Estate General Assistant
An exciting opportunity has arisen within our Patterdale team for a Estate General Assistant to join us. You will work alongside Mike and Brook who continuously strive to deliver outstanding customer service at all times

Job Purpose & Description

Do you enjoy varied indoor and outdoor activities? Patterdale is an amazing location in the Lake District with great scenery, private woodlands and a lake, allowing for walking, water sports and much more! Our staff often take up the opportunity to swim, paddle board and run in their spare time, what would you do?

Under this role the post holder will be responsible for a wide variety of tasks ensuring the highest standard of cleanliness is maintained across the estate. You’ll help to create a warm and homely environment that enables each holiday resident to feel welcomed and enjoy their time with us. Please note this is not an exhaustive list of duties and responsibilities and some days, you may find yourself supporting other areas of The Estate which is why we love individuals to join our team who have a 'roll up your sleeves' work ethic!

Patterdale is part of YMCA North Tyneside, a charitable organisation that provide a range of services such as Youth & Play provisions, a Cafe and Gym in North Shields and self catering properties in Patterdale to help generate profits for our services, a community cafe in teesdale, and housing for young people who would otherwise be homeless. We believe everyone has potential, and we serve our communities so that all can hope, belong, contribute and thrive.

If you have experience of housekeeping work and a passion to make a real difference to the lives of others in a warm and welcoming team, we’d like to hear from you.

Job Type:


Working Hours:

7.5 - 30 hours (Weekday and weekend work available)


£19,500 - £23,400 pro rata

Closing Date:



Patterdale Hall Estate
CA11 0PJ
Organisational Context

The Estate is situated in Patterdale, 1 miles south of Glenridding. The Estate is owned by YMCA North Tyneside, a charity that works to transform the lives of young people in the North East. Surplus (profit) from the Estate’s business goes to support YMCA North Tyneside’s charitable work.

The Estate is perfectly located to explore the best of what the Lake District has to offer and we are surrounded by a variety of walks and fantastic views that you can enjoy before or after your working day or on your days off.

YMCA North Tyneside is a Voluntary Sector Organisation undertaking youth and community programme work in areas of North Tyneside, South Tyneside, and Teesdale. We are part of the worldwide YMCA movement, which started in London in 1844 has grown to become the world’s largest and oldest youth movement. Now, more than 175 years later, YMCA is operating in 119 countries, with 64 million people reached annually around the world. Guided by our Christian values, we believe everyone has potential, and we serve our communities so that all can hope, belong, contribute and thrive.

General Information

It is in the nature of the work at YMCA North Tyneside that tasks and responsibilities are in many circumstances unpredictable and varied, therefore, this job description is not an exhaustive list of duties and responsibilities but is intended to reflect a range of duties the post-holder will perform in line with their remuneration. The job description will be reviewed regularly and may be changed in the light of experience and in consultation with the post-holder.

This post requires proof of right to work in the UK, satisfactory references and a satisfactory enhanced DBS Disclosure.

Equal Opportunities
YMCA North Tyneside is committed to eliminating discrimination and encouraging diversity amongst the workforce. We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and we are determined to ensure no applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, age, disability, religion, belief, sexual orientation, marital status, or race, or is disadvantaged by conditions or requirements which cannot be shown to be justifiable.

Our Employee Benefits

As well as joining a fantastic team in one of the most picturesque places to work, our employees benefit from:

  • Generous holidays - 5 weeks plus bank holidays (pro-rata for part time staff)
  • Your birthday off
  • On-site shower facilities
  • On-site car park (which you can even use on your day off!)
  • On-site bike storage facilities
  • Free membership to YMCA Virtual Gym for you and a loved one
  • 2 x paid volunteering days
  • Life assurance of 2x annual salary
  • Access to a free and confidential Employee Assistance Programme
  • Access to a free 24/7 GP Helpline
  • Group Pension Contribution Scheme
  • Becoming part of a team that works together and celebrates success

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Apply Now

If you’re interested in this post and would like an informal chat, please contact Mike Bain ( by email and Mike will be happy to arrange a time for you to discuss the role and organisation in further detail.

Please follow the link below to our online application form which will also ask for a CV to be uploaded (if you have trouble accessing the application form or require a different format, please email