Elite Hotels

Head of Maintenance

Wych Cross
Market related
18 Oct 2016
15 Nov 2016
The Recruitment team
Job Type
Full Time
Ashdown Park Hotel, East Sussex has a rare and exciting opportunity available for a Head of Maintenance Closing date: 4th November 2016 Interviews: Week commencing 14th November 2016 Ashdown Park Hotel and Country Club is a stunning grade two listed 106 bedroom country house set in 186 acres of beautiful grounds on the edge of the Ashdown Forest. An award winning 4 Red Star Hotel, fine dining 2 AA Rosette Restaurant and fully equipped Country Club and Spa, we offer our guests a complete experience. Elite Hotels is continually investing in Ashdown Park Hotel with an extensive refurbishment and redevelopment programme and we work hard to keep our Hotel looking fantastic. The role of Head of Maintenance is therefore an integral role within the Management team supporting the hotel on a day to basis. As Head of Maintenance you will have your own dedicated team of maintenance assistants who will look after day to day repairs, preventative maintenance, energy efficiency, compliance with health and safety and fire regulations, as well as management of ongoing maintenance contracts. This is a 'hands on role' and the Head of Maintenance must ensure superlative standards of customer service in all areas of the operation. The role will require strong organisation, leadership and communication skills. You will report directly to the General Manager and the Group Facilities and Property Manager, taking overall responsibility for the general day to day maintenance of the building, as well as statutory compliance. You will make recommendations for larger scale project work and you and your team will also take on smaller projects in house. We are open 365 days a year, seven days a week, so we need to be able to ensure our guests receive outstanding service when it's needed. The Head of Maintenance and their team provide flexible coverage which will include some 'on call duties'. The ideal applicant will have
  • Proven experience as maintenance manager/supervisor in a similar role which is likely to be hotel or other similar residential property
  • Excellent spoken and written English
  • Excellent working knowledge of Health and Safety and Fire Regulations
  • A skill based qualification such as Plumbing, Electrical, or Carpentry etc
  • Ability to deal with a wide range of basic maintenance repairs
  • Good proven organisation and planning skills gained through previous experience
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Good literacy and numeracy skills
In return....

As an Investor In People accredited employer, Elite Hotels offer a wide range of benefits to our employees ensuring they are happy and well rewarded. Along with excellent training, development and progression opportunities some of the other benefits successful candidates would enjoy include:
  • At Elite Hotels, we offer fantastic Company discounts and reduced rates for employees and family members across all four of our stunning hotels in beautiful locations
  • You will earn a share in the Company Gratuities scheme which is performance driven by you and your colleagues
  • We have an Employee Assistance programme managed by Hospitality Action to help you navigate through life's difficulties
  • We operate a childcare voucher scheme offering tax and NI relief when paying a registered childcare provider
  • Our reward and recognition scheme (GEM's - see more information on our careers website) has been highly praised during our Investors in People accreditation
  • Free meals on duty compliments of the Chef
  • Quality uniforms provided and dry cleaned
  • Private Health Care ( subject to qualifying criteria)
  • Company personal contributory pension scheme
  • Free car parking