Seasonal jobs up for grabs at coastal hotel and pub

Staff at Newton Hall and the Joiner's Arms with Robin Freer (far left) and Collette Stewart (second from right).
Staff at Newton Hall and the Joiner's Arms with Robin Freer (far left) and Collette Stewart (second from right).

A luxury hotel and nearby gastropub have launched a seasonal recruitment drive, with around 30 temporary summer jobs up for grabs.

Newton Hall, which is fast becoming one of the country’s most sought-after wedding venues, and The Joiners Arms are looking to add to their workforce.

Positions include working on the bar and waitressing, as well as opportunities to be part of the ground staff or becoming a night porter.

Alongside the temporary roles, there are also vacancies for full-time chefs.

And the venues, both operated by the Apartment Group, want people from north Northumberland to fill the roles.

Keeping it local on the recruitment front is an important ethos, as the two Newton-by- the-Sea locations already employ staff from around the area.

The recruitment drive is open to all, although Stefan Bell, operations manager for the Apartment Group, believes the opportunity could appeal to youngsters who are coming back from university.

He says that experience isn’t necessary and loyalty would be shown to those taking on temporary positions.

“The roles are open to people of all ages, although there may well be people who have left the area to study but are perhaps coming back over the summer,” he said.

“We really do believe in employing people from the area.

“We have already got fantastic people from the area working for us and we are eager to get some more.

“We have wedding parties from all over the country and we think that employing people from north Northumberland really helps what we offer.

“We want that authenticity as part of the product we are offering and we want friendly, local people who know the area.

“No experience is necessary because we will train people up, and we would stay loyal to them.

“People just need to be friendly and outgoing with a keen interest in delivering fantastic service standards.”

The summer season is starting now and will run until the end of September. And it promises to be a busy time.

Newton Hall is a Georgian boutique hotel and wedding venue specialising in unique outdoor weddings and corporate events.

It also hosts private parties and has its own coastal adventures academy.

Stefan said: “We will be busy over this period, but in a nice way. It is a great place to work, in an area of outstanding natural beauty.”

Alongside the locally-based recruitment drive, both venues are keen to serve up as much local produce on the menu as possible.

Mr Bell said: “It is all about local produce; using local butchers and affiliating with the local fishermen. We want both venues to be known for their food and we want the food to be local, fresh and delivered on the day

To find out more about the jobs and to apply, call 01665 576239 or email