We are searching for a highly motivated and passionate individual to join our Patterdale team as a Housekeeper.

Job Purpose & Description

You will support the housekeeping team and take responsibility for ensuring all guests experience great facilities, exceptional cleanliness and outstanding customer service. You will also be responsible for providing a warm and friendly welcome to all guests.

We are looking for a team player who is able to work to a high standard in a timely manner with enthusiasm to pitch in and support colleagues across all other areas of the estate when needed.

It is essential that you have a flexible approach to your working hours as working hours will include daytime, evenings, weekends and bank holidays.

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

Work Pattern: Due to the nature of the business, an annualised working arrangement may be agreed to enable us to react to quiet/peak seasons.This will be discussed further during the interview process.

Job Type:


Working Hours:



up to £13.00 per hour (depending on experience)

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


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