The Grand is a magnificent suite hotel on The Leas in Folkestone
"indisputably the finest marine promenade in the world"


Job Vacancies


When we are recruiting the first criterion that we look for is enthusiasm, equally important for any position is the experience relevant to the job but enthusiasm, that is attitude, passion and personality goes a very long way.

People who are enthusiastic and have a genuine passion for this industry are the most important ingredient when we are looking for someone to join us.

Standards at The Grand are exceptionally high and experience is essential (although full support, training and development will always be provided). Working alongside the Department for Work and Pensions and the Job centre Plus The Grand’s commitment to training and personal development is second to none and we work hard to ensure our team is trained and qualified to the highest standard possible which allows us to encourage and support promotional opportunities within our business.

Our values come from the top and led by General Manager Robert Richardson The Grand has gone on to become an award winning employer within Kent whose recruitment and development reputation speaks for itself.

Maintenance Team Member / Decorator
The Grand Folkestone

An exciting opportunity has developed at The Grand, The Leas, Folkestone for an experienced maintenance operative with a background ideally as a general handyman with bias toward painting, decorating and plumbing.

Main duties will include:

·In absence of Maintenance Manager co-ordinate day to day running of the department ·Carry out minor plumbing installations / repairs in line with plumbing installation qualifications held
·Act on the maintenance requests from other members of the team in an efficient manner, prioritising guest complaints
·Ensure the execution of the businesses preventative maintenance programme and reactive call out procedures
·Maintain standards of product quality for all areas of the business and report deficiencies to the Maintenance Manager
·Ensure all legal statutory Fire safety tests are documented within the files
·To be correctly dressed and well groomed within the constraints of the work situation
·Always be police to guests and colleagues
·Attend faults/emergencies as soon as practically possible. To make all attempts to minimise disruption to guests and colleagues

The ideal candidate will have a previous experience in similar role in a Maintenance team in the hospitality sector with a broad appreciation of facilities maintenance. Plumbing, electrical and decorating skills are advantageous, computer literate with good communication skills would be an advantage.

Salary Bracket is dependent upon experience IRO £8.00 p/h with room for negotiation. The successful candidate will also be provided with the opportunity for NVQ qualification training and the chance to progress within one of Folkestone’s premier businesses.

Please note that due to the high volume of applications only those with a suitable background and experience will be contacted for interview.

To apply in confidence please email (and enclose CV) the General Manager, Robert Richardson – 


Demi Chef de Partie-
Contact for Vacancy- Robert Richardson, General Manager
Salary above NMW, (dependent upon experience) p/a + gratuities

Job Specifics-
Demi Chef de Partie at The Grand, Folkestone

This is a great opportunity for a Demi Chef de Partie to join an impressive operation on the boarders of Folkestone close to the sea. This property boasts a full a’la carte restaurant, a separate Bistro Bar and a strong Weddings & Functions output & has a fantastic reputation for its modern cuisine and a strong local following as well as being a destination for serious food lovers. The successful Demi Chef de Partie candidate will already be cooking at an extremely high standard with a developed skill base in pastries and desserts and be looking for a new challenge and an opportunity to sharpen and further their skills. The right Demi Chef de Partie can expect a generous salary with a share of excellent tips, free meals & laundered chef whites.

Due to the volume of applicants only candidates selected for interview will be contacted.

Apply direct to The Grand via email to the General Manager, Robert Richardson on


The Grand, on The Leas, Folkestone is looking to recruit a part time Day Porter with previous experience within a similar role.

Duties include:

  1. The Day Porter will be responsible for Room Setup, general cleaning duties within the property and additional assistance to other departments where required during the course of a usual working week.
  2. The Day Porter will be responsible for ensuring high levels of customer service.
  3. The Day Porter will be reporting directly to the Food & Beverage Manager.
  4. The Day Porter must be highly customer focused, good communication skills and the ability to manage effectively
  5. Excellent opportunity for an experienced Porter looking for a challenging role
  6. This role is active and hands on and would be suitable for a person with an operational working background.

Salary is NMW with uniforms, meals on duty and free parking. If you feel this is the role for you then please forward your CV, with covering letter to the Manager, Robert Richardson on (01303) 222 222, or by email at


General Food & Beverage (Wine Bar) Staff, Casual Contract
– The Grand Folkestone

The Grand, Folkestone is looking to recruit an enthusiastic and hard working Food & Beverage professional with 1 – 2 years experience in the industry for its various Food & Beverage Outlets, based predominantly in its Glass House restaurant.
Your responsibilities will be the offering of a superior level of customer service at all times, generating Sales and supporting the “Can-Do” attitude of The Grand. You will be driven, presentable and with an experienced skill base in either hotels or branded Food & Beverage operations.
You will report to the Food & Beverage Manager (Maitre d’) and The Grand Manager.

Salary – NMW In addition we offer full training to NVQ standard and the opportunity for progression.

To apply in confidence please email (and enclose CV) Robert Richardson –  in confidence.

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The Grand
The Leas 
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The Grand Folkestone is looking to hire a Pianist for performances during restaurant service periods.
Classically trained and very well presented, you will be expected to play background music within The Palm Court Restaurant, Keppels Bistro & during many different Weddings, Functions & Events that are held within the property.

In order to apply for this role, please contact the Manager, Robert Richardson, direct on (01303) 222 222 or by email-

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The Grand
The Leas 
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The Grand was privileged to support the “Department for Work & Pensions” / Job centre Plus by sharing some of our successes in the area of recruitment with them in two short promotional adverts: