An artist's impression of the new Crosby Lakeside Adventure Centre in Waterloo

Over 20 people were offered jobs after a joint event between Sefton@Work and Sefton Hospitality Operations Limited (SHOL) which operates The Lake House at Crosby Lakeside.

Over 80 local jobseekers attended the recruitment open day, which took place at the newly refurbished Sefton Community Learning Centre on Cambridge Road. SHOL were keen to fill a range of vacancies in its team for the opening of its new venue, The Lake House.

Roles on offer included reception, housekeeping, chefs and kitchen roles, as well as bar and front of house staff. All the permanent posts pay above the real living wage and include training opportunities.

Kellie Rixon, chair of SHOL, said:

“This event was a great opportunity for us to meet lots of local jobseekers interested in the exciting, permanent roles we had on offer at The Lake House and after the event, we sent out more than 20 job offers.

“As well as paying above the real living wage and providing training opportunities, SHOL offers employees a genuine work-life balance that reflects the team members’ need for a life outside work and the changing world of hospitality around us.

“We also provide great holiday allowance, awards, and recognition with monthly and on the spot prizes and awards. And with more sites planned, there are opportunities for development and progression.”

Cllr Marion Atkinson, Sefton Council’s Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Skills said:

 “Sefton Council formed the hospitality company, SHOL, to deliver career opportunities, open to local people, and I am pleased we were able to run this successful event through Sefton@Work, which has resulted in over 20 local people being employed at The Lake House.

“Although it’s still early days for SHOL, the company‘s focus on being an employer of choice in the hospitality sector, its determination to be an industry-leader in terms and conditions for staff and its plans to expand to other sites will make it a popular option with local jobseekers.”

Sefton Council established Sefton Hospitality Operations Limited as an arm’s length company to operate hospitality outlets, from hotels through to bars and restaurants, as well as outside catering, food delivery and events.

Sefton@Work offers free, confidential and impartial information, advice and guidance to jobseeking Sefton residents aged over 16 on all aspects of jobs, education and training including self-employment. The team also provides a free service to help local employers recruit new staff and offers support with advertising, managing applications and pre-screening applicants.

More information can be found online at www.seftonatwork.net/

Seton Council re-opened the adult learning centre on Cambridge Road, the venue for the recruitment event, in June after a substantial renovation.

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