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.

Housekeeping Assistant – Lake District Hotels

The Role
We are currently recruiting for a highly motivated Room Attendant to join our Housekeeping team. The ideal candidate will have excellent personal presentation with a passion for delivering outstanding customer service and the aspiration to exceed guest expectations. Your main duties will be in cleaning and servicing of guest rooms and public areas of the hotel, to promote a positive image of the property to guests. You must be pleasant, honest, friendly and should also able to address guest requests and problems in a courteous and helpful manner.

What we are looking for in you:
• Great attention to detail, the ability to maintain the highest standards throughout the hotel.
• Aptitude to deliver a warm and friendly customer service style which will engage your guests and team members alike
• A flexible approach to your working week

What we can offer you in return:
• Training and Development – Accredited compliance training, Hospitality specific online training platform
• Hotel Academy – with Apprenticeship training up to level 4
• Staff meals, live in is available if you need it
• Provision of staff uniform where appropriate
• Regular division of gratuities
• Pension scheme
• Discounted accommodation and dining rates within our group
• Days out discounts – including 2 for 1 cinema tickets and entry into our Wildlife Park

Who We Are
Lake District Hotels
We are a group of six award-winning hotels in the Lake District, owned and run by the Graves family. From 4-star luxury Lake District hotels on the shores of Lake Ullswater and Derwentwater, to traditional coaching inns and hotels in Keswick, our hotels are recognised for the warmth of our welcome, unrivalled personal attention and excellent service and we hope you can join us to deliver an experience our customers will cherish for a long time. The Lodore Falls & Spa Hotel boasts 87 bedrooms and Suites and award winning luxurious Spa. With a 2 AA rosette fine dining Lake View Restaurant; elegant Mizu offering diners an authentic Pan-Asian restaurant experience, against the spectacular backdrop of the Lodore Falls waterfall, the hotel provides the ideal setting for weddings and fine dining.

Please note, due to the volume of applications we receive, we are not able to give status updates. If you are invited for an interview, you will generally be contacted within 1 week of submitting your application. Thank you

Closing date: 14/06/21

Click HERE to learn more and apply or send your CV to hrmanager@lakedistricthotels.net.

Keswick Rugby Football Club are seeking a Club Steward for an exciting and extensive role within our vibrant and friendly Club.

The successful candidate will require experience in all aspects of bar and budget management (staffing, Clubhouse, changing rooms and showers, patio and surrounds, cleaning and presentation), Clubhouse maintenance and liaison with tradesmen and contractors, including the car park contract.

Opportunities include passive marketing of the Clubhouse and bar facilities and managing the Clubhouse catering facility. All levels of experience will be considered.

The Club is offering a competitive salary for this role, commensurate with experience, of £21.5-£23.5K pa for an annualized 30 hours per week with a bonus package to be agreed. The Club Steward will report to a single line manager who will be a member of the Club’s main committee.

Applications, with a current CV, to Allan Lambert at: allan@aptangle.co.uk.

Closing date for applications: Friday 18 June 2021

Wedding & Events Operations Manager – The Lodore Falls Hotel & Spa

The Role
As Wedding & Events Operations Manager you will be working with a professional team leading all conference, wedding, private banqueting and events for the hotel. You will ensure the smooth and efficient running of the department and maintain at all times a professional approach in order to provide a high standard of service to customers.

What we are looking for in you:
• An experienced Manager with proven background in a similar role in C&B operations, within a four star luxury property.
• Be able to build, develop, motivate and coach a team. Conduct training of the team to deliver exceptional standards of customer service and product knowledge
• The ability to manage all conference, weddings, private banqueting and events within the Hotel, working closely with the sales department to ensure all expectations are exceeded.
• A good organiser with outstanding leadership skills to lead the team with personality and clear direction.
• Exceptionally customer focused and a people person
• A Professional, with an eye for detail to improve and maintain high standards.
• A team player with a hands on attitude

What we can Offer You:
• Competitive salary
• Training and Development – Accredited compliance training, Hospitality specific online training platform
• Hotel Academy – with Apprenticeship training up to level 4
• Staff meals whilst on duty, we have live in accommodation for some roles
• Provision of staff uniform where appropriate
• Regular division of gratuities
• Pension scheme
• Discounted accommodation and dining rates within our group
• Days out discounts – including 2 for 1 cinema tickets and entry into our Wildlife Park

Who we are
Our Lake District Hotels are a distinctive collection of six award winning hotels in the Lake District owned and run by the Graves family and situated in the most beautiful parts of the Lake District. From 4-star luxury Lake District hotels on the shores of Lake Ullswater and Derwentwater Lake, to traditional coaching inns and hotels in Keswick – our Lake District hotels are recognised for the warmth of our welcome, unrivalled personal attention and excellent service. The Lodore Falls & Spa Hotel boasts 87 bedrooms and Suites and luxurious Spa. With a 2 AA rosette fine dining Lake View Restaurant; elegant Mizu offering diners an authentic Pan-Asian restaurant experience, against the spectacular backdrop of the Lodore Falls waterfall, the hotel provides the ideal setting for weddings and fine dining

Closing Date 21/06/2021

Learn more and apply HERE or send your CV to hrmanager@lakedistricthotels.net.

Assistant Restaurant Manger – Mizu Pan Asian Restaurant at the Lodore Falls Hotel & Spa (Lake District Hotels )

The Role – Mizu Pan Asian Restaurant

We’ve taken the Japanese expression for water – Mizu – as inspiration for our Pan-Asian restaurant. With the lake on one side and the Lodore Falls on the other (plus our famous Cumbrian climate!), Mizu certainly lives up to its name, offering guests a unique opportunity to taste fresh, Asian-inspired dishes in the heart of the Lake District.

We’re looking for a hands-on, pro-active Assistant Restaurant Manager with an infectious personality, who can act as one of the main figureheads for Mizu. Working in our unique and exquisite Pan Asian Restaurant, Mizu you will show a passion to continually develop our teams food, wine, and cocktail knowledge to ensure we are always striving to improve the service we deliver is essential.

What we are looking for in you:

  • Background in a similar role in restaurant operations, within a four star luxury property.
  • Be able to build, develop, motivate and coach a team. Conduct training of the team to deliver exceptional standards of customer service and product knowledge
  • Exceptionally customer focused and a people person
  • A Professional, with an eye for detail to improve and maintain high standards.
  • A team player with a hands on attitude

What we can Offer You:

  • Salary is competitive and negotiable dependant on experience, between and
  • Live in accommodation is available if required.
  • Staff discount scheme in all our Hotels and Restaurants.
  • Meals on duty
  • Being part of a strong management structure that supports and encourages career progression
  • Joining one of the most successful hotel groups in the Lake District
  • Share of gratuities

Who we are

Our Lake District Hotels are a distinctive collection of six award winning hotels in the Lake District owned and run by the Graves family and situated in the most beautiful parts of the Lake District. From 4-star luxury Lake District hotels on the shores of Lake Ullswater and Derwentwater Lake, to traditional coaching inns and hotels in Keswick – our Lake District hotels are recognised for the warmth of our welcome, unrivalled personal attention and excellent service. The Lodore Falls & Spa Hotel boasts 87 bedrooms and Suites and luxurious Spa. With a 2 AA rosette fine dining Lake View Restaurant; elegant Mizu offering diners an authentic Pan-Asian restaurant experience, against the spectacular backdrop of the Lodore Falls waterfall, the hotel provides the ideal setting for weddings and fine dining.

Closing date: 23/06/21

Click HERE to learn more and apply or send your CV to hrmanager@lakedistricthotels.net.

Junior Sous Chef – Borrowdale Gates Hotel

Purpose of the Role

Operating as a Sous chef, you will assist the Head Chef to create a vision for the cuisine, inspire your team and delegate tasks effectively. Be responsible for quality control and tasting the dishes; making sure they are at the highest standard and are presented correctly before they are delivered to guests.

Responsibilities

  • Control and direct the food preparation process and any other relative activities
    • Construct menus with new or existing culinary creations ensuring the variety
    and quality of the servings
    • Plan orders of equipment or ingredients according to identified shortages
    • Arrange for repairs when necessary
    • Remedy any problems or defects
    • Assist the Head Chef in managing and training kitchen staff
    • Comply with nutrition and sanitation regulations and safety standards
    • Foster a climate of cooperation and respect between co-workers
    • Stock control and management
    • Control of the existing operational equipment
    • Total guest satisfaction must be maintained in the services provided in the hotel
    • Control and coordinate your team accordingly to the occupancy
    • Assist the Head Chef with the management of food hygiene practices
    • Follow and implement all existing S.O.P.’s
    • Anticipate any guests needs, follow up and ensure that the guest’s expectations are met and where possible exceeded
    • Attention to detail required regarding all aspects of the job
    • Actively and positively engage with colleagues, guests and our service providers to ensure a seamless service experience is created
    • Take ownership and responsibility ensuring you are working effectively
    • Assist Senior Management with any projects, as directed, and implement and give feedback on any actions, as necessary
    • Report work 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
    • Assist the Head Chef in the maintenance of kitchen and food safety standards
    • Ensure proper grooming and hygiene standards for all kitchen team members
    • Participate in regular departmental meetings and continually communicate a clear and consistent message regarding goals to produce desired results
    • Communicate and build strong relationships with vendors
    • Ensure proper purchasing, receiving and food storage standards in the kitchen

  • Standards and Quality service

  • Maintain and strive to improve standards of service
    • Maintaining a thorough 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 departments 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 the Manager regarding any items that you feel can be changed or improved.
    • Communicate in a professional and friendly manner with guests and staff alike at all times

    Closing Date 30/06/2021

    Click HERE to learn more and apply

    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
    requirements
    • 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