May 07, 2024

Lake District - Live-In Couple - Kitchen Assistant/Commis Chef and Housekeeper

£27,000 - £28,000 yearly
  • Lake District Inns and Cottages Ltd
  • The King's Head Inn, Thirlmere nr Keswick, UK
Permanent Job Bar and Waiting General Assistant Front of House Team Leader Reception Assistant/Deputy Manager

Job Description & Pictures

The Kings Head Inn and the Travellers Rest Inn are ideally situated at the foot of Helvellyn in the heart of The Lake District at Thirlmere and Grasmere, surrounded by spectacular scenery with unsurpassed views toward St John's in the Vale, Blencathra and Skiddaw.

The King's Head Inn and the Travellers Rest Inn, both fully residential ETB 4 star Inns, offer two unique dining experiences - both traditional English dishes and local specialities created from the finest local produce. In our award-winning St John's restaurant at the King's Head our Head Chef presents a creative four-course seasonal menu whilst in our bar dining areas we present our traditional local specialities. 

We are currently recruiting for The King's Head Inn:


Live-In Couple - Housekeeper & Kitchen Assistant/Commis Chef


Kitchen Assistant/Commis: 

  • Making sure all statutory Health, Safety and hygiene regulations are adhered to ensuring the cleanliness and maintenance of the 5 star local authority rating for the kitchens
  • All general duties associated with the operation of a busy commercial kitchen
  • Preparing and cooking breakfast
  • Preparing basic ingredients for the Chefs, participating in breakfast / lunch / dinner service as required
  • Dealing with deliveries and stock rotation



  • Clean and maintain guest rooms, common areas, and other designated areas of the hotel
  • Make beds, change linens, and replenish towels and toiletries
  • Vacuum carpets, sweep and mop floors, and dust furniture
  • Empty trash bins and dispose of waste properly
  • Restock supplies such as soap, shampoo, and toilet paper
  • Report any maintenance issues or damages to the appropriate personnel
  • Follow all safety and sanitation procedures to ensure a clean and hygienic environment for guests
  • Responsible for maintaining laundry stocks from off-site laundry
  • Strong attention to detail and the ability to work efficiently in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent time management skills to ensure tasks are completed within designated timeframes
  • Ability to communicate effectively with guests and team members

We offer:

  • Couples staff accommodation
  • Contracted for 40 hours per week
  • Full-time positions
  • All meals on and off duty
  • Laundry facilities provided
  • Change of towels and linens weekly
  • All utilities included
  • Council tax included
  • 28 days paid holiday per annum.

Induction and training provided.

We are looking for hard working people, who are not looking for seasonal work, but a role for the long term.

If you are keen to join our team, please apply including both CV’s and which position each person is applying for with contact details.

Contact Name

Derek Sweeney

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Couple / Friends Applicants


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Experience Required


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As soon as possible

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