Posh Dartmoor hotel on hiring spree as it prepares for huge influx of visitors

A five-star hotel in Devon, Bovey Castle, is on a hiring spree as it prepares for an anticipated busy summer. The luxury hotel, located on Dartmoor, has around 25 job openings and expects to welcome approximately 6,000 visitors from June through August.

The available roles span across various departments including housekeeping, restaurant, reception, and porter services. These positions will last until the end of September, with potential for further opportunities thereafter.

Bovey Castle is recognised as one of Devon's top tourist spots. In addition to its 65-bedroom manor house and 22 private lodges, the venue offers a range of activities such as archery, air rifle shooting, 4x4 off-road driving, and a championship golf course.

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Bovey Castle is part of The Eden Hotel Collection, which recently invested £1.5 million to provide a mix of 15 one to three-bedroom cottages for its employees, supplementing its existing staff accommodation, reports DevonLive.

Dean Gunston, the general manager at Bovey Castle, which boasts a team of 175, has described working at the establishment as an experience "like no other".

He said: "Not only do you get to work in picturesque surroundings at a hotel that has recently been named as the best in the South West, but you also get to be part of a great team that has colleague wellbeing at its heart with fun recognition schemes, financial rewards and lots of training and development opportunities."

Dean added that while the positions are temporary until September, they offer an excellent chance for those looking to establish themselves in the hospitality industry.

He said: "Although the roles only run until September, they present a fantastic opportunity for those wanting to build a career in hospitality to make their mark and impress and potentially secure a longer-term role with us as we have seen in previous years.

"In a bid to be as inclusive as possible, we have invested significantly in both our on-site staff accommodation so that those who live further afield who don't wish to travel every day can also apply, along with stunning staff rest and break areas."

For individuals interested in the opportunities, more details can be found at www.harri.com/edenhotelcollection.