More jobs up for grabs at new spa

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RIBBY Hall Holiday village has launched a new recruitment drive – just months after recruiting 80 new faces for its new Spa Hotel.

The tourism destination is bucking the trend after the new facility helped increase visitor numbers across its site.

The jobs bonanza follows a huge amount of interest in the positions at the £5m spa hotel, and encompass everything from holiday bookers through to restaurant staff.

Ribby Hall operations director Mark Partington, said: “We created The Spa Hotel at Ribby Hall Village in response to consumer demand for a new north west luxury spa destination, while providing local people who are keen to invest in their personal well-being with a high-end yet affordable day spa facility where they can be assured of superlative customer service.

“Although we’d always hoped for an incredible response from our audiences, we really hadn’t assumed or expected such a high volume of inquiries.

“This is just one of the reasons as to why we’re again looking for high calibre employees to join our existing five-star team.”

HR and business development director Susan Houseman added: “In addition to the new Spa Hotel, positions are currently available within the departments across The Village including short breaks and holidays, the sport and leisure complex, the bistro, the restaurant, and business and banqueting.

“Despite the economy slowing across the country and recent reports that net employment outlook are expected to be down by two per cent for the north west of England, as a company we do appear to be bucking the trend.

“We are confident that these opportunities will provide local people with fulfilling jobs and careers.”

When the spa opened, Ribby Hall managing director Paul Harrison said its staff were as important as the state-of-the-art facilities themselves.

He added: “It’s not just about having a grand hotel – it’s about having the right people as well.”

Mr Harrison said the end result was only possible after constant input from staff and a dedicated team of people working on the project throughout.

Hundreds of applicants for the posts were whittled down over the weeks before final interviews

Both full and part time roles include reservations, waiting on staff, kitchen porters, bar staff, commis chefs, treatment room receptionists, beauty therapists, maintenance operatives, cleaners, lifeguards, gym instructors, Papa John’s customer service, Starbucks baristas and more.