Human Resources

At the Bush Hotel we strive to exceed our customers’ expectations and believe our loyal employees are our most valuable resource in achieving this goal.  Likewise we are committed to exceeding our employee expectations in providing a rewarding and enjoyable work environment.  These goals combined define the business philosophy of the Bush Hotel:

Happy People Making People Happy!

The Bush Hotel opened its doors under the current ownership and management in March 1993 with 11 employees. Today the Hotel employs  c.60 people from 14 countries including 8 of the original 11 from 1993!  In fact the Bush Hotel has one of the highest retention (..and lowest absenteeism ) rates in the country and this we attribute to our strong HR ethos and policies. Our prerequisite is a healthy and safe work workplace with an inclusive and welcoming atmosphere. Inclusion, consultation, respect, empowerment, recognition and reward are hallmarks of our policy and we involve our employees at all times in decision making and empower them to bring their ideas to fruition.

We are large enough to provide a varied range of opportunities but small enough for you to make your mark! Some work behind the scenes, some work front of house, but all are committed to excellence in customer care and standards. In this context we encourage and support personal and professional development both in-house and externally. Employee welfare both inside and beyond the workplace is central to our policy. We support flexible working arrangements and healthy work life balance, family fun days. We encourage dialogue and discussion (often with a bit of banter!) and operate an open door policy at all times. We recognize also while work must be fulfilling there must also be fun!  In this context we support (and participate!) in the employees social club and their activities and various other social events and team building activities.

Bush Annual Fun Day for Staff

Staff at the Bush Hotel organise many exciting and thrilling activities for all employees.  Organised by the Sports & Social Club, activities include Zipit at Lough Key Forest Park, Quad Biking, Arigna Mining Experience, an Evening at the Races and other social evenings.

English Classes

The Bush Hotel held a series of English classes for its non-national employees and family members. Emphasis was on Hotel/Guest English and there was fantastic interest and attendance at the classes. Various flags representing the identity of our 60 hard-working, conscientious employees from 14 different countries are to be found in our newly refurbished Reception Area.

Employment Opportunities

If you are somebody with a little bit of flair and experience, have good English and excellent interpersonal skills, we would like to hear from you.  We invite you to submit your curriculum vitae via e-mail

We only process applications electronically – please ensure that all applications/CV’s submitted include your email address.  

We have the following vacancies:

**BAR STAFF (full/part time)
**WAITING STAFF (full/part time)
2+ years Hotel experience or similar environment
Fluent English required

Student Work Experience/Placement at the Bush Hotel. It is the policy of the Bush Hotel to provide a small number of work placements and experiences to interested individuals.
View the Bush Hotel Work Placement Program Guidelines

HR Initiatives

IASE National Job Shadow Initiative

We are active participants in the Job Shadow Initiative which is dedicated to giving people with disabilities a unique opportunity to ‘shadow’ a workplace mentor (company employee) as he or she goes about a normal day at work. The ultimate goal of the Job Shadow Initiative is to mobilise the employment of people with disabilities, while raising awareness around Supported Employment.

Failte Ireland Management Development Programme with Cornel University

We were privileged to participate in this program innovatively  broadening management concepts and skills in the areas of marketing, operations, human resources and finance, some modules being held at Cornell University in the US and acknowledged as one of world’s leading Hotels schools.

Quality Employers Program

We are an accredited member of the Irish Hotel Federation Quality Employer Program, which ensures best practices HR policies in the work place.

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