Career Opportunities

Want to find out more about working with us here at The Old Hall? We are always looking for new staff to join our ever-growing team.

Please see below for what opportunities we are currently employing for;

 

 

 

Operations & Events Manager Job description

 

The Old Hall Ely is currently looking for an Events & Operations Manager to join their extremely friendly, hard-working and growing team. We are a family run business, with a strong family ethos at the heart of The Old Hall.

We are a busy Wedding Venue, which also has 15 bedrooms which are used exclusively for events on most weekends and on a B&B basis during the week.

We are seeking a dedicated Operations & Events Manager who demonstrates a hands-on approach and loves being at the centre of events. You will be a key member to the events team, working together to ensure each wedding and event is accurately organised and exceeds guests’ expectations.

The ideal candidate will have strong operational experience with the ability to oversee and manage events. Ideally you will have come from a hospitality background of food and beverage, catering or events. This position is a customer facing position therefore delivery of exceptional customer service is always to be provided.

Duties:

  • Showing suppliers where they are required to be on the day of the event
  • Event managing and being responsible for the overall venue
  • Setting up of the marquee and bar operation for all events
  • Ensuring ALL licences are adhered to
  • Dealing with guest enquires and offering customer service
  • Checking guests in on arrival
  • Handling any customer complaints and issues professionally
  • Training staff – maintaining standards

 

Skills and Experience:

  • You MUSTworked in an operational role previously within hospitality
  • Exceptional customer service
  • You should have strong communication skills
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Flexible to work shifts
  • Be passionate about customer service and going the extra mile

Please note: You will be required to work a range of different hours to suit the weddings and events that take place throughout the year – these hours could be: 8am – 6pm or 10am – 7.30pm or 3pm – close. Weekend work a must.

Rate of pay plus holiday pay & pension.

Job Type: Permanent

Pay: £23,000 – £24,000 per annum (dependant on experience)

If you feel you are suitable for the position, please contact us with your CV to events@theoldhallely.co.uk

 

 

 

Chef de Partie (CDP)

Position Title: Chef de Partie / CDP

Reports To: Sous Chef /Head Chef

As a Chef De Partie (CDP) you are responsible supporting the Head and Sous Chef in a busy kitchen delivering consistently high-quality food, handle purchase orders and ensure that items arriving without authorization are not received.

Ensures the highest standards and consistent quality in the daily preparation and keeps up to date with the new products, recipes and preparation techniques.

 

Chef de Partie Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Takes care of daily food preparation and duties assigned by the superiors to meet the standard and the quality set by the Restaurant.
  2. Follows the instructions and recommendations from the immediate superiors to complete the daily tasks.
  3. Coordinates daily tasks with the Sous Chef.
  4. Responsible to supervise junior chefs or commis.
  5. Able to estimate the daily production needs and checking the quality of raw and cooked food products to ensure that standards are met.
  6. Ensure that the production, preparation and presentation of food are of the highest quality at all times.
  7. Ensure highest levels of guest satisfaction, quality, operating and food costs on an ongoing basis.
  8. Knowledge of all standard procedures and policies pertaining to food preparation, receiving, storage and sanitation.
  9. Full awareness of all menu items, their recipes, methods of production and presentation standards.
  10. Follows good preservation standards for the proper handling of all food products at the right temperature.
  11. Operate and maintain all department equipment and reporting of malfunctioning.
  12. Ensure effective communication between staff by maintaining a secure and friendly working environment.
  13. Establishing and maintaining effective inter-departmental working relationships.
  14. Have excellent knowledge of menu creation, whilst maintaining quality and controlling costs in a volume food business.
  15. Personally responsible for hygiene, safety and correct use of equipment and utensils.
  16. Ability to produce own work in accordance with a deadline and to assist and encourage others in achieving this aim.
  17. Checks periodically expiry dates and proper storage of food items in the section.
  18. Consults daily with Sous Chef and Executive chef on the daily requirements, functions and also about any last minute events.
  19. Guides and trains the subordinates on a daily basis to ensure high motivation and economical working environment.
  20. Should be able to set an example to others for personal hygiene and cleanliness on and off duty.
  21. Daily feedback collection and reporting of issues as they arise.
  22. Assess quality control and adhere to hotels service standards.
  23. Carry out any other duties as required by management.

 

 

 

Commis Chef

Are you an experienced and passionate commis chef seeking a full time permanent role within a beautiful establishment on the outskirts of Ely?

If this sounds like you please read on…

Our client is looking for a dedicated commis chef to join the team within the 5* Wedding Venue and Bed & Breakfast, where they will be able to assist with weddings and dinner parties.

As a Commis Chef, you are responsible for preparing and presenting high quality dishes to deliver an excellent Guest and Member experience. A Commis Chef would also be required to prepare breakfast for accommodation guests, all mis-en-place and contribute to departmental targets. Specifically, you will be responsible for performing the following tasks to the highest standards:

· Prepare and present high quality dishes within company guidelines

· Keep all working areas clean and tidy and ensure no cross contamination

· Assist other departments wherever necessary and maintain good working relationships

· Report maintenance, hygiene and hazard issues

· Comply with security, fire regulations and all health and safety and food safety legislation

· Awareness departmental targets and strive to achieve them as part of the team

Requirements:

· NVQ Level 1 (Minimum)

· Positive attitude

· Good communication skills

· Ability to work under pressure

· Ability to work on own or in teams

· Previous kitchen experience in similar role

· Basic food hygiene

 

 

 

 

 

Part Time & Full Time Housekeeper

The Old Hall Ely is currently looking for Housekeepers to join their extremely friendly, hard-working and growing team.

We are a busy Wedding Venue, which also has 15 bedrooms which are used exclusively for events on most weekends and on a B&B basis during the week.

We are offering part time and full time positions with shifts including weekends & evenings.

Duties would include the following, and more;

  • Turn around bedrooms & bathrooms in a timely manner, making sure they meet our 5-star standards
  • Restock room & cupboard supplies such as drinking glasses, soaps, shampoos etc.
  • Make sure all facilities in the venue are well-kept at all times
  • Make sure appliances in the rooms are kept in working order, and report them if not
  • Clean the bar areas in both the main house and marquee
  • Keep the marquee clean and tidy and assist in the pack down on an event day
  • Get all laundry washed, dried, ironed and put away in its proper place
  • Assist in putting the delivery of stock away
  • On event days, assist with the collection and polishing of glasses for the bar
  • Clear away breakfast dining room & wash up

Previous experience in a similar position is a plus but most importantly we are looking for people who share our vision and values and have a genuine passion for hospitality.

Salary: £8.00 – £9.00 per hour plus holiday pay & pension.

 

 

 

 

Full or Part Time Housekeeping Supervisor

The Old Hall Ely is currently looking for a Housekeeping Supervisor to join their extremely friendly, hard-working and growing team.

We are a busy Wedding Venue, which also has 15 bedrooms which are used exclusively for events on most weekends and on a B&B basis during the week.

We are offering either a part time (minimum of 3 shifts per week) or a full time position with shifts including weekends starting at 8am until circa 3pm. The days of work will be set to cover the days off of the Head Housekeeper or/and Senior Supervisor and then at least one day to handover with Head Housekeeper or/and Senior Supervisor.

Duties would include the following, and more;

  • Managing the housekeeping team in the absence of the Head Housekeeper or/and Senior Supervisor
  • Ensuring that the bedrooms & bathrooms are turned around in a timely manner, making sure they meet our 5-star standards
  • Restock room & cupboard supplies such as drinking glasses, soaps, shampoos etc. Checking stock and communicating any shortages with line manager
  • Make sure all facilities in the venue are well-kept at all times
  • Make sure appliances in the rooms are kept in working order, and report them if not
  • Clean the bar areas in both the main house and marquee
  • Get all laundry washed, dried, ironed and put away in its proper place
  • Assist in putting the delivery of stock away
  • Clear away breakfast dining room & wash up

Previous experience in a similar position is essential

Salary: £8.00 – £9.00 per hour plus holiday pay & pension.

 

 

 

 

Part Time Potwash

The Old Hall Ely is currently looking for a pot washer who can work in the evenings and weekends. Evening shifts during the week start at 6pm until 10pm approximately, however, when we have a wedding/event then longer shifts are available from 12noon – 10pm dependant on timings for the day.

Working in our kitchen you will be responsible for:

Setting up the pot-wash, washing all pots, pans, crockery and cutlery and any other general housekeeping jobs required. The Chefs may also require help with some prep work as required.

Salary: £7.00-£9.00 per hour plus holiday pay & pension.

 

 

 

 

Part Time Breakfast Host

The Old Hall Ely is a family owned Wedding Venue and 5 Star Bed & Breakfast, located 1 mile from Ely.

We are looking for a Breakfast Host who can work a few mornings a week from 7am to circa 10am and will be mainly focused on providing a high quality breakfast experience for our guests.

The main tasks include:

  • Setting up the breakfast room
  • Seating guests, taking breakfast orders, including hot drinks and serving
  • Answering calls
  • Helping guests with any special requests – such as ordering taxis
  • Taking and passing on messages
  • Passing on any guests’ requests, eg to housekeeping
  • Checking out guests as required and taking payment

Salary: £9.00-£10.00 per hour plus holiday pay & pension

 

 

 

 

Part Time Front of House Manager/Restaurant Host

The Old Hall Ely is looking for smartly presented Restaurant Host / Front of House Member to join our busy Bed & Breakfast and Events Team.

You will need to be personable and confident when dealing with people, as well as friendly. You will also need to be extremely reliable & punctual and possess a good working attitude towards staff and management.

Hours are subject to restaurant and event bookings we have at The Old Hall, however we are an extremely busy Bed & Breakfast with Restaurant and Events. However, the majority of hours will be evenings and weekends.

The role during restaurant evenings will include general restaurant and bar work, including greeting guests, taking food and drink orders, being knowledgeable about food and drinks, serving guests and also taking payments.

Then for weddings/events helping the Event Manager get all catering items ready for the wedding service, Co-ordinate with Chefs and Waiting Staff to ensure the canape service runs smoothly. Be on hand for all the guests and the couple in the marquee during the food service.

Experience in hospitality is essential.

Job Types: Part-time, Permanent

Salary: £9.00-£10.00 per hour plus holiday pay & pension

 

 

 

 

Part Time Bar Staff

The Old Hall Ely is currently in search of well-presented and conscientious bar members to join our extremely friendly, hard-working and growing team.

Working within a 5-star prestigious wedding venue, you will be required to cover the following duties within a timely fashion:

  • Delivering exceptional customer service
  • Greeting guests with a smile and a friendly demeanour at all times
  • Taking drink orders and fulfilling them
  • Collecting and polishing glassware
  • Taking card and cash payments
  • Assisting in the set up and clear down of events

You will need to be personable and confident when dealing with people, be extremely reliable & punctual and possess a good working attitude towards staff and management.

Hours are subject to events and weddings we have at The Old Hall, however we are an extremely busy venue with 120 weddings booked on average every year.

Your work hours would primarily be on weekends (Friday-Sunday), however we do have midweek weddings and events too.

Previous bar experience is essential.

Salary: £8.00 – £10.00 per hour plus holiday pay & pension

 

 

 

 

Part Time Events Manager

We are seeking a dedicated Events Manager who demonstrates a hands-on approach and loves being at the centre of events.  You will be a key member to the events team, working together to ensure each wedding and event is accurately organised and exceeds guests’ expectations.

The ideal candidate will have strong operational experience with the ability to oversee and manage events.  Ideally you will have come from a hospitality background of food and beverage, catering or events.  This position is a customer facing position therefore delivery of exceptional customer service is always to be provided.

Duties:

  • Showing suppliers where they are required to be on the day of the event
  • Event managing and being responsible for the overall venue
  • Setting up of the marquee and bar operation for all events
  • Ensuring ALL licences are adhered to
  • Dealing with guest enquires and offering customer service
  • Checking guests in on arrival
  • Handling any customer complaints and issues professionally
  • Training staff – maintaining standards

 

Skills and Experience:

  • You MUST worked in an operational role previously within hospitality
  • Exceptional customer service
  • You should have strong communication skills
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Flexible to work shifts
  • Be passionate about customer service and going the extra mile

Please note:  You will be required to work a range of different hours to suit the weddings and events that take place throughout the year  – these hours could be: 8am – 6pm or 10am – 7.30pm or 3pm – close. Weekend work a must. 

Salary: £9-£10 per hour plus holiday pay & pension

 

 

 

If you have any questions, or would like to apply, then please send through your CV to us at events@theoldhallely.co.uk