South Lakes recruitment drive

One of the area’s largest employers has launched a drive to employ new staff across the South Lakes area as its business continues to grow.

South Lakes Services, which now employs more than 200 people, has seen its business increase extensively over the last 18 months and is looking for additional team members to help continue its amazing progress.

South Lakes Services provides a range of cleaning and maintenance services for businesses and holiday cottage owners across the area and increasing demand means they are looking to recruit new staff. The roles are particularly suitable for people who are looking for flexible hours or students who are home for the holidays or looking for part-time work to earn while they learn.

Adrian Barker of SLS said: “The summer, as you would imagine, is always a busy time for us but we’re busy working with clients throughout the year, not just holiday cottages.

“The jobs we offer are flexible and offer the chance to build hours so people can fit it in around other commitments.

“For people working in the holiday cottages, there are hours on a Friday and Saturday, which can work really well for some – but we can also offer additional hours working in our wide range of commercial clients too if people want to build their working hours up.

“As a local business, we like to contribute positively to the local economy and we’re pleased to be able to recruit more staff as our business continues to grow.

“Currently we’re looking for cleaners to work in a range of locations. We offer a good rate of pay and full training. We also make sure people are working with good quality materials and equipment, all of which we provide. Some people currently working in the holiday let cleaning sector in a self-employed capacity may find they’re also responsible for doing the laundry at home but at South Lakes Services we do all of that via our base in Grange.”

“We can also get people into work really quickly – the right candidates can be appointed within 48 hours as we don’t have a long and drawn out recruitment process.”

South Lakes Services was bought by Cumbria-based facilities management company Orian Solutions more than 18 months ago and since then the business has significantly expanded its premises in Grange over Sands and added North Lakes Services from a base in Wigton which covers the remainder of the county.

To find out more about the roles South Lakes Services has to offer contact 01539 536956 or email us at

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