Careers & Volunteering

Muncaster Castle and Pennington Hotels are family run businesses offering a range of paid and volunteer openings. Career or volunteer, customer facing or behind the scenes, working for us offers days which are rarely dull alongside committed and friendly team members. If you have the enthusiasm and commitment to work in an award winning attraction or a top hotel or inn in the Western Lake District, we’d like to hear from you.

Please note, we do not accept any applications from agencies.

Muncaster are positive about employing people with disabilities.

Careers at Muncaster Castle


We are looking for someone to join our team, who is flexible, easy going and a team player. Your duties will include cooking our menu of fresh local produce. Also the option to bake bread, cakes and tray bakes as well as.

The Chef will support the team in keeping the kitchen running smoothly by assisting in the preparation of food and general upkeep of the kitchen. Food preparation, Understanding of food hygiene, Assisting in producing menu ideas, Maintain the kitchen work areas in accordance with HACCP regulations. Making sure that all kitchen equipment like food mixers, fridges, cookers are in good working order. Reporting any fault equipment to the Management team. Keeping the storerooms well stocked and organised at all times. Complying with the daily cleaning rotas. Accepting food deliveries from suppliers and storing them. Using the correct amount of chemicals when cleaning work surfaces and equipment. Responsible to: Catering Manager

Skills & Attributes:
• Can accurately follow instructions.
• Knowledge of the hospitality industry.
• Meticulous in detail
• A ‘can do’ attitude.
• Possessing a high standard of personal hygiene and appearance.
• Approachable and friendly
• Highly motivated and focused.
• Can work under pressure and have a familiarity with professional kitchen equipment.
• Good time-management skills are essential.

• Staff Accommodation if required
• Meals provided on duty
• Share of Staff tips
• Uniform provided
• 28 days annual leave
• Company pension
• Employee discount
• Onsite parking

Full-time, Permanent Salary: From £9.50 - £12.00 per hour

To Apply:
Email your CV to

Volunteer at Muncaster

We are very excited to be re-launching our volunteer program for this season and would love your support.

Whether you have an interest in the garden, castle, birds, events or a bit of everything we would love to hear from you.

Click the button below to register your interest today and a member of the team will be in touch soon to discuss volunteer role opportunities.