The award winning Winchester Royal Hotel is a beautiful property located in the heart of the stunning cathedral city of Winchester. The only hotel in the city with its own private walled garden, The Winchester Royal is a great choice for private events, weddings or a sneaky short break with the family or that someone special.

Having undertaken a high quality refurbishment of all of its bedrooms and public areas in recent years, the hotel oozes relaxation and charm. Known for its great service and attention to detail, the team at Winchester Royal work with its customer’s satisfaction as a priority at all times. The Winchester Royal Hotel is a proud part of The St. James Hotel Group.

A career at St James Hotel Group

About The St. James Hotel Group

A unique group of quintessentially British hotels, each with its own personality and character reflecting the beauty and individuality of their stunning locations.

The St James’s Group of Hotels prides itself on its portfolio of properties that each holds its own history and story to tell. Offering its guests a choice of rooms in a choice of locations from the cathedral city of Cambridge to Shakespeare’s very own Stratford Upon Avon.

St James’s Group of Hotels is a great career choice for those looking to grow in an established environment, working amongst an experienced and passionate management team.

Our Rooms

The Gate Restaurant

The Garden Restaurant at Winchester Royal Hotel, featured in the Hampshire & The Isle of Wight Food & Drink Guide, isn't just for our resident guests. It also poses a fabulous environment for our neighbours and Winchester visitors alike.

Our Food

Our People

St James’s Hotels Group is an Equal Opportunities Employer. We are a growing company, operating independent and branded hotels. We pride ourselves on having a multi-cultural, diverse workforce where everyone’s contributions are recognised and valued. With changes to our portfolio, our focus is finding and developing talent, and engaging colleagues at all levels so that we can be the best we can be and continue to grow as a business.

Working at The St. James Hotel Group

  • All our people are important to us: in fact, they are our Greatest asset. We know that if we look after them, they will look after our guests. We want to create an environment where people are treated with respect, inspire our people, and listen to everyone who joins our family, as well as have fun! We offer a wide range of career options- so don’t be afraid to pick up the phone and have a chat with us, as we want you to succeed in whatever area you choose.
  • Each and every one of our people plays a key role in the success of the company, therefore It is a priority that all people should be treated with respect, irrespective of their sex, race, colour, nationality, marital status, age, religion, sexual orientation, or disability. This applies to all current and future employees.
  • We have one common goal- that we are the best we can be, listen to what our customers have to say so that we can continually delight our customers, as this will help us shape our company for the future

What Attributes Do We Look For in New Hires?

  • We want your personality – skills and knowledge we can provide
  • Treat people how you would like to be treated yourself
  • Make informed decisions, Take pride in our product,
  • Be responsible for their own actions
  • Communicate openly, share ideas, opinions, and best practice,
  • Teamwork – contribute and collaborate
  • Natural, fun, creative, friendly, enthusiastic, caring, committed, positive, inspiring.

Training and Development

  • NVQ’s/ Internal & External Training to further development
  • Apprenticeships
  • Internal & External Training - First aid and other qualifications
  • ELearning for statutory training

Our Benefits:

  • Free meals on duty/ parking where the hotels have the facility
  • Uniforms provided
  • Reduced Hotel rates
  • Family & Friends rate
  • 50% off food & Beverage when staying at the hotels
  • Employees can join Hospital Saturday fund, - covers for all eventualities and offers from Perkbox
  • Flexible working
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Purchase extra holiday/ sabbaticals
  • Employee friend referral scheme
  • Vouchers for being recognised by trip advisor/ guests
  • Anniversary weekends – starts Jan 2017
  • Employee suggestion scheme
  • Company newsletter issued quarterly
  • Hotel incentives – Love To Shop Vouchers
  • Pension – we will automatically enrol all our people into the Peoples Pension

Jobs at The Winchester Royal Hotel

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