Kitchen Assistant, Ambleside Hotel (Full Time)

Job Type Customer Service
Location Ambleside - Ambleside Park
Partnership Level 10
Closing Date 23/01/2022
Vacancy Type Permanent
Salary £18,200.00 - £21,800.00
Salary Frequency Annual
Hours of Work 37.5 hours per week. Earliest start 7am, latest finish 9:30pm. Split shifts, evenings & weekends required.


Ambleside Park, it’s our Place in the Lakes. Set on the banks of Lake Windermere in the Lake District, it’s a 24 bedroom haven to get away, explore and maybe even be inspired like the great writers and artists of the past. If you are looking for a hotel with a difference, this could be it.

With all of the National Trust park to explore, whether walking on their own or on a guided tour, whizzing about on a mountain bike trail or visiting local craft shops, you can guarantee that our guests will be hungry and looking to recharge with the fantastic food offering we give them.

What you can expect in this role?

Working in the hotel, you’ll be surrounded by a team of passionate and dedicated hospitality Partners to give our guests the best experience whether they are with us for the day or a longer stay. What is different about our guests though, is that they are Partners, their friends and family.  As co-owners in the business, you’ll see this difference in the way your teammates and you approach your job and carry out your responsibilities. 

As a Kitchen Assistant, you’ll be assisting on basic food preparation for the chefs and ensuring that the kitchen remains efficient and profitable through being responsible for food deliveries, stock rotation, completion of cleaning schedules and temperature checks. You’ll be supporting the high quality customer service we offer to our guests and maintaining the high standards associated with the hotel by demonstrating and complying with hygiene and food safety standards at all times.

The role will offer you opportunities to display your talent and provide you with development opportunities and the progression routes.

What can we offer you?

The Partnership puts it’s Partners first in every area of the business. Working at Ambleside, you will get to work in a beautiful location with some of the best views and countryside around. You’ll be entitled to the great benefits that our Partners receive such as paid holiday, discount in our Waitrose & John Lewis shops and many other benefits designed to allow our Partners a great work / life balance.

We will offer on the job training and investment in your skills, providing you with progression opportunities and an extra level of support and encouragement.

What do you need?

Hospitality is an ever changing environment with a real focus on great customer service and providing an experience for our guests. This is achieved through each Partner being motivated, creative and great teamwork.

  • Proactive

  • Able to work in a fast-paced environment

What else could you bring? 

  • Knowledge and/or experience of hotel operations

Additional Information:

We have a number of different ways to work flexibly so at your interview feel free to talk about what flexibility means to you. There are no guarantees, however, it may open the door to not only a new role but a new way of working.

Please review the advertised working hours and contract length to be certain that you can commit to these or we may not be able to progress your application.

As part of our application process you will be asked to complete a short online test, this is a questionnaire to find out if you are aligned to our unique way of working. Being a Partner is a unique experience, sharing the responsibility of ownership as well as its rewards. It will be a series of scenarios with multiple actions to take based on day-to-day activities of Partners to truly understand what it means to be a Partner and the difference of working in a co-owned business. They help us to understand how you’ll respond to a variety of challenges which you may encounter and assess your potential for the role. 

This is a mandatory part of the process and we are not able to consider your application without this step being done. 

Please consider the following when making your application:

  • We occasionally close vacancies early in the event we receive a high volume of applications. To avoid disappointment, we recommend you apply early.
  • Print off the job description now if you require it.
  • Ensure you have an up-to-date CV.



Duties and Responsibilities

The role of kitchen assistant will see you work in all areas of the kitchen including kitchen porter, basic food preparation and adhering to cleaning schedules.

We positively celebrate Diversity & Inclusion in the John Lewis Partnership. Our aim is to become the UK’s most inclusive business - for our Partners and for our customers, reflecting and connecting with the diverse communities that we serve. We want people from all walks of life to feel valued for their individuality, thrive in our business and share a sense of belonging. To find out more about D&I in the John Lewis Partnership visit this site - We have a number of different ways to work flexibly so, at your interview, feel free to talk about what flexibility means to you. There are no guarantees, however, it may open the door to not only a new role but a new way of working.


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