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 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."

Currently we have the following vacancies available.

Sous Chef

The Royal Hotel is on the lookout for a Sous Chef to join its kitchen team. As Sous Chef you will be required to support the Head Chef to successfully run the kitchen. Including the preparation of high-quality dishes, ensuring the team adhere to food safety procedures; and run the department in the absence of the Head Chef.

The right candidate will have innovative fresh ideas to contribute to menu development, as well as aid the motivation of others. If you are an aspiring individual seeking a new venture within fine dining, this role is right for you.

The Royal’s Geranium Restaurant is highly regarded for its excellent food and service, holding 2 AA Rosettes for 28 consecutive years, and achieving the distinction of being named ’The Beautiful South’s Restaurant Of The Year 2022/23 (Bronze)’.

The prestigious AA 4 Silver Star hotel in Ventnor has recognized that there is a need to adopt a more balanced approach to work and life and is at the forefront of the changes required within the hospitality industry on the Isle of Wight. The Royal is committed to ensuring its team receives the support and guidance they require both at work and at home.

For the right candidate we offer:

  • 28 days holiday
  • Items of uniform provided.
  • Friendly, enjoyable work environment, striving for more team accolades.
  • Discount on hotel products and services
  • Staff discounts on ferry rates available
  • Training will be provided with national accredited providers.
  • Nest Pension scheme
  • Staff meals available daily

Job Type: Full-time


  • Company pension
  • Discounted or free food


  • Day shift
  • Night shift
  • Weekend availability

Supplemental pay types:

  • Tips

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Ventnor: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required)


  • Driving Licence (preferred)

    To apply, send your CV and covering letter to [email protected]

Enquire About a Job Vacancy

01983 852186

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