Jobs and Recruitment

Holdsworth House is a fantastic place to work. As a family owned, award-winning, independent hotel in Halifax, ours is a close-knit and friendly team. Right now, we're keen to recruit new talent into the business.

WHO WE ARE

Holdsworth House is an independent hotel, which has been owned by the same family for 60 years. The house was built in 1633 and has a long history as a private manor. The Pearson family bought it in 1962; you can read about the family and how the manor became a hotel on our blog.

Many in our team have worked here a long time, which we feel speaks volumes. Yes, we work hard but we work together and enjoy the flexibility and pace that comes from being an independent business, free from the restraints often found in large, corporate groups.

As well as meeting lots of wonderful guests every day, we're lucky to work amid stunning surroundings. We love turning up to Holdsworth House morning or night; there's really nowhere else like it.

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WHAT WE DO

Our motto is Something Special, Somewhere Unique because each day brings new guests, challenges and excitement and because Holdsworth House is seen as somewhere special to visit.

Holdsworth House is popular for leisure breaks, meetings and events such as weddings and parties. Whomever we're welcoming through the door, we offer outstanding customer service – every single time. It's important to us that each experience is memorable, no matter how many times a guest visits.

Wedding Master of Ceremonies Tracey

What We Can Do For You

You don't need a whole heap of experience, but we are looking for special, unique people who hold similar ideals to us. Our teams are knowledgeable, dedicated and confident, and we base our people selection on two key criteria: honesty and trust.

Led by General Manager Joseph Farrar, our department managers are super organisers, hard grafters and fantastic company to be around. Whether you're joining our bustling kitchen team, our friendly housekeeping team or our busy banqueting and events team, you'll receive clear instructions, proper training and the chance to progress your long career at Holdsworth House.

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Working for Holdsworth House

The basics:

Competitive salary

Full training

Free uniform

Inclusion in our pension scheme*

Annual, personal development reviews and support

20 days holiday and Bank Holiday hours

Employee Assistance Programme from Hospitality Action who offer advice for our staff 24 hours/7 days a week

The perks:

Free meals on duty

Discounted room rates for friends and family

Quarterly Tronc-based tip system

Quarterly bonus scheme (selected positions) based on company performance

Up to 50% off-duty discount on food and beverages

Annual staff Christmas lunch

A stunning work setting in three acres of grounds, close Bradford, Leeds and with good travel links

On-site parking

Fantastic career prospects for home-grown future managers

*Employees earning over £10,000pa, aged between 22 years and state pension age, qualify for the pension scheme

You need to be at least 16 years old to work here. Many roles require good, mobile physical health as you will be on your feet for most of the shift.

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RECRUITING NOW!

HOUSEKEEPER / ROOM ATTENDANT

Part-time, Permanent

Salary: £6.56 to £8.91 /hour

Holdsworth House is a four-star, two-storey, 36-bedroom hotel. All rooms are ensuite for double or twin occupancy and a number of Suites are available, including split-level Suites.

The hotel is regarded as one of the top wedding venues in Yorkshire and we are eagerly looking forward to reopening post COVID-19.

The Role

Ensure that housekeeping areas, such as communal corridors and meeting rooms, are at a high standard of cleanliness. Maintain the high standards of guest, public and back-of-house rooms.

Our Ideal Candidate

* Experience in a similar role is preferred. Good knowledge of housekeeping processes and procedures is desirable.

* Basic English communications skills

* Organised with an eye for detail

* Being positive, trustworthy and teamwork focussed

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KITCHEN PORTER

Full-time, Permanent

Salary: £6.60 /hour

The kitchens at Holdsworth House are its beating heart and the hotel is well known for its fantastic food and fresh banqueting services. To keep this bustling kitchen in full working order, we need a dedicated, super-organised Kitchen Porter.

* Support our chefs and their brigades by ensuring all cleaning routines are completed throughout the kitchens on a daily basis; our standards are sky high and our cleaning schedules are tight!

* You’ll be responsible for making sure all crockery, cutlery and glassware is cleaned to the highest standard before it reaches our guests. You’ll have an eagle eye for detail and understand the important part you play in making sure every element of our service is top notch

* Store all equipment, crockery, glassware and cutlery in each outlet accurately and safely. Make sure that the highest storage standards are maintained and keep things tidy so the teams can find what they need, when they need it

* Ensure the safe removal, segregation and storage of all recycling materials

* Build strong working relationships with our teams across the estate. Always be warm, professional, helpful and do everything you can to exceed expectations

The kind of person we're looking for…

* Ideally, you already have a good general knowledge of kitchens within hospitality and back-of-house operations and you’re also experienced in food hygiene and Health and Safety regulations

* You're used to working in fast-paced settings, you work well under pressure and thrive on challenge

* You're highly motivated and possess an immense sense of pride in your work; you're passionate about delivering the high standards for our guests

* You have a positive, 'can do' attitude to solving problems in a professional and courteous manner

* You're a strong team player with great communication skills and an enthusiastic approach

* You're well organised and punctual with an eagle eye for detail

* You want to be part of a team that works hard, supports each other and above all has fun along the way!

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FOOD AND BEVERAGE ASSISTANT

Permanent

Salary: £5.00 to £9.00 /hour

Holdsworth House has a top-rated restaurant and a beautiful, relaxing bar and lounge areas. We need a reliable, confident person to join our popular F&B team.

We want to hear from you

A key part of this role is the ability to talk to people both on the phone and face to face with confidence. If you're interested in applying please email us your CV. Remember to tell us your name and the role you're applying for:

1. Briefly, tell us something interesting about yourself

2. Why should we hire you? What makes you stand out from the crowd?

3. What interests you most about working at Holdsworth House?

The Role – Food and Beverage Assistant

If you enjoy variety and are at your best when being part of a team, as well as being passionate about delivering excellent guest service through delivering high-quality food and drinks drinks to all guests, this role is for you.

It’s imperative to remember your importance and your reason for completing each job – our guests! The experience has to be fantastic from taking and delivering a guest's order, dealing with customer transactions and queries.

You’ll be called upon to complete a wide variety of tasks and jobs within the hotel and it’s extremely important that you remain flexible and versatile around this. This is a full guest-facing role, where you play a vital part in delivering the best guest experience and it is important to remain friendly, approachable and be the best version of you whenever you come in to contact with one of our guests.

Whether you are an experienced waiter, bartender, an all-round amazing food and beverage team member or someone who has the passion to make a difference to this amazing hotel – we want you. You’ll pride yourself on your high levels of attention to detail and delivering amazing experiences to our guests. You'll enjoy being organised and thrive on routine, whilst comfortably and effectively managing your own time.

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JUNIOR SOUS CHEF

Full-time, Permanent

Salary: £22,000.00 to £25,000.00/year

The kitchens at Holdsworth House need to offer brilliance, attention to detail and immpecable organisation. It's a fantastic position for someone keen to impress and be a role model for others.

Key Responsibilities

* To assist the head chef and sous in the day-to-day running of the kitchen

* To ensure training and standards are kept at all times

* To ensure all products entering and leaving the kitchens are to the set, high standards

* To be aware of up to date modern trends and be 'industry aware'

Key Skills, Qualities and Experience

* Our successful Junior Sous Chef will be confident, self-motivated and present him/herself professionally in all circumstances

* You should have a high level of creativity and reliability

* You'll need a flexible approach to work

* You may have held a similar position within a hotel or banqueting venue

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WEDDING AND EVENTS COORDINATOR

Full-time, Permanent

Salary: £17,785.00 to £21,000.00/year

Holdsworth House is known as one of Yorkshire's top wedding hotels and best-loved venues for celebrations, meetings and events. We need someone who can uphold our enviable reputation and continue to grow the business.

We want to see you in action

A key part of this role is the ability to talk to people both on the phone and face to face with confidence. In addition to sending us your CV, we are asking you to apply for this role by emailing us a brief video of yourself answering the below three questions, plus anything else that you think is relevant. Remember to tell us your name and the role you're applying for:

1. Briefly, tell us something interesting about yourself

2. Why should we hire you? What makes you stand out from the crowd?

3. What interests you most about working at Holdsworth House?

(If you are unable to provide the requested application video for a particular reason then please do advise us in an email)

The Role

As Wedding Events Coordinator you will be responsible for all aspects of wedding sales and administration, from the initial enquiry through to the day of the event. In addition to the focus on weddings, you will have the flexibility and drive to organise and liaise with corporate guests for daily meeting bookings and other sales opportunities.

You will be responsible for driving and developing our wedding event business through proactive sales activity.

This role will also involve organising onsite wedding fairs and attending exhibitions as required. You will be required to provide factual and informative show rounds, providing clients with the full range of venue possibilities available to them.

As a Wedding Events Coordinator you will be passionate about people, have a personable approach, be an excellent and confident communicator by telephone and face to face. You'll provide a warm and professional service to our prospective brides and grooms.

Sales experience is desirable though not essential, as you will be involved in a number of proactive activities with a focus on gaining new business.

You will need a flexible approach to your working hours, which will include working some evenings and every wedding weekend to meet client appointment requirements.

You will work a base of 40 hours per week, across 5 days, but will need to have flexibility when the unexpected occurs.

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SENIOR SOUS CHEF

Full-time, Permanent

Salary: £25,000.00 to £27,000.00/year

The kitchens at Holdsworth House need to deliver the wow factor through beautifully presented food, imaginative flavours and quality ingredients. Are you our future Senior Sous Chef?

Key Responsibilities

* To assist our head chef in the day-to-day running of the kitchen

* To ensure training and standards are kept at all times

* To ensure all products entering and leaving the kitchens are to the set, high standards

* To be aware of up-to-date trends and be 'industry aware'

Key Skills, Qualities and Experience

* Our successful Senior Sous Chef will be confident, self-motivated and present him/herself professionally in all circumstances

* You should have a high level of creativity and reliability

* You'll need a flexible approach to work

* You may have held a similar Senior Sous Chef position within a hotel or banqueting venue

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BREAKFAST SUPERVISOR

Full-time/Part-time, Permanent

Salary: £12,000.00 to £20,000.00 /year

Holdsworth House has a top-rated restaurant and a beautiful, relaxing bar and lounge areas. We need a reliable, confident person to join our popular F&B team as Breakfast Supervisor.

We want to see you in action

A key part of this role is the ability to talk to people face to face with confidence. In addition to sending us your CV, we are asking you to apply for this role by emailing us a brief video of yourself answering the below three questions, plus anything else that you think is relevant. Remember to tell us your name and the role you're applying for:

1. Briefly, tell us something interesting about yourself

2. Why should we hire you? What makes you stand out from the crowd?

3. What interests you most about working at Holdsworth House?

(If you are unable to provide the requested application video for a particular reason then please do advise us in an email)

The Role

If you enjoy variety and are at your best when being part of a team as well as being passionate about delivering excellent guest service through delivering high-quality food and beverages to all guests, this role is for you.

It’s imperative to remember your importance and your reason for completing each job – our guests! The experience has to be fantastic from taking and delivering a guest's order, dealing with customer transactions and queries.

Whether you are an experienced waiter, bartender, an all-round amazing food and beverage team member or someone who has the passion to make a difference to this amazing hotel – we want you. You’ll pride yourself on your high levels of attention to detail and delivering amazing experiences to our guests. You'll enjoy being organised and thrive on routine, whilst comfortably and effectively managing your own time.

You will work a base of 40 hours per week across five days but will need to have flexibility when the unexpected occurs.

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CHEF DE PARTIE

Full-time, Permanent

Salary: £18,500.00 to £20,000.00/year

Holdsworth House has an enviable reputable for its restaurant and bar menu as well as its fresh banqueting service. Can you help us maintain impeccable standards and bring a creative flair?

What will I do?

* Owning your section, you will prepare, cook, and present dishes to the highest standard

* Work closely with the front-of-house team to ensure our guests have a memorable dining experience

* Keep up to date with the latest trends and using your innovative ideas to create and produce weekly specials on the menu

* Support and mentor any commis/apprentice chefs working alongside you in the team

* Ensure all areas of the kitchen are clean sanitised, before/during/after shifts

Do you have...

* A love for food delivery, creating your passion on a plate

* An ability to work under pressure within a fast-paced and challenging environment

* Good attention to detail

* Previous experience of working in a fast-paced kitchen environment, at a similar level with appropriate qualifications to support

* The keeness to demonstrate a professional, friendly and helpful attitude towards guests and colleagues

* A desire to work on your own initiative as well as working within a team

* The flexibility required to varied working hours, as weekend and evening work will be required in this role

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FOOD AND BEVERAGE SUPERVISOR

Full-time, Permanent

Salary: £17,883.00 to £20,000.00/year

Holdsworth House has a top-rated restaurant and a beautiful, relaxing bar and lounge areas. We need a reliable, confident person to supervise our popular F&B team.

We want to hear from you

A key part of this role is the ability to talk to people on the phone and face to face with confidence. We are asking you to apply for this role by emailing us your CV. Remember to tell us your name and the role you're applying for and:

1. Briefly, tell us something interesting about yourself

2. Why should we hire you? What makes you stand out from the crowd?

3. What interests you most about working at Holdsworth House?

The Role

If you enjoy variety and are at your best when being part of a team as well as being passionate about delivering excellent guest service through delivering high-quality food and beverages to all guests, this role is for you.

It’s imperative to remember your importance and your reason for completing each job – our guests! The experience has to be fantastic from taking and delivering a guest's order, dealing with customer transactions and queries.

You’ll be called upon to complete a wide variety of tasks and jobs within the hotel and it’s extremely important that you remain flexible and versatile around this. This is a full guest-facing role, where you play a vital part in delivering a fantastic guest experience and it is important to remain friendly approachable and be the best version of you whenever you come in to contact with one of our guests.

Whether you are an experienced waiter, bartender, an all-round amazing food and beverage team member or someone who has the passion to make a difference to this amazing hotel – we want you. You’ll pride yourself on your high levels of attention to detail and delivering amazing experiences to our guests. You'll enjoy being organised and thrive on routine, whilst comfortably and effectively managing your own time.

You will work a base of 40 hours per week across five days but will need to have flexibility when the unexpected occurs.

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HOTEL RECEPTIONIST

Full-time, Permanent

Salary: £18,000.00 to £19,500.00 /year

On average, we're delighted to welcome over 50,000 people through the doors of Holdsworth House each year, from wedding guests to those staying overnight, restaurant diners to conference delegates. We need someone friendly to offer everyone a warm welcome and to make a brilliant first impression.

We want to see you in action

A key part of this role is the ability to be able to talk to people face to face with confidence. In addition to sending us your CV, we are asking you to apply for this role by emailing us a brief video of yourself answering the below three questions, plus anything else that you think is relevant. Remember to tell us your name and the role you're applying for:

1. Briefly, tell us something interesting about yourself

2. Why should we hire you? What makes you stand out from the crowd?

3. What interests you most about working at Holdsworth House?

(If you are unable to provide the requested application video for a particular reason then please do advise us in an email)

The Role

You will be the first point of contact for when guests arrive to our award-winning hotel, providing an efficient and courteous service at all times. A helpful and hardworking attitude is key.

This role is for one of the faces of the businesses – you will be instantly recognisable to all guests and will form key relationships with our regulars.

Reception is the hub of the business and is fast paced and demanding. It requires individuals to be always focused and professional.

You will be responsible for the check-in and check-out of all guests, as well as answering all incoming calls, including reservations. The ability to be able to multi-task is key!

Coping with all of our guests questions and requests, and maintaining a smile and positive approach, is imperative to this role.

You will work a base of 40 hours per week across five days but will need to have flexibility when the unexpected occurs.

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NIGHT PORTER

Permanent

Salary: £18,500.00 to £20,000.00 /year

Holdsworth House is a 24-hour business and our historic building needs careful looking after at all hours of the day and night.

The Role

You will be the first point of contact for guests throughout the night to our award-winning hotel, providing an efficient and courteous service at all times. A helpful and hardworking attitude is key.

You will be responsible for the safety and security of the building during the evening, required to assist guests with any enquiries, as well as the preparation of the business for the following days’ activities.

The role requires someone to be a keen self-motivator who has the ability to be able to manage time effectively to complete all tasks.

Being able to multi-task and prioritise are key elements in any hospitality role and the Night Porter must embody this whilst keeping to their own high standards.

You will work a base of 40 hours per week across five days but will need to have flexibility when the unexpected occurs.

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MAINTENANCE MANAGER

Permanent

Salary: £18,500.00 to £21,000.00 /year

As a Grade II* Listed building Holdsworth House needs careful preservation. But it is also a modern, homely hotel that needs day-to-day maintenance to keep running smoothly. Can you join our team and be part of the manor's history?

The Role

As Maintenance Manager you will be responsible for keeping our wonderful old building in tip-top shape.
From simple repairs to planning longer term projects you will need to have a can-do attitude and an ability to think on your feet.

Key communication with suppliers and trade bodies is a big part of the role, as is self-motivation and organisation.

Being able to multi-task and prioritise are important elements in any hospitality role and the Maintenance Manager must embody this whilst keeping to their own high standards.

You will work a base of 40 hours per week across five days but will need to have flexibility when the unexpected occurs.

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