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Cumbria’s tourism industry is the logical place to start your job search and we can help you find that perfect role.

View current vacancies below and be sure to check back regularly for updates.

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Mail Order / E-commerce Assistant – Grasmere Gingerbread

Now in its 166th year, this unique, award winning fourth-generation family business wishes to recruit an exciting new position to work as part of a small team in our busy sales/marketing administration department.

To report directly to the Mail Order Manager and provide a first-class customer service by the efficient daily dispatch of products from start to finish; receive orders, administer, process, pick, pack and dispatch domestically and internationally.

37.5 hours/week at £12.00 per hour + benefits.

Closing Date: 12/11/20

Learn more HERE or email CVs to finance@grasmeregingerbread.co.uk

 

Chef De Partie – Hargreaves Enterprises

We require an ambitious chef de partie to join our team, you should have at least one years experience in this role and be eager to take on responsibility

Closing Date: 31/10/20

Learn more HERE or email david.h@hargreavesenterprises.com

 

Administration/Bookkeeping Assistant – Coniston Coppermines

An opportunity has arisen within The Coppermines & Lakes Cottages Ltd, a long-established, independent, family-run holiday cottage agency. We are looking for someone to take on the role of Customer Service Administrator /Finance Assistant in our “family office” in Coniston. The successful candidate will have good administrative skills, offer excellent customer service, have finance/bookeeping experience, be able to work on their own initiative and be self motivated.

Duties and Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide administrative & accountancy support to management team to include dealing with guests & operating our booking system
  • General book keeping duties (ie: bank reconciliation,vat returns, purchase ledger.
  • Weekly Payroll duties
    Client liaison ( monthly client statements & owner recharges)
  • Desired Experience:
  • Working knowledge of Sage software package
  • Sound knowledge of Microsoft Office, general booking processes & payroll.
  • Experience of working in a customer-facing role
  • Must have own transport to travel to and from our Coniston office

Benefits:

  • Flexible working hours
  • For the right candidate we will consider part time hours of between 16-35 hours per week. Hours will include some Saturdays on a rota basis.
  • Part-time hours: 16-35 per week
  • Job Types: Part-time, Permanent

Closing Date: 30/10/20

Learn more HERE or email accounts@coppermines.co.uk

 

Biodiversity Curator – Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery

We are looking for a candidate with strong natural science knowledge, great communication skills, a passion for sharing this with audiences. Whilst welcomed, collections management experience is not essential to this role as training can be provided on the job.

Fixed Term January 2021 – January 2023
£25,013 – £26,687 full time, 37 hours per week

Closing Date: 28/10/20

Learn more HERE

 

Project Curator (Cumbria’s Past, Our Future Project) – Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery

Tullie House and CBDC are committed to working together to raise the profile of biodiversity, nature and wildlife in Cumbria. CBDC has been based at Tullie House since 2010, but over the next year it will become more embedded within the Museum’s structure, strategic priorities and vision.

This role is a fantastic opportunity to support this process and champion collections care and engagement. It is funded through Arts Council England’s Designation Development Fund. The Project Curator will lead work to catalogue and digitise our designated geology and palaeontology collections and work with colleagues to develop public outcomes and engagement relating to it. We are looking for a candidate with knowledge of geology or palaeontology, and experience of collections management, and who has a good understanding of how we can use collections to engage and inspire communities.

Fixed Term January 2021 – January 2023
£25,013 – £26,687 pro rata, 4.5 days a week

Closing Date: 28/10/20

Learn more HERE

 

Project Assistant (Cumbria’s Past, Our Future Project) – Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery

The Museum’s Natural Science collection is Designated for a reason – it is a comprehensive, scientifically important and nationally significant collection of 300,000+ specimens that represent the flora and fauna of Cumbria, the most biodiverse county in the UK. Cumbria Biodiversity Data Centre (CBDC – one of the oldest record centres in the world and located in Tullie House) holds more than two million records. This exciting new post represents an extraordinary opportunity to work within one of the most important natural science collections in the UK.

This role is a fantastic opportunity to support this process and champion collections care and engagement. It is funded through Arts Council England’s Designation Development Fund. The Project Assistant will support work to catalogue and digitise our designated geology and palaeontology collections and work with colleagues to deliver public outcomes and engagement relating to it. We are looking for a candidate with an interest in geology or museum collections, and who is keen to learn new skills. This is an entry level role, and so previous experience of working in a museum is not a requirement – we are looking for a candidate with an interest in geology or in gaining experience within a dynamic curatorial team.

Fixed Term January 2021 – January 2023
£17,700 – £18,505 pro rata – 2 days per week.

Closing Date: 28/10/20

Learn more HERE

 

Volunteer Gallery Engager – Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery

This is a volunteer position with no remuneration.

Are you passionate about history, art or nature? Are you keen to give some of your time to support a cherished local charity?
The museum is looking to recruiting a new team of Volunteer Gallery Engagers to help bring our spaces and collections to life.

As a Volunteer Gallery Engager, you will provide our visitors with a warm welcome, help them get the most out of their visit and be part of keeping our spaces and collections safe and secure. The Tullie House galleries are large and spacious – volunteering with us is a fantastic way to make a difference to your community in a socially distanced environment.

As a charity, Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery continues to be a popular, ambitious and successful regional museum in Carlisle, with a forward-thinking manifesto and internationally important collections. The museum has been an independent charitable Trust since 2011, it leads the Cumbria Museum Consortium (an Arts Council England funded National Portfolio Organisation) and has a range of impressive partners including the British Museum and the Universities of Cumbria and Lancaster.

Tullie House has a collection of over half a million objects, from internationally significant finds from Hadrian’s Wall to a major collection of pre-Raphaelite artwork. Our collections tell the unique story of Carlisle as a Border City, from Reivers to Railways and beyond. Our natural science collection has been Designated by Arts Council England, which makes it of national significance – it represents the amazing flora and fauna of Cumbria, the most biodiverse county in England.

The Museum has a wonderful programme of award-winning exhibitions and learning programmes that support the health and wellbeing of our community.

Closing Date: 31/12/20

Learn more HERE or email kate.apperley@tulliehouse.org.

 

6 Month Marketing and Communications Internship – Kirkby Lonsdale Community Interest Company

We’re hiring!

The Kirkby Lonsdale & Lune Valley Community Interest Company ( KL & LV CIC) are looking for an exceptional recent graduate to join their team as a Marketing Intern. The role is paid and for a period of 6 months.

This is a fantastic opportunity for a bright, articulate graduate to kickstart their marketing/communications career at the grass roots. We are a small CIC responsible for some of the things many might take for granted – we run services such as the market, public loos and a number of rental properties but also the attention grabbing and ‘fun-stuff’ like events, community projects and a retail gift shop/information centre. Social media is a key platform for us to promote all we do quickly and cheaply, so there’s masses of variety in this role.
Kirkby Lonsdale is a vibrant market town, with a high national profile and voted best place to live in the NW by The Sunday Times for several years on the trot! To be honest there’s so much to say about our town, but if you don’t know most of it already then you probably shouldn’t apply…we need someone with great antenna and awareness!

Closing Date: 26/10/20

Learn more HERE or email your CV to lovethelune@gmail.com

 

Front of House – Merewood Country House Hotel

We are looking for a full time Front of House Assistant to join our award-winning team. The ideal candidate will be hard working, outgoing, friendly, reliable and someone who gets a real buzz out of looking after our guests.

You will be responsible for providing and maintaining a high standard of food and drink service within our two AA rosette awarded restaurant, bar and lounges. You will also be required to assist with all day to day tasks associated with running a busy hotel.

Learn more HERE

 

Commis Chef/Apprentice – Merewood Country House Hotel

As a Commis Chef you will be part of a team producing high quality food for our two restaurants, ‘Arboreal’ and ‘The Grill’. Arboreal holds two AA rosettes and is award winning, attaining Cumbria Tourism’s 2019 Taste Award.

We are looking for someone who loves to cook and is willing to get up early with a smile. Ideally you will have worked in a kitchen before and have experience with preparing and serving high quality ingredients. This is a full-time position (40 hours) working five days over seven.

This is a great opportunity to work in a talented, friendly, ambitious kitchen team serving the very best locally sourced food using the finest ingredients.

Learn more HERE

 

Kitchen Porter – Zeffirellis Ambleside

  • Carry out cleaning of used crockery, glassware and cutlery during service
  • Clean used kitchen implements
  • Put away deliveries
  • Maintain stock rotation of all perishable goods
  • Clean back of house kitchen areas
  • Implement standard operating procedures at all times.
  • Implement Health & Safety, HACCP and Fire procedures
  • To report faulty equipment immediately.
  • Maintain a high standard of personal hygiene and grooming at all times
  • And any other reasonable requests made by management

Closing Date – 31/10/2020

Learn more HERE or send your CV to david.stanning@zeffirellis.com

 

Commis Chef – Zeffirellis Ambleside

  • Assist with the daily preparation for food service
  • Ensuring that all dishes are prepared and portioned in accordance with specified recipes.
  • Take part in daily service and clean down after service
  • Implementation of Health & Safety, HACCP and Fire procedures
  • To report faulty equipment immediately.
  • Ensuring that a high standard of personal hygiene and grooming is adhered to by all staff at all times.
  • And any other reasonable requests made by management

Closing Date – 31/10/2020

Learn more HERE or send your CV to david.stanning@zeffirellis.com

 

Chef De Partie – Zeffirellis Ambleside

  • Assisting the Sous Chef, Head Chef and Kitchen Manager in the day to day running of the kitchen
  • Ensuring that all food served is of the highest quality.
  • Assist with the daily preparation for food service
  • Ensuring that all dishes are prepared and portioned in accordance with specified recipes.
  • Take part in daily service and clean down after service
  • Ensure that all standard operating procedures are carried out at all times.
  • Implementation of Health & Safety, HACCP and Fire procedures
  • To report faulty equipment immediately.
  • Ensuring that a high standard of personal hygiene and grooming is adhered to by all staff at all times.
  • And any other reasonable requests made by management

Closing Date – 31/10/2020

Learn more HERE or send your CV to david.stanning@zeffirellis.com

 

Maintenance Operative – Gilpin Hotel & Lake House

Maintenance Operative required for a family owned Relais & Châteaux five AA Star hotel near Windermere.

You will be involved in all aspects of hotel and estate maintenance, including minor electrical work, plumbing, hot tub & pool maintenance, grounds maintenance and everything in between.

Main Duties

Note; This is not exhaustive but sets out the principle duties foreseen at the present time

  • Actions and manages the PPM system as dictated by the Maintenance Manager
  • To undertake plumbing, painting, decorating, carpentry and minor electrical and mechanical engineering work as necessary to maintain safe and efficient systems within the hotel. With occasional gardening works as and when the business needs
  • To ensure that all work undertaken is done safely and in accordance with the relevant approved codes of practice.
  • To respond to the maintenance requests in order of priority and ensure that adequate levels of spares are maintained and effectively used in order to give a high standard of appearance throughout the buildings
  • To learn quickly the understanding of the site and specifically all items of plant and equipment and all guest facilities
  • To be responsible for the control of contractors and their equipment when on site. ensuring the proper use of permits to work, safe systems of work and log in/out procedures & PPE
  • Ensure compliance with Gilpins policies e.g. H&S/Food Hygiene, FireSafety etc.
  • To comply fully with the hotel purchasing procedures using designated suppliers and requesting PO numbers to complete orders.
  • Follow up on action plans and recommendations as highlighted during technical audits completed by the Maintenance Manager
  • Be Energy conscious and aware of possible energy reduction ideas and suggestions
  • Be aware of own safety and that of guests and other staff and contractors whilst on site
  • Testing and recording on a weekly, Monthly and quarterly basis EG: Safety systems, Fire alarm systems. Generators. Boiler room plant equipment. Tv and digital systems. Biomass Boiler. Golf buggies. Ventilation systems. Pond and water treatment systems. Sewage Packet plant.
  • Any other duties as deemed suitable by the Maintenance Manager and Hotel Owners

Skills/Experience Required

  • A thorough understanding of mechanical and electrical systems.
  • At minimum of one year’s experience in a similar role in a Hotel or Leisure complex is desirable.
  • Pool plant trained with certification. Desirable but not necessary as training will be given
  • A basic knowledge of health & safety legislation.
  • To be self-motivated. Reliable and polite and friendly to all you meet
  • Very good communication skills to all levels of personnel.
  • Good verbal and written English
  • To be flexible in their approach to working times and conditions
  • Be willing to work on a weekend rota system with other Hotel engineers (1 in 4)
  • Good problem-solving skills with a methodical approach
  • A full driving licence is required

Closing Date – 03/11/2020

Learn more HERE or email careers@thegilpin.co.uk

 

Sommelier – Gilpin Hotel & Lake House

Gilpin Hotel & Lake House is a five star, family owned and run hotel near Windermere in the Lake District, with a great team and a friendly environment. Members of Relais & Châteaux and Pride of Britain, we are proud to hold five AA Stars, one Michelin Star, four AA Rosettes, and to have been awarded Hotel of the Year by the English Tourist Board, the AA, Johansens and the Cateys.

We are looking for a Sommelier who is dynamic & enthusiastic with a passion for mixology, wine and Champagne. There will be a lot of guest contact, so it’s crucial that you love that side of the job!

Candidates should be friendly, charming, enthusiastic, well presented, with good manners, attention to detail, good communication skills, and fluent English.
The position is full time, live in or out, with 28 days paid holiday, an excellent package with all meals on duty provided, and fantastic subsidised local staff accommodation.

Gilpin is located in some of the most beautiful countryside of England in the Lake District National Park; we are close to towns and villages, but we are in the countryside – if you want to live in the city then this position is not right for you. Please have a look at our website www.thegilpin.co.uk. Salary commensurate with experience.

Salary dependent on experience!

Closing Date – 03/11/2020

Learn more HERE or email careers@thegilpin.co.uk

 

Housekeeping Assistant – Gilpin Hotel & Lake House

Join our fabulous housekeeping team – a busy, friendly team where attention to detail is hugely important; candidates should have extremely high standards, and be friendly, charming, enthusiastic, well presented, with good manners, and good English.

The standard of rooms at Gilpin Hotel & Lake House is extremely high with a constant refurbishment program of bedrooms and public areas. The housekeeping team are work to very high standards – and are given the time and work in pairs to achieve this in each and every room.

REASONS TO JOIN GILPIN

COMPETITIVE PAY & FUTURE POTENTIAL

With 28 days holiday and a competitive starting salary, there is great potential to progress within Gilpin. In addition, as part of Relais & Châteaux and Pride of Britain, we can offer great long term career opportunities, whether you choose to stay with us for a long time or would like the opportunity to work in different parts of the country – or the world! See the Relais & Châteaux recruitment mini film on our website.

TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT

Training is hugely important within the hotel and we have a great intranet and training system in place to help us with this, as well as working with Kendal College for those members of our team that wish to take specific qualifications. You will be part of a friendly and hardworking team continuously striving for new challenges and developing your skills as you take this next step in your career.

A BEAUTIFUL LOCATION

Gilpin is located in some of the most beautiful countryside of England in the Lake District National Park; we are close to towns and villages, If you love the great outdoors this is the role for you.

GYM MEMBERSHIP & SPA TREATMENTS

We have membership of the Choices Health Club in Troutbeck Bridge which staff are welcome to use. Facilities includes a swimming pool, gym, steam room, sauna and hot tub.Staff also get a discount on spa treatments at the Gilpin Lake House’s Jetty Spa.

FRIENDSHIP & FUN

We have over 100 on the team, but we’re not a big international hotel. We love what we do, and believe it’s important to have a friendly warm atmosphere behind the scenes as well as out front. We are family run with a strong team of managers who really look after, look out for and nurture our teams. We have a lovely, friendly, close knit team, where great friendships are made (often long term). We believe in enjoying what we do!

Closing Date – 28/11/2020

Learn more HERE or email careers@thegilpin.co.uk

 

Apprenticeship Management Trainee – Gilpin Hotel & Lake House

The Gilpin Hotel & Lake House are looking for an Apprentice Management Trainee to join our family and team.

Based in Windermere with two luxury country houses on two separate estates in the beautiful Lake District. We are a family-run 5 star hotel in the Lake District with a great team and a friendly environment.

The Apprentice Management Trainee will work closely with the heads of departments allowing you to experience different areas of the business in order to gain knowledge and experience in many departments throughout the organisation.

The successful candidate will also attend University of Cumbria in Ambleside for one day a week to complete the Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship programme over a three-year period and carry out a workplace learning to gain a degree apprenticeship. Management Trainees will enjoy real responsibility and career progression, with plenty of opportunity to grow and develop. Successful completion of the apprenticeship will lead to a BA (Hons) in Applied Business.

Candidates could have good customer service skills, strong organisation and good written skills to enable them to accurately prepare documents and schedules. Shortlisted candidates should be able to demonstrate L3 learning and preferably have GCSE Maths and English at C or above.

Learn more HERE or email CVs to careers@thegilpin.co.uk

For more information in regarding the Degree Apprenticeship Programme, please visit www.cumbria.ac.uk/apprenticeships

 

 

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