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Careers

Careers

The unique energy of Manchester. The rare atmosphere and features of The Lowry Hotel. Enjoy dynamic, enriching career opportunities.

Our 5 star hotel in the heart of Manchester offers exceptional service for our guests who want a haven of luxury and style.

If this aligns with your career aspirations, we may be the next move for you. Our workforce is sizeable, dedicated and helpful, with experience and skills in many areas. Departments include The Lowry Spa, The River Restaurant & Bar, Concierge, Reception, Sales and Marketing, Accounting and Finance, Housekeeping, Room Service and Maintenance among many more.

The Lowry Hotel is an Equal Opportunities employer, should you require assistance with your application please contact the hotel directly and speak to the Human Resources department - HR@thelowryhotel.com

Discover our current vacancies by searching the relevant sections here.

“Imbued with Manchester's unique energy, The Lowry Hotel offers a diverse selection of dynamic, enriching career opportunities”

Benefits

The Lowry Hotel is renowned as a place guaranteed to ensure comfort, privacy and understated service for its guests with interiors that are contemporary and have a real sense of style.

In return for your dedication to delivering five star service and standards, we offer excellent training, development and progression opportunities in addition to other benefits such as hotel discounts, uniforms and meals on duty. Benefits include:

  • Uniform and Meals on duty provided
  • Unique team member discount rate of £25 room only and 50% of all food and drink.
  • Friends and family discount also available
  • Access to discounted rates with Millennium and Copthorne Hotels
  • Access to Wider Wallet benefits platform
  • Access to online training facilities with Flow
  • Death in service benefit for contracted employees

Casual F&B Assistant

Vacancy

As part of the food and beverage team you will be working with a British Classic Menu that it is influenced by locally sourced produce. As a Food and Beverage Assistant you will work in the River Restaurant, Lowry Lounge and Bar, C&B area and Room Service departments for The Lowry Hotel. The River Restaurant has been commended with 2 AA rosettes and aims to provide contemporary surroundings with fine dining in a relaxed setting. Live entertainment is provided most evenings and during Sunday lunch.

The role involves greeting and seating guests, taking orders, advising on menu choices, delivering and presenting food and beverages in the restaurant, bar and room service and conference & Banqueting departments, receiving payments and delivering a high level of personalised and professional service amongst other duties. You will be part of a team, working together to ensure all guests receive the highest level of service delivery and following the hotel standards.

The ideal candidate will preferably have previous food and beverage experience, excellent customer care and social skills, be able to work using their own initiative and the ability to work as part of a dynamic team.

The role is on a casual basis and will also involve working at weekends and may involve early starts and late finishes.

The Lowry Hotel’s service Brand Pillars of ‘Iconic’, ‘Individual’ and ‘Iconic’ service delivery are key attributes to all candidates for this role.

In return for your dedication to delivering five star service and standards, we offer excellent training, development and progression opportunities in addition to other benefits such as hotel discounts, uniforms and meals on duty.

The Lowry Hotel is renowned as a place guaranteed to ensure comfort, privacy and understated service for its guests with interiors that are contemporary and have a real sense of style.

“Benefits include: - Uniform and Meals on duty provided - Unique team member discount rate rooms and 50% of all food and drink. Friends and family discount also available. - Access to discounted rates with Millennium and Copthorne Hotels - Access to wider wallet benefits platform - Access to online training facilities with Flow - Death in service benefit for contracted employees The Lowry hotel is an equal opportunities employer.”

Director of Finance

Vacancy

Leading a Finance team of 4 you will report directly in to the General Manager and be responsible for the overall finance function of The Lowry Hotel.


The key results areas for this role include ( but not limited to)
The accuracy of reports and financial accounts.
Ensuring that all assets are accounted for and managed within the policies of the company and the owners.
Observation and attainment within the budgeted expenditure. Reporting on any major variances that may occur with full explanations.
Ensuring that approval for expenditure not included in the annual budget is sought from General Manager.
Close and accurate payroll management
Safeguarding the interest of The Lowry hotel and Investors.
Achieve hotel KPI’s as set annually.
The ideal candidate will have previous experience in a Director of Finance role and previous experience of using Opera, Fourth and Navision. Previous hotel experience is also advantageous. The candidate will also possess a methodical approach to working, produce work of a high standard of accuracy and be able to work to deadlines.

The Lowry Hotel’s service Brand Pillars of ‘Iconic’, ‘Individual’ and ‘Iconic’ service delivery are key attributes to all candidates for this role.

In return for your commitment to delivering five star service and standards, we offer excellent training and development opportunities in addition to other benefits such as hotel discounts, uniforms and meals on duty.

The Lowry Hotel is renowned as a place guaranteed to ensure comfort, privacy and understated service for its guests with interiors that are contemporary and have a real sense of style.

“Benefits include - Uniform and Meals on duty provided - Unique team member discount rate and 50% of all food and drink. Friends and family discount also available. - Access to discounted rates with Millennium and Copthorne Hotels - Access to wider wallet benefits platform - Access to online training facilities with Flow - Death in service benefit for contracted employees The Lowry hotel is an equal opportunities employer.”

Maintenance Operative

Vacancy

This role involves supporting the Chief Engineer and using the property management system for both preventative and reactive maintenance to ensure the smooth running of the hotel in accordance with legislation and Company procedures.

The role involves responding and prioritising maintenance requests, ensuring guests are safe and the hotel is fully functional. The successful candidate will undertake all maintenance tasks from basic electrics, plumbing, carpentry, minor electrical work and mechanical engineering work. 

The ideal candidate will possess the skills and experience to be able to carry out the above maintenance tasks to a high standard and be able to appreciate the privacy our guest require in a five star hotel.

The hours of work are on a shift basis including weekends, early & late shift. Therefore flexibility is essential.

The Lowry Hotel’s service Brand Pillars of ‘Iconic’, ‘Individual’ and ‘Intuitive’ service delivery are key attributes to all candidates for this role.

In return for your commitment to delivering five star service and standards, we offer excellent training and development opportunities in addition to other benefits such as hotel discounts, uniforms and meals on duty.

The Lowry Hotel is renowned as a place guaranteed to ensure comfort, privacy and understated service for its guests with interiors that are contemporary and have a real sense of style.

“Benefits include - Uniform and Meals on duty provided - Unique team member discount rate and 50% of all food and drink. Friends and family discount also available. - Access to discounted rates with Millennium and Copthorne Hotels - Access to wider wallet benefits platform - Access to online training facilities with Flow - Death in service benefit for contracted employees The Lowry hotel is an equal opportunities employer.”

Casual Kitchen Porter

Vacancy

You will report directly to the Chief Steward and will be monitored by the Senior Stewards throughout your shift. The role involves carrying out back of house cleaning duties as highlighted in the cleaning schedules, whilst ensuring the highest level of hygiene and cleanliness at all times.

The role will involve the removal of food wastage and rubbish at agreed intervals to the required standard and ensuring that the Food and Beverage Team are supported with any request for equipment.

As you will be working unsupervised for the part of your shift you must have the ability to work using initiative and completing tasks allocated for your shift. You will be an integral part of the team and if required you will have to assist.
The ideal candidate will have excellent customer service skills, be a good team player, is organised, has the ability to work unsupervised and be able to use initiative, standards driven and has a passion for service excellence.

The role operates on a shift based pattern basis including work in the evenings and weekends.

The Lowry Hotel’s service Brand Pillars of ‘Iconic’, ‘Individual’ and ‘Intuitive’ service delivery are key attributes to all candidates for this role.

In return for your commitment to delivering five star service and standards, we offer excellent training and development opportunities in addition to other benefits such as hotel discounts, uniforms and meals on duty.

The Lowry Hotel is renowned as a place guaranteed to ensure comfort, privacy and understated service for its guests with interiors that are contemporary and have a real sense of style.

“Benefits include - Uniform and Meals on duty provided - Unique team member discount rate and 50% of all food and drink. Friends and family discount also available. - Access to discounted rates with Millennium and Copthorne Hotels - Access to wider wallet benefits platform - Access to online training facilities with Flow - Death in service benefit for contracted employees The Lowry hotel is an equal opportunities employer.”

Demi Chef de Partie

Vacancy

You will report directly to the Executive Chef and be part of a team of 20. The role involves assisting the Chef de Partie in the preparation and the presentation of food to the established standards. You will also be responsible for the smooth running of your section in the absence of the Chef de Partie.

The ideal candidate will have achieved NVQ Level 2 and working toward NVQ Level 3 or equivalent in food prep. Experience in a similar role and working in a busy kitchen environment is essential with a drive and enthusiasm to learn.

If you are eager to gain experience and development in a busy, quality kitchen then this role is for you. In return for your hard work and commitment to learning, you will be rewarded not only financially but also through the sharing of knowledge from top chefs.

Flexibility in this role is essential as the hours of work are on a shift basis including weekends, early & late shift.
The Lowry Hotel’s service Brand Pillars of ‘Iconic’, ‘Individual’ and ‘Intuitive’ service delivery are key attributes to all candidates for this role.

In return for your commitment to delivering five star service and standards, we offer excellent training and development opportunities in addition to other benefits such as hotel discounts, uniforms and meals on duty.

The Lowry Hotel is renowned as a place guaranteed to ensure comfort, privacy and understated service for its guests with interiors that are contemporary and have a real sense of style.

“The Lowry Hotel is an equal opportunities employer”

Executive Head Chef

Vacancy

As the leader for the brigade of chefs in both the main kitchen and the banqueting kitchen you will be working with a British Classic Menu that it is influenced by locally sourced produce. As Executive Head Chef you will be responsible for providing 2 AA Rosette standard food for The River Restaurant, Lowry Lounge and Bar, The Terrace, Room Service department and the conference and function rooms for The Lowry Hotel. The River Restaurant has been commended with 2 AA rosettes and aims to provide contemporary surroundings with fine dining in a relaxed setting. Live entertainment is provided most evenings and during Sunday lunch.

 To assist in the preparation of food budgets and to achieve their requirements with respect to food sales, average spend, profit percentages and operating expenses.
 In conjunction with the finance team, introduce and maintain standard costed recipes for all food items served in the hotel and food control systems.
 To frequently check that reporting staff adheres to the agreed recipes and portion control standards to maintain consistency in product and avoid wastage/over production.
 To possess comprehensive knowledge and skills in food preparation, cooking and presentation.
 To develop and oversee the organisation of food preparation and production according to the demands of business whilst maintaining the required hotel standard.
 To design and implement supplier specifications for all food items.
 To carry out a monthly stock takes.
 To maintain the hotel systems for requisitioning food and general suppliers.
 To ensure effective food storage and stock rotation.
 To ensure high standards of cleanliness within the food preparation areas and to accompany the E.H.O. on their inspections of Kitchen areas.
 To ensure food production equipment and utensils are maintained in good working order and used according to manufacturers instructions.
 To ensure that you and all reporting staff prevent food contamination by implementing and practising good chemical, food and personal hygiene habits.
 To ensure the safe use and storage of chemicals within food preparation areas in line with the C.O.S.H.H. regulations.
 To be aware of current food trends and to develop new techniques and menu items to increase sales, reduce costs and improve the productivity, knowledge and skills of departmental staff.
 To represent the Kitchen at the daily Food and Beverage meetings.
 To make daily inspections of food outlets to assess quality of food production and presentation.
 To ensure staff food meets agreed criteria every service.
 To act as a full member of the Management team and to carry out Management duties delegated to you by the Food and Beverage Manager.

This role requires an active role within the management team and will include attendance at daily/weekly meetings, monitoring budgets, and attending the profit and loss review. The role will involve Duty Management shifts within the hotel.

The ideal candidate will possess a professional approach and demonstrate outstanding communication and interpersonal skills. You must have excellent organisational skills and previous experience of setting and managing budgets is also essential.

Flexibility in this role is essential as the hours of work are on a shift basis including weekends, early & late shift. The Lowry Hotel’s service Brand Pillars of ‘Iconic’, ‘Individual’ and ‘Iconic’ service delivery are key attributes to all candidates for this role.

The Lowry Hotel’s service Brand Pillars of ‘Iconic’, ‘Individual’ and ‘Intuitive’ service delivery are key attributes to all candidates for this role.

In return for your commitment to delivering five star service and standards, we offer excellent training and development opportunities in addition to other benefits such as hotel discounts, uniforms and meals on duty.

The Lowry Hotel is renowned as a place guaranteed to ensure comfort, privacy and understated service for its guests with interiors that are contemporary and have a real sense of style.

“Benefits include: - Uniform and Meals on duty provided - Unique team member discount rate of twentyfive pound per room only and 50% of all food and drink. Friends and family discount also available. - Access to discounted rates with Millennium and Copthorne Hotels - Access to wider wallet benefits platform - Access to online training facilities with Flow - Death in service benefit for contracted employees The Lowry Hotel is an Equal Opportunities employer.”

Commis Chef

Vacancy

You will report directly to the Executive Chef and be part of a passionate team. The role involves assisting in the preparation of items ensuring the high standard of quality food and presentation at all time.

If you are eager to gain experience and development in a busy, quality kitchen then this role is for you. In return for your hard work and commitment to learning, you will be rewarded not only financially but also through the sharing of knowledge from top chefs.

Ideally you should have gained your NVQ Level 2 or equivalent in food prep however if you have not yet gained that, we can provide NVQ training. We also require you to have some previous experience in a busy kitchen environment and show a willingness to learn.

Flexibility in this role is essential as the hours of work are on a shift basis including weekends, early & late shift.
The Lowry Hotel’s service Brand Pillars of ‘Iconic’, ‘Individual’ and ‘Iconic’ service delivery are key attributes to all candidates for this role.

In return for your commitment to delivering five star service and standards, we offer excellent training and development opportunities in addition to other benefits such as hotel discounts, uniforms and meals on duty.

The Lowry Hotel is renowned as a place guaranteed to ensure comfort, privacy and understated service for its guests with interiors that are contemporary and have a real sense of style.

“Benefits include: - Uniform and Meals on duty provided - Unique team member discount rate and 50% of all food and drink. Friends and family discount also available. - Access to discounted rates with Millennium and Copthorne Hotels - Access to wider wallet benefits platform - Access to online training facilities with Flow - Death in service benefit for contracted employees”

Chef de Partie

Vacancy

If you are eager to gain experience and development in a busy, quality kitchen then this role is for you. In return for your hard work and commitment to learning, you will be rewarded not only financially but also through the sharing of knowledge from top chefs.

You will report directly to the Executive Chef and be part of a passionate. The role involves assisting the Sous Chefs in the preparation and the presentation of food to the established standards whilst mentoring the Demi/Commis Chefs. You will also be responsible for the smooth running of your section in the absence of the Senior Team.

Ideally you will be fully qualified achieving NVQ Level 2 & 3 or equivalent in food preparation. Have the ability to run a section in the kitchen and be responsible for the preparation and presentation of food according to the established standards. Previous experiences of effectively manage food storage and stock rotation is desirable. Both Food Hygiene & HACCP knowledge would be desirable in this role.

Flexibility in this role is essential as the hours of work are on a shift basis including weekends, early & late shift.
The Lowry Hotel’s service Brand Pillars of ‘Iconic’, ‘Individual’ and ‘Iconic’ service delivery are key attributes to all candidates for this role.

In return for your commitment to delivering five star service and standards, we offer excellent training and development opportunities in addition to other benefits such as hotel discounts, uniforms and meals on duty.

The Lowry Hotel is renowned as a place guaranteed to ensure comfort, privacy and understated service for its guests with interiors that are contemporary and have a real sense of style.

“The Lowry Hotel is an equal opportunity employer”

Banqueting Sous Chef

Vacancy

You will report directly into the Executive Head Chef and be responsible for the banqueting function and responsible for a team of 5 chefs. Your duties will include:

• Assisting the Executive Chef in being responsible for the management of all banqueting food production to clients within the hotel.
• Supervising the preparation of regular food items and any other special functions.
• Assisting the Executive Chef in the ordering of food purchases and stock control, ensuring that stock levels are in line with Company requirements.
• Instructing, briefing and supervising the brigade in their daily tasks, and when required assist them in their preparation of food.
• Maintaining high levels of communication between Sous Chefs and Chef de parties at all times, in particular ensuring special messages / requests are dealt with promptly.
• Checking all food deliveries for quality, quantity and maintain close liaison with Purchasing Department.
• Preparing food requisitions in accordance with daily routine, taking into account advance planning, special bookings and staffing levels.
• Assisting the Executive Chef in investigating and continually improving the menu items, which are best, suited to the Kitchen operation.
• Assisting the Executive Chef in planning and preparation of menus.
• Ensuring that maximum effort is given to achieving an efficient service whilst maintaining the highest possible standards.
• Making regular visits to each section of the Kitchen and advise the Executive Chef as necessary of any problems.
• Ensuring that kitchen staff are aware of any changes that may affect their working patterns and individual responsibilities.
• Generally being responsible for their well-being and morale.
• Organising and checking rosters, ensuring adequate staffing levels at all times.
• Ensure that staff are efficient, smart and clean at all times.
• Assisting the Executive Chef in preparation and planning of charges in staffing levels, and recommendations for promotion.
• Encouraging and support members of the brigade by motivating them and whenever possible, personally show example and follow up the progress made.
• Maintaining discipline in fair and consistent manner, ensuring that the Disciplinary Procedures are adhered to.
• Ensuring regular and adequate briefings to brigade before service time.
• Ensuring that training programmes and training records are being implemented within each section of the Kitchen and to monitor any on-job training being carried out.
• Completing on a weekly basis, departmental timesheets, ensuring that all absenteeism, sickness, holidays and overtime are properly recorded and authorised by the Executive Chef.
• Maintaining high standards of personal hygiene and ensuring the cleanliness of lockers, showers, toilets and changing rooms are maintained to the required standard of the Hotel.
• Generally being alert for opportunities to improve the profitability of the Kitchen operation.
• Controlling the wastage of food.
• Generally being responsible for economy of utilities, such as use of gas, electricity and water.
• Maintaining effective communication between Kitchen and other departments within the hotel, paying particular attention to Restaurant, Floor Service, Bar and Banqueting Departments
• Ensuring that all refrigerated areas are kept clean and temperatures are maintained at correct levels and recorded in the correct manner.
• Liaising with Back of House Department ensuring that all Kitchen areas and equipment are clean in accordance with the Hotels Hygiene Regulations.
• Ensuring that all Kitchen equipment is safe and in perfect working order and that staff using it are fully trained and conform with our Health and Safety Regulations.
• Ensuring that any faulty equipment is reported and recorded in the correct manner.
• Ensuring high standards of cleanliness within the food preparation areas and to accompany the E.H.O. on their inspections of Kitchen areas.
• Ensuring food production equipment and utensils are maintained in good working order and used according to manufacturers instructions.
• Ensuring that you and all reporting staff prevent food contamination by implementing and practising good chemical, food and personal hygiene habits.
• Ensuring the safe use and storage of chemicals within food preparation areas in line with the C.O.S.H.H regulations.
• Being aware of current food trends and to develop new techniques and menu items to increase sales, reduce costs and improve the productivity, knowledge and skills of departmental staff.
• Representing the Kitchen at the daily Food and Beverage meetings in the absence of the Executive Chef.


Flexibility in this role is essential as the hours of work are on a shift basis including weekends, early & late shift.

The Lowry Hotel’s service Brand Pillars of ‘Iconic’, ‘Individual’ and ‘Iconic’ service delivery are key attributes to all candidates for this role.

If you are eager and passionate about the food industry and want to gain experience and development in a busy, quality kitchen then this role is for you. In return for your hard work and commitment to learning, you will be rewarded not only financially but also through the sharing of knowledge from top chefs.

In return for your commitment to delivering five star service and standards, we offer excellent training and development opportunities in addition to other benefits such as hotel discounts, uniforms and meals on duty.

The Lowry Hotel is renowned as a place guaranteed to ensure comfort, privacy and understated service for its guests with interiors that are contemporary and have a real sense of style.

“The Lowry Hotel is an equal opportunities employer”

Mixologist - Full Time

Vacancy

Working as and food and beverage team member you will be working on The Lowry Bar serving 5* cocktails and premium products and delivering a seamless service experience for our guests.

The role involves greeting creating and serving drinks to our guests, ensuring the bar and surrounding area is well maintained and ensuring that the stock levels are correct. This is a guest facing role and so the idea candidate will deliver seamless service with a proactive hospitality approach. You will be part of large a team working together to ensure all guests receive the highest level of service delivery and following the hotel standards.

The ideal candidate will preferably have previous Bar and cocktailing experience, excellent customer care and social skills, be able to work using their own initiative and the ability to work as part of a dynamic team.

The role will also involve working at weekends and may involve early starts and late finishes.

The Lowry Hotel’s service Brand Pillars of ‘Iconic’, ‘Individual’ and ‘Intuitive’ service delivery are key attributes to all candidates for this role.

In return for your dedication to delivering five star service and standards, we offer excellent training, development and progression opportunities in addition to other benefits such as hotel discounts, uniforms and meals on duty.

The Lowry Hotel is renowned as a place guaranteed to ensure comfort, privacy and understated service for its guests with interiors that are contemporary and have a real sense of style.

“Benefits include: - Uniform and Meals on duty provided - Unique team member discount rate and 50% of all food and drink. Friends and family discount also available. - Access to discounted rates with Millennium and Copthorne Hotels - Access to wider wallet benefits platform - Access to online training facilities with Flow - Death in service benefit for contracted employees The Lowry hotel is an equal opportunities employer.”