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General Information

Country/Region
New Zealand
Province/City
Northland
Location
Rosewood Kauri Cliffs
Department
Food & Beverage - Services
Job Type
Fixed Term Contract

Job Description

Discover your Calling with us this Summer and take your career to new levels, at Rosewood Kauri Cliffs.

At Rosewood Kauri Cliffs we believe in fostering a culture of learning and development, providing you with the resources to thrive in your career. You may be looking for a working holiday adventure in New Zealand for 6 months or maybe developing your hospitality career with us.

We have accommodation options available and can also accommodate couples or small groups if everyone has hospitality experience. Our seasonal teams are fun and made up of a diverse mix of people of all ages and nationalities.

This position will start in October/November 2024 and continue through the summer season until April 2025

About us:
Rosewood Kauri Cliffs, a luxury hotel in the Bay of Islands where you can discover the beauty of panoramic views across the untouched coastline and deep blue ocean.

Sophisticated and elegant, Rosewood Kauri Cliffs glows in morning light as the sun rises to reveal panoramic views across the Pacific. Resting on an unspoilt coastline where high cliffs nestle into three pristine private beaches, you can have a true New Zealand experience in beautiful Northland.
 
About the role:
We are seeking a suitably qualified and experienced person to lead the wine programme with our award-winning team.

Reporting to the F&B Manager, you will have an effective presence on the floor, driving our wine experience for our guests with thoughtful pairings and meaningful connections. You will be responsible for managing the cellar and training the team. This is a key position and the successful candidate will need to have a strong focus on excellence, plenty of enthusiasm and a flexible approach , plenty of enthusiasm and a flexible approach. Responsibilities include:

  • Training and upskilling the team; in both food and wine service 
  • Supervising shifts
  • Buying and ordering wine; maintaining the cellar
  • Working closely with the head chef around daily menus and appropriate pairings
About you:
  • A passion for service delivery and the Hospitality Industry 
  • Excellent wine knowledge with proven ability to engage guests and maximise wine sales
  • WSET qualifications, at a minimum
  • Previous senior level Food & Beverage experience in boutique lodges or 5 star properties
  • A background in Relais and Chateaux properties will be highly regarded
  • Knowledge and ability to train, grow and lead a team
  • Impeccable personal grooming
  • Knowledge and experience with Hospitality Management systems
  • Strong and effective communication skills
  • Ability to work accurately in a fast paced and dynamic environment
  • Exceptional organisational skills
  • Flexibility and maturity in approach - able to work shifts, including weekends
  • And a winning personality, with the ability to surprise and delight!
 
What we offer:
We offer competitive wages, delicious staff lunches and access to our Staff Perks Programme with a wide range of discounts and deals with our suppliers and partners. In addition, we endeavour whenever possible to provide staff with 2 days in a row off each week.

Due our private and remote location, you will need to have your own reliable transport. You will also need a valid working holiday visa or New Zealand work rights to apply.

Please check your ability to get a New Zealand visa at - https://www.immigration.govt.nz/new-zealand-visas/preparing-a-visa-application/working-in-nz/how-long-can-you-work-in-new-zealand-for/working-holiday-visa

Core to the success of the individual in this role is that their personal values are aligned with those of Rosewood Hotels:

Ownership, Passionate, Transparent, Innovative and Collaborative.

If you wish to apply for this role and have the attributes above, we'd love to hear from you.

Applications for all Seasonal positions close 30th June 2024

About Us

Welcome to The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs, a luxury lodge in the Bay of Islands where you can discover the beauty of panoramic views across the untouched coastline and deep blue ocean.

Sophisticated and elegant, The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs glows in morning light as the sun rises to reveal panoramic views across the Pacific. Resting on an unspoilt coastline where high cliffs nestle into three pristine private beaches, Kauri Cliffs is experiential travel at its best.

Named the number one resort in Australia and New Zealand by Travel + Leisure, Kauri Cliffs is a leisure travellers dream. Activities abound with the David Harman-designed golf course, immersive local heritage tours, bountiful fishing, and bush walks, mountain biking, quad biking and spa sanctuary hidden within native forest.