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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

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Recruitment Information

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.


Current positions available:

Part Qualified/Qualified Management Accountant for Winander Leisure
Bowness - Full Time - Permanent

Bookings/Reservations Team Member
Bowness - Full Time - Permanent

Crew / Ticket Sales / Café Assistants / PCV Drivers
Ambleside/Bowness/Lakeside - Full/Part Time -Seasonal

General Assistant at The Pier Cafe/Bar
Ambleside - Part Time - Seasonal

Boat Hire Assistant
Bowness - Full Time - Seasonal

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PQ or Qualified Management Accountant for Winander Leisure

Permanent, full time role based in Bowness

Winander Leisure is the company behind Windermere Lake Cruises Ltd and Lakeland Motor Museum Ltd providing world-class Lake District experiences to millions of visitors each year.

Our busy accounts department in Bowness provides the financial services and support behind two top Lake District attractions. We’re looking to recruit a new team member with a passion for tourism and who has the following skills:

  • A keen attention to detail and excellent numeric, verbal and communication skills
  • A friendly and outgoing personality to help maintain an efficient and accurate accounting function
  • Flexibility and enthusiasm to work on new projects within our small team.
  • Knowledge of SAGE accountancy and payroll packages
  • ACA/ACCA/CIMA qualified or nearing completion

How to apply:

For this position, please use this Winander Leisure Job Application form

Closing date for applications 18th May 2018


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Bookings/Reservations Team Member

Full time and permanent position based in Bowness-on-Windermere

We’re looking for someone to join a small team dealing with enquiries and bookings for our fleet of vessels. You will need to liaise directly with customers over the telephone, in person or by e-mail and social media platforms. You will interpret requirements and liaise with colleagues to ensure appropriate arrangements are put in place – this will involve dealing with external suppliers and partners.

You will also assist with the marketing and sales functions which could involve attending trade shows and events throughout the UK as well as attending local wedding fayres and similar events.

We operate 364 days of the year and weekend working with some evening work will be necessary; in return we offer a competitive rate of pay together with an attractive benefits package and the opportunity to progress your career.

Closing date for applications 18th May 2018. 


How to apply


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Crew / Ticket Sales / Café Assistants / PCV Drivers
(seasonal from Easter-Nov 2018)

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, information centres and the Bowness road train including PCV licenced drivers.

How to apply


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General Assistant at The Pier Cafe/Bar

(seasonal part-time from Easter-Nov 2018)

We're looking to recruit general assistants to join the team in this bustling cafe/bar on Ambleside Pier. 

We're looking for friendly, outgoing staff who are keen to make international and local customers feel welcome in this beautiful location on Lake Windermere. Some weekend and Bank Holiday working may be required.

  • Rate of pay (18+) £7.85 per hour

How to apply


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Boat Hire Assistant
(seasonal from Easter-Nov 2018)

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-drives and traditional row boats
  • Assisting with the cleaning, maintenance and upkeep of the boats and piers

How to apply


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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 form and then send it to:

Via email to : recruitment@windermere-lakecruises.co.uk

or post to:


Windermere Lake Cruises Ltd.,

Winander House,

Glebe Road,

Bowness-on-Windermere

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.