We are hiring! We are looking to grow our team with people who share the same drive and passion for hospitality as we do.

What sort of people?

Passionate.  Original.  Daring.  Flexible.  Engaging.  Curious.   Unforgettable.   Different.  All about the Guest.

We want people who want to make a difference, who care about creating a guest experience that is as unique and memorable as the County Hotel, Chelmsford.  We are always moving forward so look for people who are up for the challenge and willing to step outside their comfort zone.

The Company

A privately owned 4 Star City centre hotel; with 50 bedrooms, Rosette restaurant & large conference & banqueting facilities

The County Hotel, Chelmsford is a City centre hotel with an eclectic mix of guests from laid back leisure guests to busy executives. A strong ethos of customer care and personal development has been the keystone to the hotel’s success in recent years.

Recent Awards & Recognition

We are proud to be awarded 4 Stars by The AA & Visit England.

Delighted to recently retained our AA rosette for dining culinary excellence & Breakfast Award from Visit England.

Gold award from The Green Tourism board for our Eco friendliness & systems

What we can offer you...

You will receive competitive remuneration, staff meals whilst on duty, membership of the staff and friends dining and accommodation scheme

How to apply 

To apply for any position, please send your CV and a cover letter to Natasha Barbosa at

Chef de Partie - Full Time

This is a full time, permanent, year-round role. Usual hours of work are 48 per week, shifts will mix from splits and straight, depending on business requirements. The County Hotel is looking to recruit an enthusiastic and passionate CDP to work in our hotel brigade. Quality local produce, rotating table d’hote menus with a la carte options, events, weddings and conferences.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Cooking to high standards for our TDH style and a la’ carte menus.
  • Producing large volumes of food at a consistently high standard.
  • Looking ahead at forecasted numbers and ensure your section is adequately prepared.
  • Competently run a section of the kitchen with good working practices in wastage control.
  • Assisting in the development and planning of menus, including future food trends, demonstrating passion about developing new styles of service.
  • Assisting with stock taking as and when required.
  • Ensuring that all guests requests/food orders are given a prompt and efficient service and expectations are consistently exceeded.

Our ideal candidate will have:

  • To be a team player, assisting other team members when necessary Configure
  • Previous experience in a similar role in a 1 or 2 Rosette restaurant
  • Have a flexible approach to work.
  • Ideally have experience of working in a busy kitchen and potentially looking to progress to different sections in the future 

Night Porter - Full Time

We are recruiting for a Night Porter to taking responsibility for ensuring the delivery of high standards of service within this 50 bedroomed, 4 star city centre hotel, creating fantastic memories for our guests throughout the night.

We have a superb opportunity for a Night Porter to join the Team. As Night Porter, you will be responsible for looking after the guests and the hotel throughout the night. You will need to have a sound knowledge of Front Office procedures ideally with experience of Opera and perform check in and check out processes. This position would suit someone with previous hotel night experience, who is self-motivated with a passion for service excellence. Hours over 5 days, 10:30pm to 8am. 

Main Duties:

The Night Porter role involves a range of duties, including: reception duties, bar service, providing porterage services to customers on arrival and departure, Act as a Fire Officer when on duty and ensure security of the site, room service, cash handling, cleaning, setting up of rooms and ensuring our Company values and standards are consistently delivered during night time hours.

To be successful the ideal Night Porter will be well organised and detail orientated, as well as having a flexible approach and being able to adapt quickly to change. You should have proven customer service skills and the ability to anticipate guest needs, be punctual, reliable and professional with the ability to remain calm at all times. MUST BE OVER THE AGE OF 18.

Casual Housekeeping/Room Assistant 

We are looking for a Housekeeping/Room Assistant to service our hotel bedrooms and public areas.

Experience of cleaning or housekeeping positions is desirable. Shifts are 9am-2pm.

Candidates need to be flexible as the work will include weekends, school holidays etc.

Currently we require someone for covering staff holidays so the amount of shifts will vary week to week will the possibility of leading to a set weekly contract dependent on the candidate and needs of the business.


Food and Beverage Assistant

This role includes waiting on tables in the restaurant, corporate and banqueting functions and bar work.

Candidates will need excellent English, be well presented, hard working and have experience in bar/restaurant work.

You must be over the age of 18 for this role due to licensing laws.