Recruitment Fair

The Ambleside Inn (formerly The Queen’s Hotel) and The Coniston Inn (formerly The Waterhead Hotel).

We are recruiting Assistant Managers, Housekeeping, Front of House, Chefs of all levels, Maintenance and Kitchen Porters for our two new inns in the Lake District.

Come along to our Recruitment Fair on 18th & 19th September at The Ambleside Salutation Hotel on Lakes Road, Ambleside, between 10.00am and 5.00pm.

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.


Available Positions

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.


Experienced Head of Housekeeping

Guests will return time after time to our bedrooms because they are clean, fresh and comfortable – and that will be down to you and your team. Ideally, you’ll have experience in a similar role and will have managed a team before.

The successful candidate will have the drive and determination to really succeed and make a difference. With proven leadership and people management skills, you will have a passion for delivering very high standards of cleanliness. Additionally, excellent communication and attention to detail will be required.

As Head of Housekeeping, you will be responsible for maximising the performance of the housekeeping function to ensure your inn remains ahead of its competitive set.

Your responsibilities will also include:

  • To ensure all assigned bedrooms are set up and cleaned to ICG standards
  • Respond to all guest requests quickly and efficiently, taking personal responsibility to ensure guest satisfaction.
  • Recruitment, training and ongoing development of your team by coaching and supporting all housekeeping team to provide consistently high standards, while continually looking to improve.
  • Deliver all standards in line with internal and external audits to ensure continual improvement.
  • Ensure compliance with all Health and Safety legislation.
  • To manage all costs, including labour, laundry and consumables.
  • Carrying out accurate and timely weekly and monthly stocktakes.
  • Monitor department coverage to ensure sufficient team members are available to meet occupancy levels and that Housekeeping payroll budget is adhered to at all times.

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


Assistant Managers (Full & Part Time)

This is an exciting opportunity for energetic assistant managers to join our new teams at The Ambleside Inn and The Coniston Inn. We take great pride in giving our customers the best possible experience when they step through our doors to eat, drink and sleep.

We’re looking for Assistant Managers who are motivated, self-starters and who takes pride in everything they do and delivers outstanding customer service at all times. Ideally, you will be from a hospitality background, have a proven understanding of leading a busy shift and actively directing the team, but we value your attitude and character as much as your experience.

You will need to lead by example and inspire and motivate other to deliver to a consistently high standard and be passionate about delivering an outstanding customer experience and strive to deliver a consistently high quality product with great service at every contact point.

The Assistants Manager role includes:

  • Support the general manager to achieve efficiency and economy of all aspects of our operations including front of house, housekeeping, guest reception, kitchen and bar
  • Monitor and respond to customer feedback to ensure customer satisfaction
  • Recruiting motivated team members and ensuring they have a friendly and thorough induction
  • Maximise food and beverage sales by cross and upselling
  • Quality monitoring across the unit, including the reporting and overseeing of any repairs or maintenance
  • Additional responsibilities include rota management, banking, training and health and safety
  • Carrying out the role of the general manager in their absence.

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


Trainee Assistant Managers

Looking to rise through the ranks with an award-winning employer? We are looking for motivated individuals to join our team as trainee managers.

The Inn Collection Group has a proven track record of investing in its team and giving them the opportunity to progress on career growth pathways. The role of Trainee Assistant Manager is the first stepping-stone for you to progress on a management development career pathway with The Inn Collection Group. It builds on the Front of House Team role by providing you with the opportunity to develop your management skills and knowledge.

It’s not essential that you are from a hospitality background, as we value your attitude and character as much as your experience. But we’re looking for people who understand how to perform well under pressure, who have a natural ability to inspire and motivate others and are passionate about consistently delivering great service at every opportunity with customers.

The Trainee Manager role includes:

  • To work with and support the Front of House team to ensure our customers enjoy the best possible experience when they step through our doors.
  • We’re looking for Trainee Managers who are motivated, self-starters who take pride in everything they do and deliver outstanding customer service at all times.
  • Support the management team to achieve efficiency and economy of all aspects of operations, while developing your knowledge and skills to direct and coordinate activities within our inns, ensuring compliance, financial viability and customer satisfaction at all times.

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


Maintenance Team Members

Our Lakes inns will offer excellent dining and accommodation. We are seeking confident, experienced and efficient Maintenance Technicians to join our team. You will support the property’s maintenance requirements from preventative maintenance to urgent repairs, along with health and safety.

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