Thank you for your interest in working at Hothorpe Hall & The Woodlands. Our vacancies are listed below.

Restaurant & Bars Manager, full-time, competitive salary

We are looking to appoint a Restaurant and Bars Manager to oversee the whole of the food and beverage service departments, which include Dining facilities, Bar and Meetings & Events. You will have a team reporting directly to you who will work with you to enhance the guest experience.

We are looking for someone with excellent leadership qualities, the ability to interact with all levels of employees and management, extensive hotel food and beverage experience and have managed a team for at least two years.

You will be contracted to 162.5 hours per calendar month and work according to the needs of the business, making sure you're present for your team at all times of high sales.

Senior Chef de Partie - up to £19,000 p/a, full-time

We are looking to recruit a strong CDP to join our team. Must be experienced in preparing and cooking fresh quality food - no microwave technicians here!

You'll work a 40 hour week, with over time paid. Your shifts are more straights than splits, allowing for a great work life balance. You'll get meals while on duty, uniform supplied and the opportunity to participate in lots of staff social events.

Immediate start available. You will need your own transport or a reliable lift to and from work due to our rural location. 

Conference Porter - Up to £7.92 p/hr, part-time

We are recruiting for a part-time conference porter to assist in the set-up, service and cleaning of our conference rooms. 

Hours will be predominately be weekdays between 8:30am and 4:30pm. However, some flexibility is required to meet the needs of the business, which includes early starts from 6:30am, later finish times of 8pm, and some weekend hours. This is a part-time position of approx. 21 hours per week.

Housekeeping Assistants - Up to £7.60 p/hr

We are looking for Housekeeping Assistants to work a variety of shifts according to business needs. Experience in a similar role is preferred, although we are happy to train individuals with a keen eye for detail and a 'can do' attitude. Applicants should be aware that working in Housekeeping is physically demanding. You will need your own transport or a reliable lift to and from work due to our rural location.

We are looking to fill one position with a guaranteed 16 hours a week and further positions with variable hours offered.

Restaurant & Bars Assistants, part-time - Up to £7.60 p/hr

We require reliable restaurant & bars assistants to work mainly evening and weekend shifts. These are casual positions with work offered according to business needs. You will be serving drinks at the bar to wedding, function or conference guests and also working in our busy dining rooms, welcoming guests at meal times, laying tables, serving meals, clearing plates etc. This is a flexible role working across both our Woodlands & Hothorpe Hall venues, serving the dining room and bar.

Over 18s only and experience is ideal, but not necessary as training available. You will need your own transport or a reliable lift to and from work due to our rural location. 

To apply for any of the above positions, please email your letter and CV to Emily McDonald, Operations Manager, at

For an informal chat prior to application, please call Emily on 01858 881500, and for speculative job enquiries, please email  

There are lots of great benefits to working at Hothorpe Hall & The Woodlands:

  • Pension scheme with employer contribution
  • 20 days holiday plus 8 bank holidays per annum, pro rata for part-time staff.
  • Training and development plan and annual appraisal scheme for every employee.
  • Annual wage increase
  • Staff room, with tea & coffee supplied free of charge, for rest breaks.
  • Meal entitlement for staff starting work before 8am
  • Annual Christmas staff event, including secret Santa gift swap and lunch.
  • Christmas gifts from the Directors.
  • Annual staff trip out (or money to pay for employee leisure time in groups/teams if whole staff out day not possible)
  • Summer evening BBQ/hog roast event at Hothorpe Hall/The Woodlands, with invites extended to your family.
  • 30% off dining events at Hothorpe Hall & The Woodlands for every staff member. Reduced rate Treehouse breaks for staff.
  • Tips from customers divided equally between all staff.
  • Stunning surroundings and large gardens to enjoy during break times.
  • Staff social nights out arranged by staff.
  • The kudos associated with working for a growing and award-winning business.

Quotes from staff attending a 2016 Values and Vision Workshop:

"I feel trusted to execute my job."

"I feel my opinions and thoughts are welcomed and considered."

"We are a close knit team."

"I love the variety in my job because of the different markets."

"Hothorpe Hall is a very family orientated business."

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