Our next Open Evening is on Wednesday 7th September from 6pm – 8.30pm.

Come along and see the venue dressed for a wedding and meet a number of our wonderful suppliers – our team will be on-hand & delighted to show you the venue and farmhouse accommodation.  Alternatively to book a showround please Get in touch

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Weddings and Office Administrator.

We are looking for a reliable, organised and calm individual to work with our team of wedding professionals who are dedicated to giving our clients the best day of their lives.

The wedding and office administrator is central to the smooth running of operations in our busy office. As well as having a clearly defined role and responsibilities the successful applicant will need to be flexible enough to deal with and resolve numerous issues at the same time.

Key responsibilities:

  1. Respond to all new enquiries during office hours and co-ordinate the weekly ‘showround’ schedule for event managers.
  2. Manage the relationship with Houchins CRM system supplier (MOPSA) to maximise the efficiency and enhance our couples’ experience of planning their weddings with Houchins.
  3. Input all new enquiries from numerous sales channels onto MOPOSA
  4. Manage the relationship with our Preferred Suppliers
  5. Reconcile staff time sheets and maintain TOIL (time off in lieu) calculations in conjunction with the GM.
  6. Maintain up to date records of all staff annual leave in conjunction with GM.
  7. Act as first telephone receptionist when in the office.

Alongside the role’s key responsibilities the ideal candidate will be able to juggle dealing with our suppliers – laundry, caterers, drinks suppliers, clients and guests during busy times.

The role is Mon-Fri, with hours likely to be 9am to 3pm daily. A good salary commensurate with experience is available for the right candidate.

Previous experience in weddings and/or hospitality is good but not essential.

Thank you for taking the time to apply for this role. We will try to reply to all job applicants however if we receive a very high number of applications then we may not be able to respond. If you do not hear from us within two weeks of the closing date then we regret  that this means your application has not been selected to progress through to the next stage.

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Closing Date for applications is Friday 21 January 2022. We reserve the right to extend the closing date if not enough applications are received. Interviews will be held as soon as possible. All interviews will take place at Houchins Wedding Venue, Coggeshall, Essex

Event Manager.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, well presented and versatile wedding professional to join our team of Event Managers in time for the 2022 season. Reporting to the General Manager, this role will suit someone with prior experience in event and/or wedding management.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Liaising with potential clients, co-ordinating and conducting show rounds.
  • Undertaking planning meetings with booked clients
  • Using the CRM system maintain up to date records for all clients
  • Helping clients plan their day
  • Assisting with the set-up of weddings
  • Managing all operational aspects of the wedding day in a calm and professional manner

 The role is a full time position based on a flexible forty hour week. The wedding industry is seasonal with the majority of weddings taking place May – October. The successful candidate must be happy to work weekends when required

Alongside the roles key responsibilities the ideal candidate will care passionately about customer service and making couples ‘dreams come true’.  If you think you have the right skills for this job please send your CV to [email protected] before Friday 21st January 2022.

In return Houchins offers a good salary, commensurate with experience in a relaxed and happy working environment.

Thank you for taking the time to apply for this role. We will try to reply to all job applicants however if we receive a very high number of applications then we may not be able to respond. If you do not hear from us within two weeks of the closing date then we regret that this means your application has not been selected to progress through to the next stage.

Flexible part-time Cleaners to join our Housekeeping Team.

Houchins consists of a converted barn venue that caters for up to 180 guests and farmhouse accommodation in 8 bedrooms for 16 people.

The venue aims to do 90-100 wedding each year. The workload is seasonal with the busiest period being July-September but weddings and events go on throughout the year. January to March is the quietest time of year.

The role:

  • General cleaning & bed changing, ensuring the quick and efficient turn-around of the venue and house
  • maintaining high levels of cleanliness throughout venue and house

Candidates be will reliable, happy to work alone and/or as part of a small team. The work is sometimes under time pressure and at anti-social times of the day. Usual working hours are 8am -1.30pm. the successful candidatewill take pride in ensuring the house and venue are in tip top condition every day so that each couple feels ‘special’ on arrival.

In return, Houchins offers the opportunity to work with a small, dynamic team of hospitality professionals who are dedicated to giving couples the best day of their lives.

A competitive package is on offer to the right candidate. If you think you have the right qualities to join this small and dynamic business please send your CV with a covering letter via email to

[email protected]

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Closing date for applications is: Friday 31st January 2022.

Temporary Bar Staff.

We are always looking for bar staff who can work flexibly across the busy summer and autumn months.

Houchins is a busy wedding venue requiring bar staff to work shifts, usually 6pm to midnight, Monday –Sunday. A friendly and outgoing personality and the ability to cope with the stresses of a busy bar are essential.

If you have relevant experience and would like to be considered to join the Houchins Bar Team roster please send your CV with a covering letter to [email protected] . A competitive hourly rate is available for the right candidates.

 

Houchins are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.

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