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Join our friendly team and help us provide the ultimate Windermere welcome

Join our friendly team and help us provide the ultimate Windermere welcome

Working For Us

Warning ImageJobs & Careers Fair at the Westmorland shopping centre, Kendal. Wed 4/Thu 5 May 10am - 6pm

Come and meet current staff and our HR department to talk about the roles we have available at the Kendal Jobs and careers fair. It would be great to meet you and talk about what roles on Windermere might work for you.

Windermere Lake Cruises is the largest tourist attraction in Cumbria and employs a wide variety of permanent, specialist and seasonal staff.

As well as offering an impressive range of roles, all our employees enjoy great benefits, flexible working practices and get to work in a stunning location in the heart of The Lake District. If you’d like to work on and around England’s largest lake, have the enthusiasm to provide a world-class service and provide a unique customer experience then please get in touch.

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Current positions available:

Two staff members working at Bowness Pier

Crew / Ticket Sales / Retail / Catering
(Summer Season 2022)

The summer season operates from the end of March to November and there will be a range of positions available for this busy time.
We’re looking for friendly and outgoing people to assist with the smooth running of our busy operation and to ensure that our visitors have a safe and enjoyable experience with us. No experience necessary - we’ll teach you what to do.
Available positions include crew to work on board our vessels in coffee shops, bars and to check passenger tickets. We also require staff for ticket offices, cafés, shops and information centres.

  • Rate of pay (aged 18+) - £10 per hour plus enhancements for overtime & bank holidays.

How to apply

Cahe and a coffee served inside the Pier Cafe bar at Ambleside Waterhead Pier

Catering Assistants at The Boatmans Cafe and The Pier Cafe Bar

We're looking to recruit general assistants to join the team in this bustling cafes at Bowness and Ambleside.

We're looking for friendly, outgoing staff who are keen to make customers feel welcome in this beautiful location on Windermere.

  • Sociable hours, no split shifts and flexible hours available
  • Rate of pay (aged 18+) - £10 per hour plus enhancements for overtime & bank holidays.

How to apply

A staff member assisting customers on board a boat

Boat Hire Assistant
(Summer Season 2022)

Our self-drive boats are great for anyone wanting to explore Windermere under their own steam. Join our team in Bowness who can share their passion and enthusiasm for the area whilst keeping visitors from around the world safe and happy.

The role includes:

  • Working in a small but busy team
  • Based on Bowness promenade
  • Giving tuition and safety advice to customers
  • Hiring the fleet of electric self-drive boats
  • Assisting with the cleaning, maintenance and upkeep of the boats and piers
  • Rate of pay (aged 18+) - £10 per hour plus enhancements for overtime & bank holidays.

How to apply

How to apply

For all positions, please complete our generic application form. You can mark on the form which position you are interested in or leave it blank and we'll consider what roles would be best for you.

Please complete the application form and then send it to:

By post

or post to:

Windermere Lake Cruises Ltd.,
Winander House,
Glebe Road,
Cumbria LA23 3HE

Any questions?

If you need any guidance on completing the form or simply want to chat about the roles available, please live chat (below), call us on 015394 43360 and ask for someone in our HR department.

Useful Videos

For an introduction to the roles and benefits of working for us, take a look at our seasonal staff video and staff profiles. Find out why working in Windermere and The Lakes is #ThePerfectPlaceToWork

See the main varied roles available within Windermere Lake Cruises

Meet some of the team - staff interviews

Meet Ahmed - part of the Self-Drive Boat Hire Team

Meet James - a Boat Master with Windermere Lake Cruises

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