Our Signature Sailors Have Set Sail for Tall Ships 2018

This week, our Signature sailors set sail on a Tall Ships adventure. We chose 5 lucky Signature Living employees to take party in this unforgettable experience.

We’re sponsoring our team to join 9 other trainees and 6 skilled crew members to travel on the ‘Maybe’ tall ship.

Tall Ships 2018

Sailing from Dublin to Scotland, the team are set to spend 7 days on board. And we can’t wait to hear all about it.

A fantastic self-development opportunity, this voyage will test commitment and build upon leadership and teamwork skills.

TS Maybe

TS Maybe boasts a fascinating maritime history. Built in 1929 and owned by Jan Jacob Van Rietschoten, TS Maybe spent years sailing the world, and famously won the Whitbread Round the World Race twice.

Notably, TS Maybe took part in the first ever Tall Ships Race back in 1956. Today, she is one of few boats still competing in the Tall Ships Races! So, we couldn’t have been more pleased with our Signature Sailors jumping aboard.

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While on board, our team and the rest of the crew ensure that Maybe sails smoothly 24 hours a day. Working together with a three watch system, keeping watch is split into Red, White and Blue.

The system means that everyone has to work together. The ship can’t sail safely without everyone pulling their weight.

Each crew member has the chance to keep watch, steer the ship, learn traditional sailing techniques, log book entries, plot the course, set the sails and of course, catch some beautiful sights and have plenty of fun along the way.

The Structure of the Ship

The TS Maybe ship is a gaff ketch. According to maybe-sailing.com, this means that the sails of the ship are four cornered, fore-and-aft rigged and controlled at its peak by a spar (pole) called the gaff.

The key characteristic for distinguishing if a boat is a Ketch is that the mainmast (the forward of the two masts) is bigger than the after mast. TS Maybe has a total of 7 sails. The length of the ship overall comes to 28m in length while the height of Maybe’s main mast is 25m.

Maybe-Sailing describes the ship as ‘a strong sea worthy vessel build with extra strength by using steel frames, a hardwood hull and teak decking.”

When it comes to the inside of the ship, TS Maybe is split into three key areas. You’ll find a 6-berth cabin and shower room located in the forepeak of the ship.

In the midships area, crew will discover the galley, saloon, 4 more cabins and another shower room.

Last but not least is the ‘dog house’ section of the ship. This sleeps 2 crew members and is also home to the navigations and radio equipment, as well as the engine room.

Working for Signature Living

Signature Living is without a doubt one of the fastest growing companies in Liverpool, with a growing presence across the UK.

With new venues set to open in Liverpool, Manchester, Belfast and beyond, it’s certainly an exciting time to become part of the Signature gang.

Covering everything from marketing and media to hospitality, sales, construction and managerial roles, we employ a wide range of people with a variety of skills.

To keep up with the latest Signature Living job vacancies and news, check back soon or find us on Facebook!

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Reasons Why Liverpool is the Best Place to Work

Liverpool was recently voted as one of the best cities in the UK for work-life balance, due to its buzzing atmosphere, optimistic outlook and friendly people. However, these are just some of the reasons why our city is the best place to work in the UK.

Probably most famous for being the home of the Beatles, Liverpool has also earned the title of European City of Culture and continues to grow as one of the most vibrant and rewarding city’s to live in.

If you’re considering relocating to Liverpool, or you are currently looking for jobs here, check out these reasons why this city is top of the list when it comes to the best place to work in the UK.

We Have a Dedicated Business Quarter

Castle Street Liverpool

That’s right, Liverpool may seem smaller than the likes of Manchester and Leeds but there are plenty of areas of the city that offer much more.

The business district is bursting with amazing companies, outstanding architecture and loads of swanky bars and restaurants to keep you occupied on your lunch break. With more and more big companies moving to the area, it’s one of the busiest and best places to work in the UK.

Amazing Co-Working Spaces

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If you’re more of a freelancer, Liverpool is the perfect place to work as there are loads of brilliant co-working spaces.

They are trendy, affordable and having that buzzing atmosphere that you need from a working hub. Some of the best are situated in the heart of the city centre of Liverpool, such as Signature Works. With amazing perks like free tea and coffee, gym membership, discounts to bars and restaurants plus loads more, our city has it all when it comes to networking.

The People of Liverpool are the Friendliest

No matter where you are in Liverpool, you’ll always find that the locals are friendly. Whether it’s a smile in the street, or making friends at your new work, this city is the perfect place to make a fresh start and meet new people.

Most people that come to Liverpool never leave!

Brilliant Transport Links

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The local transport in the Liverpool City Region prides itself on its accessibility, making travel around the area easy for all. As well as Liverpool Lime Street Station, the area is serviced by Merseyrail who provide brilliant transport links both by train and bus.

Merseyrail trains run frequently throughout the day across 66 stations in and around the Liverpool area, with 4 city centre underground stations. The city is also easily accessible by car.

Loads Of Great Places to Eat Lunch

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When it comes to lunch time in Liverpool, you’re really spoilt for choice.

No matter where you work in the city, you’re bound to find a mountain of cafes, coffee shops, restaurants, shops and fast food places to grab a bit to eat on your break.

Stunning and Affordable Places to Live

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From the bohemian Aigburth area, to Sefton, the Wirral, the Georgian Quarter and the city centre, Liverpool has a fantastic range of places to rent and buy that are all much more affordable that other cities in the UK.

Whether you like modern flats, Victorian houses or new developments, there are plenty to choose from.

Drinks After Work are a Must

There is a fantastic atmosphere in the city, especially on a Friday evening, when many companies finish early and head to the bar for a celebratory drink.

With so many bars, pubs and cocktail establishments to choose from, its easy to see why Liverpool is the perfect place for a work-life balance.

Liverpool is Beautiful!

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Featuring breathtaking landmarks such as the Three Graces, the Waterfront, Albert Dock, St George’s and gorgeous parks, who wouldn’t want to work in such a stunning city.

It’s Home to Some Amazing Companies

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The last and most important reason why Liverpool is the best place to work in is all of the amazing companies that are based here. From huge retail brands, to lawyers, banks and of course our very own Signature Living, Liverpool is the main base for thousands of huge business.

We hope you’ve enjoyed our reasons why Liverpool is the best place to work in the UK. If you’re looking for a job in our city, don’t forget to check our vacancies pages to see if you’d be right for Signature! 

Calling All Writers! Junior Copywriter Job Vacancy in Liverpool

At Signature Careers, we’re in search of a new wordsmith to join our growing Content team!

So if you’re a natural when it comes to the written word, you may be just the person we’re looking for.

Junior Copywriter Job in Liverpool

What We Do

As Signature Group continues to grow, our fantastic Media team is always evolving. We’re the brains behind some of the best hotels in the UK.

From Signature Living apartments and 30 James Street to The Shankly and Dixie Dean, each of our hotels offers something truly unique.

When we’re not working on our local venues, we’re busy growing venues outside of the city. This includes The Exchange Hotel in Cardiff and an array of heritage hotels in Belfast.

Collectively, the Media team works on everything from new website designs to stylish menus, eye-catching brochures and establishing a strong social media presence.

The Content Team

Due to the growth of our venues, we’re in need of a helping hand. As our new Junior Copywriter, you’ll join the Content team in our Liverpool office. Based in the heart of Liverpool city centre, you’ll work within a tight-knit, supportive team of writers with a passion for the written word.

As our ideal candidate, you’ll showcase some recent writing experience. Whether that’s a blog of your own, guest writing or experience in an office environment, we’re looking for someone who is ready to write and enhance their skills.

You may be an English or Journalism graduate or have developed your writing at college. Our Junior Copywriter should have a natural talent fuelled by a love for great copy. You’ll have a keen eye when it comes to the finer details, impeccable grammar and the creativity to brainstorm.

On a day-to-day basis, you’ll be responsible for writing compelling blogs across a multitude of websites. The varied of our venues ensures that each day is different. You may find yourself working on a what’s on guide one day and a history piece the next.

About Signature Living

Signature Living first welcomed guests back in 2008. Since then, the company has grown rapidly year after year.

We started with one apartment in Liverpool city centre and over the years have established a unique party brand alongside a plethora of large-scale heritage developments.

When it comes to group accommodation, we really are the experts. After filling the gap in the market in Liverpool, the party element of Signature Living is bigger than ever.

Alongside all the work we do with accommodation, we’re also known for Morgan’s Spa, exquisite restaurants (Carpathia, The Bastion) and Signature Weddings.

Our luxury spa venue is a local favourite and also attracts guests from across the country. Situated in a Grade II* listed building, Morgan’s Spa is one of a kind.

Meanwhile, Signature Weddings offers customers an array of versatile venues for the wedding of their dreams. From Liverpool’s iconic Alma de Cuba to the Cunard Building, each of our locations is truly spectacular.

As you can see, we really do have our hands full! But this makes working on the Media team a lot of fun.

If you’re up for the challenge, we’d love to hear from you. You can apply for our Junior Copywriter role in Liverpool here.

Web Designer Vacancy: 10 Tips from Media Manager Paul

If you’re looking for web design jobs in Liverpool, look no further! We may have just the job for you.

At Signature Living, we’re in search of a creative, friendly designer who’s always up for a challenge.

As our new Web Designer, you’ll work on an array of exciting projects and be the brains behind the branding of some of the UK’s most exquisite venues.

From heritage buildings and wedding venues to unbeatable party apartments, you’ll find that every day brings something new.

So to help you prepare and learn a little more about what we do, we asked our Media Manager Paul 10 questions to gather some top tips and deeper insight…

10 Questions with Media Manager Paul

1) What sort of experience are you looking for?

Previous experience working in a web agency or internal web role, working on multiple projects simultaneously is essential.

2) 3 words to describe the perfect web designer?

Open to ideas.

3) What sort of person would be a good fit for the team?

Someone with a good sense of humour!

4) List some common mistakes you see in interviews…

Not bringing a portfolio and examples of work (for a design job!).
Being unprepared – be ready for questions relating to you skills, creative process, inspirations and work.
Not researching the company.

5) How would you describe working at Signature Living?

Busy, fun and challenging!

6) What is the best thing a web designer can do to improve?

I think the best way designers improve is by working alongside other talented designers and creatives. It gives you the opportunity to see a fresh approach to a problem and opens you up to different styles and techniques.

Also, get your work critiqued regularly and listen to the feedback. Rather than see it as an attack, take on board the comments use it to improve your work.

7) How should a web designer present their work in an interview?

Bring an iPad or laptop (make sure it’s charged!) and be sure your work is presentable offline – don’t assume you will be able to join the companies network to show off your web skills!

Have a portfolio that talks about how you came to the final design, and be prepared to explain why you made the decisions you did. Where possible make your portfolio relevant to the position you’re applying for.

8) Would you say the office environment is more formal or informal?

Our team works similarly to a design agency so we prefer an informal approach, no shirt and tie necessary!

9) What sort of projects will the designer be working on day-to-day?

Holding pages and full website designs for our hotels, landing pages for offers and events, social media campaigns and email newsletter/templates.

10) What is the best thing about being at web designer for Signature?

Signature Living has two distinct brands – Party and Heritage, because of this you have the option to work on distinctly different styles and the freedom to try whatever you feel fits the brief.

We do everything in-house ranging from photography, to video and CGI work ensuring you always have great visuals to work with, and if we don’t have it then it can be requested and the team will create it for you!

So, are you up to the challenge? If this sounds like your the design job for you, we’d love to hear from you today. You can submit your CV here.

More about Signature Living

Based in the heart of Liverpool city centre, Signature Living is best known for bringing Liverpool truly unique accommodation. From Signature Living suites and apartments to hotels including 30 James Street and The Shankly, we’re leading the way when it comes to luxury accommodation with a twist.

We’re also the name behind top bars and restaurants including Alma de Cuba, The Bastion Bar & Restaurant and Carpathia Champagne Bar & Restaurant.

In the past year, we’ve broadened our horizons to The Exchange Hotel in Cardiff and multiple upcoming hotels in Belfast. Going from strength to strength, at Signature Living we’re significantly building upon the fantastic heritage side of the brand.

With so much diversity within the Signature brand, our team can always expect something new and exciting to look forward to. You’ll never find yourself stuck for things to do!

How to Change Your Career Path with Success

If you’re stuck in a rut and looking to change career, then worry not! Though it can be a stressful time, we have just the guide for you.

It’s never late to update your skills, hone the skills you already have and find a job that makes Monday mornings bearable!

So join us as we take a look at how to change your career path with success…

List Your Skills & Interests

Take some time to list your key skills, especially those that can be adapted to other roles. For example, if your role requires communicating well with others, this widely transferable skill should be one for the top of your list.

Meanwhile, your interests should also be priority. If you’re looking to change career, the chances are you’re in search of a more fulfilling, enjoyable or rewarding role.

So, what have you loved about past jobs or voluntary experiences? It’s also worth considering your personal hobbies and taking a look at the industry around them. Just imagine if a hobby you love became a job you love.

Consider Your Current Industry

It may also be beneficial to take a broader look at the industry you’re currently in. If there are aspects of your job that you enjoy, there might be roles in a similar field that could prove more suitable.

For example, if you work in Marketing, you could consider the different roles that fall within the industry, from SEO and copywriting to design and PR.

Brainstorm Your Options

If you’re not sure where to start, a good old-fashioned brainstorming session could do the trick. It’s always useful to get your best ideas down on paper and delve a bit deeper.

This may help to narrow it down and with a clear layout, you can show it to friends and family when looking for their insight and advice.

Take Time to Do Research

Once you’ve got some great ideas to run with, it’s time to do some research!

This could mean finding honest advice from those that have loved and hated the job you’re considering. It could require browsing Google for facts and figures, or even purchasing some key books on the topic.

You may also want to think about who you know and how they could help. Has a friend of a friend worked in a similar role? Consider approaching them for their thoughts and advice so you can ask any questions you may have.

Go and See For Yourself

Arguably the best thing you can do is to go and see for yourself. If you’re not sure if it’s the right path for you, set some time aside to walk in the footsteps of those who have taken the path before you.

You could look into shadowing someone of a similar job title, taking on some voluntary work at the weekend or if it’s a hands-on sort of job, simply giving it a go.

Network, Network, Network

If you can’t shadow someone, why not begin to network? Whether that’s attending a Signature Works event for inspiration and tips or joining our co-working office space.

Placing yourself in the right environment can be hugely beneficial when you’re looking to make a change and could do with a push from like-minded people.

Enhance Your Skills

If you don’t have the right skill set for the job you’re after, it’s not too late to enhance your skills and give your CV a new lease of life.

Whether you search for a night class, gain voluntary experience or even think about heading back to University, all your hard work is sure to pay off the in the end.

Believe That You Can Do It

If you don’t believe that you can do it, who will? Self belief and motivation can go a long way, especially in the world of business!

So find a positive mantra, note each success along the way and you’ll soon be on your way to the career change of your dreams.

To enquire further about our latest networking events or co-working space, you can get in touch on 0151 588 0017. 

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Land Your Dream Job: 5 Common Interview Mistakes to Avoid

So, you’ve found your dream job and you’ve got yourself an interview. That’s the first bit all boxed off. But if the interview itself seems a little daunting, we’ve got you covered.

At Signature Careers, we want to help you land the perfect role, so if you’re feeling a little rusty when it comes to acing your interview, look no further for steps to success…

1) Forgetting to Do Research

Research is key when it comes to a successful interview. When you’re busy rehearsing talking about yourself, it’s easy to forget that it works two ways. You need to know your stuff when it comes to them. This simple factor could set you apart from other candidates with similar experience.

So, take some time to research the history of the company and keep an eye out for any brand values or mantras. How can you align with them? Knowing what the company stands for and what their foundations are can help you to tailor how you present yourself. This all gives you a fantastic opportunity to relate your personal qualities and professional experience to their values.

2) Feeling too Underdressed

These days, it’s not too tricky to figure out what to wear for interviews. But make sure you take a moment or two to double check. It’s always better to be overdressed than underdressed. But what you’re wearing can help you with your confidence, so make sure it’s comfortable.

Taking a scroll through the company’s social media pages may help you to gage what sort of clothes current employees wear and what the culture is like. If it seems formal, keep it smart. But if it seems a little more relaxed, you may want to add some personal touches to your outfit to express who you are.

3) Not Asking Any Questions  

Though the purpose of an interview is largely for the company to see if you’re a good fit, it’s also a chance for you to see if the job really sounds right for you. And if you don’t have any questions to ask, you won’t find out everything you might have wanted to know before you started the job.

Not forgetting, if you don’t ask questions, you may risk seeming unenthusiastic.  If another candidate has prepared some thoughtful questions and shows more interest in the role, it could be that they’re more memorable afterwards.

4) Forgetting About Body Language

Body language says a lot. Though its a subconscious communication, it can be just as important as talking. In fact, your body language could be a deal breaker from the moment you arrive.

It’s important to remain conscious of how you’re presenting yourself, without giving it so much thought that it seems forced. The key is to relax, act naturally and think about the qualities you admire most when you’re speaking to others.

Using with your hands while you talk can be persuasive and engaging; it may also make you feel more in control and reaffirm that you know what you’re talking about.

In the meantime, eye contact is also a winning factor. If you can maintain a strong level of eye contact throughout, your interviewer will see that your answers are genuine and that you have confidence in yourself. Again, this should all feel natural. It’s not a staring contest!

5) Over-preparing Your Answers

Just as your body language should feel natural, so should your answers to questions. It’s great to feel prepared but it’s better to think of your interview as more similar to a Powerpoint presentation than a speech. For example, while presenting you may have clear bullet points to support you, but you don’t need to solely rely on them to carry on going.

It may sound a little too robotic if you’re relaying answers from memory. Plus, if you’re asked something that you haven’t prepared an answer to, it’s likely that you may feel thrown off and find yourself unable to think on the spot.

So, we hope you’ve found our guide to Interview Mistakes to Avoid useful and wish you the best of luck. We think you’ve got this!

If you’re looking to apply for a job with Signature Living, make sure you don’t miss our latest job vacancies in Liverpool over on our jobs page.

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How to Become the Perfect Bartender

There are a whole host of skills you need to become the perfect bartender, from being an expert mixologist to getting your customer service spot on, it’s a job that is far from easy.

So, to give you a helping hand, we’ve put together a handy guide to the most important skills and attributes you need to become the perfect bartender.

This is one of those jobs in which your success depends on your personality just as much as your skill behind the bar.

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Know Your Drinks

Mixology skills are an essential quality of a great bartender. Bartenders should know off-hand how to make the most common drinks, but not be afraid to consult reference books as needed to make drinks that they are not familiar with. If you’re working in a bar that specialises in a certain drink, do your homework.

Good Customer Service Skills

The perfect bartender must possess outstanding customer service skills, the very nature of the job is to serve customers and make sure they have the best experience. You should have a personality that connects with customers and keeps them coming back to the bar.

Keep a Clean Bar

Nothing screams unprofessional or sloppiness like an untidy, dirty bar area. If you constantly clean your area, you’ll maintain a clean work space and improve customer experience. Turn bottles to face forward, wipe the bar-top and straighten the stools.

Have a Good Attitude

To be successful, you need to maintain a good attitude no matter how bad your day is going and treat every customer the same. Simple things like a smile, greeting the customer when they sit down and thanking them when they leave can make the biggest impressions.

Suggest Drinks

If you get a customer who isn’t sure what to drink, suggest something they may like. This is a great way of showing your experience and love for your work, increasing the chance of you getting a tip.

Maybe start by asking what their favourite spirit or type of tipple is and go from there.

Have an Excellent Memory

When you’re a bartender, you won’t be able to write down orders, you’ve got to remember everything! Having a good memory is a key skill to becoming the perfect bartender.

Good Money Handling Skills

Bartenders also act as cashiers and must be good handling money. They should be able to quickly make calculations and figure out change, so the serving process is fast and efficient.

Always be Professional

It is important for you to project a professional attitude and appearance. Customers will trust you and come back again if they had a great experience.

Keeping the conversations friendly, wearing clean clothes appropriate for the establishment, and maintaining a professional attitude will create an environment that patrons and management alike will appreciate.

Organisation and composure

A great bartender works quickly and efficiently. When serving multiple customers, speed is an important quality to have.

What we’re looking for . . .

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Working behind a bar is fast paced, exciting and hard to get exactly right, but if you follow those rules and do your homework it can be one of the most rewarding jobs around.

At Signature Living we’re looking some brand new bartenders to join our growing team.

We are in search of an extremely customer centric and outgoing personality. Our candidate is required to showcase a strong bar background, be prepared to embrace working in a fast-paced environment.

Our mission is to provide the very best customer service we possibly can.

Are you always ready for lights, camera, action? We need you!

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Requirements for Cocktail Bartender:

  • At least 1 year experience in similar role in a busy bar
  • Enthusiastic and self-motivated
  • Excellent customer service
  • Presentable and well kept
  • Thrive on customer satisfaction

Signature Living is one of the top companies in Liverpool to work for, whether it’s surrounding bar tending or hospitality, we’re always in search of fresh new talent to join our team.

Signature Living is renowned for amazing venues such as Signature Living apartments, The Shankly Hotel and 30 James Street.

With many new and exciting developments in the pipeline, there’s something for everyone.

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!

We look forward to hearing from you soon!

How To Get Noticed on LinkedIn

Recruiters are constantly scanning LinkedIn to find top candidates.

Having a below average profile, which is essentially your online resume, could mean you’re missing out on job opportunities.

If you maximise your LinkedIn profile you may not be looking for your next job, it could come and find you.

To help you get noticed on LinkedIn, we’ve put together a few helpful tips on how to stand out from the crowd.

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Fill Out the Summary Section

The summary section on LinkedIn is a great place to showcase your achievements and professional goals. In fact, recruiters consider it the most important section of your profile, according to LinkedIn.

Use it to talk about your experience, motivations, interests and skills.

Use a Good, Professional Photo

Profiles that include a clear photo are much more likely to be viewed than those without one.

According to LinkedIn, a profile with a photo is nine times more likely to receive connection requests and messages.

Add Your Location

Lots of recruiters screen by location, they want people who are close to the jobs. By adding your city or country, you will boost your chances of being seen.

Create a Strong Headline

You have 120 characters under your name on your profile to sell yourself. If you can, don’t just mention your job title but show how you solve a problem.

Always Include Your Educational Background

By adding your school, college or university, hiring managers and former classmates are more likely to find you in searches.

Profiles with completed education fields receive 17 times more messages from recruiters.

List the Industry You Work In

To come up in relevant searches, you need to list the type of industry you work in, or the one you’d like to start working in.

It also helps LinkedIn connect you with the right job listings, events and trending articles.

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List Your Current Position

Having an outdated profile can put recruiters off. They might think you haven’t updated your page, you aren’t active on the site and wouldn’t return their messages.

Updating your page is quick and easy to do, and it’s a great way to show your professional trajectory. Be sure to include your current title, company and start date.

Don’t Forget to List Your Skills

Employers are looking for people with skills, so listing as many as you can is a big help. According to LinkedIn, you should include five or more skills to showcase your different talents.

Endorse Some of Your Connections

If you endorse some of your connections, more often than not you will return the favour.

If your top skills start rising in endorsements your visibility will also start to improve.

Join a Networking Group

Joining relevant industry groups on LinkedIn is a great way to showcase your expertise. Recruiters will often search groups looking for strong candidates – show them you are one by proving thoughtful answers and comments.

Spelling and Grammar Check

Always check your writing for spelling and grammar errors, if a recruiter spots a mistake, they are more likely to move on to someone else.

Working for Signature Living

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Signature Living is one of the top companies in Liverpool to work for, whether it’s surrounding hospitality, events or even marketing.

We’re always in search of fresh new talent to join our team.

Signature Living is renowned for amazing venues such as Signature Living apartments, The Shankly Hotel and 30 James Street.

Whether it’s hospitality, marketing or construction, make sure you check out our current job vacancies in Liverpool to take the next step in your career.

We hope to hear from you soon!

Signature Living Set to Open Cunard Building Restaurant

This month, we announced some exciting news regarding our next Liverpool venture!

At Signature Living, we’re set to transform the ground floor of Liverpool’s iconic Cunard Building.

Ready to take the hospitality world by storm, our culinary vision will bring the city a new, high-end dining experience.

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Working at Signature Living

Signature Living is one of Liverpool’s most successful and exciting companies, continually growing and expanding across the UK.

Our current development projects are set to bring the Signature brand to leading cities including Belfast and Manchester.

And though we have our sights set on growing a worldwide presence, Liverpool is first and foremost where it all began.

Renowned for creating a wide range of jobs in the city, our fields of employment range from hospitality and marketing to construction.

The Upcoming Restaurant

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In the heart of Liverpool city centre, the Cunard Building is the perfect location for a luxury restaurant and events venue.

With the hope to open the ground floor doors in Spring 2018, it’s definitely the time to start getting excited!

This is set to be a fantastic opportunity to work within one of Liverpool’s most historic buildings.

Situated along the Pier Head, there’s no doubt that the restaurant will attract locals in search of something special and visitors from around the globe.

While we have already started recruiting for our main kitchen roles, we’ll soon be in need of a helping hand from a talented team.

With restaurants including Carpathia Champagne Bar & Restaurant and The Bastion Bar & Restaurant, at Signature Living we really know our stuff.

Our wealth of experience means that you can guarantee working for a fantastic team with plenty of perks to the job!

So it’s well worth taking a regular look at our Hospitality page for the latest job vacancies.

A One of a Kind Venue

The Grade II* listed Cunard Building boasts a fascinating maritime history, originally standing as the headquarters of the Cunard Steamship Company.

Neighbouring the Royal Liver Building, the opulent venue was designed by architects William Edward Willink and Philip Coldwell Thicknesse.

It was constructed between 1914 and 1917, and has played an integral role in the city ever since.

Inspired by Renaissance Italy’s grand palaces, we can’t think of many more spectacular buildings to work in, especially with such a view!

Top Chef Ernst Van Zyl

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We couldn’t be more excited to begin working with Ernst Van Zyl, who we’ve appointed as Executive Chef at the Cunard.

Ernst is set to wow our visitors from start to finish with his truly impeccable dishes and extensive experience.

With a number of AA rosettes and some of the biggest names in the business under his belt, it was only natural that Ernst should take centre stage.

If you’re looking elevate your career within the hospitality business, this is a truly unmissable chance to work the very best.

Come Along this Christmas

In the meantime, why not join us at the Cunard this Christmas?

From From 27th November – 24th December, we’ll be transforming this enchanting building into the most festive winter wonderland.

Santa Claus himself along with his trusty team of helpers will be throwing Christmas parties throughout the winter season.

Party guests will have the chance to enjoy everything from meeting Santa and the Elves to visiting our Reindeer Ranch.

The yuletide celebrations will kick off with a family friendly Christmas disco, plenty of festive food and drink, Christmas classics and even a Pier Head land train.

Set to bring a sprinkle of magic to the Liverpool waterfront, Santa’s Christmas Party is the ultimate Christmas experience.

Perfect for the whole family, come along and get a feel for the Cunard for yourself.

Book your tickets here to become a lucky party guest!

New Liverpool Restaurant Coming to the Cunard Building

At Signature Careers, we have more exciting news for the flourishing, vibrant city that we’re lucky enough to call home.

Our presence in Liverpool is perpetually expanding and our passion for cultivating the city’s best loved buildings with a lasting purpose in the city is only continuing to grow.

This week, we revealed more about our plans for one of the stunning Three Graces, the Cunard building.

Set to create a multitude of new jobs in Liverpool, there’s plenty to look forward to.

The beautiful Grade II* listed building is located at the Pier Head, along Liverpool’s picturesque waterfront.

The bustling area attracts tourists and locals throughout the year, offering breathtaking views of the city and the perfect balance of history, culture and entertainment.

The Cunard couldn’t be in a better location for special celebrations and scenic days out. That’s why we’re planning on transforming the 18,000 sq ft ground floor of the Cunard into a spectacular restaurant.

Signature Living founder Lawrence Kenwright told the press he “absolutely” expects the restaurant to be the best in the city, so local foodies can certainly get excited.

Speaking to the Liverpool ECHO, he shared:

The ground floor is Grade II* listed so we have had to do a report with a heritage specailist. We are not knocking anything down, but it is 18,000 sq ft so we need concertina doors to give you the flexibility.

That means you can open up the full 18,000 sq ft for some events, but then have break-out rooms for smaller events, without that it doesn’t work.

The Cunard is undoubtedly one of the best spaces in the city, so it couldn’t be more fitting for a high quality restaurant. Visitors to Liverpool will be able to dine in luxury without compromising on gaining an atmospheric feel of the city.

Discussing ambitions for the new project, Lawrence emphasised:

The London Carriage Works is currently the best restaurant in the city with two AA rosettes. It’s our intention to get three or four rosettes – we absolutely want this to be the best restaurant in Liverpool.

Of course, this is fantastic news for readers of Signature Careers. An array of jobs in Liverpool will stem from our plans for the Cunard. And what better venue to work in?

Make sure you don’t miss out on the progression of this project and new hospitality and management jobs in Liverpool by checking back soon. We’ll be sure to keep you up to date with our plans. 

Meanwhile, you can get the latest news straight to your timeline over on our Facebook page. 

Signature Living Reveal Plans for Croxteth Hall Transformation That Gives Back to the Community

Signature Living have revealed ambitious plans to transform the historic Croxteth Hall into a luxury hotel and wedding venue, with a training centre and donations to the Croxteth community.

The plans are set to include a hospitality training centre in the hall for local people and an estimated £500,000 from the project will be given to the Croxteth community each year.

Liverpool Council have stated they can no longer afford the upkeep and running costs of this once magnificent Grade II* building and are therefore on the lookout for a new operator to take it on.

With a proven track record of transforming derelict and empty listed buildings into high-end luxury venues, Signature Living are excited about the prospect of boosting the Croxteth community.

Croxteth Hall transformation

Croxteth Hall

A Centre of Excellence

As well as the development plans, Lawrence Kenwright’s vision will see local people from the Croxteth area given the chance to train and learn skills within the hospitality sector.

A centre of excellence will be created with a vision of training future Signature Living employees, which will also help boost employment figures. Lawrence said:

“There are a lot of unemployed people in Croxteth, we have just taken on 30 people from there in the last six months and some of them are our best workers.

“This means people from Croxteth could work in our sites in Cardiff, Glasgow, Belfast and all these great cities – they can move up the chain to be anything they want to be, anywhere they want to be.”

Signature Living pride themselves on looking after their workers and ensuring they get the best opportunities available.

Giving Back to the Community

The Signature Living boss has also promised that if his proposals are successful, 33% of its pre-tax profits would go directly to local people in the form of charitable donation.  This has been estimated to around £500,000 per year.

Lawrence has said:

“The idea would be to set up a charitable board of six people and unlike other grant funding for charities, this will be used for whatever we want to use it for and will be more about people – it will be a quick and easy process.”

Lawrence

Lawrence Kenwright

The Plans

Signature Living have proposed to transform Croxteth Hall into a luxurious hotel, spa and wedding venue.

Set to take just one year to complete, the plans include a unique Signature Living stamp with ‘glamping’ and ‘Hansel and Gretal treehouse’ rooms.

These ambitious plans are typical of Signature Living and Lawrence’s ambition to create a successful hotel and wedding venue outside of the city centre:

“You’ve got to have an edge – you can’t just open and say we are here – it’s got to be something that is different from everywhere else – but these are not things we can do without the say so of the council.”

Weddings are a huge part of the amazing new plans.

Croxteth is already a functioning wedding venue, however, currently they are few and far between. Lawrence sees the number of weddings per year increasing from 20 to 200.

He also stated that the addition of a luxury hotel will increase the appeal for wedding planners, as guests will have somewhere to stay afterwards.

Croxteth Hall transformation

Croxteth Hall

The Future of Croxteth

Signature Living are passionate about saving an asset like Croxteth Hall, redeveloping it for the better and opening it for the local community.

Currently, Croxteth Hall is open just 25% of the time and they charge £6 to get in, when it’s a hotel it will be open to everyone all the time.

“All the good stuff with the wood panelled walls, paintings and great views – that will all be open to the public – these places can’t be museums anymore as there isn’t the funding for them.”

Liverpool council have made it very clear that they will only hear bids that respect the listed status of the building and have a strong vision of maintaining the heritage of the site. They have also stated the importance of maintaining public access to the grounds.

Lawrence is also very passionate about this:

“It will be interesting to see if the others have the same understanding of listed buildings that we do – when it comes to taking listed buildings from semi-dereliction to hotels, I don’t know anyone that does what we do in the UK.”

The council is currently inviting developers to put their ideas forward and it is hoped a bid could be selected within three months.

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.

Signature Careers recruitment day

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.

Signature Careers recruitment day

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.

Signature Careers recruitment day

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!