Careers at the Swan

Our people are what makes our hotel special

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We believe that happy staff make happy customers. We like to work hard and play hard and if that sounds like fun to you then please view our current vacancies below.

Kitchen Porter

The role of a kitchen porter is to be responsible for the running of their own section within the kitchen. Ensuring a high standard of cleanliness throughout all food preparation and storage areas is maintained at all times.  Reporting directly to the Associate Chef Director, the Kitchen Porter must be capable of working unsupervised and managing their own cleaning tasks in all kitchen areas.  We are looking for an energetic Kitchen porter with experience of working in a busy kitchen and a naturally calm manner to join our newly restructured and professional team.

  • £8.00 per hour
  • £8.00 per hour over time rate
  • + Monthly bonus potential + Benefits
  • 48 hours per week
  • Live out
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Kitchen Porter/Stock Controller

The role of a Kitchen Porter/Stock Controller is to be responsible for the overseeing of deliveries of items from suppliers. All goods will be supplied/received to a standard agreed within the Company specifications.  When goods are received, all deliveries will be checked against company policy specifications for quality, fitness for purpose, quantity, temperature, packaging and any additional specified parameters. E.g. dockets retained with receipts of goods documents.  Goods will be received in such a way as to minimize the risk of cross contamination. Ensure all good are received in good condition, all goods are stored correctly in line with the kitchen specification guidelines. Ensure stock rotation is in line with the Company guidelines (FIFO). Ensuring all areas of the kitchens are cleaned as per specific kitchen guidelines (HACCAP). Boxes, outer wrapping and packaging will be removed and placed in refuse for disposal. Ensure refuse is removed from the food preparation area. We are looking for an energetic Kitchen Porter/Stock Controller with experience of working in a busy kitchen, attention to detail and a naturally calm and professional manner to join our newly restructured and professional team.

  • £8.00 per hour
  • £8.00 per hour overtime rate
  • + Monthly bonus potential + Benefits
  • 48 hours per week
  • Live out


The role of housekeeper is to be an expert in everything to do with the day to day cleaning of the hotel rooms and all hotel areas. Responsible for the welfare and upkeep of all household duties is required to maintain excellent cleanliness and welfare standards at all time.

We are recruiting for an energetic and professional Housekeeper preferably with previous cleaning experience either within in hospitality or commercially. If you have a calm and professional manner and an excellent eye for detail apply here.

  • £7.50 per hour + Benefits
  • £7.50 per hour over time rate
  • 32.5 hours per week minus 30min unpaid break
  • Live out.

CDP – Live out

Set on the banks of the River Leven on the southern tip of Lake Windermere, our Head Chef is seeking to recruit Chef de Parties to work in our busy kitchen and to join her newly restructured but dedicated team.

Ideally the suitable candidate will have previous hotel experience working in a quality restaurant or gastro pub and at least 1 years’ experience as either demi or commis chef. The successful applicant will be encouraged to develop their skills and will be introduced to costing’s, budgets, GP etc and they will responsible for the development of junior members of staff, ensuring the highest levels of food standards are achieved and report directly to the Sous Chef. Progression for promotion will be rewarded to those who prove themselves. Benefits will include excellent rates of pay, together with an achievable mix of work and leisure time. You must be willing to work flexible hours, including weekends and have the ability to work under pressure, but will receive excellent training and development in return. Required experience:

  • Job Type: Full-time
  • 48 hours
  • Salary: £22,000 PA + Over time + monthly bonus potential + Benefits

Required education:

  • Diploma/Certificate

Required experience:

  • Chef, Hospitality: 2 years

Interested? Send us your CV.

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The Swan Hotel & Spa
Newby Bridge, Cumbria
LA12 8NB United Kingdom

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