Vacancies are normally advertised in the local press. However, you can email us at to enquire about any vacancies in your area.

Introduction to Lakeland


Lakeland Leather is a family business and we like to feel is a happy, lively place in to work. It all started back in 1955 when Jack Standring opened his first shop in Ambleside. Jack was an adventurer: happiest heading for the nearest Lakeland peak with a rope thrown across his shoulder. This spirit for adventure is the lifeblood of Lakeland and something we look for in anyone that wishes to join our business. Our passion is leather goods; and when you sell leather no two items are the same. Every hide we buy is unique and needs the eye of an expert to get the beauty to reveal itself. This is our daily adventure and we love it!

If you have the passion, adventurous spirit and customer focus to help make our business great then please apply.

The Head Office and Central Warehouse is in Ambleside and we have shops spread throughout the country.

As you would expect from a leading retailer, rates of pay and general conditions are excellent.

The Lakeland Package



When you join Lakeland, you will receive thorough training in all aspects of a sales assistant's job, so that you will enjoy your work and achieve the satisfaction of a "job well done". We place great emphasis on training and ensure all our sales staff have the opportunity to complete our comprehensive training plan and attend regular and ongoing training sessions.

Staff Discount

Staff benefit from a discount on clothing and other items bought both for themselves or as a present for family members.


Wages will be commensurate with experience and are paid monthly directly into your bank account. Future rates of pay depend entirely upon individual effort and improved effectiveness with appraisal (and re-grading where applicable).

Bonus Scheme

Lakeland operates a generous bonus scheme which is paid monthly as achieved.

Bank Holiday Supplements

Because of the nature of the retail business, there are times when staff are expected to work Bank Holidays. Full-time staff and part-time staff receive generous supplements when working these days.

Lunch Breaks / Coffee Breaks

All Lakeland shops have a fully fitted kitchen (complete with microwave) and the normal lunch break is half an hour. There are two 10 minute breaks during the day, depending on hours worked, and tea and coffee are provided free.

The above relates to ALL sales staff employed by Lakeland — below you will find further details which relate specifically to full-time or part-time staff.

Full-Time Staff



The opening hours of our shops depend upon the time of the year and the location. Normal hours of work are 9.30am–5.30pm during the week days and 9.00am–5.30pm on Saturdays. However, each shop is looked at individually and hours are arranged according to the trading pattern of the town.

Holidays with Pay

All full-time staff have 5 weeks, 3 days paid holiday, i.e. 28 days, during the first year, which increases to 6 weeks, 3 days after 6 years (this includes Bank Holidays).

Staff Dress

This consists of outfits chosen from our stock and a generous allowance is given each season.

Part-Time Staff



Part-time hours are planned around business needs, however we try to take into account personal circumstances.

On joining the company will be providing a comprehensive training programme and as a consequence your hours will need to temporarily increase.

There may be time when shops are short-staffed and managers would, therefore like to be able to call on part-timers to do extra hours, e.g. sale time, staff absences due to sickness, etc.

Holidays with Pay

All part-time staff have 5 weeks, 3 days paid holiday allowance, i.e. 28 days, during the first year, which increases to 6 weeks, 3 days after 6 years, pro-rate to hours worked (this includes Bank Holidays).

Staff Dress

This consists of outfits chosen from our stock and a generous allowance is given each season.

Lakeland Stores


Ambleside, 7 Market Cross, Cumbria LA22 9BT
015394 32364

Beverley, 43-44 Saturday Market, East Yorkshire HU17 8AA
01482 871550

Bowness, Lake Road, Cumbria LA23 3BT
015394 44466

Bridgend, 48 McArthur Glen Designer Outlet Wales, The Derwen CF32 9SU
01656 651372

Carlisle, 11 English Street, Cumbria CA3 8JW
01228 511719

Cheshire Oaks, 39 Cheshire Oaks Outlet Village, Kinsey Road, Ellesmere Port CH65 9JJ
0151 3569292

Chester, 31 Bridge Street Row, Cheshire CH1 1NW
01244 310411

Gretna Gateway, Unit 52, Gretna Gateway Outlet Village, Glasgow Road, Dumfries & Galloway DG16 5GG
01461 338875

Kendal, 24 Stricklandgate, Cumbria LA9 4ND
01539 720718

Keswick, Lake Road, Cumbria CA12 5BS
017687 72961

Northallerton, 182 High Street, North Yorkshire DL7 8JZ
01609 765000

Southport, 355-357 Lord Street, Merseyside PR8 1NH
01704 500060

Street, Unit 23a, Clarks Village, Somerset BA16 0BB
01458 448344

Swindon, 107, McArthur Glen Designer Outlet, Wiltshire SN2 2DY
01793 536172

York, 2 Stonegate, North Yorkshire YO1 8AS
01904 647731

Head Office, Rothay Road, Ambleside, Cumbria LA22 0HQ
015394 39000

Application Form

You can download our Application form here.