• Windermere
  • July 1, 2024

Website Gilpin Hotel

Salary: £27,495 to £31,005

Tips: £150 – £230 per month

Accommodation: subsidised accommodation available on site or in local town

Staff transport: provided free between staff houses and hotel

Hours: 45 per week

Learn from the best.

Be part of a great team.

Work in a stunning location.

THE ROLE OF WAITER @ SOURCE
Being a Waiter at The Gilpin Hotel & Lake House requires varying degrees of skill and bucket loads of enthusiasm. With two very different restaurants on our beautiful sites – we employ staff with a range of skills and qualifications. Every staff member is important in helping to create a smooth and incredible dining experience for our guests.

A Waiter

  • Ensures that all our guests receive a 5 star service at all times.
  • Has a pleasant personality and a professional attitude to work.
  • Assists in the preparation for, and the smooth running of a service in SOURCE, being able to understand and fulfil our guests needs.
  • Maintains a high level of cleanliness in the restaurant areas.
  • Assists in the day to day running of the restaurant.
  • Delivers an exceptional service to our guests.
  • Understands Gilpin and what we strive to be.

Skills and Experience Required for the Role

  • Previous experience in a similar establishment.
  • Understanding of food safety and hygiene standards and the ability to follow them strictly.
  • Understands the importance of allergens and the potential effect that they can have, ensuring that food is safe for customers with food allergies.
  • Strong teamwork and communication skills to effectively collaborate with the kitchen team.
  • Flexibility to work evenings, weekends, and holidays, as per the demands of the restaurant.
  • Food hygiene qualification is essential.

LIVE, WORK & PLAY IN THE LAKE DISTRICT
Work hard but really enjoy your days off? There’s nowhere better to do that than in the beautiful Lake District. As well as the traditional hospitality jobs at Gilpin Hotel and Lake House, you can also be an accountant, an agri-scientist, an interior designer, a landscape gardener, a marketeer, and much more… the opportunities are endless!

LOVE & LAUGHTER – WE LOVE WHAT WE DO – JOIN US AS OUR WAITER IN SOURCE
Many of our guests come to Gilpin for very special celebrations, investing time, money, expectations, memories and feelings into their stay with us. Our job is to help create the magic, sowing the seeds for lasting happy memories with five star service, and a lot of love and laughter.

THE WORLD IS YOUR OYSTER – WE WILL TRAIN & DEVELOP YOU
You can start at whatever level is right for you, and immediately start learning about the work and our team spirit; everything you need will be provided in a combination of on the job training and via our online Gilpin Training Academy, with clear pay progression built in. If you want to prove yourself and become a manager, the opportunity is there – you can see for yourself what you need to do to progress, and if you wish to take it further this can lead to a degree or leadership course without needing previous qualifications. We don’t pigeon hole and we support you to create your own career path – you might start off in one department and decide you want to try something in another department, For those that have a set career path in mind though, we’ll support you to develop as far as you want to go. This is your future – our job is to train you & prepare you for whatever you do next.

WHAT’S IN IT FOR ME?

SOCIAL
Staff social events, activities and parties throughout the year.

FOOD
Home-cooked food for just £1 per meal. A breakfast of toast and cereal is free, and available at all times. We also have snacks and tasty treats available throughout the day.

SUBSIDISED ACCOMMODATION
Fantastic subsidised shared staff accommodation, some at the hotel, some in the countryside, and some in the centre of Windermere and Bowness. In all accommodation there is a shared kitchen and lounge area. We spring clean your room before you move in, meet you, show you around, and settle you in with a welcome pack, and check all the accommodation monthly to make sure everything is still lovely. Our staff accommodation ranges from mobile static homes to ensuite rooms in Bowness and Windermere (from £130 to £350 per month including bills). If you’re really trying to save and don’t have a lot of stuff, there are a few very small mobile static home rooms that we don’t charge anything for.

STAFF TRANSPORT
Free staff transport between Gilpin Hotel and Lake House and the staff houses in Crook, Windermere and Bowness.

GYM MEMBERSHIP
Free use of Choices Health Club in Troutbeck Bridge with gym, swimming pool, steam room, sauna and hot tub.

MYCUMBRIA CARD
We buy MyCumbria Cards for all of our team – old and new! With this you can get offers and discounts throughout Cumbria on food & drink, activities, shopping and more. We’ll also be introducing a scheme where you can get even more money off certain activities, so watch this space to go bike riding, canoeing, rock climbing, or relax with a lovely meal or go to the cinema…

ENGLISH LESSONS
We provide personalised English classes (while you’re paid) if you wish to gain confidence and ability to communicate in English. The aim is to motivate and encourage progression here at Gilpin as well as to gain confidence outside of work.

TREATS – DINING & HOTEL STAYS
Discounted rates in our restaurants, as well as amazing opportunities to stay at other Relais & Châteaux and Pride of Britain hotels from just £150 per night!

FRIENDSHIP & FUN
There are around 170 of us in Team Gilpin, 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!

For more information see https://thegilpin.co.uk/join-our-team

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Pay: £27,495.00-£31,005.00 per year

Benefits:

  • Canteen
  • Company events
  • Company pension
  • Discounted or free food
  • Employee discount
  • Free or subsidised travel
  • Free parking
  • Gym membership
  • On-site parking

Supplemental pay types:

  • Tips

Work Location: In person

To apply for this job email your details to careers@thegilpin.co.uk.