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Herdwick Cottages is constantly growing. To support our growth, we are looking for:

Herdwick Cottages are looking for experienced and friendly Housekeepers throughout Cumbria, but predominantly in the South Lakes, to provide professional housekeeping services for holiday cottages and lodges.

Ideally, we need year-round availability, to include our busiest changeover days, Friday & Monday, although some flexibility would be advantageous.

  • Housekeepers will be working on a self-employed basis, and you will need your transport.
  • The amount we pay you is based on the property size/beds/bathrooms. We will agree on the changeover rate with you in advance of taking on the property.
  • All housekeepers will be expected to clean the property to a high standard and undertake the launder of bed linen and towels.

Please note: We are always looking for new housekeepers as we take on new properties weekly. If you apply, and we don’t currently have a property in your area, we would love to keep your details on file to let you know when a property becomes available.

For more information, please give us a call on 01539-312290

Herdwick Cottages is a successful holiday letting agency based in Kendal, just outside the Lake District National Park. We are a small, but friendly team who strive for excellent customer service to our guests and property owners alike. 

To support our rapid growth and the increase in our property portfolio, we are recruiting a part-time Digital Marketing Assistant to work on social media, on-page SEO, email marketing and blogging – So skilful and creative writing skills are necessary.  

The Role & Responsibilities 

  • Working closely with our website designers. 
  • Helping with ideas for creating unique and engaging social content. 
  • Implementing social media strategy and managing social media accounts. 
  • Analysing and improving social engagement. 
  • Connect with and build relationships with bloggers and influencers. 
  • Scheduling content for social media platforms. 
  • Research and create content for the company blog. 
  • Website audits and creating SEO reports. 
  • Keyword research and analysis. 
  • Help with ideas for improving landing pages for websites. 
  • A/B testing landing pages. 
  • Helping with ideas for creating newsletters. 

Ideal Candidates will have the following: 

  • Proven experience in all areas of SEO (Technical, Outreach and Content) 
  • Good understanding of social networks (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn). 
  • Demonstrable knowledge of SEO best practices and Google algorithms. 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. 
  • A passion for marketing coupled with knowledge of the UK travel industry. 
  • Either currently studying at a degree level qualification or similar marketing intern experience. 
  • Willing to take on new challenges. 
  • Curiosity and hunger to learn new things. 
  • You need to be able to work on your own initiative as well as be a team player. 
  • To be able to work under pressure. 
  • Experience using tools such as Google Analytics, Screaming Frog, Ahrefs, WordPress and MailChimp. 

Salary and Benefits: 

  • This is a part-time role, working 20 hours per week / flexible working days. (Full-time role negotiable). 
  • £19,500 to £26,000pa depending on experience. (Pro-rata) 
  • 28 days paid holiday 
  • Casual dress working policy 
  • Discounts on holiday rentals. 

To apply, please send us your CV, along with a covering letter and salary expectations to careers@herdwickcottages.co.uk  

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