Here at Doddington we pride ourselves on our food and hospitality. Our team of chefs produce sensational dishes using the best of the local and seasonal produce available to them including fresh fruit, vegetables and salad from our very own Kitchen Garden; beef from our herd of Lincoln Red Cattle and game from the Estate, as well as produce from the local area.
To assist the Café & Restaurant Manager with the management and coordination of the running of the award winning restaurant & café within Doddington Hall. To assist with the increase of the profile and profitability of the department by providing excellent customer care and exceptional service deliveries.
Duties and Responsibilities
Using proactive approaches to potential clients and intermediaries
Converting enquiries and sales leads to profitable business
Showing potential customers around and communicating with them by telephone, e-mail etc. to ensure customer requirements are met
Liaising with clients to ascertain their precise requirements
To assist when necessary with customer complaints, comments and enquiries
To assist with the planning and implementation of themed events
To supervise and help with the set up and running of events
Ensuring all events & services run smoothly and to a high standard
To help ensure compliance with health and safety, licensing laws and other legal regulations
To assist in the development and training of staff
Assisting with day-to-day troubleshooting and addressing problems as they arise
Assisting the department with ideas and concepts for new events/literature/brochures
Creating revenue generating ideas utilising the resources of Doddington Hall
Providing the marketing department with relevant and interesting information to add to our website and social networking sites
To work in line with our Premises Licence and to make sure aspects are adhered to
Scope and Limits of Authority
Ability to have a flexible approach to work
The ability to communicate with others
The post holder is required to report anything of significance relating to their work to their line manager
Experience of working within a high end restaurant
Experience of working effectively as part of a team
Energy, drive and enthusiasm
Good presentation and interpersonal skills
Skills and Abilities
Highly computer literate
The ability to work under pressure, ensuring the smooth and efficient running of service
Requiring clear communication, excellent organisational skills and attention to detail
Strong, good interpersonal skills for a variety of situations
Ability to motivate others
Ability to prioritise own work in keeping with agreed levels
Good relations with other department heads & staff on a day to day basis are necessary
Personal Licence holder
Clean Driving Licence
40 Hours per week
5 days over 7 (including weekends)
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: £20,800.00 /year
How to apply
CV & covering letter to the email address below
Closing date: Friday 20 July 2018
Two experienced retail staff required for our exclusive Menswear and Womenswear store.
Our clothing store reflects Doddington’s history as a country Estate and offers clothing, footwear and accessories for rural activities, country walks, country sports and country pubs.
We are now recruiting for two, part time, experienced retail sales assistants for our Country Clothing store. Candidates must be professional, self-motivated experienced retailers with an interest in Fashion. A knowledge of country pursuits and technical clothing would be an advantage. Flexibility is a must as the store trades over seven days and will include weekend work. Only candidates with experience of front facing customer service will be considered. Pay based on experience. Hours negotiable
Closing date: 20 July
Hall and Gardens Volunteer
Would you like to be part of a wonderful team of volunteers who are involved in all aspects of the Doddington estate? Whether you want to make friends or simply get involved with a wonderful cause, volunteering at Doddington could be the best decision you ever make.
If you choose to join us here at Doddington we will;
If you are interested in volunteering at Doddington Hall please contact email@example.com or call 01522 812513 for more information.
Sculpture at Doddington Guide
This is an exciting new opportunity to volunteer at Doddington Hall and Gardens this Summer.
Between 28 July and 9 September our Gardens will be transformed for our fourth biennial fine outdoor and indoor Sculpture Exhibition. An exciting, inspiring and beautiful array of sculptures from across the UK and Europe will be displayed in our Gardens and Stable Yard Galleries. With Doddington Hall as a backdrop, our walled gardens, romantic wild gardens and the parkland beyond are the perfect foil for sculpture along with our large indoor gallery in our Stable Yard.
The aim of the role is to provide a welcoming presence and to deal with visitor enquiries, orientation and engagement whilst outdoors. You will also play a key role in presenting Doddington Hall and Gardens and the Sculpture Exhibition to its best advantage to the public and to ensure they have an enjoyable visit. On occasion you will be required to oversee and help visitors contribute to an exciting project, Plastic Fantastic. This will include helping in workshops and assisting and encouraging visitors to add to a sculpture that will be a focal point of the exhibition. You will also assist with the security and protection of the Gardens and its contents by being vigilant at all times while on duty.
This role requires an engaging and outgoing individual who is eager to help others and able to make confident decisions. This role would be particularly appealing to anyone interested in Sculpture, Art, Graphics, Photography, Design and a love of the outdoors.
Your start date would depend on your first available date to volunteer. Applications close 15 July.
The Sculpture Exhibition will be open daily from 28 July – 9 September and hours are 10:45-4.30pm. We are very flexible with how many hours and dates you are able to do and the days of the week that are most suitable for you.
If you are interested in this role then please contact Hannah at Hannah@doddingtonhall.com