Career opportunities stack up in Sunderland
PEOPLE are being encouraged to think “inside the box” to bag careers at a trendy new venue due to launch this summer, with 100 roles to be filled.
STACK Seaburn is on the lookout for a talented team to come on board, as the final countdown begins ahead of its August Bank Holiday opening. The hotly anticipated venue, which is built from shipping containers that are assembled to make an enclosed village that can operate in all weather conditions, is looking to build its team across a range of roles – from bartenders, to kitchen staff - with just six weeks to go until doors swing open.
The venue – led by Danieli Holdings - will offer a place for socialising and events, with a mix of independent street food and casual dining provided by a range of North East businesses, who have taken space in the concept leisure destination.
As well as the jobs created when STACK opens, the project has already seen hundreds of thousands of pounds pumped into the city economy, with Sunderland construction business BRIMS having been appointed to build the venue, and a range of locally based suppliers used on a range of associated works.
Councillor Graeme Miller, leader of Sunderland City Council, said: “Our phenomenal programme of investment – which is increasingly driven by the private sector – is delivering huge short and long-term benefits for our residents. Immediately, there is an advantage to Sunderland, as businesses based locally are appointed to build these fantastic new developments, and when they open, they not only create more opportunities for people to visit Sunderland and enjoy our city, but they create jobs in the process.
“We are absolutely focused on ensuring that every project that moves forward in Sunderland comes with added-value – community wealth building that maximises the spending power of projects like this one. The fact that a Sunderland business has been appointed during construction, and that Sunderland people will ultimately be employed here for years to come means STACK’s arrival in the city represents much more than the opening of a new venue – it will create opportunities for people and businesses from this city.”
The company’s focus is on developing a community space where people come together through music, sport, events and regular pop ups, while making the most of the seafront destination with a range of indoor and outdoor activities. STACK venues also offer space for a range of independent businesses – including eateries and ‘lifestyle service’ businesses, like hairdressers and cycle hire companies – to set up shop and sell their services.
The venue is expected to house a range of street food providers, and has already signed deals with a number of Sunderland based businesses who are embarking on their own recruitment efforts to find staff to man their new outlets.
Neill Winch, CEO of Danieli Holdings said: “As someone born and raised in the city, I am absolutely delighted to be bringing STACK to Sunderland, creating jobs and opportunities for local people and businesses.
“Sunderland is gathering pace in its journey of transformation, and we are pleased to be part of that process through investing in STACK Seaburn. It’s a special city and we are proud to be bringing our concept to the area.”
STACK is one of a number of positive seaside developments set to move forward, transforming the area into a vibrant place to live and play. Adjacent to STACK, on the site of the former Pullman Lodge, work has begun on The Seaburn Inn, a new 40-bedroom pub with rooms being built by multi-award-winning The Inn Collection Group. The inn with rooms, which will include an outdoor family play area for customers to enjoy, is the latest development from North East headquartered Inn Collection Group, which also has inns in Blyth, Amble, The Lake District, Alnwick and Bamburgh.
And peppered along the coastline stand a number of under-used and historic buildings, which are also set to be transformed with more than £800k committed to bring them back into use. Plans will see a former toilet block at Roker, along with the former Bay Shelter and the old tram shelter at Seaburn, transformed into cafés and restaurants, and 12 beach huts will also be added along the seafront. This will build on stunning landscaping works undertaken within the last decade, which saw new sculptures and public art added to the promenade to create a more attractive seafront vista. There are also plans for upgrades to the infrastructure of Seaburn Camp to make it better for touring caravans.
Roker is also looking forward to welcoming Phase 2 of Pier Point, which will build on the success of the first development that saw a range of cafes and eateries pop up along the coastline. The second phase is underway, and will add to the range of places for residents and visitors to enjoy.
Cllr Miller added: “Investment is underway across Sunderland, including significant developments in the city centre. Every development represents an opportunity for local businesses to win work and for local people to find new, high-quality employment jobs. It’s an exciting time.”
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Anyone interested in applying for a role – with vacancies including bar staff, kitchen staff and coffee shop workers - can send their CV to firstname.lastname@example.org with a covering note detailing the role they are interested in. More information can be found by following StackSeaburn on social media.