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Dromoland Castle – A way of life

Recruitment Open Day

Join us on Saturday, 1st February between 10am and 4pm at our sister property, The Inn at Dromoland.

We have full-time, full-time seasonal and part-time positions available.  Knowledge of the job role is required.  Full training is provided for all positions.  Applicants should have a friendly and outgoing personality.

 

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.

We currently have career opportunities for the following roles:

Commis Chef
Part Time Spa Therapist
PGA Assistant in Training
Chef De Partie
Demi Chef de Partie
Breakfast Chef
Senior Receptionist
Junior Receptionist
Leisure Centre Attendant
Room Service Waiter
Restaurant Service
Cocktail Bar Person
Commis Chef

Overview of the role:

Full time, permanent position, working a variety of shifts 5 days over 7 inclusive of some weekends.  The successful candidate will rotate through various sections of the kitchen (e.g. vegetable, fish, meat etc.) building experience under the supervision of an experienced Chef de Partie.  He/she must have an interest in working in fine dining/high end culinary where attention to the finesse, quality and exquisite cooking and presentation are paramount.

Special requirements:

Professional Culinary Degree or minimum of 2 years’ experience in comparable hotel or busy restaurant kitchen.  Sunny personality with good communication skills, work as part of a team in a busy environment.

Motivations:

Role suits a newly graduated or new entrant into chef skills. 

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

Part Time Spa Therapist

Overview of the role:

The Spa at Dromoland is open 7 days a week including weekends.  We have ad hoc, flexible hours available for a qualified spa therapist who is looking to enhance their skillset and provide additional support/cover for our current team.  The most popular treatments that our guests avail of include a range of massages, facials and pedicures and he/she can expect to be doing these.  Friendly, quiet and refined personality that reflects the calming relaxing environment of the Spa.

Special requirements:

Qualified therapist with CIBTAC or CIDESCO qualification or equivalent.  Previous experience of Elemis is advantageous. 

Motivations:

Ideal for someone who wants to build knowledge and experience and/or new graduate.

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

PGA Assistant in Training

Overview of the role:

The role involves 30 hours per week as part of the Golf Operations Team & group coaching will be included in this.

You will report to the Director of Golf & Head Professional. This is an 8 month contract.

Special requirements:

This is a fantastic opportunity for an aspiring coach to work and learn at a facility which regularly is included as one of the premier resorts in the world.

Sunny personality with good communication skills, work as part of a team in a busy environment.

Motivations:

Salary, gym membership & access to golf course at Dromoland Castle. The appointment will be made from 1st March 2020.

Chef De Partie

Overview of the role:

Full time, permanent position, working a variety of shifts 5 days over 7 inclusive of some weekends.  The successful candidate will rotate through various sections of the kitchen (e.g. vegetable, fish, meat etc.) building experience under the supervision of an experienced Chef de Partie.  He/she must have an interest in working in fine dining/high end culinary where attention to the finesse, quality and exquisite cooking and presentation are paramount.

Special requirements:

Professional Culinary Degree or minimum of 2 years’ experience in comparable hotel or busy restaurant kitchen.  Sunny personality with good communication skills, work as part of a team in a busy environment.

Motivations:

Role suits a newly graduated or new entrant into chef skills. 

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

Demi Chef de Partie

Overview of the role:

Full time, permanent position, working a variety of shifts 5 days over 7 inclusive of some weekends.  The successful candidate will rotate through various sections of the kitchen (e.g. vegetable, fish, meat etc.) building experience under the supervision of an experienced Chef de Partie.  He/she must have an interest in working in fine dining/high end culinary where attention to the finesse, quality and exquisite cooking and presentation are paramount.

Special requirements:

Professional Culinary Degree or minimum of 2 years’ experience in comparable hotel or busy restaurant kitchen.  Sunny personality with good communication skills, work as part of a team in a busy environment.

Motivations:

Role suits a newly graduated or new entrant into chef skills. 

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

Breakfast Chef

Overview of the role:-

  • Full Time position.
  • Working schedule is from Monday – Sunday; hours of work are from 6.00am – 2.00pm, however, flexibility is required.
  • Ensuring that food is prepared to a 5 star standard.
  • Ensuring food hygiene practices are maintained at all times.
  • Preparation of staff restaurant meals.
  • Assisting in other section of the Resorts Kitchens when required.

Candidate must have: -

  • Must be well organised.
  • Have 3rd level qualification.
  • Have previous experience, preferably, within a breakfast section.
  • 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.

Senior Receptionist

Senior Receptionist

Dromoland Castle in Newmarket on Fergus, Co. Clare are currently seeking a Senior Receptionist to join our team. A friendly individual with Opera Fidelio front office system and hotel experience would be ideal.

Ideal candidate will work with a team of professionals and be responsible for: -

  • Checking in/out guests.

  • Room billing and charges.

  • Daily lodgements.

  • Credit card balancing.

  • Room allocations.

  • Manning the switchboard when the need arises.

  • Guest activity bookings.

  • Most importantly guest care and ensuring their needs are looked after during their stay.

Candidate need to meet the following criteria: -

  • Have previous experience, preferably within the hotel industry at 4 or 5 star level.

  • Familiarisation with Opera Fidelio front office system.

  • Must be chatty, guest focused and friendly.

  • Must be well organised and be able to deal with the demands of a busy reception desk.

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.

 

Junior Receptionist

Junior Receptionist

Dromoland Castle in Newmarket on Fergus, Co. Clare are currently seeking a Senior Receptionist to join our team. A friendly individual with Opera Fidelio front office system and hotel experience would be ideal.

Ideal candidate will work with a team of professionals and be responsible for: -

  • Checking in/out guests.

  • Room billing and charges.

  • Daily lodgements.

  • Credit card balancing.

  • Room allocations.

  • Manning the switchboard when the need arises.

  • Guest activity bookings.

  • Most importantly guest care and ensuring their needs are looked after during their stay.

Candidate need to meet the following criteria: -

 

  • Have previous experience, preferably within the hotel industry at 4 or 5 star level.

  • Familiarisation with Opera Fidelio front office system.

  • Must be chatty, guest focused and friendly.

  • Must be well organised and be able to deal with the demands of a busy reception desk.

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.

Leisure Centre Attendant

Leisure Centre Attendant, Part & Full Time 

Overview of the role:

Working a variety of shifts, 3 to 5 days per week over 7, inclusive of some weekends with flexibility.  Hands on role doing gym instruction and life-guarding in the pool for members and guests.

Special requirements:

Qualifications in both Life-guarding and NCEF gym instruction (or equivalent body) are essential.  Sunny personality with good communication skills, working as part of a team of 4.

Motivations:

Ideal for someone who wants to build knowledge and experience and/or new graduate.

Room Service Waiter

Room Service Waiter

Overview of the role:

  • Full Time permanent position, working a variety of shifts 5 days over 7 inclusive of some weekends, however, due to nature of our business, flexibility is required.
  • For all room service deliveries and collection to a five star standard.
  • Ensuring room service station is fully prepared at all times.
  • Assisting with Afternoon Tea and Gallery Menu service.
  • Setting up and assisting with tea/coffee breaks for meetings.
  • Assisting the restaurant team in the Fine Dining Restaurant when the need arises.

Special Requirements.

  • 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.
Restaurant Service

Restaurant Service 

Overview of the role.

  • Full Time permanent position, working a variety of shifts 5 days over 7 inclusive of some weekends, however, due to nature of our business, flexibility is required.
  • Own station in the Fine Dining Restaurant for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner service. 
  • Pre service duties and after service duties.
  • Ensuring the guest needs is 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.

Special Requirements.

  • 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.
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. 

If you are excited by any of these opportunities, 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!