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Emplo mentPages South Lakes / North Lancs / Ulv


19 April - 2 May 2013 / Issue 290

Support Assistant Part Time (18½ hours) £14,733 - £16,440 pro rata We are looking for a flexible and well organised individual to work as part of a multi-skilled Economic Development and Asset team. Applicants should have administrative, word processing and electronic document management skills with a commitment to accuracy.

Programme Assistant

Station Inn Oxenholme 01539 724094

Temporary Part Time (2 days per week) £16,054 - £18,453 pro rata

Are looking to recruit

To support the development and implementation of various projects to promote the economic well-being of the district, working in a rapidly changing environment. The role with be varied and challenging and we require someone who can deal with enquiries from a variety of customers on several different topics in order to provide an efficient service.

Caretaker Part Time (14 hours per week) £14,733 - £16,440 pro rata To assist the current team in undertaking all aspects of caretaking, safety, security and cleaning at the Councils public halls and buildings in Kendal. The role will involve weekend and evening work.

To apply for these opportunities, please visit the website: southlakeland.aspx or email: or telephone (01539) 797570

‘Recruiting talent; Developing skills’ South Lakeland District Council is an Equal Opportunities Employer


AA 3 Rosettes AA 4 Red Stars Relais & Chateaux

Chef de Partie ref SI 80412 Highly motivated individual to join our team with a least 1 years experience in a busy environment must have level 2 kitchen and current basic hygiene qualifications Commis Chef ref SI 80413 To assist our kitchen team in all aspects of kitchen duties. Kitchen experience required Bar and Restaurant ref SI 80414 To assist our team working in a busy working environment mainly at weekends. Shifts to include bar and food service. The above positions are Live Out Email CV with ref number to


Pastry Chef | Junior Sous | CdP | Housekeeping | Restaurant

Gilpin Hotel & Lake House is a family-run hotel with a long-standing team and a friendly environment. We are looking for people that are friendly, charming, enthusiastic, well presented, with good manners, good communication skills, and good English. Positions are full time, live in or out, with 28 days paid holiday, all meals on duty provided, great subsidised local staff accommodation. Salary commensurate with experience. Crook Road, Nr Windermere, LA23 3NE 015394 88818

Catey Hotel of the Year 2012-13 • VisitBritain Hotel of the Year 2011-12 • Condé Nast Johansens Country House Hotel of the Year 2013

Inside this issue:

Job for Life? .... page 2

Making the Grade .... page 4

Hotel & Catering Full and Part-Time positions available at Lucy’s on a plate and Lucy4 in Ambleside now!


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Job for Life?

Cumbria County Council

For more information or to apply online visit

Health, Safety & Wellbeing Advisor Salary: £24,646 - £25,472.

Job Ref: SA221e

Location: Needed in South of the County, Negotiable base Audit and advising across the full range of activities undertaken by the Council and partners you’ll also take the lead role for a specific area. Closing date: 17 May 2013. Interview date: 10 June 2013. For more information and to apply on-line for the above post please visit uk/jobsandcareers or contact (01228) 223480. Please quote reference number. CROFTLANDS JUNIOR SCHOOL, Oakwood Drive, Ulverston, Cumbria, LA12 9JU. Number on roll – 173 Age 7-11. Headteacher: Miss C R Styles. Tel: 01229 585211. Fax: 01229 586759.

Temporary Part Time (0.7) KS2 Class Teacher (Maternity Leave) MPS

Required from September 2013, initially for 2 terms, to cover the maternity leave of the current post-holder. The Governing body would like to appoint an enthusiastic and dedicated KS2 teacher to teach a mixed-age Y3/4 class as part of a job share. The successful candidate will be expected to: • be an outstanding teacher with high standards and high expectations • be an enthusiastic and motivated team member, fully prepared to participate in the wider life of the school • be committed to inclusion and to providing exciting and stimulating learning opportunities for children of all abilities • ideally have recent experience of teaching a mixed age class but this is not essential. Applications from Newly Qualified Teachers are welcome. Visits to the school by prospective applicants are welcome and encouraged. Please telephone the school to arrange. Full details and an application form are available from: or, if you wish to apply by post, please send an SAE with large letter postage. Closing date for receipt of completed applications: 16:00 Tuesday 7th May 2013. Interviews to be held during the week commencing 20th May 2013. Croftlands Junior School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. The successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.

In some circumstances a higher starting salary may be paid due to an additional temporary allowance in line with the Council’s job evaluation scheme. We are committed to diversity and equality of opportunity. Disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria will be interviewed. Our Investor in People status covers all county council departments. Schools are evaluated on an individual basis. If you have not heard from us within 4 weeks of submitting your application please assume that on this occasion your application has been unsuccessful.

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Say you saw it in Employment Pages

“There’s no such thing as a job for life these days” is something I’ve heard a lot, especially since the latest recession kicked in and to some extent it’s true; people these days often have 2 or even 3 different careers. Of course if you’re the Queen of England then a career change isn’t really an option, and one does wonder what one would put on one’s CV if one ever did decide to try something new. Not many employers have to concern themselves with what makes an appropriate reward for someone who’s given 60 years service, but I think something rather more than the traditional Carriage Clock would be in order. I did a little research to see how many other long serving individuals there were out there and I came across a few interesting stories, like Roy Harvie who has worked for Waitrose for 53 years, and Steve Anderson who worked for South West Trains for 50 years before taking his well earned retirement. These stories are often picked up by the local press and employers are keen to go on the record and say what a valuable contribution the individual in question has made over the preceding decades; but do they say the same thing behind closed doors? Are the long serving employees seen as the valuable sources of experience and knowledge that they should be, or are they viewed more as “stick-in-the-muds” resistant to change and “too set in their ways.”? (After many years of supporting organisations through change I’d say the correlation between length of service and resistance to change is generally pretty weak.) Over the years I’ve heard many recruiting managers say they’re looking for “bright, bubbly, dynamic” individuals to join their team, but as someone who’s managed people for many years I’d find a team full of people like that rather wearing. Of course it’s great to have people in your team who are always striving to move onwards and upwards, but that means they’re not going to stay with you long, so where is your stability going to come from? Enter the long service employees; these are the guys who can help you train the new starters, look after things when you’re not in the office and offer a different perspective when you’re facing challenges or changes. Every line manager could use a “right hand man” and these guys are perfect for the role. Beth Pipe is a Learning and Development Professional and freelance writer. You can find more of her professional work here: You can also follow her at @cumbrianrambler on Twitter.

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Home Support Carers (Days or Nights) Kendal, Windermere, Grange and Carnforth

Established over 20 years ago, Cumbria View Care Services provide quality care and support to clients within their own homes, enabling our clients to remain as independent for as long as possible. These services are available to our clients 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. We are looking for reliable, caring and friendly people who want to make a difference to our clients’ lives. A full driving license and access to a reliable car is essential for all posts. DAYS: We have full time and part time vacancies for people to join our day service, which operates between the hours of 7am and 11pm. Hours can be flexible but will need to include some early morning/evening work. These vacancies exist within our Kendal, Windermere, Grange and Carnforth branches. NIGHTS: Our night service operates between the hours of 11pm and 7am and is based within Kendal, but provides pop-in calls/welfare checks to clients within the Kendal and Windermere areas. The shift pattern is from 11pm to 7am and we have 2 nights up to 5 nights available.

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Providing Personalised Care and Support in Kendal

Sales Counter Staff


We are looking for people with an outgoing & confident personality, together with a positive attitude to helping customers. Saturday morning work will be required. Pay will be negotiable dependant on experience, with UK standard holidays. Please apply IN WRITING together with 2 references (1 to be a previous employer), these will be taken upon securing the position. Applications to; Mr S Spencer, Depot Manager, Kendal Paints, Mintsfeet Road South, KENDAL LA9 6NG Or by email to

Thurs 25th April, 6pm-8pm • Tues 30th April, 10am-4pm Come along to either of the above dates to find out more about our great career and training opportunities at Unit 1, Riverside Business Park, Natland Rd, Kendal LA9 7SX

Senior Home Care Workers

We require a competent and person centred individuals to provide direct care to older adults with support needs, to undertake assessments and to devise support plans. This role will involve the deployment and supervision of staff and on call support. You will primarily be involved with rota management and allocation of work to ensure highest quality of personalised support is provided which meets individual need. Relevant experience and qualification is required.

Home Care Workers Our Dental Practice is getting even busier and an extra

Dental Nurse

would help us to keep our waiting times short. Ideally the position would suit someone qualified or in training although training can be given. Initially 2 days a week. Please download an application form from our website to complete in your own handwriting and post to: Alistair Morgan, St Johns Surgery, Lake Road, Windermere LA23 2EQ


Ref: 5303EPP

18.75hrs per week • Up to £15,919 pro rata based on experience and qualifications

Ref: 5304EPP

Up to £7.40ph based on experience and qualifications Due to the increasing demand for our services we are looking for warm, flexible and person centred individuals to provide care and support to people in the Kendal area. Applications are encouraged from people with life experience, as well as experienced Care Workers. In return we offer: • • • •

Flexible hours to meet your needs and our service needs Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care or higher Company Sick Pay Scheme Pension with Company Contribution with Free Life Assurance

Closing date: 8th May 2013 To apply, visit call 0161 237 1014 or email quoting the job reference. Creative Support is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to delivering local high quality care through a well-established and supported local work force.

A progressive not for profit agency (charitable status 27440R) which promotes equality of opportunity for all.

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Making the Grade

About making yourself stand out on your CV There’s been a lot of talk in the press recently about the relative merits of O’levels and GCSEs. I’m not here to wade into the argument one way or another but from the coverage I’ve read and heard so far it strikes me that some academics are missing the point with their argument. During a radio interview one teacher argued that it didn’t matter if there were lots of A* grades as parents could be reassured that the children in her care would be stretched to the maximum of their ability and not just tasked with “only” achieving the highest grade. So, on behalf of employers, here’s my question to that teacher: “How do I, as an employer, differentiate on a CV between those students who have ‘only just’ achieved an A* and those who have gone above and beyond it?”

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How do you stand out from the crowd? If, like me, you’ve been around the block a few times then there’s a lot of stuff on your CV that relates to the experience you’ve picked up along the way and your educational qualifications carry less merit and a little more dust than they once did; but when you’re a student/ school leaver with very limited experience your educational grades are much more important. There are some inspiring stories around, like a young lady in the USA who managed to make it into Harvard with a non-existent home life. With youth unemployment at record levels each appropriate job vacancy attracts tens, if not hundreds, of CVs; so if you’re one of the many applying for one of the few jobs, then how do you stand out against the dozens other candidates with similar grades? The answer is the same as the advice to anyone writing a CV; what makes you different? If your grades don’t make you stand out then what does? Outside of school interests or hobbies? Voluntary work? Other school achievements such as being a prefect or Head Boy/ Girl? Focus on the skills you’ve learned along the way; organisational skills, communication skills, teamwork to name a few. Perhaps you’ve received a school award for attendance or something else which may mark you out from the crowd. Don’t underestimate, or undersell yourself; when it comes to applying for jobs, if you don’t blow your own trumpet, no one else will blow it for you. And make sure you know why you’re applying for the jobs you are, when I asked one school leaver why she wanted to work for me her honest but less than inspiring answer was “Because me mum said I had to get a job.” Sadly she was unsuccessful on that occasion. Beth Pipe is a Learning and Development Professional and freelance writer. You can find more of her professional work here: You can also follow her at @cumbrianrambler on Twitter.

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