Hotel Receptionist - Bruton, Somerset

Employer
The Newt in Somerset
Location
Bruton, Somerset
Salary
£23,000 per annum
Closing date
6 Oct 2022
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Hotel Receptionist - Bruton, Somerset

£23,000 per annum plus tronc and Fantastic Benefits

Morning, evening and weekend shifts required

Relocation Assistance available to the right candidate

The Newt in Somerset

The Newt in Somerset is a new and unique destination already attracting a recognition at the highest level.  Our 300-year-old estate complete with woodland, lush gardens and breath-taking views welcomes guests from all over the world. Our hotel is a home from home where our team deliver outstanding service in informal surroundings.  Gardens, orchards, and treetop walkways inspire whilst roaring fires and our wellbeing spa offer tranquillity.

 

 

Food is a passion across the estate, whether hotel or our restaurants or farm shop.  Much is sourced from the estate and trusted local suppliers. 

Department Description

Our reception hosts work in achieving our vision to deliver a seamless guest journey from pre-arrival to post-stay communications and interactions. You will offer the most exceptional guest service possible and nurture a strong sense of pride in the products and services the estate provides. You will also be integral in ensuring a sense of community with colleagues in all parts of the estate.

Position Summary

This is a role for a self-motivated, confident and personable individual with high attention to detail. The role involves working as part of a team to ensure all guest needs are looked after during their experience with us on the estate. Hosting our guests from their arrival to the estate through to and beyond their departure.

Key Responsibilities

 

  • Welcoming guests on arrival
  • Orientating guests around the estate
  • Proactively assist guest’s with enquiries
  • Respond to requests, pre-empting any further enquires guests may have
  • Manage guest expectations
  • Payment handling
  • To have a full knowledge of the services and products that the estate offers
  • Enforce company parameters & cancellation policies
  • Ensure data is stored securely
  • Assist colleagues & other departments where required
  • Support the Great Garden Escape operationally  

Skills and Experience

  • Hotel reception experience preferred
  • Experience in the hospitality industry required
  • Personable
  • Written and verbal communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Time management and the ability to effectively prioritise workload
  • Self-motivated with initiative and genuine interest in guest satisfaction
  • Problem solving skills and innovative thinking
  • Teamworking skills and enjoying working in a team environment
  • Microsoft office and basic computer skills
  • Willingness to learn and work with a variety of systems

Benefits: Excellent Benefits package available from day one including:

  • Exceptional working environment, fresh estate grown meal provided each day
  • 30% online shop discount and free delivery
  • 30% discount in the shops across the estate
  • 30% discount at restaurants across the estate
  • 30% discount on Newt cyder and Babylonstoren wine
  • 50% discount in the Spa
  • Discounted hotel stays for staff
  • Garden Membership
  • Family Events 3 times per year
  • Access to internal/external training qualifications and programmes
  • Cross Training and career development opportunities

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