Careers at Lumley Castle Hotel

‘No Ordinary People’

At No Ordinary Hotels we pride ourselves on exceeding the expectations of our guests. Our hotels are privately owned giving us the opportunity to provide a unique, magical and almost certainly a memorable experience time and time again.

To do this requires ‘No Ordinary People’.

Together our team strive in continuing to be one of the finest luxury hotels. If you are passionate about providing a customer experience that is second to none and add value to our No Ordinary Hotel then we want to hear from you.

If this sounds like you and our current vacancies match your skills and experience, please download and complete our Employment Application Form and tell us how you can be a No Ordinary Addition to our team.

Please return your application form with a cover letter and your current CV to:
Human Resources
Lumley Castle Hotel
Chester le Street
County Durham

or alternatively [email protected]

Current Opportunities


Sales Manager (Posted 23rd September 2016)

A fantastic opportunity has arisen within our sales and marketing department for a dynamic Sales Manager.

Working closely with the Sales office and Marketing team you will be responsible for developing and increasing sales through planned sales activity. Your ability to maximise revenue in all market segments via regular company and agent meetings, familiarisation trips, negotiation and contracting future corporate’s with an up to date knowledge of the local market is key to making this role a success.

As Sales Manager you will need to be able to demonstrate that you can build good working client relationships and a strong commercial acumen in order to deliver the business budget requirements.

The ideal candidate must have a background in hospitality with strong leadership and communication skills along with the drive and tenacity to succeed in this very competitive environment.

In return we offer high levels of autonomy and an excellent salary package.

To apply please send your CV along with a covering letter to [email protected]


Night Porter (Posted 22nd September 2016)

A vacancy has arisen for the Night Porter at Lumley Castle.  We are looking for a competent, flexible person who is capable of working at night within a small team of porters.

You need to be alert, proficient and friendly with the ability to use our computerised booking system, run a night service bar as well as the physical ability to set rooms up for conferences and events.

The role involves meeting and greeting guests, checking guests in and out, carrying luggage to rooms as well as some cleaning and set up duties.  Night porters also need to support room service requirements and out of hours drinks/food orders.

The successful applicant should be immaculately presented with good communication skills, a willingness to provide excellent customer service and sound IT skills.

Applications must be by completion of our company application form above. Please forward your completed application form with a supporting letter to our HR department.  Applications not using this form will unfortunately not be considered.


Kitchen Porter – Guaranteed 40hrs per week (Posted 24th Aug 2016)

We are looking for an enthusiastic hard working kitchen porter to help with the smooth running of our kitchen. Your main duties would involve cleaning and washing up along with some basic food preparation. You would also be responsible for unloading food and equipment deliveries and organising a clean and tidy stock room. This is a full time shift position with guaranteed 40 hours per week.
To apply please complete the application form above and return
with a covering letter [email protected]


Apprentice Chef  - Rare Opportunity (Posted 7th July 2016)

Gain a recognised professional catering qualification whilst working in our prestigious hotel restaurant.

Full training will be given under instruction and you will have the opportunity to work in all aspects of food preparation.  Our busy kitchen supports a quality restaurant that serves breakfast, lunches and dinners and we also have a busy banqueting  and pastry kitchen.  You would be working alongside a team of experienced, fast moving, vibrant chefs.

This role would suit someone with the desire, passion, motivation to work with food and to establish a career as a chef.

If you think you can demonstrate those attributes and have a genuine interest in food preparation with a willingness to learn please send your CV with a covering letter to [email protected]


Chef De Partie

Ready to oversee a section of our kitchen and looking to take your career to the next level then Lumley Castle is looking for an ambitious Chef de Partie to join our impressive team.

As Chef de Partie you must be;

  • Have great kitchen skills with a passion for your work and proven experience of coping in an organised fashion whilst working under pressure
  • Be capable of running your own section and willing to learn under the direction of the Head and Sous Chefs

If you feel you have what it takes to join our kitchen please fill in our on line application form and forward to [email protected]


Linen Porter – Casual Register

Working under the direction of our Housekeeping Manager and her supervisors you would be responsible for distributing both clean and used linen and towels around the castle in preparation for the housekeeping team.

To be successful in this role you must be able to take instructions well with a pleasant ‘can do’ disposition and have the ability to work well in a fast moving team environment.

The job requires heavy lifting and carrying along with some cleaning duties.  We operate on a shift basis with a requirement for weekend working.  Hours will be dependent upon the needs of the business.


Conference/Events – Waiting and Bar Staff*

We are looking for new members to join our team. The role involves ensuring that we provide a smooth, efficient and professional service.

As part of a small team and under the direction of the Events Supervisor you would be required to provide quality customer service by taking orders, serving food and drinks, setting up and clearing tables.  Supporting weddings, conferences and special events we need hard working individuals with a high standard of personal presentation, a ‘can do’ attitude, amiable character and good verbal communications skills.

The hours of work are flexible and dependent on the requirements of the business but will include weekends and some weekdays. Full training will be given, so if you have the desire to offer exceptional service to our guests please apply using our application form above.

NB *Due to licencing laws candidates must be 18 years or over.