Careers

Penrhiw Hotel, Twr y Felin Hotel and Roch Castle are three of Wales' leading luxury boutique venues set in the incredible landscape of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park.

Year round, full and part time employment opportunities are available for service oriented people with a can do, flexible attitude, who can anticipate guests needs and constantly exceed expectations. Experience in a high service level hospitality environment is an advantage, but not essential as training will be provided.

Our current vacancies:
 
Chef de Partie
For all positions we are looking for people that have a genuine passion for the hospitality industry and a desire to drive the Group’s reputation forward and possess exceptional guest service skills with a can do attitude. We offer above standard salaries and offer flexible working. We have the Gold Small Business Corporate Health Award and are winners of the Health and Wellbeing Award with South Wales Chamber of Commerce. 

Why work with us?

  • Year round permanent employment
  • Part time flexible contracts to work around studies and family life
  • Career advancement opportunities
  • Warm, friendly working environment
  • A 20% reduction if you dine with us.
  • A special Friends and Family rate for anyone that wants to stay at one of our unique venues.
Career Progression
At Twr y Felin Hotel, Roch Castle and Penrhiw Hotel we aim to inspire, encourage and develop. We will share our passion for hospitality and tourism, setting you on the path towards success within this industry. We choose to empower you within your job role in order that you thrive and grow. We encourage cross-departmental working in order for each team member to gain knowledge and an understanding of the business as a whole, which in turn offers career advancement within the company, either into senior roles or into other departments.
Training Opportunities
We believe our team is our greatest asset. We want to attract and retain exceptional people, and do so by offering a motivational and stimulating work environment. We invest in training in order to develop your skills and to help you work towards career goals. Training within the group is ongoing, with a variety of opportunities available at regular points in your career.
A quote from a team member about their job

"As Reception Manager my role is central to every stay, from booking to departure; and there is no greater reward for me than when a guest is about to depart and says, ‘I don’t want to leave!’ To me, this speaks volumes about what we do to provide an unforgettable experience; and it gives me tremendous job satisfaction."

Luke Phillips
Reception Manager

To apply telephone 01437 725 555 or email recruitment@retreatsgroup.com for an application form.

Retreats Group is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

Excellence in Customer Service and Health and Wellbeing Award

Silver Small Workplace Health Award

 

We are looking for experienced Chefs to join the team as a Chef de Partie, mainly based in Twr y Felin Hotel, although there may be occasions when you need to support at our sister properties.

Your duties will be:

  • To support the Head Chef and Sous Chef in the smooth and efficient running of the kitchen.
  • To implement, train and maintain the standards set with the guidance of the Head and Sous Chef.
  • To ensure that all food is prepared, stored and disposed of to the standard required.
  • To control stock levels, and ensure that all food to is used appropriately at all times.
  • You will be expected to help support and develop the team and to help with the development of the menu and suggest dishes
  • You should be able to liaise and communicate with other departments within the hotel to ensure that the guest’s comfort and wellbeing is ensured.

The salary for this position is £21,000, however this is negotiable dependant on experience. 

What We Are Looking For:

  • As Chef de Partie you are always working on behalf of our guests and working with other team members. To successfully fill this role, you should ideally have:
  • Genuine passion for the hospitality industry and a desire to drive the company’s reputation forward.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Superb attention to detail and driven by delivering exceptional standards.
  • Excellent personal presentation.
  • Possess an exceptional can do attitude.
  • The ability to work well under pressure and keep a level head in a busy environment.
  • The ability to follow orders and treat colleagues with respect
  • Flexible attitude to working patterns over 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

What We Will Offer You in Return:.

  • A share of all the gratuities that come in to the three properties.
  • Discounted rates in Blas Restaurant.
  • Friends and Family rate to stay in any of our three properties
  • Training and Development.

Retreats Group Ltd supports the requirements of the Disability Discrimination Act in terms of reasonable adjustments.

Main Duties

  • Maintain high levels of cleanliness in the kitchen
  • Clean all equipment to exceptional standards
  • Help maintain strict health and safety, and food hygiene standards
  • Assist with any incoming deliveries and assist the stock rotation of storage units where required
  • You may be required to assist at our sister hotels, Penrhiw and Roch Castle on occasions

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent team working skills
  • Superb attention to detail and driven by delivering exceptional standards
  • Resilience and drive to get things right first time
  • Possess exceptional guest service skills with a can do attitude

Hours Required: Hours as required. Need to be flexible with the days and times you are able to work over 7 days, 365 days a year.

We are expanding our team at the 2 Rosette Blas Restaurant  in Twr y Felin.

You will be responsible for ensuring a high level of breakfast service for the guests at Twr y Felin. The successful applicant must be able to work using their own initiatives and be self motivated.

The main duties will be:

  • To support the Head Chef and Sous Chef in the smooth and efficient running of the kitchen.
  • To implement, train and maintain the standards set with the guidance of the Head and Sous Chefs.
  • To assist in the smooth and effective running of the kitchen department.
  • To ensure that all food is prepared, stored and disposed of to the standard required.
  • To control stock levels, and ensure that all food to is used appropriately at all times
  • Ordering and receiving of food goods, in accordance with monthly budgets to include the control of stock, and Health and Safety compliance.
  • To liaise and communicate with other departments

What We Are Looking For:

  • As Breakfast Chef you are always working on behalf of our guests and working with other team members. To successfully fill this role, you should ideally have:
  • Genuine passion for the hospitality industry and a desire to drive the company’s reputation forward.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Superb attention to detail and driven by delivering exceptional standards.
  • Excellent personal presentation.
  • Possess an exceptional can do attitude.
  • The ability to work well under pressure and keep a level head in a busy environment.
  • The ability to follow orders and treat colleagues with respect
  • Flexible attitude to working patterns over 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

What We Will Offer You in Return:.

  • A share of all the gratuities that come in to the three properties.
  • Discounted rates in Blas Restaurant.
  • Friends and Family rate to stay in any of our three properties
  • Training and Development.

Retreats Group Ltd supports the requirements of the Disability Discrimination Act in terms of reasonable adjustments.

We have a full time employment opportunity for a Manager who will be responsible for attending to all our guests needs at our Penrhiw Priory.

This is a hands on position and you will be responsible for cleaning the bedrooms and public areas alongside your management role. 

You will be managing a team at Penrhiw and will lead by example; whether it be cooking breakfast, waiting on tables or ensuring the rooms are cleaned and stocked to a 5 star standard ready for our guests.

You would be required to work closely with other Heads of Department at our sister hotels Roch Castle and Twr Y Felin, taking on the role of Duty Manager as and when required. You should be IT literate with experience of managing rotas. We require a service oriented person with a can do, flexible attitude who can anticipate guests needs and constantly exceed expectations.

Desired Skills & Experience

  • Genuine passion for the hospitality industry and a desire to drive the Group’s reputation forward
  • Possess exceptional guest service skills with a can do attitude
  • Previous experience as a Housekeeper or Cleaner would be preferable
  • Superb attention to detail
  • Good command of the English language
  • A good approach to teamwork
  • The ability to work well under pressure and in a busy environment.
  • Flexible attitude to working patterns over 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

A full job description will be provided with the application form.

    What We Will Offer You in Return:

    • Competitive Salary.
    • Discounted rates in Blas Restaurant.
    • Friends and Family rate to stay in any of our three properties
    • Training and Development.

    Retreats Group Ltd supports the requirements of the Disability Discrimination Act in terms of reasonable adjustments.