Vacancies at The Villa Levens

We have a number of Career Vacancies at The Villa Levens.


F&B Assistant

The Villa, Hotel, Levens a 140 year old Victorian house that has been fully restored into a 22 bedroom luxury hotel. Is looking to recruit a full & part time Food and Beverage assistant to join this already experienced team to work within our conference & Banquetting, Restuarants & Bars

Located in the South Lake, our venue is furnished to a 5 star standard with the Brettargh Suite for ceremonies and smaller functions and a spectacular purpose built marquee pavilion for all occasions which can hold up to 250 guest. With a choice of 2 restaurants from fine dining to casual. The property is set in 14 acres of parkland and truly has the wow factor.

This is an excellent opportunity for a candidate who has a great passion for great food and hospitality. You are expected to be well presented, friendly, enthusiastic and flexible. You are also required to promote and maintain the reputation of the establishment by providing excellent customer care and service.

We are looking for a smiley and cheerful character with good personality. It is essential you have great communication skills, can work well with the general public, part of a team and are professional and presentable. Someone who is willing go that extra mile.

  • Taking customer orders
  • Assisting with guest queries
  • Serving food and drink
  • Clearing and resetting tables
  • Keeping the work area clean and tidy, and adhering to health and safety policies
  • Other associated tasks as required.

You will ideally have your own transport or live around the area.


Chef

The Villa, Hotel, Levens is an award winning 4 Star and 2 Rosette, 140 year old Victorian house that has been fully restored into a 22 bedroom luxury hotel. We are looking to recruit Chefs to join this already experienced kitchen team.

Located in the South Lakes, Cumbria, our venue is furnished to a 5 star standard with the Brettargh Suite for ceremonies and smaller functions and a spectacular purpose built marquee pavilion for all occasions which can hold up to 250 guest. With a choice of 2 restaurants from fine dining to casual. The property is set in 14 acres of parkland and truly has the wow factor.

The role:
We are looking for at least 2 experienced chefs to join our team and will be offered a role based on experience, skill set, knowledge etc. between Commis Chef and Sous Chef.

Food has always been an important part of the experience at The Villa and if you are looking to develop within a busy environment, opportunities are available for you. As an experienced Chef, you will be work alongside the Head Chef within a thriving kitchen using fresh locally sourced produce. You will be required to meet and exceed the already high standards of food. You should have a real passion for cooking and have experience of modern British cuisine. Ability to work well under pressure. Must have a can do attitude and be a team player. Be consistent with excellent standards of personal presentation. You will need a proven track record as a Chef ideally within a three star hotel or fine dining/bistro restaurant. NVQ or equivalent qualifications would be an advantage. Demonstrate working knowledge of Health & Safety, and hold up to date Food Hygiene certificates. In return we will offer a competitive salary and an excellent training programme and welcome you to be part of the team working for a successful family owned hotel group. If you have the passion and experience, please send your CV, we look forward from hearing from you. We value all applications, unfortunately due to the volume of response we are currently receiving; we are only able to contact candidates whose skills and experience most closely match the requirements of the role. We will however, hold your application on file for a period of 6 months should a suitable alternative arise.

No accommodation is available with this role.


Breakfast Chef

The Villa, Hotel, Levens a 140 year old Victorian house that has been fully restored into a 22 bedroom luxury hotel. Is looking to recruit a Breakfast Chef to join this already experienced kitchen team.

Our 4 Star, awarding winning, 2 AA Rosette hotel is located in the South Lake, our venue is furnished to a 5 star standard with the Brettargh Suite for ceremonies and smaller functions and a spectacular purpose built marquee pavilion for all occasions which can hold up to 250 guest. With a choice of 2 restaurants from fine dining to casual. The property is set in 14 acres of parkland and truly has the wow factor.

The role:
We are looking for an experienced Breakfast Chef to join our team. Food has always been an important part of the experience at The Villa and if you are looking to develop within a busy environment, opportunities are available for you. As an experienced Breakfast Chef you will be working alongside the team within a thriving kitchen using fresh locally sourced produce. You will be required to meet and exceed the already high standards of food. You should have a real passion for cooking and have experience of modern British cuisine. Ability to work well under pressure. Must have a can do attitude and be a team player. Be consistent with excellent standards of personal presentation. You will need a proven track record as a Breakfast Chef ideally within a four star hotel or fine dining/bistro restaurant. NVQ or equivalent qualifications would be an advantage. Demonstrate working knowledge of Health & Safety, and hold up to date Food Hygiene certificates. In return we will offer a competitive salary and an excellent training programme and welcome you to be part of the team working for a successful family owned hotel. If you have the passion and experience, please send your CV, we look forward from hearing from you. We value all applications, unfortunately due to the volume of response we are currently receiving; we are only able to contact candidates whose skills and experience most closely match the requirements of the role. We will however, hold your application on file for a period of 6 months should a suitable alternative arise.

No live in available


Kitchen Porter – Immediate Start

The Villa, Levens are looking for dedicated and reliable full and Part time Kitchen Porters to join our friendly kitchen team, our excellent award winning 4 Star, 2 AA Rosette hotel near Kendal has function rooms for up to 250 guests, 2 Restaurants and 22 luxury bedrooms.

This is a great role for someone who is seeking to start a career in the kitchen.

As a Kitchen Porter, you will be responsible for maintaining standards of cleanliness and supporting the smooth running of the kitchen. Your main duties will involve:

  • collecting and washing pots, pans, plates and cutlery
  • getting pots, pans plates and cutlery back into use as quickly as possible
  • washing and disinfecting kitchen appliances, work surfaces, floors and walls
  • making sure kitchen equipment is properly stored
  • removing and recycling waste from the kitchen
  • maintaining a high level of cleanliness
  • unloading deliveries of food to the kitchen
  • organising the storeroom
  • basic food preparation

At The Villa, Levens we are proud of our reputation for offering exceptional training and development as well as giving opportunities to learn from our talented Head Chefs, local artisans, suppliers and leaders in the culinary field. As a kitchen porter you will have access to training and development if you are looking to progress in the industry.

If you are interested in working with an award winning company and a friendly, fun and professional team who are passionate about good food and drink; we would be delighted to hear from you.

Please note that due to the rural location, your own transport is essential as we do not have live-in available.

Our generous staff benefits also include:

  • Excellent career opportunities within a growing and dynamic company
  • Great company incentives and rewards
  • Employee discounts on our products and in our restaurants and hotels
  • Extensive training and development opportunities with industry leaders
  • Generous holiday allowance

If you believe you are an ideal candidate and would like to apply for one of our vacancies. Please send your CV to Hotel Manager Alex Borg email: alex.borg@thevilla.co.uk  Tel: 01539 980980