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

Porter (posted 21st April 2017)
A vacancy has arisen for a porter at Lumley Castle.  We are looking for a competent, flexible person who is capable of working a number of shifts with the occasional night shift 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  Employment Application Form . Please forward  your completed application form with a supporting letter to our HR department.  Applications not using this form will unfortunately not be considered.


Senior Sous Chef  (posted 3rd Jan 2017)

A rare opportunity has arisen for a Senior Sous Chef to join Lumley Castle as part of the kitchen team.

Working under the direction of our Head Chef you will have strong kitchen skills along with excellent organisation and people management aptitude.  Your responsibilities will include running the kitchen in the absence of the head chef as well as participation in menu planning, stock taking, ordering and the development of the kitchen team.

The successful applicant will have a strong background preferably in a similar hotel and will have a considerable experience of both banqueting and restaurant catering with the skill to produce a consistent product in a pressurised environment.

Applications should be submitted using our on line application form and forwarded with a covering letter to [email protected]


Sous Chef   (posted 3rd Jan 2017)
We are looking for Sous Chef to join our prestigious well established kitchen team.
Working with our Head Chef you will need to have strong kitchen skills, excellent
organisation and be able to demonstrate the ability to people manage in a high
pressured hotel kitchen.

There will be opportunities for the successful job applicant in this position for considerable responsibility, including participation in menu planning, stock taking, ordering, training and team development alongside the production of consistently high quality food.

Ideally you will have a background in hotels with experience in both banqueting
and restaurant catering.

To apply please complete and submit our online application form 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]