You will LOVE working for

Grasmere Gingerbread®

Join Grasmere Gingerbread® as we prepare to celebrate our amazing 170th anniversary in 2024.

Situated in the romantic village of Grasmere at the heart of the beautiful UNESCO Lake District National Park, our unique, historic, and multi-award-winning 4th generation family business has stood the test of time.

When you work for us, we consider you to be part of the family and you are a valued individual member of a friendly and close-knit team.

We work hard in our shop, bakery, mail order and admin, and also across the country as Grasmere Gingerbread® attends a host of fairs, street markets and special seasonal events.

But we have never lost sight of our Victorian family roots. The loving dedication and compassionate ethos of Sarah Nelson - who invented Grasmere Gingerbread® in 1854 - still informs everything that we do.

Join our team and you not only enjoy a competitive salary and host of in-service benefits - including as much Grasmere Gingerbread® as you can eat.

But the backdrop to your daily working life is our stunning Grasmere valley and lake, the cultural and literary heritage of William Wordsworth and Beatrix Potter, and the sweetest mountain air.

Cumbria not only offers the best of the outdoors but also many cultural experiences; Wordsworth’s and Potter’s homes are open to the public, as are many other historic houses, castles, and gardens.

We even provide an exclusive secluded garden for you to enjoy your breaks against a background of bird song as your health and wellbeing is important to us.

If you are excited to be part of our excellent team and are interested in one of our job vacancies below then please get in touch.

We look forward to hearing from you…

If you are interested in working with our wonderful team but don’t see a vacancy that is suited to your skillset, please email Ms Zoe Evans on the email address below.

Instructions for applications are as follows:      

  • All applications must be submitted on a company application form which can be downloaded here.
  • If you are unable to download an application form, then please email the People & Culture Manager for a hard copy form.
  • We do not accept CVs or CVs attached to an application form. 
  • To submit your application, please email it to the People & Culture Manager Ms Zoe Evans or hand in at the shop and addressed to the People & Culture Manager, or post your application form, addressing to the People & Culture Manager, The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop, Church Cottage, Grasmere, LA22 9SW. 
  • If you have any questions or queries, please do contact Ms Zoe Evans via email. 

Meet Zoe our People & Culture Manager

At the age of 44, after a successful career in HR which included stretches in both the public and private sectors, Zoe Evans recently relocated from Bristol to the Lake District, securing the role of People & Culture Manager at Grasmere Gingerbread®.

“As a regular customer over many years during holidays and long weekend breaks - as Grasmere Gingerbread® is so moreish - I never envisioned that one day I would be working for such an iconic business,” admitted Zoe.

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Meet Nigel
Our ‘retiring’ Baker

After 34 years of weighing, mixing and baking, Grasmere Gingerbread® baker Nigel Prickett is calling it a day.

“I can’t believe how quickly the years have flown in,” admitted Nigel, “as it just seems like yesterday when I first put on my apron.”

A keen photographer and gardener, Nigel is looking forward to spending more time with his family during retirement.

“Grasmere Gingerbread® is a brilliant place to work, with wonderful colleagues and customers and I would recommend this job to anyone who loves being part of a friendly team."