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French Polisher (Engineering) - Knightsbridge, London

Jumeirah Carlton Tower
Knightsbridge, London
Competitive + Excellent Service Charge
Closing date
28 May 2024

French Polisher (Engineering) - Knightsbridge, London

About Jumeirah & the Hotel:

For more than two decades, Jumeirah Group, a member of Dubai Holding, has been making a distinct mark on the global hospitality market with its unwavering Stay Different™ brand promise. Its award winning destinations, including the iconic Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, position service beyond expectations, signature dining experiences and artful surroundings at the heart of every guest experience.

Today, Jumeirah operates a world-class portfolio of 26 properties across the Middle East, Europe and Asia, and employs over 9,000 colleagues, representing over 120 nationalities. As Jumeirah continues to expand its global portfolio and scale up its operations to the next level of growth, we remain fully committed to developing and empowering our colleagues to excel in world-class environments. Jumeirah is committed to embedding equality, diversity and inclusion in all its practices, embracing a culture that celebrates diversity. 

Situated in the heart of Knightsbridge, one of London’s most exclusive neighbourhoods, the Carlton Tower Jumeirah is the quintessential address in SW1 where heritage meets contemporary luxury. Featuring 186 beautifully appointed guest rooms, 87 of which have the fantastic benefit of a balcony, a rarity for the capital, enabling guests to take full advantage of the stunning views across London. The property also boasts the city’s largest naturally lit swimming pool, situated at the impressive rooftop health club and spa, The Peak, access to the private Cadogan Gardens and destination Italian restaurant Al Mare.

About the Job:

An opportunity has arisen for a French Polisher to join our Engineering team at The Carlton Tower Jumeirah. The main duties and responsibilities of this role are:

  • Under the direction of the Director of Engineering, Assistant director of Engineering or Engineering Supervisor undertake a range of planned and corrective maintenance and decorative duties to ensure that all our back of house areas and public areas, along with guest bedrooms are maintained and presented at the highest standard.
  • Maintain hotel joinery, finishes and furnishings to the highest standards with polishing techniques and decoration.
  • Undertake projects and completion of painting, wall coverings, silicone works, tiling, French polishing, light carpentry and/or other special repairs works throughout the hotel to ensure that all areas are well maintained and presented.
  • Reports any incidents, complaints, suspicious persons or safety hazards immediately.
  • Input all HotSos generated work requests reported to you into the Hotsos system and record actions and status.
  • Promptly advise your supervisor or duty manager of any serious problems or failures together with any relevant information to aid follow up.
  • Ensure that all necessary safe operating procedures and instructions relating to Health & Safety (including the wearing of the correct PPE) for the task you are performing are followed correctly.
  • Carry out all maintenance repair work in a clean and tidy manner, with particular care an attention taken to minimise the impact of maintenance work on guests within public areas.
  • Project at all times a positive and joyful attitude yet stay composed under pressurised situations in order to create goodwill and nurture working relationships with all colleagues.
  • Complete planned preventive inspections as directed and log on relevant software and log sheets where required updating the maintenance reporting software and relevant log sheets.

About you:

The ideal candidate for this position will have the following experience and qualifications:

  • Decorative trade qualification experience in a luxury hospitality environment.
  • Proven track record of working with high-end materials and finishes, showcasing exceptional attention to detail.
  • Proficiency in using a variety of polishing techniques and tools to achieve impeccable results.
  • Strong understanding of wood types, finishes, and restoration methods commonly found in upscale settings.
  • Certification or training in French polishing techniques or related areas is highly desirable.
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to collaborate effectively with designers, contractors, and other team members to fulfill clients' exacting requirements.

About the Benefits:

Besides generous F&B benefits and reduced hotel rates across our hotels globally, this role has excellent employee benefits making the role attractive to high performers and any applicant who like to associate her/himself with one of the most luxurious brands in the hospitality industry. This includes…

  • Competitive salary + excellent service charge
  • 28 holidays inclusive of Bank Holidays
  • Extra holiday for significant Birthdays (21.30.40. etc.)
  • Life insurance
  • Next pension
  • Jumeirah perks website access – discount
  • F&B and Spa treatment discount
  • Lieu day if you work on Bank Holidays
  • Dry cleaning of uniform or Business attire
  • Meals on duty
  • Employee assistance programs
  • Wellness benefits – Chiropodist, Flu jabs, and more!
  • Taxi service after hours
  • Social events & recognitions programs
  • Ongoing training & development
  • Weeding/Baby gift
  • Cycle scheme
  • Internal transfer scheme
  • Eye test and discount for VDU users
  • Dental cash back plan
  • External transfer scheme

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