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

Head Housekeeper
The Pheasant Inn

Salary negotiable upon experience

We are currently looking to recruit a Head Housekeeper to join the team at the Pheasant Inn; a country inn with 12 en suite bedrooms, a bar and restaurant. The ideal candidate will have experience in a management/supervisory role within a similar sized property. The role will be responsible for the effective running of the housekeeping department; this includes maintaining stock levels, ensuring the highest standards of cleanliness are maintained throughout the inn and pub alongside training and supervising your small team. Other fantastic employee benefits include: 28 annual holidays Uniform provided Free meals on Duty Company Pension Reduced leisure membership rates at sister property Grosvenor Pulford Hotel & Spa Food discount at all Nelson Hotels outlets For further details, or to apply, please send your CV to Shelly at personnel@nelsonnorthwest.co.uk

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.

Commis Chef
Grosvenor Pulford Hotel & Spa

The ideal candidate will have an interest in cooking, be passionate about a career within the industry, enthusiastic and have a flexible approach to work. The Commis chef will work under the supervision of the Chef De Partie or section head and will gain experience in all sections of the kitchen i.e. fish, butchery, pastry rotating every 6 months to assist with career development. The duties will involve Preparation of ingredients and cooking food from a basic level. Maintaining standards of cleanliness. Stock rotation. Measuring dish ingredients and portion sizes accurately.

Head Chef
The Fishpool Inn

Nelson Hotels are looking to recruit a talented, modern forward thinking Head Chef to manage the day to day operations of the award winning gastro pub the Fishpool Inn at Delamere. This is an excellent opportunity for the successful candidate to work in a professional, challenging rewarding environment where the standards set are consistently high.The Fishpool Inn was recently awarded 'Best New Pub' in the UK at the Publican Awards. The Fishpool re-opended its doors in 2013 after a complete renovation and features a kitchen with the latest EcoChef MKN induction cooking range. We are looking for a Head Chef who has experience of using seasonal local produce to a high standard and quality, possess good knowledge of GPs, menu planning and costing and of course achieving targets, and be able to lead by example, inspiring your senior chef team and your brigade to reach their own potential even in a busy environment! You will be ambitious, motivated and organised and be able to demonstrate cooking at rosette standard in previous roles. This role offers an excellent salary package for the right person and potential to build a successful career within an expanding hotel group.We offer company benefits including complimentary leisure membership, company pension scheme, accommodation for managers, and preferential rates on accommodation and discounts within the group.

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.

Chef De Partie
The Fishpool Inn

An excellent salary package is available

A fantastic opportunity has become available for a full time ‘Chef De Partie’ to join our award-winning kitchen at the Fishpool Inn. We are looking for; • Experience of working within a similar role or at a demi CDP level. • Responsible for maintaining good hygiene and Health & Safety practices, and company food safety standards within the kitchen. • Commitment and passion for working within the industry! • Ideally experience of working with local seasonal produce to a high standard. This role offers a competitive salary package for the right person and potential to build a successful career within an expanding hotel group. We offer company benefits including complimentary leisure membership, company pension scheme, preferential rates on accommodation and discounts within the group.

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