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Dromoland Castle – A way of life

Hospitality is a vocation, not just a job, and it takes special talents and commitment to be a hospitality professional.

Our team is characterised by diligent, talented people who genuinely love hospitality; who delight in taking care of guests; who strive for quality and excellence; who are friendly and positive; who are highly motivated and enthusiastic; who instinctively will always go that extra mile to create the magic of Dromoland!

Equally, knowledge and experience are prized, and we welcome talented candidates from across the globe who have worked in other comparable hotels and whose expertise will enhance what we already do.

In applying to join our team, you will need to be prepared for the mental and physical challenges that comes with working in hospitality as well as the opportunities this unique five-star property will provide.

Full Time Learning & Development Officer
Full Time Commis Chef - Pastry
Full Time Chef De Partie - Pastry
Full Time - Chef De Partie
Full Time - Demi Chef De Partie
Full Time - Commis Chef
Full Time Cocktail Bar Person
Cellar Person
Full Time Room Service Supervisor
Fine Dining Waiter/Waitress - Full Time
Figtree - Food & Beverage Assistant - Full Time
Full Time Receptionist
Accommodation Assistant
Full Time Night Porter
Part Time Golf Academy & Outdoor Attendant 
Full Time Learning & Development Officer

 

Seeking a Learning & Development Officer with an interest in HRM, who will help drive L&D initiatives across our two amazing hotels - Dromoland Castle & Country Club Estate and The Inn at Dromoland, Co Clare.

He/she will:

  • Assist in the implementation of Learning & Development & HR strategy
  • Have accountability for day-to-day L&D & HR Administration, projects & activities 
  • Have specific accountability for coordinating all Learning & Development activities
  • Implement the computerized Flow Hospitality Training Systems 
  • Co-ordinate in-house intranet, ESS & other on-line mediums 
  • Carry out on-boarding of new associates & other training events
  • Co-ordinate employee well-being, performance & progression, benefit & reward programs, CSR activities etc.
  • Provision of support & guidance in relation to HRM, grievances, employee relations etc.

Essential education & experience requirements include:

  • CIPD/3rd level qualification in L&D or HRM or equivalent
  • Trained Trainer qualification – QQI Level 5
  • ECDL/computer & Social Media competency
  • At least 2 years’ experience in L&D or HRM role - Hotel experience is preferable but not essential

This is a full-time permanent position, Mon-Fri 9am - 5.00pm – excellent compensation and benefits!

Full Time Commis Chef - Pastry

 

COMMIS CHEF

Overview of the role:

  • Full Time position.
  • Working schedule is from Monday – Sunday along with a variety of shifts available, however, due to nature of our business, flexibility is required.
  • Ensuring that food is prepared to a 5 star standard.
  • Food preparation in assigned section of the Kitchen.
  • Maintaining a high level of personal and operative hygiene.
  • Adhering to Food Hygiene and HACCP systems already in place.
  • Opening and closing procedures of the section.
  • Assisting in other section of the Resorts Kitchens when required.

Candidate must have:

  • Must be well organised.
  • Have 3rd level culinary qualification.
  • Have previous kitchen experience.
  • Have a level of high service standards that are the expectation of star guests.
  • Must be focused on standards with excellent attention to detail.

Motivations:

  • Accommodation can be provided as part of your contractual agreement with this role.
  • Full training is provided and work with a team of professional chefs.
  • Resort Benefits are available e.g. discounts on accommodation, food and beverage. Leisure Centre membership and Estate activities.

 

Full Time Chef De Partie - Pastry

CHEF DE PARTIE

Overview of the role:

  • Full Time position.
  • Ensuring that food is prepared to a 5 star standard.
  • Ensuring food hygiene practices are maintained at all times.
  • The smooth running of their section.
  • Catering for Restaurant, Bar Food and Banqueting outlets.
  • Assisting in other sections of the Kitchen when required.

Candidate must have:

  • Must be well organised.
  • Have 3rd level culinary qualification.
  • Have previous experience in a 4 or 5 star Hotel Kitchen.
  • Have a level of high service standards that are the expectation of star guests.
  • Must be focused on standards with excellent attention to detail.
  • Must be organised, efficient and systematic in their work procedures and have strong inter-personal skills and be able to motivate and lead others. 

Motivations:

  • Accommodation can be provided as part of your contractual agreement with this role.
  • Full training is provided and work with a team of professional chefs.
  • Resort Benefits are available e.g. discounts on accommodation, food and beverage. Leisure Centre membership and Estate activities.
Full Time - Chef De Partie

CHEF DE PARTIE

Overview of the role:

  • Full Time position.
  • Ensuring that food is prepared to a 5 star standard.
  • Ensuring food hygiene practices are maintained at all times.
  • The smooth running of their section.
  • Catering for Restaurant, Bar Food and Banqueting outlets.
  • Assisting in other sections of the Kitchen when required.

Candidate must have:

  • Must be well organised.
  • Have 3rd level culinary qualification.
  • Have previous experience in a 4 or 5 star Hotel Kitchen.
  • Have a level of high service standards that are the expectation of star guests.
  • Must be focused on standards with excellent attention to detail.
  • Must be organised, efficient and systematic in their work procedures and have strong inter-personal skills and be able to motivate and lead others. 

Motivations:

  • Accommodation can be provided as part of your contractual agreement with this role.
  • Full training is provided and work with a team of professional chefs.
  • Resort Benefits are available e.g. discounts on accommodation, food and beverage. Leisure Centre membership and Estate activities.
Full Time - Demi Chef De Partie

DEMI CHEF DE PARTIE

Overview of the role:

  • Full Time position.
  • Ensuring that food is prepared to a 5 star standard.
  • Ensuring food hygiene practices are maintained at all times.
  • The smooth running of their section.
  • Catering for Restaurant, Bar Food and Banqueting outlets.
  • Assisting in other sections of the Kitchen when required.

Candidate must have:

  • Must be well organised.
  • Have 3rd level culinary qualification.
  • Have previous experience in a 4 or 5 star Hotel Kitchen.
  • Have a level of high service standards that are the expectation of star guests.
  • Must be focused on standards with excellent attention to detail.
  • Must be organised, efficient and systematic in their work procedures and have strong inter-personal skills and be able to motivate and lead others. 

Motivations:

  • Accommodation can be provided as part of your contractual agreement with this role.
  • Full training is provided and work with a team of professional chefs.
  • Resort Benefits are available e.g. discounts on accommodation, food and beverage. Leisure Centre membership and Estate activities.
Full Time - Commis Chef

 

COMMIS CHEF

Overview of the role:

  • Full Time position.
  • Working schedule is from Monday – Sunday along with a variety of shifts available, however, due to nature of our business, flexibility is required.
  • Ensuring that food is prepared to a 5 star standard.
  • Food preparation in assigned section of the Kitchen.
  • Maintaining a high level of personal and operative hygiene.
  • Adhering to Food Hygiene and HACCP systems already in place.
  • Opening and closing procedures of the section.
  • Assisting in other section of the Resorts Kitchens when required.

Candidate must have:

  • Must be well organised.
  • Have 3rd level culinary qualification.
  • Have previous kitchen experience.
  • Have a level of high service standards that are the expectation of star guests.
  • Must be focused on standards with excellent attention to detail.

Motivations:

  • Accommodation can be provided as part of your contractual agreement with this role.
  • Full training is provided and work with a team of professional chefs.
  • Resort Benefits are available e.g. discounts on accommodation, food and beverage. Leisure Centre membership and Estate activities.

 

Full Time Cocktail Bar Person

Cocktail Bar Person 

Overview of the role.

Full Time position.

Working schedule is from Monday – Sunday along with a variety of shifts available, however, due to nature of our business, flexibility is required.

Drinks service in the Cocktail Bar, Gallery and Drawing Room in the Castle.

Assisting with the Gallery food menu and Afternoon Tea service.

Opening and Closing Procedures.

Assisting in the function bars of the Hotel when the when the need arises.

The setup and service of private parties.

Ensuring the guest needs is looked after in a timely and efficient manner.

Special Requirements.

Possess an excellent level of Bar experience, preferably at 4 or 5 star level.

Have a friendly, chatty and outgoing personality.

Must be well organised and be able to manage busy service periods.

 Motivations.

Accommodation can be provided as part of your contractual agreement with this role.  Full training is provided. 

 

Cellar Person

CELLAR PERSON

Overview of the role:

  • Full Time Position
  • Working schedule is from Monday – Sunday along with a variety of shifts available, however, due to nature of our business, flexibility is required.
  • To ensure the Cellar areas and cold rooms are maintained in a hygienically clean, neat and organised condition.
  • To ensure that all deliveries are checked on arrival, that they correspond with the order given and that all products are in good condition before accepting.
  • To effect and maintain an efficient stock rotation system (F.I.F.O)
  • To provide the Bar Managers with an updated stock list at the end of each week from which to base the weekly orders from.
  • To make yourself familiar with the function sheets and liaise with Bar Managers to ensure that relevant stock needed is on site and function/private bars are correctly stocked as required.
  • To restock the Cocktail Bar as per request.
  • To ensure empties are returned to suppliers and that no backlog of crates/kegs are evident.
  • To keep the bottle yard in a clean and tidy manner and ensuring that bottles are recycled correctly.
  • To clean beer lines in all cellars on a regular basis. Keep records of same for inspection.

 

Candidate must have:

  • Must be very well organised.
  • Must have relevant work experience.
  • Must be focused on standards with excellent attention to detail.

 

Motivations:

  • Accommodation can be provided as part of your contractual agreement with this role.
  • Resort Benefits are available e.g. discounts on accommodation, food and beverage. Leisure Centre membership and Estate activities.
Full Time Room Service Supervisor

Full Time Room Service Supervisor 

Ideal candidate will be responsible for: -

  • The management and service of the Room Service Department.
  • Ensuring the timely and efficient delivery of all room service deliveries and gallery service.
  • Ensuring the guests’ needs are looked after in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Preparation all room service and gallery trays to a 5-star standard.
  • Ensuring delivery and collection of trays.
  • Assisting in other food and beverage department when the need arises.
  • Ensuring good teamwork and interdepartmental communications.

Ideal candidate will need to have: -

  • Have a minimum 1-2 years’ experience at supervisory level in a 4-star or 5-star property. 
  • Possess excellent communication skills with a strong guest focus.
  • Have a good ability to lead and motivate.
  • Must be well organised and be able to manage busy service periods.

Motivation: -

  • Accommodation can be provided as part of your contractual agreement with this role.
  • Full Training is provided and work with a team of professionals,
  • Resort benefits are available, e.g., discounts on hotel accommodation, food and beverage
  • Discounted leisure centre membership and leisure Estate activities.
Fine Dining Waiter/Waitress - Full Time

FINE DINING WAITER/WAITRESS - Full time

Overview of the role:

  • Own station in the Fine Dining Restaurant for Breakfast, Lunch and/or Dinner service. 
  • Pre service duties and after service duties.
  • Ensuring the guest needs are looked after in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Assisting with private dining service that takes place in the Castle and assist in the conference centre when the need arises.
  • Overseeing and training in of commis waiters/waitresses
  • Working schedule is from Monday – Sunday along with a variety of shifts available, however, due to nature of our business, flexibility is required. 

                                                 

Candidate must have:

  • Have an excellent level of Restaurant experience, preferably at 4 or 5 star level.
  • Need to enjoy the slightly more formal service of a Castle.
  • Have a friendly, chatty and outgoing personality.
  • Must be well organised and be able to manage busy service periods.

Motivations:

  • Accommodation can be provided as part of your contractual agreement with this role.
  • Full training is provided and work with a team of professionals.
  • Resort Benefits are available e.g. discounts on accommodation, food and beverage. Leisure Centre membership and Estate activities.

 

Figtree - Food & Beverage Assistant - Full Time

FIGTREE
FULL TIME FOOD AND BEVERAGE ASSISTANT

Overview of the role:

  • Own station in the Fine Dining Restaurant for Breakfast, Lunch and/or Dinner service. 
  • Pre service duties and after service duties.
  • Ensuring the guest needs are looked after in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Assisting with private dining service that takes place in the Castle and assist in the conference centre when the need arises.
  • Working schedule is from Monday – Sunday along with a variety of shifts available, however, due to nature of our business, flexibility is required. 

                                                 

Candidate must have:

  • Have an excellent level of Restaurant experience, preferably at 4 or 5 star level.
  • Need to enjoy the slightly more formal service of a Castle.
  • Have a friendly, chatty and outgoing personality.
  • Must be well organised and be able to manage busy service periods.

Motivations:

  • Accommodation can be provided as part of your contractual agreement with this role.
  • Full training is provided and work with a team of professionals.
  • Resort Benefits are available e.g. discounts on accommodation, food and beverage. Leisure Centre membership and Estate activities.

 

Full Time Receptionist

Receptionist

Overview of the role:

  • Full Time position.
  • Working schedule is from Monday – Sunday along with a variety of shifts available, however, due to nature of our business, flexibility is required.
  • Checking in/out guests.
  • Room billing and charges.
  • Daily lodgements.
  • Credit card balancing.
  • Room allocations.
  • Manning the switchboard.
  • Guest activity bookings.
  • Most importantly guest care and ensuring their needs are looked after during their stay.
  • Working schedule is from Monday – Sunday along with a variety of shifts available, however, due to nature of our business, flexibility is required. As a 5 star hotel our standards are high, so don’t worry, we have a team of professionals who will train you. 

Special Requirements.

  • Must be chatty, guest focused and friendly.
  • Must be well organised and be able to deal with the demands of a busy reception desk.
  • Have previous experience, preferably within the hotel industry
  • Familiarisation with Opera Fidelio front office system.

Motivations:

Accommodation can be provided as part of your contractual agreement with this role.

Accommodation Assistant

Accommodation Assistant 

Ideal candidate will be responsible for: -

  • Maintaining Five Star Accommodation Standards.
  • Servicing and cleaning of bedrooms and some public areas.
  • Create a warm, friendly, and comfortable environment for our guests.
  • Ensuring a high level of security throughout the hotel.
  • Maintaining and stocking of accommodation trolley.
  • Cleaning equipment.

 

Candidate needs to meet the following criteria: -

  • Possess previous experience in accommodation but further training will be organised.
  • Must have excellent attention to detail.  
  • Must be well organised and have a level of high service standards and ability to work under pressure.
  • Have a friendly, chatty and outgoing personality.

 

Working schedule is from Monday – Sunday along with a variety of shifts available, however, due to nature of our business, flexibility is required. Full training is provided.

 

Full Time Night Porter

Full Time Night Porter

Ideal candidate will be responsible for: -

  • Carrying out night function in the hotel.
  • Checking in and out guests, assisting with guest luggage and valet service.
  • Additional front office duties, i.e. generating reports, correct docket posting, reservations enquiries.
  • Carrying out room service and early breakfast duties.
  • Cleaning as per schedule.
  • Meeting room set-up.
  • Ensuring cover is in place for bar service when the need arises.
  • Nightly security checks. 

Ideal candidate will need to have: -

  • A working knowledge of computers and front office skills.
  • Worked in a 4- or 5-star hotel, familiarisation in food & beverage service, cleaning and room set-up.
  • Full clean driving licence is required.

Motivation: -

  • Accommodation can be provided as part of your contractual agreement with this role.
  • Full Training is provided and work with a team of professionals,
  • Resort benefits are available, e.g., discounts on hotel accommodation, food and beverage
  • Discounted leisure centre membership and leisure Estate activities.
Part Time Golf Academy & Outdoor Attendant 

Part Time Golf Academy & Outdoor Attendant 

Ideal candidate will be responsible for: -

  • The smooth operations of the Golf Academy.
  • Ensuring that products/Driving Range tokens/Driving Range balls are re-ordered/collected in good time so to ensure that there is never a shortage
  • Responsible for all administration related duties, i.e. the monies relating to the Golf Academy, Vending machines and Driving Range tokens.
  • For carrying out cleaning in public areas of the Golf Academy.
  • Arrange for agreed services and products to be available to the guest/member in a timely and efficient manner.
  • To assist the Senior Golf Team in relation to the providing cover in the Starter and Ranger departments.
  • To ensure that clubs, trolleys, and carts always are maintained to a high standard.

 

Ideal candidate will need to have: -

  • Golf experience is preferable, but not essential. 
  • An interest in Golf.
  • Must be well organised and be able to manage busy service periods.
  • Have a friendly, chatty, and outgoing personality.

 

Motivation: -

  • Full Training is provided and work with a team of professionals,
  • Resort benefits are available, e.g., discounts on hotel accommodation, food and beverage
  • Discounted leisure centre membership and leisure Estate activities.

Please download the Application Form here and when you have it completed click the button below to send it back to us.

We look forward to hearing from you soon!