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Careers at Imperial Hotel
Whether you’re just starting out on your career journey, or you’re looking for a new challenge in a new and exciting environment, we’d be delighted to hear from you. We have a brilliant team of staff, many of whom have been with us for many years. We have team members who have built their hospitality career up from a junior position to a more senior position in almost every department, from the kitchen team to front of house and housekeeping.
Hotel proprietors, Nick & Aileen Mobbs are firm believers in training and education, and offer every team member the opportunity to take qualifications and carry out on-line or in-person learning. Hospitality is a great career for people with a happy disposition and make-it-happen attitude who like to be on their feet and involved with what's going on.
When you join the team at Imperial Hotel, you join our family. It's as simple as that. As a well-established, family-run, friendly, fun, busy and sometimes a bit hectic seafront business, we know how important our team are to us, whether it's pouring drinks, making tea, serving customers, inventing new dishes for menus, doing the washing-up, making sure bedrooms are spotless or answering the phone. We are always keen to hear from motivated individuals who want to learn the Imperial Way, and get stuck in to providing the best customer service experience in Great Yarmouth from whatever department you join at our hotel. Management is hands-on, and you'll be taught everything you need to know, whatever level you join us at.
Apply to join Great Yarmouth's highest rated 4 star hotel team today and give your hospitality career a boost.
Chef de Partie & Commis Chef
The Terrace and 2 AA Rosette Café Cru Restaurant serve a mix of innovative and traditional cuisine, often taking advantage of the area's fresh sea food. We are renowned for classic dishes with a modern twist.
We are currently looking for a Chef de Partie and a Commis Chef to join our busy kitchen team. The roles would suit established indivuduals with at least an NVQ level 2 in professional catering or equivalent.
You will be a team player with a passion for fresh food, local produce and high standards. We're looking for forward-thinking, creative and ambitious chefs who are familiar with modern cooking techniques and able to work independently at each kitchen station. As well as cooking for our restaurants, the hotel also has a strong conference and banqueting trade which is delivered with the same exacting standards and attention to detail.
You will be joining a well-oiled team of experienced chefs, working in a multi-award winning kitchen, producing some of Great Yarmouth's best food, from 4 star hotel breakfasts, to 2 AA Rosette standard à la carte meals, and more informal dining options for The Terrace and bar.
These are all-year-round positions, working 5 days per week including weekends and a mixture of split and straight shift work. Salary depending on experience. Relevant qualifications and experience in catering advantageous.
- Preparing all food items as directed in a sanitary and timely manner
- Following recipes and presentation specifications
- Operating standard kitchen equipment safely and efficiently
- Maintaining a clean working station whilst adhering to health & safety standards
- Assisting with the cleaning and organisation of kitchen and equipment
- Restocking items as needed throughout the shift
- Adhering to all food hygiene & safety standards
- Recording food temperatures
Click here to email your CV to Hotel Director, Grant Smith or drop your CV into Reception.
Front of House Staff (full time & part time)
Imperial Hotel is Great Yarmouth's highest rated 4 star hotel, with a reputation for outstanding customer service, an accolade that's totally thanks to our amazing front of House team.
We are looking for bright, cheerful, friendly and hospitable people to take roles as Bar Staff team and on our Front of House serving team, working various shifts to cover breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea & dinner, plus events such as weddings and banquets. We have a range of part time and full time roles available.
You will be joining an award-winning front of house team, who deliver exceptional customer service on a daily basis. You will be a team player and nothing is too much trouble for you, you'll be ready to help all our guests whether they're staying at the hotel, attending an event or eating in one of our renowned restaurants.
Full time and part time positions are available, together with banquetting shifts which may suit people looking for less frequent hours. Banquetting shifts can be evening or weekend roles, please ask us for more details.
Full-time positions are all-year-round positions, working 5 days per week including weekends and a mixture of split and straight shift work. Part-time hours will be discussed during your interview. Salary depending on experience. Relevant qualifications and experience in hospitality advantageous but not essential as full training will be given.
Click here to email your CV and covering letter to Hotel Director, Grant Smith or drop your CV and covering letter into Reception.
For an informal chat about the roles available, call 01493 842000.
Kitchen Hands (full time / part time)
There's a saying about too many chefs in the kitchen! Our kitchen team is critical to the running of the hotel, serving fabulous food from breakfast through to dinner, with weddings, events and banquets as well to cater for. But it's not all about the cooking! Kitchen surfaces don't clean themselves, fridges don't stock themselves and the washing-up isn't done by magic.
Kitchen Hands are essential for the smooth running of a kitchen and are a critical part of the team at the heart of the hotel. We are looking for reliable team players, who are happy to get stuck in and support our chefs to produce the fabulous food for which we are renowned. Kitchen Hands can be a full-time or part-time role.
Recently completely refurbished, our main kitchen is huge, with several different work stations. We have a second kitchen on the upper ground floor. You will join a friendly team working various shifts throughout the week, including weekends to cover breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea & dinner services, plus events such as weddings and banquets.
Full-time Kitchen Hands are all-year-round positions, working 5 days per week including weekends with a mixture of split and straight shift work. Part-time Kitchen Hand hours will be agreed. No qualifications or experience in hospitality necessary, but a can-do attitiude and a willingness to get stuck in with a smile is advantageous. There's no sitting down on this job - if you are an active person, who likes to make sure things are kept in order and your environment is spick and span, this could be the job for you.
Please apply in writing via letter or email to Hotel Director Grant Smith or telephone us on 01493 842000 to arrange an informal chat.
(For the avoidance of doubt, our Kitchen Hands were feeling shy the day our staff pics were taken, these are some of our chefs larking about with the baguettes).
We firmly believe in the importance of apprenticeships, learning your trade and working your way up. Hotel Director, Grant Smith, started out as an apprentice at Imperial Hotel many years ago now, and has worked his way through almost every single department, learning the tricks of the trade from housekeeping to accounts, reception to front of house. He's not that bad in the kitchen either! You can read his story on our blog.
Apprenticeships are a great way to learn everything you need to know about a sector, especially the hospitality industry. You achieve an industry-wide recognised qualification at the end of your apprenticeship which will stand you in good stead whatever you decide to do in the future. Apprenticeships at Imperial Hotel are always advertised via the offical government apprenticeship website, and also often on the East Coast College website. Feel free to telephone us to see if there are any apprenticeship vacancies planned. The majority of our apprentices go on to achive a full-time position at the hotel and work with us for many years.
This pic is of one of our fabulous chefs who is working her way up the Chef ladder, one apprenticehip at a time. We also have an apprentice accountant, apprentice receptionists and apprentices working front of house. The world can be your oyster with a good apprenticeship.