A JOB opportunity with a difference is being offered as one of north Northumberland’s newest boutique hotels opens its doors.
Newton Hall, at Newton-by-the-Sea, was taken over by the Apartment Group and has been made into a luxury hotel on the Northumberland coastline.
The group, which also owns the Joiner’s Arms in the village, is now on the lookout for a new member of staff - but with a special character profile in mind.
Owners want to hire the most knowledgable person in Northumberland to be their front-of-house man.
Ideally he would be senior in years and have a wealth of knowledge about the area, as well as charm, passion and enthusiasm for the county.
Owner Duncan Fisher said: “I have been in two hotels in Scotland which both had a front-of-house man who took your bags and looked after you, almost like your own private butler, the whole time you are there.
“They had knowledge about the area but also a great character.
“That’s what we want.
“We are also seriously considering using the Northumberland tartan which is black and white check - which pains me as I’m a Sunderland fan.
“We want a senior man and the person who fits the bill probably doesn’t even know it yet and probably isn’t even looking at that kind of role.
“We need someone who has a good knowledge of the area, an amazing personality and an abundance of stories to tell among other qualities.
“They will be the first person guests meet when they arrive at the hotel, and a butler to the guests.
“Kind of like a Jeeves character.”
Duncan wants to employ local people at the hotel, and already employs people from the area at the Joiner’s Arms. He also supports the Keep Northumberland Working campaign and wants to embrace its ethos of getting people back into work.
If you are interested in the position or finding out more about Newton Hall visit www.newton-hall.com or contact 01665 576239.