Brockhole on Windermere have started on a long term transformational programme of developments, particularly in its café and restaurant offer, having already opened the much acclaimed Gaddum Restaurant and the hugely popular Garden Shed Café. We are now working towards the next phase of developments – including rebuilding our historic kitchen garden, a new World Heritage exhibition, and some great new meeting rooms. We may also be starting the second phase of the café refurbishment this winter.
We are now looking for a key member of our new and ambitious team to join us to help create an exceptional customer experience at our stunning Lake District Visitor Centre on Lake Windermere.
The site includes the beautiful Gibson designed Brockhole House, a great Arts and Crafts villa 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 new for 2018 was 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.
Working to our very experienced Catering Manager, Michael Vanheste and exciting Head Chef, Gerald van der Walt, 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 posts will suit both those with lots of experience or those wishing to take the next step. Some experience of cash handling and organising staff rotas is desirable.
Brockhole sits in one of the most stunning locations in the country, and has been developing its historic house, gardens, public offer and staff team to match. 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 and the ability to deliver exceptional quality food and/or service, then we would love to hear from you.
For an informal discussion and to find out more about the different roles, please contact Michael Vanheste, Catering Manager on telephone number 07818 015776.
For further details about The Gaddum please visit www.thegaddumrestaurant.co.uk and for information about the role and requirements and how to apply, please visit the National Park website at www.lakedistrict.gov.uk/aboutus/jobs, or if you are unable to access the website please email HR.email@example.com or write to Human Resources, Lake District National Park Authority, Murley Moss, Oxenholme Road, Kendal, LA9 7RL.
We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applicants from all sectors of society. If you are an applicant with disabilities who meets the essential requirements of the job, we will interview you.
To apply for this position, please email your up to date CV and covering letter by e-mail stating how your experience and skills match those in our requirements, and tell us why you want the post and to work at Brockhole, and send to: HR.firstname.lastname@example.org
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 immediate start is desirable, although we will wait for notice periods to be completed for the right candidate.
We try our very best to get back to all applicants. However, if you don't hear back from us within 4 weeks, please be aware that your application has been unsuccessful.