Job opportunities

Waiters/ Waitresses

Now recruiting for September 2017 onwards

We’re looking for enthusiastic local men and women to join our small friendly team as waiters and waitresses.

We’re ideally looking for local people as we know transport links late at night and across the weekend aren’t that favourable for some of our shifts. But if you have your own transport, we would accept applicants from further afield.

Staff are trained to work in all front of house operational areas; the bar, dining rooms, meeting rooms and crew areas.

Are you?

  • Well organised, orderly and methodical
  • An outgoing personality, who genuinely enjoys the company of others
  • A team player
  • Keen to learn new skills
  • Conscientious, reliable and committed to improving the Member experience in the club

Then please email the House Manager with a copy of your CV and your availability.

Shifts vary from 5 – 8 hours, sometimes less to fit around your commitments and sometimes longer, to accommodate a late licence. We can work around college time tables or child care commitments if we’re given notice. Perhaps you’d like a second job to earn some extra money?

Good rates of pay, holiday pay, tips, uniform and duty meals are provided with Christmas and New Year off.

Training provided, both on the job and continuous online training with certification provided to help boost your CV!

We’re looking for a number of other staff to work on our busy functions and in the crew areas.


Live-Out Duty Manager

Recruiting now for a live-out Duty Manager to commence in September 2017.

We’re looking for an outgoing and enthusiastic Duty Manager to join our team. As a Private Members’ Club we take pride in looking after our members and getting to know their personal requirements. Whether it’s our retired rowers enjoying fine dining at the Club or our up-and-coming athletes consuming up to 6000 calories a day, they all expect a high level of customer service.
Essential skills:
Maths and English GCSEs (or equivalent)
Previous work experience in Hospitality sector + 2 years
IT literate

Desirable:
Degree in Hospitality or related subject
Experience in a supervisory role

Due to the nature of the role, candidate must live locally and be able to commute to the Club with ease.
Shift work – five shifts on and two off.
Working week will include late finishes and early starts.
Split shifts are extremely rare.
Currently Christmas and New Year off on full pay.
Occasional sleepover cover required but paid at an additional rate

For a full job description, salary or to apply, please email the House Manager.


Housekeeping Assistant

We’re looking for someone to assist our full time Housekeeper at weekends.

Our 4* bedrooms are entirely unique depicting the rowing pedigree of a number of US and UK rowing Clubs,  each with their own character, they require a high level of service on a daily basis.

Hours will vary but are likely to be 9am – 12pm on Saturdays and/ or Sundays but may be less on quiet weekends.  Holiday/ sickness cover may also be required.

Previous housekeeping experience is an advantage.

A keen eye for detail and a passion for delivering customer excellence is key.

This is quite a physical role; flipping mattresses, working at height, moving laundry bags and negotiating steps between floors.  Manual Handling, COSHH and H&S training is provided.

For more information, or for an application form please email the House Manager.


Our former part time staff…

  • Have secured part time work at University to fund their studies, returning to the Club during the holidays.
  • Have travelled and worked extensively with their newly acquired skills on Gap Years
  • Have used earnings to go on to further education, masters or post-graduate diplomas
  • Have embarked upon a new career with the variety of experience gained from working at the Club

Former full-time staff…

  • Have gone on to open their own gastro pubs
  • Have worked for established kitchens under Michelin starred chefs
  • Worked at other Clubs in London, The United States and Hong Kong
  • Head-up or take prominent positions in other rowing clubs and the British Rowing Team.

All our vacancies will be posted on this website and, on occasion, published in the Henley Standard or on our Twitter and Facebook accounts.

Due to the high volume of applications we receive, we cannot always respond to every applicant.

Leander Club believes in equal opportunities for all. We seek to encourage a team that values diversity, in which individuals can contribute fully regardless of their gender, religion or belief, sexual orientation, age, marital status, ethnic origin and disability.

Working at Leander Club

Here’s what some of our current staff have to say about working for us….

I feel I’ve gained invaluable experience the last couple of months at Leander, so thank you for giving me the opportunity to work.

Emma, July 2015

I love working with everyone there; you built up a great team for over the summer! Thank you.

Charlotte, September 2015

Thank you so much for everything over this past year. I have had a great time with the Leander Club. I am looking forward to coming back over Christmas.

Becky, September 2015