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

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.

Night Porter
Grosvenor Pulford Hotel & Spa

We are recruiting a Night Porter to join our Night’s team. We are looking for a dedicated and passionate person who is able to work independently and take ownership of the hotel during the night. The successful candidate will need to have a hand on approach to work, be flexible and well organised. Previous experience of opera is desired, as well as a valid first aid qualification. You will need to have excellent customer service skills with good attention to detail. The ideal candidate will have the following: • Previous experience in a similar role working within a 3-5 star hotel • Looking for a challenging role with excellent opportunities to progress within the company • Attention to detail and ensuring consistent high standards are achieved • Hands on approach to work. • Team player The role will involve: • Reception duties-including running the ‘nightly audit’, check in and check out of guests • Cash handling • Service on the bar • Setting up/clearing down of conference rooms • Covering 24 hrs room-service • Ensure the secure close down of the hotel • Fire warden responsibilities • First aider

Spa Receptionist
Grosvenor Pulford Hotel & Spa

The prestigious Spa by Kasia situated within the Grosvenor Pulford Hotel is looking to recruit a Full time ‘Spa Receptionist’ to work five over seven days on the main spa reception. You will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills by oral and written. You will be responsible for maintaining the highest standards of professionalism whilst working on spa reception. Previous experience within a reception/ administration role is essential for this role. The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate a proven record within proactive sales and have the ability to turn enquiries into sales and have good IT skills. You will need to be self motivated as this position requires the person working on their own initiative, prioritise their work, yet have the ability to be a team player and work well within the spa team. A flexible approach to work is essential as this role will involve working weekends.

Chef de Partie
The Fishpool Inn

This is an excellent opportunity for a 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, a good communicator and be highly motivated. All our kitchens are exciting busy places to work You will be responsible for daily duties from running a section to ensuring consistency in food standards, stock management, 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 and have the opportunity of establishing your career with an expanding hotel group. The ideal Chef de Partie candidate will be enthusiastic, passionate about delivering quality food, and committed to working within the industry.

Junior Sous Chef
Grosvenor Pulford Hotel & Spa

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 junior sous you 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. 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 Junior 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 • Be results driven and have a passion for delivering high quality food • Excellent communication skills • Outstanding customer service ethic

Full Time Room Attendant
The Pheasant Inn

Tucked in a peaceful corner of rural Cheshire, the Pheasant Inn enjoys some of the magnificent panoramic views in the area. The inn has 12 bedrooms located in sandstone outbuildings around the pub offering excellent standards of accommodation. An opportunity has a risen for a room attendant to join the housekeeping team. 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. You will also be carrying out daily cleaning of the Inn and maintaining the highest of standards. Previous experience within cleaning industry is preferred however full training will be provided. The hours of work will consist of around 25-30 per week, five over seven days, and a flexible approach to work is essential.

Full and Part Time Staff
The Fishpool Inn

We're looking for dedicated, reliable and motivated individuals with a desire to work within the industry, to join the core restaurant team. You'll be dealing with customers face to face so a friendly, warm, and welcoming character is a must! The ideal candidate must be have a flexible approach to work as shift and weekend work will be required in this busy Inn. Training and development towards national recognised qualifications will be offered to all successful candidates.

Food & Beverage Assistants
Grosvenor Pulford Hotel & Spa

Attractive salary & benefits package

Food & Beverage Assistants must be; • Motivated individuals who have excellent customer care skills, • Possess a passion for food, drink, and interest for working in the industry. • A flexible approach to work is essential as you will be required to work shift patterns and weekends. • Enthusiastic, positive attitude and good communication skills. • Enjoy working as part of a team, yet the ability too to work alone. • Maintain food hygiene standards and health & safety standards in the workplace. In addition the company will offer to all successful candidates training and development in addition to an excellent salary and company benefits package.

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