The Coniston Inn (formerly The Waterhead Hotel) recruiting for full and part time positions the following sections: Housekeeping, Front of House, Chefs of all levels and Kitchen Porters for the Lakes’ soon-to-open inn – The Coniston Inn in Coniston

Come along to our Recruitment Fair on Wednesday January 29th and Friday January 31st at Shepherds Bridge Lane, Coniston, LA21 8AL between 12 noon and 5pm. 

Can’t make it? Send us a copy of your CV together with a covering letter detailing which position you would like to apply for.

Head Chef

We need someone with experience of running a fast paced, quality focused kitchen. If you’ve the proven ability, drive and desire to inspire and lead your kitchen team, we want to speak to you.

As a Head Chef you will be responsible for running a busy kitchen on a day to day basis. You must be hands on in leading the team, overseeing the whole kitchen operation and ensuring your team delivers the best food quality with pace and passion.

You will be involved in and responsible for every aspect of managing the kitchen, from preparing dishes using fresh ingredients, ordering and managing stock levels, to maintaining high and consistent standards, to deliver quality, to inspire, motivate, train and develop your team.

The successful candidate will:

  • Hold the relevant food safety certificates.
  • Overall responsibility for the daily operations in the kitchen.
  • Report to the General Manager.
  • Display strong leadership skills.
  • Stay calm under pressure.
  • Manage, train and recruit.
  • Produce menus and new dishes.
  • Liaise with bar and restaurant management, waiting staff and suppliers.

Full Kitchen Brigade

Sous Chefs, Chef De parties, Kitchen Assistants, Kitchen Porters

Competitive salary depending on experience. The position is full time and on a permanent basis. Send us your CV and covering letter to apply.


Guests will return time after time to our bedrooms because they are clean, fresh and comfortable – and that will be down to our housekeeping team.

We’re looking for people with a passion for delivering high standards of cleanliness with an eye for attention to detail to ensure our exciting new inn’s bedrooms are set up and cleaned to The ICG standards. We’re looking for people who take pride in their work who will ensure our superb new building as a whole is kept sparkling, clean and fresh for everyone to enjoy.

Attractive rates of salary linked to experience. Interested parties should send us their CV and covering letter.

Front of House

We  are looking for friendly, professional and flexible bartenders and waiting staff to join our Lakes  team. You will need to be super punctual, ideally have experience in the hospitality trade and want to deliver outstanding customer service.

For further information and to apply, send us your CV and a covering letter.

***Opportunities also available for The Ambleside Inn in Ambleside: Chefs of all levels, kitchen porters, front of house team members & housekeepers. Full & part time positions available.

For further information

Contact Reception on
01539 822222 or