Working at Ripley Castle

Ripley Castle is a destination of choice for many including day visitors, Boar’s Head residents and guests attending weddings and private events.

We believe it is our staff who make the difference. As a family-owned business, we care about our employees and we work together to deliver great service in a friendly and supportive environment.

Our current opportunities:

Estate Chef Opportunities – all levels

Due to expansion and now overseeing additional kitchens across the Estate, our Estate Head Chef is looking for passionate and talented Chefs to join our team.

Whether you are looking to start in the industry or ready for your first Head Chef role, we want to hear from you.

You will be working alongside an established and loyal team who work together across multiple kitchens across the Estate, providing lots of variety in menu and service styles.

Whether it be serving dinner at The Boar’s Head, a Wedding or Private event at the Castle, looking after an afternoon tea at our Tearoom or Castle  or running the catering in our shoot season, we can guarantee no two days are the same!

We offer free parking, but we are also on the 36 bus route providing easy access from Leeds, Harrogate and Ripon every 15 minutes.

We might just be what you are looking for!

Salary ranges:

Head chef £30,000-£34,000

Sous Chef £26.500-28.500

Junior Sous Chef £26,000-£27,000

Chef de Partie £25,600

Commis Chef £24,450


Additional benefits include discounted rates across the Estate, meals on duty, free access to the Grounds and Gardens for you and your family plus training & development opportunities.

Please submit your up-to-date cv alongside a covering letter to,  stating your salary expectations.


We are always looking for hard working and passionate people to join our team.
If you are a team player, dependable and good fun, then we want to hear from you!

Email for more information, or send your CV outlining what you are looking for, including your availability.

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