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.


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We are looking for Yorkshire's finest staff to join our thriving service team. Please apply whether you are an experienced waiter, an all-round amazing food and beverage team member, or someone who has the passion to make a difference to this amazing hotel. This role is for you if you:

  • enjoy variety and are at your best when being part of a team
  • are passionate about delivering excellent guest service through delivering high-quality food & beverages
  • are someone with a great personality
  • have the confidence to recommend food and drinks, and serve with flair
  • understand how important your role is in adding value to the guest experience
  • are confident in taking and delivering an order, dealing with customer transactions and dealing with guest queries
  • pride yourself on your high levels of attention to detail and can deliver amazing experiences to our guests
  • are organised and thrive on routine whilst comfortably and effectively managing your own time.

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 fully guest facing role 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.

This role will involve working weekends, evenings and holiday periods.

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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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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 Chris Meehan (pictured), 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.

Deputy general manager Chris

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.