We are a team of individuals who share a love of this place, the surroundings and delivering an amazing experience to our guests.

Come and work with us at Scarlet – part of the innovative Red Hotels group – and your training and development will be a priority.

We understand that, as human beings, we are happier when we experience personal growth. We have created clear routes for progression and development within the company to help you grow or climb the ladder faster.

Whether you start at entry level as one of our hosts and work your way up, or if you join us with strong existing qualifications and experience in a senior role, we offer excellent opportunities.

Each year, we have lots of internal promotions for supervisor level and above.  Our goal is for all our managers to be home-grown one day. You can also choose to progress by working in other areas of the hotel to widen your skills and experience.

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Six Reasons to Work With Us

  1. You get to see the sea every day.
  2. Work with great people.
  3. Good training and development opportunities.
  4. Amazing staff perks.
  5. The Red Hotels’ community
  6. A fun, creative and ethical organisation with a strong philosophy, committed to its staff, sustainability and daring to do things a little differently.

Red Hotels Community

We have fun working together here at Red Hotels and love playing together too. Here are some of the regular activities we get up to when we’re off duty:

  • Surfing
  • Tennis
  • St Mawgan Football Club
  • Mawgan Porth Cabaret Club
  • Beach barbeques
  • Coastal path walking and running
  • Bowling
  • Golf
  • Deep sea fishing
  • Go-karting
  • Pottery
  • Yoga
  • Jive dancing
  • Gig rowing
  • Wild swimming
  • Sea kayaking
  • Sailing

Employees Stories

Name and Role: Seb Milton, Property Supervisor For Red Hotels.

I joined Red Hotels in: 2012 as a Wild Café Host

And now: in August 2015 I became the Property Supervisor For Red Hotels.

My Journey with Red Hotels: Working for Red Hotels has been interesting. The job is very challenging and extremely fulfilling. The best part of my job is definitely its variety. One moment I can be in the middle of a busy and extremely hot kitchen, fault finding and fixing a broken oven, and the next I can be working on the outdoor hot tubs in the sunshine overlooking the amazing surf on Mawgan Porth beach. 

Passions and Pleasures: Surfing and exploring the coastline with my girlfriend and dogs.

Seb Milton
Tania Clark

Name and Role: My name is Tania Clark and I have three roles.

I joined Red Hotels in: June 2006 as Events Co-ordinator.

And now: For both hotels, I’m Sustainability Specialist and Recruitment Specialist as well as PA for the Directors.

Passions and Pleasures: My passion is sustainability; my skills have developed and I have been enabled to grow in a different and exciting direction. I am proud to be part of a business that has a reputation for excellent customer service, friendliness and looking after its staff.  I enjoy working with a fantastic bunch of people and always look forward to coming to work.

My Journey with Red Hotels: I began with the newly-established events department, working part-time co-ordinating conferences, weddings and many other events doing administration and delivery. After five years, the department was restructured and my adaptable skills were needed elsewhere; I became PA for the Technical Services. Manager (TSM) – a new and challenging role. My efficiency and organisational skills caught the eye of the General Manager (GM), and I became her PA too. The GM and TSM are married to each other, so mine was certainly a unique role!  I now provide support for our sustainability, recruitment and to the Directors.

Since working for Red Hotels: Sustainability has become a way of life for me. So, when the opportunity arose to do one day a week to cover for the sustainability manager whilst on maternity leave, I jumped at it and was accepted.

Name and Role: Jennie Woodcock, House Manager, Scarlet

I joined Red Hotels in: March 2014 as a Restaurant Host.

And now: I am House Manager for the Scarlet.

Passions and Pleasures: Being adventurous, I enjoy encouraging our guests to explore the coastline. I love the outdoors and feel especially lucky to be able to work somewhere so connected with the coast; I get to see that beautiful horizon every day. I am part of a fantastic team who are all passionate about what we deliver here at the Scarlet.

My Journey with Red Hotels: I first joined the Scarlet as a Restaurant Host so that I was able to pursue my own interests alongside my day to day job. I quickly realised that the Scarlet is a refreshingly different company to work for and found myself welcomed into a creative and passionate team. I was soon a Supervisor and then went on to create and develop a new role as a ‘Wine Specialist’. I was enabled and encouraged to follow my passion for wine and to help bring this to the forefront of our offering to our guests here at the Scarlet. This in turn led to me taking over management of the restaurant and all food and beverage service in the hotel as Food & Beverage Service Manager in the spring of 2015.

In December 2016, I left the Scarlet on maternity leave for 9 months to have my first child. I decided that I would need to return in a part time role and was welcomed back in the role of House Manager. It was so easy to return to work in such a welcoming and encouraging environment and the amount of guest interaction I can continue to have as House Manager is one of the favourite aspects of my job. I love being inspired and inspiring others in turn and I have great visions for the Scarlet in the future.

Name and Role: Rosie Burt, Assistant Gardener

I joined Red Hotels in: April 2015 as a Restaurant Host at The Scarlet.

And now: I work in the Gardening sub-team of the Property Team for Bedruthan and Scarlet.

Passions and Pleasures: Wild swimming, running and Pilates.

My Journey with Red Hotels: I began working as a Restaurant Host whilst I was studying horticulture at college. I met lots of great people, gained knowledge on food and wine and Restaurant Management were very flexible in allowing me to work around my studies. I also did one shift a week working in the Scarlet kitchen doing food preparation and basic cooking where I learnt many new skills.

I wanted to gain some experience in my chosen field (excuse the pun!), so I asked if there was a possibility to volunteer with the gardening team at the hotels. Management followed this up quickly and organised it all for me. I loved the work in both gardens and found it varied and interesting and, soon after I had started volunteering, I was offered one day a week, paid work. By summer 2016, I was working two days in the garden where I continued to gain more experience, knowledge and confidence.

I was delighted in early 2017 when I became a full time member of the gardening team. Red Hotels are very passionate about sustainability and being kind to the environment, which is something that is important to me and part of the attraction of working for them. They have always provided me with opportunities and encouraged me, which I’m extremely grateful for. The views are fantastic and the people are even better. I feel very lucky to work here.

Name and Role: Adam Kelly, Valet Host, Springboard Ambassador

I joined Red Hotels in: 2013 as a temporary agency Kitchen Assistant.

And now: Valet Host; assisting with guest arrivals, check in and departures, including parking guest cars and luggage handling.

Passions and Pleasures: I love being the first person to greet our guests and the last one to say goodbye. I love seeing the first time visitors arrive and walk into reception in awe and wonderment and then leave feeling refreshed and eager to book a return stay. A genuine pleasure and total passion, unbeatable!

My Journey with Red Hotels: After moving from London to Mawgan Porth, I got a temporary agency job as a kitchen assistant in the lovely looking hotel, next door to where I was living, The Scarlet!

After finishing my temporary assignment, I got another local job but bumped into the head chef (now Executive Chef for Bedruthan and Scarlet) who offered me a full time kitchen assistant job back at The Scarlet, which I gladly took as wanted to return. From there, I then had the opportunity to understand the business ethos and develop my career.

I got the chance to work in a front of house combination role as Valet Host at Scarlet and Spa Host covering both Bedruthan and Scarlet hotels. After a while, a full time Valet Host job became available, which I applied for and was successful. In October 2016, I participated in an exciting recruitment and selection process, and was successful, for the role of a Springboard Ambassador which involves promoting careers in the hospitality industry including opportunities at Bedruthan and Scarlet.

Name and Role: Ben Southgate, Deputy General Manager at the Scarlet Hotel.

I joined Red Hotels: as Commis Chef on 21st July 2001, but left in 2003 and then returned for summers in 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007.  I settled here permanently in 2009.

And now: Since April 2018 I’ve been the Deputy General Manager at the Scarlet.

Passions and Pleasures: You have to enjoy what you do and I love the different people I have met and worked with over the years. Picking up new skills, developing our product and sharing laughter with the odd bit of fun to keep a smile on people’s faces keeps it fresh and exciting. Our team are our most important assets and even though we will go through good times and not so good times, I always want them to know we are in it together and we have each other’s backs.

My Journey with Red Hotels: I arrived at the back door of the kitchen on the first day of my two week holiday in Cornwall asking for a summer job. I started as a Commis Chef with no experience but loved it so much I ended up staying for two years.

Ben Southgate

I enjoyed summers in Cornwall and winters away for a while, each time returning in a slightly more advanced role but in 2008 I decided to take a year out and moved to Spain. Cornwall came calling in mid-2009 when I was asked to help out to cover a holiday for a few weeks; that soon became months and I have been here ever since. I took the role of acting Head Chef, completed the Red Hotels’ Future Leaders programme and became Restaurant Manager of Wild Café and The Herring. Next came Food and Beverage Manager for Bedruthan Hotel and then Deputy Hotel Manager before the exciting move to the Scarlet Hotel as Deputy General Manager. I hope to help people along their journeys and share my experiences from during my time here.