KEW GREEN CAREERS

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At Kew Green Hotels we believe that Outstanding Vision without Outstanding People is irrelevant. Our people strategy encompasses developing everyone, every single day, which means constantly finding new ways to engage with our 3000+ employees. Without the hearts and minds of our teams we cannot make our vision come to life!

So, who are we? Well, the Kew Green family tree has been expanding since 2001, but we have come a long way from our single hotel in 2001. We now have 57 hotels in our estate across the UK, offering careers across a range of independently branded hotels, as well as a range of international brands under families including IHG, Marriott, Hilton Hotels & Resorts and Accor. Oh, and not to mention being the largest franchise owner of Holiday Inn Hotels in Europe. And if that isnt enough, we additionally offer unique opportunities internationally, through our Chinese parent company HK CTS and their emerging Kew Green China brand.

As well as established and recognisable hotel brands we are also developing a number of new standalone restaurant brands including Stock Burger Co, Cow on the Hill and an exciting new authentic Chinese restaurant concept.

Despite our size, you can speak to any member of our team and they will tell you that we remember our humble beginnings and we still feel very much like a family. A family who enjoy working together – 87% of our teams were satisfied or really satisfied within their roles!

When joining Kew Green Hotels, we will recognise you as being a driving force behind our hotels sucess, where you will deliver outstanding customer service and high levels of guest satisfaction. In return, we are committed to:

  • Training every employee every day
  • Providing development opportunities for all
  • High levels of business and individual performance
  • Creating a strong company culture that recognises and rewards excellence
  • A suite of personalised benefits for each individual
  • A commitment to health and well being, inclusive of free gym membership use in all hotels with leisure
  • Growing engaged and proud employees. 

 

As a fast-growing company, there has never been a more exciting time to join the Kew Green family.

We are particularly keen to hear from talented General Managers and Chefs who are driven to develop their hospitality career with a leading hotel operator.

For those at the start of their hospitality careers we also offer a varied range of apprenticeship programmes, including our bespoke Chef School programme.

Food for thought? Please contact us at careers@kewgreen.co.uk. 

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Current Positions

With 57 hotels in the UK and plans to double in size in the next 3 years, we can offer you an exciting and varied career as a General Manager whether you want to work in a small limited service hotel or a large full service operation.

We have hotels throughout the UK and are poised to expand into mainland Europe in the near future.

We have regular opportunities for talented General Managers or those aspiring to this role, as long as you can readily demonstrate the following attributes:

• Excellent people management skills
• Creativity and initiative which drives guest satisfaction
• Attention to detail with a passion for raising quality standards
• Strong financial and commercial acumen and a proven track record of delivering results in line with agreed targets
• Solid management experience, ideally within a branded hotel environment

Our General Managers are accountable for delivering successful businesses and are measured and rewarded against a clear and comprehensive set of metrics.

Our relatively flat senior management structure gives you direct access to decision-makers and support from a strong central team which includes sales and revenue specialists in our Commercial Hub, finance, facilities management, HR, food and beverage and health and safety; we encourage our General Managers to maximise the potential of their hotel and themselves.

If you would be interested in finding out more about opportunities with Kew Green please send a copy of your CV and a short explanation of what you are looking for from your next career move to careers@kewgreen.co.uk. If you know anyone who already works for us, please mention this in your application.

Hotel restaurants don’t always have the best reputation for food and this can put some chefs off working in this environment. At Kew Green we strive to be different and to challenge this idea.

Whether you’re working in a branded hotel restaurant, a large banqueting facility or one of our new standalone restaurant concepts, we want you to be passionate about food and eager to find ways to delight our guests.

Whatever your current skill level we can further your experience and knowledge to support your career.

As well as our general training programmes which help to build our culture and reputation, our bespoke Chef School gives you the opportunity to learn more about your craft through a programme of practical and experiential workshops, supplier visits and masterclasses and mentoring by highly experienced senior chefs.

We offer competitive rates of pay, tactical incentives, structured hours of work and access to the wide range of benefits and discounts available to all Kew Green employees.

For further information please email us at careers@kewgreen.co.uk

Ros HardimanDirector of Human Resources