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Job Vacancies 2017

23 March 2017 / Jobs / Staff

We’re recruiting for the 2017 season.

Full Time Chef needed April – November 2017

Full Time General Assistant needed April – November 2017

We have a busy full year ahead and we’re confident that you will enjoy working with our close family team and other co-workers.

You don’t need to be a bit quackers to work here, but it might help!

Job Vacancies 2017

We’re recruiting for the 2017 season.


Full Time Chef needed April – November 2017

Full Time General Assistant needed April – November 2017

We have a busy full year ahead and we’re confident that you will enjoy working with our close family team and other co-workers.

Chef
Hours per week: 40

Competent and Experienced Chef required to support Thorney How in Grasmere Lake District for the 2017 season.
Be part of our small team, enthusiasm and a sense of humour essential. Our capacity is 42 overnight guests. We cater for individuals, groups and parties including full board if requested. The chef will take a lead role in developing the seasons menus and managing all aspects of the kitchen.

Thorney How is developing a kitchen garden and we want to increase the use of our produce in the menu so a willingness to help in the garden, collect eggs, talk to the sheep as well as serve at the bar and basically turn a hand to other tasks at less busy times would be ideal.

We are anything but boring and Thorney How is in a beautiful part of the world.

Accommodation: There may be shared accommodation available with this post.
Start date: March, as soon as possible.

Seasonal General Assistant
Hours per week: 40 FT or P/T hours to suit.

Experience not essential, but great if you have it. Duties include housekeeping, bar work and service, front of house and probably some gardening Must be computer literate, hardworking and good with cats and other animals.

Accommodation: There may be shared accommodation available with this post for FT employees only.
Start date: March, as soon as possible.

Job Descriptions

Chef Job Description 2017

General Assistant Job Desription 2017

Thorney How
A busy rural accommodation provider with bar and catering facilities in South Lakeland with up to 42 beds in 11 rooms. We offer guest house B&B and bunkhouse type accommodation, food and drink for events, parties, celebrations as well as for individual travellers, walkers and groups. We need an enthusiastic energetic team players with the ability to perform consistently well with a cheerful approach. All staff may at some time be required to undertake general duties including front of house, service, cleaning, some basic catering and bar work.

Situated off the beaten track directly on the Coast to Coast pathway and under Helm Crag in Grasmere. Thorney How is a listed building sitting in 2.25 acres of grounds, so you may even find yourself working in the garden. Must like cats, and of course people, we also have hens, ducks and sheep! It is useful to have an interest in the outdoors and to have a good sense of humour.

These position may be extended for up to a further year.

To apply:

Please send a letter of application stating relevant experience and your interest in working at Thorney How. We recommend that you read our website before making an application. It is essential that you communicate to us your your plans if being based locally, or are looking for shared accommodation. We can only provide accommodation for a couple or two friends sharing.

Please include at least two relevant and recent references and send to Carolyn Nuttall carolyn@thorneyhow.co.uk

Those that meet the above criteria will be asked to attend an interview.


Updated Job Vacancy 2017

21 February 2017 / Jobs / Staff

We’re recruiting for the 2017 season.

Full Time or Part Time General Assistant required flexible hours to suit.

Outgoing, friendly and enthusiastic person required working in housekeeping, restaurant, front of house and other general duties.
£8.50 Per hour

This is a temporary live out post only with the potential to be permanent.

We have a busy full year ahead and we’re confident that you will enjoy working with our close family team and other co-workers.

Thorney How Bar

Seasonal General Assistant
Hours per week: 40 FT or P/T hours to suit.

Experience not essential, but great if you have it. Duties include housekeeping, bar work and service, front of house and probably some gardening. Must be computer literate, hardworking and good with cats and other animals.

Accommodation: This is a live out position only.

JOB DESCRIPTION

General Assistant Job Description 2017

Thorney How
A busy rural accommodation provider with bar and catering facilities in South Lakeland with up to 42 beds in 11 rooms. We offer guest house B&B and bunkhouse type accommodation, food and drink for events, parties, celebrations as well as for individual travellers, walkers and groups. We need an enthusiastic energetic team players with the ability to perform consistently well with a cheerful approach. All staff may at some time be required to undertake general duties including front of house, service, cleaning, some basic catering and bar work.

Situated off the beaten track directly on the Coast to Coast pathway and under Helm Crag in Grasmere. Thorney How is a listed building sitting in 2.25 acres of grounds, so you may even find yourself working in the garden. Must like cats, and of course people, we also have hens, ducks and sheep! It is useful to have an interest in the outdoors and to have a good sense of humour.

This position may be extended as a permanent post.

To apply:

Please send a letter of application stating relevant experience and your interest in working at Thorney How. We recommend that you read our website before making an application. It is essential that you communicate to us your plans for being based locally if you are not a local resident. We are unable to find suitable accommodation on your behalf.

Please include at least two relevant and recent references and send to Carolyn Nuttall carolyn@thorneyhow.co.uk

Those that meet the above criteria may be asked to attend an interview.


Part Time Staff Required

22 July 2016 / Jobs / Staff

Housekeeping Assistant / Cleaner (P/T)

We are looking for an enthusiastic staff member to join our small team at Thorney How in Grasmere.
Live out position only. Immediate start.

Hours: 7am – 3.30 pm mainly weekends

General Duties: breakfast service, making beds, cleaning.

£7.50 per hour

To apply please contact us directly by phone or e-mail.


We're Hiring

17 March 2015 / Jobs

We’re recruiting for the 2015 season.

Full Time General Assistant needed March – October 2015

We have a busy full year ahead and we’re confident that you will enjoy working with our close family team and other co-workers.

Simply Quackers
You’ll need to be a bit quackers to work here!

Seasonal General Assistant

Required straight away, we’re expecting a busy few months ahead!

Hours per week: 37.5
Salary: £6.50 per hour – to be reviewed after 3 month probationary period.
Accommodation: There is no accommodation with this post.
Start date: March, as soon as possible.

Download a Job Description here:
General Assistant Job Description 2015

Thorney How
A busy rural hostel in South Lakeland with up to 50 beds in 12 rooms with a full catering offer and licensed premises. We offer accommodation, food and drink for events, parties, weddings as well as individual travellers, walkers and groups. We need an enthusiastic energetic team player with the ability to perform general hostel duties including front of house, service, cleaning, some basic catering and bar work.

Situated off the beaten track directly on the Coast to Coast pathway and under Helm Crag in Grasmere. Thorney How is a listed building sitting in 2.25 acres of grounds, so you may even find yourself working in the garden. Must like cats, and of course people, we also have hens, ducks and sheep! It is useful to have an interest in the outdoors and to have a good sense of humour.

See full job description above.

This position may be extended for up to a further year.

To apply: please send a letter of application stating relevant experience and your interest in working at Thorney How. We recommend that you read our website before making an application. It is essential that you communicate to us your your plans for being based locally, please be aware that we will not be providing you with accommodation.

Please include at least two relevant and recent references and send to Carolyn Nuttall carolyn@thorneyhow.co.uk

Those that meet the above criteria will be asked to attend an interview.


Job Opportunity

14 February 2013 / Jobs / Staff

We’re recruiting for the 2013 season.

Full Time General Assistant needed March – October 2013

We have a busy year ahead and we’re confident that you will enjoy working with our close family team.

Thorney How Reception

Seasonal General Assistant required for busy independent hostel.
Location: Thorney How Grasmere
Hours per week: 40
Salary: £6.19 per hour
Accommodation: live out.
Starting: March

A busy rural hostel in south Lakeland with 50 beds, a full catering offer, events, parties, weddings as well as individual travellers and groups. We need an enthusiastic energetic team player with the ability to perform general hostel duties including some catering and bar work.

Situated off the beaten track directly on the Coast to Coast pathway and under Helm Crag in Grasmere. Thorney How is a listed building sitting in 2.25 acres of grounds, so you may even find yourself working in the garden. Must like cats and hens and have a good sense of humour.

To apply: please send a letter of application stating relevant experience, your plans for being based locally and at least two references to carolyn @ thorneyhow.co.uk

Those that meet the above criteria will be asked to attend an interview.


We're recruiting.

27 June 2012 / Business / Jobs / News

As our busy summer period approaches fast we’re looking for a capable cook / chef to help prepare and deliver our daytime and occasionally evening menus.

You will compliment the working hours of our existing hostel team in ensuring that a high standard of delivery and full catering offer is always available.

Job Advert

Part time cook / chef required to support busy Independent Hostel in Grasmere Lake District for the summer season. Be part of our small team, enthusiasm, a sense of humour, flexibility and experience essential. Immediate start Sorry no accommodation. Hours variable.

Call Taylor or Carolyn on 015394 35597 or send cv plus covering letter to Carolyn@thorneyhow.co.uk.

CV’s only will be ignored.


General assistant wanted #jobs #lakedistrict

19 April 2011 / Jobs / News

We’ve had a successful first few weeks at Thorney How Independent Hostel in Grasmere with regular bookings and a busy Easter period.

We are now looking for a general assistant to start as soon as possible.

Duties will be varied according to seasonality and bookings performance.

Hours will be flexible and on a rota basis to ensure cover throughout the week and weekends working alongside the Assistant Manager F/T and Chef P/T.

Ideally you will have had some previous experience with cooking, cleaning, service and front of house. However most important is a cheerful and personable nature, being keen to get on with other staff, reliability and honesty along with getting the work done swiftly. Salary is dependent on experience.

Contact carolyn (at) thorneyhow.co.uk or call 015394 35597


Chef Recruitment #jobs

16 April 2011 / Business / Jobs / News

We are looking for a new person to join our team and help make Thorney How a memorable place to stay and visit.

Please share the following information with others.

Chef required, Grasmere. We have an excellent opportunity for an experienced Chef at Thorney How Independent Hostel in Grasmere. The Hostel is set in the heart of the Lake District with 10 bedrooms and over 50 beds. The ideal candidate will have at least 2 years experience as a Chef working with fresh produce in a demanding environment. Essential requirements: confident in menu planning and pricing, stock taking, stock rotation, food hygiene certificate level 2 and above. Must be computer literate and familiar with standard software such as spreadsheets. Must be prepared to be flexible and undertake other tasks within the hostel as required, able to work under pressure and fit in with a small tight nit team.

Salary £14-16000 initially offered as a pro rata P/T seasonal role with opportunities to extend to a FT permanent contract. Accommodation is not provided.

Enquiries to carolyn (at) thorneyhow.co.uk tel: 01539435597

We are looking for someone to start with us ideally within the next four to six weeks.
We will post a full Job Description and application details here very shortly.

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Welcome to Alasdair

13 April 2011 / Business / Jobs / News

We welcome Alasdair, our new Assistant Manager flying solo with us for the first time today.

Alasdair joins us having previously worked with a number of hostels in the Lakes.

Let’s hope that he does not lock himself out and enjoys his first week :)


New Year

1 January 2011 / Business / Jobs

So it feels like this is the start of something new. We’re very excited and not just a little daunted at the prospect of setting up in business. There seems to be so much to do.

But we still have to wait for all the legalities to conclude. Banks, lawyers, accountants, surveyors, architects, builders, landscapers and other advisers are all doing their thing right now. As soon as we have a firm move date we’ll let you know.

We’re thinking a lot about lifestyle, sustainability and a lot of hard work to be done, over and above our main jobs.

We’ll be hiring staff very soon and hopefully taking bookings from April!

Meanwhile we still have to pack up and say goodbye to Old Forge Cottage and all our Kentmere friends. This will be hard enough!