A career in hospitality is hard work but it is also one of the most rewarding – a vibrant, fast-paced environment where every day is different and brings its own challenges and rewards.

Peckforton Castle truly is an enchanting place to work, an award winning and breathtaking and very unique venue. Our service philosophy is paramount in all that we do and subsequently in all the roles within the Castle. As a result we look to employ exceptional individuals who share the same passion for customer service as we do.

Please find our current vacancies listed below:

Now Recruiting:

HR Admin Assistant

Peckforton Castle, an enchanting hotel in the heart of Cheshire are looking for a HR Admin Assistant to join our team.

Duties include:

  • Updating HR employee files
  • Issuing employment contracts
  • Updating online systems and spreadsheets
  • Assisting with payroll
  • Completing new starter packs
  • Tracking holidays
  • Ordering stationery/uniforms
  • Working to budgets
  • Providing confidential advice and guidance to employees
  • Advertise jobs
  • Assist HR Manager with interviewing
  • Assist HR Manager with H&S procedures
  • Assist HR Manager with new starter inductions
  • Develop ongoing training for all departments within the company
  • Other ad hoc duties

We are looking for someone who is extremely confidential, accurate, able to work unsupervised, able to use own initiative, PC literate, able to handle lots of paperwork and work to strict deadlines. Previous HR experience is desirable but not essential as full training will be given for the right candidate.

In return we offer 28 days holiday a year (pro rata) inclusive of bank holidays, company benefit scheme, discounted hotel stays, discounts on fine dining and activities. Full uniform is also provided

This is a part time vacancy working 24 hours a week over 3 days and the hourly rate is £8 per hour.

If you haven't heard from us within 14 days please consider your application to have been unsuccessful.

Pastry Commis Chef – Salary negotiable depending on experience

The role of the pastry Commis Chef is to:

  • Complete preparation of produce as instructed
  • Adhere to the kitchen cleaning schedule
  • Accept deliveries and rotate stock
  • Have knowledge of the full menu

We are looking for someone who is:

  • Organised
  • Has good craft skills
  • Motivated
  • Good communication skills
  • Good team player
  • Calm under pressure

In return we offer up to 28 holiday days a year (inclusive of bank holidays), company benefit scheme, full uniform and career progression.

If you would like to apply for this position, please forward your CV to Emmeline Coppock, in order to be considered.

Porter - £15,500 PA

Serving guests in a hospitable manner to ensure a positive guest experience during arrival and departure and to ensure the smooth and efficient running of the Hotel and Conference operation.


  • Pro-active and reliable.
  • Maintaining good personal standards of grooming, hygiene and presentation.
  • Have working knowledge of health and safety procedures.
  • Have working knowledge of COSSH.
  • Able to work alone and within a team.
  • Computer skills.
  • AV equipment skills.
  • Good level of English essential.
  • Strong Communication skills (verbal, listening, writing).
  • Self-starting personality with an even disposition.
  • Maintain a professional appearance and manner at all times.
  • Must be willing to “pitch-in” and help co-workers with their job duties and be a team player.
  • Ability to perform basic mathematical computations.
  • Knowledge of hotel operations, including security and safety programs, repairs, maintenance.
  • Knowledge of hotel layout.
  • Knowledge of hotel facilities.
  • Superior communication skills to provide information and associated services to hotel management and guests.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective and pleasant working relationships with associates, customers and patrons.


  • To ensure all function areas are clean and tidy
  • To handle customer requests and complaints.
  • To handle the switchboard, answering telephone promptly, using correct greeting and telephone etiquette.
  • To set up conference rooms as per function sheet and company standards.
  • To ensure refreshments are served at times requested.
  • To ensure conference equipment is kept in good working order.
  • To ensure the cleanliness of conference areas, kitchen and store rooms.
  • Checking guests in and out.
  • To be in constant communication with reception via telephone or radio.
  • Assist in valet parking and ensure customer satisfaction at all times.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: £15,500.00 /year

Required licence or certification:

  • Driving licence required due to location of business

To enquire further please contact:

Emmeline Coppock: HR Co-ordinator
Tel: 01829 260 930