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We have several vacancies at our Greenlands Hotel, part of the University of Reading. These offer a great opportunity to join our friendly community and diverse group of co-workers.
Greenlands Hotel is part of Henley Business School and is situated in 30 acres of beautiful countryside in the Chiltern Valley on the banks of the River Thames, two miles from Henley-on-Thames. The property boasts of 100 ensuite bedrooms and conference rooms. Please visit Greenlands Hotel for more details about our hotel and facilities.
We deliver an exceptional service experience, and our operational and support staff play a significant part in delivering the Henley experience. Your contribution will play a major role in sustaining our quality reputation.
We know how to look after our staff; throughout the pandemic we kept our staff on full pay – unlike many hospitality employers. We take pride in the fact that a lot of our senior managers started their careers either in the kitchens or in other front-of-house roles and are now leading our hospitality teams.
What we expect from you:
Good communication skills and an eye for detail A positive and flexible approach to work Strong focus on customer service Reliable attendance and time keeping A good work ethic.
Live-in accommodation at low cost – no travelling expensesEnhanced payments for some of our roles for working unsocial hoursCompany contributory pension scheme21 days annual leave – the hotel is closed over Easter and Christmas36-hour working weekDiscounted gym membershipFull training and development opportunities providedAn engaging and supportive work environmentEmployee Assistance Programme, which offers independent, free, confidential support and counselling service
We are looking for a skilled pastry chef to work in all areas of the kitchen. You will have an understanding of current trends and have the desire to assist in developing new menu ideas, whilst consistently delivering food of the highest quality to our guests. You may be required to work weekends, working 5 days out of 7, various shifts, earliest start 07.00 and latest finish is 21.30, working 36 hours a week.
We are looking for a dedicated skilled chef who possesses knowledge of current trends and has an eye for detail and desire to consistently deliver food service of the highest quality to our guests. You may be required to work weekends, working 5 days out of 7, various shifts, earliest start 07.00 and latest finish is 21.30, working 36 hours a week.
We are looking for skilled, dedicated and motivated staff to work in all areas of our Restaurants and who have the desire to consistently deliver the highest quality of service to our guests. You will work various shifts over 5 days, with the earliest start 07.00 and latest finish 21.30, working 36 hours a week. You may be required to work weekends.
We have multiple opportunities for Household Assistants to join our Greenlands Hotel.
The Household Assistant role is responsible for the cleaning of designated areas, including guest bedrooms, conference, and public areas. You will be required to work 5 days out of 7, this may require working weekends. We offer a variety of shifts, with earliest start time of 06.00.
Dereck St Clair, Head of Hotel Operations
“Many years ago, I joined Henley as a Consultant Chef on a six-month contract; I have never looked back! I grasped the many training opportunities that working for Henley offered: developing the skills and knowledge to run the Food & Beverage operation; then our Courier & Postal business; the Security operation; and our Audio-Visual Services – before being offered my current position as Head of Hotel Services. Extremely grateful for these opportunities, and proud of my own achievements, I also highly value and appreciate the enduring influence that our supportive organisation has had on our extended ‘Henley family’, which over the years has included highly talented individuals from many different countries, cultures, and backgrounds.”
Jaime Alto, Front of House Manager
“I joined the team, on a part-time basis, six years ago when I was over from Canada on a working holiday visa. I was delighted when the opportunity arose for me to return in a full-time capacity – and have been leading the Front of House team for the past five years.”
Dhanu Thapa, Supervisor, Household Department
“Originally employed as a Household Assistant in 2012, I was promoted to Supervisor in 2015. When I first started, I was in awe of the surroundings and continually took photographs of the changing seasons! Henley’s Greenlands campus is a fantastic place to work. I have always found colleagues extremely friendly and helpful. All the departments work together as part of a team, with one goal in mind – delivering exceptional customer service. I feel that my voice is always heard here and I continue to develop within my role, feeling valued and appreciated in all that I do.”
Marco Bernardino, Deputy Catering Services Manager
“My first job outside of Portugal was with Henley – and that was 17 years ago. I started in Housekeeping, moved into Catering and have worked my way up from Catering Assistant to where I am now. The opportunity to live in and improve my English was what brought me over in the first place – but the opportunities for progression are why I have stayed.”
“We both had the best time and that was down to the care and attention to detail each and every team member showed in the run up to the wedding and on the day.”
“All our friends and family commented on how helpful the staff were from the lovely team at breakfast who suggested taking some fruit for later as it was a long day and my mum was running around a bit too much to eat! To the amazing food and service at the wedding breakfast.”
Paul Rodrigues, Catering and Conference Services Manager
“I started out as a Trainee Chef and worked my way up to Catering Manager. The people are amazing – this is a great place to work with a rich history and a wonderful setting”.
“Matthew and I had a fantastic day and thanks to the staff at Greenlands it all went smoothly and everything was very well organised. All members of staff were incredibly professional and please pass on our thanks to everyone working on the day. Many guests commented on how amazing the venue was and how good the staff were.”
Roland Kemble, Sous Chef
“I started as a Trainee Chef; now I’m a Sous Chef. Our menus and functions are so different – it makes our jobs exciting.”
Maria Angela Perez, Team Leader
“Just happy here! I planned to stay for one year… now I’ve been working here for six years as a Team Leader in the Restaurant. If you are looking for stability, progression and a fair salary – this is your place.”
We understand that application processes can be time consuming and off putting so our application process is very straightforward. If you are interested in one of these roles, please get in touch with the relevant hiring manager below:
Please call Paul Rodrigues, Catering and Conference Services Manager 01491 414560 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to apply for the kitchen/restaurant vacancies.
Please call Eve Collins, Housekeeping Manager on 01491 418 805 or email email@example.com to apply for the housekeeping vacancies.
View our wonderful venue with a view from above or take a step inside via our virtual tour.