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Chef Careers in the Lake District

Why work at Darwin Escapes?

Hear straight from our wonderful employees
Vicky Bennett, Go Active Supervisor

I joined Darwin Escapes in February 2014 as a Go Active Instructor. It was the best career move I have ever made. I was sent on all the relevant training courses and helped to be the best in the field allowing me to help carve lasting memories for all our visitors. It is such a dynamic company with fresh challenges every day. The support and training has been so fantastic that I soon earned the promotion to Go Active Supervisor. If you are looking to work for a supportive company who help you to reach your goals then Darwin is the right choice.

There are a range of benefits available to Darwin Escapes employees, including:

  • Reduced rate on holidays across our locations in the UK
  • Competitive salaries
  • Use of onsite leisure facilities at various locations
  • Discounted spa treatments at various locations
  • Discounted meals at onsite restaurants at various locations
  • Opportunities for career progression
  • Pension scheme
  • Access to our Darwin Academy training portal
  • Joining an award-winning team

Darwin Escapes’ two luxurious locations in the Lake District offer a range of jobs in Cumbria, our Thanet Well Lodge Retreat in Penrith is known for its beautiful views and relaxed atmosphere. Keswick Reach Lodge Retreat is one of Darwin Escapes’ newest locations, a luxurious offering that has fast become a go-to destination in the Lake District. Both of our locations have a variety of roles available, including bar and waiting staff, spa therapists, front-of-house team and our grounds team to name just a few.

Take a look at our current available jobs in the Lake District above, or upload your CV at the bottom of the page and join an award-winning team, in an exciting atmosphere!

Job Vacancies in the Lake District at Darwin Escapes

Our two destinations in the Lake District have unique offerings, both with their own personality and range of jobs available, you are able to carve your own career with Darwin Escapes.

Thanet Well Lodge Retreat offers our guests complete tranquillity in breath-taking surroundings. Located in Penrith, Thanet Well has some of the most stunning views of the region, a place where you will be inspired on a daily basis, and enjoy spotting some of the fascinating local wildlife wandering the park.

With luxurious accommodation, Thanet Well is all about getting away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and getting back to nature in a relaxing atmosphere.

If you’re looking for careers in the Lake District, Thanet Well can offer you a plethora of opportunities, creating an experience like no-other for our guests. Whether you would like to join our cleaning crew and help to create a home away from home, setting our guests at ease with a first impression, or if you have a green thumb our grounds team could be ideal for you, creating a beautiful landscaped grounds and helping them to blend into the outstanding scenery.

Maybe our front-of-house reception team could be the ideal job for you, helping to settle our guests into their holiday with a warm welcome. With an array of jobs in the Lake District, Thanet Well Lodge Retreat could be the perfect place for you to carve your career in Cumbria.

One of our newest offerings is Keswick Reach Lodge Retreat, where luxury meets beauty with ease, undergoing a recent multi-million pound development, including brand new facilities, such as the onsite luxurious Ammara Spa and the retreat’s beautiful lodges. The onsite Copper Fells Restaurant is beautifully decorated and offers mouth-watering meals with breath-taking views, as well as a fully stocked bar with locally brewed drinks. The relaxation suite offers a luxurious Jacuzzi and sauna with an outstanding view of the mountains around the park, and a state of the gymnasium also boasting beautiful views.

The park has a range of facilities and amenities that we are proud of, including a dog wash area, to make sure that the whole family can clean up after enjoying a nature-filled walk in Cumbria and the quaint Corner Shop in reception offering essential items. There are a plethora of jobs in the Lake District at Keswick Reach Lodge Retreat, so whether you are passionate about providing a warm welcome to our guests with our reception team, or would like to further your career as a spa therapist, Keswick Reach is the ideal place for you. Keeping our perfectly manicured grounds is a full time job at Keswick Reach, our talented grounds team seamlessly blend the range of semi mature and heavy mature trees throughout the landscape with interpretation boards, boulder piles & chestnut fencing with the surrounding magical scenery.

Joining the team at Keswick Reach Lodge Retreat means entering an exciting and vibrant environment, with a friendly and professional team who will support you in your chosen career and encourage you to grow your skills.

Why Choose Darwin Escapes?

Being the 3rd largest holiday home operator in the UK, Darwin Escapes is changing the face of the UK holiday industry. Established in 2015, Darwin Escapes has grown a reputation for luxurious and affordable UK holidays and holiday home ownership, with 8 out of the 20 locations offering holiday homes, lodges and luxury static caravans to buy and own. Each working environment is as unique as our locations, but you can always be sure of a positive, friendly and exciting environment on a daily basis.

A growing company, our core values are to help our guests and owners create wonderful & blissful memories to last a lifetime. We know that having the best team in the best environment is how to achieve this. Darwin Escapes recognises hard work and the success that it brings, we encourage you to learn new skills and grow your passion in your chosen career with Darwin Escapes.

Take a look at the current jobs in the Lake District above, or upload your CV if you don’t see a job available that fits you to let us know you’re interested.

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