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Chalet Hosts

Company:
Scott Dunn

Location:
France & Austria

Benefits:
Competitive salary + accommodation + full area alift pass +ski/board equipment hire +full insurance +return travel from the UK +uniform +training course

Start:
November 2014

Duration:
April 2015

Description

Want to spend next winter on the slopes?

This is a fantastic opportunity to work overseas as a host in one of our luxurious chalets based within our hand picked European ski resorts. This position will appeal to a strong independent all-rounder that has a passion for service and enjoys working closely with guests.

No cooking is involved in our Hosting roles but you will need the flair to be able to look after a chalet of up to 14 guests. Our Hosts work alongside a chef and on a daily basis serve breakfast and keep the chalet bedrooms, bathrooms and communal areas thoroughly clean.

Duties
  • Serve tea/ coffee in bed, lay the table, serve a full breakfast, afternoon tea and children’s tea
  • Serve canapés and a four to five course evening meal in a formal dining environment 
  • Serve champagne and wine from a selected wine list 
  • Folding and starching napkins
  • Creating a warm and friendly environment
  • Daily housekeeping and turndown service
  • Report any guest related issues to the chalet manager
  • Resort knowledge, as a host you will be expected to recommend local restaurants, bars and  amenities/activities
  • Arrange and communicate daily guest transfers to the driving teams
  • During the season you may be required to take part in additional tasks/duties to ensure that our operation is running efficiently at all times. Tasks may include snow clearing, cleaning, driving and any guest requests. Operational timings may depend on arrivals, departures and any special events.

Our hosts have a special skill of making our chalets the most welcoming and cosy in the Alps and also have eagle eyes for spotting anything out of place!

Requirements

We’re looking for Hosts who are reliable, have good self-motivation are organised and professional. A background in guest relations and ideally experience in waiting and/or housekeeping, Silver Service is highly desirable.

A second language is desirable - French or German preferred

Throughout the summer we’ll be running Host Assessment Days and are currently inviting applications for this winter team in France and Austria.

It’s not essential that you hold a full UK/EU driving licence but it is helpful.

Unfortunately we cannot accept applications from holders of UK Working Visas.

Applicants must have a valid UK National Insurance number and UK bank account


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We think service is everything - which is why nothing is too much trouble. Each Scott Dunn chalet comes complete with an experienced chef and host, and childcare resort teams and managers are also on hand to make sure guests have everything they need.

Working with Scott Dunn
For us, our teams are the key to our success; they ensure all of our guests are happy, our service levels are kept consistently high; all of our luxurious properties are well maintained and make sure we have the shiniest, most impressive fleet of vehicles in our resorts.

We look for individuals who have experience, personality, a genuine love of hospitality and who are adaptable in order to offer a truly personal service to our guests. Our teams are passionate about what they do, have a strong attention to detail, a professional attitude, are extremely guest focused and are proud to be part of the Scott Dunn team.

Scott Dunn was founded by Andrew Dunn in 1986 revolutionising the ski travel market. Since then we have been developing our knowledge, experience and we know what our guests expect from us. In order to maintain our standards, Scott Dunn ensure all teams take part in one of the finest training courses in the alps every season. With a high level of returning team members from winter to summer, our teams are committed and have in turn developed exciting careers with us.

The Scott Dunn Package
In order to recruit the best people and deliver our product, Scott Dunn offer a very attractive remuneration package. All of our team members are offered:-
  • A competitive salary
  • Live out accommodation
  • Full area lift pass (winter season only)
  • Ski/board equipment hire (winter season only)
  • Full insurance (covering you in and out of work)
  • Return travel from the UK
  • Uniform
  • Comprehensive training course
  • Chefs and hosts are provided with all food on working days
  • Childcare staff are provided with lunch on working days
  • Career progression with summer opportunities in our Mediterranean programme
Locations
We offer ski holidays in some of the finest resorts in the world. Featuring in our portfolio of ski chalets are Val d’Isère, Courchevel 1850 and St Anton. All of our featured resorts have the most renowned skiing areas in the Alps with many linked to other resorts and even a different country. With a full area lift pass, our teams can enjoy a vast mountain experience.

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