It’s more than a job at Lakeside

We’re a happy and hard-working team with a focus on fun, challenging programmes that change young people’s lives for the better.  Based on the south western shores of Lake Windermere, in 400 acres of private woodland, we provide high-quality outdoor adventure holidays and development programmes for schools, youth groups, corporate clients and families.

We make the most of our natural location, offering more than 50 water and land-based activities ranging from sailing and kayaking to fell walking and abseiling.  If you’re interested in joining us for the season or if you’re looking for a career at Lakeside, please browse our current vacancies.


How to Apply

All these positions are allocated on the successful completion of application and interview process and will be closed once the required number has been achieved, so don’t delay; get your application in today!

Contact our Operations Services Manager on 015395 39000 or email



Night Warden-Caretaker  (ASAP  – 28th October 2018 further Seasonal contracts available)  To support the Centre’s operation during the evenings, including on call during sleeping hours. With a variety of client needs and facilities to care for the successful candidate will need to be able to develop credible and professional relationships with Clients and Staff alike. Anticipate and act to ensure great customer service in line with service and emergency protocols. You will be dependable and conscientious, so that you can conduct your duties well without high levels of direct supervision. Typically 10 hours per shift, and 7 days on, 7 off. ) £7.83/hr (£14250 PA pro-rata average 35 hour week) Accommodation is provided for when you are on duty & if you require full time accommodation, a small charge will be made. We also offer subsidised meals,

House Keeper x 2  (ASAP – 28th October 2018) We are looking for committed, enthusiastic individuals to join our dedicated Housekeeping team. This is no ordinary House Keeping position, with a variety of client needs and facilities to care for, we are looking for individuals who enjoy getting stuck in, can pay attention to detail and have a commitment to provide our clients with facilities to the highest of standards and excellent customer service. Hours are negotiable, up to a maximum of 35 hours a week and term time only considered. £7.83 per hour age dependent.

Day Camp Leader Volunteers x 16 (Saturday 21st July – 31st August 2018) £50 a week expenses plus full board and accommodation. Would you like to gain experience working with and being responsible for children? Have you got bags of enthusiasm and energy, a great sense of humour, full of fun and a commitment to give 5 weeks of your summer? If so, this placement is designed for you. You will receive 1 week’s intensive training in what you will need to learn and then you will spend 4 weeks, Monday to Friday as leaders within our Day Camp Programme.  Join our team for the summer and make friends for life.

For all the above roles, the working hours are scheduled to meet the needs of the various clients and this will at times include evening and /or  weekend duties. Opportunities to continue at YMCA Lakeside for the following year are offered towards the end of the season