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 Vikki at personnel@nelsonhotels.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

Payroll & Accounts Assistant
Grosvenor Pulford Hotel & Spa

We are looking for an experienced and efficient individual who will be responsible for managing the weekly payroll for 250 people and other finance duties within the accounts office. To be successful in this role the ideal candidate will have the following traits: • Excellent communication skills and the ability to use this at all levels • Extremely organised with a high attention to detail • Passionate, driven and pro-active • Work well as part of a team, however be able to self-motivate with the ability to multi-task and manage one’s own work load • Professional, well-presented and approachable The ideal candidate: • Experience in using Sage Payroll & Sage Accounts • A hard-working professional with the desire to maintain and improve upon high standards • A team player with a hands on attitude • You will be professional with the ability to deal with challenging situations • Have an accurate and methodical approach to work • Will be able to meet deadlines and prioritise work • Have a good working knowledge of Excel • Knowledge of Opera and Alacer is beneficial but not essential

Housekeeping Assistant
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 40 hours, five over seven days, and a flexible approach to work is essential as you may be required the weekends. The shifts will be 8.30am-3pm.

Kitchen Porter
The Pheasant Inn

We are currently recruiting an experienced Kitchen Porter, to join the kitchen brigade and assist the team in general cleaning and deep cleaning of the kitchen. There is equipment within the kitchen to clean crockery and pans, however you may be required to complete deep cleaning of certain pans and food machinery. This is a full time position, to start immediately.

Demi Chef de Partie at The Fishpool Inn
The Fishpool Inn

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 as this role may involve working some split shifts. The Demi Chef De Partie 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

Demi Chef de Partie
The Bear's Paw

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 as this role may involve working some split shifts. The Demi Chef De Partie 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

Full and Part Time Spa Therapists
Grosvenor Pulford Hotel & Spa

We are looking to recruit therapists to join our successful Spa by Kasia team at the award winning Grosvenor Pulford Hotel. You will be responsible for maintaining the highest standards of professionalism in all areas of operation and carry out all treatments to high standards, in line with both Spa by Kasia and Elemis brand standards. Our Therapists also ensure aftercare recommendations are made at the end of every treatment, linked with client concerns, and offer to prepare products at reception for purchase. You will encourage guests to return to the spa by recommending ongoing treatment programmes and cross-selling other business centres in the spa, and you will be expected to represent the spa at spa events. Experience • At least two years’ experience in the beauty industry. • Recognised beauty therapy qualification (e.g. NVQ Level 3 / BTEC in Beauty Therapy, CIDESCO etc.) • Good retail sales experience. • Elemis training is advantageous. What we can offer you! • Fantastic Salary and Commission • Rolling rota giving you flexibility to plan outside of working hours. • Vast range of learning & development programmes • Opportunities for promotion and transfer across the group • Hotel friends and family discount scheme • Pension Scheme • Uniform Provided • Meal on duty • Free Parking Spa by Kasia is open 9am-8pm Monday to Friday & 9am to 6pm Saturday & Sunday.

Chef De Partie
The Pheasant Inn

Due to continued business growth, an opportunity has arisen for a talented Chef de Parte to join our busy kitchen team. The successful candidate will get 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. Experience & Qualities we are looking for; • Be a strong team player, with the ability to lead by example. • Possess good communication and organisational skills • Be able to demonstrate cooking at this level in previous role, or be an experienced Demi Chef de Partie. • Be results driven and have a passion for delivering high quality fresh food · • Outstanding customer service ethic What we can offer you! • Live in accommodation is available with this role • Rolling rota giving you flexibility to plan outside of working hours. • Vast range of learning & development programmes • Opportunities for promotion and transfer across the group

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.

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.

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

We are recruiting full time experienced Food & Beverage Assistants, we are looking for; • 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 Vikki at personnel@nelsonnorthwest.co.uk