Job Vacancy: Housekeeper, St Michael’s Mount
Posted by: editor | March 14, 2017
Would you enjoy working in an historic castle on a beautiful island?
We are looking for a friendly, cheerful, responsible person to help look after our home.
Initiative, energy and high standards essential.
Permanent position, approx 18 hours p.w., good rate of pay.
To apply, please send a CV and covering letter to Linda.Fisher@staubynestates.com
Closing date: 5pm, Wednesday 5 April, 2017
St Aubyn Estates visit the RNLI Penlee Lifeboat Station
Posted by: editor | March 14, 2017
St Aubyn Estates works closely with a number of charities, and nominates a specific charity every two years as the Company Charity. The nominated Company Charity for 2016/17 is the Penlee Lifeboat Station. In the past year we have enjoyed hosting a Fish Supper at the Godolphin Arms, several fundraising raffles and coffee mornings, and have welcomed the Ivan Ellen lifeboat into the St Michael's Mount harbour for our Lifeboat Day. Staff members get involved in the fundraising activities and as a thank you 12 members of St Aubyn Estates staff were invited to the Penlee Lifeboat Station in Newlyn, and were taken on a very special trip on the Ivan Ellen lifeboat. Staff from the Godolphin Arms, Estate Office, St Michael's Mount & The Saturday Gang presented two cheques totalling £1,856 to Coxswain Patch Harvey.
As the nominated charity of St Aubyn Estates, we have raised over £3,000 towards the Penlee Lifeboat Station Appeal. Louise Batty said of the day "The 12 of us had the chance to travel around the bay with the amazingly heroic RNLI crew on the Ivan Ellen. We visited the location where the Penlee Lifeboat Disaster tragically occurred on the 19th December 1981 - a truly moving experience."
A big thank you to the Ivan Ellen crew, and Elaine Trethowan for organising such a memorable experience.
Job Vacancy: Castle Guide Supervisor, St Michael’s Mount
Posted by: editor | February 18, 2017
Acting as the initial first point of contact for the Castle Guide Team, you will lead the castle guides and oversee all operations of this department, ensuring the effectiveness of the team.
The principle purpose of the role is to:
• Lead and supervise the Castle Guiding Team on a day to day basis.
• Identify and meet the in-house training needs of the Guiding Team.
• Ensure the public show rooms meet the set standard for viewing.
• Update and refresh interpretation and guide delivery content.
• Take responsibility for the administration of the guiding team.
For a full Job Description click here
The role is an annualised, permanent position, that will include 40 hours per week during the 2017 main season. For further details on hours and pay please contact Pete Hamilton, Visitor Services Manager, Pete.Hamilton@stmichaelsmount.co.uk
Closing date for applications: Friday 31 March 2017
To apply, please send a CV and covering statement, explaining how you meet the job specification to Pete.Hamilton@stmichaelsmount.co.uk
St Michael’s Mount awarded Silver at the Cornwall Tourism Awards
Posted by: editor | November 07, 2016
The St Michael's Mount team were awarded Silver in the Large Visitor Attraction category at the recent Cornwall Tourism Awards, held at the Headland Hotel, Newquay.
Gold was awarded to our National Trust colleagues at Lanhydrock - many congratulations to them.
Recognition at this level demonstrates the commitment and passion that the St Michael's Mount team has in delivering a first class visitor experience.
We will continue to strive and develop, and look forward to entering again next year.
St Aubyn Estates acquires Mount Haven Hotel and Restaurant
Posted by: editor | July 14, 2016
St Aubyn Estates acquired the Mount Haven Hotel in Marazion on the 1st July 2016, which has 18 bedrooms and a well regarded restaurant. Most of the rooms enjoy sumptuous views of St Michael’s Mount.
St Aubyn Estates has been part of the West Cornwall landscape for over six hundred years. Its chairman, James St Levan said “We are delighted to welcome the Mount Haven Hotel into our family of businesses, especially the people who work there and help provide its special mellow ambience. The previous owners, Mike and Orange Trevillion did a wonderful job to create such an oasis of calm at the Mount Haven, and we fully intend to respect that heritage.”
Congratulations to Geoffrey Pearce - Gold Award at South West Tourism Awards
Posted by: editor | March 03, 2016
Geoffrey Pearce, Godolphin Arms Ambassador, having won Gold at November’s Cornwall Tourism Awards, recently added another trophy to his collection when he won the Unsung Hero Award for Customer Service at the South West Tourism Awards, chosen from candidates from across Cornwall, Devon, Somerset, Wiltshire and Dorset.
We are all very proud of Geoffrey, as winning an individual award for customer service, is something incredibly special.
St Aubyn Estates CEO, Ramon van de Velde said, "There are very few awards that are awarded to individuals and as awards come this really is the one you want your organisation to be associated with. To be recognised as the best in customer service in a county, and now a region, where the main industry is hospitality and tourism is very special. Congratulations Geoffrey!"
Jess Slack appointed Finance Director
Posted by: editor | May 21, 2015
We’re pleased to announce that Jess Slack, formerly head of Finance and IT, has now joined the board as Finance Director. Jess is excited by her new role and says “I’m delighted to be appointed as Finance Director to our diverse portfolio of businesses. I’m really looking forward to contributing to the strategic direction of the organisation and relishing the challenges ahead”.
Chief Executive Officer appointed
Posted by: editor | May 19, 2015
Ramon van de Velde, previously Head of Island Operations, was appointed as Chief Executive Officer of St Aubyn Estates at the beginning of May. Ramon looks forward to the challenges ahead and says:
“It is a huge honour to now be able to lead not just the Mount but the whole of the Estate. We are a dynamic organisation steeped in history, and I am thrilled to take this opportunity to take the company to the next level and create a real culture of success.”
New St Michael’s Mount Website
Posted by: editor | March 08, 2015
Working with Hayle agency Nixon Design, we have recently launched a redeveloped, visitor-friendly and smart phone optimised new website for St Michael’s Mount.
Staff at Nixon worked alongside us, to produce a site with greater appeal while offering improved accessibility and the ability to update regular updated information.
Our new look site uses illustrations by Tom Jay, writing contributed by Stranger Collective, and images from local photographers Mike Newman, David Griffen, Mik Allerton and Ian Mayou.
Do take a look around at www.stmichaelsmount.co.uk
Silver Award Winners in Cornwall Tourism Awards 2014
Posted by: editor | November 18, 2014
Congratulations to all of our team on St Michael's Mount who recently won silver at the Cornwall Tourism Awards in the Gardens and Country House category. We were pipped to the post by the fantastic The Lost Gardens of Heligan who went on to be overall winner of winners which was very well deserved.
A great testament to our friendly and passionate team who deliver a great visitor experience each and every day. We look forward to entering next year.