Coworth Park, Ascot
Discover career opportunities at Coworth Park, Ascot.
As one of the finest English country house estates and spa, Coworth Park takes pride in handpicking people with a passion for delivering exceptional service. As with all Dorchester Collection hotels, we care for our people, guests, owners and environment by living and breathing our values. We work together, celebrating everyone’s contribution and success – always going the extra ‘furlong’ to really make a difference.
In choosing a career with Coworth Park, you’ll notice our great respect for other peoples’ cultures, values and customs, as well as appreciating a sense of community within Ascot and Berkshire. We also provide some of the world’s best pay and benefits along with world-class training & development.
The exceptional career opportunities in our Berkshire-based hotel include chefs, food & beverage team, housekeeping, spa and engineering. We’re always seeking talented individuals with plenty of personality to join our five-star team, who strive for innovation in all they do.
This isn’t just a job – it’s a life-changing career. The ultimate hotel management company, Dorchester Collection attracts, develops and inspires the world’s best talent. Care to join us?
Our new recruit
We are very pleased to welcome our new executive chef, Adam Smith, to the team at Coworth Park.
As a former Observer Food Monthly Young Chef of the Year, Craft Guild of Chefs Restaurant Chef of the Year and Roux Scholarship Winner, he is rightly considered ‘one to watch’ by the UK’s leading chefs, including Michael Roux. With a mantra throughout his career that ‘taste is king’ Adam began working at The Ritz, rising from 2nd commis to executive sous chef before moving to The Devonshire Arms. During this time The Burlington Restaurant was the only new restaurant to be awarded a coveted four AA rosettes in the January 2015 guide. Commenting on his appointment, Adam Smith said: “I am excited to be joining Dorchester Collection’s Coworth Park; it is one of the UK’s very best country house hotels. I am looking forward to making my mark, and shaping the future of Coworth Park’s culinary reputation.”
Our new recruit
The best salaries and benefits
We strongly believe in investing in our people – so as well as the chance to greatly develop your career, we offer a substantial and highly competitive benefit scheme.
When you become part of Coworth Park, we do everything we can to keep you happy, secure and motivated. This means providing among the best salaries, benefits and working conditions in the hotel industry – and second to none in Berkshire.
- Our benefits are designed to look after every aspect of your welfare:
- Complimentary stays in our hotels around the world
- 50% discount at food and beverage outlets
- Offer of affordably -priced accommodation, either on-site or in the surrounding Berkshire area, subject to conditions and availability
- Delicious and healthy complimentary three-course meals at Chukkas, our employee restaurant
- Online shopping discounts for groceries, high street shops, travel and fitness
- Uniform provided and laundered free of charge
- 20 days of paid holiday a year (this increases with service)
- Loan option to help buy a season ticket or bicycle for travel to and from work
- Opportunity to join a contributory pension scheme – this gives you full entitlement from the date you start and permanent health insurance
- Health care benefits include eye test discounts for computer users and access to our occupational health advisor, chiropodist and osteopath
- Option of Childcare Voucher Scheme
Your development at The Dorchester
Your development at Coworth Park.
Your first experiences
Your development starts as soon as you join us at ENGAGE, our five- day induction programme. This includes three days learning about every aspect of our hotels, followed by two days of cross exposure in a relevant department – you might find yourself with the florists, at the spa or become a butler! You’ll spend time in London and Berkshire, soaking up experiences from our UK hotels. From then on, with our values underpinning all that we do, we provide excellent and regular in-house learning and development opportunities, such as brand development, discovering London and cultural awareness.
For our supervisors and team leaders we offer LEAD, our ten-module leadership development programme based on our core leadership competencies. Following on from this, we offer managers our EXPAND programme, delving into the habits and practices of highly-effective leaders. Finally, for our leadership and executive team we offer INSPIRE, a residential full 360-critique and analysis of you as a leader.
Training standards are, as you would expect, extremely high. We devote considerable time and effort to giving all of our people all the skills needed to exceed guest expectations and to be confident. We are committed to provide you with the learning and development tools you require to create a magical experience for our guests.
Wherever you see your future taking you, The Dorchester can offer you exceptional training and development.
Many of our people are sponsored to attend courses at colleges and given study time to advance their careers. Colleagues have the opportunity to work on their English at any level – from basic language classes to professional business writing skills. Additionally, we work with external providers to offer world-class training courses. You may wish to train to become a departmental trainer, attend innovation workshops to boost your creativity or attend one of our tempting and informative masterclasses such as revenue management, chocolate making, or even whisky appreciation – typically held on a Friday afternoon!
Learn a new trade
Are you a front desk agent who longs to discover how to tie a handheld bouquet? The Dorchester is for you! We can offer you exposure to another skill, department or even another Dorchester Collection hotel around the world. Previously we’ve swapped bartenders with Hotel Eden in Rome, housekeepers with concierge teams at Le Richemond in Geneva, and pastry chefs with our Californian team members.
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