Careers at YMCA lakeside

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 200 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

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! Please also complete the equal opportunities form.

Contact us on 015395 39000 or email

Chief Instructor

To help lead and co-ordinate the training, assessment, and monitoring of programme staff to deliver programmes safely and effectively to our visitors.

Download the full job description here, we are waiting to hear from you!

Housekeepers – 18 – 30hrs/wk, including some weekends – £8.91/hr including holiday

Live-in accommodation available

We are looking for energetic new team members to join us at YMCA Lakeside, working with children, young people, adults and their families providing outdoor education programs, holiday accommodation rentals, camping, and family activity programmes.

Responsible for cleaning rooms, common areas & bathrooms, changing beds, notifying maintenance of any issues and keeping the centre in great shape for a busy season ahead. You should be able to work under pressure and have an eye for detail.

Night Warden-Caretaker – £8.91/hr

To support the Centre’s operation during the evenings, and overnight. This is a waking watch role throughout the night with a variety of client needs and facilities to care for.  You will be dependable and conscientious, so that you can conduct your duties well without high levels of direct supervision and your professional relationship with the clients adds real value to their experience. Shifts occur whenever we have clients staying overnight and the role is on a rota e.g. 3 night on 4 nights off. Accommodation is provided for when you are on duty & if you require full time accommodation, a small charge will be made.

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