Jobs of the week - 7 June

An aerial view of Necker Island
Owen Buggy
by Jessica Harrison
6 June 2021

Looking for a new adventure? Step right up. Here are some of the brilliant job opportunities going across the Virgin Group right now...

Sous Chef and Junior Sous Chef on Necker Island

Fancy spending your life in paradise with the world’s best commute? Richard Branson's private island and home, Necker Island, is the most idyllic place in the Caribbean. Virgin Limited Edition is now looking to fill two positions available for a Sous Chef and Junior Sous Chef on the island.

At 74 acres, Necker Island sits in turquoise waters surrounded by coral reefs and fringed with white sandy beaches. The island can be hired exclusively for up to 30 people and is the perfect destination for special occasions and events! It can also be shared with others during Celebration Weeks, which are held several times each year. Accommodation comes in the form of 11 rooms in the Great House and four individual Bali Houses dotted around the island. The property can also be rented for large events and weddings of over 200 people.

The style of Necker is 'barefoot luxury', but the feeling we aim to create for our guests when they arrive is one of coming home. Unless our guests feel completely at ease from the moment they step onto the island, we haven’t done our jobs properly.

Sam Branson
Sam Branson

The island provides extensive water sports activities, tennis courts, a resident coach, gym and outstanding spa treatments. There is also a wonderful array of rare wildlife on the island, which we are helping to flourish!

Reporting to the Head Chef, the Sous Chef and Junior Sous Chef are both responsible for helping the kitchen team provide the highest all-round dining experience possible. You will also assist in creating a harmonious working environment for the kitchen team, and provide activities and entertainment for the guests. If you’ve experience in working in a 5-Star establishment, you can make the world’s most divine dishes under pressure and you can provide service with a smile, then apply today on the Virgin Limited Edition website.

Multiple roles at Virgin StartUp

As Virgin StartUp continues on our mission to empower founders to start up and thrive, we're looking for four amazing people to join our growing team. We're looking for people that want to do great work and want to have a positive impact on the thousands of early stage founders that we support to start and scale businesses every year. You'll need to be bold enough to get stuff done and to make things happen. You'll want to work hard, but have fun doing it. The roles we're recruiting for include: Head of Scale Up Programmes, Product Manager of Scale Up Programmes, Product Manager of Start Up School, and a Partnerships Manager.

The team from Virgin StartUp
Virgin StartUp

If you're committed to entrepreneurship in the UK and want to help founders start, fund and scale a business, apply right here.

Design Manager

Are you looking for a new challenge within licensed education publishing, in a creative and supportive environment? Love the idea of working on some of the best new children’s books being published, all within a unique style? 

Virgin Books is looking for a Design Manager to join our Penguin Random House Children's team on a 12-month fixed-term basis and leading a new education series on our Ladybird list. You’ll work closely with the Art Director and editorial and sales teams across our international markets to scope and deliver this project.

Dad and son

With this opportunity to work with some of the leading brands in children’s licensing, you’ll be responsible for developing a series style and ensuring it is applied consistently across all of the books within the range. You’ll have experience of working on licensed properties, costing projects, working with external freelancers and packagers and a passion for producing strong designs that will enhance the reading experience of our learners around the world. The role will involve establishing a strong visual look for this new educational series, selecting and skillfully negotiating with the right suppliers to deliver each project and responding to tight deadlines and meeting ever-changing demands. You’ll also need to be a fantastic multi-tasker

If you think you would fit the bill, we would love to welcome you at Virgin Books. To apply, go to the Penguin Careers page.