Catering Assistant

Salary: £17,850 - £18,103 per year

  • Average 37hrs per week (up to 45hrs in peak season)
  • Normal working 5 days over 7
  • Weekend and occasional evening work require

Brockhole on Windermere are seeking an enthusiastic, energetic and experienced person for the role of Catering Assistant for our catering department, including Brockhole Cafés and The Gaddum Restaurant.

You will be helping to deliver the varied food and beverage offer on this very busy and beautiful site, supervising and being a hands-on member of the team.

Brockhole on Windermere has started on a long term transformational programme of developments, particularly in its café and restaurant, having already opened the much acclaimed Gaddum Restaurant (2018) and the hugely popular Garden Shed Café & BBQ (2019), we are now working towards the next phase of developments.

The site includes the beautiful Gibson designed Brockhole House, a great Arts and Crafts house set in 30 acres of stunning Thomas Mawson designed, listed gardens, on the shores of Lake Windermere. With the Lake District now a designated World Heritage Site, this is a great opportunity to make a significant contribution to the main visitor centre for the Lake District, currently visited by over 300,000 people per year.

We have an existing busy main family café, and two great seasonal catering cabins in the grounds, plus in 2018 we opened. The Gaddum - a fully refurbished Arts & Crafts restaurant, which offers high quality afternoon teas, light lunches and evening meals from May to September (with the possibility of a winter evening offer). The Gaddum has opened to rave reviews and customer feedback and is a stunning addition to our offer.

This role presents a great opportunity to demonstrate and develop your skills and experience in the catering and hospitality industry, whilst earning good money in beautiful surroundings.

The post will suit someone who is ambitious, with boundless energy and enthusiasm who wants to make a mark, develop their career in catering and hospitality, and help this fast growing side of the business.

If you would like to make a difference and make a contribution to this fantastic location, have the right attitude and experience, matched with a friendly, outgoing and helpful personality then we would love to hear from you.

This is an open, rolling recruitment and the opportunity will close when a suitable candidate is appointed – please apply as soon as possible as an early start is desirable, although we will wait for notice periods to be completed for the right candidate.

For an informal discussion and to find out more about the role, please contact Katie Pimblett, Catering Manager on telephone number 07818 015776.

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How to apply

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Equality of opportunity

We are fully committed to equality, diversity and inclusion. We want this to be reflected in the diversity of the people who work for us and we welcome applications from people from all backgrounds and identities. We particularly welcome applications from disabled and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates as these groups are under-represented at the LDNPA, particularly at senior level. As part of our commitment to employing disabled people, all disabled candidates who meet the minimum requirement for all competencies on the person specification, will be guaranteed an interview.