Joseph Holt


As a growing business we are always interested in hearing from talented, dedicated and passionate people to join our team here at Joseph Holt. We think it's a great place to work, with numerous opportunities across different parts of the company, all with competitive financial packages.

If you feel you could contribute to the Joseph Holt family whether it be bar or kitchen work at a particular pub or a member of staff at The Brewery, please send your current CV (with a covering letter) to

If you are interested in becoming a Pub Manager or entering into a Management Partnership, then please view our Manage a Pub section.

Other options include our tenancy package along with our new Retail Partnership Agreement.

Available Roles

Posted: 6th August 2018 / Apply before: 31st March 2019

Trainee Chef - The Hayfield, Ormskirk

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Trainee Chef at The Hayfield, Ormskirk.

Are you an enthusiastic, reliable person who has a sizzling ambition to learn? If so, we might just have the perfect job for you to stick your teeth into. At Joseph Holt, we are always expanding our teams, if you want to enjoy your thyme at work, put our customers first and work in a great atmosphere it might be us you’re cooking for.

Joseph Holt is an independent family owned company, operating over 120 pubs, restaurants and hotels within Greater Manchester, Cheshire and Lancashire, producing a range of award-winning beers from our Brewery in Manchester. We are a friendly family run company that are passionate about what we do.

Situated on County Road, in the quiet town of Ormskirk, this attractive pub is a hit with locals and students alike. This lovely old building has ample parking and a large beer garden with heaters, tables and chairs. The interior provides a cosy atmosphere with its big armchairs and open fire and a huge range of cask ales. Due to its location, it is great for those who are on route to the city centre for a night out. The Hayfield also offers a delightful pub-food menu at affordable prices, served from 11:00am - 10pm, 7 days a week.

The Role Line Chef

The successful Trainee Chef will be passionate about food, quality, and standards within the business. You will prepare, cook and present meals to specification and ensure the highest standards of cleanliness, safety, and compliance with hygiene regulations. There are full and part-time positions available, the role will also include evening and weekend work.

About You

  • You need to be self-motivated, an outgoing person that works well with others and has a real passion for great food.
  • You have the ability to remain calm under pressure in a fast paced environment.
  • The ability to work flexibly according to the needs of the business.
  • You will have some experience working in a commercial kitchen.
  • Lots of experience is not necessary, however, a willingness to learn and work as part of a team is essential.
  • You’ll need an eye for details and be able to work under pressure.
  • Minimum level 1 food hygiene.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a growing community pub company, with a genuine focus on people, who are committed to providing excellent training and development. We offer full support throughout your career with an emphasis on continued learning and development. We pride ourselves on our teamwork and if you think you could fit in with us please don’t hesitate to apply; a great future at Holt's is waiting for you…

To start your rewarding career at the Hayfield, click the apply button to send your CV.