Cafe, Restaurant and Bar Assistants - Brockhole on Windermere

Salary: From £10.66 per hour (including holiday pay)


Brockhole Cafés, Restaurant and Bar Assistants  - Brockhole on Windermere, The Lake District Visitor Centre (Between Windermere and Brockhole)

Assistance with transport can be provided for candidates in Kendal, Lancaster and surrounding areas.

Hours and contracts:

  • Full Time (up to 37hrs), Part Time, or Casual
  • Days: Weekdays or Weekends (or both)
  • Times: Hours tbc between 9am and 7pm
  • Seasonal (Fixed Term) or Casual
  • Full Time/Part Time/Casual
  • Contracts: Fixed Term (between March & November - 7 months) or Casual

2021 was a record breaking year for Brockhole on Windermere, and we are now expanding our offer even further. We are therefore seeking enthusiastic, energetic and friendly people (16yrs +) to join our fantastic team for the following roles in hospitality and catering:

  • Cafés Assistants
  • Restaurant Assistants
  • Bar Assistants (18+)

We offer great rates of pay, full training and a beautiful, inspiring and fun place to work.

We are the main visitor centre for the Lake District National Park, with 300k visitors a year, and our gorgeous Arts and Crafts House is set in 30 acres of landscaped gardens on the shores of Lake Windermere – what’s not to love!

You don’t need to have previous catering experience, as we will provide full training, but you do need to want to learn, be willing to work hard and to serve customers with enthusiasm and a smile.

Café Assistants

You will learn to do everything in a café - coffee making, ice cream scooping, drinks running, waiting on, clearing tables, till operating. You could be working in our main table-service café with its stunning terrace overlooking the lake, or in one of our very busy seasonal cafés – including the Garden Shed and Lakeshore Cafés and our BBQ and new vintage Fish and Chip van (with the best view in England!).

Restaurant Assistants

You will be working in The Gaddum Restaurant, our 5* stunningly beautiful restaurant, nominated as best newcomer in the North West in 2020, and one of the top 10% of restaurants in the world on TripAdvisor.  You will be waiting on tables, and looking after customers serving Afternoon Teas and fantastic lunches. There may also be evening event work. Some experience of excellent restaurant service is needed for these roles, and we would expect team members to work a minimum of 2 days per week. Restaurant work is likely to carry on throughout the winter.

Bar Assistants (18+)

You will be working in our new pop up terrace bar mostly at weekends and in the holidays, serving customers and taking orders. You will need to have some experience of bar work previously.

The team at Brockhole

This is a great way to develop your career further or to get some experience of the hospitality trade, learn easily transferable skills and to earn good money in a fun and friendly environment.

You can work anything from a minimum of 1 full day a week to full time (37hrs), and there is always lots of work available in the school holidays if you want to earn more. We can offer up to 7 month contracts starting in March, or you can join us as a casual worker.

Members of staff also get discount on all of Brockhole activities so you can even go kayaking after work too!

If you would like to join our team, and have the right attitude, matched with a friendly, outgoing and helpful personality then we would love to hear from you.

For further details about Brockhole please visit and for The Gaddum please visit

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.

How to apply

To begin your application, and for a discussion about the roles, please contact Daniel Bradley, our Food and Hospitality Operations Manager, on telephone number 015394 40267 or email with a brief covering letter and CV to

Diversity and Inclusion

As an equal opportunities employer, the Lake District National Park Authority is committed to the equal treatment of all current and prospective employees and does not condone discrimination on the basis of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, gender identity, or marriage and civil partnership. These groups are under-represented at the LDNPA, particularly at senior level.

We aspire to have a diverse and inclusive workplace and strongly encourage suitably qualified applicants from a wide range of backgrounds to apply and join the Lake District National Park Authority.

Disability Confident Employer

We guarantee to interview anyone with a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the role. By ‘minimum criteria’ we mean that you must provide evidence in your application which demonstrates that you meet the level of competence required under each of the essential criteria, as well as meeting any of the qualification, skills or experience defined as essential.