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Careers and Job Opportunities

Welcome to our careers page where you will find a listing of our current vacancies.

Our wonderful country house hotel and luxury apartments look after guests who are visiting Penrith and the Lake District for leisure and business.  Alongside this we cater for our local residents offering lunches and dinners as well as our renowned afternoon teas. We also specialise in conferences, weddings and special events for anywhere between 10 and 200 people.

Current Vacancies

Chef – Full time & Part time

We are looking for someone with good all-round expertise to join our established kitchen brigade. Why not call for a confidential no-obligation chat with our head chef?

Kitchen Assistant – Full time or Part time

Assisting chefs in preparing for events and conferences, an interest in baking would be an advantage but isn’t essential. Hours can be flexible and full training will be given.

Bar  Staff

Are you a confident and social person? – Do you appreciate really good service? – we are looking for new members of our bar team.
Experience not essential, full training will given. Mainly weekend work. 17 +

Please send your CV & covering letter for the attention of Hayley Sowerby to or email/phone to request an application form.


Working at Roundthorn Country House 

We pride ourselves on the personal service and attention to detail that makes our guests feel so important and cared for and ensures they have an amazing visit to Roundthorn.

There is a specialist team that look after weddings & events ensuring that Brides, Grooms and other event organisers along with their guests have the most fantastic stress free day.

We are driven to develop our team from within whenever possible and all the senior managers are committed to their team’s personal development. Training is offered internally and we have strong links to Kendal College and other training organisations who can offer part time or one off specialist training.

We really are a very friendly team so if you are interested in a career in hospitality or simply need a weekend or part time job please get in touch – enthusiasm and a sparkling personality are characteristics we are always looking for.

All roles offer flexible working and great discounts here at Roundthorn and with Classic Lodges throughout the UK.

We are looking for the following new members to join our small, friendly front of house team to train and be involved in all aspects of the exciting day to day business of our country house hotel, where no hour, day or week is the same.

Applicants need to have a sparkling personality along with the natural drive and ability to provide exceptional customer service. Some hospitality experience would be ideal but is not essential for applicants with the above characteristics.

Full training will be provided, and external training programs are also available which can lead to the successful candidate developing supervisory and management skills if they wish to further progress within the industry.