Assistant Festival Manager - £26,000 - £30,000 PA

Front of House, Head Office

Full time Posted 13.10.2021
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About the Role

Assistant Festival Manager – Smoked & Uncut

Contract: January 2022 – August 2022

January – May & September: 40 hours per week. Shared between our Head Office in Lyndhurst, Hampshire, on-site visits and working from home.

Festival months, June, July & August: Flexible working hours across various locations within the South Coast.

Salary: £26,000-£30,000 PA, depending on experience.

About Smoked & Uncut:

Smoked & Uncut is brought to you by the team behind Lime Wood and THE PIG hotels, the South’s ultimate staycation destinations. A personal collection of small lifestyle hotels and restaurants where the focus is on authenticity, informal design, simple home-grown food, laid-back warm service and a genuine commitment to environmental and social responsibility.

Starting off life as a ‘guy and a guitar’ on a Sunday afternoon, Smoked & Uncut has grown over the past 7 years, welcoming 10.5k people in 2019, and directly benefits from the loyal guest followings of the hotels – who make up majority of the festival goers – an engaged and discerning audience who spend well and who celebrate and share the brand values.

About the role:

As our Assistant Festival Manager, you will be overseeing the operation of all in-festival restaurants across all Smoked & Uncut Festivals.

Reporting to our Festival Manager, Tim you will need excellent communication skills whilst dealing with all dining reservations. This includes pre-festival enquiries, such as special requests, dietary requirements, and group bookings. You will also need to liaise effectively with our festival chefs structuring and producing each of the festival menu’s.

Smoked & Uncut is home to a small array of glamping tents. You will be a point of contact for our glamping guests, ensuring they have a memorable experience both before and during the festival.

Other responsibilities include, but not limited to: Creating rotas for our internal festival staff, conversing with all our hotels with the management of these teams. Supporting these teams during each festival ensuring our festival goers are embracing what Smoked & Uncut has to offer. Carrying out any other responsibilities assigned by, or in the absence of our Festival Manager.

We are looking for an active, multi-tasker who has experience within large food & beverage operations, or within music, food-focused events. Strong communication skills are a must, along with the flexibility to travel and attend all festivals within our South Coast regions.

As a Lime Wood Group & Home-Grown Hotels Employee, you can expect something a little different:

-Numerous retail discounts via our Perkbox Scheme.
-Discounted room rates and complimentary staff stays across our group.
-35% off food & beverage across our group, plus discounted spa -treatments.
-28 days holiday rising by 1 day each year for the first 5 years.
-A commitment to providing craft and accredited training to all staff.

Plus much more…

To view our full range of perks, visit our ‘What we can do for you’ section on our career’s webpage:

After multiple lockdowns & furlough deadlines, we understand that job security is highly important. Whilst we cannot predict the future, our teams feel secure knowing that during these challenging times no one was made redundant and that everyone was included in our furlough schemes. If that is a business you would like to be part of, providing security you are looking for, then look no further.

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Why Lime Wood...

In return for your hard work you can expect something a bit different:

  • Genuine personal, tailored development
  • Craft training with our Italian menu
  • Our award-winning Apprentice schemes
  • Training on anything from bee keeping to helicopter landing skills and everything else in between
  • Access to leading hoteliers and hospitality entrepreneurs to develop your career and keep it interesting
  • Placements across hotels, departments, even a ski season or on a summer on a super yacht
  • Budding Entrepreneur programme, which can provide you with the skills needed to run our hotels, and maybe one day your own.
  • Wide range of recognised qualifications and development opportunities to further your career

Plus everything else you would expect, competitive salary, holidays, great staff rates and so much more.

Who we are...

Lime Wood is laid-back luxury at its best – a stunning building set in the middle of the forest landscape. A multi-award-winning 5-star 32 bed hotel with everything from our Herb House Spa to a Green house guests can eat in. Set in the heart of The New Forest National Park and 1 mile from the village of Lyndhurst

The Hartnett Holder & Co. restaurant has a different approach to hospitality – fine dining has been thrown out and replaced with a fun dining experience which includes seasonal, locally sourced and fresh British food with an Italian twist. There’s no need for a suit and tie here! The team at Lime Wood provide the highest level of service within a relaxed environment, making our guest feel truly at home.