Head of Hospitality


The Lost Estate (TLE) is an immersive hospitality and arts company that brings classic stories to life, creating fantastical immersive worlds, packed with dining, mixology, theatre, and world-class performance.

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We seek an experienced and outstanding Head of Hospitality to lead our fast-growing team. You will be responsible for delivering a world-class hospitality operation that is truly unique and one that our guests will remember forever. You will lead by example and inspire your teams to thrive and deliver. The role is also highly creative. You will collaborate with The Lost Estate Directors and its creative teams to craft our audience experience from initial ideation to show lockdown. You’ll be involved in creating every aspect of this, from seating plans to audience flow, to menu design to service timings and style to Front of House costume.


We believe that great Arts and Hospitality experiences can change lives. This role is for someone who wants to join that mission, by crafting the extraordinary guest interactions that begin such experiences. You will have at least 2 years management experience in events/arts/hospitality management. If you love the Arts and Hospitality and are seeking a fast-growing, mission-driven start-up, we can’t wait to hear from you.


The Lost Estate is one of the UK’s fastest-growing Arts and Hospitality brands. Over the past five years it has opened eight sold-out shows that fuse live music, high-end theatre, dining, and mixology to create a new entertainment category.

We love it here because we believe in what we do. Our mission is to bring extraordinary art and hospitality to as broad a range of people as possible. We think that belief and commitment is reflected in the quality of our workplace.

We are an ambitious, profitable enterprise, but we also make art for a living. At The Lost Estate, creativity comes as standard in every role.

You’re joining us at a key moment. In July 2022, we secured our first permanent premises – a massive former mannequin factory in Earls Court that we’re transforming into an Arts and Hospitality complex, complete with 220-seat immersive theatre at its heart. We believe it will become a London landmark and we want your help to achieve that.


Personal Skills:

Excellent leadership
Outstanding communication and team working
Be able to encompass The Lost Estate vision and deliver this in the day to day operation
Passion for the Arts and Hospitality. The successful candidate will share our core belief that Arts and Hospitality experiences can change lives.
Technical Skills:

Operational skills developed from within Restaurants/F&B/Events/Hospitality environments to ensure a seamless service is provided by Front of House and Bars
Budget, finance and cost control
Project management/event planning
IT literate, including G Suite, Microsoft Office, workforce management software etc
Prior Experience:

5+ years’ experience with 2+ years of management experience in a similar role is required.
Proven operational leadership experience and track record in a similar environment.
Extensive knowledge and experience of hospitality environments.

Deliver a world-class guest experience

Ensure the operation is seamless from the moment the guests arrive and are greeted at the front door to the time that they leave the experience, ensuring every touch point is spot on. Overall responsibility for Bars, Front of House Team and Food Operations. You will work closely with other departments such as the Kitchen to ensure a fantastic food operation is delivered. Other departments include Box Office to ensure the pre-visit and post-visit experience is just as inspirational
Team Leadership

Understand the vision of The Lost Estate and help bring this to life by employing outstanding team members who excel at looking after guests and creating magic moments
Develop an effective and robust recruitment strategy
Lead on all sourcing, retention and development of Front of House and Bar Team talent across the company
Develop robust training programmes for team members to help deliver a world-class experience
Budget Control

Be accountable for costs and revenue for the department. Report weekly on performance. Keep within agreed budgets controlling costs. Identify ways of increasing revenue opportunities and delivering on brand
Venue Safety

Contributing towards a safe, functional and operational venue/venues
Responsible for documentation, policies and procedures

Full-time position commencing ASAP.

Salary: £45-50k, depending on experience
Hours: 40 hrs/week, with some evening and weekend work, there will be a healthy mix of management administration and being present in the operation during shows
Holidays: 28 days annual leave, including public holidays
Probation period: 3 months
Flexible working schedule, including working from home where appropriate
Benefits including:

Free tickets to The Lost Estate shows (subject to availability)
Staff discount on drinks at The Lost Estate shows
Hybrid work model—work from home or the office
Late start/flexible hours when you need it
A workstation at our Earl’s Court office

To apply for the role, please send a CV and a short cover letter (setting out how your experience and skill set matches the role requirements) to: (please mark the subject line ‘Head of Hospitality’)

Closing date: 21 July 2023, 5pm

Link to job description:

The Lost Estate is committed to being an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all, particularly those who are underrepresented in our sector.

Please note: The Lost Estate has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK. If you are made an offer of employment, this will be subject to us verifying that you are eligible to work in the UK.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: £45,000.00-£50,000.00 per year


Casual dress
Employee discount
Work from home

Monday to Friday
Weekend availability
Application question(s):

Do you have experience managing across various teams or departments? How did you ensure successful communication between them? Please note that you MUST respond to this question to be considered for an interview.

Management: 2 years (required)
Work Location: Hybrid remote in London, W14 9LP

Application deadline: 21/07/2023