Job roles, hotels and departments

Meet the team at Farncombe

The success of our business depends on our outstanding team members across the estate. While many interact with our guests on a day-to-day basis, countless others are working behind the scenes in our hotels and in our central and estate teams across Farncombe.

For more details on jobs across the estate, view the roles and departments at Farncombe to find a team you would be interested in joining.

Contact us

Contact our recruitment team at Farncombe Estate.

Email: Workwithus@farncombe.life

Farncombe Estate
Broadway, Worcestershire, WR12 7LH

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Chef team

Culinary legends

Farncombe has opportunities for chefs of all levels to join our innovative and ambitious kitchen teams in our three independent hotels.

To join our chef team on the estate, you’ll ideally have experience working within at a 2 Rosette kitchen, however nothing beats the right attitude and a willingness to learn.

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Hotels and restaurants at Farncombe Estate

Every restaurant at Farncombe has its own individual personality,  influenced and developed by our Senior Culinary team of Martin Burge, Culinary Director and Jon Ingram, Executive Chef.

Dormy House & Spa
Dormy House provides exceptional food in three restaurants: gastropub-style in the Shed bar and lounges, our main restaurant the Back Garden, celebrating the finest ingredients from the land on our doorstep and Mo, an intimate tasting menu experience, where our chefs unleash their cutting-edge culinary skills for just 12 guests at a time.

Foxhill Manor
An eight-bedroom private house hotel offering the highest standards of personal dining. 

The Fish Hotel
Awarded two Rosettes, our main restaurant Hook offers a menu of the finest, freshest responsibly sourced fish, sustainable shellfish and a few timeless classics, while a lighter menu is available in the lodge bar and lounges. 

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Food and Beverage (F&B) team

Agents of service

An essential part of our dining experience is the outstanding service we provide for all guests.

Our food and beverage (F&B) roles offer a wide variety of environments to work in. From restaurants and lounge bars and our outdoor feasting deck to exclusive use for weddings and special occasions.

We’re looking for team members for supervisory and management roles through to entry-level roles, where experience isn’t needed – just the right attitude. 

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Hotels and restaurants at Farncombe Estate

Dormy House & Spa
Dormy House provides exceptional food in three restaurants: gastropub-style dining in the Shed and lounges, our main restaurant the Back Garden and Mo, an intimate tasting menu experience.

Foxhill Manor
An eight-bedroom private house hotel offering the highest standards of personal dining.

The Fish Hotel
Awarded two Rosettes, Hook features the finest, freshest responsibly sourced fish, sustainable shellfish and a few timeless classics.

Reception

Front of House

Directors of first impressions

Our front of house teams are an integral part of the guest experience on the estate.
A warm and friendly interaction with our guests will ensure that we can anticipate their needs and give them the very best individual attention.

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Reception hosts and porter team

The role of the reception host is to welcome our guests as soon as they arrive and to ensure their stay at our hotel is above their expectations. This role operates at the heart of a busy operation, in which you’ll handle lots of different requests from both colleagues and guests, providing you with the opportunity to learn a lot.

Our reception hosts are supported by the porter team who ensure that all our guest’s in-room needs are met, be that taking their luggage upon their arrival or even delivering a bottle of their favourite champagne on ice.

Ideally, you will have proven experience in a similar role, and you’ll be confident using IT systems, but these are things you can learn. As long as you have a passion and desire to deliver world-class guest service, we can teach you the rest.

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House Spa

Serenity co-ordinations

The House Spa has been winning awards since the day it opened, offering guests an indoor/outdoor blend of soothing therapies, serene pool, a terrace hot tub and a new experiential thermal suite.

For this successful and popular spa, we look for exceptional people to join our team. All we ask is that you come to work with a bucket load of enthusiasm, a can-do attitude and the desire to deliver an amazing guest experience.

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Roles include: 

  • Reception hosts, to meet and greet our guests and ensure their needs are met
  • Spa attendants, to support the whole spa team and ensure that our spa is looking its best as well as being safe for our guests to enjoy the facilities at all times.
  • Therapists, who are qualified to a minimum of NVQ 3 in Beauty Therapy or the equivalent and will ideally with experience in performing a range of treatments to an extremely high standard.
Housekeeping

Housekeeping

Agents of perfection

If you have high standards when it comes to cleanliness, we would love to hear from you!

Across the estate, our housekeeping teams have one main thing in common: an unbelievable attention to detail. Our motto is quality, not quantity – ensuring everything is perfect when a guest arrives in their room.

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Housekeeping roles:

 Our Room Attendants meticulously service our rooms daily to meet our high standards and our guest’s expectations. As no room on the estate is the same as another, this role will continuously keep you on your toes.

In addition to our Room Attendants, we have a Turndown Team who prepare our bedrooms for the evening, helping all our guests get the best night’s sleep.

The whole team is supported by our Linen Porters, who make sure that all our linen (we get through quite a bit) is clean, ironed and ready for our amazing rooms.

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Estate grounds and maintenance

Groundbreakers

With three hotels and over 500 acres to look after, the Farncombe Estate garden and maintenance team are never short of something to do.

The team are responsible for the smooth daily running of all aspects of Foxhill Manor, the Fish Hotel, Dormy House Hotel and Spa, ensuring we deliver a consistent five-star experience for our guests.

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As well as the estate grounds and gardens, the team is responsible for the ongoing maintenance of hotels and estate property, with roles that cover refrigeration, air conditioning, heating, plumbing, water treatment, lighting, power, kitchen equipment, spa equipment and facilities, generators, switch rooms, lifts and more.

The team delivers a consistently safe, secure and stable environment to ensure our estate and buildings are well-presented and maintained at all times.

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Finance team

Money Maestros

A good hospitality business always needs a close eye on its finances, to help maintain a commercial focus and react swiftly to market changes.

Our finance team is responsible for every aspect of accounting and finance, from ensuring our suppliers are paid to working with our operations team to help achieve our financial goals – they are the engine that drives the Farncombe brand forward.

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Working in the finance team

A role in the finance team offers great exposure to all aspects of running a successful hospitality business, while you learn, develop your career and have a little fun along the way.

Our finance team is responsible for every aspect of accounting and finance, from ensuring our suppliers are paid to working with our operations team to help achieve our financial goals – they are the engine that drives the Farncombe brand forward.

Working in the Finance team at Farncombe is a great opportunity to gain exposure to all aspects of a successful hospitality business – while learning, developing your career and having a little fun along the way.

Dormy House Hotel and Spa

Sales, marketing & reservations team

Sales ninjas and wizards of lightbulb moments

Our sales, marketing and reservations team, although small, delivers a big punch!

At Farncombe Estate, we do all our marketing in-house and are heavily focused on our brand through social media and a network of key agents.

Our team members have excellent administrative and IT skills, superb organisational skills and a high level of confidence in dealing with senior stakeholders within a fast-paced and demanding environment.

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To join our sales, marketing and reservations team, you’ll need to be a good influencer with the skills and charisma to build relationships fast.

Communication skills are critical, as a role in this team invariably means spending a lot of time on the phone. So applicants need to have the charm and confidence to establish guests’ requirements and expectations quickly to leave them feeling valued and listened to.

Our hotels 

Dormy House Hotel and Spa

Dormy House Hotel & Spa

Dormy House is the perfect rural retreat. Think cosy corners, log fires, sumptuous interiors and our award-winning House Spa.

www.dormyhouse.co.uk | @dormyhouse

Treehouse at the Fish Hotel

The Fish Hotel

The Fish is all about getting back to nature. A collection of quirky hotel rooms, suites, huts and treehouses with views overlooking the Cotswolds and beyond.

www.thefishhotel.co.uk | @thefishhotel

Foxhill Manor exterior

Foxhill Manor

A 5-star manor house hotel that combines all the character and charm of a boutique-hotel hideaway with an easygoing homely atmosphere and a no rules policy.

www.foxhillmanor.com | @foxhillmanor

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