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Night Porter

To work as part of a team dedicated to promoting the positive image of the Hotel to guests and colleagues by maintaining high standards at all times. Also to ensure the security of our guests and the hotel property at all times while on duty.

Important Information
Date Posted: 23rd August 2021
Closing Date: 23rd September 2021
Industry: Hospitality
Job Type: Full time
Salary: Based on Experience

About the role

    • To meet, greet and help carry guests luggage on arrival and departure.
    • To check in to the hotel all guests arriving late at the hotel according to hotel procedures and policies.
    • Answer the hotel switchboard in a courteous and helpful manner. Taking messages on behalf of guests and management and ensuring such messages are passed on promptly and accurately.
    • Selling on of bedrooms during the night to reputable clientele in accordance with hotel procedures.
    • The Service of light food and drinks to hotel residents and to guests of the residents and to account properly for all such transactions.
    • Accounting accurately for all monies and charges on behalf of the hotel and ensure that all such monies and charges are transferred to the duty receptionist in the morning.
    • Regular security patrols to ensure (a) Safety of our guests, (b) Safety of our staff, (c) Safety and security of the premises and its property, ensuring that all exterior door and windows are secured and alarmed. These patrols take place at regular intervals throughout the night and should focus on fire safety in particular.
    • To work in accordance with the weekly staff roster issued by management and to notify the duty Manager/Bar Manager of any illness by 3pm in the afternoon prior to the start of the shift.
    • To be responsible for the routine cleaning of public areas and toilets within the hotel as outlined in your nightly checklist.
    • To ensure that all breakfast room service cards are collected each night 
    • Service of early morning refreshments and breakfasts to hotel residents.
    • The up-keep and implementation of standards with the department in accordance with quality system agreed
    • Carry out any special cleaning of specific task (Job of the Day) as well as normal service required in specified length of time
    • To operate plant & machinery with due care and attention ensuring adherence to health & safety procedures 
    • To carry out the hotels customer care policies at all times
    • To communicate hotel services to guests
    • To ensure that you present to work wearing the relevant uniform and to the highest possible standards of personal hygiene and appearance
    • To ensure that all reasonable care is taken for the health and safety of yourself, other employees, guests and any other persons on the premises
    • To ensure that house policies regarding lost property are complied with at all times
    • To comply with all statutory and legal requirements and Health & Safety, Fire, Hygiene, licensing and Employment, ensuring that you are fully aware and practice the Hotels policies and procedures in these important areas
    • To maintain at all times a good working relationship with your fellow workers and Management.
    • To carry out any other duties notified to you by management: in general, your main duties will involve bar set up and service including limited bar food service. In carrying this out to the standard of a four star castle hotel, your position may also incorporate aspects of banquet service, room service and guest service in terms of beverage requirements.

    Other Duties

    It is important that the highest standards of social skills are maintained at all times as this reflects very positively on the hotel.

    From time to time there may be problems beyond the control of the duty night porter and it is for this reason that a manager will always be contactable.

    Security of people and premises as well as attention of fire security and safety is top priorities at all times. These must not be compromised for any reason.

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What you will need

Required criteria

  • Right to Work in Ireland
  • Good Command of English Language
  • Leaving Cert Passes in Math and English
  • Must Have a Professional Appearance
  • Must Have Good Communication Skills

Desired criteria

  • Previous Experience of Working Nights
  • Previous Experience in a Similar Role

Professional skills you’ll need for this job opportunity

Exceptional Customer Service Skills

Exceptional Customer Service Skills

Reception skills

Reception skills

Supervisory Skills

Supervisory Skills

Romantic Castles of Ireland

The award-winning Romantic Castles of Ireland collection is like no other hotel collection in Ireland.

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Owned and operated by the Corscadden family, the award-winning Romantic Castles of Ireland collection is like no other hotel collection in Ireland. There is something very special about our Castles and we are proud to be Ireland’s largest independent and privately-owned collection of luxury castle wedding venues. The Corscaddens have been in proprietorship of hotels since 1991, starting with Cabra Castle which opened in 1992. Following this was Ballyseede Castle in 2005, Bellingham Castle in 2012 and not forgetting the newest addition to the collection, Markree Castle, which was acquired by the hoteliers in 2015.

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Each one of the castles in the collection is family-run and operated - Marnie Corscadden and her husband Rory manage Ballyseede Castle; Patrick Corscadden and his partner Ciara manage Bellingham Castle; Brothers Howard and Adam Corscadden manage Cabra Castle and husband and wife Nicholas and Deirdre Ryan along with Patricia Corscadden manage Markree Castle. At the heart of the Romantic Castles of Ireland is a warmth of service that stems from the Corscadden family ownership, imbuing luxurious castles with the intimacy of a private home. Innovation and ongoing investment ensure the finest quality; while its heritage lends character to their vision of informal luxury, timeless style, and the very best guest experience.

Our benefits

As a family owned and run business we understand that a work -life balance is very important. With an emphasis on team work and equality, we have managed to build a staff that are renowned for their professionalism and friendliness. Many of our staff have worked with us for 20 years plus, so our staff are like family. Our staff always do their best and are committed to ensure our reputation as a luxury castle brand continues. We are proud of the team we have with us and the dedication and loyalty they have shown. We are always open to suggestions on ways we can improve, from both staff and guests and will endeavor to implement change where needed. As a token of appreciation, Company events are held throughout the year to keep staff morale at its best. In the interest of fairness for all our staff, A staff fund was created, independent of the owners - any function gratuities will be paid directly to our staff account which is divided equally among all staff, front and back of house, to allow for departmental days out or to be given as vouchers at the end of the year. An inhouse management program has recently been implemented to further the career of any staff member showing a flair for hospitality and a keen interest in the industry. This program includes semesters in each department to give a better understanding of the workings of an hotel in its entirety, for the hotel managers of the future. with four hotels in our collection ranging from fully operational hotel settings, to those on an exclusive event market, an opportunity exists for intra company transfer thus ensuring a rounded management experience.

Vacation/Paid Time Off

Retirement Plan and/or Pension

Flexible Schedule

Employee Development Programs

Employee Discounts

Opportunity to Travel

Free Parking

Competitive Salary

Preferential Room Rates

Family and Friends Rates

Discount on Meals Purchased

Long Service Recognition

Free parking/Discounted parking

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Night Porter

The award-winning Romantic Castles of Ireland collection is like no other hotel collection in Ireland.