Signature Living Searches for Senior Hotel Management in Belfast

In 2017, we announced our plans to turn Belfast’s Scottish Mutual Building into The George Best Hotel. Our plans are well and truly in motion and now it’s time to start our search for senior hotel management in Belfast.

We’re on the lookout for experienced, driven members of staff to help make The George Best Hotel the best place in Belfast to stay.

Hotel Jobs in Belfast

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Signature Living is known for its outstanding customer service and all of our staff are an asset to each hotel they work in. The George Best Hotel is set to be no different, offering a hotel stay with a difference in the heart of Belfast.

To help us cement ourselves as the best hotel in Belfast, we need a strong management team to lead the way and help us bring our unique and innovative flair to Northern Ireland’s capital.

Our managers lead the way in creating the ultimate hotel experience for our guests, ensuring the customer journey from start to finish is one that amazes, astounds and leaves a lasting impression. We need our managers to be determined, involved and always have our guests at the forefront of their minds.

Our recruitment team will be heading to Belfast in May this year to scope out the very best senior hotel management in Belfast to help us make sure The George Best Hotel not only meets expectations but exceeds them.

We’ll also be making an appearance at the Clayton Hotel on Ormeau Avenue in the centre of town for an all-inclusive Job Fair on May 16th. The job fair offers you a chance to get to know us and find out all about who we are and what we believe it.

The event is free to attend and you’ll have a great opportunity to speak to us about upcoming opportunities in hospitality in Belfast. Join us from 10 am to have a chat with our recruitment officers about how you can become part of the Signature family.

About The George Best Hotel

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The George Best Hotel in Belfast will follow the same footprint as The Shankly Hotel in Liverpool. Featuring an insight into the life and times of one of Belfast’s greatest exports: George Best.

Featuring memorabilia and anecdotes from his time on the field and in the spotlight from those who knew him best, The George Best Hotel will be a lasting monument to one of the greatest football players in the world.

With fascinating objects from George Best’s life already having been donated by his family, the hotel is set to be a museum like no other where you can see plenty of never before seen artefacts.

We’re excited to take you with us on the journey of the greatest football player in the world’s life, from his days playing on Cregagh Green to dominating pitches all over the world.

Join Us at The George Best Hotel

Find out more about what we have in store for the former Scottish Mutual Building and get in touch to see how you help us make that dream a reality.

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The Exchange Hotel is Hiring New Front of House Staff in Cardiff

The Exchange Hotel was opened last year to rave reviews thanks to the incredible transformation from crumbling eyesore to a stunning luxury hotel in the heart of Cardiff Bay. As we progress in our plans to make The Exchange Hotel the best hotel in Cardiff, we plan to fully open our in-house restaurant: Culley’s. To continue to deliver the high standard of customer service our guests have come to expect, we need the best front of house staff in Cardiff to join us.

Front of house staff are an integral part of our guest’s and diner’s experience. From serving drinks to dishing out food, bar and waiting on staff can make or break an evening out. At Signature Living, we pride ourselves on delivering outstanding customer service and building relationships with everyone who walks through the door. Could you help us to enhance the people of Cardiff’s experience with us?

Recruitment Days in Cardiff

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To help us find the next hospitality stars, we’re hosting two very special recruitment days to find front of house staff in Cardiff who will be a perfect fit for The Exchange Hotel.

Previous recruitment days have proved wildly popular, offering a new way to interview people for a job – no more stuffy interviews and nervous handshakes. Our recruitment days are designed to bring out the very best in those who want to work for us, with games and exercises to help show off the skills we know you have.

From teamwork to thinking on your feet, we put your front of house skills to the test to find those who will fit in well with The Exchange Hotel environment.

What We Look for in Front of House Staff in Cardiff

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Where hotels stop, we start. We pride ourselves on a fun environment with a luxury edge, providing the best of both worlds to everyone who steps through our doors. An air of grace but easily accessible to everyone and our staff are paramount in delivering this experience.

Personality goes a long way at all of our Signature Living ventures, our people shine above all else and a dynamic edge really compliments our style. While personality is an important factor, a cool head in a fast-paced environment is essential and you need to be prepared for anything in an industry like no other.

Undertaking new challenges is an occurrence every day and we encourage and support our staff to step outside their comfort zones and push themselves to be the best they can be. Front of House staff in Cardiff should be prepared to face this challenge head-on in an exciting and diverse role.

The History of Culley’s

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When The Exchange Hotel was the central hub of the world’s coal industry, the building was so busy with traders that a dining service was needed for those that worked long hours. R.P Culley took on the task and held the catering contract for most of the Coal Exchange’s active years.

Richard P. Culley was a local philanthropist who held great esteem in the city, gracing the pages of the local paper for his habit of wining and dining the money men of the day. His restaurant within the Coal Exchange was in line with his philosophy of enjoying the finer things in life, artistically decorated and with an air of fine dining.

He had a team of 60 highly skilled individuals who proved the very best in customer service, something we aim to continue in our restaurant that pays homage to a man highly revered in Cardiff.

Get in Touch to Sign up for our Front of House Recruitment Days

If you’re looking for a new adventure in 2018, why not dip your toe into the world of hospitality to discover an exciting and fast-paced career.

Our recruitment days will be taking place on 21st and 22nd February at The Exchange Hotel and we’ll be looking for the very best bar staff and waiting on staff for part-time roles.

Email our head of recruitment louise.riley@signatureliving.co.uk to register your interest and come and join us as some of the best front of house staff in Cardiff.

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Cunard House Begins Search for Front of House Staff

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With the plans for turning Cunard House into a fine-dining experience like no other in Liverpool, the time has come to begin the search for the very best front of house staff. While award-winning chefs, such as the amazingly talented Ernst Van Zyl, may be the ones creating incredible dishes for the people of Liverpool to enjoy, the front of house hospitality jobs are the icing on the cake of a unique experience.

At Signature Living, we pride ourselves on the outstanding customer service delivered across all our hotels, restaurants and venues and the ground floor of Cunard House is set to be no different. Our core values of building long-term relationships with guests and diners, while still maintaining real value is a key part of who we are.

At Cunard House, Ernst Van Zyl is planning to shape the future of food in Liverpool. With a fine-dining experience offering 6 to 8-course tasting menus that offer seasonal food with a delicate twist, blending the traditional with the contemporary for an amazing experience.

Front of House Jobs at Cunard House

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The search is still on to complete the team of innovative and dedicated chefs, but every level of Front of House staff is needed as well to ensure this innovative experience is the very best it can be for all who dine with us this year.

From hosts/hostesses to waiting on staff to bartenders to food runners and everything in between, we need a full team of hospitality stars.

Executive Chef Ernst Van Zyl needs a talented team to ensure his ground-breaking and much talked-about food is served to perfection to the guests at Cunard House.

Our Plans for the Iconic Liverpool Building

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The Cunard Building has sat on Liverpool’s waterfront for 100 years as one of the stunning three graces, and now, Signature Living are bringing a breath of fresh air into the beautiful events space. After successfully restoring another of Liverpool’s well-loved historical buildings – 30 James Street – we plan to only enhance and improve on an already amazing building.

The restaurant will revolutionise the way that food is served in Liverpool, as well as a fine-dining restaurant, there will also be the opportunity for banqueting for up to 700 guests in the 19,000 sq ft facility.

Once improvements are completed, the ground floor of Cunard House will become the premier destination for weddings and events in Liverpool. Where else could be better for a special event than in one of the icons of Liverpool’s waterfront? With some of the best wedding venues in Liverpool already in our portfolio, Cunard House is set to be an exciting addition to our reptoire.

Speak to Us about Hospitality Jobs in Liverpool

We’re always on the lookout for rising stars in hospitality and there’s no better place to start your career than at Cunard House catering to hundreds of people in a fine dining environment.

Upload your CV to our page or send us a message on Facebook to find out more about this amazing opportunity to join a fantastic team in a beautiful building in 2018.

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Top Tips from the Signature Living Recruitment Team

There’s nothing quite like being a part of a big family. At Signature Living, ours is growing every day and we’re always looking for the best and brightest stars to join our ever-expanding team. If you’re looking for hotel jobs, why not work for the fastest growing and most exciting business in Liverpool?

Whether you’re wanting to be on the front line in our bars or restaurants, behind the scenes at head office or making our buildings what they are with the construction team, there are hotel jobs for everybody at Signature Living.

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We pride ourselves on being the best of the best, with some of the highest rated hotels and restaurants in Liverpool, we need the best staff to help ensure our guests get the amazing experience they come to expect from Signature Living.

It’s a hard task finding the Signature stars that make our working family so special. Each and every member of staff has a certain je ne sais quoi that makes them the perfect fit for our hotels, restaurants, spas, bars and other adventures.

It’s hard to put into words, but we’ve rounded up some of the features our incredible staff possess that make them perfect for hotel jobs with us.

Hotel Jobs with Personality

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We believe that personality goes a long way. There’s a reason we ask all our candidates if they’re mad enough to be brilliant!

We’re not saying you have to be mad to work here, but it helps! Everyone in the Signature family has a personality that shines above all else, we like to keep a lookout for people with a dynamic edge that will really compliment our style.

After all, we do have some of the most unique and talked-about hotel suites and apartments in Liverpool. Why should our staff be any different?

Willing to Take a Risk

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Having the courage to speak up and say what you think is an important factor when working in a fast-paced environment like signature Living. Expressing your own ideas to benefit the business and, most importantly, our guests can be really beneficial in our atmosphere of constant improvement and innovation.

All our hotel jobs are hugely rewarding and require a certain level of inner strength. Every day is different at our hotels and apartments, so be prepared for anything!

Undertaking new challenges is key to progression and you’ll never be short of something new to try. Whether you’re helping our guests, renovating our projects or dazzling on social media, our innovative methods are sure to keep things exciting.

Are You Mad Enough to be Brilliant?

Fresh new talent is always welcomed at Signature Living. With many new and exciting developments in the pipeline, there’s something for everyone.

From writing a cover letter to revealing interview tips, we’re here to help you along the way and make sure we’re getting the best out of all our applicants.

Once you’re clued up on everything we look for in the perfect applicant, head to our job vacancies page and start your journey with us today!

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Signature Living Submits Plans for Our First Manchester Hotel

Signature Living is expanding quickly, with hotels already in development in some of the most exciting towns in the UK, and now we’re turning our attention to one of the North’s most influential cities to create our first Manchester hotel.

The Plans for Our Manchester Hotel

In partnership with fellow Liverpool-based property developer Iliad Group, we have just submitted the planning application to turn the former Commercial Hotel in Castlefield into a 39 room development.

The buildings, 123-125 Liverpool Road, are both grade II listed buildings and we plan to continue our ethos of transforming protected buildings into luxury hotels and developments that people of the city can enjoy.

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Our Manchester hotel will be no different. Although the proposed plans request to demolish some features, these features are not part of the original building. The protected building will be carefully and sensitively restored to make the Manchester hotel a beacon for tourism in the area.

Developing in Manchester

Creating a Manchester hotel has always been a dream of Signature Living’s, as an important city in the north and a hub of tourist activity, it was only logical that we’d eventually bring our unique flair to the city.

Castlefield, in the south-west of the city centre, is the industrial heart of Manchester that has been transformed into a trendy and attractive area.

Being close to Deansgate and within easy reach of all the shopping and nightlife on offer, it makes the perfect location for our very first Manchester Hotel.

Residential Accommodation in Manchester

Earlier this year, we also submitted plans for our first residential development outside of Liverpool, at Victoria Mill in the thriving Miles Platting area.

Featuring one and two-bed apartments with the signature touch throughout, with residents benefitting from a 24-hour concierge service and with great transport links to the city centre.

Experts in Restoring Listed Buildings

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This isn’t the first time we’ve taken on the task of restoring a listed building to its former glory. 30 James Street in Liverpool, the former home of White Star Line’s headquarters, was a shadow of its former self and now stand proud once again as one of the most beautiful buildings on Liverpool’s waterfront.

We also took on the mammoth task of transforming The Coal Exchange in Cardiff, the building was in a desperate state after being left to rot. It is now the premier destination for a luxury stay in the city after Signature Living lovingly restored it into The Exchange Hotel.

Manchester Hotel Job Opportunities

The plans are still in the early stages of development, but we pride ourselves on the people that help to make our guest’s experience truly unforgettable.

The Manchester hotel will create plenty of jobs in Manchester. With an internal construction team, service staff, waiting on staff, bartenders and porters all paramount to the successful running.

Keep an eye on our Facebook page for more information on our exciting Manchester hotel development and be the first to know when we begin our search for Signature stars to help us make our new hotel as successful as the last.

Signature Living Staff Benefits to Make you Swoon

Signature Living employs over 700 people across the city, with hard-working and dedicated staff situated in all sectors – from construction to hospitality to sales to marketing. With so many amazing staff under our wing, we want to make sure they’re getting the best Signature Living staff benefits

We’ve teamed up with some of the most well-loved places in the city to ensure our busy bees are getting perks that no other company in the city can offer.

Signature Living Staff Benefits at Our Venues

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What’s the point in working for the best hospitality developer in the North West if you can’t enjoy discounts on some of the incredible things they’ve got on offer?

Staff at Signature Living enjoy an extremely generous 35% off food and drink at our eateries. That includes our in-hotel restaurants The Bastion, Carpathia and Mulholland’s as well as the standalone ventures Bar Signature and Alma de Cuba.

Let’s face it, we’re famous for our hotels. They are stunning, luxurious and a destination within themselves. Signature Living staff benefits offer a whopping 20% off hotel stays!

Indulge at 30 James Street – Home of the Titanic, take in the football at The Shankly Hotel, get lost down the yellow brick road at Arthouse, see the original at Signature Hotel or come see what we’re famous for at our large group apartments.

After Work Drinks with Signature Living Staff Benefits

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Working for Signature Living means always having a reason to celebrate. There’s no excuse not to indulge in Thirsty Thursdays, Wine Wednesdays and Feel Good Fridays.

We’ve managed to get our employees exclusive discounts at some of Liverpool’s best bars and venues.

Whether you’re looking for something relaxed at O’Neill’s, something quirky at Ink or something sophisticated at The Clubhouse, your Signature Works Privilege Card will get you amazing discounts throughout the week.

There’s also great member benefits at Revolution, Walkabout, Aloha, Constellations, Kingdom, All Bar One, Gin n’ Juice, Circo and many more!

Food For Every Occasion

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Liverpool’s thriving dining scene is unrivalled, boasting some of the best eateries the country has to offer.

We’ve got discounts on food from all over the world and all over the city. Looking for the best fried chicken in Liverpool? Head to Patterson’s for exclusive Signature Living staff benefits. Maybe sushi and noodles are more your thing? We’ve got you covered at Sapporo Teppanyaki with 20% off their a la carte menu midweek. We’ve even hooked up with Free State Kitchen to give you 10% off the food menu.

Wherever you choose to eat, we’ve made sure you’re always getting the best choice of places to eat in Liverpool. Choose from Sugar Hut, Chaophraya, Alma de Cuba, Cau, Gusto, il forno and loads more.

Bits and Bobs for Signature Living Staff Discounts

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It’s not all about food and drink at Signature Living. Liverpool is famous for its things to do and see.

Breakout Liverpool is the premier puzzle solving team bonding experience in Liverpool and Signature Living staff benefits gets you 10% off any peak game during the week.

Head to Rebel Barbers on Bold Street for an exclusive discount on all cuts before heading to Wall to Wall for deals on stunning art.

There’s also the chance to get money off travel, with £50 off a booking over £500 with STA Travel and 15% off a same day, long return journey with Executive Travel Liverpool.

Join Us Today

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Like what you hear? That’s just a taste of all the Signature Living staff benefits, take a look at our full list of privileges in and around Liverpool. It pays to work for the best hospitality developer in Liverpool.

We’re always on the lookout for talented and dedicated staff to fill our venues and provide the best customer service. Our guests continually come back and recommend us and a big part of that is the incredible people who help keep the wheels turning.

Whether you’re a waiting on whizz, a marketing hero or a construction specialist, we’re looking to expand our team as our business grows.

Sound like something you can get on board with? Take a look at our vacancies page and begin your journey to joining the Signature family today!

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Hospitality Recruitment Day at The Exchange Hotel

The Exchange Hotel is on the lookout for some of the best people in hospitality and catering to join us at our in-house restaurant.

The luxury heritage hotel in Cardiff has triumphed as one of the best places to visit in Cardiff.

Since our opening earlier this year, the former Coal Exchange has gone from strength to strength and November sees the launch of our restaurant’s new home.

While Culley’s has been dishing up some of the best food in Cardiff for the past few months, the final piece of the puzzle is in place and the official restaurant will soon be opening.

On the Hunt for Signature Stars

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The big move for Culley’s means we’re now recruiting for even more staff to join the incredible hospitality team at The Exchange Hotel.

We pride ourselves on putting our visitors above everything else, and all of our service roles are filled with driven and talented people who help us to deliver the outstanding service that’s expected from The Exchange Hotel.

We need a full team to be able to continue giving customers the best experience of their life while staying with us in Cardiff. Waiting on staff, mixologists, front of house and conference & banqueting staff are all an integral part of making sure we maintain our high standard of customer satisfaction.

Hospitality Recruitment Assessment Centre

Following the success of our previous hospitality recruitment days, this week, we hosted Cardiff’s first ever assessment centre at The Exchange Hotel

More than 40 hopefuls attended the two-hour long session to get to know the hotel and to see if a place on the hospitality team at the Exchange Hotel would be a good fit for them.

The day was a chance for us to get to know the hopeful candidates and for them to get to know us as a brand, a company and a hotel.

It’s also really important that everyone who comes on board understands the importance of the Signature DNA and what it means to work at one of our iconic heritage sites.

Like with previous assessment centres, the attendees were tasked with creating a mood board that represented Cardiff as a tourist destination and how The Exchange Hotel fits into the city. The teams had to create their board using newspaper and magazine cutouts to make something beautiful about their city.

Then came Pictionary, a favourite for everyone. The fun but challenging game helped establish everyone’s communication skills and helped to demonstrate the importance of clear communication.

The Future of Recruitment at The Exchange Hotel

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While it may be easy to assume that The Exchange Hotel is well-established and an imperative part of Cardiff’s culture, thanks to the premium service and beautiful restoration, the hotel has been open less than 12 months and is only the beacon of quality it is today thanks to the incredible staff that work hard to make it so.

We’re always on the lookout for the best of the best and the management staff in Cardiff are set to host even more recruitment days over the coming months as the hotel expands.

Keep an eye on The Exchange Hotel Facebook and the Signature Careers hospitality vacancies page to keep up to date with any exciting opportunities across all of our hotels.

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Signature Careers’ Recruitment Day for Cunard Hospitality Staff

The Cunard Building has stood proudly on Liverpool’s waterfront for 100 years as one of the iconic three graces.

Now, Signature Living has acquired the building to bring a breath of fresh air into the beautiful space.

The Cunard Building is Liverpool’s most glamorous events space and Signature Living are set to enhance and improve an already amazing location.

To help us recruit the perfect Signature stars to join the family, we hosted one of our famous recruitment days to get to know all the potential new hospitality staff that will work front of house in the bar and restaurant.

Assessment Activities

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The session proved so popular that the hopeful applicants had to be split into two sessions to accommodate for the unprecedented interest in working on the front line in the Liverpool landmark. Led by Signature Living’s recruitment officers, Michael and Rachel, the candidates were tasked with three activities throughout the two-hour sessions.

These activities are the perfect way to bring the best out of everyone and to see how they interact with a team and how they use their heads to solve common problems.

The first task saw the group split into teams for Pictionary-style charades, sculpting playdoh to illustrate Signature’s core values. There was one catch to the fun activity – no clues. While there was plenty of laughter during the game, it helped to demonstrate an important point: communication is key. It was hard to guess the sculptures (very hard in some cases!) and without communication, it was nearly impossible.

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Next was a tower-building challenge. The premise was simple: build a tower out of paper that is strong enough to hold something of substantial weight. Of course, we weren’t making things easy and for this task, the teams were only able to use one hand per person, resulting in the need for effective communication and teamwork. It was a test of patience too, a skill that is required in a fast-paced industry like hospitality.

Finally, was the ever popular Connection Web. This was an immersive team building exercise that required everyone to find something in common with someone else in the group. Once a connection was found with the first person, a ball of string was tossed to the person who had the connection. This created a physical web of similarities between the large group.

The Signature Personality

At Signature Living, we don’t do things by halves, and it’s that mindset that is encapsulated in all of our staff across all roles.

Personality is massively important and our staff are what makes us stand out in the crowd. Everyone’s bubbly personality and extra-mile attitude are what makes our guests have the time of their lives and return for more.

Our core values are cemented in building long-term relationships with our guests and diners while creating value for them. Hospitality staff are some of the key players in achieving impeccable customer satisfaction.

A Liverpool Icon

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The Cunard Building at Pier Head is a Grade II* listed building, nestled between her two equally famous sisters: The Liver Building and the Port of Liverpool Building.

The lasting impression that the stunning building leaves on all who set eyes on it is unrivalled. The interior is equally as awe-inspiring with luxurious décor and exciting plans in place to make it even better.

What could be more exciting than working in one of Liverpool’s most famous buildings?

Keep an eye on our Facebook and hospitality recruitment page for all the latest job opportunities at the beautiful Cunard Building.

 

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Vista Bar & Restaurant: A New Style of Dining & Drinking

Signature Group is known for being one of the most innovative and exciting brands in the hospitality sector and our new deli-style restaurant, Vista, is no different.

The deli will be a part of the unique and modern Signature Works, a co-working office environment that brings businesses from all sectors together for stronger professional relationships.

In order to make the deli as successful as our top rated hotels, bars and restaurants we’ve scouted the finest calibre of staff to deliver the outstanding service that guests and visitors have come to expect from Signature Group.

Vista Bar & Restaurant enjoyed a soft opening earlier this month, inviting everyone to come and get a taste of what’s in store when the kitchen takes shape and starts dishing out tasty and irresistible food.

Unique Food for Every Taste

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Based in the Bling Building on Hanover Street, the brand new Vista will bring together a fusion of Mediterranean food and relaxed dining to create a must visit destination in the city centre. Opening from breakfast until dinner, with a cocktail menu that will take you into the late hours.

There’s set to be a bakery on site offering freshly baked pastries for a filling and tasty breakfast that can be grabbed on the way to work. While for lunch, diners will be treated to unique, specialist food boxes that can feed two people and can be eating in or taken away.

There’s also an extensive range of cheeses that will change seasonally for a mouth watering cheese board that can be served with specially selected port or red wine.

Cocktail Choices to Surprise and Delight

In addition to what will be some of the best food in Liverpool, the bar’s immensely talented mixologists have crafted some unusual but devilishly tasty cocktails.

Try out Smokey Joe, a blend of sweet and bitter tastes with Vanilla vodka, Khalua, coffee and tobacco liqueur. Or if you’re looking for something sweeter, dive into a taste sensation with the Figgy Jam, made with real fig jam!

Trendsetting Design

As well as stunning cocktails and incredible food, Vista amazes the eyes with it’s stylish and trendy interior.

Furnished with sleek and stylish polished wood floors and exposed metalwork furniture, as well as bright neon lights with highly instagrammable phrases, it’s definitely the sort of place you want to be seen.

Signature Group are always on the lookout for talented and hard-working hospitality experts to join our rapidly expanding team, not only at Vista but across all our Liverpool venues and further afield. Check out our hospitality vacancies page to start your Signature journey. Are you mad enough to be brilliant? Take a look and you could be part of the Signature family.

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Signature’s Recruitment Team Comes Together for Hospitality Recruitment Drive

Signature Group’s brand new recruitment team got together this week to host another exceptional recruitment day, this time to seek out the best hospitality stars.

Louise Riley, recruitment manager, introduced hopeful candidates to the newly formed team, Rachel Higham and Michael McGurk and together they led a packed out room through a series of challenges and tasks.

Hospitality and great customer service are at the heart of everything we do at Signature. We pride ourselves on putting our visitors above everything else and consider ourselves to be a customer service company before being a hospitality company.

It’s for this reason that our front of house and customer facing roles are filled by only the best and the most outstanding people. From the people who greet hotel guests to the people who serve diners, each and every hospitality staff member has the Signature DNA ingrained in them and they’re proud to wear that DNA on their sleeve.

An Exciting Day of Tasks and Challenges

This week’s assessment centre recruitment day was our busiest one to date, with applicants from all walks of life and all across Merseyside hoping to fill the positions at our new culinary venture.

Joining the new recruitment team were Carpathia’s (30 James Street’s amazing rooftop dining experience) restaurant manager and bar manager, Tom Barrie and Stephen Pickup. Carpathia Champagne Bar & Restaurant is renowned for its impeccable service and dedicated staff, so it made sense that the driving force behind the hospitality beacon would help on the day.

The day began with a series of ice-breakers to help everyone get comfortable and introduce themselves to the group, including letting everyone know what they wanted to be when they grew up. There were some interesting answers, namely someone aspiring to be a monkey and someone pursuing a career as Disney princess.

A firm favourite at the assessment centre is the creation of mood boards by the potential recruits, helping them to explore what they think represents Signature Group. It’s a great way to discover how much the applicants know about the company and whether they are suitable to blend in with the Signature DNA.

Making quick decisions and thinking on your feet is a key part of a hospitality role. In all our dining establishments, there’s a quick-paced atmosphere that keeps you on your toes and deciding the best course of action is a necessity. The lifeboat task is designed to test out these skills by proposing a list of people and asking candidates to choose a small number to save on the last lifeboat leaving a sinking ship.

The most exciting addition to the recruitment day was the connection web. This was an immersive team building exercise that required everyone to find something in common with someone else in the group. Once a connection was found with the first person, a ball of string was tossed to the person who had the connection. This created a physical web of similarities between the large group. When recruitment officer Michael tossed a ball into the web, it fell through to the floor, signifying that while the group were getting to know each other and finding similarities, more needed to be discovered.

Hospitality Key Skills

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Signature Group is proud of its reputation of delivering high-standard customer care to everyone who visits our venues. Hospitality is the key to building a relationship with customers and ensuring that they leave us with a smile on their face and a brilliant memory of their time with us.

To be a hospitality superstar, you’ll need to embody Signature’s dedication to our guests and visitors. With a willingness to learn and great communication skills, as well as being a good team worker with a knack for keeping up the pace in a busy and thriving environment.

Don’t worry if you want to join the Signature family and missed out on the latest recruitment day, go to our hospitality careers page and take a look at what’s on offer at our latest dining adventure. If you think you’re mad enough to be brilliant apply today to be the next hospitality superstar.

Pride Power List 2017

Signature Founders Lawrence and Katie Kenwright Honoured in Pride Power List

Signature Group is proud to call ourselves an ally for the LGBT+ community, we pride ourselves on our diversity and inclusive atmosphere. Lawrence and Katie Kenwright are the driving force behind this welcoming workplace and this week they’ve been honoured with a place on the Guardian’s 2017 Pride Power List as an Ally.

Pride Power List 2017

The Guardian’s Pride Power List serves to celebrate those that are champions of the community and the entire list is nominated by members of the LGBT+ public. The Allies List recognises those that are outspoken in their support and can be powerful catalysts of change. In Lawrence and Katie’s case, their advocacy within the workplace has earned them a place on the revered list.

Lawrence Kenwright and Katie Kenwright Pride Power List

Katie Kenwright said: “Lawrence and I are proud to be honoured in the 2017 Pride Power list as straight allies. We are proud that some of our most senior members of staff are part of the LGBT community and embrace the variety of individuals and characters that are part of the Signature Living workforce.

“We believe in tolerance and acceptance at Signature Living.”

The honour comes during Pride Month, as June saw the Stonewall riots in 1969, many Pride events are held this month to recognise the value and impact of LGBT+ people. Liverpool Pride will be hosted on the last weekend of the month and Signature Group is proud to not only be a sponsor of the two-day event but also to have kicked off the festivities at The Shankly Hotel.

Sponsors of the LGBT+ Community

It’s not the first time Lawrence and Katie Kenwright have actively supported the community, in 2016 and 2017 Signature Group was pleased to support the British LGBT Awards.

Out News Global, an international LGBT+ news source, also recognised Signature’s Arthouse Hotel for its camp and quirky musical themed rooms. The movie-themed hotel offers guests an exciting night with suites that emulate Dr Frank-N-Furter’s sultry vibe or Judy Garland’s innocence in The Wizard of Oz.

The founders of Signature Group join LGBT+ icons Sir Ian McKellen, Stephen Fry, Clare Balding and Tom Daley on the Power List, as well as straight allies Owen Jones and John Bishop.

Read the full list to find out who else made the 2017 Pride Power List.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Signature Group is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and our diversity is part of what makes the business such an exciting and forward-thinking workplace.

We’re always on the lookout for talented and exciting new people to join our teams and welcome applicants from all walks of life. Why not take a look at our Head Office opportunities or keep an eye on our positions in construction. As a constantly growing and expanding company, we’re looking to hire the best staff to help us continue the high standard of service that the Signature Group has come to be known for.

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The Most Exciting Jobs You Can Apply for Right Now at Signature Living

As a constantly growing and thriving business, Signature Group is always on the lookout for talented and hardworking staff to join the team.

Whether we’re searching for the next housekeeping hero or a super sales representative, there is always something on offer for someone who is wanting to work for one of the best names in Liverpool hospitality.

Across all of our hotels, apartments and restaurants you can expect a fast-paced, highly rewarding and enjoyable atmosphere.

There are lots of opportunities on offer for someone to join our ever growing team. Here’s a look at some of the most exciting positions that are up for grabs right now.

Bar Manager, Garden of Eden

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The Garden of Eden is the rooftop venue at the Shankly Hotel in Liverpool. It offers unparalleled views across Liverpool and is a beautiful setting for any event. We’re looking for a Bar Manager to handle all of Eden’s quirks while still demonstrating a natural flair for leadership.

You’ll need managerial experience to oversee employees and motivate, inspire and coach a hard working team,  as well as being responsible for bar service standards and cleanliness at the thriving venue.

It’s a challenging role with great rewards, putting the Shankly values into the action and making sure our guests are the prime focus at every event. Sound like the job for you? Find out more about becoming the Bar Manager at Eden.

Venue General Manager

Signature Group is expanding into one of the most iconic venues in Liverpool and we’re now looking for someone to take the reins and be responsible for the day to day running of the venue.

As General Manager, you’ll be tasked with providing leadership, planning and excellent service across all departments. You’ll also be working to ensure that the Signature Group standard is implemented and adhered to in one of our most exciting ventures.

We need a hands-on and enthusiastic candidate to take on the mammoth but rewarding role. If you think you’ve got what it takes, read the full job description and apply today.

Front of House Staff, Deli Restaurant

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We’re not just the best hotel and serviced apartments provider in Liverpool, our restaurants and bars are world class and offer diners and drinkers the highest level of service and product.

To add to our growing repertoire of dining, Signature Group is opening a brand new deli style restaurant in the heart of the city centre. We’re looking for the perfect team for all roles, but front of house is an integral part of any dining experience.

If you’re willing to learn and have a flair for excellent customer service, join our waiting on team and begin a worthwhile career in the catering industry. You’ll be ensuring high service standards and making sure our diners leave with a smile on their face.

Perhaps you’re a dab hand at cocktail making, in which case, apply today to join the bar staff at the deli restaurant. You’ll be delivering the same standard of service as the waiting on staff while helping them to craft their perfect drink.

Breakfast Supervisor, Arthouse Hotel

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The quirky and unusual setting of the Arthouse Hotel is the perfect place of work if you bring the fun into the office. The movie themed hotel is the most exciting of all the Signature Group hotels and offers a cool and unique stay for all our guests.

We’re now looking for an experienced Breakfast Supervisor to lead a talented team to stardom. You’ll need to be positive, friendly and outgoing to fit in with the eccentric team at Arthouse Hotel, and previous experience in the field is a massive plus.

Arthouse Hotel is a great opportunity to really spread your hospitality wings and be involved in one of the most exciting hotels in Liverpool.

Spa Manager, Morgan’s Spa

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In the depth of 30 James Street – Home of The Titanic, there lies a hidden blissful haven where guests and visitors can receive premier spa treatments for ultimate relaxation.

Morgan’s Spa offers a range of treatments, from facials to massages to body wraps and we need a Spa Manager to join our lovely and dynamic team. The role is a hands on position and requires you to go the extra miles every hour of every day to not only meet guest expectations but surpass them.

Spa management experience is a plus and if you’ve driven a team to meet targets and are trained with Elemis products, you could be exactly what we’re looking for!

To find out more about the roles and what we’re looking for, read all about the positions available here.

Signature Group has been placed on the Workplace Wellbeing Charter for their dedication to employee investment and welfare. With ongoing training and a dedicated support network joining the Signature family is a great opportunity to start a career in a company that places great value on the people who keep the wheels moving in an exciting and flourishing business.

Keep an eye on our Facebook for more great roles or why not upload your CV to be the first to know about more exciting new roles.

Signature Group Searches for Contractor Workforce in Belfast

Signature Group’s growth and investment in Northern Ireland’s capital city of Belfast is reaching a milestone this month as the search begins for building contractors.

The expansion to Belfast was a natural move after the unprecedented success of Signature Group in Liverpool and the recent conversion of The Exchange Hotel, Cardiff. With Crumlin Road Courthouse and The Scottish Mutual Building already in development, and several other landmark buildings in discussion, Signature’s dedication to Northern Ireland is being firmly cemented.

As buildings that have suffered from neglect and are currently in a state of disrepair, major work and renovations are needed to bring them up to the standard that Signature Group is known for. To help us with the task, we’re searching for building contractors to assist in transforming these buildings back to their former glory.

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Signature Group is committed to working with local people to sensitively and sympathetically restore these iconic buildings, as well as the future developments which are to be announced soon. Effectively executing this renovation requires contractors from across the building sector, including electrical and plumbing contractors, kitchen and bathroom suppliers, construction workers, specialist hotel technology providers and fit-out companies.

To introduce potential contractors to Signature Group, who we are as a company and similar projects, we’re hosting a unique, informal meet and greet at Belfast City Hall. The event is taking place on Thursday 29th June between 2 pm and 5 pm and local contractors are invited to come along and share their portfolios and experience.

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Lawrence Kenwright, founder and chairman of Signature Group, has always had an interest in the historical city. He has been keen to leave the Signature mark on Belfast for some time and believes the people and workforce of the city are a big part of what makes it so amazing.

He said: “One of the greatest draws to Northern Ireland for me was the outstanding calibre of its workforce and talent across so many industries.

“I firmly believe that Signature Living can benefit from the best of local talent in developing up to five new hotels here and am committed to working with local construction industry contractors and suppliers wherever possible.”

The Future of Signature Belfast

The purchase of Crumlin Road Courthouse was confirmed in March of this year. Despite extensive damage in the 20 years since its closure, the courthouse has a bright future for the first time in a long time. Signature Group is committed to investing £25 million to ensure the Grade B+ listed building gets the attention it deserves to become the benchmark for the hotel industry in Belfast.

The Scottish Mutual Building, located on Donegall Square South and Bedford Street, is the latest confirmed purchase and has been announced as the site for the much-anticipated George Best themed hotel. Basing the transformation on the highly popular Shankly Hotel in Liverpool, the hotel will be a fitting tribute to the Northern Irish legend.

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Both sites, and the sites to be confirmed, will feature Signature Group’s trademark luxury décor and high-quality furnishings and fittings.

Sympathetic Restorations

Signature Group has a talent for taking iconic and historically significant buildings and returning them to their former glory. With the unparalleled success of 30 James Street, the former headquarters of the White Star Line Shipping Company and the home of the Titanic, and The Exchange Hotel (formerly Cardiff Coal Exchange), we know a thing or two about maintaining listed buildings’ DNA and intertwining history and modernity.

Both 30 James Street and The Exchange Hotel were desperately damaged before Signature Group took them on board. They’re now the most luxurious and beautiful buildings in their respective cities and guests have marvelled at their magnificent transformations.

If you’re a contractor looking to get involved in Belfast’s most exciting new hotel developments, come along to the Meet Signature Living event on Thursday 29th June to find out more about the exciting plans and how you can get involved.

All attendees are required to register their interest by midday on Monday 26th June, email info@lanyoncommunications.com or call 028 9018 3242 to be a part of Belfast’s next big thing.

Signature Group Hosts Recruitment Day to Find the Next Stars of The Garden of Eden

Signature Careers has continued to revolutionise the recruitment process with another fun filled and unique assessment day. This time, the search was on for outstanding catering and banqueting staff for the beautiful and ever popular Garden of Eden venue, situated on the rooftop of The Shankly Hotel.

Signature Living is dedicated to finding the best staff for all our iconic business ventures. We know that it is our employees who make Signature Group the benchmark for the hospitality sector and we’re extremely proud of the high quality of staff that choose to join the Signature family.

Having revolutionised the accommodation and hospitality market, we’re now paving the way for a better process to find the employees that can help us deliver the amazing service we’re known for.

Our assessment days help us to see past a one-page CV and a pressure-filled interview to get the very best out of the hopeful applicants.

The Assessment Day

Louise Riley, Recruitment Manager for Signature Group, organised and orchestrated the day, leading the potential recruits through a series of tasks to demonstrate their suitability for life as a representative of the sought-after venue.

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Louise was joined by C&B manager Lucy Woodford, Bar Manager Adam Taylor and Eden Supervisor Michelle Hopper to help find the future Signature Stars. The first task saw the candidates create mood boards that they think represented Signature Group, and the team at Table One stole the show with their observations on the importance of food and beverages at Eden. Our iconic and amazing Afternoon Teas are a stand-out fixture at all our developments and the importance of these was demonstrated incredibly well by Table One.

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The next part of the lively session was an interactive questionnaire. Each hopeful was given a task to identify key members of Eden’s, and The Shankly Hotel’s, team and find one interesting, unusual or unknown fact about that person.

The hotel’s General Manager was the first piece of the puzzle, and the applicants were delighted to discover Duncan Stewart has a penchant for dressing as The Rocky Horror Picture Show’s Frank-N-Furter. Wedding Co-ordinator Ciara Martin was harder to crack and only one team managed to find out she has a love for playing the drums.

A Venue to be Proud of

The Garden of Eden is the ultimate rooftop venue for events, boasting unrestricted views across the city of Liverpool with a stunning and elegant backdrop to weddings, conferences, parties, showers and Afternoon Teas.

With a 360-degree glass exterior, a rooftop garden that has to be seen to be believed and plans in place for a 100ft outdoor slide, Eden is the perfect place for a magical and truly unforgettable time.

For a venue as magnificent as Eden, Signature Group needs the highest calibre of staff to ensure our guests receive only the best service and care throughout their journey with us. From making sure drinks never go unfilled, plates never go empty and requests are fulfilled to helping deliver a truly unforgettable experience, our C&B staff are the pinnacle of excellent service.

Signature Group

Since our conception in 2008, Signature Group has gone from strength to strength and is now one of the most successful developers and hospitality businesses in the country. Throughout our journey, our core values of creating real value for our guests and building long-term relationships have not changed, helping us to fuel our vision and bringing together the very best teams to do so.

In Liverpool alone, we employ more than 400 people across a range of roles to give our visitors and guests the best experience possible.

Investing in our Employees

Our employees are a big part of what makes all our developments must-visit destinations, that’s why we believe in a solid employee investment plan, from ongoing training to an unrivalled support network, talent maps to internal role advertisement. There’s even the opportunity to earn specialised NVQs.

We also have ongoing apprenticeships across a range of roles, helping to prepare Liverpool’s bright young minds for a world of work in the hospitality and leisure sectors.

We also reward a generous 20% discount across our amazing developments, our landmark accommodation, bars, restaurants and spas are all must-visit places in Liverpool that give our employees a product to be proud of.

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If you think you’re mad enough to be brilliant, our rapid growth and continuing success mean we’re always on the lookout for talented and ambitious workers to join our family. With new ventures being developed across the country, including in Belfast, Preston and The Exchange Hotel in Cardiff, keep an eye on our Facebook page for the next assessment day near you.

To find out more about careers at Signature Living and to apply for jobs at any of our locations, visit our careers site signaturecareers.co.uk. Our family is growing and we’d love to have you join us!