Career opportunities at Combe Grove

The Elmhurst Foundation became the guardians of Combe Grove in March 2017, as part of a five-year plan which will see The Elmhurst Foundation create a range of high quality, enhanced apprenticeships for local people. Elmhurst’s apprenticeships will be offered across each team in the business, including the business disciplines of marketing, finance, personnel and technology, the service disciplines of cooking, treatments, and personal training, and the estate and buildings disciplines of land, trees and the maintenance of our listing buildings.

Our apprentices will have the opportunity to explore different career paths, to learn about wellbeing, and to provide public benefit to the local community through our charitable work. Each Apprenticeship will include an element of community service, organised by us, relating to their chosen discipline. We have started to form partnerships with local charities and privately-owned businesses who are employing apprentices, who are thoughtful of their contribution to the community and impact on our environment, to help us develop this purpose.

Combe Grove will continue to operate as a hotel, with a firm focus on holistic health and wellbeing, in line with the already strong fitness offering available at Combe Grove Fitness Club. The longer-term vision is to evolve Combe Grove into a unique health retreat for modern living, making the most of the 76 acre estate’s tranquil woodland setting and outstanding views over the Limpley Stoke Valley.

Our purpose is to provide high quality training and development enabling our apprentices to fulfil their potential and develop a sound foundation from which to embark on a successful career.

We are always pleased to hear from people seeking employment and we may have the perfect vacancy for you!

Do get in touch by sending us your CV and covering letter in the first instance.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Contact: personnel@combegrove.com

Master roles

We are inviting applications from ‘Masters’. If you are wise & mature and a natural leader with at least 25 years experience in your career discipline, now ready, willing and able to share this experience with apprentices, please read on.

Listed Building Maintenance
A true craftsperson with a passion for the protection and conservation of listed buildings and a desire to pass your skills on to the next generation.

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Apprenticeships

Could this be the alternative to university this year? Our enhanced apprenticeships will include opportunities to engage with the local community, broaden your work experience, extend your learning with additional qualifications & courses, and a partnership programme with aligned neighbouring organisations.

Chef Level 2/3

We are looking for individuals passionate about preparing fresh, local nutritious food and committed to learning from our extremely well qualified and experienced Management team including our team of Chefs dedicated to providing food that supports our optimal well-being, our Head Gardener whose holistic approach is allowing us to grow our own lovely nutritious food whilst increase our sustainability and our Restaurant Manager who has been using his well-honed restauranteering skills to mentor and train young people for many years.

You will benefit from a series of placements in other highly regarded businesses where your experience and training will be enhanced to cover all aspects of working in a busy, successful kitchen together with the wider aspects of running a flourishing business. The role will be diverse as you will be making our food offering from scratch adhering to our zero percent waste objectives. You will develop skills in charcuterie, smoking, fermenting and other forms of natural preservation. You will bake bread and cakes and prepare the full spectrum of wholesome breakfasts to lunch buffets to a higher end evening service learning these skills from our experienced team of Chefs and other Managers in the business. You will be part of a team of high achieving apprentices working in all aspects of our business and once qualified to the highest standard we will work with you to secure a role in one of our partner organisations or wider.

Restaurant and Bar Team – Level 2/3

We are looking for individuals passionate about serving fresh, local nutritious food and committed to learning from our extremely well qualified and experienced Management team including our Restaurant Manager who has been using his well-honed restauranteering skills to mentor and train young people for many years, our team of Chefs committed to providing food that supports our optimal well-being and our Head Gardener whose holistic approach is allowing us to grow our own lovely nutritious food and increase our sustainability.

You will benefit from a series of placements in other highly regarded businesses where your experience and training will be enhanced to cover all aspects of excellent food and drink service together with the wider aspects of running a flourishing business.  The role will be diverse, encompassing working as a barista and bar tender serving speciality tea’s, coffees and cocktails as-well as developing the skills to advise our guests on the dishes our passionate, Michelin trained Chefs create in our newly renovated electric induction kitchen. You will be part of a team of high achieving apprentices working in all aspects of our business and once qualified to the highest standard we will work with you to secure a role in one of our partner organisations or wider.

Hospitality Services including Reception and Reservations Level 2/3
This apprenticeship is for a real ‘people person’ ready to gain extensive experience in guest services.

Marketing & Business Administration Level 2/3
Marketing Combe Grove as a destination for health and wellbeing requires creative, focused planning and communications. If you’re drawn towards marketing and event planning, this is for you.

Accountancy or ICT Business Administration Level 3
A great opportunity to join our Finance team and to get started in the world of Accountancy and IT.

Fitness and Wellbeing Level 2                                                                                    An opportunity to work with a specialist team, helping others achieve their, health, lifestyle and fitness goals.

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Wellness Team

Personal Trainer – Full Time

Are you a motivated fitness professional who has hunger to help our members achieve their Health and Wellness goals? Can you help them shape up through rapport building, fun & education? Can you inspire people to want to improve their health & wellbeing? If so, we want you to join our team in this beautiful Georgian Manor house.

You will need to be qualified to a minimum of Personal Trainer level 3, or equivalent and open to continue your qualifications to Referral level 4.

You must also be able to work shifts including evenings, weekends and public holidays.

Coach House Assistant – 3 months Fixed Term Contract
40 Hours a week

Are you looking for some interim work for the beginning of summer? Are you smart, articulate and personable?

We are looking for some interim help in our Coach House Reception while we build our new team of personal trainers. You will look after our Coach House guests, handing out towels and answering the telephone and handling face-to-face enquires. You will liaise with the main reception, restaurant and therapists to ensure our guests receive the highest possible level of care.

A flexible, positive attitude is more important than experience

For further information please contact the Head of Personnel at Combe Grove on 01225 838672/ 834644 or send your CV and application to personnel@combegrove.com.

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Kitchen Team

Duty Chef – Full Time

We are looking for an experienced Chefs to help develop the new food offer here at Combe Grove supporting a culture of health and wellbeing. This would be an ideal opportunity for someone who is interested in developing and specialising in a holistic, organic and natural approach.

Kitchen Assistant – Various Flexible Hours

We are looking for a Kitchen Assistant who will maintain the cleanliness of the Kitchen and the Restaurant and Bar preparation area to the highest standard by following the appropriate procedures each day and who can assist the Kitchen Team in the preparation of meals if required. This role involves using initiative and responding to priorities to support the rest of the teams producing the food and serving our guests.

For further information please contact the Head of Personnel at Combe Grove on 01225 838672/ 834644 or send your CV and application to personnel@combegrove.com.

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Restaurant and Bar Team

Restaurant Supervisor – Full Time

We are looking for individuals passionate about serving fresh, local nutritious food and committed to the health and well-being of our guests, members and visitors. You will have experience in waiting and front of house service, have excellent customer service knowledge and skills and a commitment to providing a first class service.

Head Waiter – Full time 

Become a senior member of our restaurant team serving highly nutritious, locally sourced food and taking responsibility for training junior staff, evaluating customer satisfaction and ensuring the smooth running of our breakfast, lunch and evening service. You will need excellent customer service skills, teamwork, leadership, and be an ability to make our guests and members feel treasured.

Restaurant and Bar Team – Various Shifts: Full time and Part time

We are looking for team players who are genuinely interested in preparing and serving nutritious breakfast, lunches, teas and evening meals focussed on attention to detail for our guests, members and visitors and providing a first-class service to enhance their experience at Combe Grove.

If you are interested in working for a charity with an interest in health and wellbeing, everything organic and natural and have access to our leisure facilities  and enjoy free parking we would like to hear from you.

For further information please contact the Head of Personnel at Combe Grove on 01225 838672/ 834644 or send your CV and application to personnel@combegrove.com.

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Housekeeping Team

Room Attendants – various hours including evenings and weekends

We are looking for Housekeeping staff who have great attention to detail, high standards of cleanliness and who can undertake physically demanding work to keep the Combe Grove estate in tip top condition for guests, members, staff and visitors.

For further information please contact the Head of Personnel at Combe Grove on 01225 838672/ 834644 or send your CV and application to personnel@combegrove.com.

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