Vacancies at The Villa Levens

We have a number of Career Vacancies at The Villa Levens.

The Villa, Hotel, Levens with 4 Stars and 2 Rosette is a 140 year old Victorian house that has been fully restored into a 22 bedroom luxury hotel. Is looking to recruit a Pastry Chef to join this already experienced kitchen team.

Located in the South Lake, our venue is furnished to a 5 star standard with the Brettargh Suite for ceremonies and smaller functions and a spectacular purpose built marquee pavilion for all occasions which can hold up to 250 guest. With a choice of 2 restaurants from fine dining to casual. The property is set in 14 acres of parkland and truly has the wow factor.

We are currently recruiting for a Full-time Receptionist.

If you believe you are a suitable candidate for one of these positions, please send your CV to or call 01539 980 980 Brettargh Holt Roundabout, Kendal, LA8 8, United Kingdom.

We are looking for an experienced Pastry Chef to join our team.

The role: Food has always been an important part of the experience at The Villa and if you are looking to develop within a busy environment, opportunities are available for you. As an experienced Pastry Chef you will be work alongside the Head Chef within a thriving kitchen using fresh locally sourced produce. You will be required to meet and exceed the already high standards of food, mentor and train the junior members of the brigade. You should have a real passion for cooking and have experience of modern British cuisine. Ability to work well under pressure. Must have a can do attitude and be a team player. Be consistent with excellent standards of personal presentation. Experienced in running own section. You will need a proven track record as a Pastry Chef ideally within a three star hotel or fine dining/bistro restaurant. NVQ or equivalent qualifications would be an advantage. Demonstrate working knowledge of Health & Safety, and hold up to date Food Hygiene certificates. In return we will offer a competitive salary and an excellent training programme and welcome you to be part of the team working for a successful family owned hotel. If you have the passion and experience, please send your CV, we look forward from hearing from you. We value all applications, unfortunately due to the volume of response we are currently receiving; we are only able to contact candidates whose skills and experience most closely match the requirements of the role. We will however, hold your application on file for a period of 6 months should a suitable alternative arise.

Front of House duties in the Bar, Restaurants and Conference & Banqueting events.

Various hours available from Breakfast shifts to evenings and weekends

The role is:
– To ensure customers feel welcomed and take responsibility for the standard of service of food and drink.
– To maximise guest experience
– Responsible for the day to day operations and increasing sales through service, maintaining exceptional standards
– Provide a bar and table service to customers delivering excellent customer service
– Communicate with the kitchen staff and bar staff to ensure smooth service and guest satisfaction
– Previous experience desired, however full training will be provided

What we provide in return:
– Training and personal development
– Meals on duty
– Share of tips
– A friendly and committed staff and management team


If you believe you are an ideal candidate and would like to apply for one of our vacancies. Please send your CV to the Manager – Tel: 01539 980980