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9 August - 22 August 2013 / Issue 298

Democratic Services / Scrutiny Officer


£20,400 - £23,945 per annum

We are seeking to recruit an individual, educated to degree level (or equivalent), to join a small team which provides comprehensive governance across the range of Council committees as well as supporting the delivery of the scrutiny function. You will have experience of working in a public sector environment and a thorough understanding of local government services and functions.


The successful candidate will need to demonstrate the ability to lead and support elected Members with reviews set up by the Council’s Overview and Scrutiny Committee. This will include carrying out research, analysing and presenting data, report writing and presentation at meetings, agenda and minute production. Excellent communication and influencing skills together with effective project management techniques are required to succeed in this challenging role.

We require a part time (3 days a week, 22.5 hours) purchasing supervisor to cover for maternity leave. Pay is competitive and dependent on experience.

Affordable Housing Officer £17,980 - £21,067 per annum

To assist in the process of enabling new affordable housing, primarily in advising and negotiating with housing developers and secondly in supporting community-led initiatives, including the application and development of innovative approaches to affordable housing provision. We are looking for a suitably qualified individual with a minimum of 2 years work experience in the housing or planning sectors. Experience of section 106 agreements for affordable housing (Town and Country Planning Act 1990) is desirable.

For further details and to apply online, please visit the website: recruiters/southlakeland.aspx or email: or telephone (01539) 793292

Temporary Maternity Cover

Low Sizergh Barn is a thriving farm shop and tearoom uniquely located in a 17th century Westmorland barn on a working dairy farm.

Main responsibility: to ensure that products are in stock in a timely manner and to optimise stock levels. Daily tasks include: • Stock taking manually and on the EPOS system • Placing orders and liaising with suppliers to agree delivery timescales and correcting errors • Working within the constraints of the budget • Analysing best sellers to make stock decisions The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate the following: • Organised, polite, friendly and flexible • A good communicator • Accurate and detail oriented • Educated to at least A level standard • Experienced in a retail environment, preferably food • Analytical • Able to use database software Please apply in writing or by email with a cv to: Belinda Smith, Low Sizergh Barn, Sizergh, Kendal LA8 8AE Tel: 015395 60426 Email:

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

HOSPITALITY OPERATIONS MANAGER Full Time, Permanent Position, £20,000 - £22,000 (Dependant on experience)

Closing Date: Monday 19th August 2013 at 12.00 noon. Interview Date: Tuesday 27th August 2013

CINEMA COUNTER SUPERVISOR 20 Hours per week, £6.89 per hour Closing date: Wednesday 14th August 2013

Further details and how to apply can be found on our website

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Or email: Housed in a wonderful building and gardens, the Brewery Arts Centre is at the heart of the thriving town of Kendal, which lies on the outskirts of the Lake District.

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The Brewery Arts Centre is one of the UK’s most exciting and busy arts venues comprising a newly refurbished 262 seat theatre, a 450 (standing) capacity music venue, 2 cinema screens, 2 galleries, studios, garden, bars, restaurant and cafe. We also run a significant amount of education and outreach work.


Hotel & Catering Chef de Partie Working within team of 5 passionate chefs. Salary negotiable dependant on experience. 5 days out of 7/ split shifts including weekends. Live in available.

General Assistant Experienced front of house staff required. Duties to include bar and restaurant work and light reception duties. 5 days out of 7 including weekends. Live in available. Please apply either by email to or call Nigel on 015394 42536

Catering Manager Full time


Waiter/Waitress (Full or Part Time)

Working 2-5 days per week (including weekends) To work either early 8.30am to 12.00pm or late 6.30pm – 11.30pm or split shifts

Bar Person (Full or Part Time)

Working 2-6 days per week (including weekends). 6.00pm – midnight

Beauty Therapist & Spa Receptionist (Full or Part Time) Working 2-5 days per week, including weekends

Night Porter (Part Time)

Low Sizergh Barn is a thriving farm shop and tearoom uniquely located in a 17th century Westmorland barn on a working dairy farm.

Working 2 nights per week 10.30pm – 7.30am, plus holiday cover

We require a full time Catering Manager working 40 hours per week on a flexible basis between the hours of 8.00am and 6.00pm over 7 days to oversee the running of our busy tearoom and kitchen.

2-5 days per week around 10am – 3pm (flexible start times, including weekends)

Pay is £18,000 to £20,000 dependent on experience. Main responsibilities: • Organise, lead and motivate the catering team • Maximise sales and meet profit targets and financial expectations • Analyse systems and procedures and implement improvements where necessary • Recruit and train staff to achieve excellent customer service • Take a “hands on” role • Help us further develop the business The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate the following: • Experience in training and managing staff in a catering environment • Good business acumen • Confidence in making decisions • Excellent communication skills • Catering or hospitality qualifications • A passion for local food

Kitchen Assistant Part time

Housekeeping Assistants

Please email us in confidence with your CV stating the position that you wish to apply for. or telephone 015394 63550 for an application form

Due to high levels of occupancy, we are looking to expand our team. We are looking for:

• Full Time Housekeeper • Saturday Housekeeper • Night Porter • Chef De Partie • Pastry Chef De Partie

We also require an assistant to in our busy kitchen to help with making salads and sandwiches and some vegetable prep.

We’re looking for hard working individuals to join our young, lively, and enthusiastic team.

Some experience of working in a catering environment would be beneficial.

An excellent grasp of the English language, a great sense of humour and common sense are a must for the job.

Hours: 3 days per week – 19.5 hours (approximately) on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Rate of pay: £6.25 - £6.41 per hour (21 and over). (Other rates of pay apply aged 16 - 20)

Uniform and meals on duty are provided. Wages dependent on experience. Live in is available.

This is a permanent position working for 12 months of the year. If you feel you have what it takes to join an award winning business apply in writing or by email to: Belinda Smith, Low Sizergh Barn, Sizergh, Kendal LA8 8AE. Tel: 015395 60426 Email:

Outgate Inn, Hawkshead Full Time (May consider 2 Part-time)

Experienced Cook, Bar Person and Front of House for our Lakeland Inn. Duties include kitchen, restaurant and bar work. Friendly working atmosphere, excellent rates of pay. No live in available. Email CV to

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Please forward CV’s to FAO: Nicola Woodhouse

Laurel Cottage, Bowness on Windermere We are looking for a full time

House Keeper to take on the responsibility of the smooth and efficient running of the 12 bedrooms. Breakfast service will also be required and a hands on approach. Immediate start if possible or by the end of August. Hours may be slightly reduced over winter but salary is competitive and shall be discussed during interview.

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Please e mail your CV to or telephone Jason on 015394 45594. Live out position, for the right candidate live in is possible.



Hotel & Catering continued....

General Vacancies

Lindeth Howe, a 4 Star Country House Hotel once owned by Beatrix Potter, has 34 bedrooms and a 2 AA rosette awarded Restaurant. We are now seeking applicants to join our friendly team in the following positions:

Part time Receptionist

two days a week to work alongside our existing reception team - exceeds minimum wage


required to work four days a week to maintain 6½ acres of grounds and also cover maintenance teams days off. Will include Saturday and Sundays - exceeds minimum wage

Sous Chef

Sous chef required to for a stunning four star, two rosette property. We are currently recruiting for an experienced sous chef with two rosette back ground to work alongside our Head Chef. The ideal candidate will have a strong rosette back ground and be able to manage the kitchen brigade in the head chef’s absence. Excellent salary offered to the ideal candidate - live in available. Apply to: Tony Holden, Hotel Manager LINDETH HOWE COUNTRY HOUSE HOTEL Longtail Hill - Bowness on Windermere - Cumbria - LA23 3JF Tel: 015394 45759 Email:

Now has the following position available:

Chef de Partie

Posts include meals on duty, uniform and Leisure Club membership. Live out position. Contact Lawrence Vernon – Head Chef

St Gregory’s House Ltd

Residential Home for the Elderly Requires a:

Kitchen Assistant

56hrs over a 2 week rota (shifts 8am - 4pm) For further information please call:

015395 67543

or email:

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Support Co-ordinator

Ref: 5756EMP

Up to £18,564pa based on experience We are seeking a motivated individual who will support and deputise for the Project Manager. You will be responsible for implementing support plans and risk assessments and deploying staff flexibly to meet individual needs in a high quality extra care service for older people. The role will also involve the supervision of staff and joint working with other agencies. You must have relevant qualifications.

Home Care Workers

Ref: 5714EMP

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. You will promote opportunity, choice and wellbeing to ensure service users enjoy the highest quality of life. The successful candidate will be able to use own initiative, confident and work with a friendly attitude. This will be a zero hour contract and therefore you will have full flexibility.

What we offer… Creative Support also offers a wide range of training courses and this will be a perfect opportunity for those who are seeking to progress in the health and social care sector as we also offer the QCF Diploma in Health and Social Care level 2–5. As a senior practitioner and supervisor, we will support your continuous development by providing accredited courses such as person centred planning, communication approaches and many more. Although previous experience in a similar role is more advantageous, we would like to encourage the people with the right values and passion to apply and work to make a difference. In return we offer a wide range of benefits to ensure job satisfaction. This includes: • QCF Diploma in Health and Social Care Level 2 and higher • Company sick pay scheme • Free life assurance • Pension with company contribution • Highly serviced employee advice line • A range of employee discounts Closing date: 26th August 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.

Befriending Volunteers required From only 2-3 hours a week in South Lakeland Area (Grasmere to Milnthorpe, Ulverston to Sedbergh) to support people in recovery, at risk and otherwise isolated from other forms of support. You will get matched up with someone with similar interests and spend time together having fun talking and completing appropriate activities in and outdoors. No formal qualifications required. Training tailored to volunteer needs. A genuine desire to support people who experience emotional and mental distress, warmth, understanding, sensitivity and willingness to listen essential. Please contact Chris - 07969323898

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General Vacancies The Queen Katherine School Appleby Road, Kendal, Cumbria LA9 6PJ NOR 1420 (252 in Sixth Form) Tel: 01539 743900

Sales & Office Administrator Hours: 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday Location: Hawkshead

6th FORM ADMINISTRATION ASSISTANT Permanent Part Time - 25 hours per week (8.45 – 1.45) (Plus 2 full days on AS/A2 level results day) Pay NJC 11-13, £14,733 - £15,444 FTE (pro-rata £8652.95 - £9070.54)

We have a position for an office administrator to work within our busy sales department. The successful candidate will be enthusiastic, self-motivated, possess a confident telephone manner and be proficient in Microsoft Office as well as able to work under pressure and to deadlines.

We seek to appoint an enthusiastic administration assistant to provide administrative support to the Head and Deputy Head of Sixth Form, teacher in charge of General Studies, the Sociology and Psychology department and sixth form students.

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It is essential that candidates have experience of Microsoft Word (at least up to RSA11/Clait Plus), Excel and a high standard of literacy. Excellent ICT skills are necessary in order to provide efficient support.

Reporting to the Sales & Marketing Coordinator you will support the sales team as well as undertaking office based duties.

Experience of Publisher would be an advantage.

• First point of communicative contact • Direct telephone & email enquiries to relevant departments • Processing Wholesale & Mail orders • Responsible for maintaining customer accounts • Overseeing daily system I.T maintenance

Good interpersonal skills and the ability to work within a team are also essential. This post involves direct contact with students. Closing date: 30th August 2013. Interviews: 6th September 2013

Apply by either email or post sending your CV with a covering letter F.A.O. Katie Benson to or Hawkshead Relish Company, The Square, Hawkshead. Cumbria LA22 0NZ

For further details and to apply please see our website

For queries contact Tracy Houlden: A South Lakes Federation School

Elmsfield Park, Holme Require a

Full Time Maintenance Engineer Working alongside our existing engineer we require an experienced multi skilled engineer to maintain, repair and improve all factory equipment. For full details contact

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Corner Shop, Windermere Require a

Retail Assistant 16 hours minimum (11am – 3pm) over 4 days (includes one weekend day). More hours may be available for holiday cover and during peak season. Applicants must be flexible and have a friendly nature.

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Self catering with character

Weekend Cleaners Required Excellent rates of pay. Own transport required We require friendly individuals to join our busy team of selfemployed cleaners, preparing our holiday properties ready for our guests arrival. In the first instance contact Joanne Melling Tel: 015394 88855 option 4 Or email


Please apply within, ring 015394 44100 or E mail: for an application.

is a charming young man with ABI and LD who lives in his own home a few miles away from Carnforth. He is looking for a support worker to join his friendly team to provide a good quality living experience and ability to enjoy an independent lifestyle.

Carers needed –

Patient, friendly, positive, supportive, reliable and hardworking Qualified to NVQ 3 or willing to train to this level.

South Lakes area

We are seeking to recruit a team of capable and confident live-in Care Assistants with initiative, to provide care to a man with a Spinal Injury (3days on, 3 days off). Waking nights also available. Pay £80-£100 p/day. Must have own car & be over 25. Full training given. Please email your CV to or call 01732 749177. Start date- asap




Supportive, professional working environment Excellent rates of pay Continual Professional Development


You will be required to work shifts on a Monday to Sunday basis including 1 sleepover per week. Duties include prompting and support with domestic duties, social activities and all round everyday life enabling Andrew to maximise his choice, rights and decisions. For full details about the role please email Closing date: 5.00pm Monday 19th August Previous applicants need not apply.

Mail Order Despatch Assistants Distribution Assistants Kendal Centre Christmas Temps Full-time 39 hour contracts Part-time 32 hour contracts Part-time – Evenings 12, 16 or 20 hour contracts Need extra money for Christmas? Taking a gap year/time out? Between now and Christmas we need extra help supporting our Mail Order Despatch team in Kendal. These roles involve assisting and supporting our existing teams preparing customers orders for despatch. They are manual jobs which involve light but repetitive handling of stock to and from shelving and pallets so you need to be able to reach and bend. You need to be numerate, accurate, conscientious, familiar with or willing to learn to use tablet/hand held computer terminals, capable of being self-motivated and able to work under pressure in a fast paced environment. Full time – 39 hours (working 5 full days) or Part time – 32 hours (working 4 full days). Your hours of work will be on a rota basis to include late and early shifts with some Saturday’s required (usually 1 in 4). The department is currently operational Monday to Saturday, where you will be rotered to work during the hours of 7am to 6pm Monday to Friday (7am to 8pm during our busiest period) and 7am to 3.30pm on Saturday. Part time evenings (6pm until 10pm) – 12, 16 or 20 hours contracts. We also need people for shelf filling and order picking in the evening. This role again requires you to bend and lift and will require light but repetitive handling of stock. We need you to be able to work a minimum of 3 evenings per week, normally Monday to Thursday, with some Friday’s, on a rota basis (probably 1 in 3). We would also require you to be able to work some additional Sunday morning shifts (9am to 12noon) during our busiest period. Extra hours may be available during the day when busy. We need you to commit to stay with us right up until Christmas, so please only apply if you are able to make this commitment.

Closing date for receipt of applications: Friday 23 August 2013

Kendal Centre Fixed-term (approx. 5 months) Full-time 39 hour contracts Part-time 32 hour contracts Part-time 16 hour contracts 35 hour night contracts Between now and early January 2014, we need extra help in our distribution centre in Kendal. Our distribution team are responsible for picking and despatching stock against very tight deadlines for our home shopping department, our 64 retail stores throughout the UK and our overseas franchised stores. These are manual jobs, therefore you need to be able to reach and bend to pick items from shelving and pallets. You need to be conscientious and accurate, with good maths abilities and basic keyboard skills. You should be self-motivated as well as a good team player and be able to work under pressure in a fast moving environment. Roles involve operating order picking machines however full training will be given so no previous experience is required. Contracts available are full- time 39 hours over 5 full days including one weekend day each week), part-time 32 hours ( over 4 full days including one weekend day each week), part time 16 hours (over 1 weekday and 1 weekend day, or 2 weekend days each week) and 35 hours, nights, (on a 4 on 4 off rota system). Day shifts are operational between 7am - 11pm every day, apart from Sunday (currently 7am - 7pm). Your days and hours of work will be rota’d to include late and early shifts and we will require 6am starts as we get busier. Night shifts operate between 8.30pm – 7am over 4 nights (on 4 on, 4 off) . Due to the nature of the equipment used, applicants need to be over 18 years of age and be available to attend a pre–employment medical examination. Please only apply if you can commit until January 2014.

Closing date for receipt of applications: Monday 19 August 2013

Please call our recruitment team at our head office in Windermere on 015394 40595 for more details and an application pack. Alexandra Buildings, Windermere, Cumbria LA23 1BQ

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General Vacancies continued... Do you feel you have got what it takes to make a difference to someone’s life? Home care enables individuals to remain independent in the comfort of their own home by providing all aspects of personal care & Support.

Full and part time positions available starting rates from £7.40 per hour plus paid mileage allowance DUE TO A HIGH DEMAND FOR SERVICES HEYDAYS CARE & SUPPORT SERVICES ARE LOOKING TO RECRUIT ENTHUSIASTIC CARING INDIVIDUALS TO JOIN OUR EXPANDING TEAM OF DEDICATED CARE WORKERS/ SUPPORT WORKERS IN THE FOLLOWING AREA : GRANGE OVER SANDS AND SURROUNDING VILLAGES. Hours to suit; morning, evening and weekends shifts are available. Successful applicants must be aged 18 years or older with a full drivers licence or access to alternate transport. Previous experience is not necessary as full training will be provided. Uniform and protective clothing will be provided. We pride ourselves on delivering the highest standard of care, we are committed to supporting you with training and personal development and promotion within the company is achievable. Successful applicants will be required to provide an enhanced disclosure, the cost of which will be met by the employer Please contact Dawn or Kelly on 015395 52548 or 07827964360, or email

Full-time Carer wanted in Lancaster £9 per hour plus 45p p/m mileage 30-40 hours per week 4 / 5 days P/W, including Saturdays 5.6 weeks paid annual leave To assist young disabled person Car driver required.

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How much easier is it to say “I can’t”, “I shouldn’t” or “I’m too scared” than “I can”, “I will” and “What the hell, I’ll try it anyway and see what happens”? The words “You can’t” or “It’s not possible” are like a red rag to a bull with me I’m afraid; too many times we’re told what we can and can’t do in life and too many times we listen without questioning “what if...?” I’m not some sort of super human being; I’m just like everyone else, except that I’ve never taken “no” for an answer. I spend a lot of time working with those seeking employment and too often I hear them say “I can’t do that because...” when that is the exact moment you really need to get your game head on and go for it. Have we all lost trust in ourselves and our own abilities to get things done? Why do we listen so readily to what other people are telling us? And why do our nay saying inner voices so easily drown out everything else? During assertiveness workshops I’ve often heard it said that assertive people don’t feel nervous. WRONG! I’m scared of heights but made myself to go to the top of the CN Tower and stand on the glass floor. I’m terrified of flying but refuse to let it stop me going on holiday and as a freelance writer I’m not altogether sure where my mortgage is coming from from one month to the next but does that stop me? Of course not. It’s not about whether or not you feel nervous, it’s about whether you let that dictate what you can and can’t do. Before Becky Adlington went out to swim the 800m freestyle in Beijing she is quoted as saying “I felt so nervous before I went out there that I had to lie down to stop myself being sick”, but that didn’t stop her not only winning gold but annihilating the rest of the field in the process. Life is full of challenges and opportunities for us to back down and hide away rather than come out fighting. So what’s the easy answer? Well there isn’t one other than “just do it anyway”. Will you feel scared? Yes. Will the world end? Unlikely. Will you be glad you did it? Almost certainly. 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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