Group Recruitment Executive

Bath, Bath and North East Somerset, England, United Kingdom

The Opportunity

The Brownsword Group have created arguably the most iconic collection of historic countryside and city centre hotels, all wonderful properties set within beautiful grounds and cities, all with their own stories to share. Generosity, quality and welcoming hospitality is what they do very well. Being exceptional hoteliers has been the core of the operation, creating a successful hospitality business.


Role:  We are recruiting for a Group Recruitment Executive to join our developing hotel group. Reporting to the Group HR Manager, this newly-created role will drive recruitment activity across our hotels, through a blend of hands on recruiting and coaching and guiding hiring managers source the best people for our business. As our in-house Group Recruitment Executive you will have a key role to play in identifying and filling priority and hard to fill vacancies, creating and managing a bank of flexible workers and developing resourcing campaigns and initiatives to support recruitment. 

Location: This role is based from our central office in the beautiful heritage city of Bath, although regular travel to our hotels and other locations (e.g. recruitment fairs) will be a key part of this position (you will need your own transport for travel; we will cover your travel expenses and you can stay at the properties you visit if needed).  Our central support team for Andrew Brownsword Hotels and ABode hotels work out of our beautiful town house office in central Bath, as well as working remotely from our properties across the UK when needed.

Our stunning office in the heart of Bath is a great location to work from, as well as to collaborate with the hotel central support team and wider group businesses, which all all based under one roof.

Hours: Full time, Monday to Friday, office hours. Although do let us know what you are looking for in terms of number of days per week/ hours as we can be flexible for the right candidate. Please do note though, home working does not apply to this role. 

Key tasks you will be doing:

  • Working within our small, friendly HR team, you will be the one leading on recruitment activity and campaigns for hard to fill posts, providing our hiring managers with advice and guidance on recruitment solutions, therefore reducing our agency worker spend. 
  • Support hotel General Managers and hiring managers recruit in line with our group values, making sure we hire based on the right mix of behaviours, skill, and competencies.
  • Work directly on hard to fill and priority roles, utilising all talent banks and networks. Including screening and interviewing candidates and shortlisting those best for our hotels. 
  • Managing our Applicant Tracking System (ATS) end to end, utilising all of the features to drive recruitment.
  • Work with and be the key contact for all our recruitment platform providers and partners- always getting the best out of them.
  • Reduce our spend with third parties, by sourcing suitable direct candidates through modern recruitment methods.
  • Update and manage our recruitment advert content, making sure it is always up to date, relevant and optimised. 
  • Attend key recruitment events and job fairs across the UK to help drive recruitment and create a consistent awareness of the hotel group and our brands.
  • Run and/or coordinate recruitment open days at our hotels- making sure we convert interest into applicants and hires.
  • Help to create and manage all group and hotel recruitment collateral, and content, including team images and videos.
  • Help manage the statutory sponsorship of oversees candidates, ensuring all necessary information is in place and they are given a great introduction to our business. 
  • Be part of the wider group HR team, helping and supporting in all HR areas, where needed.

What you'll need:

  • A recruitment background within hospitality, with good contacts and connections within the industry.
  • A love for recruiting people!
  • To be tech and social media savvy and very confident with online digital platforms (we like digital HR and to avoid paper wherever we can!)  
  • Experience using/ managing an Applicant Tracking System (ATS) would be very beneficial.
  • To be good with data- and to be able to use metrics to simply analyse recruitment performance.
  • Good commercial awareness, and capability to work at pace and really well under pressure.
  • Be happy to sometimes work on your own and sometimes in a shared office space, whilst communicating across our business remotely.
  • Ability and mindset to travel for work when needed, including overnight stays (at our hotels) at times.
  • To be team orientated, self-motivated and driven to succeed.
  • To be committed to your own personal development and be able to learn and work on the go...we prefer coaching rather than loads of classroom style training!
  • To be a great communicator with all round good people skills. 
  • Great attention to detail and excellent written communication.

To say thank you, we have many perks:

  • Great salary and benefits- we'll chat about these more during the recruitment process.
  • Working from a newly developed office in Central Bath.
  • Treat yourself once in a while with lots of retail and hospitality perks through our Perkbox platform.
  • Excellent discounts across our family of hotels – you will be entitled to 25% off food & beverage in our hotels plus we offer an amazing staff rate of £25 B&B per person across the group & your friends and family get special rates too.
  • We understand it’s OK not to be OK, so we offer an externally run confidential helpline for any support you require about anything you might need as part of our Employee Assistance Programme.
  • Everyone can learn and develop - our ‘Family First’ development pathways are unique to us and are the best in the business.
  • We provide lots of opportunities for you to develop yourself and your own specific skillset, in your own time.
  • We like to say a special thank you for every year you are with us - our milestone awards include Champagne, afternoon tea, or dinner for you and someone special. When you reach the big milestones, you receive extra special gifts on top like longer hotel stays, extra days off and a unique gift especially chosen for you

About our family of hotels

We bring a family of hotels together under one roof, ready to welcome guests with open arms, warm hearts and experiences that are simply memorable.

Each of our hotels are unique, individual, and quirky in personality. Quality is fundamental to everything we do, and it is the simple things that matter. We believe everyone should feel included, special and welcome, and that applies to our team and our guests.

We have very unique hotels in very special locations, from the award winning Gidleigh Park in Devon, the 900-year-old Amberley Castle to our cool city centre Abode Manchester set in a 19th century textile factory, two minutes from Piccadilly train station – to see the whole group, take a look here

One click apply to become part of our family that works hard & plays hard too, inspires and supports each other and has a load of fun along the way.


Up to £40,000 per year

CIPD Optional

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