THE group behind a popular hotel and restaurant in North Yorkshire is creating 200 new jobs.

The Inn Collection Group, which last year bought The Black Swan Hotel in Helmsley and also runs The Stables at Crossbutts, Whitby, say the jobs will be at its north of England venues.

They are offering full and part time permanent positions across Yorkshire and beyond.

The announcement comes as the group prepares to re-open its trading sites on May 17 ahead of what is set to be another staycation boom as restrictions continue to ease along with less people booking international holidays due to travel uncertainties surrounding Coronavirus and Brexit.

Positions ranging from front-of-house to kitchen and housekeeping are being offered as part of the group’s INNtelligent recruitment initiative, which champions flexible working opportunities, above average wages, free online training and employee benefits for staff while promoting hospitality as a career with professional development opportunities.

Managing director of The Inn Collection Group Sean Donkin said: “There’s a myth that working in hospitality means long, unsociable hours and low rates of pay. We believe in flexibility with wide-ranging, pivotal career opportunities and overturning the one-size fits all approach.

“We have team members who work day shifts to fit with family commitments whereas other people prefer the buzz and energy of weekend or evening hours. It’s all about working together to find the best solutions for everyone.”

The group, which already employs over 500 people, has appointed Cath Bellhouse in the newly formed recruitment manager role to lead the hiring process.

Cath, who launched the group’s 40-bedroom The Commissioners Quay Inn at Blyth in Northumberland in 2016 as general manager, has returned to the group to head up its recruitment.

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The Black Swan in Helmsley is currently undergoing a refurbishment.