, suitable for weddings, concerts, parties, and corporate launch. The venue gives event managers the flexibility to creatively engineer a structural design of any kind with outstanding success.
Located in Accra’s premium residential district, the venue has other facilities that include also a lounge restaurant and a couple of bars.

The Requirements

The Assistant General Manager must oversee all functions and manage the staff (can vary between 10-24 people). Ideally coming from fine dining/good hotels background coupled with good English. 5 or 6 days working week.

The Package

• Up to $3000 net/month depending on experience + performance bonus at the end of the year

• Visa and Medical Insurance

• Free Accommodation

• Paid Air Ticket

• Outstanding career prospects with this highly progressive group


If you would like to know more or you would like to apply for this truly exceptional Events – Assistant General Manager opportunity, please send at Maria Davies , attaching a copy of your CV in word format. We look forward to hearing from you.

Please Note: Unfortunately, due to the high volume of responses to our advertisements we are only able to respond to successful Assistant General Manager applicants. If you have not had a response from us within 3 working days, please assume that your application has not been successful.


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Palace Manager – Royal Palaces – Saudi Arabia

Royal Palaces

Saudi Arabia

Palace Manager – Royal Palaces – Saudi Arabia

The Client

This is the Royal family of KSA, owning a significant number of palaces, some large high spec properties around the capital city of Riyadh & the port city of Jeddah.

The Role

Working within one of the Saudi Royal Palaces (one vacancy for a large palace and one vacancy for a smaller residence). The Palace Manager must have previous experience as Private House Manager or GM for a high-end hotel or Palace Manager experience or have a Butler background with impeccable service ethos.

Working hours – expected to be available 6 days per week but hours can vary between 7 to 10/day depending on the work flow.

Duties will include but are not be limited to:

• Management of the household staff including recruitment, rotas and performance reviews

• Working with the chefs on menus, adhering to strict dietary requirements

• Stock control of purchasing and provisioning of household items

• Implementation and development of systems and processes inside the house

• Coordinate dinner parties and small events at the house

• The maintenance and upkeep of the home and organizing all contractors and vendors.

• Database management and development (inventories etc)

• Report writing (update reports on the property and what is upcoming).

• Purchasing for the principals

• Training staff

• General GM or House Management Duties

The Package

• Salary $2500 to $5000 tax free per month – dependant on experience.

• 1 or 2 Year Contract Renewable

• Visa and Medical Insurance

• Premium on-site accommodation, all meals, utility bills inc internet charges are fully covered.

• Paid Air Ticket

• 6 day working week


If you would like to know more or you would like to apply for this truly exceptional Palace Manager opportunity, please send to Maria Davies, attaching a copy of your CV in word format. We look forward to hearing from you.


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Hotel/Community Manager (New Opening) – Dubai

Hotels & Serviced Apartments

Dubai UAE

Community Manager – Residential Tower (New Opening) – Hospitality Group –Dubai

*Expected starting date: January 2021

The Company

This is one of the leading family-owned trading, investment and property development companies in Dubai that encompasses a multitude of properties, ranging from residential buildings and villas to mixed-use commercial skyscrapers which include hotels and hotel apartments.

The Concept

This residential concept will be a “ready-to-move into” and fully furnished and connected studios and apartments mainly focused around mid-career corporate individuals. freelancers or entrepreneurs. The key element to its success is the community factor in the tower, which is enabled through social events and gatherings or interactions between like-minded residents. There will be generous & design-driven public areas including a restaurant/café, casual lounges and social/working public spaces.

The Role

  • Creating and planning communal experiences that are culturally vibrant, intellectually stimulating, physically inspiring, and emotionally transformative for the residents
  • Organising a cultural calendar built around enriching activities, stimulating workshops, excursions, seminars and other social initiatives and events (on and off premises) with the aim of “connecting the dots” within the resident community as well as with the wider community of professionals, creatives, entrepreneurs, freelancers and other interesting people living and/or visiting Dubai.
  • Identifying unique experiences within the neighbourhood, Dubai and outside of the city.
  • Connecting with people from within the resident community that can further enrich the cultural and social value of the venue and brand
  • Fulfil an ambassador-like role of their communal living brand and its values with local and international brands, artists, bloggers, local celebrities and socialites, the media including social media and other influencers and opinion leaders in the wider community

Preferred experience/background

  • Minimum 5 year experience in a managerial role with an established lifestyle hotel with a co-living brand or in a private members’ club.
  • Education: Bachelor level
  • Must be able to speak good English and have an extrovert, charismatic personality.

The Package

  • Salary Package between £52.200 to £81.600/year net + bonus over performance
  • Visa and Medical Insurance
  • Free Accommodation (single room with all amenities) and meals
  • Paid Air Ticket
  • 5 day working week
  • Outstanding career prospects with this highly progressive group


If you would like to know more or you would like to apply for this truly exceptional Community Manager opportunity, please send at Maria Davies a copy of your CV in word format. We look forward to hearing from you.

Please Note: Unfortunately, due to the high volume of responses to our advertisements we are only able to respond to successful Community Manager applicants. If you have not had a response from us within 3 working days, please assume that your application has not been successful.


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Reservations and Guest Relation Manager

Hotels & Serviced Apartments

London City




£35,000 – £40,000+ plus bonus – and so much more… on!

The Company

Our client is an established, dynamic and progressive property investment company with residential and commercial interests across the UK. The company is launching an exciting new start up business, to provide serviced apartment accommodation in London to the corporate and leisure markets. The company has a portfolio of Central London properties ready to market for short and extended stays. As the entire property portfolio is owned by the company, this provides an exceptionally strong balance sheet that underpins their long-term success. To implement their future growth strategy, this boutique company is now actively seeking to appoint a Reservations and Guest Relations Manager.

The Role

What are we looking for in a Reservations and Guest Relations Manager?

The prime function of the Guest Relations & Reservations Manager is initially to maximise occupancy at the company’s high-end serviced apartment property situated in the City of London.

The successful Reservations and Guest Relations Manager will need to:

  • Have a strong working knowledge of the London short and extended stay market
  • Have experience in managing booking platforms to maximise occupancy
  • Be experienced in using social media to increase direct bookings
  • Have previous experience gained from working in busy reservations environment within the leisure and tourism market
  • Plan and organise workload to ensure that highest standards of customer service, satisfaction and care whilst meeting challenging conversion targets
  • Identify customer needs and convert enquiries to bookings
  • Deal with queries and bookings in a polite and efficient manner adhering to company standards
  • Build appropriate relationships with customers and bookers that encourage rebooking and the company as a preferred supplier
  • Encourage bookers to complete online surveys
  • Have a passion for delivering excellent guest experiences with a friendly disposition to smile
  • Be impeccable presented with excellent appearance interpersonal skills with a good command of English
  • Have bundles of self-drive and natural initiative
  • Have the natural ability to work to tight deadlines, be well organised and have exceptional attention to detail
  • Be ambitious to develop within a dynamic, progressive organisation
  • Provide proof to be eligible to work in the United Kingdom

The Future

With a wide array of other high-end UK property developments in progress the Directors are ambitious that, in due course, this role develops into an Asset Manager role overseeing the company’s broad portfolio of assets. The skills required to make a success of such a role with necessitate a broader base of financial skills and capabilities which the Directors are only too willing to teach.

The Rewards

  • Starting salary £35,000 – £40,000 per annum
  • Generous Bonus
  • Oh yes…and a fabulous future with a dynamic, privately owned property development company

What Next?

If you believe that you have the appropriate experience to make a success of this role of Reservations and Guest Relations Manager and would like to apply for the role please send me a copy of your CV, in word format to

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 applicants. If you have not had a response from us within 5 working days, please assume that your application has not been successful.

Gordon Charles Recruitment is dedicated to recruitment in the Hospitality Industry.





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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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