Looking for a career change?

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.

Do you have a job you’d like to advertise on these pages? Cumbria Tourism members can upload their vacancies for FREE at www.cumbriatourism.org/job-ad-upload. If you are not a member please contact info@cumbriatourism.org to learn how to appear on this page.


Communications Executive – Cumbria Tourism

As one of the UK’s most highly respected Destination Management Organisations, we are on the lookout for a talented PR and communications star who is ready to start an exciting new chapter in their career.

The successful candidate will immerse themselves in our busy, dynamic team and proactively generate national media profile for some of the country’s most successful tourism businesses. You will have extensive professional PR experience and media contacts, along with a broader base of practical marketing, digital and commercial know-how.

Salary: Up to £27,000

Learn more HERE


Head of Strategy and Ranger Services – Lake District National Park Authority

This is an exciting new role and you will join us at a pivotal point as we launch our new Strategy and Ranger Service. As Head of our newly formed Service, you will be responsible for bringing two services together and leading a cultural shift towards new ways of working. You will lead strategic thinking on the National Park’s future and help shape delivery to make effective changes on the ground both for our own organisation and those of the Partnership.

Closing Date: 28/01/21

Learn more HERE


Fix the Fells Ranger – Lake District National Park Authority

Have you got experience of upland path repair and maintenance and coordinating contractors, volunteers and staff to deliver practical work? If so we would love to hear from you. This exciting role involves coordinating and overseeing an ambitious upland path maintenance programme in the Lake District National Park, Fix the Fells, to improve and prevent deterioration of key routes in the national park.

Closing Date: 18/01/21

Learn more HERE


Shop and Information Supervisor – Lake District National Park Authority

You will supervise when required and deliver Brockhole’s reception, box office and visitor information service ensuring the delivery of world class service at all times and ensuring proactive selling of Brockhole activities, events and facilities. You will deputise for the Shop and Information Manager in their absence, supervising staff and the opening and closing of the shop and information centre.

Closing Date: 22/01/21

Learn more HERE


Coffee Specialist – Another Place,The Lake

Ready for the next step in your food and drink career?

We need an experienced barista on our front of house team, to turn a busy 2020 into a stellar 2021.

We won’t need to tell you how to hold your tray, or how a few extra words at the right time can make a guest’s day. And you won’t hold back coming to us with new ideas for our coffee. You will notice when a guest needs something, and you will be able to determine their coffee interests and needs and know exactly what to recommend.

Your confidence and commitment will shine through in the way you work, and your enthusiasm for coffee will make people’s days brighter.

In your first 90 days, your time will be spent across the two restaurants to get a sense for how we work across fast casual and full table service settings. From here you’ll get a chance to change it up regularly and work in each restaurant on rotation.

Sound exciting? Then you’re our kind of person.

The people we’re looking for know that a great coffee is about more than what is in the cup. They are experienced, committed, talented and passionate about making sure guests leave happy.

They also have:

  • 2 years’ experience working in food and drink in a similar position
  • A commitment to consistently high levels of service and a passion for the industry
  • Confidence in using and applying technology in your day to day role
  • A willingness to work as a team player, a keen eye for detail and an eagerness to share information and skills that will improve service
  • An ability to communicate well and work seamlessly with colleagues from all departments
  • Records of formal inhouse/external training in coffee, mixology, food, wine and management/supervision (you don’t need to have all of the list mentioned, just some)

What we can offer:

  • A rewarding place to develop your career in hospitality
  • A dynamic working environment where initiative is celebrated and there are always opportunities to learn
  • A tightly-knit group of food and drink fans who love the way we do things and the place we do it
  • Special rates for you and your friends & family to stay at Another Place and Watergate Bay Hotel
  • Staff discounts on treatments in Swim Club • Social events throughout the year

Learn more HERE


Trustee & Chair Opportunity – The Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal

Kendal’s Brewery Arts Centre is seeking a new Chair and a number of new Trustees to join their existing Board at an exciting time of development. If you are passionate about their work and can help grow their networks, ideas and plans, they’d love to hear from you.

Closing Date: 18/01/21

Learn more HERE


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


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.



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 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.


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.


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.


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



Do you own or manage a businesses in the Cumbrian hospitality sector?

Cumbria Tourism is working alongside the Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership (CLEP) and key partners to promote local career opportunities to schools and colleges within the county and there are many ways for businesses to get involved – follow the link below to learn more.

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