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Be the happiest version of you at work. We are a family of people with real authentic personalities who always put our guests first so they feel comfortable whenever they stay with us. We approach strangers as friends, and take delight in welcoming back guests. It is our team that creates the community, bringing the space and feeling to life.

Life at room2

 

room2 values

Our values are essentially our personality traits. They make up who we are as a brand, and so impact every decision we make, and each interaction we have. When you work at room2, we want you to always be guided by these principles, imagine they are a part of you too.
Be you, always; be natural, professional and real.
Do the right thing; not the easy thing; be confident, honest and bold.
Own it; be proud, use your initiative and take ownership.
Treat it like your home; be caring, welcoming and curious.

Want to join the team? Apply today.

Open Positions
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Interior Design and Procurement Assistant
Head Office
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Summary

Lamington Group is looking for a motivated individual to join the development team to help with the interior design of Lamington Group’s serviced apartment portfolio and to help support in the design of room2 hometels which has a growing pipeline, this role will also require someone to support in the administration within the development department. This creative role is perfectly suited for a hands-on individual with a flair for interior design and with experience in procurement and selection of FF&E and OS&E.


About Lamington

Lamington is a 50-year-old family-owned and run real estate investment and development business based in London. The business has a significant property holding and operates in the serviced apartment and AST sector under the Lamington Apartments brand.


About room2

room2 hometels is an innovative new brand created by Lamington Group, focused on a nationwide rollout. room2 has market-leading guest experiences and a growing reputation in challenging the stagnant and soulless hotel market with a design and experience led hometel product.

Hometels is a new sector of hospitality created by room2. They sit between hotels and Airbnb, and deliver the comforts and flexibility of home combined with the best bits of a hotel, with the experience of Airbnb.

room2 currently has hometels open in London, Southampton and Belfast, with committed sites in Manchester and York, along with an exciting pipeline of further properties to come. The 2030 target is 5000 keys open and delivered across the UK.


Job Description

You will work with the interior design manager to support new property openings while working closely with external designers on individual stylings for each location. You will help create stand out designs which take confident design risks, innovate and challenge the status quo of typical hotels. You will drive design around the ‘hometel’ concept, which focuses on details, layering and storytelling as well as a passion for sustainability throughout the design. 

You will support the refurbishment  of the Lamington Serviced Apartments portfolio to the same standard as the hometels and in line with our net zero roadmap along with smaller new residential projects. 

You will also work to support the procurement and project managers. You will be tasked to support in sourcing, purchasing and coordinating operations supplies and equipment (OS&E) and furniture, fixtures and fittings (FF&E) for various projects.


Your Role - Interior Design

  • Work closely with the Interior Design Manager and support in presenting ideas and design solutions to the Directors and Property Team during all phases of the design process from concept to handover.

  • Work with all external design agencies from design to graphic to brand strategy which impact and enhance the overall guest experience.

  • Create, prepare and present design concepts for review.

  • Develop design drawings (bespoke furniture, lighting, joinery, layouts) & schedules

  • Work with in-house maintenance and operational teams to support the design and refurbishment of serviced apartments

  • Assesses and manages prototype stages of bespoke pieces

  • Attend site visits at key stages

  • Assist at FF&E and OS&E install

  • Review and create new guest touchpoints, roll out approved experience enhancements

  • Assess leading hotels and companies outside hospitality for innovation

  • Work on all points on the customer journey with all departments.

  • Review and update the materials, furniture and sustainability databases

Your Role - Procurement

  • Work within FF&E and OS&E budgets and timelines.

  • Take a lead in execution, managing external resources, and see through to completion

  • Support in sourcing, purchasing, and coordinating operational supplies and equipment (OSE) and furniture, fixtures, and equipment (FFE) for various projects

  • Assist in vendor management, including communicating with suppliers, obtaining quotes, and negotiating prices to ensure cost-effectiveness

  • Collaborate with the finance department to reconcile invoices and receipts

  • Provide administrative support, including raising purchase orders, maintaining the product databases, and organising procurement-related documentation

  • Coordinate the setup of supplier credit accounts, handling documentation and liaising with the finance department and the vendors for smooth processing

  • Receipt and inspect incoming goods, ensuring they meet quality standards, while documenting any discrepancies for resolution with suppliers

  • Research and identify sustainable suppliers and their products, assessing their environmental and ethical practices to align with Lamington Group’s sustainability goals and procurement policies

  • Requirements

    Required Skills/Qualifications:

    ● Previous hospitality interior design experience is essential

    ● 2+ years of experience in Hospitality design. Residential experience a plus

    ● Bachelor's Degree in Interior Design

    ● Technical CAD drawing experience (Vectorworks preferred)

    ● Experience in being part of a collaborative design environment

    ● Knowledge of local and online showrooms and resources, industry trends

    ● Thrives in a fast paced dynamic, creative environment

    ● Product development a plus

    ● Ability to multi-task across projects



    This role is suited for a motivated, ambitious, creative and well organised individual with a proven track record of interior design and procurement who wants to make a real difference to a fast growing brand and show a willingness to learn.


    If you believe you are suitable for this role, apply now.



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Sustainability Projects Officer
Head Office
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Summary

Lamington Group is looking for a motivated Sustainability Projects Officer to make an industry-changing impact in the Sustainability Department, which has leading net zero credentials, undertakes a range of sustainability initiatives, and has a forward-thinking strategy in place. Lamington Group is a 55-year-old family-owned and run real estate investment and development business based in west London. The business has a significant property holding and operates in residential and lettings with an estate of hotels and rental apartments.


In September 2021, Lamington Group shifted its position to take urgent action on the climate crisis by committing to be net zero by 2030. Our sustainability plan is focused on reducing carbon but, to ensure a holistic approach, we have aligned to the One Planet Living principles by Bioregional. Sustainability guides our decisions and activities in the design, construction, and operation of all our sites. Our mission is split between People, Places, Planet and this means having a lasting legacy of positive environmental, social, and economic impacts across our portfolio and beyond.


About room2

room2 hometels is an innovative brand created by Lamington Group focused on a nationwide rollout. room2 has market-leading guest experiences and a growing reputation in challenging the stagnant and soulless hotel market with a design and experience-led hometel product. Hometels deliver the comforts and flexibility of home combined with the best features of a hotel.

Current sites include: Hammersmith, Chiswick, Southampton, and Belfast, with properties in development in York and Manchester.  The company is set to hold 5000 keys (guest rooms) by 2030 across the UK.


Your Objectives
To implement our sustainability goals through marketing, communications and engagement both internally and externally, working across functions and, in particular, with our Commercial and Marketing teams.  This will include working on cross-functional initiatives and with room2 hotel teams as well as forging good working relationships with staff and their projects across Lamington Apartments, Lamington Lettings, and Missionworks. The role will be focused on communications, engagement and project management through to delivery to ensure internal and external buy-in for our sustainability journey. 

WHAT YOU'LL BE DOING:

  • - Reporting to the Head of Sustainability, you’ll be working cross-functionally to implement and deliver on our net zero carbon roadmap, in-house sustainability projects and new initiatives through writing, presenting and communicating to internal and external audiences

  • - Reviewing policies, guidelines, training materials and reports that formalise and deliver evidence of our sustainability efforts, and preparing related communications pieces to communicate those points effectively

  • - Creating practical sustainability guidance for our internal teams, including training materials, educational presentations, and other communications materials, both in person and online via uploads to our intranet site

  • - Creating, developing and managing the achievement of project plans that deliver positive results against agreed milestones to support our broader sustainability strategy and net zero carbon goals

  • - Managing Sustainability interns, overseeing, guiding, and ensuring successful project management of our internal sustainability communications campaigns

  • - Writing award submissions and maintaining existing relationships with accreditation bodies who issue certificates, periodically

  • - Continually creating content for future ESG reports, in alignment with GRI standards, and working with in-house and external external graphic designers to project manage the delivery of those annual ESG reports 

  • - Building a network of stakeholders internally and externally to facilitate successful delivery of the role’s objectives.



EXPERIENCE:

  • A sustainability-related qualification and a deep understanding of sustainability issues relevant to real estate. Such as a degree in Sustainability Communications, Environmental Management, Sustainability and Business Management, Environmental Sciences etc. and, at least, 2 year’s relevant work experience

  • Demonstrable experience in Project Management, including successful examples of delivering a variety of projects from concept to delivery, ideally, in a commercial environment with exposure to science-based targets, carbon management, sustainability reporting, marketing and communications

  • Knowledge of sustainability-related frameworks/certifications such as Net Zero UKGBC, ESG, One Planet Living, SBTis, GHG Protocol, B Corp, WELL, BREEAM, EPCs, GRI and similar

  • Knowledge of voluntary and mandatory sustainability and energy reporting protocols applicable to property owners and leaseholders

  • Excellent interpersonal skills at all levels of business, effective interactions (excellent written and verbal communication skills) 

  • Preparing and publishing written reports and communications pieces across all media

  • Excellent skills in Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint and the Google suite




ABOUT YOU:

  • - You are experienced in managing your own time for the successful delivery of projects and those undertaken by any temporary line reports (internships)

  • - You are equal parts thinker and doer, someone who can come up with good ideas but then also figure out the best way to make them happen

  • - You’re a natural communicator and love talking to people and building relationships

  • - You are solutions-oriented and resourceful — if you hit an obstacle working on something, you'll find another way to achieve the best outcome in a timely way

  • - You are organised, efficient and have excellent attention to detail

  • - You are looking to manage and drive forward meaningful projects and you are ready to take the initiative

  • - You are willing to go the extra mile and be a team player.


This is a rare opportunity to join an award-winning company at the beginning of its 5,000-room UK roll out, and to make a real impact on growing a company with an environmental focus at its core. It is an opportunity to join a growing Sustainability department, which has a clear objective to build a better and healthier world that makes the rest of the industry want to follow in our footsteps. 


To apply

Please read the full job description and our ESG report 2022 (online).

Send your CV and a maximum 1 page cover letter about why you are the right fit for the role to sustainability@lamingtongroup.com.

If this job description sounds like you, we encourage you to apply even if you don’t meet all of the requirements. We would like to hear from you!


Deadline: 23rd May 2024



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General Manager
room2 Belfast
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room2 is the world’s first hometel brand; designing beautiful net-zero hotels which enable both our guests and employees to become the best version of themselves, whilst giving more than we take to our local & global communities.

We are a family-run organisation focussed on providing world-class guest experiences and with a pipeline of growth to 2030 it's a great time to start your journey with us.

Find out more about what it’s like working with us here: https://room2.com/careers/

What’s in it for you:

We’re a team of people-focussed individuals, creating an environment where our guests and team always feel comfortable and able to be their best. You’ll also receive:

  • 1 free night stay at any of our properties per year, with generous employee discount thereafter

  • Competitive salary and discretionary bonus scheme

  • Pension scheme

  • Loyalty rewards and referral bonuses 

  • Company sick pay scheme

  • 2 paid volunteer days per year and annual fundraisers for charities aligned to our core pillars

  • Additional annual leave with length of service

  • Cycle to work scheme use of gym facilities in our hotels

  • Access to activity workshops we host for our guests and the community

  • Employee Assistance Programme for you and your immediate family

  • Regular social activities including monthly people & planet focused engagement activities

  • Personal development programmes and opportunities to grow as we do

‘Day in the life’

  • Directing & leading your team to create ‘can’t wait to return’ experiences for our guests
  • Coaching & training your team to empower them day to day and help their growth & development in Room2 through objectives and personal development plans
  • Creating an engaged and ‘happy’ led environment for your team at work
  • Create inspiring, culturally led experiential events & workshops
  • Implement all Room2 standard operating procedures
  • Manage online reputation and presence through responding to reviews and contributing to social media campaigns ideas and content with Head of Ops
  • Ownership of all Health & Safety Compliance and maintenance in the property including audits
  • Managing the Maintenance Team
  • Leading & developing refurbishment and PPM projects
  • Managing Housekeeping Department
  • Manage F&B relationship and contribute towards sales and strategy initiatives
  • Managing, reviewing and forecasting hotel P&L budget
  • Recruiting, inducting and training new talent to your team and assisting across the wider business
  • Introduce potential partners and collaboration opportunities
  • Liaising with the sales team to assist with show rounds and contribute ideas for revenue and occupancy growth initiatives for commercial team
  • Recognising sales opportunities and training your team to deliver on these
  • Being on call for management responsibilities when required

What you’ll require

  • Service focused attitude and huge passion for creating world class experiences
  • Kind and compassionate leadership skills with a tenacity for driving performance
  • Cool, calm & collected communication skills
  • Hospitality team management experience in a dynamic property
  • Interested in and enthusiastic about sustainability
  • Intuitive and understanding sales and negotiating skills
  • Confident & calm in dealing with challenging situations and crisis management
  • Dynamic and strategical decision making
  • Timekeeping & time management that is on point
  • An eye for pedantic detail
  • Experience in presenting and delivering brand vision
  • Competent & confident IT skills for relevant property management software systems & Microsoft office
  • Excellent English speaking skills (extra languages are a bonus)

Time & Place

You’ll work 40 hours per week.

You’ll be based at room2 Belfast however, with our pipeline of growth and our plans to help you grow too, you may be based at other room2 locations from time to time.



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Housekeeping Manager
room2 Southampton
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room2 is the world’s first hometel brand; designing beautiful net-zero hotels which enable both our guests and employees to become the best version of themselves, whilst giving more than we take to our local & global communities. We are a family-run organisation focussed on providing world-class guest experiences and with a pipeline of growth to 2030 it's a great time to start your journey with us.

Find out more about what it’s like working with us here: https://room2.com/careers/

What’s in it for you:

We’re a team of people-people, creating an environment where our guests and team always feel comfortable and able to be themselves. You’ll also receive:

  • 1 free night stay at any of our properties per year, with generous employee discount thereafter

  • Competitive salary and discretionary bonus scheme

  • Pension scheme

  • Loyalty rewards and referral bonuses

  • Company sick pay scheme

  • 2 paid volunteer days per year and annual fundraisers for charities aligned to our core pillars

  • Additional annual leave with length of service

  • Cycle to work scheme use of gym facilities in our hotels

  • Access to activity workshops we host for our guests and the community

  • Employee Assistance Programme for you and your immediate family

  • Regular social activities including monthly people & planet focused engagement activities

  • Personal development programmes and opportunities to grow as we do

A day in the life of our Housekeeping Manager:

  • Hiring, day-to-day management, training and development of the housekeeping team

  • Daily inspections to ensure spotless standards and delivery of a perfect first impression every time

  • Coordinate availability of apartments with all teams and accurately update apartment status through Mews

  • Oversee room2 inventory by performing stock checks, purchasing and cost control for linen, rooms and guest

  • rooms supplies

  • Comply with all relevant health and safety legislation

  • Deliver personal and memorable guest service when interacting with guests

  • Helping as a housekeeper resource when required

What we’re looking for:

  • Housekeeping management experience in a hotel or an apart-hotel

  • Excellent knowledge and understanding of housekeeping procedures

  • Kind and compassionate leadership skills with a tenacity for driving performance

  • Experience in motivating, leading and developing a team

  • Cool, calm & collected communications skills

  • Eye for pedantic detail

  • A positive, teamwork focused attitude

  • Timekeeping & time management skills that are on point

  • IT skills for relevant property management softwares & Google Workspace

Where & When

You’ll work 40 hours per week at room2 Southampton however, with our pipeline of growth and our plans to help you grow too, you may be based at other room2 locations from time to time.

Our Hiring Process

  • Telephone screening with one of our team to check our expectations align (30 mins)

  • In-person capability & values interview to get to know you better (1 hour)

Our core values are at the heart of everything we stand for. We foster a culture of welcoming new ideas, being proactive and embracing innovation, and welcome those who feel they can bring their passion and ideas to room2 to apply.

We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage applications from all backgrounds and we do not discriminate on the grounds of race, gender, ethnicity or other protected characteristic under The Equality Act 2010. Please do not hesitate to ask if you require reasonable adjustments to our hiring process.


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Housekeeper
room2 Southampton
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room2 is the world’s first hometel brand; designing beautiful net-zero hotels which enable both our guests and employees to become the best version of themselves, whilst giving more than we take to our local & global communities. We are a family-run organisation focussed on providing world-class guest experiences and with a pipeline of growth to 2030 it's a great time to start your journey with us.
Find out more about what it’s like working with us here: https://room2.com/careers/


What’s in it for you:
We’re a team of people-focussed individuals, creating an environment where our guests and team always feel comfortable and able to be their best.

You’ll also receive:

  • 1 free night stay at any of our properties per year, with generous employee discount thereafter
  • Competitive salary and discretionary bonus scheme
  • Pension scheme
  • Loyalty rewards and referral bonuses
  • Company sick pay scheme
  • 2 paid volunteer days per year and annual fundraisers for charities aligned to our core pillars
  • Additional annual leave with length of service
  • Cycle to work scheme use of gym facilities in our hotels
  • Access to activity workshops we host for our guests and the community
  • Employee Assistance Programme for you and your immediate family
  • Regular social activities including monthly people & planet focused engagement activities
  • Personal development programmes and opportunities to grow as we do


A day in the life of our roommaker:
As our roommaker you'll prepare our rooms for new and existing guests. This will include:
Daily preparation of rooms to ensure spotless standards and delivery of a perfect first impression every time
Supporting the Housekeeping team oversee room2 inventory
Comply with all relevant health and safety legislation
Deliver a personal and memorable customer service when interacting with guest


What we’re looking for:
As our Room Maker you will know and understand what it means to be part of delivering an amazing experience to guests and always exceeding guest’s expectations.
Excellent attention to details 
Kind and motivated to learn more 
Looking forward to grown with room2 and be part of our expansion.


Where & When
You’ll work variable hours per week at room2 Southampton however, with our pipeline of growth and our plans to help you grow too, you may be based at other room2 locations from time to time.

Salary: £12 per hour


Our Hiring Process
Telephone screening with one of our team to check our expectations align (30 mins)
In-person capability & values interview to get to know you better (1 hour)
Our core values are at the heart of everything we stand for. We foster a culture of welcoming new ideas, being proactive and embracing innovation, and welcome those who feel they can bring their passion and ideas to room2 to apply.


We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage applications from all backgrounds and we do not discriminate on the grounds of race, gender, ethnicity or other protected characteristic under The Equality Act 2010. Please do not hesitate to ask if you require reasonable adjustments to our hiring process.

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Night Duty Manager
room2 Belfast
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room2 is the world’s first hometel brand; designing beautiful net-zero hotels which enable both our guests and employees to become the best version of themselves, whilst giving more than we take to our local & global communities. We are a family-run organisation focussed on providing world-class guest experiences and with a pipeline of growth to 2030 it's a great time to start your journey with us.

Find out more about what it’s like working with us here: https://room2.com/careers/

What’s in it for you:

We’re a team of people-focussed individuals, creating an environment where our guests and team always feel comfortable and able to be their best. You’ll also receive:

  • 1 free night stay at any of our properties per year, with generous employee discount thereafter
  • Competitive salary and discretionary bonus scheme
  • Pension scheme
  • Loyalty rewards and referral bonuses
  • Company sick pay scheme
  • 2 paid volunteer days per year and annual fundraisers for charities aligned to our core pillars
  • Additional annual leave with length of service
  • Cycle to work scheme use of gym facilities in our hotels
  • Access to activity workshops we host for our guests and the community
  • Employee Assistance Programme for you and your immediate family
  • Regular social activities including monthly people & planet focused engagement activities
  • Personal development programmes and opportunities to grow as we do

A day in the life of our Nights Duty Manager:

As our Nights Duty Manager you'll take full responsibility for our guests and property overnight. This will include:

  • Creating ‘can’t wait to return’ experiences for our guests
  • Managing reservations queries (e-mail, phone & in person) with a kind & considered approach
  • Being ‘in the know’ on local events and culture to offer guests authentic experiences and contribute to cultural programming
  • Being the ‘in the know’ person for guests queries & questions
  • Managing out-of-hours queries for group properties
  • Contribute to team meetings with constructive feedback to improve operational performance and guest experiences
  • Taking payments and balancing the books at the end of the day
  • Completing property patrols to ensure safety & security
  • Being accountability for safety of your property overnight
  • Dealing with housekeeping and maintenance on day to day
  • Be initiative led when dealing with challenging situations or guest complaints making sure our guests leaves happy
  • Confident working alone and being a happy, positive influence when working as part of a team
  • Part of the management team in all aspects of the day to day operation
  • Always question best practice and identify opportunities to improve hotel occupancy, revenue and operational process

What we’re looking for:

  • Service focused attitude and huge passion for creating world class experiences
  • Experience in customer service role
  • Confidence to act on initiative and make considered decisions
  • Cool, calm & collected communication skills
  • Demonstrable sales skills
  • An eye for pedantic detail
  • Competent & confident IT skills for relevant property management software systems & Microsoft office
  • Excellent English speaking & writing skills (extra languages are a bonus)

Where & When

You’ll work 40 hours per week at room2 Belfast however, with our pipeline of growth and our plans to help you grow too, you may be based at other room2 locations from time to time.

Our Hiring Process

  • Telephone screening with one of our team to check our expectations align (30 mins)
  • In-person capability & values interview to get to know you better (1 hour)

Our core values are at the heart of everything we stand for. We foster a culture of welcoming new ideas, being proactive and embracing innovation, and welcome those who feel they can bring their passion and ideas to room2 to apply.
We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage applications from all backgrounds and we do not discriminate on the grounds of race, gender, ethnicity or other protected characteristic under The Equality Act 2010. Please do not hesitate to ask if you require reasonable adjustments to our hiring process


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F&B Manager
room2 Belfast
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Who we are  

room2 is the world’s first hometel brand; designing beautiful net-zero hotels which enable both our guests and employees to become the best version of themselves, whilst giving more than we take to our local & global communities.

We are a family-run organisation focused on providing world-class guest experiences and with a pipeline of growth to 2030 it's a great time to start your journey with us. We are currently seeking a passionate F&B Manager at our room2 Belfast property.

Find out more about what it’s like working with us here: https://room2.com/careers/

What the role is 

The role is primarily hands-on and involves working as part of a team.

The F&B Manager will oversee and manage the day-to-day operations and results of the F&B Venue, including, delivering the F&B strategy, Revenue Generation, Cost Control, People Development & Quality Control, the operational execution of events and ultimately leading the F&B operation to profit.    

Venue Operation: 

  • Recruit the staff needed on time

  • Ensure high level customer service is given by all venue staff  

  • Planning work schedules for teams at a wage cost of no more than the target %

  • Manage cost of food and beverage consumption, should not exceed the established target   

  • Manage all maintenance protocols (preventive and repairs)  

  • Always ensure cleanliness of the venue and compliance with required industry protocols  

  • Manage the venue’s software’s (POS & Inventory system)   

  • Ensure compliance with health and safety legislation and licensing laws  

  • Greet customers and support on handling customer complaints and queries  

  • Ensuring security is effective

  • Ensure the venue follows all brand guidelines with a focus on sustainability, seasonality and locality 

Venue Events: 

  • Curate & execute a schedule of events for the venue  

  • Accountable for the successful operational execution of events   

  • Produce special events according to Events strategy  

Requirements  

  • Strong organisation and time management skills (to manage schedules, budgets, etc)  

  • Previous management or department head experience <3 years       

  • Demonstrates a good understanding of F&B P&L basics  

  • Cultural fit and community engagement  

What you can expect  

  • Competitive salary and discretionary bonus scheme A share of the profit you Generate   

  • Pet-friendly (as long as your pet is friendly)   

  • Multiple online training opportunities

  • 1 free night stay at any of our properties per year, with generous employee discount thereafter

  • Pension scheme

  • Loyalty rewards and referral bonuses

  • Company sick pay scheme

  • 2 paid volunteer days per year and annual fundraisers for charities aligned to our core pillars

  • Additional annual leave with length of service

  • Cycle to work scheme use of gym facilities in our hotels

  • Access to activity workshops we host for our guests and the community

  • Employee Assistance Programme for you and your immediate family

  • Regular social activities including monthly people & planet focused engagement activities

  • Personal development programmes and opportunities to grow as we do  


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Breakfast Chef
room2 Belfast
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Who we are  

room2 is the world’s first hometel brand; designing beautiful net-zero hotels which enable both our guests and employees to become the best version of themselves, whilst giving more than we take to our local & global communities.

We are a family-run organisation focused on providing world-class guest experiences and with a pipeline of growth to 2030 it's a great time to start your journey with us. We are currently seeking a breakfast chef  at room2 Belfast.

Find out more about what it’s like working with us here: https://room2.com/careers/

What the role is 

As a breakfast chef, your main responsibility is to prepare and cook breakfast dishes for customers in a timely and efficient manner. You will be expected to have a strong knowledge of breakfast foods.

In addition to cooking, you will also be responsible for ensuring that the kitchen is clean and organised at all times. This includes washing dishes, cleaning surfaces, and disposing of waste properly.  (Role includes KP/Commis Chef duties)

Venue Operation: 

  • To prepare, cook and serve breakfast at the required service time and standard

  • To undertake any catering task as directed by the Line Manager

  • To undertake washing up and cleaning as required

  • To complete any administration as requested including food temperatures, wastage and cleaning schedules etc

  • To ensure minimal wastage, implementing ideas for reducing waste wherever possible

  • Assist in the effective management of stock and portion control

  • Ensure all equipment is in a safe working order. Report all faults to the relevant manager and ensure equipment is not used until safe to do so.

  • To ensure the kitchen is maintained in a clean, organised manner ensuring all food safety and health & safety policies and procedures are followed.

  • To communicate to team and client staff in a polite, efficient manner

  • To listen and forward any customer suggestions or complaints to the Line Manager

Requirements  

  • Strong organisation and time management skills

  • Previous chef experience <3 years       

  • Food safety level 2   

  • Cultural fit and community engagement  

  • Must be available to work weekends






What you can expect  

  • Competitive salary    

  • Multiple online training opportunities

  • 1 free night stay at any of our properties per year, with generous employee discount thereafter

  • Loyalty rewards and referral bonuses

  • Company sick pay scheme

  • 2 paid volunteer days per year and annual fundraisers for charities aligned to our core pillars

  • Additional annual leave with length of service

  • Access to activity workshops we host for our guests and the community

  • Employee Assistance Programme for you and your immediate family

  • Regular social activities including monthly people & planet focused engagement activities

  • Personal development programmes and opportunities to grow as we do  


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Head Chef
room2 Belfast
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Who we are  

room2 is the world’s first hometel brand; designing beautiful net-zero hotels which enable both our guests and employees to become the best version of themselves, whilst giving more than we take to our local & global communities.

We are a family-run organisation focused on providing world-class guest experiences and with a pipeline of growth to 2030 it's a great time to start your journey with us. We are currently seeking a head chef at room2 Belfast.

Find out more about what it’s like working with us here: https://room2.com/careers/

What the role is 

We are looking for an experienced head chef to supervise daily back of house restaurant operations.

responsibilities include food prep and cooking, maintaining a fully-stocked kitchen inventory and complying with safety and cleanliness standards. To be successful in this role, you should be able to manage a small team of kitchen staff and guide them to deliver quality food on time.

Venue Operation: 

  • Manage kitchen staff and coordinate food orders

  • Food prep and cooking

  • Check food plating and temperature

  • Portion sizes control 

  • Schedule kitchen staff shifts

  • Price menu items in collaboration with the Restaurant Manager

  • Order food supplies and kitchen equipment, as needed

  • Keep weekly and monthly cost reports

  • Maintain sanitation and safety standards in the kitchen area

  • Control and direct the food preparation process and any other relative activities

  • Approve and “polish” dishes before they reach the customer

  • Arrange for repairs when necessary

  • Be fully in charge of hiring, managing and training kitchen staff

  • Comply with nutrition and sanitation regulations and safety standards. Further….

    • Implement F&B control procedures. 

    • Ensure consistent achievement of service and h&s standards.

    • Help create a safe environment for both staff and guests and adhere to the food standards/health and safety policy and procedures. (Labelling/Day dots/Haccp/Allergens/Kitchen record keeping)


  • Foster a climate of cooperation and respect between coworkers 




Requirements  

  • Proven work experience as a Kitchen Manager or Head Chef

  • Hands-on experience with planning menus and ordering ingredients

  • Knowledge of a wide range of recipes

  • Familiarity with kitchen sanitation and safety regulations

  • Excellent organisational skills

  • Conflict management abilities

  • Ability to manage a team in a fast-paced work environment

  • Flexibility to work during evenings and weekends

What you can expect  

  • Competitive salary and discretionary bonus scheme   

  • Multiple online training opportunities

  • 1 free night stay at any of our properties per year, with generous employee discount thereafter

  • Pension scheme

  • Loyalty rewards and referral bonuses

  • Company sick pay scheme

  • 2 paid volunteer days per year and annual fundraisers for charities aligned to our core pillars

  • Additional annual leave with length of service

  • Cycle to work scheme use of gym facilities in our hotels

  • Access to activity workshops we host for our guests and the community

  • Employee Assistance Programme for you and your immediate family

  • Regular social activities including monthly people & planet focused engagement activities

  • Personal development programmes and opportunities to grow as we do  


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Bartender
room2 Belfast
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room2 is the world’s first hometel brand; designing beautiful net-zero hotels which enable both our guests and employees to become the best version of themselves, whilst giving more than we take to our local & global communities. We are a family-run organisation focussed on providing world-class guest experiences and with a pipeline of growth to 2030 it's a great time to start your journey with us. We are currently seeking passionate receptionists, baristas, and food and beverage team members to join our team and provide outstanding guest experiences.

Find out more about what it’s like working with us here: https://room2.com/careers/

What’s in it for you:

We’re a team of people-focussed individuals, creating an environment where our guests and team always feel comfortable and able to be their best. You’ll also receive:

  • 1 free night stay at any of our properties per year, with generous employee discount thereafter
  • Competitive salary and discretionary bonus scheme
  • Pension scheme
  • Loyalty rewards and referral bonuses
  • Company sick pay scheme
  • 2 paid volunteer days per year and annual fundraisers for charities aligned to our core pillars
  • Additional annual leave with length of service
  • Cycle to work scheme use of gym facilities in our hotels
  • Access to activity workshops we host for our guests and the community
  • Employee Assistance Programme for you and your immediate family
  • Regular social activities including monthly people & planet focused engagement activities
  • Personal development programmes and opportunities to grow as we do

A day in the life of our Bartender:

As our Bartender, you'll be one of the first point of contacts, welcoming our guests and providing outstanding experiences. This will include:

  • Create ‘can’t wait to return’ experiences for our guests
  • Prepare and serve a wide variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
  • Operate and maintain bar equipment whilst ensuring the bar area is clean and organized at all times
  • Adhere to legal regulations and policies regarding the sale and service of alcohol
  • Managing reservations queries (e-mail, phone & in person) with a kind & considered approach
  • Being ‘in the know’ on local events and culture to offer guests authentic experiences and contribute to cultural programming
  • Being the ‘in the know’ person for guests queries & questions
  • Contribute to team meetings with constructive feedback to improve operational performance and guest experiences
  • Accurately processing payments
  • Be initiative led when dealing with challenging situations or guest complaints
  • Confident working alone and being a happy, positive influence when working as part of a team
  • Supporting your management team in all aspects of the day to day operation
  • Always question best practice and identify opportunities to improve hotel occupancy, revenue and operational process

What we’re looking for:

  • F&B / bartender experience
  • Service focused attitude and huge passion for creating world class experiences
  • Experience in customer service role
  • Confidence to act on initiative and make considered decisions
  • Cool, calm & collected communication skills
  • Demonstrable sales skills
  • An eye for pedantic detail
  • Competent & confident IT skills for relevant property management software systems & GSuite
  • Excellent English speaking & writing skills (extra languages are a bonus)
  • Cool, calm & collected communication skills

Where & When

You’ll work up to 40 hours per week at room2 Belfast however, with our pipeline of growth and our plans to help you grow too, you may be based at other room2 locations from time to time.

Our Hiring Process

  • Telephone screening with one of our team to check our expectations align (30 mins)
  • In-person capability & values interview to get to know you better (1 hour)

Our core values are at the heart of everything we stand for. We foster a culture of welcoming new ideas, being proactive and embracing innovation, and welcome those who feel they can bring their passion and ideas to room2 to apply. We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage applications from all backgrounds and we do not discriminate on the grounds of race, gender, ethnicity or other protected characteristic under The Equality Act 2010. Please do not hesitate to ask if you require reasonable adjustments to our hiring process.​

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Kitchen Porter
room2 Belfast
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room2 is the world’s first hometel brand; designing beautiful net-zero hotels which enable both our guests and employees to become the best version of themselves, whilst giving more than we take to our local & global communities.

We are a family-run organisation focussed on providing world-class guest experiences and with a pipeline of growth to 2030 it's a great time to start your journey with us.

Find out more about what it’s like working with us here: https://room2.com/careers/

Our Kitchen Porter will be responsible for maintaining cleanliness and sanitation standards in the hotel kitchen and assisting with various food preparation tasks. This role plays a vital part in ensuring the efficient operation of the kitchen and providing a high level of service to hotel guests.

A day in the life of our Kitchen Porter:

  • Cleaning and Sanitizing: Wash dishes, utensils, pots, and pans by hand or using dishwashers. Clean and sanitize kitchen surfaces, equipment, and appliances in accordance with hotel hygiene standards.

  • Food Preparation Assistance: Assist chefs and cooks with basic food preparation tasks such as peeling, chopping, and portioning ingredients. Help with the storage and organization of food items in refrigerators, freezers, and dry storage areas.

  • Handling Deliveries: Receive deliveries of food supplies, equipment, and other items. Verify the accuracy of deliveries and store items appropriately. Assist with the rotation of stock to ensure freshness.

  • Waste Management: Dispose of kitchen waste properly, including food scraps, packaging, and other rubbish. Sort and recycle materials as required. Keep waste disposal areas clean and organized.

  • Equipment Maintenance: Clean and maintain kitchen equipment and appliances, including dishwashers, ovens, grills, and refrigerators. Report any equipment malfunctions or maintenance needs to the appropriate supervisor.

  • Inventory Control: Assist in maintaining inventory levels by monitoring stock of kitchen supplies and notifying the chef or purchasing department when items need to be reordered. Help with the storage and organization of inventory items.

  • Adherence to Health and Safety Regulations: Follow all health and safety regulations and procedures to ensure a safe working environment. Handle and store food items safely, use cleaning chemicals according to instructions, and wear appropriate protective gear.

  • Teamwork: Work collaboratively with other kitchen staff members to ensure smooth operation during busy periods. Communicate effectively with chefs, cooks, servers, and other team members to coordinate tasks and maintain efficiency.

What we’re looking for:

  • Service focused attitude and huge passion for creating world class experiences

  • Previous experience in a similar role preferred but not required

  • Basic knowledge of kitchen hygiene and sanitation practices

Where & When

You’ll work part time, 20 hours per week at room2 Belfast however, with our pipeline of growth and our plans to help you grow too, you may be based at other room2 locations from time to time.


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Receptionist
room2 Southampton
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room2 is the world’s first hometel brand; designing beautiful net-zero hotels which enable both our guests and employees to become the best version of themselves, whilst giving more than we take to our local & global communities. We are a family-run organisation focussed on providing world-class guest experiences and with a pipeline of growth to 2030 it's a great time to start your journey with us. 

Find out more about what it’s like working with us here: https://room2.com/careers/

What’s in it for you:

We’re a team of people-focussed individuals, creating an environment where our guests and team always feel comfortable and able to be their best. You’ll also receive:

  • 1 free night stay at any of our properties per year, with generous employee discount thereafter
  • Competitive salary and discretionary bonus scheme
  • Pension scheme
  • Loyalty rewards and referral bonuses
  • Company sick pay scheme
  • 2 paid volunteer days per year and annual fundraisers for charities aligned to our core pillars
  • Additional annual leave with length of service
  • Cycle to work scheme use of gym facilities in our hotels
  • Access to activity workshops we host for our guests and the community
  • Employee Assistance Programme for you and your immediate family
  • Regular social activities including monthly people & planet focused engagement activities
  • Personal development programmes and opportunities to grow as we do

A day in the life of our roommate:

As our roommate, you'll be one of the first point of contact, welcoming our guests and providing outstanding experiences. This will include:

  • Create ‘can’t wait to return’ experiences for our guests
  • Managing reservations queries (e-mail, phone & in person) with a kind & considered approach
  • Being ‘in the know’ on local events and culture to offer guests authentic experiences and contribute to cultural programming
  • Helping run out Cafe in house, making coffee and serving food
  • Being the ‘in the know’ person for guests queries & questions
  • Contribute to team meetings with constructive feedback to improve operational performance and guest experiences
  • Taking payments accurately
  • Be initiative led when dealing with challenging situations or guest complaints
  • Confident working alone and being a happy, positive influence when working as part of a team
  • Supporting your management team in all aspects of the day to day operation
  • Always question best practice and identify opportunities to improve hotel occupancy, revenue and operational process

What we’re looking for:

  • F&B experience
  • Service focused attitude and huge passion for creating world class experiences
  • Experience in customer service role
  • Confidence to act on initiative and make considered decisions
  • Cool, calm & collected communication skills
  • Demonstrable sales skills
  • An eye for pedantic detail
  • Competent & confident IT skills for relevant property management software systems
  • Excellent English speaking & writing skills (extra languages are a bonus)
  • Cool, calm & collected communication skills

Where & When

You’ll work up to 40 hours per week at room2 Southampton however, with our pipeline of growth and our plans to help you grow too, you may be based at other room2 locations from time to time.

Our Hiring Process

  • Telephone screening with one of our team to check our expectations align (30 mins)
  • In-person capability & values interview to get to know you better (1 hour)

Our core values are at the heart of everything we stand for. We foster a culture of welcoming new ideas, being proactive and embracing innovation, and welcome those who feel they can bring their passion and ideas to room2 to apply. We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage applications from all backgrounds and we do not discriminate on the grounds of race, gender, ethnicity or other protected characteristic under The Equality Act 2010. Please do not hesitate to ask if you require reasonable adjustments to our hiring process.​

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