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

Chef de Partie
(posted 31st March 2015)

We’re looking  for a Chef de Partie to join our already impressive team. As Chef de Partie you must be;

  • Passionate about your work and have the ability to cope under pressure
  • Someone who is able to run their own section
  • Willing to learn under the wing of the Head chef and Sous chef
  • Able to demonstrate the ability to work in a busy establishment
  • A  team player with a bright personality
  • A consistent performer with great attention to detail
  • Someone who is looking for progression within the company.

If you feel you have what it takes to join our kitchen straight away, then please fill in our on line application form and forward to


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


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.