Live and work here


Tired of the rat race, commuting or staring out across streets and built-up areas with insufferable traffic noise and air pollution? Do you dream of a better life for you and your family living and working in the beautiful Lake District with its invigorating fresh air, stunning mountains and beautiful lakes, birdsong and safe, friendly community life?

Then why not up sticks and come and live in Cumbria and work for the world-famous and unique Grasmere Gingerbread Shop in the heart of our UNESCO national park?


Inside the historical Grasmere Gingerbread Shop 

For Mike Thompson, a former bank manager for a major bank who recently joined Grasmere Gingerbread® as a baker, the job and lifestyle switch ticked all his boxes. “Working at Grasmere Gingerbread® is far less stressful, I have been warmly welcomed by my colleagues and there is a fantastic team spirit and banter that carries you through the day,’ he said. Certainly, quality of life in a pristine environment and a good work/life balance persuades many people to consider swapping high-pressured jobs in the corporate sector for a job at Grasmere Gingerbread®.


  • Friendly family business;
  • Fabulous customers;
  • Unrivalled scenery on your doorstep;
  • Individual bonus;
  • Team performance bonus;
  • Travel assistance where applicable.
  • Great banter;
  • Leave your work and any stress behind when you clock off at the end of a satisfying day;
  • Lovely atmosphere;
  • Free parking;
  • Extra day's pay on your birthday.
  • A health care scheme with additional benefits of discounts on a massive range of retail and services including your everyday essentials;
  • A free ‘MyCumbria’ card with discounts on food, shopping and lifestyle/cultural pursuits such as lake cruises and trips to the cinema;
  • Free refreshments and as much Grasmere Gingerbread® as you can eat (when at work).

Some of our team have been with us more than 30 years - yet, it’s that kind of business because quality of life is everything at the end of the day. See more of our team members here 


Recent retiree David Hartley-Lamb was sad to leave his place of work which he described as “full of character and history, such an important part of the Lakes and a piece of the world that is close to my heart”. He told his colleagues: “You are the best I have ever worked with, together and individually, what an amazing bunch. I will miss working with you all.”


Need accommodation? Check out social media or local newspapers such as the Keswick Reminder and Westmorland Gazette. There are also the rental agencies Let by Jackson, Hackney & Leigh and Matthew Benjamin.

Links to these estate agents are shown below: 

Hackney and Leigh Lettings 

Picturesque market town Ambleside


The fells on your doostep


A few of the friendly and welcoming team members

We have job vacancies so if you are ready to take the plunge and trade in a humdrum existence for a great life working for an iconic attraction and feted brand in a beautiful corner of Britain then please get in touch with Mrs Jane Potter, 

Our employment page can be viewed here.