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Gilpin Hotel & Lake House is a five star, family-run hotel near Windermere in the Lake District, with a great team and a friendly environment. Members of Relais & Châteaux and Pride of Britain, we are proud to hold 5 AA Stars, 1 Michelin Star, 4 AA Rosettes, and to have been awarded Hotel of the Year by the English Tourist Board, the AA, Johansens and the Cateys.

All of the team are encouraged to get to know our guests, many of whom return to Gilpin again and again, and great friendships are formed within the team here at Gilpin. We hope that you will enjoy your time with us and gain valuable experience.

Warmest regards,
The Cunliffe family and Team Gilpin

SEARCH OUR JOBS…

KITCHEN 

MAINTENANCE & GARDENS 

RESTAURANT & BAR 

HOUSEKEEPING 

LAKE HOUSE 

SPA 

GUEST RELATIONS & SALES 

ACCOUNTS & HR 

JOIN OUR KITCHEN TEAM…

WE ARE LOOKING FOR:

Chef de Partie
Commis Chef

Even if we don’t have the position you’re looking for right now, please send me your CV, I’m always interested in meeting chefs. It may not be the right time now but who knows what will happen in a day, a week, a year…

Please email your CV with a note to careers@thegilpin.co.uk – or just a note if you haven’t got a CV written up – or call me on 015394-88818.

At Gilpin we have a passion for food and our kitchen team reflect this – in the Michelin starred restaurant HRiSHi, and in Gilpin Spice where we serve dishes from countries along the spice trail in a fun and funky atmosphere. You will be part of a friendly and hard working team continuously striving for new challenges and developing your skills as you take this next step in your career.

We look forward to meeting you,
Hrishikesh.

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Hrishikesh Desai
Executive Head Chef / F&B Manager

Hrishikesh’s experience includes training and working at the Institute Paul Bocuse, Les Maison de Bricourt (2*), Le Chateau do Bagnol (1*), French Laundry (3*), and Lucknam ‘The Park’ (1*). He is one of the few chefs to have won both the Roux Scholarship (2009) and the Craft Guild of Chef’s National Chef of the Year (2010). Click here for more.

OUR RESTAURANTS

HRiSHi, the Michelin starred restaurant where Hrishikesh Desai’s imaginative dishes combine great Lake District produce and classic methods to deliver modern British dishes with a twist of Asia, with unbelievable textures and flavours.

‘Gilpin Spice’ is an informal restaurant with funky décor, an open kitchen and a menu of sharing dishes from countries along the spice trail, from the Indian sub-continent to the Philippines, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Japan and China.

JOIN OUR MAINTENANCE & GARDEN TEAM…

WE ARE LOOKING FOR:

Gardener
Maintenance Operative

Please send your CV with a covering note to us at careers@thegilpin.co.uk or call us on 015394-88818.

Even if we don’t have the position you’re looking for right now, please send your CV, we are always interested in meeting you. It may not be the right time now but who knows what will happen in a day, a week, a year…

The Maintenance & Gardens team is a busy, friendly team where attention to detail is hugely important; candidates should have extremely high standards, and be friendly, charming, enthusiastic, well presented, with good manners, and good English.

The standard of rooms and the grounds at Gilpin is extremely high with a constant refurbishment and maintenance program of bedrooms and public areas. The Maintenance & Gardens team are therefore required to work to equally high standards – and are given the time to achieve this.

We look forward to meeting you,

JOIN OUR RESTAURANT & BAR TEAMS…

WE ARE LOOKING FOR:

Waiting Staff
Chef de Rang
Senior Waiting Staff

Please email your CV with a note to careers@thegilpin.co.uk or call us on 015394-88818.

Even if we don’t have the position you’re looking for right now, please send your CV, we are always interested in meeting you. It may not be the right time now but who knows what will happen in a day, a week, a year…

Join our fabulous restaurant & bar team – in the four AA Rosette, one Michelin star restaurant HRiSHi, or in the two AA Rosette Gilpin Spice where we serve dishes from countries along the spice trail in a fun and funky atmosphere.

Candidates should have extremely high standards, and be friendly, charming, enthusiastic, well presented, with good manners, attention to detail, good communication skills, and good English. Part time positions can be at the weekends and easily fit around studies. We also provide training so experience is not essential.

You will be part of a friendly and hard working team continuously striving for new challenges and developing your skills as you take this next step in your career.

We look forward to meeting you,
Dean & Danny.

Dean Grosev – HRiSHi Restaurant Manager
Daniel Bill – Gilpin Spice Restaurant Manager

‘HRiSHi’ the Michelin starred restaurant where Hrishikesh Desai’s imaginative dishes combine great Lake District produce and classic methods to deliver modern British dishes with a twist of Asia, with unbelievable textures and flavours.

‘Gilpin Spice’ is an informal restaurant with funky décor, an open kitchen and a menu of sharing dishes from countries along the spice trail, from the Indian sub-continent to the Philippines, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Japan and China.

JOIN OUR HOUSEKEEPING TEAM…

WE ARE LOOKING FOR:

Head Housekeeper

Deputy Head Housekeeper

Please send your CV with a covering note to us at careers@thegilpin.co.uk or call us on 015394-88818.

Even if we don’t have the position you’re looking for right now, please send your CV, we are always interested in meeting you. It may not be the right time now but who knows what will happen in a day, a week, a year…

The housekeeping department is a busy, friendly team where attention to detail is hugely important; candidates should have extremely high standards, and be friendly, charming, enthusiastic, well presented, with good manners, and good English.

The standard of rooms at Gilpin is extremely high with a constant refurbishment program of bedrooms and public areas. The housekeeping team are work to very high standards – and are given the time to achieve this in each and every room.

We look forward to meeting you.

JOIN OUR LAKE HOUSE TEAM…

WE ARE LOOKING FOR:

Duty Manager

Housekeeper

Please send your CV with a covering note to us at careers@thegilpin.co.uk or call us on 015394-88818.

Even if we don’t have the position you’re looking for right now, please send your CV, we are always interested in meeting you. It may not be the right time now but who knows what will happen in a day, a week, a year…

The Lake House team is a busy, friendly team where attention to detail is hugely important; candidates should have extremely high standards, and be friendly, charming, enthusiastic, well presented, with good manners, and good English.

The standard of rooms at the Lake House are extremely high and the interactive with guests is personal, friendly and professional. The Lake House team are therefore required to work to equally high standards, show initiative in serving guests and also help with small events, guest parties, and weddings.

We look forward to meeting you,
Tom.

Tom Hatfield
Lake House Manager

JOIN OUR SPA TEAM…

WE ARE LOOKING FOR:

No current vacancies

Please send your CV with a covering note to us at careers@thegilpin.co.uk or call us on 015394-88818.

Even if we don’t have the position you’re looking for right now, please send your CV, we are always interested in meeting you. It may not be the right time now but who knows what will happen in a day, a week, a year…

The stunning Gilpin Lake House Jetty Spa is set on the beautiful private four-acre lake. Designed with couples in mind, the Swedish style spa treatment room has been built to blend with the environment, raised 3 metres into the tree canopy, with floor to ceiling windows overlooking the lake. We also offer treatments in the new spa lodges at Gilpin Hotel, (1 mile away) therefore it is preferable to have your own transport.

Candidates should be level 3 qualified ideally in Aromatherapy, Hot Stones, Indian head, facials, manicure & pedicure & gel application. The ideal candidate will be well presented with excellent communication skills, will need to enjoy working in a team and love doing massage, previous experience would be preferable. Naturally the job involves weekend work. We offer meals whilst on duty and provide uniform. We take great pride in offering our guests professional treatments in a simply stunning location.

We look forward to meeting you,
Caroline.

Caroline Todd
Jetty Spa Manager

JOIN OUR GUEST RELATIONS & SALES TEAMS…

WE ARE LOOKING FOR:

Sales & Reservations Manager

Please send your CV with a covering note to us at careers@thegilpin.co.uk or call us on 015394-88818.

Even if we don’t have the position you’re looking for right now, please send your CV, we are always interested in meeting you. It may not be the right time now but who knows what will happen in a day, a week, a year…

Our team is made up of full and part time positions where the team work a combination of weekdays, evenings and weekends. The department covers Reception, Reservations, Concierge and Night Managers (see below for more details on each position).

All aspects of the role are very guest focused. Training can be provided, so specific experience is not always necessary. Conversely, enthusiasm, attention to detail, excellent English and a love of the hotel industry are a huge advantage!

Candidates should be smart, friendly, charming, enthusiastic, with gracious manners, attention to detail, good communication skills, and fluent English.

We look forward to meeting you,
Cameron.

Cameron Chapman
Front of House Manager

Reception & Reservations

We have a small dedicated reception and reservations team that is highly guest focused, friendly and organised with an eye for detail. Other key skills in our team are administration, communication, written word, and a warm friendly approach to guests.

The reception and reservations team is a busy, friendly department with a variety of skills. Our wish is that every single guest is welcomed on the phone with a warm, kind telephone manner, followed by a meticulous but friendly booking experience, an effervescent welcome and check in, and a warm friendly relationship with our team throughout their stay. Designed without compromise, all of our rooms are spacious, quiet, with lovely views and constant refurbishment. We have 31 spectacular rooms, suites and Spa Lodges between the Hotel and the Lake House, all of which are a delight to describe and show to our guests, ensuring that they are excited about their stay.

Concierge

The concierge role includes welcoming guests, checking guests in and out, parking guests’ cars, dealing with luggage and administrative tasks, and the chauffeur duties involve chauffering guests in Gilpin’s luxury cars between Gilpin Hotel & Gilpin Lake House, and keeping the cars immaculate. It is preferable that you hold an SLDC Private Hire Licence.

Night Manager

For Night Manager positions we look for very reliable and trustworthy candidates that are a good host and manage emergency situations well. Working on your own initiative is also very important.

JOIN OUR ACCOUNTS & HR TEAM…

WE ARE LOOKING FOR:

No current vacancies

Please send your CV with a covering note to us at careers@thegilpin.co.uk or call us on 015394-88818.

Positions are generally full time, live in or out (excluding management positions), with 28 days paid holiday, an excellent package with all meals on duty provided, and fantastic subsidised staff accommodation.

Even if we don’t have the position you’re looking for right now, please send your CV, we are always interested in meeting you. It may not be the right time now but who knows what will happen in a day, a week, a year…

Working closely with the Financial Controller, the Accounts & HR team is a small, experienced, dedicated and proactive team where attention to detail and highly organised administrative skills are paramount.

We look forward to meeting you,

Karen.

Karen Baybutt
Financial Controller / HR Manager

9 REASONS TO JOIN GILPIN

TRAIN & DEVELOP

Training is hugely important within the hotel and we have a great intranet and training system in place to help us with this, as well as working with Kendal College for those members of our team that wish to take specific qualifications.

STAFF MEALS

We serve home-cooked fresh food for all staff on duty, and also offer a staff discount to eat in our restaurants:

In the Michelin starred, four AA Rosette restaurant, ‘Hrishi’, Hrishikesh Desai combines great Lake District produce and classic methods to deliver unbelievable textures and flavours with just a twist of Asia.

‘Gilpin Spice’ is our informal restaurant transcending international boundaries, with an open kitchen focussing on sharing dishes from the spice trail spanning the Indian sub-continent to Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, the Philippines, Japan and China.

GYM MEMBERSHIP

We have membership of the Choices Health Club in Troutbeck Bridge which staff are welcome to use. Facilities includes a swimming pool, gym, steam room, sauna and hot tub.

TAKING PRIDE

Gilpin Hotel & Lake House is a 5 Star hotel which is family run with a great team and a friendly environment. We are all very proud of Gilpin, and aim to do our absolute best in everything we do.

STAFF ACCOMMODATION

We have fantastic subsidised shared staff accommodation, some at the hotel, some in the countryside, and some in the centre of Windermere. In all accommodation there is a shared kitchen and lounge area, and some have added extras such as a pool table, dart board and X-box… We spring clean and paint your room before you move in, meet you, show you around, and settle you in with a welcome pack.

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FAMILY & TEAM

Fabulous hotels are about passion, and for us, it is as much about family and our fantastic team as it is about our amazing guests. We get to know every guest, and encourage a real team spirit, and do our very best to make everyone feel ‘at home’. We are all passionate about Gilpin, and it shows in every area.

FUTURE POTENTIAL

As part of Relais & Châteaux and Pride of Britain, we can offer great career opportunities, whether you choose to stay with us long term or would like the opportunity to work in different parts of the country – or the world! See the Relais & Châteaux recruitment mini film below.

AWARD WINNING

Members of Relais & Châteaux and Pride of Britain, we very are proud to hold 5 AA Stars, 1 Michelin Star, 3 AA Rosettes, and to have been awarded Hotel of the Year by the English Tourist Board, the AA, Johansens and the Cateys.

FRIENDSHIP & FUN

We have just over 100 on the team, but we’re not a big international hotel. We love what we do, and believe it’s important to have a friendly warm atmosphere behind the scenes as well as out front. We are family run with a strong team of managers who really look after, look out for and nurture our teams. We have a lovely, friendly, close knit team, where great friendships are made (often long term). We believe in enjoying what we do!

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Gilpin Hotel & Lake House,
Crook Road, Windermere,
The English Lake District

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