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Bala Lake Hotel - John Lewis Partnership Hotels

Bala Lake Hotel, Activity Base & Spa... exclusive hotel for the partners of the John Lewis Partnership. We are situated in the Snowdonia National Park, close to Llyn Tegid (Bala Lake). We offer a range of outdoor activities in our offer.

Fancy working in a hotel, that won't have you working from 6 am to 11 pm or working more than 5 days a week (unless you want to), you will work a mixture of days and evenings, but rarely finishing after 10.30 pm… and as the hotel is closed to guests over the Christmas break, you’ll be able to enjoy Christmas and New Year with your family and friends too!

We have hospitality jobs, that beat all others!

We are looking for exceptional, dynamic, self-motivated partners for our 23 bedroomed Hotel overlooking Bala Lake, in Snowdonia National Park.

These roles come with meals on duty, fantastic rates of pay and all the benefits of working for the John Lewis Partnership and a friendly hardworking team… and a 37.5 hour week!

As a Partner, you will enjoy our unique benefits package,
including staff discount at John Lewis and Waitrose stores, free meals on duty, subsidised learning, access to exclusive Partnership hotels and so much more.

We need people with a flexible approach to work which will include work on some evenings and weekends as part of a shift pattern.

We value a work/life balance.
You will be entitled to great holiday allowance, meals on duty, work mostly straight shifts (breakfast/lunch or lunch/dinner, a split shift might be required on occasion and depend on role applied for) and a whole host of other benefits that all John Lewis partners receive.

What you’ll be:

You'll be self-motivated and willing to work day and evening shifts which include weekends on a rota basis.

You must enjoy interaction with other working teams and love working with good food whilst remaining calm under pressure.

Good attention to detail.


Commis Chef

As a Commis Chef you’ll be working as a valued member of our talented kitchen brigade demonstrating a real passion for food, having the opportunity and being motivated to invent, produce and present quality dishes to our customers. This role will have a main focus on the Breakfast Service.

You’ll be working under the direction of the Head/Sous Chef, but there will also be independent working giving you responsibility and showing flexibility and the ability to work under pressure.

You’ll be encouraged to input and have ownership in the kitchen, you’ll be preparing dishes for staff and guests but you’ll also have opportunities to develop and be trained with progression in mind. You can bring yourself to work everyday, demonstrating your enthusiasm for food, cooking and commitment to high quality.

When working and preparing food in the kitchen, you will be expected to comply with all food safety policies, procedures and practices as well as being aware of allergens etc.

Beauty Therapist

As a Beauty Therapist you’ll be working in The Serenity Spa as part of a passionate skilled team of professionally-trained therapists, tailoring treatments to make each guest's experience extra special. The Serenity Spa offers a range of massages, skin and holistic therapies and a wide range of other professional beauty and well-being treatments designed to help guests relax and feel revitalised.

You’ll get to work in beautiful surroundings offering a wonderful benefit unique to the Partnership. What makes our hotels different is that they are only open for John Lewis Partnership employees and their friends/family. Engaging with fellow Partners from around the country and their guests as a brand ambassador. Working to deliver an amazing end to end customer experience you’ll get to interact with clients from reception through to the treatment and guiding clients towards the right products to buy and take home. As an expert you’ll be able to help shape, guide and identify any improvements to the spa making our guests feel welcome and want to come back again and again.

Chef De Partie

As a Chef De Partie, you'll be working as part of our friendly kitchen brigade to ensure the efficient day to day running of the kitchen and to assist in providing a consistently high quality dining experience while maintaining sales, reputation and profit of the kitchen as agreed by the Head Chef.

This role will give you the opportunity to demonstrate your real passion for food and allow you to invent, produce and present quality dishes in accordance with our hotel offer. You’ll also be providing guidance to the Commis chef, controlling stock and minimising wastage.

As the hotel offers a variety of dining and food options to our guests, you'll need to be flexible to work in different areas, if required, and adhering to all health and safety requirements at all times.

The role will offer you opportunities to display your talent, people management skills and knowledge of running a successful kitchen through supervising the department when required. It will also provide you with development opportunities and the progression routes.

Talk to us today!

Elaine Russell
General Manager, Ambleside Park and Bala Lake Hotels

Elaine has worked with the John Lewis Partnership for over 22 years, working in various roles in the business from Catering,
Shopfloor, Customer delivery and more recently in our exclusive Partnership hotels.

Times available: 


09.30-12.30 / 13:00-14:45


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