Job Vacancies in and around Keswick the Lake District

Looking for a new start or a change of career? Keswick, in the Lake District, is a fantastic place to live and work with a wide range of activities for your time out. If you don't already live in the area some jobs offer live-in accommodation.

Kitchen Role - Treeby & Bolton Cafe

Situated in the heart of Keswick, Treeby & Bolton Café is a successful contemporary cafe serving homemade cakes, breakfasts and light lunches. Our goal is to provide a special food and drink experience in an environment that compliments the style of the shop and gallery situated above. We have an exciting opportunity for someone to lead / manage the kitchen team. The role includes cooking and baking, delivering breakfast and lunch time service and ensuring the successful operation of the kitchen including food safety and stock management.

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 5+ years of similar experience with the following qualifications and skills:

  • Ability to work well under pressure in a fast-paced environment during a busy lunch time service;
  • Minimum Level 2 Food Safety qualification with proven food safety and hygiene experience including stock management;
  • Committed to providing great customer service
  • Comfortable working in a team environment

The position offers:

  • Full time permanent position; 5 days with 2 days off together
  • Straight shifts and daytime only work;
  • Opportunity to develop and shape menu;
  • A competitive hourly wage / salary including a discretionary annual bonus scheme.
  • Workplace pension.
  • Staff discount.
  • 28 days annual leave pro-rata.

Salary: £20,000.00-£27,000.00 per year

Bonus scheme

Discounted or free food

Staff discount

Bar Staff – Fox Tap at Keswick Brewery

A great opportunity for anyone who loves beer. Serving our beers brewed onsite to other beer lovers.

Great working hours and staff benefits.

The bar and beer garden are open Tuesday – Saturday 2 – 7pm

Part time hours on a permanent or seasonal basis are available. Full time hours may also be available.

Contact Sue on with a Cv 

Housekeeper - Fern Howe Guest House

We are looking for a vibrant individual to join our team. Job role duties will include servicing/full cleans of guest rooms and cleaning of communal areas.

Required skills include organisation, ability to work unsupervised, high standards, initiative and eye for detail.

Hours to be negotiated - candidates must be flexible.

Salary: £7.50- £10 per hour.

Please email us at or give us a ring on 017687 22268 to discuss.

Cook - Cafe Hope

Cafe Hope located in beautiful Hope Park are looking to employee a full time permanent cook to join our friendly team.

  • 5 days a week 2 days off together
  • Straight shifts no nights
  • Excellent rates off pay
  • The job will include making fresh scones and soup daily. Preparing and serving food in a busy kitchen.

Maintaining high levels off hygiene and cleanliness to match our 5 star EHO score.

We are currently looking to expand our team due the the extra demand on the business.

We are happy to work around bus times.

Contact Viki on 01768780844

General Assistant – Borrowdale Gates Hotel

Job description

We are currently looking for General Assistants to join our friendly team for a minimum of 30 hours up to 45 hours per week.

We are a 32 bedroomed four star Hotel with an AA Rosette accredited restaurant situated in Grange In Borrowdale. The successful candidates will have the drive and determination to succeed and deliver a very high standard of service. Additionally they will have excellent communication skills with a good level of English. This role may suit a couple, who may also be looking for live in accommodation.

Closing Date: 31/07/2021

Click HERE for further information and to apply

Breakfast Chef – Borrowdale Gates Hotel

Purpose of role

As a breakfast chef you will be responsible to prepare and deliver breakfast service, providing a high standard of fresh food in a busy hotel restaurant. Oversee the checking of all early morning deliveries.

Also be able to undertake a varied list of food preparation for the kitchen on a daily basis and take full responsibility and accountability for the breakfast shift.
The role consists of many varying responsibilities including:

Key Responsibilities

  • Follow and implement all existing Standard Operating Procedures
    • Preparing, cooking and presenting high quality dishes within the speciality section
    • Assisting the Head Chef and Sous Chef in creating menu items, recipes and developing dishes
    • Assisting with the management of health and safety
    • Assisting with the management of food hygiene practices
    • Managing and training any Commis Chefs depending on the kitchen
    • Assist with overseeing the maintenance of kitchen and food safety standards
    • Anticipate any guests needs, follow up and ensure that the guest’s expectations are met and where possible exceeded
    • Attention to detail with all aspects of the job
    • Take ownership and responsibility ensuring you are working effectively
    • Report duty related accidents, or other injuries immediately upon occurrence
    • Any other reasonable tasks asked to be performed by the management according to the changing business needs
    • Ensure proper grooming and hygiene standards for all kitchen team members
    • Participating in regular departmental meetings and continually communicate a clear and consistent message regarding goals to produce desired results
    • Receiving and unpacking all deliveries
    • Cleaning and sanitizing all meal preparation areas as well as kitchen walls, stoves, sinks, ovens, and grills
    • Ensuring that refrigerators, freezers, and storage areas are clean and well organised
    • Support your colleagues and assist coaching new starters through their probation periods as the need arises
  • Financial Responsibilities
  • Monitoring portion and waste control
  • Standards and Quality service
  • Maintain and strive to improve standards of service
    • Maintaining fast and efficient service
    • Monitoring and maintaining a close relationship with other departments to ensure guests receive their food in a timely manner
    • Monitor and maintain the cleanness of the workplace
  • Personal Responsibilities
  • You must always be dressed neatly, fresh and wear a clean uniform
    • Promote good time keeping
    • Be flexible with your working hours
    • Promote good morale in the department by being committed and positive when on shift
    • Be committed to training courses and meetings scheduled for you
    • Work closely with other departments and ensure guest expectations are reached and exceeded
    • Be prepared to carry out reasonable duties asked of you by your Senior Manager
    • Give feed back to your Senior Manager regarding any items that you feel can be changed or improved.
    • To communicate in a professional and friendly manner with guests and staff alike at all times

  • Closing Date: 31/07/2021

    Click HERE for further information and to apply