Hospitality Coordinator


Higher Ashton, Devon

Volunteer • Full Time 01647 252 983 Clare Mann

Sectors: sustainability

Closing date: Monday, 08 January 2018

A new opportunity to join our leadership experience as Hospitality Coordinator, to coordinate the provision of a consistently clean and inviting learning, working and living environment for Embercombe’s programmes and residential team.

Role Overview

Creating beautiful and effective spaces is essential to Embercombe’s work. The Hospitality Co-ordinator is the key team member responsible for ensuring our spaces are clean and inviting, and that visitors feel welcome when they arrive. This will involve hosting and welcoming participants, supervising volunteers, planning daily operations and developing ideas as part of continuous improvement to the role’s responsibilities.

While this is primarily a supervisory role with opportunities to develop skills and get involved across the full range of the business, the nature of the role will require getting stuck in and getting your hands dirty too. You will typically be responsible for coordinating a small team of housekeeping volunteers each day and at times will need to lead by example. The Hospitality Coordinator will also be responsible for the housekeeping budget and ordering of necessary supplies.

As well as ensuring spaces are clean and inviting the Hospitality Coordinator will be aware of the participants’ experience. The right candidate will have an eye for detail, be self-motivated and prepared to work across the range of venues and spaces here, including yurts, meeting rooms and compost toilets.

Hours of work

  • 37.5 hours per week
  • Includes some weekend work with time of in lieu
  • 25 days annual leave pro rata plus bank holidays
  • This is a fixed-term role that will ideally begin at the start of January 2018. Coordinator positions will be for a period of a year with the potential to extend. The length of contract will be discussed with individuals at the interview stage and we are open to proposals of alternative start and finish dates.

Key benefits

  • Living with fellow change makers as part of a vibrant and welcoming community
  • Exploring your world-view and meeting a diverse range of people
  • Experiencing authenticity in communication and action
  • The opportunity to develop and share your gifts
  • On-going professional and personal support and development, including a monthly 1 hour session with a personal coach
  • Deepening your own development with a place on our flagship programme ‘The Journey’ or on our ‘Speaking Out’ programme.
  • An opportunity to network, share ideas and spark further thinking around action in the world with social pioneers and fellow change-makers including Embercombe founder Mac Macartney
  • Living and working on a beautiful 50-acre site with woodland, forest gardens and a lake, on the edge of Dartmoor National Park
  • £40 a week stipend
  • Basic accommodation on site
  • Delicious free organic breakfast, lunch and dinner made with locally grown, seasonal produce
  • 25 days annual leave plus an allowance equivalent to statutory bank holidays.
  • Opportunities to organise and attend events such as film nights and performance nights
  • EmberChoir 5-6pm Wednesdays led by choir director Helen Yeomans

This is a long term residential volunteering position at Embercombe. For full details and application form or to see our other positions please visit our website.

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