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Luxury Lodge Estates careers
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From Outstanding Areas of Natural Beauty to some of Britain's best loved holiday destinations, our collection of resorts are home to a range of stunning properties situated amidst beautifully landscaped parklands. We allow our guests to escape the ordinary, rediscover luxury and start enjoying unforgettable experiences with the ones who matter.
We are consistently on the lookout for motivated individuals who have a passion for hospitality and customer service. We truly believe that we’d be nothing without our team, and therefore we offer competitive rates of pay, fantastic staff benefits and give all our team the opportunity to progress and broaden their careers. So, whether you have the intention of starting, continuing or even coming towards the end of your career, send over your application and take a step towards joining a fantastic business home to some of the most incredible resorts across the UK & Europe. We look forward to welcoming you to the team!
Meet the team
Back in 1992, after discovering that there was nothing in the market, mother and entrepreneur, Sharon Hurley, was inspired to create a series of resorts that offered the one thing busy families want most - quality time together away from the stresses of everyday life. Sharon soon realised that this desire extended beyond families to professional couples and large groups of friends, and so Seasons Holidays - a collection of luxury private homes suitable for everyone from couples to groups - was born. The business has grown dramatically over the 20 years, with continuous redevelopments to properties and facilities, and new resorts on the horizon, the one thing that has remained consistent is the family values that holds the business together!
Jack joined the business back in 2015 after finishing his degree and threw himself into the deep end of the day to day running of the business. Having been brought up within the family business his whole life, he often says how it really is a 24 hour and 7-day week long operation when it comes to the running of the company; with a lot of unofficial meetings taking place every night at the dinner table! Jack’s main roles involve all aspects of marketing for Seasons and Luxury Lodges, from sales broachers to our annual members magazine. He splits his time each week moving between the resorts, and meeting both guests, staff and business partners.
Joining the business in 2013 initially as the MD of Seaham Hall, our 5-star award winning hotel in the County Durham, once the hotel had re-established itself after a number of years of neglect from prior ownership, Ross became heavily involved in the development of the Seasons resorts and development of Luxury Lodges our Rental arm of the business. Through the support and investment of the founders, Ross has continued to develop all of the resorts and bringing them up to hotel quality resorts with his 25 years of experience. Seasons and Luxury Lodges offers a unique opportunity to develop in a fascinating industry which allows individuals to progress in their chosen careers. Throughout the business there are numerous examples of team members that have worked their way up the business and at the core of our ethos it to develop and promote within.
Recruitment & People Manager
Having worked for the company since 2016, Nathan confidently confirms how Seasons and Luxury Lodges are always happy to reward and develop staff who continue to work hard and push themselves. Having taking the plunge from being a sports coach and supply teacher he began by working on the phones in our telesales department and was quickly given the opportunity to go out into the field and take control of the recruitment across the business. Nathan’s main responsibilities include the running of our HR platform where we recruit, manage, communicate and pay our teams. Aside of the recruitment and HR tasks he also supports the wider business with developing staff, whilst promoting our culture through positive working environments.
Reservations and Memberships Manager
Anne Marie James
Anne Marie is really part of the furniture as she’s been here since the very beginning! 30 years is a very long time in any company but she stays because she loves it! Working at Seasons and Luxury Lodges is the only job she’s ever done, and she takes real pride in all we have achieved and how the company has grown from one resort to the 11 we have now. Anne Marie knows the business inside out, and holds an incredible amount of knowledge on how the memberships work and how to efficiently use them. She heads up our Reservations and Memberships department where the team take thousands of bookings and general enquires about the business, the phones don’t stop as you’d imagine, so there’s no rest for the wicked in her office!
Kara has also been with us since the beginning. Having initially taken the job in our telesales office in 1989 as a stop gap until she was old enough to join the RAF, however that day never came around! Kara has really done a bit of everything, cleaning, reception, bar and waitressing, before moving into the sales side of things a few years later. Her role has been to look after pending and perspective clients, dealing with their enquires and questions, and she now shares the Sales Directors job. She says how she really has loved every minute of it, and her advice to anyone joining is that you’ll definitely ‘get out what you put in’ with us!
Moving down to Bath after selling gym equipment in Scotland, James joined our telesales team in 2017 and tried his hand in Sales whilst travelling around the resorts. He was quickly snapped up and stayed at Dylan Coastal Resort before becoming the Sales Manager there just over a year later. Now he’s progressed even further and shares the Sales Directors job, and in his own words, ‘it’s been best thing I’ve ever done’! He loves how the business has built a culture that centres around the team and create an atmosphere that allows everyone to fulfil their potential. The entire workforce strives towards a common goal and the support between everyone is fantastic.
David joined our Head Office team in Bristol back in 2002 after moving over from Hutchinson Trust Company. Having previously worked for British Airways, Tetra Pak and others, he has a huge background in both financial and management accounting. David says how he was really excited for the opportunity to join one of Europe’s ‘Leading property ownership Developers’ and instantly bought into the culture of innovation which had a dynamic marketing and sales strategy.
Even after 19 years, he still insists that no day is the same, and always learns or see’s something new each day. He thoroughly enjoys being part of the ever changing and growing landscape within Seasons Holidays and Luxury Lodges!
Keith was a site manager on various projects in the North East of England before joining the Seaham Hall team as a maintenance Manager in 2012. Being a keen learner and wanting to develop and broaden his career, he studied a diploma in ‘Management Leadership in the built environment’ and holds various Health & Safety qualifications such as his ‘NEBOSH’ certificate which supports our whole H&S strategy. Keith was promoted to facilities manager and now plays a huge impact on how resorts are ran; one of his main projects has been his energy management plan to focus on reducing the businesses carbon footprint and of course, saving money. He also still gets his hands dirty with various maintenance jobs whilst supporting the teams across the UK.
Resort Manager, Burn Coastal Retreat
Eryn’s career started as a Receptionist in the Lake District back in 2015 where she almost instantly started to progress with her training as the Assistant Resort Manager. Having worked across all departments, focusing particularly on Reception, Food and Beverage and Housekeeping, she picked up a real understanding as to how to run a resort and was fortunate enough to travel to various other resorts within the portfolio. After spending a few months at Clowance she was giving the opportunity to take up the position of running her own Resort at Burn Coastal Retreat. She loves all aspects of her position; however, she always states how it’s the team who really make the job enjoyable!
Resort Manager, Whitbarrow
Before joining Seasons and Luxury Lodges in 2019, Charlotte had worked at various levels in retail happened to come across an opening for a Lodge Reception Manager at Belton Woods Lodges in Lincoln. She had previous reception experience but wanted something that would push her out of my comfort zone and ultimately expand her career. Charlotte raised the standards to our resort in Lincoln and was given the opportunity take on a much bigger task with the running of Whitbarrow in the Lake District. She took the leap having her eyes set on a bigger resort but never expected to achieve it so soon!
Resort Manager, Dylan Coastal Resort
Erin studied Hotel Catering and Institutional Operations at SCAT and this led onto a start within the Best Western Group to complete a Hotel Management training certificate. Her first role with us started at Burn Coastal Retreat in 2000 being waitressing and progressed to become the restaurant manager. She’s well-travelled within our portfolio and found herself running our old Hotel in Bath in 2008 for 10 years! With the sale of the hotel and the huge developments taking place at Dylan Coastal Resort, Erin was our prime candidate to take the reins of running the resort and is extremely proud of the incredible transformation that has taken place there.
Resort Manager, Clowance
Wayne was a construction Site Manager for several years working for some of the biggest developers in the UK. His initially managed various developments at Clowance through previous employment such as the Coach House Build, Refurbishment of Bestgate and worked as Clark of the works in the later stages of the Construction of the Tree House. With a wealth of construction knowledge and a large amount of work still needing to be completed, Wayne was giving the position of Construction Manager back in 2018. With further progression he now oversees the whole resort and continues to build a great team around him, whilst making sure all of our projects and completed on time! Like the rest of our resort managers, Wayne lives and breathes his resort, and is determined to bring Clowance to its full potential.
Resort Manager, Brunston
Eileen is one of our loyal resort managers who has seen the company grow from strength to strength over the last decade. She joined back in 2009 as Receptionist and worked her way up to become the Resort Manager when an opening became available at the resort. Eileen has a keen eye for detail and comments regularly on how breathe taking some of the investments have been to our facilities and properties, and not just those at Brunston but across the whole portfolio! Eileen’s favourite part of the job has to be giving the guests a great experience. Brunston is so unique as the resort welcomes as lot of guests from all over the world and she loves to give them a little piece of Scotland to take home with them!
Resort Manager, Forest Hills
In sunny Spain back in 2003, Debs first steps inside Forest Hills to work on the pool bar and was real natural when it came to interreacting with guests during their stays. After an extensive refurbishment to the resort a few years later, Debs was promoted to Resort Manager and created a team of whom most still remain there after all these years later! Debs loves nothing more than giving our guests the best possible welcome to Spain, and always strives to maintain high standards across the resort!
Resort Manager, Knocktopher
Derek is another employee who has been with the business for nearly the entire duration we’ve been open. Starting back in 1997 working in South Wales at Dylan Coastal Resort (formally Laugharne Park) before moving down to Cornwall to manage the Bar and Restaurant at Burn. Derek was also lucky enough to spend some time in Lanzarote and our head office, before moving back to his homeland of Ireland once again in and has stayed there ever since! Knocktopher is another truly unique resort, and thanks to handyman Derek who gets stuck into any job, big or small, has built a great team around him who have all been there for many years, and many more to come!
More About Us
- Seasons Holidays
Established in 1996 in South Wales, Seasons Holidays quickly became one of the leading players in the holiday parks industry. With everything operating from our very first resort, (formally known as Laugharne Park), we continued to grow our membership database to over 12,000 members, all of whom continue to visit their favourite locations making unforgettable memories with their families. Today we have a collection of 11 resorts scattered around Ireland, Britain and Europe; home to some of the most stunning areas of natural beauty and best loved holiday destinations. Over the last 5 years we have spent over 20 million redeveloping and upgrading our not only our properties, but central facilities and grounds in order to maintain our high standards and continue our ambitions to be the best in the business.
- Luxury Lodges
With staycation at an all-time boom, in 2015 we created our own in-house rental brand, Luxury Lodges, to help support the ever-growing demand for UK based holidays. With Luxury Lodges, we’ve created a high-end brand, yet our properties within the collection have an immensely homely and relaxed feel to them; which is everything you’d possibly want in a UK based retreat! What we have found is that this allows us to offer the very best of our collection to the rental market and non-members to take advantage of.