North East pub group launches recruitment drive ahead of May 17 reopening with 200 jobs up for grabs

Leading pub operator The Inn Collection Group is creating 200 jobs across its north of England venues.

Tuesday, 20th April 2021, 2:31 pm

It is offering full and part time permanent positions across its expanding portfolio of inns in Northumberland the Lake District, Yorkshire, Wearside and County Durham.

The announcement comes as the group prepares to re-open its trading sites on May 17 ahead of what is set to be another staycation boom as restrictions continue to ease along with less people booking international holidays due to travel uncertainties.

Positions ranging from front-of-house to kitchen and housekeeping are being offered as part of the group’s recruitment initiative.

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Catherine Bellhouse, recruitment manager, with Daniel Patterson, central reservations supervisor at The Inn Collection Group.

Managing director Sean Donkin said: “We are delighted to be in a position where we can open up such a great number of permanent jobs across our sites.

“The hospitality industry has been one of the hardest hit by the pandemic, so it’s fantastic to be shouting about good news in the sector with the news that we are creating 200 jobs.

“This is an exciting and timely opportunity for people to join a vibrant and growing company like The Inn Collection Group as we continue to expand and bring in further outstanding sites into our portfolio. We’re a company that genuinely buys into its staff and recognises they are at the heart of our success and invests in them accordingly.

He added: “There’s a myth that working in hospitality means long, unsociable hours and low rates of pay. We believe in flexibility with wide-ranging, pivotal career opportunities and overturning the one-size fits all approach.

“We have team members who work day shifts to fit with family commitments whereas other people prefer the buzz and energy of weekend or evening hours. It’s all about working together to find the best solutions for everyone.”

The group, which already employs over 500 people, has appointed Cath Bellhouse in the newly formed recruitment manager role to lead the hiring process.

Cath, who launched the group’s 40-bedroom The Commissioners Quay Inn at Blyth in 2016 as general manager, has returned to the group to head up its recruitment.

She said: “I am delighted to be returning to The Inn Collection Group for such a brilliant new role.”

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