Head Chef & Accommodation/Housekeeping Manager – Hampshire Village

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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