Venture Ski 2016 / 2017 Recruitment
We are now recruiting for the 2016/7 winter season, so if you are considering employment in the Alps during the winter, and think you have what it takes, then send in a cover letter, your CV and a professional photograph and we’ll consider you for a role.
We are dedicated to customer service and are interested in hearing from you if you think you are enthusiastic, reliable and dedicated as well as wanting to join a dynamic company that is determined to have fun – while ensuring our clients have the best holiday experience possible.
A season in France with Venture Ski and Black Diamond Lodge is an exceptional experience, which many of our team repeat many times. We are a small organisation which means you will be part of a friendly team in which everyone has a vital part to play – and we make sure you have plenty of time on the slopes too!
For all roles please send a covering letter stating the position you are applying for, your CV and a recent photograph to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are recruiting for the following roles:
At Venture Ski our Resort Manager is our senior on site manager responsible for the smooth running of all chalets and guest services. In this role you will need to be professional and organised with an outgoing personality. We require an individual preferably with previous management experience and/or a recent business management qualificaiton. Experience of working within a winter holiday environment is preferred but not essential. The Resort Manager reports into Venture Ski’s Managing Director and is responsible for running all resort operations and managing a team of up to 25 staff. Your focus is to deliver exceptional levels of service to guests within budget and to ensure that the resort team works cohesively throughout the entire winter season. An excellent package and career prospects are on offer with this role.
Professional Chalet Chefs
At Venture Ski we consider the in Chalet cuisine to be paramount to the overall high quality experience that we strive to provide. We offer one of the most competitive packages in the ski industry to attract top talent. As one of our professional Chalet Chefs, you will be working in one of our three larger Chalets, each catering up to 25 people. Naturally, due to the excellent standard of food produced in these Chalets our Chefs will be expected to have a high level of industry experience and training. Working alongside a team in your Chalets you will be expected to provide a Breakfast, Afternoon Tea and 4 course Dinner six nights a week. Please note we do not require our chefs to organise purchasing or do any shopping. Unlike most chalet companies, all food purchasing and storage is centralised at Venture Ski and managed by our Stores Administrator.
Our Chalet Hosts are responsible for looking after all aspects of chalet services, ensuring the guest’s holiday expectations are delivered. You will provide breakfast, afternoon tea and four course dinner for between four and 8 guests, as well as undertaking a range of cleaning tasks. We are looking for mature, hard working, sociable, organised individuals with catering experience and/or qualifications, hospitality experience and knowledge about food and wine. A fun and outgoing personality, with a flexible attitude and passion for the mountain is essential. This role is a great way to gain experience in catering and customer care as well as a fantastic way to meet new people and have some adventure and fun.
Nannies / Child Carers
Qualified nannies are essential to the Venture Ski team and to the experience our guests enjoy. Our fully-equipped on site crèche and the tranquil resort area in Sainte Foy provide an idyllic setting to ensure we can give our younger guests a holiday to match their parents’ out on the slopes. A professional, patient and caring attitude is essential to this role. Children within your care are aged from three months to 12 years. Experience as a private nanny or in a day-care centre is highly desirable along with up to date DBS checks and childcare qualifications.
Part of the childcare team will include our Head Nanny who will be completely responsible for all aspects involved with setting up and running a fully operational crèche including creating weekly activity timetables, ensuring the crèche adheres to policy standards and managing a small team of nanny’s. The successful Head Nanny will not only have an excellent approach to childcare, but will have the ability to liaise with the parents and put them completely at ease with the arrangements surrounding their child’s holiday programme.
Please state whether you are applying for a childcare or Head Nanny position on your application.
Massage Therapist/Spa Manager
The Massage Therapist and Spa Manager position requires a hands-on individual to ensure our private spa including swimming pool, hot tubs, sauna and treatment room are all maintained and cleaned to an exceptional standard. You will also be required to manage promote and deliver massage and beauty treatments to guests according to their requirements and your skill set, as a direct point of contact to guests we are looking for a professional, organised and sociable individual. Finally – you are responsible for managing and ordering all spa supplies. You work within the senior management team reporting in to the Concierge Services Manager.
This position requires a great deal of flexibility and versatility along with the attitude of being happy to help in any situation. A good standard of practical and DIY skills including minor joinery, plumbing, electrical and ad-hoc skills are required/ qualifications preferred in order to maintain our chalets to luxury standards. The driving aspect of the position involves collecting and returning guests from the nearby airports and train stations, along with collecting supplies from neighbouring resorts and the local town of Bourg St Maurice on a regular basis. Overall this position requires an individual that is responsible and aware whilst being self-motivated and pro-active, applications only accepted from individuals that held a full clean UK driving license for over three years and experience of driving in snow preferable.
All applicants must have a full UK national insurance number, EHIC card, UK bank account and hold an EU passport in order to be considered. We aim to respond to all applicants.