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We are looking to recruit highly motivated, articulate and organised individuals to join our team at the Balmer Lawn.

Positions available:
Commis Chef,   Chef de Partie,   Junior Sous,   Receptionists,   Bar & Restaurant (full time, part time & casual),   KPs,   Casual Spa Therapists.

We are a charming four star hotel in the heart of the New Forest in Brockenhurst and we are looking for an excellent staff for all departments to join our friendly team. We always seek to achieve the highest standards of cooking as locally we have an excellent reputation through food, hospitality, weddings, functions and more. Currently number 1 on TripAdvisor and more recently we have been awarded 2 AA rosettes for fine dining.

We are looking for skilled Commis Chefs, Chef De Parties and a Junior Sous Chef to join our kitchen team. Under the guidance of Executive Head Chef, Chris Wheeldon, this is a superb opportunity to work with the finest chefs, best quality seasonal and local ingredients and fantastic forward thinking food offering in the New Forest. If you have relevant experience in a professional kitchen, are keen to further your career and are passionate about delivering high standards of service then these might be the roles for you.

We are also looking for receptionists to join our team under the guidance of our Front of House Manager, Andrew Foote. You will have superb standards of customer service and experience in a similar environment. The successful candidate must be well presented, used to multi-tasking and offer a professional and efficient service to our customers. Familiarity with reception systems such as Reszlynx would be a distinct advantage. Our Food & Beverage team is also looking to expand under the newly appointed Restaurant Manager, Fernando Teixeira. Please apply if working with a great team in fine dining service, bar work, banqueting and working alfresco on the terrace sounds for you.



Our Requirements


(Chefs) Capable of holding or running a specific area of the kitchen if at Chef de Partie-Junior Sous level and be able to work in every area of the kitchen to support that section when needed during busy times or to cover shifts.


You must be enthusiastic and willing to learn- Previous experience in a kitchen environment is essential for skilled chefs- Commis chefs will receive on the job training and personal development.


You will be expected to support a working environment which promotes a positive attitude, high levels of productivity, a great work life balance, pride and good morals whilst ensuring high standards of quality control, handling and storage of commodities to current legislation across all departments.


Weekend and Bank Holiday work will be required as these are our busiest times but regular straight shifts and some weekends off will be available.


In return we can offer the ideal candidates


Competitive rates of pay

Meals on duty

Continual personal and professional development & training

Statutory 28 days holiday


Use of leisure facilities

NVQ programmes

Highly desirable mixture of straight & split shifts in the kitchen

Live in options available if willing to relocate

We are close to Brockenhurst Station

We are also looking to expand our Saltus Spa team under the guidance of Leanne Baines. This is a fantastic time to join our massage led facilities. NVQ level three is a minimum requirement.



I look forward to hearing from you… Samantha Thompson- or call on 01590 625702

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