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Current Vacancies

  • Bar Waiter / Waitress.   
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    Dakota Edinburgh is a 132 bedroom boutique hotel located in South Queensferry, which boasts a destination Bar & Grill. The role of Bar Waiters/Waitresses is responsible for providing table service guests in our destination cocktail and wine bar. You are expected to learn our full drinks list and always maintain a comprehensive knowledge of our menu to deliver recommendations tailored to guest tastes.

    Shift patterns are flexible, with general working times being 5pm-11pm weekdays, and 5pm-midnight Friday and Saturday. Part-time contracts from 15hours pw are available, as well as full-time contracts from a minimum of 35 hours pw.

    As well as having a desire to learn and an enthusiasm for the role, having previous waiting experience will be viewed favourably. However, full training will be given. We will provide you with certified training in Food Hygiene, Allergens, Health & Safety, and Alcohol Responsibility upon starting.

    You are expected to be flexible in your shift availability, look immaculate, come prepared for every working day, and most importantly, be yourself! You are also required to promote and maintain the reputation of Dakota by providing exceptional guest care and attentive service.

    Please apply by sending your covering letter and C.V. to careers@dakotaforthbridge.co.uk


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  • Grill Waiter / Waitress.   
    Part Time.Press for more info...

    Dakota Edinburgh is a 132 bedroom boutique hotel located in South Queensferry, which boasts a destination Bar & Grill with over 160 covers. Grill Waiters / Waitresses are expected to serve guests in our award-winning, fast-paced brasserie-style Grill. This role is tasked with delivering table service with finesse, and always maintaining a comprehensive knowledge of our a la carte lunch & dinner menu.

    Shift patterns are flexible, with general working times being 5pm-11pm weekdays, and 5pm-midnight Friday and Saturday. Part-time contracts from 15hours pw are available, as well as full-time contracts from a minimum of 30 hours pw.

    As well as having a desire to learn and an enthusiasm for the role, having previous waiting experience will be viewed favourably, although full training will be given. We will provide you with certified training in Food Hygiene, Allergens, Health & Safety, and Alcohol Responsibility upon starting.

    You are expected to look immaculate, come prepared for every working day, and most importantly, be yourself! You are also required to promote and maintain the reputation of Dakota by providing exceptional guest care and attentive service.

    For more information and to apply, please email us your covering letter and C.V. to careers@dakotaforthbridge.co.uk


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  • Bar Tender.   
    Full Time.Press for more info...

     

    VACANCY

    Dakota Hotel located in South Queensferry are seeking a trained Bar Tender.

    Our location is easily accessible by train (15min walk from Dalmeny Train Station) and bus (frequent stops at Ferrymuir Retail Park). We also offer complimentary parking for both employees and guests.

    We are a 132-bedroom boutique hotel with a destination cocktail Bar and brasserie-style Grill, as well as three events spaces.

     

    CONTRACT AND REWARD

    The role carries a permanent contract for a minimum of 30 hours per week, working any 4 or 5 days from 7. Shift times are typically 17:30-23:00 or midnight.

    The gross hourly rate is minimum wage,paid on a weekly basis. This role will also receive cash and card tips.

     

    Perks include:

    –Fantastic bedroom rates starting from £40 per night

    –30% off dining at Dakota

    –£50 gift voucher on every anniversary of your employment

    –Accredited, certified training given on employment in: Food Hygiene level 2, Health & Safety, Alcohol Responsibility

    –Meals on duty and uniforming

     

    ABOUT DAKOTA HOTELS

     

    Dakota is a growing UK-based lifestyle brand with five locations, known for our stylish hotels, bustling brasserie Grills and upscale cocktail Bars. Dakota’s story started with two boutique hotels on the outskirts of Edinburgh, in South Queensferry, and Glasgow, in Eurocentral. We have now expanded into prime city centre locations in Glasgow, Leeds, and Manchester.

    Dakota is synonymous for delivering attentive and genuine guest service. We attract hard-working individuals who are passionate about working to the highest standards.

     

    ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES

    Job responsibilities include:

    • Know the drinks specifications of our cocktail list
    • Make teas and coffees created with latte art, as well as dispense any other beverage ordered from our Drinks List
    • Ensure the bar is adequately stocked at the start of service and is well-maintained
    • Work with the front of house team to ensure all drinks are delivered to the guest between 5mins from ordering

     

    APPLICANT REQUIREMENTS

    The successful applicant will have/be:

    –At least 6 monthsyear working experience in a bar environment.

    –Be flexible in working shift patterns required.

    –An appreciation of luxury hotel standards and premium products

    –Ability to work at pace

     

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    Please apply by sending your covering letter and C.V. to
    careers@dakotaforthbridge.co.uk


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  • Room Attendant.   
    Part Time.Press for more info...

     

    Dakota Hotel in South Queensferry is looking for reliable individuals to join our Housekeeping team in the role of Cleaner / Room Attendant. We are a 132-bedroom stylish hotel with a cocktail Bar and brasserie-style Grill, as well as private events spaces.

     

    South Queensferry is accessible via public transport links (see the stop at Tesco in Ferrymuir Retail Park on bus timetables). There is also free parking for our team.

    Pay rates are based on national minimum or living wage, paid weekly. There is a part-time contract for 12 hours per week, working weekends Saturday 10:00-16:30, Sunday 10:30-17:00.

    There is a full-time contract for 30 hours per week, working any 5 days out of 7.

     

    ABOUT DAKOTA

     

    Dakota is a lifestyle brand developed for the independent thinking, discerning traveller. We attract individuals who are passionate about service and like to do the simple things brilliantly.

     

    Started in 2004, it is the enthusiasm and commitment of our team which has propelled our ongoing success. Our brand currently has four properties; Dakota Edinburgh, Dakota Eurocentral, and Dakota Deluxe Glasgow, and Dakota Deluxe Leeds.

     

    ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES

    • To thoroughly deep clean guest bedrooms and ensuite bathrooms, making beds, and detailing to provide guests with an immaculately clean and welcoming space.

    • Be able to carry out tasks such as vacuum cleaning, dusting and polishing, mopping, and lifting items such as duvets.

    • Action notes on guest preferences and requests to personalize guest stays e.g. provide firm pillows, setting up a cot.

    • Follow health and safety procedures closely at all times.

    • Maintain a comprehensive knowledge of safe chemical handling guidelines and usage of cleaning equipment such as steamers.

     

    CANDIDATE REQUIREMENTS

    • Have at least 1 years cleaning experience is strongly preferred.

    • Someone with an eye for detail and who likes to work alone.

    • A reliable and dependable individual.

    • Team members must be able to work weekends and bank holidays.

    • Previous training in health & safety or chemical handling is beneficial but not required as this training will be provided upon starting.

    • Able to be physically active and be standing for the entirety of your shift.

     

    HOW TO APPLY

    If your aspirations are not merely to take the next step on the career ladder, but to develop within a company who value their guests and their people then there is only one place for you. You’ll love Dakota.

     

    We welcome applicants to discuss the shift times and days of work suitable to their other commitments. Please email your cover letter and CV to apply, and with any questions you may have to careers@dakotaforthbridge.co.uk


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  • Chef de Partie.   
    Full Time.Press for more info...

    The Grill in Dakota Edinburgh, is seeking a trained professional chef for the role of Chef de Partie. Located in South Queensferry, we are a 132-bedroom luxury full-service hotel, a destination cocktail Bar and brasserie-style Grill.

    CONTRACT & PAY RATE

    This is a permanent, full-time contract with a pay rate of £8.50 per hour paid weekly.

    ABOUT DAKOTA

    Dakota is a lifestyle brand developed for the independent thinking, discerning traveller. We attract individuals who are passionate about service and like to do the simple things brilliantly. We currently have three hotels in Scotland and our new build property in Leeds.

    The heart and soul of our Hotel, is our award-winning bar and restaurant. Delivering a brasserie style of service, The Grill at Dakota is profiled for having a seasonal menu and take pride in using the best ingredients possible.

    ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES

    -Be confident in working in a busy professional kitchen and experienced in running their own section.

    -Prepare, cook, and present all dishes to the Dakota standard.

    -Be committed to working wholeheartedly as part of the team, effectively communicating with all members of the kitchen and front of house team.

    -Adhere to all Health & Safety and Food Hygiene legislation.

    -Display a willingness to learn and support across different areas of the Kitchen.

     

     

    CANDIDATE REQUIREMENTS

    -At least two years experience as a Commis Chef or above at a quality establishment

    -A qualification in professional cookery is favoured

    -Team members on full-time contracts must be able to work any 5 days out of 7

    -Previous qualifications in Food Safety are preferred, although training in Health & Safety, Allergens, and Food Hygiene standards and procedures will be given

    -Commitment to driving our ethos of doing the simple things brilliantly

    -Passion for creating dishes using seasonal ingredients and fresh produce

    HOW TO APPLY

    If your aspirations are not merely to take the next step on the career ladder, but to develop within a company who value their guests and their people then there is only one place for you. You’ll love Dakota.

    For more information, please:

    -see our website for our current menus

    -like our Facebook pages

    -follow us on Instagram @dakotahotelsuk

    Please email us your cover letter and CV to apply, and with any questions you may have to careers@dakotaforthbridge.co.uk


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  • Bar Manager.   
    Full Time.Press for more info...

    VACANCY

    Dakota Deluxe Leeds are seeking an experienced and hard working Bar Manager.

    Currently the city’s number 1 hotel on Trip Advisor, we are a luxury city-centre hotel with 84-bedrooms including 6 suites, a destination cocktail Bar and brasserie-style.

    We are located between Greek St and Russell St just 5min walk from the train station and central to bus routes.

     

    CONTRACT AND REWARD

    The role carries a permanent contract for 45 hours per week, working any 5 days from 7.

    The gross annual salary is £25,000 paid on a monthly basis. This role will also receive cash and card tips.

     

    Perks include:

    –Fantastic bedroom rates starting from £40 per night

    –30% off dining at Dakota

    –Access to Perkbox discounts including free mobile phone insurance, free Nero coffee, £5 cinema tickets, and 9% off ASOS

    –£50 gift voucher on every anniversary of your employment

    –Accredited, certified training given on employment in: Food Hygiene level 2, Health & Safety, Alcohol Responsibility, Fire Warden.

    –Meals on duty and uniforming

     

    ABOUT DAKOTA HOTELS

     

    Dakota is a growing UK-based lifestyle brand with five locations, known for our stylish hotels, bustling brasserie Grills and upscale cocktail Bars. Dakota’s story started with two boutique hotels on the outskirts of Edinburgh, in South Queensferry, and Glasgow, in Eurocentral. We have now expanded into prime city centre locations in Glasgow, Leeds, and Manchester.

    Dakota is synonymous for delivering attentive and genuine guest service. We attract hard-working individuals who are passionate about working to the highest standards.

     

    ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES

    The primary responsibilities of the role are to have the overarching responsibility of providing leadership and driving all aspects of beverage operation. This includes:

    –Be responsible for the commercial running of the Bar operation including managing payroll costs by writing the departmental rota, stock control and purchasing, as well as driving a culture of sales through service.

    –Create a varied and exciting beverage offering for our bars and restaurant including an expansive cocktail list. Work closely with our Head Chef on the Bar Tasters Menu.

    –Be directly responsible for and provide daily management of the bar tenders, bar floor team, and hosts, ensuring efficiency and the highest standards of service provision at all times.

    –Implement training plans and deliver on-the-job training to drive the smoothest, most polished levels of guest service throughout the food and beverage operation.

    –Infuse the culture of classic London cocktail bars and timeless wine bars into our style of service and atmosphere.

     

    DESIRABLE QUALITIES

     

    If you are a talented professional, passionate about creating extraordinary experiences, then Dakota could be the perfect hotel for you. The candidate we are seeking will have:

    –Sustained and proven experience in a similar quality environment, working in city-based bar or club management for at least 2 years

    –Demonstrable skills in sincere hospitality and service provision

    –Proven commercial acumen

    –Strong knowledge of classic cocktails, wines, and spirits

    –A strong knowledge of lifestyle and luxury hotel standards with evidence of successful implementation of high level service and product standards

    –Computer Skills in MS Excel, MS Word, MS Outlook, and EPOS is essential

    –Ability to work under pressure and communicate effectively at all levels

    –Relevant English alcohol licensing certifications

     

    APPLY

    To apply, please email us your up-to-date C.V on careers@lds.dakotahotels.co.uk . For more information on our luxury hotel, please visit our:

    –Instagram @dakotadeluxeleeds

    –Trip Advisor

    –Facebook page


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  • Kitchen Porter.   
    Full Time.Press for more info...

    Dakota Hotels are seeking seeking committed and reliable individuals to join our Kitchen team in the role of Kitchen Porter for our city-centre boutique hotel, Dakota Deluxe Leeds.

    Centrally located on Russell Street, our 84-bedroom luxury full-service hotel features a cocktail Bar and brasserie-style Grill, as well as private events spaces.

     

    ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES

    Wash all pots, pans, crockery, glassware, and cutlery throughout the day.

    Store and organize all clean items, ensuring the Chefs have all required equipment.

    Carry out a clean down of the Employee Break Room daily and a deep clean of the Kitchen twice daily.

    Ensure the Back of House areas are clear from obstruction.

    Follow the correct waste disposal and recycling procedures, maintaining the waste storage area within the hotel.

    Follow health and safety procedures closely at all times particularly pertaining to the handling of waste and manual handling.

    Maintain a comprehensive knowledge of safe chemical handling guidelines and best practice relating to the immaculate upkeep of food preparation areas.

     

    CANDIDATE REQUIREMENTS

    Be seeking a permanent contract, paid on a weekly basis, for 42.5 hours per week.

    Willing and able to work 07:00-16:00 or 15:00-00:00 shifts. Must be able to work any 5 days out of 7.

    Cleaning experience is preferred.

    Someone who is driven to work alone.

    A reliable and dependable individual.

    Previous training in health & safety or chemical handling is beneficial but not required as this training will be provided upon starting.

    Physically able to be physically active and be standing for the entirety of your shift.

     

    HOW TO APPLY

    If your aspirations are not merely to take the next step on the career ladder, but to develop within a company who value their guests and their people then there is only one place for you. You’ll love Dakota.

    We welcome applicants to discuss the shift times and days of work suitable to their other commitments. Please email careers@lds.dakotahotels.co.uk with your cover letter and CV to apply, and with any questions you may have.


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  • Bar Waiter / Waitress.   
    Part Time.Press for more info...

    DAKOTA DELUXE LEEDS are seeking seeking enthusiastic personalities to join our bar team in the role of part-time Bar Waiter / Waitress.

    Centrally located 5min walk from the train station on Greek Street, our 84-bedroom luxury full-service hotel features a classic cocktail Bar and brasserie Grill, as well as private events spaces.

     

    ABOUT DAKOTA

    Dakota is a lifestyle brand developed for the independent thinking, discerning traveller. We attract individuals who are passionate about service and like to do the simple things brilliantly. We currently have 3 hotels in Scotland, with our newest hotel in Leeds having opened in April 2017.

    The heart and soul of our Hotels are the award-winning Bar & Grill. Our Bars are known for their extensive cocktail lists of over 45 classic cocktails and in-house originals. Our Bar boasts a connoisseurs wine list, and a wide selection of premium and super-premium spirits alongside a sumptuous Tasters food menu.

     

    ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES

    – Manage your section within the Bar, providing table service at the highest standard.
    – Maintain a comprehensive level of knowledge of our drinks list to be able to offer guests personal recommendations based on their tastes.
    – Run trays from the Bar and food from the Kitchen to guest tables with a sense of food theatre.
    – Consistently deliver service which shows your outgoing personality, always playing the part of host.
    – Drive up-sales through service as well as by sincere guest recognition.

     

    CANDIDATE REQUIREMENTS

    – This is a part-time contract for 16-20 hours per week working mainly Friday and Saturday.
    – Having previous waiting or coffee-shop experience is essential.
    – A personal passion for food and enthusiasm for engaging with people.
    – You are expected to look immaculate with pristine uniforming and personal presentation.
    – Team members on full-time contracts must be able to work any 5 days out of 7, and availability of days able to work for part-time team members must be communicated at least one month in advance.
    – General shift times are 5pm-1am Sunday – Thursday, and 5pm-2am Friday & Saturday.
    – Previous training in responsible alcohol sales and food hygiene is favoured but not required as this training will be provided upon starting.
    – Physically able to carry trays and be standing for the entirety of your shift.

     

    HOW TO APPLY

    If your aspirations are not merely to take the next step on the career ladder, but to develop within a company who value their guests and their people then there is only one place for you. You’ll love Dakota.

    We welcome applicants to discuss the shift times and days of work suitable to their other commitments. Pay rate is minimum wage for your age.

    For more information, please:
    -see our website for our current Drinks Lists
    -like our Facebook pages to see our exciting cocktail creations
    -follow us on Instagram @dakotahotelsuk

     

    We welcome applicants to discuss the shift times and days of work suitable to their other commitments. Please email your cover letter and CV to apply aspire@leeds.dakotahotels.co.uk


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  • Receptionist.   
    Full Time.Press for more info...

    ABOUT DAKOTA

    Dakota Deluxe Leeds are seeking an outgoing personality and organised individual for the role of full-time Receptionist. Currently the city’s number 1 hotel on Trip Advisor, we are a luxury city-centre hotel with 84-bedrooms including 6 suites, a destination cocktail Bar and brasserie-style

    Grill located between Greek St and Russell St just 5min walk from the train station and central to bus routes.

    CONTRACT AND PAY RATE

    The role carries a 40 hour permanent contract and is suitable for an individual seeking flexible shift work; working any 5 days from 7, with shift times typically being 6:45am-3:15pm and 2:45pm-11pm.

    Pay rate is £17,000 per year paid monthly.

    Perks include:

    • Free car parking
    • Fantastic bedroom rates starting from £40 per night
    • 30% off dining at Dakota
    • Access to Perkbox discounts including free mobile phone insurance, free Nero coffee, £5 cinema tickets, and 9% off ASOS (for 2019)
    • Uniform and meals on duty
    • Accredited, certified training in: Health & Safety, GDPR, Food Hygiene

    ABOUT DAKOTA HOTELS

    Dakota is a growing UK-based lifestyle brand with five locations, known for our stylish hotels, bustling brasserie Grills and upscale cocktail Bars. Dakota’s story started with two boutique hotels on the outskirts of Edinburgh, in South Queensferry, and Glasgow, in Eurocentral. We have now expanded into prime city centre locations in Glasgow, Leeds, and Manchester (opening Spring 2019).

    Dakota is synonymous for delivering attentive and genuine guest service. We attract hard-working individuals who are passionate about working to the highest standards.

    ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES

    As the face of Dakota, Receptionists must have a genuine warmth and a passion for delivering authentic hospitality. Job responsibilities include:

    –To carry out Reception duties including welcoming guests to Dakota, checking in guests, carrying out ad hoc requests, making bedroom and table reservations, light Housekeeping tasks, checking out guests, and handling guest billing.

    –To have a comprehensive knowledge of the Front Office computer systems.

    –Provide a consistently excellent level of guest service in accordance to our service principles and values, ensuring that all guests receive special attention and recognition.

    –Work closely alongside all other departments to ensure excellent communication and be proactive in assisting other departments as required.

    –Offer additional services to make the guest experience more seamless i.e. making restaurant reservations, assisting in directions, delivering items to room.

    APPLICANT REQUIREMENTS

    As well as having a desire to learn and an enthusiasm for the role and full training will be given. The successful applicant will have/be:

    –At least 1 year working experience as a receptionist or in food and beverage environment.

    –Be flexible in working shift patterns required.

    –Successful candidates will have an outgoing personality and be confident in providing dynamic service.

    APPLY

    For more information on our luxury hotel, please visit our website and our Trip Advisor. To apply, please email us your covering letter and C.V. to careers@lds.dakotahotels.co.uk


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  • Senior Chef de Partie.   
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    Dakota Deluxe Leeds are seeking a reliable and enthusiastic professional to join our kitchen team as a Senior Chef de Partie.

    As Trip Advisor’s number 1 hotel in Leeds, we are centrally located just a 5min walk from the train station on Greek Street. Our 84-bedroom luxury hotel features two cocktail Bars and a destination Grill with a private dining space for 16.

    CONTRACT & PAY RATE

    This is a permanent, full-time contract, with earnings of £8.75 per hour, paid weekly (Minimum £20,500 per year).

    Perks include:

    –Fantastic bedroom rates starting from £40 per night

    –30% off dining at Dakota

    –Access to Perkbox discounts including free mobile phone insurance, free Nero coffee, £5 cinema tickets, and 9% off ASOS

    –£50 gift voucher on every anniversary of your employment

    –Accredited, certified training given on employment in: Food Hygiene level 2, Health & Safety, Food Allergens.

    –Meals on duty and uniforming with shoes.

    ABOUT DAKOTA

     

    Dakota is a growing UK-based lifestyle brand with five locations, known for our stylish hotels, bustling brasserie Grills and upscale cocktail Bars. Dakota’s story started with two boutique hotels on the outskirts of Edinburgh, in South Queensferry, and Glasgow, in Eurocentral. We have now expanded into prime city centre locations in Glasgow, Leeds, and Manchester.

    Dakota is synonymous for delivering attentive and genuine guest service. We attract hard-working individuals who are passionate about working to the highest standards.

    ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Have meticulous attention to detail throughout the entire preparation, cooking, and plating process.
    • Work within the kitchen team, being part of our food ethos of ‘doing the simple thing brilliantly’ creating top class, uncomplicated dishes using the best produce available.
    • Prepare, cook, and present all dishes to the Dakota standard.
    • Be committed to working wholeheartedly as part of the team, effectively communicating with all members of the kitchen and front of house team.
    • Adhere to all Health & Safety and Food Hygiene legislation, overseeing compliance within the department at all times.
    • Display a willingness to learn and support in all sections of the Kitchen.
    • Maintain standards of cleanliness throughout all areas of the Kitchen to the strictest levels.

    CANDIDATE REQUIREMENTS

    • At least one years’ experience as a Chef de Partie or above at a quality establishment.
    • A personal passion for food and experience in running various sections of a professional kitchen.
    • Demonstrable leadership skills and an enthusiasm for training junior Chefs.
    • Team members on full-time contracts must be able to work any 5 days out of 7.
    • Food Hygiene certification is favourable.
    • Be able to work with pace and thrive in a team environment.

    HOW TO APPLY

    If your aspirations are not merely to take the next step on the career ladder, but to develop within a company who value their guests and their people then there is only one place for you. You’ll love Dakota.

    For more information, please:

    • see our website for our current menus
    • like our Facebook pages
    • follow us on Instagram @dakotahotelsuk

    We welcome applicants to discuss the shift times and days of work suitable to their other commitments. Please email us your cover letter and CV to apply, and with any questions you may have on careers@lds.dakotahotels.co.uk


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  • Group Marketing Manager.   
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    Dakota Hotels are seeking both a strategic and creatively driven individual for the role of Group Marketing Manager to be based in Leeds or Manchester.

    Dakota is a growing UK lifestyle brand, known for our stylish, boutique hotels, bustling restaurant grills and upscale cocktail bars. Having expanded rapidly over the previous years with even more hotels in the pipeline we are looking for an ambitious marketer to help us achieve our goals and build our reputation going forward in an increasingly competitive market. This is a new and pivotal role within the organisation and one that the right person can truly make their own.

     

    Contract and Reward

    The role carries a permanent contract for 40 hours per week, working Monday to Friday, with a gross annual salary of up to £40,000pa.

    Company perks include:

    –Fantastic bedroom rates starting from £40 per night

    –30% off dining at Dakota

    –Access to Perkbox discounts including free mobile phone insurance, free Nero coffee, £5 cinema tickets, and 9% off ASOS

    –Gift voucher on every anniversary of your employment

    –Accredited, certified training given on employment

     

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    Conduct ongoing customer research as well as market and competitor analysis – review and act on findings

    –Create and maintain relevant customer personas

    –Express and package the Dakota experience so that it underpins all activity

    –Help develop and implement the overall brand strategy.Develop and implement a multi-faceted brand marketing strategy for our luxury hotels as well as our cocktail Bars and brasserie Grills. Work with the ethos that our food and beverage offering is the heart and soul of our brand and has a unique identity.

    –Develop and execute tactical marketing activity

    –Build and evolve digital presence including setting our social media strategy and be the line manager for our social media team.

    –Monitor, review and report on all activity and assess return on investment

    –Help determine and manage the marketing budget

    –Liaise and build relationships with external media organisations and agencies

    –Collaborate effectively with internal sales functions

     

    CANDIDATE REQUIREMENTS

    The successful applicant must demonstrate:

    –a real passion for marketing
    –vision for how our brand should look going forward
    –an appetite to think ‘outside the box’ – not afraid to try new ideas and methods
    –comprehensive knowledge of digital marketing including operating Google AdWords, managing SEO rankings, and driving our social media strategy
    –experience in managing fully integrated campaigns
    –great communicator and people person

     

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

    The successful applicant will have/be:

    –Business or marketing related degree or qualification

    –5+years in progressive B2C environment

    –An outgoing personality with real creative vision to drive engagement with the target market of our luxurious brand in an edgy way

    –At least 4 years working experience in a marketing position including social media experience

    –Successful candidates must demonstrate a genuine enthusiasm for the role as well as their ability to show a long-term commitment to the brand as a real team player

     

    APPLY

    To apply, please email us your up-to-date C.V. to skh@dakotahotels.co.uk


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  • Morning (Breakfast) Manager.   
    Full Time.Press for more info...

    Please send your CV and covering letter to mt@dakotahotels.co.uk 


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  • Pastry Chef.   
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    Please send your CV and covering letter to mt@dakotahotels.co.uk 


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  • Accounts & Office Manager.   
    Full Time.Press for more info...

    Please send your CV and covering letter to mt@dakotahotels.co.uk 


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  • Guest Relations Manager.   
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    Please send your CV and covering letter to mt@dakotahotels.co.uk 


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  • Night Duty Manager.   
    Full Time.Press for more info...

    Please send your CV and covering letter tk@mcr.dakotahotels.co.uk


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  • People Development Manager.   
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    Please send your CV and covering letter to mt@dakotahotels.co.uk 


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Why Dakota

DAKOTA is a growing company
with big ambitions.



Our brand has heart and soul, our team has personality and passion, and we combine them to deliver sincere service.

At Dakota, we believe in doing the simple thing brilliantly. Hospitality should not be difficult. It should be natural. It should be fun.

Why the name, DAKOTA?

The Dakota aircraft changed the face of air travel in the ‘30’s and today it encapsulates the spirit behind the DAKOTA brand. Air travel, once a privilege of the rich elite was revolutionised by this aircraft by offering luxury service and stylish accommodation to all.

This concept applies today to the DAKOTA brand. We drive ourselves to provide guests with a unique experience based on the principles of style, and exceptional service to exceed all expectations.

Chefs

The Heart & Soul of DAKOTA is our Bar & Grill.
Our immaculate and state of the art Kitchens
are filled with teams of passionate craftsmen.

We run our kitchens from the chopping board, not the clipboard, allowing seasonal ingredients to shape our menu and adopting cooking techniques to showcase the best produce available.

The Grill at DAKOTA dispels the notion that luxurious hotels and fantastic dining experiences have to be pretentious or traditional. Dakota’s ‘old-school’ formality combined with a ‘new school’ edge brings great style and creates a bustling and vibrant atmosphere.

An environment to learn and create

We offer Chef Apprenticeships to individuals passionate about cooking, even with little previous experience. Everything is made in house, providing ample opportunity to prepare produce to the highest standard.

Your on-the-job training will include using classic cooking techniques to create dishes, all whilst keeping a safe and hygienic working environment and ensuring the strictest levels of food safety.

Development Programs

At DAKOTA, the only limit to your
success is your own drive.

The Operational Development Program was created for people
passionate about food and beverage as a means to accelerate
the careers of talented and ambitious individuals.

Our 12 month schedule focuses on building knowledge by working
within the bar and grill, invests in service-focused internal and
external training, as well as leadership skills.

We are dedicated to developing individuals with personality
and ambition, irrespective of age or experience. Show us
your personality, demonstrate your enthusiasm for working
in a team, and prove your leadership skills.

You don’t have to have chosen the academic route,
if you’ve found your calling in hospitality with over two
years’ experience, then apply.

If you are committed to a career in hospitality and have at
least two years’ experience working in food and beverage,
please apply with a cover letter and CV.

Student Opportunities

“It’s not what we do, it’s the way that we do it;
believers not employees.”

KEN McCULLOCH ~ FOUNDER OF DAKOTA,
AND CHAIRMAN & HONORARY DOCTOR OF
QUEEN MARGARET UNIVERSITY, EDINBURGH.

“I joined Dakota Edinburgh in March 2013 for a summer internship to gain experience in both the Grill and Reception before attaining a part-time role when I went back to university, which was very flexible throughout my studies. I was then offered a position on the Development Program which resulted in me becoming the Assistant Restaurant Manager in Dakota Deluxe Glasgow in early 2016.

Since then, I gained experience in HR and become a Duty Manager in Dakota Deluxe Leeds, before being promoted to Deputy Operations Manager in by returning to Glasgow in early 2018. My entire career has been built at Dakota and I’ve seized every opportunity given to me here.”

JASMINE BRASH BA (HONS) INTERNATIONAL HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT, QUEEN MARGARET UNIVERSITY

We offer student internships offering working experience based in the bar, grill, or housekeeping a minimum of 12 weeks.

If you aspire to gain experience at the highest standards of service, please apply by sending us your covering letter and CV.

Apply

If you are looking for a job that requires no effort,
simply for some extra money – keep looking.

If you are looking for a comfortable, slow-paced
role in an organisation that doesn’t expect
much from you – keep looking.

If you are seeking an opportunity to become part
of a successful and growing company with a culture
of teamwork and internal promotions,
we’d like to hear from you.

We attract individuals who are perfectionists 
and like to do the simple things brilliantly. Therefore, applications which are dull, grammatically inaccurate, badly presented, misspelt will be disregarded. We also like applicants with a sense of humour.

“Good service isn’t a mystery,
we employ nice people.”


KEN McCULLOCH ~ FOUNDER OF DAKOTA.

Don’t see the role for you? We are always looking for people who share our values; if you aspire to start a career at DAKOTA, please email us your covering letter and CV.

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