Careers

Our fantastic people help to make every moment count for our guests, creating memories which are unrivalled, exceptional and individual.  
We recognise that it is the people who work at Hotel Van Dyk who make our guests’ visits truly special. We are keen to hear from exceptional individuals who are passionate about service delivery, who have a friendly and positive disposition, and who want to be part of a dedicated team.

We commit to a team charter which ensures we recruit and retain the very best individuals within our industry. We believe an investment in training and development is paramount to ensure our team have the skills required to help us achieve our goals.

If you have the right experience and more importantly, the right ‘can do’ attitude, we would like to hear from you.

If you would like to apply for any of these positions, please complete the application form and submit with a letter of interest to the Human Resources Team. Alternatively, please e-mail a CV to Guestservices@hotelvandyk.co.uk

You can also write to: HR Department, Hotel Van Dyk, Worksop Road, Chesterfield, S43 4TD, or call our HR Department on 01246 387386

We are currently recruiting for a Breakfast Chef at Hotel Van Dyk, to join our team of talented and enthusiastic professionals.

Hotel Van Dyk is one of the finest 4-star hotels in Derbyshire and offers a beautiful slice of luxury in the heart of the countryside. Our hotel combines history and culture with exceptional facilities. With access to the historic city of Chesterfield, our hotel is a popular choice for leisure breaks, business and weddings

We are recruiting a passionate Breakfast Chef who can assist us with the delivery of breakfast standards, food quality and excellence to our guests. You will be responsible for food preparation and cooking to high Hotel Van Dyk standards while maintaining a clean, safe and tidy work environment. An eye for detail is essential, as well as the flexibility to work within all sections of the Kitchen .

The right candidate will be qualified to at least NVQ level 2, with at least 1 years experience in a similar role within a hotel restaurant or similar but we welcome candidates with different lengths of experience who can demonstrate that they have the experience we require.

In return we offer you a competitive wage, flexible shifts/hours, unlimited career opportunities and discounted hotel and F&B rates throughout the group.

To promote a hospitable and professional image to the guests of the hotel, and give full co-operation to any guest requiring assistance, with a prompt, caring and helpful attitude.

Whilst on reception you will be responsible for taking/amending bookings via email/telephone, checking in/out guests, taking guest payments, ensuring guest satisfaction during their stay, and adhering to all hotel standards, policies and procedures.

Typical duties within your day to day role will be:

  • Dealing with room reservations
  • Check in and Check out
  • Co-ordinate business enquiries
  • Co-ordinate dinning reservations
  • Act as Fire Marshal and First Aider
  • Central point of contact within the hotel
  • Meet and greet
  • Direct incoming calls
  • Daily reports/Banking reconciliation

We are looking for a candidate with a positive, confident personality who enjoys interacting with different people. You must be able to adapt, act on your own initiative, be organised and be open and honest as part of a team.

Hotel Van Dyk are looking for a Deputy General Manager to join the team and help raise the profile of the hotel. This is a challenging role and requires a hands on approach and a willingness to make a difference.

Key responsibilities will involve:

  • Support the General Manager with the overall service standards of the hotel.
  • Work very closely with the Housekeeping team, to ensure standards are maintained.
  • Encourage and develop the team, ensuring that all legal and company standards are being met.
  • Promote and maintain the professional profile of your team.
  • Maximise room sales and Loyalty ensuring the best rates are achieved in line with local competitors
  • Adhering to all Hotel Standards

We are currently looking to recruit a highly motivated, guest focused and dynamic Food & Beverage Supervisor. We are looking for someone with an eye for detail to ensure our high standards are maintained, and further enhanced. The ideal candidate should have a passion for leadership and team development, as this is a key focus for our business.

The Role
As Food & Beverage Supervisor, you will work under the general guidance of the Food & Beverage Manager, to ensure the appropriate professional standards of behaviour, work standards, productivity, practices and customer care are enforced of the outlets you are managing within the hotel.

As Food & Beverage Supervisor you will be responsible to ensure the company standards are maintained and customer’s satisfactions are kept to the highest level. You will also be expected to participate with ideas for revenue generation and maximizing sales. The Food & Beverage Supervisor will need to lead by example; build an effective team, direct, coordinate and evaluate the department.

Some key duties of the Food & Beverage Supervisor will include:

  • To be fully knowledgeable of all Menus, drinks, wines and service procedures, and ensure the staff are fully trained to the standards.
  • Actively pushes high profit food and beverage items, and inform staff of such to increase sales.
  • Motivating a team of front of house staff.
  • To assist in controlling all operating costs.
  • To ensure all HR policies and practices are being adhered to within the team.

Requirements
We are looking for a dynamic & passionate individual who can contribute to the continuing success of the hotel. The ideal candidate should have previous experience in a similar role, within a 3/4 star hotel. We are looking for an inspiring individual who has strong coaching, facilitation and leadership skills and who can live up to our mission statement: Inspiring our guests through individuality and passion.

This role is a fantastic opportunity for anyone looking to develop their career within hospitality

The role of the Apprentice Chef is to learn the basics of food preparation within a commercial kitchen to the values and standards of the hotel. Apprentice Chefs are required to study for NVQ Level qualifications.Duties of Apprentice Chef will involve:

  • Assist and support with day to day food preparation
  • Receive and prepare produce and ingredients to the required standard.
  • Assist in the preparation of finished dishes to the required standard.
  • Play your part in the good order and management of the kitchen.
  • Clean kitchen and equipment in accordance with Perkins Family Standards
  • Work within all current food safety regulations (as documented in FM sheets).
  • Monitor and report daily stock levels and receive deliveries.
  • Check all food deliveries for accuracy and quality.
  • Adhere to stock rotation standards.

As part of this apprenticeship you will work towards an industry wide recognised NVQ Level 2 in Professional Cookery. The training will be delivered in the form of work based learning and will include functional skills.From 1st October 2015, The National Minimum Wage (NMW) rate for apprentices is £3.40 per hour. This applies to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged over 19 in the first year of their Apprenticeship. For all other apprentices the National Minimum Wage appropriate to their age applies. The Minimum Wage for Apprentices applies to time spent on the job plus time spent training.

Job Type: Apprenticeship
Salary: £12,000.00 /year
Job Location: Chesterfield S43

P Wildes Group is a rapidly expanding group focused on hotel ownership and training with turnover now exceeding £5m and plans to take this to over £7m in the next two financial years this is an exciting time to be joining.

We have recently restructured the finance function and are looking to appoint a technically strong and ambitious Management Accountant to complement our growth ambitions.

Reporting to the Managing Director you will be responsible for the full production and maintenance of Accounts for several businesses.

This is an ideal opportunity for someone who is ambitious and wants to have room to grow and develop.

You must be a technically strong and commercially astute individual.

Some Key responsibilities will include:

  • Assisting in the Control of the Finance function and setting up relevant Financial Controls to further improve accuracy and reliability of Management Reporting.
  • Responsibility for year end accounts preparation including consolidation of the group result
  • Production of monthly finance pack
  • All Statutory reporting
  • Production of daily, weekly and monthly MIS packs for each business
  • Cash flow forecasting and commercial analysis of different revenue streams
  • Ad Hoc and Project work: - assisting with valuation and appraisal of future investments..

The successful candidate Must be ACA/ACCA/CIMA qualified with a proven record of working within a dynamic business environment, along with a proactive attitude and the ability to self-manage.

A good remuneration package is offered including annual bonus scheme, employee discounts and incentive schemes.

Van Dyk Hotel is an incredibly popular and a highly rated Hotel, Restaurants & Wedding Venue near Chesterfield.

We're looking for experienced waiting staff to work in our award winning restaurant.

Your role will involve supporting the Food and Beverage Manager within the fine dining restaurant which is renowned for innovative, modern cuisine. The restaurant offers an a la carte menu, courteous and attentive service with palate tingling wines, delivered in the most beautiful surroundings.

If you are a passionate and talented Waiter wanting to progress your career within a fine hotel offering real career opportunities, then this could be the role for you.

We are an independent company, we're not a chain and therefore there is real opportunity for personal growth within our company for those who are interested in working hard.

W Investment Group operate an incredibly popular and a highly rated Hotel,Restaurants & Wedding Venue near Chesterfield.

We are an independent company, we're not a chain and therefore there is real opportunity for personal growth within our company for those who are interested in working hard.

We're looking for a General Manager to operate our restaurants/wedding venue/conference facility and our 16 bedroom boutique Hotel in our stunning grade II listed building. We're on the lookout for someone who takes high volume in their stride. This is an exciting time to join a growing company as we're already looking to expand in early 2017.

Our General Manager will oversee all aspects of our upmarket restaurants/wedding venue/conference facility & 16 bedroom hotel space, ensuring our diners, drinkers and stayers are looked after at all times. Our customer journey is important to us and therefore, we're looking for someone with a positive can-do attitude, committed to ensuring our team provides a 5* experience.

You will need a sound financial underpinning, with real experience of delivering on set financial targets. You will be responsible for £1m+ turnover operation, so you will need previous experience of leading teams to deliver key set standards and financial targets.

Reporting in directly to our company Managing Director, you'll need to be confident, assertive and able to confidently run a high achieving operation.

General Manager’s need to have had previous experience in management with a sound knowledge of food and drink in a similar sized property and must have excellent communication skills, be a team player and enjoy a hands-on role. You must have passion for hospitality and deliver service with a smile.

We care about our passionate team and therefore we offer a competitive annual salary, 33 days holiday and fantastic growing employee benefits.

Requirements:

  • Sound financial understanding of budgets and P&L.
  • Previous experience in at least a similar sized operation, delivering similar financial results.
  • A sound knowledge of food and beverage operations with a real focus on the customer experience.
  • An unquestionable passion for food and drink.
  • An approachable manner and a "hands on" attitude*.
  • An eye for detail and the ability to drive consistent high standards.
  • Drive and energy to see the business succeed.
  • Personal license holder.
  • Recent and verifiable references.

A great opportunity has arisen as we are now recruiting a suitably qualified Wedding & Event Co-ordinator to join our team at Hotel Van Dyk.

A superb company to work for offering secure employment and career development opportunities

A company that genuinely care and invest in our staff with training opportunities addressed at regular appraisals

You will ideally come from a Hotel background within a similar role (Wedding & Events) possibly looking for a step up the career ladder in a new environment

The role will require flexible working hours (5 days PW) due to the nature of the role ~ e.g. meeting guests / tastings / show rounds / "on the day" / etc.

Role Description:

  • To Coordinate and meet the Wedding & Event requirements of the Guests & Team from the initial enquiry and throughout the Planning Process to completion
  • Reporting to the Hotel Director
  • To maximize the business opportunities in respect of weddings and events, ensuring the smooth running of each event in line with company, business objectives and customer requirements
  • To ensure that all social & corporate functions, weddings and events are planned using agreed procedures between departments and ensuring "best practice"
  • To help maximize the efficiency of the venue
  • Handle enquiries, checking availability and deciding whether it is the right piece of business at the right time and the right price
  • Diary management / Function sheet management
  • Respond to enquiries within the time frame set
  • Explore all up-selling opportunities throughout the sales process
  • Arrange and conduct inspection visits for potential customers, advising the appropriate departments of requirements
  • Propose full and accurate quotations, negotiating rates when required (in consultation with the Head Chef, Restaurant Manager & Hotel Director)
  • After sales care including completion of event summary feedback
  • Attend wedding fayres, open days and exhibitions relevant to business needs

Candidate Requirements:

  • Must have solid & proven Wedding Planning knowledge and Ideally you will come from a Hotel background within a similar role and have a minimum of 2 Years’ Experience within Weddings / Events Planning
  • Excellent, concise and professional telephone manner essential
  • Must possess exceptional communication skills
  • Good computer skills
  • Must have ability to meet deadlines
  • Immaculate personal appearance
  • A confident and mature approach
  • Ability to work in a pressurised environment
  • Must be self-motivated, whilst understanding the importance of working as part of a team;
  • A positive and outgoing personality is essential

If you feel that your skills match this vacancy, then we would love to hear from you more detail can be offered on successful application.

Due to the number of applications we receive we will only be able to contact you should your skill set and experience match our requirements

Hotel Van Dyk are looking for Housekeeping staff to join the team and help raise the profile in the Housekeeping department.

Successful candidates will be entrusted with the following duties

  • Changing bed linen and towels
  • Making beds
  • Cleaning bathrooms
  • Vacuum floors / carpets
  • Dusting and polishing
  • Replacing stocks
  • Other duties upon request
  • Adhering to High Standards

Working hours are as follows

  • Monday to Friday start time from 8.00am until finish.
  • Saturday and Sunday 8.00am until finish.

Other Information

This is a physically demanding role and will involve some lifting and carrying, Immediate starts are available.

Previous experience desirable but not necessary as full training is provided.

As part of the kitchen team you will need real enthusiasm, energy and commitment in delivering the highest levels of culinary service. We are looking for someone who's got bags of stamina and enjoys the fast pace of working in a kitchen. You also need to be able to stay calm and work as part of a team during service.

The role of a Chef de Partie

  • Manage a section within the kitchen with the assistance of a Commis Chef.
  • Ensure that dishes are prepared and cooked according to the specific restaurant standards.
  • Managing the development and supervision of the Commis Chefs on the section, ensuring they are fully trained and understand their duties.
  • Ensure that stock is rotated and controlled within the specific section of the kitchen.
  • Ensure the cleaning schedule is adhered to and that cleaning tasks are delegated as appropriate.
  • Ensure full understanding of the functional administration of the restaurant.
  • Maintain a detailed Knowledge of the full menu and be able to explain dish descriptions.
  • Ensure compliance with legal requirements under the H&S act 1974 and Food Hygiene.
  • Ensure all policies, procedures, standards and guidelines are carefully adhered to.

The successful candidate will

  • Have previous experience in a Demi or Chef De Partie role, preferably within a formal or fine dining environment
  • Fully understand how the role contributes to the success of the restaurant.
  • Maintain a good level of understanding of the restaurant and hospitality industry.
  • Lead by example.
  • Build effective and constructive relationships.
  • Communicate clearly, professionally and concisely.
  • Work collaboratively with others in pursuit of team goals.

The role will involve working some split shifts

In accordance with the requirements of the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006, you must be eligible to live and work full time in the UK. Documented evidence of eligibility will be required from all potential employees as part of the recruitment process.

As part of the kitchen team you will need real enthusiasm, energy and commitment in delivering the highest levels of culinary service. We are looking for someone who's got bags of stamina and enjoys the fast pace of working in a kitchen. You also need to be able to stay calm and work as part of a team during service.

The role of a Commis Chef

  • As a Commis chef you're on the first rung of the ladder to becoming a great chef. You'll do food preparation work and basic cooking under the supervision of the Head Chef.
  • Ensure that dishes are prepared and cooked according to the specific standards.
  • Ensure that stock is rotated and controlled within the specific section of the kitchen.
  • Ensure the cleaning schedule is adhered to.
  • Develop a detailed Knowledge of the full menu and be able to explain dish descriptions.
  • Ensure compliance with legal requirements under the H&S act 1974 and Food Hygiene.
  • Ensure all policies, procedures, standards and guidelines are carefully adhered to.

The successful candidate will

  • Have previous experience in a kitchen environment, preferably within a formal or fine dining environment
  • Fully understand how the role contributes to the success of the restaurant.
  • A level of understanding of the restaurant and hospitality industry.
  • Build effective and constructive relationships.
  • Communicate clearly, professionally and concisely.
  • Work collaboratively with others in pursuit of team goals.

The role will involve working some split shifts

In accordance with the requirements of the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006, you must be eligible to live and work full time in the UK. Documented evidence of eligibility will be required from all potential employees as part of the recruitment process.

We are currently looking to recruit a highly motivated, guest focused and dynamic Food & Beverage Manager. We are looking for someone with an eye for detail to ensure our high standards are maintained, and further enhanced. The ideal candidate should have a passion for leadership and team development, as this is a key focus for our business.

The Role

As Food & Beverage Manager, you will work under the general guidance of the General Manager, to ensure the appropriate professional standards of behaviour, work standards, productivity, practices and customer care are enforced of the outlets you are managing within the hotel.

As Food & Beverage Manager you will be responsible to ensure the company standards are maintained and customer’s satisfactions are kept to the highest level. You will also be expected to participate with ideas for revenue generation and maximizing sales. The Food & Beverage Manager will need to lead by example; build an effective team, direct, coordinate and evaluate the department.

Some key duties of the Food & Beverage Manager will include:

  • To be fully knowledgeable of all Menus, drinks, wines and service procedures, and ensure the staff are fully trained to the standards.
  • Actively pushes high profit food and beverage items, and inform staff of such to increase sales.
  • Motivating a team of front of house staff.
  • To assist in controlling all operating costs.
  • To ensure all HR policies and practices are being adhered to within the team.

Requirements

We are looking for a dynamic & passionate individual who can contribute to the continuing success of the hotel. The ideal candidate should have previous experience in a similar role, within a 3/4 star hotel. We are looking for an inspiring individual who has strong coaching, facilitation and leadership skills and who can live up to our mission statement: Inspiring our guests through individuality and passion.

This role is a fantastic opportunity for anyone looking to develop their career within hospitalit

We are currently looking to recruit a highly motivated, guest focused and dynamic Head of Food & Beverage. We are looking for someone with an eye for detail to ensure our high standards are maintained, and further enhanced. The ideal candidate should have a passion for leadership and team development, as this is a key focus for our business.

The Role

As Head of Food & Beverage, you will work under the general guidance of the Managing Director, to ensure the appropriate professional standards of behaviour, work standards, productivity, practices and customer care are enforced of the outlets you are managing within the hotel.

As Head of Food & Beverage you will be responsible to ensure the company standards are maintained and customer’s satisfactions are kept to the highest level. You will also be expected to participate with ideas for revenue generation and maximizing sales. The Food & Beverage Manager will need to lead by example; build an effective team, direct, coordinate and evaluate the department.

Some key duties of the Head of Food & Beverage will include:

  • To be fully knowledgeable of all Menus, drinks, wines and service procedures, and ensure the staff are fully trained to the standards.
  • Actively pushes high profit food and beverage items, and inform staff of such to increase sales.
  • Motivating a team of front of house & Kitchen staff.
  • To assist in controlling all operating costs.
  • To ensure all HR policies and practices are being adhered to within the team.

Requirements

We are looking for a dynamic & passionate individual who can contribute to the continuing success of the hotel. The ideal candidate should have previous experience in a similar role, within a 3/4 star hotel. We are looking for an inspiring individual who has strong coaching, facilitation and leadership skills and who can live up to our mission statement: Inspiring our guests through individuality and passion.

This role is a fantastic opportunity for anyone looking to develop their career within hospitality

Kitchen Porter required to support the daily kitchen operation in a busy Country House Hotel in Clowne near Chesterfield.

Duties include but not limited to:

  • To Support the Head Chef in ensuring efficient and effective cleanliness throughout the kitchen.
  • To ensure and maintain standards of cleanliness relating to the working areas and equipment in the kitchen, complying with company standards and legal requirements.
  • To maintain the standards of cleanliness of all materials passing through these areas to a High levels.
  • These areas of responsibility will include: Machinery; cooking equipment, crockery and cutlery, pots and pans, floors and tiles, refrigerators and storage areas.
  • To ensure sufficient material for the performing of cleaning duties are collected from the stores.
  • To dispose of rubbish, as outlined by the Head Chef and to maintain standards of cleanliness in these areas.
  • To ensure that you are correctly dressed, adhere to high personal hygiene standards.
  • Ensure all standard checklists are used as prescribed.
  • To maintain a professional working relationship with the food service team.
  • Comply with all relevant legislation.

NOTE - PERSONAL STANDARDS AND APPEARANCE

It is company policy that applicants for all front of house positions must not have visible tattoos or piercings apart from ear piercings.

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