Job vacancies in October 2013 at Greetham Valley

Kitchen Assistants
We have job vacancies for Kitchen Assistants to work casual hours in our busy kitchen Monday to Sunday. The successful applicants will work as an integral part of the kitchen team to maintain a high level of clean kitchen equipment and environment. Hours worked will be as required to meet the needs of the business.

All applications to Sharon Walpole please.
Email: sharon@greethamvalley.co.uk   Tel: 01780 460444

Temporary Food & Beverage Assistants
We have job vacancies for Temporary Food & Beverage Assistants to work flexible shifts to include evenings and weekends in our busy lounge bar, hotel and restaurants. Bar experience preferred although not essential as training will be given.

All applications to Sharon Walpole please.
Email: sharon@greethamvalley.co.uk   Tel: 01780 460444

Temporary Housekeepers
We have job vacancies for Temporary Housekeepers to work in the Housekeeping Department in our busy Hotel complex.  Hours will be flexible, as required to meet the needs of the business. Weekend work required. You will support the Head Housekeeper in ensuring the finest attention to detail in relation to the daily cleanliness standards of the 35 bedrooms at Greetham Valley, as well as our 8 Rutland Lodges, holiday cottage, Lounge Bar, conference and function rooms and all public areas.

All applications to Sharon Walpole please.
Email: sharon@greethamvalley.co.uk   Tel: 01780 460444


Opportunity for a PGA golf professional at Greetham Valley

Greetham Valley Golf Club has an exciting opportunity for a Golf Professional to join our busy operation at the largest golf complex in Rutland and surrounding area.

The successful candidate will be PGA qualified and have a proven track record in delivering the highest quality of product and service.

  • Individual and Group Tuition
  • Minimum 24 hours a week in the Golf Shop
  • Custom Fitting and Repairs
  • Shop stock, merchandise and sales
  • Golf Club and member liaison

You will be highly motivated with self drive to succeed; an excellent communicator and used to working as part of a team as well as on your own initiative.

Interested PGA qualified applicants should send their full CV by e-mail to sharon@greethamvalley.co.uk

Closing date for applications is 18th October 2013


Greetham Valley’s successful Autumn Wedding Fair

Lily King, superb wedding venue dressing - and what a fabulous backdrop!We really enjoyed hosting our Wedding Fair at Greetham Valley Hotel in Rutland yesterday – and we hope all the lovely couples browsing among all the exhibitors did too! There was so much to see – the stands were an absolute riot of colour and the atmosphere had a lovely gentle buzz all day.

All our bridal goody bags were claimed – so that was definitely 100 brides-to-be and their intended who brought along mums and dads plus potential best men and bridesmaids!

Beautiful, beautiful flower arrangements....

We now have lots of  personal show arounds and appointments arranged over the next few weeks and one bride booked Greetham Valley for 2015 as her wedding venue there and then as soon as she saw the Rutland Suite and it’s gorgeous view. She and her fiancé spent some time sitting out on the sunny balcony with a bottle of chilled wine, enjoying the view…..

Discussing Normanton Church, a lovely civil ceremony venue option

She is currently umming and aaahhing about whether to choose Normanton Church as her civil ceremony venue, with a trip back across Rutland Water on the Rutland Belle accompanied by her guests afterwards, with a red double decker bus to provide the transport to Greetham Valley…. decisions, decisions!!

James and his JH Roadshow - superb evening entertainment!

The exhibitors seemed very happy with the level of interest that their beautiful displays were creating, with most of them reporting bookings and appointments made at the Wedding Fair for the coming weeks. They are also looking forward to Greetham Valley’s next Wedding Fair, which will be on Sunday 23rd February 2014 – and yes, that date will come around very quickly – put it in your diary!
Flowers and photos....Wedding cars galore!!


Wedding Menu Taster Evening at Greetham Valley

wedding heart cheesecakesFollowing the success of our first Wedding Menu Taster Evening last Spring, we are looking forward to our next Taster Evening on Thursday 10th October 2013. Many of our Brides and Grooms for the next year have already booked their tables – have you booked yours?

Whether you are still pondering over choices for your wedding breakfast or just looking for an excuse for a night of fine dining and talking weddings, our wedding menu taster evening is an excellent way to experience the first class food and service Greetham Valley offers. Myself and our events team will be on hand throughout the evening to answer any questions you may think of.

guitarOn the night you will be welcomed on arrival with a glass of sparkling wine and canapés before moving through to our Lakeview Suite, decorated by local wedding suppliers, for a delicious three course meal complemented by the sounds of Nigel from Beautiful Background Guitar. The menu will feature our most popular wedding dishes for you to choose from on the night.
Mitch Bardwell

The cost for this special evening is just £20 per person and Brides and Grooms are very welcome to invite along their parents, bridesmaids, best men etc to enjoy the evening. If you would like to book a table, please email me, phone me on 01780 460444 or speak with us at our Wedding Fair this coming Sunday 29th September. We look forward to welcoming you!
Mitch Bardwell, Wedding Co-ordinator


Job vacancies in September at Greetham Valley – updated

Part Time Food & Beverage Assistant
This position provides direct support to the Food & Beverage Department in all aspects related to the day to day food and beverage operations. Working a minimum 16 hours per week the successful candidate will display excellent product and service standards, as well as consistency of delivery and a high attention to detail.

You will also be required to work both on your own initiative and as part of a team.  Some experience preferred although not essential as full training will be given. Flexibility is essential as working hours will include weekends and evenings with shift patterns to suit the needs of the business. Own car essential.

All applications to Sharon Walpole by Monday 30 September 2013
Email: sharon@greethamvalley.co.uk   Tel: 01780 460444

 

Temporary Food & Beverage Assistants
We also have vacancies for Temporary Food & Beverage Assistants to work flexible shifts to include evenings and weekends in our busy lounge bar, hotel and restaurants. Bar experience preferred although not essential as training will be given.

All applications to Sharon Walpole please
Email: sharon@greethamvalley.co.uk   Tel: 01780 460444

 

Temporary Housekeepers
We have vacancies for Temporary Housekeepers to work in the Housekeeping Department.  Hours will be flexible, as required to meet the needs of the business. Weekend work required. You will support the Head Housekeeper in ensuring the finest attention to detail in relation to the daily cleanliness standards of the 35 bedrooms at Greetham Valley, as well as our 8 Rutland Lodges, holiday cottage, Lounge Bar, conference and function rooms and all public areas.

These positions would suit students looking for temporary work. Meals on duty.

All applications to Sharon Walpole by Monday 30 September 2013
Email: sharon@greethamvalley.co.uk   Tel: 01780 460444

 

Deputy Head Chef
We currently have a job vacancy for a Deputy Head Chef. Reporting to the Head Chef, overall responsibility will be to lead a highly successful team, ensuring the highest quality of product and service delivery at all times. Working with the Head Chef to plan, organise, direct and control day-to-day running of the entire main kitchen, ensuring a consistent and passionate high standard of product and service.

The successful candidate will have good attention to detail and be motivated towards continual improvement. In accordance with the needs of the business you will be running the kitchen when the head chef is on days off or holiday. You will be required to work shift patterns to ensure you are on duty supervising, training and motivating the team as required.

You will be required to work 5 days out of seven on a rota basis and a minimum of 40 hours per week but it must be recognised that hours worked will be as required to meet the needs of the business.

All applications to Sharon Walpole by Friday 27 September 2013
Email: sharon@greethamvalley.co.uk   Tel: 01780 460444

Sharon Walpole
HR Manager
Greetham Valley
Wood Lane
Greetham
Oakham
Rutland
LE15 7SN


Sarah Outen – in the middle of the Pacific Ocean!

Sarah OutenThinking of Greetham Valley in the middle of the Pacific Ocean – the only and only Sarah Outen!!!  We looked after Sarah’s trans-oceanic boats, Gulliver and Happy Socks, plus her stores,  prior to her epic travels. And we follow her blog, which makes for incredible reading from this intrepid adventurer. Take a look, some amazing images – you won’t be disappointed…


Jordan holds BOTH Greetham Valley course records!

Jordan Burdall 1Just two weeks after securing the course record on the Valley, Jordan Burdall off plus one did it again on the Lakes course. Playing in the Midweek Medal Jordan shot a gross sixty five, nett sixty six to take the record, the lowest gross and the medal. He said that as in his record breaking Valley round, course management was the key to his success. Jordan, now off plus two, can add these two records to his Club Championship win earlier this year.

Seniors’ Captain’s Day at Greetham Valley is usually quite a long one, this year’s fifty four competitors played eighteen holes on the Lakes course then nine holes on the par three Academy course. It had been cancelled in September due to heavy rain and this time the weather for Rutland was held warm, sunny but very windy. Seniors’ Captain Rod Wells got his game off to a bad start by not scoring on two of the first three holes. However, his game got better after that and he came in with thirty five points. Rod WellsRod then took on the far from easy par three Academy course and came in with nineteen points.

After the bad start, he was happy to have played the rest of the course quite well and that his short game on the Academy course was good enough to help him to the win. Rod is the first Seniors’ Captain to win the Captains Day while in office.

Terry McNulty was second with thirty seven on the Lakes and sixteen on the Academy. George Cooper was third with thirty five and eighteen.

The best scores on the Lakes were: David Kirtland, thirty six, Dick Thirlwell thirty five and Neil Lowndes thirty five. Ian Jarvis won the Academy course with twenty one, Denis Watts was second with twenty and Peter Giblett was third, he also scored twenty.

Rod had, only a few days earlier, led his team to another win against Stoke Rochford. The team had won the away leg of the two games earlier in the year and knew that the Stoke team would be doing all they could to avenge that defeat.  As at Stoke, the game could have gone either way as some results were quite close, however, Greetham Valley won by five games to three on the day. Greetham’s next game is against Rutland Water at home this week.

Trevor Smith who had held the record with a gross sixty seven for several years was second in the medal with a gross sixty nine, nett sixty seven and was cut to one. Kevin Shilham off nine, Ryan Tarrant off four and Peter Bagshaw off nine were third fourth and fifth on count back after they all came in with a nett seventy.

The Seniors Medal was played on the Lakes course on an overcast day with occasional spells of rain. Keith Heppenstall won division one with a nett sixty eight and was cut to fifteen. Peter Wood was second with seventy on count back from Jack Vernall. Neil Lowndes won the lowest gross with an eighty two.

John Morfee won division two and the medal with a nett sixty seven and was cut to twenty, John also won the lowest gross with eighty nine. Denis Watts shot a gross ninety, nett sixty seven to come second but had a much better reason to celebrate after scoring a fantastic hole in one at the par three sixth hole. He said that he hit a sweet six iron at the flag, it bounced a couple of times then went straight into the hole to register Denis’s first hole in one; he was cut to twenty one. Charles Guttridge came third with a nett sixty eight.

Ladies’ Vice Captain Bev Dolman, Liz Haughton, and Pat Jones represented Greetham Valley in the Lincolnshire Ladies County Scratch Final as winners of the South Division.  Unfortunately, the normal team of Sophie Beardsall, Emma Tipping and Gilly Grant were all unavailable due to work commitments. They were up against it as their handicaps are ten, eleven and twelve respectively, they played three first team county players from Woodhall Spa whose handicaps are all around scratch. They lost three nil but had a very enjoyable day at Kenwick Park secure in the knowledge that they had made it to the final for the third year on the trot. Bev said that it was lovely to see the young Ladies playing so well and we wish them all the best in the county finals at Wilmslow next week.

The Second Team held their end of season event which was open to anybody who had played for the team this year. The front nine was irons only and the second nine was “normal” golf. Strangely, two out of three players scored better using irons only! Nick Cunnington won the game with thirty nine points, Pete Dickinson had thirty eight to take second and Neil Crees took third with thirty five.

This was the last event for second team captain Alan Bennett and he offers his utmost thanks to the commitment of all 42 players who have played Second team golf over the last three years of his captaincy.


Conference season here again at Greetham Valley

Oakham Conference RoomThe lazy days of summer are coming to a close and everyone seems to be busying themselves with both the new academic year and a new business season, after this well-deserved break.

Greetham Valley’s Conference Centre is certainly gearing up to welcome back our regular conference customers, who return time and again to our Rutland conference venue to take advantage of our purpose built rooms, fabulous value and friendly, efficient service.

For conference organisers looking for a venue in Rutland to host their next meeting or event, look no further! We have a range of  fantastic light, air-conditioned rooms overlooking the golf courses, perfect for 2 to 250 delegates.

All rooms come fully equipped at no extra expense and we are pleased to offer flexible catering options to suit your needs. Our corporate events team would be delighted to show you around our facilities and chat through the different options.

More details from Claire on 01780 460444 or email.


Rock ‘n’ Roll Tribute Night at Greetham Valley

Rock n RollFriday 20 September 

Rock ‘n’ Roll Tribute Night
 -  come and celebrate the rockin’ 50s and 60s at Greetham Valley – everyone welcome!

Enjoy a superb two course dinner, then rock until midnight to the fantastic sound of live band The Jukebox Jets plus disco with the JH Roadshow.

7.30pm to midnight    Tickets £22.50pp

Menu available here soon!

Ticket reservations:
Greetham Valley Reception, tel (01780) 460444


Coloured flag positioning trial at Greetham Valley a success

Greetham Valley flag positioning trialIn early spring this year, Greetham Valley commenced a coloured flag positioning trial, with feedback requested from members and visiting players.

All the positive comments and opinions certainly seemed to hail the trial as a success so flag positioning has now been permanently adopted across the Lakes and the Valley courses.

To remind everyone, the coloured flags are used to indicate hole placement on individual greens, as follows:

  • red flag – hole is positioned towards front third of the green
  • yellow flag – hole is positioned in the middle third of the green
  • white flag – hole is positioned in the back third of the green

Need an easy way to remember? Think of the location and colour of the ladies, gents and competition tees – red forward, yellow middle and white back respectively!

Happy golfing!