Travelbound 2024 – Assistant Hotel Manager

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Join us for the 2024 season at Travelbound’s amazing Chateau Du Molay in Northern France! Travelbound specialise in offering residential school trips to groups from all over the world!

This role will be based at our truly idyllic, 18th Century Chateau, situated in Normandy, France. Renowned for its history, beautiful towns and sandy beaches, in your down time you will have the chance to explore everything Normandy has to offer! Or, if you fancy something different on your day off you can jump on the train and be in central Paris within a couple of hours!

A season at Chateau Du Molay will give you the opportunity to build on your hospitality skills and make memories which will last a lifetime. With an international customer base and team of around 20 staff members from across Europe and the world, there is a unique opportunity to practice your French and English language skills!

What will I be doing?

Our Assistant Chateau Manager is at the heart of our 200 bedded Chateau operation for both guests and staff. You will collaborate with the Chateau managers when required but also be confident to lead shifts independently.

This is a very varied job role but some of your key duties will include welcoming school guests and party leaders upon arrival and ensuring they are settled into their guest accommodation. You will work hard to ensure they have the best stay possible by overseeing each department of the Chateau – from housekeeping in the guest bedrooms, to mealtimes in the restaurant. With your genuine passion for customer service, you will build relationships and deal with escalates queries or issues when required.

And don’t forget your amazing colleagues! We believe happy staff make for happy guests.  A large part of your role will be coming up with incentives and social events for the staff.

You will be key in motivating our staff to deliver the highest possible standards for all departments. You will help ensure everything is running smoothly as well as adhering to French work regulations. You will be approachable for staff questions and issues but remain fair and professional in more complex situations.

Finally, we are looking for a management team that aren’t afraid of getting stuck in when required! With no set day of the week for arrivals and departures, our managers need to lead from the front and step in on day-today duties if needed – anything from helping to strip and re-make beds to washing some pots in the kitchen!

Our motto at Travelbound is ‘teamwork makes the dream work!’ We are looking for positive, can-do individuals who share our teamwork ethos – Our job adverts will give you a good flavour for each job role but other duties within the scope of each role may be required.

What skills and experience do I need?

  • Previous experience in managing a medium sized team is essential
  • Previous experience working overseas or in a hotel environment is a bonus!
  • A customer comes first attitude to working
  • Responsible and reliable
  • Hard working and not afraid to roll your sleeves up and muck in
  • A real team motivator
  • Able to be on top of your game from dusk till dawn
  • A moderate understanding of bar and restaurant services
  • Conversational English is essential
  • French speaking is a bonus!

What can Travelbound offer me?

  • Competitive, seasonal salary paid in Euros as all staff will be on a French contract
  • All meals – even on your days off!
  • Free On-site shared accommodation.
  • Uniform
  • Insurance
  • Access to on-site facilities including: staff bikes, outdoor swimming pool (June – Sep), BBQ, discounted drinks in the Chateau bar etc.
  • Management training once at the Chateau
  • Role progression and the chance to return for future seasons
  • We are part of the world’s largest collection of specialist brands, Travelopia, which means we are able to offer further seasonal opportunities with our sister brands once your season comes to an end including JCA in the UK and Skibound in the French Alps

 

The extra bits…

  • We ask applicants to be fully available from end of February 2024 to July 2024 (with the chance of extending right through until October 2024!)
  • You must be 18 or over by February 2024 to apply
  • Due to Brexit implications, applicants will need to hold EU documentation  e.g., EU passport, EU Work visa, French residency permit or Carte de Sejour
  • Please apply for just ONE Travelbound job role – The role you feel you are best suited to and most interested in. We will assess your application against other vacancies without you have to apply for multiple positions
  • If you are applying as a couple, please apply INDIVIDUALLY for your chosen roles and include the name of your friend or partner or family member in your application
  • We receive a very high number of applications each year. Please allow up to 3 weeks to receive a response on your application – All applications will be contacted whether you are successful or not, but feedback cannot always be provided due to the volume of applications

 

We look forward to receiving your application!

Travelbound 2024 – Activities Assistant

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Join us for the 2024 season at Travelbound’s amazing Chateau Du Molay in Northern France! Travelbound specialise in offering residential school trips to groups from all over the world!

This role will be based at our truly idyllic, 18th Century Chateau, situated in Normandy, France. Renowned for its history, beautiful towns and sandy beaches, in your down time you will have the chance to explore everything Normandy has to offer! Or, if you fancy something different on your day off you can jump on the train and be in central Paris within a couple of hours!

A season at Chateau Du Molay will give you the opportunity to build on your hospitality skills and make memories which will last a lifetime. With an international customer base and team of around 20 staff members from across Europe and the world, there is a unique opportunity to practice your French and English language skills!

What will I be doing?

At Chateau du Molay, our main clientele is school and youth groups from the UK and France. Day to day, they may go out on excursions to explore the local area, but a big part of their stay will be focused on an activities programme run at the Chateau.

As an Operations Activities Assistant, you will lead our groups through a whole variety of indoor and outdoor activities. These include everything from disco, karaoke and quiz nights in the evening, to teambuilding exercises and sensory trails during the day.

This is a really fun job role giving you the chance to work with our school guests, but it comes with great responsibility too! You’ll be responsible for the health and safety of our guests during their activities and ensure equipment is maintained and stored away safely.

When the activity programme is not running, you will support with all General Assistant duties – this includes housekeeping and cleaning duties in guest bedrooms and communal areas as well as serving in the restaurant at mealtimes.

This is a really varied role giving you the opportunity to be involved in multiple areas of the Chateau!

Our motto at Travelbound is ‘teamwork makes the dream work!’ We are looking for positive, can-do individuals who share our teamwork ethos – Our job adverts will give you a good flavour for each job role but other duties within the scope of each role may be required.

What skills and experience do I need?

  • Previous experience working with children is essential
  • Previous experience as an Activity Instructor or similar is a bonus!
  • Previous experience in cleaning or housekeeping is a bonus!
  • An outgoing and vibrant personality – happy to be silly with kids of all ages when required
  • A good attitude and willingness to learn
  • Outstanding customer service skills
  • Work well individually in sessions or as part of the team
  • Conversational English is essential
  • French speaking is a bonus!

  

What can Travelbound offer me?

  • Competitive, seasonal salary paid in Euros as all staff will be on a French contract for 2024
  • All meals – even on your days off!
  • Optional on-site shared accommodation (or an induvial room based on your job role) free of charge
  • Option to live off-site if you live locally
  • Uniform
  • Insurance
  • Access to on-site facilities including staff bikes, outdoor swimming pool, BBQ, discounted drinks in the Chateau bar etc.
  • Job training once at the Chateau
  • Role progression and the chance to return for future seasons
  • We are part of the world’s largest collection of specialist brands, Travelopia, which means we are able to offer further seasonal opportunities with our sister brands once your season comes to an end including JCA in the UK and Skibound in the French Alps

The extra bits… 

  • We ask applicants to be fully available from February 2024 to July 2024 (with the chance of extending right through until October 2024!)
  • You must be 18 or over by March 2024 to apply
  • Due to Brexit implications, applicants will need to hold EU documentation  e.g., EU passport, EU Work visa, French residency permit or Carte de Sejour
  • Please apply for just ONE Travelbound job role – The role you feel you are best suited to and most interested in. We will assess your application against other vacancies without you have to apply for multiple positions
  • If you are applying as a couple, please apply INDIVIDUALLY for your chosen roles and include the name of your friend or partner or family member in your application
  • We receive a very high number of applications each year. Please allow up to 3 weeks to receive a response on your application – All applications will be contacted whether you are successful or not, but feedback cannot always be provided due to the volume of applications
  • As a company, Travelbound are carefully monitoring advice and information provided by the UK and French Governments in relation to Covid-19. Any updates or changes will be communicated to applicants accordingly

 

We look forward to receiving your application!

Travelbound 2024 – Maintenance Assistant

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Join us for the 2024 season at Travelbound’s amazing Chateau Du Molay in Northern France! Travelbound specialise in offering residential school trips to groups from all over the world!

This role will be based at our truly idyllic, 18th Century Chateau, situated in Normandy, France. Renowned for its history, beautiful towns and sandy beaches, in your down time you will have the chance to explore everything Normandy has to offer! Or, if you fancy something different on your day off you can jump on the train and be in central Paris within a couple of hours!

A season at Chateau Du Molay will give you the opportunity to build on your hospitality skills and make memories which will last a lifetime. With an international customer base and team of around 20 staff members from across Europe and the world, there is a unique opportunity to practice your French and English language skills!

What will I be doing?

Chateau du Molay is a beautiful but old building that needs lots of care and attention. We’re looking for a Chateau Maintenance person who can turn their hand to the general upkeep of our Chateau building and grounds as well as any basic maintenance issues that arise.

With our main guests being school age children, there are lots of things that can go wrong! Your duties might include unblocking toilets/sinks/wate run-offs, fixing leaky taps, dealing with leaks, making and repairing bunk beds, clearing bedding on changeovers, driving, refreshing the paintwork in guest bedrooms and building a new breakfast bar for the restaurant!

As well as the upkeep of the interior of the Chateau, there is also the surrounding grounds. We have a tennis court and a swimming pool – all of which require regular upkeep and inspection.

In addition to these duties, you’ll need to be able to drive.  Our maintenance team will often be responsible for collecting deliveries from the local town and the collection of new staff from the ferry port. You will work under the knowledgeable and long serving Head of Maintenance, so you will have guidance available when required.

Our motto at Travelbound is ‘teamwork makes the dream work!’ We are looking for positive, can-do individuals who share our teamwork ethos – Our job adverts will give you a good flavour for each job role but other duties within the scope of each role may be required.

What skills and experience do I need?

  • Previous handyperson experience, trades background or estates management experience is essential
  • Qualifications are a bonus but not essential – a general working knowledge of basic plumbing, electrics, carpentry, and painting/decorating is ideal!
  • Excellent attention to detail and take pride in their work
  • Resourceful to get the job done (the Chateau is based in a rural part of France!)
  • Prepared to roll up their sleeves and get stuck in, sometimes in different departments within the Chateau
  • Have a calm and helpful approach to problems that arise, often with no notice and sometimes out of hours
  • Hard working, yet efficient
  • Full, clean driving licence
  • Conversational English is essential
  • French speaking is a bonus!

What can Travelbound offer me?

  • Competitive, seasonal salary paid in Euros as all staff will be on a French contract for 2024
  • All meals – even on your days off!
  • Free on-site shared accommodation.
  • Option to live off-site if you live locally
  • Uniform
  • Insurance
  • Access to on-site facilities including: staff bikes, outdoor swimming pool (May- Spet), BBQ, discounted drinks in the Chateau bar etc.
  • Maintenance training once at the Chateau
  • Role progression and the chance to return for future seasons
  • We are part of the world’s largest collection of specialist brands, Travelopia, which means we are able to offer further seasonal opportunities with our sister brands once your season comes to an end including JCA in the UK and Skibound in the French Alps

 

The extra bits… 

  • We ask applicants to be fully available from end of February 2024 to July 2024 (with the chance of extending right through until October 2024!)
  • You must be 18 or over by February 2024 to apply
  • Due to Brexit implications, applicants will need to hold EU documentation  e.g., EU passport, EU Work visa, French residency permit or Carte de Sejour
  • Please apply for just ONE Travelbound job role – The role you feel you are best suited to and most interested in. We will assess your application against other vacancies without you have to apply for multiple positions
  • If you are applying as a couple, please apply INDIVIDUALLY for your chosen roles and include the name of your friend or partner or family member in your application
  • We receive a very high number of applications each year. Please allow up to 3 weeks to receive a response on your application – All applications will be contacted whether you are successful or not, but feedback cannot always be provided due to the volume of applications.

 

We look forward to receiving your application!

Travelbound 2024 – Night Porter and Pot Wash Assistant

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Join us for the 2024 season at Travelbound’s amazing Chateau Du Molay in Northern France! Travelbound specialise in offering residential school trips to groups from all over the world!

This role will be based at our truly idyllic, 18th Century Chateau, situated in Normandy, France. Renowned for its history, beautiful towns and sandy beaches, in your down time you will have the chance to explore everything Normandy has to offer! Or, if you fancy something different on your day off you can jump on the train and be in central Paris within a couple of hours!

A season at Chateau Du Molay will give you the opportunity to build on your hospitality skills and make memories which will last a lifetime. With an international customer base and team of around 20 staff members from across Europe and the world, there is a unique opportunity to practice your French and English language skills!

What will I be doing?

This is a dual role with both day and night shifts – Giving you the best of both worlds! A normal rota is on a 4 week rolling basis:

1st week: Night Porter duties

2nd week: Night Porter duties

3rd week: Week off!

4th week: Pot Wash Assistant duties

During your night shifts as a Night Porter, you will be based in either the main Chateau or the Annexe.

If you are in the Chateau, you will be responsible for carrying out hourly safety checks and be a first port of call for anyone who needs assistance throughout the evening – don’t worry there will always be a member of senior management on call to help deal with any particularly tricky situation! You’ll also be given an overnight duty list which will include hoovering, dusting/polishing, mopping, etc – this will ensure the Chateau looks sparkling clean for the guests in the morning.

If you are in the Annexe, you will be responsible for setting up and cleaning the restaurant, ready for breakfast. You will also be in control of the morning sandwich room – ensuring that all guests can make their own packed lunch smoothly before they depart for the day. You’ll also be given an overnight duty list which will include hoovering, dusting/polishing, mopping, etc – this will ensure the Chateau looks sparkling clean for the guests in the morning. (If the Chateau does not have guests onsite during the night, you would not be required to work – giving you more time to relax and explore this beautiful region of France!)

Following your 2 weeks of night shifts, you will have a full 7 days off plus one extra night before you start a week of day shifts on Pot Wash Assistant duties. This will include the morning breakfast period and evening dinner service. Your key focus will be the Pot Wash area of the kitchen. You’ll need to be organised and work efficiently to ensure our chefs have clean and hygienic kitchen equipment and our guests have all the plates, cutlery and glasses they need in the restaurant. You will also support with shutting down the kitchen at the end of a service with cleaning surfaces and ovens and emptying bins.

We have a team of around 30 staff at the Chateau and you may sometimes be asked to help other departments – such as housekeeping or maintenance.

Our motto at Travelbound is ‘teamwork makes the dream work!’ We are looking for positive, can-do individuals who share our teamwork ethos – Our job adverts will give you a good flavour for each job role but other duties within the scope of each role may be required.

What skills and experience do I need?

  • Previous experience as a night worker is a bonus!
  • Previous experience in a hospitality or leisure setting is preferred
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment from your own initiative when required
  • Reliable and confident to work as a Night Porter with the responsibility of up to 200 sleeping guests.
  • Works well individually and as part of a team
  • Customer service experience
  • A positive, can-do attitude!
  • A good attitude and willingness to learn
  • Outstanding customer service skills
  • Conversational English is essential
  • French speaking is a bonus!

What can Travelbound offer me?

  • Competitive, seasonal salary paid in Euros as all staff will be on a French contract for 2023
  • All meals – even on your days off!
  • Free on-site shared accommodation.
  • Option to live off-site if you live locally
  • Uniform
  • Insurance
  • Access to on-site facilities including: staff bikes, outdoor swimming pool, BBQ, discounted drinks in the Chateau bar etc.
  • Full job training once at the Chateau
  • Role progression and the chance to return for future seasons
  • We are part of the world’s largest collection of specialist brands, Travelopia, which means we are able to offer further seasonal opportunities with our sister brands once your season comes to an end including JCA in the UK and Skibound in the French Alps

The extra bits… 

  • We ask applicants to be fully available from end of February 2024 to July 2024 (with the chance of extending right through until October 2024!)
  • You must be 18 or over by February 2024 to apply
  • Due to Brexit implications, applicants will need to hold EU documentation  e.g., EU passport, EU Work visa, French residency permit or Carte de Sejour
  • Please apply for just ONE Travelbound job role – The role you feel you are best suited to and most interested in. We will assess your application against other vacancies without you have to apply for multiple positions
  • If you are applying as a couple, please apply INDIVIDUALLY for your chosen roles and include the name of your friend or partner or family member in your application
  • We receive a very high number of applications each year. Please allow up to 3 weeks to receive a response on your application – All applications will be contacted whether you are successful or not, but feedback cannot always be provided due to the volume of applications.

 

We look forward to receiving your application!

Travelbound 2024 – General Assistant

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Join us for the 2024 season at Travelbound’s amazing Chateau Du Molay in Northern France! Travelbound specialise in offering residential school trips to groups from all over the world!

This role will be based at our truly idyllic, 18th Century Chateau, situated in Normandy, France. Renowned for its history, beautiful towns and sandy beaches, in your down time you will have the chance to explore everything Normandy has to offer! Or, if you fancy something different on your day off you can jump on the train and be in central Paris within a couple of hours!

A season at Chateau Du Molay will give you the opportunity to build on your hospitality skills and make memories which will last a lifetime. With an international customer base and team of around 20 staff members from across Europe and the world, there is a unique opportunity to practice your French and English language skills!

What will I be doing?

As a General Assistant, you will be a key role in ensuring our school guests and party leaders feel welcomed at Chateau du Molay, and have the best stay possible!

The key focus in your role will be to ensure the presentation and hygiene standards for guest accommodation – bedrooms and bathrooms. This includes hoovering, dusting, cleaning of bedrooms & bathrooms and stripping and re-making beds. Day to day general room cleans are required as well as deep cleans on busy changeover days. The Chateau is so popular with large school groups that it can experience on 3-4 changeovers per week!

You’ll also work with pride to ensure the communal areas of the Chateau, such as the bar, restaurant, entrance, entertainment areas and classrooms are presentable and welcoming.

During mealtimes, you’ll also greet our guests in the restaurant area with a friendly smile and assist with waiting tables, serving meals and closing down the restaurant area by clearing away plates and cutlery, wiping tables and sweeping the floor. We serve breakfast and dinner to our guests so you can expect early starts for a breakfast shift and late finishes for evening shift with a break in-between.

With a team of around 30 staff members at Chateau du Molay, you will also be involved in other departments, such as the Evening Entertainments team which runs Discos, Karaoke and outdoor challenge sessions each evening. Other key focuses include helping with potwash, laundry and ensuring the outside grounds are presentable etc. You may find your evenings either working in the restaurant or providing evening entertainment.

Our motto at Travelbound is ‘teamwork makes the dream work!’ We are looking for positive, can-do individuals who share our teamwork ethos – Our job adverts will give you a good flavour for each job role but other duties within the scope of each role may be required.

What skills and experience do I need?

  • Previous experience of housekeeping or cleaning in a travel setting is preferred but not essential (full training will be provided)
  • Previous experience seasonal, hospitality experience is a bonus!
  • A good attitude and willingness to learn
  • A vibrant personality and confidence in front of large groups
  • Outstanding customer service skills
  • Conversational English is essential
  • French speaking is a bonus!

 

What can Travelbound offer me?

  • Competitive, seasonal salary paid in Euros as all staff will be on a French contract for 2024
  • All meals – even on your days off!
  • Free on-site shared accommodation
  • Option to live off-site if you live locally
  • Uniform
  • Insurance
  • Access to on-site facilities including staff bikes, outdoor swimming pool, BBQ, discounted drinks in the Chateau bar etc.
  • Management training once at the Chateau
  • Role progression and the chance to return for future seasons
  • We are part of the world’s largest collection of specialist brands, Travelopia, which means we can offer further seasonal opportunities with our sister brands once your season comes to an end including JCA in the UK and Skibound in the French Alps

 

The extra bits…

  •  We ask applicants to be fully available from end of February 2024 to July 2024 (with the chance of extending right through until October 2024!)
  • You must be 18 or over by February 2024 to apply
  • Due to Brexit implications, applicants will need to hold EU documentation  e.g., EU passport, EU Work visa, French residency permit or Carte de Sejour
  • Please apply for just ONE Travelbound job role – The role you feel you are best suited to and most interested in. We will assess your application against other vacancies without you have to apply for multiple positions
  • If you are applying as a couple, please apply INDIVIDUALLY for your chosen roles and include the name of your friend or partner or family member in your application
  • We receive a very high number of applications each year. Please allow up to 3 weeks to receive a response on your application – All applications will be contacted whether you are successful or not, but feedback cannot always be provided due to the volume of applications.

 

We look forward to receiving your application!

Travelbound 2024 – Assistant Chef

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Join us for the 2024 season at Travelbound’s amazing Chateau Du Molay in Northern France! Travelbound specialise in offering residential school trips to groups from all over the world!

This role will be based at our truly idyllic, 18th Century Chateau, situated in Normandy, France. Renowned for its history, beautiful towns and sandy beaches, in your down time you will have the chance to explore everything Normandy has to offer! Or, if you fancy something different on your day off you can jump on the train and be in central Paris within a couple of hours!

A season at Chateau Du Molay will give you the opportunity to build on your hospitality skills and make memories which will last a lifetime. With an international customer base and team of around 20 staff members from across Europe and the world, there is a unique opportunity to practice your French and English language skills!

What will I be doing?

At Chateau du Molay, our kitchen provides lunch and dinner for hungry school guests and teachers from France, UK and around the world. With a maximum capacity of 200 guests and 30 members of staff, our menus provide for high covers, high quality food appealing to a child’s palette.

With a well-planned menu in place, you will have a good understanding of numbers and allergens well in advance – so plenty of time to get on top of prep work! A platter service is provided for the children, whilst a plated service is provided for the adults. Dishes are simple, nutritious and adapted for a multi-national audience, for example: Freshly made soup to start, chicken chasseur with green beans, carrots and boiled potatoes for main and tarte au citron for dessert.

As a Commis Chef, you will follow direction from the Catering Manager/ Head Chef and work alongside your fellow Chefs and colleagues to ensure the smoothest service possible for all meals. On the Catering Manager’s days off, you will also be confident in running the kitchen independently from time-to-time, following instructions left and using your skills to foresee any possible problems.

With your previous kitchen experience, you will work efficiently and with the highest level of health, safety, and cleanliness practices with a particular focus on allergens and dietary requirements. You’ll also help the team on Potwash, the cleaning of the kitchen and supporting with rotating stock whilst managing deliveries and getting involved in monthly stock takes.

Our motto at Travelbound is ‘teamwork makes the dream work!’ We are looking for positive, can-do individuals who share our teamwork ethos – Our job adverts will give you a good flavour for each job role but other duties within the scope of each role may be required.

What skills and experience do I need?

  • Previous experience working in a busy commercial, high volume kitchen environment
  • Ideally you will have worked as a Commis Chef or Chef de Partie
  • Previous chef experience in an overseas kitchen or hotel-based environment is a bonus!
  • An excellent understanding of the Health and Safety regulations (Food & Hygiene, HACCP, COSHH), and the ability to adapt to French regulations
  • Experience and detailed understanding of preparing meals to cater for all dietary requirements (some very severe)
  • Not afraid to roll your sleeves up and get stuck in – from basic food prep to an end of service clean down
  • A desire and the necessary knowledge to develop more junior members of the team in a friendly, calm and positive manor
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment where services can be short and intense
  • Works well individually and as part of a team
  • Conversational English is essential
  • French speaking is a bonus!

 

What can Travelbound offer me?

  • Competitive, seasonal salary paid in Euros as all staff will be on a French contract for 2024
  • All meals – even on your days off!
  • Free on-site shared accommodation.
  • Option to live off-site if you live locally
  • Uniform
  • Insurance
  • Access to on-site facilities including staff bikes, outdoor swimming pool (May – Sept), BBQ, discounted drinks in the Chateau bar etc.
  • Full job training once at the Chateau
  • Role progression and the chance to return for future seasons
  • We are part of the world’s largest collection of specialist brands, Travelopia, which means we are able to offer further seasonal opportunities with our sister brands once your season comes to an end including JCA in the UK and Skibound in the French Alps

 

The extra bits…

  • We ask applicants to be fully available from end of February 2024 to July 2024 (with the chance of extending right through until October 2024!)
  • You must be 18 or over by February 2024 to apply
  • Due to Brexit implications, applicants will need to hold EU documentation  e.g., EU passport, EU Work visa, French residency permit or Carte de Sejour
  • Please apply for just ONE Travelbound job role – The role you feel you are best suited to and most interested in. We will assess your application against other vacancies without you have to apply for multiple positions
  • If you are applying as a couple, please apply INDIVIDUALLY for your chosen roles and include the name of your friend or partner or family member in your application
  • We receive a very high number of applications each year. Please allow up to 3 weeks to receive a response on your application – All applications will be contacted whether you are successful or not, but feedback cannot always be provided due to the volume of applications.

 

We look forward to receiving your application!

Travelbound 2024 – Bar Person

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Join us for the 2024 season at Travelbound’s amazing Chateau Du Molay in Northern France! Travelbound specialise in offering residential school trips to groups from all over the world!

This role will be based at our truly idyllic, 18th Century Chateau, situated in Normandy, France. Renowned for its history, beautiful towns, and sandy beaches, in your down time you will have the chance to explore everything Normandy has to offer! Or, if you fancy something different on your day off you can jump on the train and be in central Paris within a couple of hours!

A season at Chateau Du Molay will give you the opportunity to build on your hospitality skills and make memories which will last a lifetime. With an international customer base and team of around 20 staff members from across Europe and the world, there is a unique opportunity to practice your French and English language skills!

What will I be doing?

At Chateau du Molay, we have a small but welcoming bar area for our groups and can accommodate up to 200 guests and 30 staff at one time. In the evening the bar is a lively space for group leaders and teachers to enjoy a drink after a busy day of activities!

As a Bar Person you will be responsible for the overall running of the bar area as well as a well-stocked and much-loved Tuck Shop. Some of your key duties will include ordering stock, managing stock, putting away deliveries and daily cleaning. You’ll also serve our guests – both adults and children – and ensure you are delivering the highest standards of customer service.

You’ll also have a keen eye for upselling and creating exciting promotions to increase revenue for the Chateau and enhance the guest experience! You will have a training focus on the activity team at the Chateau to ensure they can run the Tuck Shop independently when needed – allowing you to focus on serving in the bar and supporting the shift manager. You will have targets for both the bar and Tuck Shop as well as access to a brand-new EPoS system which will help track your success.

When the bar is closed or during quieter times, you will be a key support to other departments of the Chateau, helping with housekeeping, Potwash and serving in the restaurant. As a supervisor you will also support the shift managers when required.

Our motto at Travelbound is ‘teamwork makes the dream work!’ We are looking for positive, can-do individuals who share our teamwork ethos – Our job adverts will give you a good flavour for each job role but other duties within the scope of each role may be required.

What skills and experience do I need?

  • Previous bar experience essential
  • Previous stock control experience preffered
  • Excellent attention to detail and take pride in their work
  • Happy to work as part of a team but also individually
  • Prepared to roll up their sleeves and get stuck in, sometimes in different departments within the Chateau
  • Passion for customer service
  • Conversational English is essential
  • French speaking is a bonus!

What can Travelbound offer me?

  • Competitive, seasonal salary paid in Euros as all staff will be on a French contract for 2024
  • All meals – even on your days off!
  • Free on-site shared accommodation.
  • Option to live off-site if you live locally
  • Uniform
  • Insurance
  • Access to on-site facilities including staff bikes, outdoor swimming pool, BBQ, discounted drinks in the Chateau bar etc.
  • Full training once at the Chateau
  • Role progression and the chance to return for future seasons
  • We are part of the world’s largest collection of specialist brands, Travelopia, which means we are able to offer further seasonal opportunities with our sister brands once your season comes to an end including JCA in the UK and Skibound in the French Alps

 

The extra bits…

  • We ask applicants to be fully available from end of February 2024 to July 2024 (with the chance of extending right through until October 2024!)
  • You must be 18 or over by February to apply
  • Due to Brexit implications, applicants will need to hold EU documentation  e.g., EU passport, EU Work visa, French residency permit or Carte de Sejour
  • Please apply for just ONE Travelbound job role – The role you feel you are best suited to and most interested in. We will assess your application against other vacancies without you have to apply for multiple positions
  • If you are applying as a couple, please apply INDIVIDUALLY for your chosen roles and include the name of your friend or partner or family member in your application
  • We receive a very high number of applications each year. Please allow up to 3 weeks to receive a response on your application – All applications will be contacted whether you are successful or not, but feedback cannot always be provided due to the volume of applications.

We look forward to receiving your application!