The Grand Folkestone

Job Vacancies


When we are recruiting the first criterion that we look for is enthusiasm, equally important for any position is the experience relevant to the job but enthusiasm, that is attitude, passion and personality goes a very long way.

People who are enthusiastic and have a genuine passion for this industry are the most important ingredient when we are looking for someone to join us.

Standards at The Grand are exceptionally high and experience is essential (although full support, training and development will always be provided). Working alongside the Department for Work and Pensions and the Job centre Plus The Grand’s commitment to training and personal development is second to none and we work hard to ensure our team is trained and qualified to the highest standard possible which allows us to encourage and support promotional opportunities within our business.

Our values come from the top and led by General Manager Robert Richardson The Grand has gone on to become an award winning employer within Kent whose recruitment and development reputation speaks for itself.

Application For Employment

Kitchen Assistant -
Contact for Vacancy- Robert Richardson
Salary NMW + gratuities

Job Specifics-
Kitchen Porter at the award winning “The Grand”, Folkestone
This is a great opportunity for an experienced Kitchen Assistant to join an impressive operation on the boarders of Folkestone close to the sea. This property boasts a full a’la carte restaurant, a separate Bistro Bar and a strong Weddings & Functions output & has a fantastic reputation for its modern cuisine and a strong local following as well as being a destination for serious food lovers.
The Kitchen Assistant plays an important and vital part on the success of our food service operation. The Kitchen Assistant will ensure that the chefs and food service teams have a steady supply of sparkling kitchen equipment, crockery, cutlery and glassware to our very high standard as well as assistance in preparation of basic foods. The Kitchen Assistant must be able to work well with the kitchen teams as well as work unsupervised. The Kitchen Assistant needs to be prepared, think ahead, keeping one step ahead of the chefs and restaurant teams will ensure your success as a much valued Kitchen Assistant.

Kitchen Assistant Requirements

Apply direct to The Grand via email to the General Manager, Robert Richardson on


General Food & Beverage (Wine Bar) Staff, Casual Contract
– The Grand Folkestone

The Grand, Folkestone is looking to recruit an enthusiastic and hard working Food & Beverage professional with 1 – 2 years experience in the industry for its various Food & Beverage Outlets, based predominantly in its Glass House restaurant. 
Your responsibilities will be the offering of a superior level of customer service at all times, generating Sales and supporting the “Can-Do” attitude of The Grand. You will be driven, presentable and with an experienced skill base in either hotels or branded Food & Beverage operations. 
You will report to the Food & Beverage Manager (Maitre d’) and The Grand Manager.

Salary – NMW In addition we offer full training to NVQ standard and the opportunity for progression.

To apply in confidence please email (and enclose CV) Robert Richardson –  in confidence.

CV to
The Grand
The Leas 
CT20 2XL


The Grand Folkestone is looking to hire a Pianist for performances during restaurant service periods.
Classically trained and very well presented, you will be expected to play background music within The Palm Court Restaurant, Keppels Bistro & during many different Weddings, Functions & Events that are held within the property.

In order to apply for this role, please contact the Manager, Robert Richardson, direct on (01303) 222 222 or by email-

CV to
The Grand
The Leas 
CT20 2XL



The Grand was privileged to support the “Department for Work & Pensions” / Job centre Plus by sharing some of our successes in the area of recruitment with them in two short promotional adverts:











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The Grand The Leas Folkestone CT20 2XL Tel:+44(0)1303 222 222 Fax:+44(0)1303 220 220