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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!

Front-End Developer

 

Signature Living are looking for a talented Front-End Developer to join our fast-growing team in Liverpool.

This is an excellent opportunity for anyone looking to further their career in web development and to be a part of an innovative and highly creative team to deliver the complete digital package. You will be working on a range of new and existing projects for desktop, tablet and mobile and will be involved through the full design process from idea conception, production, testing and delivery.

You must be passionate about the latest technologies, coding standards and best practice with the ability to identify problems and create a strategy to solve them. The ability to work under pressure and to a deadline is essential.

 

You must have the following experience:

  • HTML5
  • Bootstrap
  • CSS Pre-Processors (Sass, Less, Stylus, etc)
  • Jquery
  • Javascript
  • Good code review ethos and practice
  • Strong analytical and troubleshooting skills
  • Ability to develop WordPress themes from a PSD file
  • Migration of WordPress sites and basic server management
  • Developing fully responsive layouts across multiple devices
  • A focus on creating optimised and performant sites

 

Advantageous to have:

  • PHP / MySQL
  • Knowledge or interest in UX design principles
  • GIT
  • Experience with good DevOp practices
  • An understanding and experience of Agile development
  • Aweber/Mailchimp/Campaign Monitor experience
  • Mobile app development
  • Advanced JS Frameworks (Angular)
  • Ionic Framework experience
  • Experience working in a commercial environment

 

Personal attributes and qualities:

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to manage multiple workloads
  • Efficient and committed to solving problems
  • Excellent team working skills
  • Excellent communication skills

 

Patisserie Commi

 

Do you known for your baking brilliance? Do you have a real passion for the kitchen? At Signature Group, we’re looking to hire a Patisserie Commis to become the icing on the cake at our exciting new Patisserie and bakery.

Opening in 2017 within Liverpool’s Grade II* listed Cunard Building, the up-and-coming bakery will be located within the heart of the city. As a majestic piece of the Three Graces, you’ll find Liverpool’s world-famous landmarks and flourishing business district right on your doorstep.

Set to fill the Cunard with the scent of sweet and savoury treats, the real golden ticket will be the bakery’s wondrous chocolate room, certain to attract tourists and locals exploring the best of Liverpool’s waterfront.

As Patisserie Commis, your role will complete the perfect mixture of skills within our team of talented staff. Assisting our Head Chef, Sous Chef and Chef de Partie, you will be given the opportunity to develop your skills and knowledge in breads, chocolate work and patisserie.

The main ingredients to this diverse role include assisting the kitchen management team with overall tasks and providing a fantastic standard of food. You’ll also have the confidence to keep a cool head, ensuring that all stations are set out to the highest standard.

As part of your dynamic role, you’ll be dedicated to meeting food and health and safety regulations, paying close attention to detail to sanitation, storage and handling procedures throughout the day.

Demonstrating a natural flair for customer service, you’ll have excellent communication skills mixed with an outgoing personality. You’ll be keen to add a sprinkle of friendliness to the experience of our hotel guests and bakery customers.

Let’s not sugar-coat it, at Signature Group we’re a great bunch to work with. The ever-growing company is of the in Liverpool to work for and renowned for creating long-term, successful brands in the city.

We’re the brains behind luxury hotels and restaurants including 30 James Street Hotel – Home of the Titanic, The Shankly Hotel and Carpathia Champagne Bar & Restaurant. Our new venture will offer customers an exceptional standard of baked goods and a lasting impression.

Job Purpose / Summary:

  • Complete daily tasks as requested by the kitchen management team and assist in overall execution of duties in assigned sections
  • Ensure all stations are properly set out, prior to service and necessary corrections are made, in needed
  • Ensure safe usage of all equipment by staff
  • Champion good customer relations are maintained
  • Ensure fridge and food storage areas are maintained and that products are properly stored
  • Assist and support the kitchen management team by ensuring a smooth efficient service of all baked goods from preparation, cooking and presentation
  • Ensure areas of the kitchen is clean and tidy with the highest sanitation, storage and handling procedures
  • Provide a high standard of food that complies with food safety regulations
  • Comply with Food and Health and Safety regulations.
  • Achieve company standards
  • Deliver any other reasonable duties as required by your line manager

Required Knowledge/Skills: 

  • Experience working as a Commis previously
  • Experience in working in a bakery
  • Knowledge of all kitchen equipment and operations
  • Immaculate presentation, outgoing, passionate, and excellent customer service skills
  • Proven job reliability, diligence, dedication and attention to detail
  • Must be flexible with working nights, weekends, and holidays

Patisserie Sous Chef

 

Do you have a real passion for the kitchen? Are you best-loved for cooking up a storm? At Signature Group, we’re looking to hire an experienced Sous Chef to join a talented new team for our up and coming Patisserie and Bakery, opening in 2017.

The deliciously dynamic bakery will be based within the Grade II* listed Cunard Building, set to sweeten the day for Liverpool’s business district and visitors to the city.

This is an unmissable opportunity to work in the centre of the Three Graces, with the Royal Liver Building and the Port of Liverpool building as your friendly neighbours.

Filling the Cunard with the scent of sweet and savoury treats, the real golden ticket will be the bakery’s wondrous chocolate room, certain to attract tourists exploring the best of what Liverpool has on offer.

Our ideal candidate will showcase a natural flair for baking and a genuine love for the hospitality industry. As our Patisserie Sous Chef, you’ll add a sprinkle of expertise to daily tasks and take pride in being responsible for all aspects of day to day operations.

Keeping a cool head when the kitchen gets busy, you’ll work closely with the Patisserie Head Chef and partake in developing innovative sweet and savoury treats.

The key ingredients to your role include overseeing culinary operations with dedication and close attention to detail. Mixing these skills together, you’ll ensure immaculate presentation and that food and health and safety regulations are met.

With a fantastic personality and a natural flair for leadership, you’ll always be prepared to get ready, set, bake. You’ll have the experience and confidence to motivate and inspire the kitchen team in the absence of the Head Chef.

We won’t sugar-coat it, we’re a great company to work for! Signature Group is the brains behind leading Liverpool accommodation, bars and restaurants including Signature Living apartments, 30 James Street Hotel – Home of the Titanic, Carpathia Champagne bar & Restaurant and The Shankly Hotel.

Always expanding in Liverpool and beyond, Signature Group prides itself on creating fantastic jobs and long-term, successful brands. For our next exciting venture, we’re looking for a true star baker, and we hope to hear from you!

Job Purpose / Summary:

  • Assist and support the kitchen management team by ensuring efficient and effective running of the kitchen team
  • Assist in overseeing the culinary operations ensuring that the preparation, cooking and presentation of all baked goods is of a high standard
  • Assist the Patisserie Head Chef in creating and designing innovative baked good
  • Ensure all areas of kitchen are clean and tidy with the highest sanitation, storage and handling procedures
  • Responsible for all aspects of the day to day operations
  • Lead, motivate and inspire the kitchen team in the chef’s absence
  • Provide a high standard of food that complies with food safety regulations
  • Support, train and develop the kitchen team
  • Ensure and maintain a safe working environment for all team members
  • Comply with Food and Health and Safety regulations.
  • Achieve company standards
  • Deliver any other reasonable duties as required by your line manager

Required Knowledge/Skills: 

  • Experience working as a Sous Chef or junior Sous Chef
  • Knowledge of luxury hotel or restaurant standards
  • Must have a good understanding / knowledge of baking breads, chocolate work and Patisserie
  • Commitment to food and bakery innovations
  • Ability and commitment to motivate, coach and develop employees
  • Immaculate presentation, outgoing, passionate, and excellent customer service skills
  • The ability to anticipate customer needs, change goals and direction quickly whilst multitasking
  • Capable of using independent judgment / solid decision-making skills ability
  • Demonstrates sound organisational, coordinating and personal interface skills.
  • Proven comfort and experience to interact effectively with all levels of management, guests, associates, and clientele, both inside and outside of the organization.
  • Activator, self-motivated to accomplish goals, with a strong sense of responsibility.
  • Proficiency with general office PC applications (i.e. word processing, spreadsheets, databases).
  • Demonstrated excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proven job reliability, diligence, dedication and attention to detail.
  • Must be flexible with working nights, weekends, and holidays

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!