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Recent winner -YORKSHIRE TOURIST BOARD’S Hotel of the Year

The BEST WESTERN PLUS Dean Court Hotel

AA **** Stars. VISIT BRITAIN **** and Silver Award . AA Rosettes Awards for 9 years.

The Hotel has achieved Greeen Tourism – SILVER award status (2012) and is an active accredited member of THE CARBON TRUST AND CONSIDERATE HOTELS. VOTED YORKSHIRE TOURIST BOARD’S WHITE ROSE HOTEL OF THE YEAR 2009. VOTED BEST WESTERN’S North East Region HOTEL OF THE YEAR 2009.

The Dean Court has one of the friendliest working atmospheres and professional teams.

Every member of staff is recognised and appreciated, enabling them to give of their best for their own professional pride. Management style is hands-on thus never far from giving actual support whenever it’s needed.

The Hotel has been the first in York to gain accreditation from EXCELLENCE THROUGH PEOPLE – a highly regarded scheme that recognises best Personnel practices in the way Hospitality profession.

The hotel offers ongoing training, not necessarily limited to one’s specific position.There are regular Personal Development and Appraisal Sessions and opportunities for training in all Depts of Hotel and Restaurant.


  • Staff members are welcome to bring a guest to Lunch or Dinner in D.C.H (wine included) and also in The Court Cafe-Bar once a year, for free. (Other friends can come too at reduced rates).
  • Discounted rates are available at all other BEST WESTERN Hotels through the FRIENDS AND FAMILY scheme.
  • Discounts at many businesses, bars, restaurants and tourist attractions in the city through schemes run by VISIT YORK, CHAMBER OF COMMERCE and others.
  • Uniform, Meals on duty.

For a list of current vacancies please see below or visit:


Current job vacancies 


Hotel Receptionist - Full time

As Receptionist, you will make guests feel welcome, manage room bookings and deal with requests that guests make during their stay and must perform the following tasks to the highest standards: 

  • dealing with bedroom or restaurant bookings by phone, e-mail, letter, fax or face-to-face;
  • completing procedures when guests check in and check out; 
  • preparing bills and taking payments; 
  • taking and passing on messages to guests or departments;
  • answering questions about what the hotel offers and the surrounding area


Valet Porter  - Full time

The successful candidate will be responsible for: 

  • meeting and greeting guests;
  • handling and storing of guest luggage; 
  • valet parking of guests' cars; 
  • assist with any guest requirements;
  • ensure hotel areas are clean and tidy at all times 


Sorry. Currently there are no vacancies 

Food and Beverage    

F&B Staff - Part Time/Casual

We have serveral vacancies for part time/casual F&B staff. In time, the outstanding candidates will get the chance to become full time members of our time, should they have the flexibility and the will to do so.

Your responsibilities in our F&B department will include: 

  • ensure the guests receive high quality service at all times
  • welcoming and serving guests in D.C.H, THE COURT and the Bar
  • preparing hot, cold and mixed drinks
  • displaying knowledge of the food, drinks and wine menus
  • maintaining high standards of cleanliness and acceptable levels of appearance of the facilities at all times


Sorry. Currently there are no vacancies

How to apply     

Please email your CV alongside a covering letter to 
or post your application to the hotel