Liverpool hotel operator Signature Living to create 1,500 new jobs

Signature founder and chairman, Lawrence Kenwright, says roles will be available from this summer at the new Dixie Dean Hotel in Liverpool and George Best Hotel in Belfast . Tony McDonough reports

Dixie Dean Hotel
No9 will be the restaurant-bar in Liverpool’s new Dixie Dean Hotel

 

Developer and hotel operator Signature Living is creating 1,500 full and part-time jobs at new hotels in Liverpool, Belfast, Cardiff and Preston.

Signature founder and chairman, Lawrence Kenwright, says a number of the roles will be available from this summer as the Dixie Dean Hotel in Liverpool and the George Best Hotel in Belfast open to the public.

The company will also need more people as for the launch of the second phase of the historic Coal Exchange Hotel in Cardiff and the second Shankly Hotel in Preston. The Dixie Dean Hotel is being opened on Victoria Street in Liverpool opposite the existing Shankly Hotel – creating a new ‘Football Quarter’.

A head office expansion and a brand new Signature Living cruise ship, which will be located in Spain, have also opened up a variety of vacancies.  Hospitality jobs on offer include bar, restaurant and concierge staff, reception roles, wedding and events co-ordinators as well as a range of managerial positions. 

Head office posts in construction, sales and social media will also be available. An apprenticeship and mentoring scheme, which will be personally led by the company founder Lawrence Kenwright, will also see 100 school-leavers given a start on the career ladder. 

Signature Living’s award-winning Shankly Hotel in Liverpool

 

Signature Living, which was founded in 2008, currently employs 850 people and approximately 650 sub-contractors. The new jobs will grow the company’s UK workforce to 3,000. It’s Liverpool portfolio also includes the 30 James Street Hotel.

Mr Kenwright said: “Signature Living is entering an era of dynamic growth and with that comes major investment into recruiting people to help us maintain our position as the UK’s most innovative and fastest-growing hotel developer and operator.

“I am particularly pleased about the expansion of our apprenticeship programme which will be focused on young people not currently engaged in employment, education or training.”

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