A job at English Lakes Hotels Resorts & Venues has family at its heart.
“As individual as you are, is how we see people. We recognise that every employee has a unique set of skills, talent and level of creativity. We don’t take this for granted, but seek to nurture, encourage, motivate and empower”.
Simon Berry, Chairman & Managing Director
It all started in 1952 with the purchase of Low Wood Bay. Today, we have a group of five 4 star Hotels in Cumbria and Lancashire. It’s a family run business with over 60 years in the industry.
What Makes Our Business Special?
Undoubtedly, the people!
We have over 400 employees with almost fifteen percent of the full-time and part-time workers have been with the company for ten or more years, in some cases for over 30 years. It's not just about a job for us, loyalty, hard work, professionalism, balanced with friendship and fun, is at the heart of what we do.
Nevil Jeffery, General Manager of Low Wood Bay, has been with the company for over 25 years. He says,
“Low Wood Bay represents ‘family’. It is refreshing to come away from ‘corporate’ hospitality to a friendly atmosphere where every team member is encouraged to engage with our customers. It manages to be as professional as any city establishment, yet relaxed at the same time”.
A Reputation for Great Hospitality
This hotel never fails to impress us. We have returned many times and it by far exceeds all others we have visited in The Lakes. Well done to all staff you make it such a special place to visit. It is great to know when we book that the same excellent standard will waiting for us.
Trip Advisor Review of Waterhead
This was our 4th or 5th visit here and yet again it was excellent. The staff are a credit to the hotel everyone's always smiling and very helpful. I always recommend this hotel to friends and can't wait to return.
Trip Advisor Review of Low Wood Bay Resort & Spa
Benefits of a job at English Lakes
As well as a fantastic job at one of our Cumbria or Lancashire hotels, it's our pride in the quality and devotion of our people that make our business a success. We encourage an environment with training, development and progression opportunities. Alongside this we also offer our successful applicants a whole host of benefits with their job, which include:-
- Complimentary Health Club Membership - (including family - subject to terms and conditions)
- Complimentary meals whilst on duty
- Complimentary Dinner, Bed & Breakfast stay for two people to celebrate your birthday (subject to terms and conditions)
- Discounted room rates across all English Lakes Hotels Resorts & Venues
- Discounts on food and beverage across all English Lakes Restaurants
- Loyalty service awards lunches with gift vouchers, presented for each year of service
- Annual Awards
- Onsite accommodation (subject to availability)
- And many more benefits...
Culinary Academy Apprenticeships
English Lakes Culinary Academy is an, annual, fully accredited two year apprenticeship programme for 16+ school leavers aspiring to train as chefs.
Job Openings in Cumbria and Lancashire
We have a wide range of jobs in both Cumbria and Lancashire all around our hotels and resorts. From housekeeping, food & beverage, kitchen, support office roles and much more. We offer a flexible and relaxed working environment with full-time and part-time jobs available. See below for our full range of jobs and click through to read more and apply.
The reception team at The Wild Boar
G&Tea at Waterhead Hotel
The waiting on team at Blue Smoke on the Bay
The instructional team at The Health Club at Low Wood Bay
Low Wood Bay staff member on the hotel lawns
The sales team at Low Wood Bay Resort & Spa
The instructional team at the Low Wood Bay Watersports Centre