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

Current Opportunities


Senior Sous Chef 

(Posted 24th March 2015)

An opportunity has arisen for a Senior Sous Chef to join Lumley Castle as part of their dynamic 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


Bar Supervisor – guaranteed 20 hours

We are looking to recruit an efficient, experienced bar supervisor to take on the responsibility of looking after one of our busy function bars which could be for a wedding, business meeting or private function. You would be required to run and supervise a small team, handle orders for drinks, manage payments and to assist in cost control and the production of stock reports. The successful applicant will have exceptional customer service skills, people management experience to run the team and a good knowledge of bar procedures. We guarantee 20 hours with this position however we would need the applicant to be flexible to cover the demands of the business.

If you feel you can offer the skills and personality to join our team along with a very high standard of personal presentation, please fill in the application form above and forward with a covering letter.


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.