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Front of House Manager - 12 month FTC - Reading

De Vere
Reading, Berkshire
£35000 per year
Closing date
22 May 2024

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Front of House Manager - 12 month FTC - Reading

De Vere Wokefield Estate

De Vere Wokefield Estate set in 250 acres of rural Berkshire parkland is home to a historic Mansion House filled with traditional features and the contemporary Wokefield Place that offers state of the art facilities. It has 376 bedrooms and suites, 39 meeting rooms with large event space and a high tech dedicated conference building, an 18-hole PGA approved championship golf course and leisure club. Benedict's Bar, The 1560 Restaurant, The View Restaurant and our Summerhouse are some of our amazing food and beverage options at Wokefield Estate: there really is something for everyone.

Your commute: just outside Reading, we're 10 minutes from J11 of the M4, with fast and direct trains from London Paddington to Reading Train station. We also offer our colleagues a taxi shuttle service to and from Reading train station. 

At De Vere, we warmly welcome everyone and foster a sense of belonging, where each person is valued and appreciated. Join our team and become part of a passionate group of individuals who genuinely care about the experiences we create for our guests and colleagues.

Front of House Manager - 12 month FTC

Are you a Hotel Reception / Front of House Manager looking for your next challenge?

De Vere Wokefield Estate near Reading are recruiting for a Front of House Manager to join the team.

This is a 12 month Fixed term contract providing maternity cover.

As the Front of House Manager you will promote a positive environment where colleagues are multi skilled to ensure our guests always receives the friendliest and most efficient service possible, while also positively approaching any sales opportunity. Working closely with your team, you’ll make sure that all colleagues are aware of each day’s business such as any VIPs of the day and any special requirements that may be needed.

This role includes a nunber of shift patterns such as 7am till 3:30pm, 10:30am till 6pm and 2pm till 10:30pm.

In return the role offers a salary of £35,000 per annum plus excellent benefits including free use of the leisure facilities, an annual 2 night complimentary stay with De Vere, a paid day off for your birthday and a range of Management masterclasses to develop your skills and experience.

Your skills & experience:

  • You have Reception / Front of House management experience ideally within a similar sized hotel
  • You have the ability to quickly build a strong rapport with people, which is vital for this role when liaising with both guests and various different departments and teams across the Hotel
  • You have the ability to motivate and inspire team members, encouraging them to put their heart and soul in to creating memorable moments for our guests
  • You are able to delegate effectively and have excellent communication, organisation and time management skills
  • Experience of using both Opera and Forth would be advantageous




The Pay & Benefits:

At De Vere we pay attention to the thoughtful details that inspire the loyalty of our permanent colleagues. That’s why we are proud to offer the following benefits for the role of Front of House Manager.

  • £35,000 per year
  • Free meals on duty in our colleague dining facilities
  • Stay in shape with complimentary use of the Leisure Club facilities saving you money on costly gym memberships
  • We believe in celebrating your special moments too, which is why we offer an extra paid day off for your birthday, along with a £20 love to shop voucher.
  • As a token of our gratitude for your loyalty, we'll treat you to an annual complimentary 2-night stay with dinner in a De Vere property of your choice, plus additional monetary rewards for reaching long service milestones
  • Discover exclusive perks with our £50 colleague rates for overnight stays at De Vere properties, accompanied by a fantastic 50% discount on Food & Beverage.
  • 31 days holiday each year (increasing annually up to 33 days)
  • Explore our Exclusively Yours Benefits portal, unlocking hundreds of discounts on retail, travel, and leisure activities.
  • We are committed to your growth and offer excellent career progression opportunities, including access to our Apprenticeship programmes and study support.
  • Take advantage of our Employee Assistance Programme, Hospitality Action, providing 24/7 health and wellbeing support, including free counselling.
  • Experience the flexibility and convenience of Wagestream, our financial wellbeing platform, granting you instant access to your pay when you need it.
  • We value your hard work and recognise your achievements through our monthly colleague recognition programme, You Are De Vere, culminating in an exciting annual colleague recognition event.
  • Subsidised travel options to support your journey to or from work
  • Join a supportive team that knows how to have fun with regular team appreciation events, including memorable Christmas and Summer parties.
  • Gain peace of mind with our Company Life Assurance scheme, ensuring financial security for your loved ones.


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