We are currently looking for an innovative and passionate Conference and Banqueting Manager to join the team  at The Lodge at Ashford Castle.

Key responsibilities of the Conference and Banqueting Manager will include:

- To manage standards within the conference and banqueting department, ensuring that they meet the required Hotel/Red Carnation Hotel Service Standards

- As a Conference and Banqueting Manager, you will be responsible for managing the daily execution of all banquet functions in the hotel’s continuing effort to deliver outstanding guest service and financial profitability.

- Ensure communication meetings are conducted and employees are fully up to speed on the function requirements.

- Oversee the setup and breakdown of function rooms to include, but not limited to, the placement of linens, silver, glassware and chinaware according to event specifications and a full inspection

- Monitor and develop team member performance providing supervision, rostering, and evaluations and delivering recognition and reward

- Recruit, interview and train team members

- Ensure compliance with health, safety, sanitation and alcohol awareness standards


The ideal candidate for the Conference and Banqueting Manager position should:

- Have a minimum of 3 years experience in management

- Possess a strong knowledge and passion for Food & Beverage

- Good ability to manage all cost controls e.g. food cost, labour etc.

- Experience of staff training, rotas, financial reporting, stock control and ordering - Excellent communication and team leadership skills

- Excellent organizational skills - Good ability to handle pressurized situations and busy periods

- Flexible, innovative and adaptable

- Fluency in both written, reading and spoken English.


Some of the Benefits available to our team:  
- Complimentary meals on duty
- Discounted rates with Red Carnation Hotel Collection & The Travel Corporation
- Uniforms and dry cleaning service provided free of charge
- Discounted rates with many local businesses and third party service providers (including Estate Activities)
- Heavily subsidised accommodation (subject to availability) 

Job details
Work experience:
Work experience is not required
Language skills:
  • English
  • Fluent
Number of positions:
Date of expiry:
About company

Ashford Castle is a 5 Star Hotel in Ireland. It is the first and only Forbes Five Star Hotel and the former home of the Guinness family, Ashford Castle is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience. In choosing to join Ashford Castle, you become part of a significant piece of history, both of Ireland and the Red Carnation Hotel Collection. Through the grand stone gates, a royal adventure begins. This remarkable 800-year-old castle, widely recognised as Ireland’s top hotel destination and once home to the Guinness family, is exceptional in every sense. Discover exquisite interiors, delicious cuisine, a wealth of unique activities and a state-of-the-art spa. The extraordinary… Read more