Careers at Nelson Hotels

We are always looking for motivated individuals with a real desire to work in this industry and a passion for good food and service, be it in the kitchen or front of house. Experience isn't always necessary, but a desire to learn, dedication and enthusiasm for what you do are. The core of our business is built around the team we employ and for that reason it's imperative to recruit the right people. Not only have we got to like you, but just as important you need to like us! We're looking for people who share the same enthusiasm about the hospitality industry and are willing to go that extra mile to make sure every guest leaves our outlets wishing they didn't have to! If this is the way you tick, we're quite sure we'll click and develop you to your full potential!

We offer a variety of roles from beauty therapists to chefs, and between the four sites we employ over 250 full and part time staff from over 15 different nationalities and of all different ages.

Casual Work
If you're looking for casual work, look no further. Every department within our operation has casual staff and we couldn't do without them. So if you have commitments elsewhere or are simply looking for a bit of weekend or evening work, we'll do our best to accommodate your needs.

Management Careers
Throughout all of our different departments, there are a whole range of managerial roles carrying all levels of responsibility. The most important factor in progressing to this level is that you love what you do! So if you are applying for a front of house position we'd expect that you like the odd tipple of wine, enjoy your cask ales and love locally produced quality food. Most importantly you must have the passion to make every customers visit, a happy one.

All managerial roles require leadership skills and the ability to maintain a happy enjoyable working environment for all your team. The right candidate needs to be efficient, meet targets and run your operation effectively. You'll need the skills to work autonomously and make decisions on your own - but we'll be there to advise as and when needed.

We offer good rates of pay, from supervisors on £14,000-£16,000, deputies on £16,000-£25,000 and managers on £25,000-£45,000. There are also other great benefits including complimentary leisure membership, accommodation for managers, a company pension scheme, on-going training , and of course the joy of enjoying your role in the company and working alongside some fantastic people.

Chef careers
If your talent lies in the kitchen, there's a fantastic team already in place which you can become a part of. We take on chefs of all levels and love nothing more than developing existing members of our team and watching them grow. We also work closely with the local colleges and have many junior chefs who we sponsor through college on a weekly day release.

We are constantly investing in our kitchens to ensure you are working with the best tools available and that the environment in which you work is a happy one. In fact all of our kitchens have air conditioning so there's none of that 'sweating over a hot stove!'

We offer great packages for all of our chefs which include accommodation, company pension schemes, decent holidays, and of course a great team to work within.

If you think you're up to the challenge and are looking for either a part time or full time position, please send your CV to Shelly at personnel@nelsonnorthwest.co.uk

Should you wish to post your CVs, please send them to:

Personnel
Grosvenor Pulford Hotel
Wrexham Road
Pulford
Chester
Cheshire
CH4 9DG

Current vacancies

Room Attendant
Grosvenor Pulford Hotel & Spa

This role will involve cleaning and deep cleaning of guest bedrooms ensuring that impeccable standards of cleanliness are maintained in all of the hotel’s boutique bedrooms. Previous experience within cleaning industry is preferred however full training will be provided. The hours of work will consist of around 25 per week, five over seven days, and a flexible approach to work is essential.

Spa Therapist
Grosvenor Pulford Hotel & Spa

At Spa by Kasia, we have an exciting opportunity to recruit full time & part time beauty therapists to join our award winning Spa team! You will be responsible for maintaining the highest standards of professionalism in all areas of operation and carry out all treatments to high levels expected within the spa. You will have excellent interpersonal skills and be passionate about a career within the industry, reliable and have a flexible approach to work as you will be required to work weekends. Ideally you will have Beauty Therapy level 2 and at least three years’ experience within the sector. Experience in Elemis or Clarins would be ideal but not essential. Training will be provided. A sales bonus scheme is in place in addition to an attractive salary package. Spa by Kasia is open Monday-Friday 9-8pm & 9-6pm at the weekend.

Senior Sous Chef
The Fishpool Inn

An opportunity to join the team has arisen for a Senior Sous Chef with a real and strong passion for fresh local ingredients. This is an excellent opportunity for the successful candidate to work in a professional, challenging and rewarding environment where the standards set are consistently high. We are looking for someone with the ability to deliver high quality fresh food and who also possesses the drive and enthusiasm to test new ideas, someone who is able to work well under pressure and deliver outstanding results. The ideal candidate will have experience in using seasonal local produce to a high standard and quality. As senior sous you will possess excellent knowledge of GP’s, menu planning, costing and of course achieving targets, as well as the ability to lead by example. You will be ambitious, motivated and organised and be able to demonstrate cooking at this level in previous roles. This position would require a responsible individual with good attention to detail and strong organizational and supervisory skills. We are looking for an enthusiastic, helpful, committed Senior Sous Chef who wants to learn, is ambitious and has a sense of hard work and fun. The successful candidate will have: ·Previous experience working within a similar role in a fast paced high volume environment ·Be a strong team player with the ability to lead and develop a team under the support of the head chef ·Be results driven and have a passion for delivering high quality food ·Excellent communication skills ·Outstanding customer service ethic

General Manager
The Fishpool Inn

Up to £37,000 per annum package

Having undergone a full 14 month renovation, The Fishpool Inn opened its doors to the public in February 2012. Since then it has claimed the Publican Award's 'Best New Pub 2014' and also 'Best Cheshire Tourism Pub 2014'. This position undoubtedly offers the chance to run one of the best sites in the country. Running this site will be no mean feat and is not for the fainthearted. This is a fast paced environment not only serving over 600 covers a day on weekends and 200-300 mid-week, but managing to do this while serving top end quality meals all made on site from fresh produce with a service to match. Those who do not buzz off this atmosphere and environment need not apply. Those who may doubt their own ability need not apply. You must have the skill set, drive, ability and confidence to run this establishment otherwise you will be instantly found short. We are looking for an experienced GM who has a strong background in top end high volume Gastro-pubs/Restaurants and knows good food, drink and service, and can demonstrate your ability to deliver results through your previous appointments. A GM who has the natural persona to be the front face of the business and run it as their own. With a team of over 60 staff, you must be able to command their respect. This can only be done if you possess the necessary skills to lead, train, and motivate them. Being a family owned company, the successful applicant will be responsible to the directors and head office. Head office offers a full accounts, HR, and payroll department, sales and marketing department, and central reservations, aiding you to concentrate on the most important aspect of the business, the customers. If you think you possess the skills, drive and ability to continue and build upon the success of The Fishpool, then we want to hear from you.

Waiting Staff
The Pheasant Inn

Excellent rates of pay

We are looking for motivated individuals who have excellent customer care skills and possess a passion for food, drink, and an interest in working in the industry. You must enjoy working as part of a team, yet have the ability to work alone and a flexible approach to work is essential as the role will involve working weekends. The company will offer to all successful candidates training and development in addition to a competitive salary and company benefits package.

Sous Chef
Grosvenor Pulford Hotel & Spa

This is an excellent opportunity for the successful candidate to work in a professional, challenging and rewarding environment where the standards set are consistently high. We are looking for a Sous Chef to assist our head chef in the day to day running's of the kitchen. The ideal candidate will have experience in using seasonal local produce to a high standard and quality. Will possess good knowledge of GP’s, menu planning, costing and of course achieving targets, as well as the ability to lead by example. You will be ambitious, motivated and organised and be able to demonstrate cooking at this level in previous roles.

Banqueting Chef
Grosvenor Pulford Hotel & Spa

Due to increased business success The Grosvenor Pulford Hotel & Spa are looking to recruit a 'Banqueting Chef’ to join the brigade and assist the Head Chef in the day to day management of the busy banqueting operation. We are looking for an ideal candidate who has • Experience of working within in a similar role. • Responsible for maintaining good hygiene and Health & Safety practices, and company food safety standards within the kitchen. • Flair and Inspiration when assisting the Head Chef creating banqueting menus. • Professional team player • Commitment and passion for working within the industry • Good leadership and organisational skills as you will need to work to set timescales. • Knowledge of stock control, and operating the kitchen in line with company GP targets. • To strive and anticipate customer requirements when possible to deliver good customer satisfaction. Ensure all food is served consistently to the same high standard.

Chef de Partie
Grosvenor Pulford Hotel & Spa

Competitive salary and excellent benefits

We are looking for an ideal candidate who has; Experience of working within a similar role, commitment and passion for working within the industry and is a Professional team player. Must be able to strive to anticipate customer requirements when possible to deliver good customer satisfaction, ensuring all food is served consistently to the same standard. Candidate must be responsible for maintaining good hygiene and Health & Safety practices, and company food safety standards within the kitchen. This is an excellent opportunity for a Demi Chef de Partie to progress and develop their skills working within a busy kitchen with fantastic prospects for promotion to senior roles within the group. You will need to have great organisational skills, be a good communicator and be highly motivated. You will be responsible for daily duties such as assisting running a section to ensuring consistency in food standards, and upholding safety & hygiene levels in the kitchen. You will join an established kitchen brigade so you will receive one to one training towards your personal development. The ideal Demi Chef de Partie candidate will be enthusiastic, passionate about delivering quality food, and committed to working within the industry.

For further details, or to apply for any position, please send your CV to Shelly at personnel@nelsonnorthwest.co.uk