Career Opportunities

Why work for us

Opened in 2018, Edgbaston Park Hotel is owned by the University of Birmingham and is part of the Preferred Hotels & Resorts collection. The hotel features a contemporary building housing 185 bedrooms, including the 1900 restaurant, bar and lounge as well as variety of impressive meeting and event facilities, all located on a peaceful leafy spot on campus.

Two historic buildings which were bequeathed to the University are also part of the hotel, and have been tastefully restored: Hornton Grange, a 1928 redbrick former family home; and Garth House, a Grade II-listed Arts and Crafts building built in 1900.

Alongside working in a modern, stylish and successful hotel, with friendly staff and an environment which supports personal empowerment and responsibility, we offer:

  • A competitive salary
  • Pension scheme
  • Hotel discounts (staff and family)
  • Meals on duty
  • Discounted WM travel card
  • Uniform
  • Incentives and recognition schemes
  • Training and career development opportunities
  • Employee Assistance Programme (EAP scheme)

Current hotel vacancies

Casual Kitchen Porters

We are looking for a number of casual Kitchen Porters to join our fantastic team and play a key role in the ongoing professional and effective running of our kitchen operation.

The key functions of the role are to:

  • Maintain a supply of clean dishes, glassware, silver, pots etc. for all outlets and functions at the Hotel.
  • Operate the dishwasher and store all cleaned pans and pots in their proper place.
  • Ensure chefs have adequate china and hot plates available.
  • Keep stores clean, with dishes and glasses in the proper location.
  • Assist in the breakdown of banquet functions.
  • Sweep and mop the kitchen and wash clearing counters and shelves.
  • Monitor waste levels in all bins and remove to the refuse area when required.
  • Assist kitchen staff in keeping their areas free of boxed and used equipment.
  • Adhere to all health, sanitation and food safety rules and regulations.

Previous experience in a similar role, within a hotel or Conference and Banqueting environment would be desirable, although not essential. What is more important is that you have good communication skills, the ability to work well within a hard-working and successful team and a passion for delivering exceptional levels of service.

Job Description

Please send your CV and covering letter to careers@edgbastonparkhotel.com.

Closing Date: 20 June 2021

Sous Chef

Contract: Permanent
Hours:
40 hours per week, any five days in seven

We are looking for an experienced Sous Chef to oversee the organisation and the quality of dishes served to guests, from breakfast to a la carte banqueting. You will also be responsible, along with our team of chefs, for cooking all dishes to the highest standards and to supervise the work of all kitchen staff.  You will also support the Head Chef in all culinary aspects and take charge of the kitchen in their absence, ensuring a smooth and efficient operation.

The key functions of the role are to:

  • Demonstrate exceptional customer care within the team in order to meet the service requirements of the Hotel.
  • Oversee the physical food stock-take to ensure efficient cost control.
  • Manage stock ordering to ensure maximum profit with minimum waste and assist with food purchasing.
  • Support the Head Chef in producing department budgets in line with main Hotel budget.
  • Participate in the recruitment, training, development and coaching of all kitchen staff in order to ensure a highly engaged and efficient team.
  • Motivate and engage the kitchen team and encouraging them, at all times, to provide a high-quality service to guests and customers, whilst managing costs and expenses.
  • Support the Head Chef with the creation and implementation of all menus.
  • Comply with all legal requirements and carry out statutory training for all team members.
  • Comply with all food regulations as laid out in the Hotel’s food safety policies.

Alongside your genuine passion for delivering quality food and exceptional levels of service, you should have previous experience in a similar role, ideally within a hotel or conference and banqueting environment and experience of engaging, motivating, developing and coaching kitchen staff at all levels.

Job Description

Please send your CV and covering letter to careers@edgbastonparkhotel.com.

Closing Date: 20 June 2021

Edgbaston Park Hotel and Conference Centre is an equal opportunities employer and applicants will be short-listed and recruited on the sole basis of their relevant skills, experience and qualifications. If you have a disability and require any adjustment to be made to the recruitment process in order for you to participate, please contact careers@edgbastonparkhotel.com or call the HR Team on 0121 414 8927.

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