Careers at The Royal

At the Royal Hotel

Careers at The Royal

At the Royal Hotel


Award Winning Training at The Royal

Built in 1832, The Royal is the Island’s premier four-star hotel and shares the rare privilege of being one of only 30 establishments to be listed in every Michelin Guide since it was first published in 1911. The Royal was also the first hotel on the Island to achieve Four Stars, AA rating and has held 2 AA Rosettes for excellent food for over 25 consecutive years.

"We are extremely proud of all our staff and apprentices" says William Bailey owner of The Royal. "The Royal has very high standards and has held two AA Rosettes for over 25 consecutive years- this is a very high pressured environment and our staff need to demonstrate talent and dedication to have a great career in the hotel industry."

See below for our latest vacancies


The Royal Hotel

The Royal Hotel is the Isle of Wight’s leading four-star hotel and is known for it's award-winning service and 2 AA Rosette dining experience, all set in the stunning location of Ventnor.

What are we looking for?

  • Positions available include:
    • service leaders
    • food runners
    • bar team members
  • A desire to be around people and provide excellent, friendly customer service.
  • A dedicated and positive attitude, with a willingness to learn.
  • Can work effectively within a team as well as independently.
  • Experience is beneficial, however full training will be given so is not essential.

Why join us?

We are a highly respected establishment that offers first class food and service and we ensure all employees receive a high standard of training. As well as being part of a diverse, fun and passionate team, you can expect the following company benefits;

  • Flexible hours with morning and evening shifts available, or a combination of the two.
  • £2 hourly bonus for evening shifts
  • All year round work available as we open 50 weeks of the year, including winter events, weddings, midweek/weekend staycations, Christmas and New Year breaks
  • Salary positions available on request, subject to your flexibility
  • Annual Royal dining experience for you and a guest
  • Staff loyalty discount scheme
  • Gratuity tronc scheme, 100% of tips go to the staff, distributed annually based on your hours worked, not your position or seniority
  • Free staff meals on duty
  • Training and development opportunities

Salary - Highly competitive rates based on your skills, experience and commitment (age is just a number)

If you feel that you would suit this, or one of our other available roles, please apply below or email your CV to [email protected] or by post to The Management Team, The Royal Hotel, Belgrave Road, Ventnor, Isle of Wight, PO38 1JJ.

We would love to hear from you.


We have seasonal part time positions in our housekeeping department.

The Royal Hotel Ventnor is the leading hotel on the Isle of Wight and we are looking for two new members to complement and expand our long standing housekeeping team. Exemplary cleanliness is something we strive for at The Royal so we are looking for candidates who are hard working, show pride in their work, will work well as part of a team and independently, and have a desire to provide fantastic customer service.

Rate of pay: Competitive rates + tips

Benefits include:

  • A full training plan and induction
  • Staff Loyalty Discount Card and Annual Birthday Meal Voucher
  • Shared tips paid out annually (full-time average £1000.00 per year)
  • Being part of a sociable, enthusiastic, award-winning team

Duties include the cleaning and preparation of rooms for guest’s arrival and during their stay. Working hours will be predominantly during the peak season (May-September), including weekends and bank holidays however employment is available 12 months of the year including the festive season with variable hours available during the winter months. Shifts are daytime only and can vary between 4-7 hours per day.

Prior experience of working in a cleaning role is preferable, but not essential. It is crucial to be smart, well-groomed with a positive attitude.

If you have a passion for cleanliness, customer service and being part of an award-winning team, then we would love to hear from you. Please apply below or email your CV to [email protected] or post to Sadie Cole, The Royal Hotel, Belgrave Road, Ventnor, Isle of Wight, PO38 1JJ

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