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Why start a career with 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.

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What our People Say

Since starting work at the 4 star Inn on the Lake in 2013, I have learnt advanced techniques which have all helped in my progression to become head chef of a two Rosette kitchen. As a young head chef within Lake District Hotels, I look after a team of 13 chefs
James Watt, age 27, Head Chef at the Inn on the Lake

Lake District Hotels are putting me through a business college course that otherwise would be costly for an individual such as myself so it is a really big help as they do want you to learn outside the job and will support you in any way that they can. I enjoy working at the hotel and would recommend it to those individuals who are up for a challenge and like to go out of their way for others.
Evie, Receptionist at Inn on the Square

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Staff Benefits

Competitive salary
50% off food and drink in our establishments
Exclusive discounts at shops and attractions
Refer a Friend scheme – refer a friend to work for the company and receive a £500 bonus
Monthly Prize Draw to win 1 of 3 £50 Lake District Hotels vouchers
28 days holiday per year which increases by 1 day every year after 5 years successful service (to a maximum of 33 days holiday per annum)
Training and Development – Accredited compliance training, Hospitality specific online training platform
Hotel Academy - with Apprenticeship training up to level 4
Staff meals
Live-in accommodation available for hospitality which includes 3 meals a day, WiFi & laundry facilities
Tips are shared between hotel staff every 3 months
Provision of staff uniform where appropriate
Pension scheme
Well-being programme
Employee of the Quarter Awards
Annual Employee Appreciation Awards Ceremony

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Our employees are our most valuable asset. We are committed to providing learning and development opportunities that support our teams to achieve excellence and become the best that they can be.

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Highlights from some of our 350 employees

Lake District Hotels honour employees at staff awards ceremony!

On the afternoon of Monday 22nd November, we celebrated the dedication and commitment of our longest serving employees with our first long-standing staff awards ceremony at the Lodore Falls Hotel & Spa.

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Love is ‘Inn the Square’!

Wedding bells are ringing in one of our Keswick town centre hotels as two of our dedicated staff members have recently made the decision to tie the knot!

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The vibrant flavours of Spain have hit the cobbles of Keswick

Head Chef Bobby has introduced over 15 authentic Spanish tapas dishes to the menu, heavily inspired by the 18 years he spent working in Spain before moving back to the UK.

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Meet the star behind our Christmas decorations

Our 6 Lake District Hotels are well known for spectacular festive displays and hundreds of Christmas tress that appear each November… however, you may be surprised to know that a dedicated company employee is actually the creative genius behind them all...our own ‘Mrs Christmas’, Trish Irving.

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20 years in 2020: Gary Wilson, General Manager at the Inn on the Lake

A true Inn on the Lake figure that we have all come to know very well, Gary makes each and every person’s visit to the Inn a special one. We caught up with Gary and had him reflect back on the past 20 years working for Lake District Hotels.

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20 years in 2020: Maria Quigley, Sales Manager at the Skiddaw Hotel

A shining star within the Lake District Hotels family and the friendly face of our Skiddaw Hotel, 2020 marked 20 years since Maria joined us.

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