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25 January - 7 February 2013 / Issue 284

Penrillian was founded over 12 years ago by one of the pioneers of the mobile industry and our current clients include Vodafone, Everything Everywhere and RIM to name a few. The company is expanding and we are looking for 2 high performing and sales driven individuals:

• Head of Sales and Marketing • Business Development Manager Please visit our website for more detailed job specifications: www.penrillian.com Both roles are full time, based in Penrith, Cumbria. Salaries are negotiable and some flexible home/office working is available.

Interested in either role? Please send your CV and a covering letter to: judith@penrillian.com

Do you feel you have what it takes to take one of the UK’s leading mobile technology companies to another level?

015394 43360

Closing date for both roles: Friday 15th February 2013

Whinfell School offers education, care and therapeutic support for boys aged 11-19 with autism, complex needs and learning difficulties. Rated ‘Outstanding’ in all areas by Ofsted Jan 2012 We are seeking to appoint a

Relief Cook/Housekeeper Experience essential To cover holidays and absence, Minimum 12 weeks per annum £9.50-£10.30 per hour

Application requests should be made to whinfellrecruitment@googlemail.com All posts are subject to an enhanced check by the Criminal Records Bureau Application closing date: 15th February 2013 www.whinfellschool.co.uk

Crew/Ticket Sales/Café Assistants/ PCV Drivers (fixed term March - November) The summer season operates from the end of March until early 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. So, if you’re not afraid of a bit of hard work, can smile and be helpful to our visitors, why not request an application form or download it from our website. Positions are available at Lakeside, Bowness and Ambleside. Due to the nature of the business, weekends and some evening work will be necessary.

www.windermere-lakecruises.co.uk

recruitment@windermere-lakecruises.co.uk

01539 730343 OR

01524 720189 WE ARE CURRENTLY SEEKING TO RECRUIT

HOME CARERS FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS: • Kendal and Surrounding Areas

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Full & part-time positions available. The company offers excellent rates of pay with enhancements for weekend and night work. Mileage is paid between clients homes. Application forms can be downloaded from our website:-

www.sgh-homecare.co.uk/jobs Alternatively, telephone Pam on 01539 730343 for an application pack. St. Gregory’s Homecare Limited is an Equal Opportunities employer and we are also accredited with Investors in People.


Hotel & Catering Restaurant – Ambleside

Second Chef We are seeking an enthusiastic, committed and self-motivated individual; a Sous Chef or experienced Chef de Partie ready for increased responsibility. Great opportunity to help develop menu and business. Permanent full-time basis, varied shifts. Salary is based on experience - benefits included

Please email CV to – Nicola Bell eat@thepriesthole.co.uk or telephone 015394 33332 Tower Bank Arms & Wray Castle Cafe

General Assistant & Seasonal Vacancies Working in all areas of the inn and/or the cafe. You will be flexible, positive, hard working and dedicated to delivering high standards of customer care. Various hours available. Please send an up to date CV together with a covering letter to Anthony Hutton, Tower Bank Arms, Near Sawrey, Ambleside LA22 0LF Or email to towerbankarms@aol.com

Abbot Hall Art Gallery Blackwell, The Arts & Crafts House Museum of Lakeland Life & Industry Windermere Steamboat Museum

Part Time Desk Receptionist

Blackwell, Bowness-on-Windermere 1 day per week (Sundays) plus holiday and sickness cover To assist in the smooth, efficient and customer-orientated operation of the admission desk and associated shop.

Full & Part Time Tearoom Assistants

Blackwell, Bowness-on-Windermere Working Front of House, serving food, clearing tables and providing a high standard of customer service to our visitors. Sociable hours and competitive rates of pay. For further information please visit www.lakelandartstrust.org.uk/work-opportunities or telephone Synne Darwell on 015394 46139

General Vacancies Support Workers Support Workers will provide essential, hands-on care and support to individuals with a disability. You can expect to provide support with any aspect of daily living. No previous experience is needed as full training is provided. You must be flexible as shifts may include evenings and weekends. All posts are subject to enhanced CRB clearance. Vacancy Locations: BARROW IN FURNESS & KENDAL car drivers desirable and WINDERMERE. We can offer you various hours from £7.50 per hour. To request an application form please email rpizzey@neuropartners.co.uk or phone 0191 491 1735. Closing date for applications: 08/02/2013

Position: Casual Cook

Location: Ghyll Head Outdoor Centre, Windermere, Cumbria Salary: £7.94 per hour One Education’s Outdoor Education Centre is located on the side of Lake Windermere in the Lake District National Park. The Centre provides high-quality outdoor education for schools, youth centers, young people and adults. We are looking for an enthusiastic, flexible individual to cover for sickness, holidays and busy periods. Typically there could be 16 hours a week. You will need to have experience of catering for 60+ meals and possess the relevant qualifications. The work will be on a casual basis with the requirement for occasional weekend working. For further information please telephone Gill on 0844 967 1117 or to learn more about One Education and to view/download the job description and person specification, visit our website: www.oneeducation.co.uk. To apply, please send your CV with details of two professional referees to: outdoors@oneeducation.co.uk Closing date: 1st Feb 2013 / Interview Date: 8th Feb 2013

Heaves Hotel

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Restaurant and Bar Person Approx. 30 hours per week. Live out.

Please contact Catherine Whitelock on 015395 60396 hotel@heaves.freeserve.co.uk www.heaveshotel.com

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Cumbrian Cottages Ltd, Windermere We are looking to recruit a friendly, enthusiastic and experienced

FULL TIME SALES RECEPTIONIST to join the established team at our flagship store. Good local knowledge, excellent communication, office skills and customer service are essential. Some weekend working will be required. Please send c.v. and covering letter to Mrs Gerry Smith, 8 Main Road, Windermere, LA23 1DY Or email your details to gerry@cumbrian-cottages.co.uk Full or Part-time

Barber / Hairdresser

Self catering with character

HOUSEKEEPER (Full/Part Time) £15K per annum, pro rata + Performance Related Pay Scheme

We require an energetic and friendly individual to join our housekeeping team. You will be an integral part of our business, servicing the needs of our holidaymakers and property owners.

required for Sweeney Bob’s Barbers in Cartmel, and for our new barbers opening soon in Ambleside. Normal working hours, excellent rates of pay. Ring Phillipa for more details on 015395 35586 or 07979077411

Leading your team of cleaners and checkers you will focus on service standards and more importantly the delivery! Proven experience in the hospitality sector is essential. In the first instance send your CV or letter of interest to

recruitment@lakelovers.co.uk

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General Vacancies Lindeth College, part of Priory Education Services, is an Independent Specialist College for young adults who have learning difficulties and disabilities. We are presently looking to recruit 2 new members of staff to join the team based at Lindeth , Bowness on Windermere.

Residential Support Worker

£12,428 - 40 hrs per week – 47.8 week contract Under the direction of the Head of Care you will support Lindeth learners in a residential setting, providing the required support and personal care according to the needs of the individuals. This will include work during evenings and weekends.

Waking Watch

£12,428 - 40 hrs per week – 47.8 week contract The main function of this role is to ensure the needs of our learners are met throughout a 10 hour wakeful night shift. Other duties may be included. For an information pack, please email barbaraduffy@priorygroup.com or call 01539 446265 Closing date Friday 1st February Priory Education Services are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of Lindeth College learners. The successful candidates will be required to apply for a enhanced CRB. Cumbria Health on Call provides a out-ofhours primary health service for residents and visitors to Cumbria. We are currently looking to recruit 2 Receptionists to work at the Westmorland General Hospital site in Kendal. The reception is open Monday to Friday 6.00pm -11.00pm and Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays from 7.45am-11.00pm. As well as excellent people and communication skills you must be able to work out of hours. Closing Date: 25th January 2013 Interview Date: 7th February 2013

Part-time Retail Assistants Windermere Store 16 hours Permanent As the home of creative kitchenware, innovative solutions and 4,000 quality products. Lakeland has a lot to offer our customers – and even more to offer our people. Developing your skills and career in a thriving family owned company that looks after its customers and colleagues, we’ll listen to your ideas and support you to become the best you can be. To come and work for our fabulous company you will need to: • Demonstrate a passion to succeed in selling our products through developing great product knowledge • Be able to deliver an extraordinary customer service experience • Have the ability to communicate with customers • Be able to work within a team and also on your own initiative • Demonstrate good interpersonal skills • Have retail environment experience • Be numerate and literate. If you enjoy meeting people come and join us. Naturally our stores are busy, so you’re likely to be on the go all day delivering the best possible experience for our customers and supporting all aspects of running a store from deliveries, merchandising and restocking to till and PC procedures. All our vacancies involve weekend working and late shifts. Your working pattern is on a rota basis with which you will be provided a month in advance. To apply, please call our recruitment team on 015394 40595 at our head office in Windermere for more details and an application pack. Benefits include 20% discount, pension scheme opportunities, company uniform and a graded pay scheme.

Closing date for receipt of applications: Friday 8 February 2013 Join us, the kitchenware people

Alexandra Buildings, Windermere, Cumbria LA23 1BQ www.lakeland.co.uk

To apply: Please send your current CV and a covering letter to: Hannah Mason, Operations Manager Hannah.mason@choc.nhs.uk Cumbria Health on Call, Hilltop Heights, London Road, Carlisle CA1 2NS. Telephone: 01228 608200

Cumbria View Care Services

Full-Time Administrative Assistant Salary based upon experience + benefits. 8.30am – 4.30pm Monday to Friday. Occasional Saturdays mornings (Holiday cover)

Supporting people in all aspects of their lives

NIGHT TEAM SUPERVISOR – Full Time

Do you want to be part of a growing Company?

KENDAL, WINDERMERE and AMBLESIDE AREA

The Cheese Larder, based on the edge of Kendal is an expanding Company that supplies the catering industry.

We require a reliable and responsible person to join our Night Team which operates within the Kendal, Windermere and Ambleside area. Based from Kendal our Night Service has 3 teams of 2 people working every evening from 11pm to 7am.

We are looking for an experienced administrator to oversee the running of the office on a daily basis. This includes a range of administration activities such as processing orders from our customers ready for dispatch, maintaining and managing customer records and requests, answering the phone, processing invoices and assisting the sales manager. You should be organised and proficient in Microsoft Office (especially Word and Excel) with excellent interpersonal skills. Proficient typing skills are essential. With appropriate experience in a busy administration environment you will be able to work on your own initiative as well as part of a team. For further information email Dan Weston at dan@lakesspecialityfoods.co.uk To apply email your CV and a covering letter to dan@lakesspecialityfoods.co.uk Closing date for applications:16th February 2013

You will work alongside the carers on the Night Team; visiting clients within their own homes during the night to provide care and respond to any emergencies, whilst sharing supervisory responsibilities with another Supervisor. You must have good communication skills and an approachable attitude. You must hold a full UK driving license and have access to a reliable car. Previous experience within a supervisory role is necessary for this post. This is a full time post (5 nights per week), although we may consider part-time (min. of 3 nights per week). Post subject to enhanced CRB disclosure check. Please call our Head Office in Kendal on

01539 735694

for more details and an application pack


New ideas to consider when creating your CV I’m Just A... Let me warn you right now, if you ever find yourself in a career coaching session with me there are three little words I never want to hear: “I’m just a...” usually followed by something along the lines of administrator/ mum/ receptionist etc. Why does it bother me so much? Because a) it completely undermines the fabulous skills set you have and b) have you ever stopped to consider what would happen if all the administrators or receptionists failed to turn up for work one day? Chaos! Plus if you have that mindset how are you ever going to do yourselves justice when selling yourself on your CV? When it comes to writing your CV here’s a thought, start by not writing it. Most people sit down and launch straight in to some sort of formatted CV and try to fill in the blanks and end up staring blankly, and desperately, at the large white spaces on the screen. Here’s my idea; pour yourself a nice cuppa (or glass of wine depending on the time of day), grab a good old fashioned pen and paper, put some decent music on in the background and start jotting down some of the things you do each day. They don’t need to be in any particular order, just doodle them all down. This will give you a list of your duties - but not your skills - and it’s a fabulous starting point. Next start to look for common threads that exhibit the skills you have, for example: “Maintaining the MDs diary” and “Organising the office Christmas party” demonstrate your organisational skills. “Creating spreadsheets to support the sales team” and “Collating and formatting business reports” demonstrate your IT skills. Keep going until you have a good sized list of skills that you can pull together into your CV which should now be less of a list of your job responsibilities and more a demonstration of the many skills you have. For example: Communication Skills · Accomplished communicator. Proven ability to work with customers on a face to face basis to deliver high levels of customer service. · Skilled at handling complaints and diffusing difficult situations within a demanding customer focused environment. You get my drift!

What makes you so different? Are you the only person in the world doing your job? Thought not. Are you the only person you know doing your job? Unlikely. Anyone who’s been involved with sales or marketing at any point in their career will be familiar with the USP: Unique Selling Point; that one thing that no other product has. It’s a vital part of many sales campaigns and should also be something you think about when marketing yourself either for internal promotions or on the external job market. What makes you different to everyone else out there? It’s something I need to pay close attention to; as a freelance Learning and Development Consultant and a freelance writer I’m aware that there are many thousands of others out there doing much the same sort of work as me with much the same sort of background, so what makes me any different? The answer is me. Or, in your case, you. While there will be many other people working within your field, you are the only person with your exact mix of skills, abilities and experience, so make sure you tell everyone that. Any professional worth their salt will have a LinkedIn profile (mines here if you’re interested) but many profiles are at best bland and at worst dull and boring. “Proficient user of Excel”. So? “Managed a team of 4 people.” Whoop de doo. “Responsible for maintaining office supplies.” Break out the champagne. You need to sell yourself, not regurgitate your Job Description. What did YOU bring to the role? What skills do YOU have? What did YOU achieve? And liven up the language a little. Word has a thesaurus but most people never use it, hence CVs and online profiles are littered with “responsible for”, “managed” and “liaised with”. On my version of Word you simply highlight the word, right click on it and select Synonyms and then Thesaurus. This will give you a whole host of inspirational words to play with so “managed” could become “achieved”, “accomplished” or “succeeded”, all of which are a little more interesting. Of course you don’t want to go mad and have potential recruiters reaching for the dictionary, but you do need to make yourself stand out in a competitive marketplace where each vacancy is fought over. Or tussled over. Or wrestled over. You get the picture. Beth Pipe is a Learning and Development Professional and freelance writer. You can find more of her professional work here: bethpipe.hubpages.com. You can also follow her at @cumbrianrambler on Twitter.

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