Working in the visitor economy

A wide range of interesting and exciting roles make up the Lancashire visitor economy.   Lancashire welcomes 64.8 million visitors per year* to our renowned range of attractions from majestic castles; world famous theme park; fascinating museums and galleries, keeping our rich history alive; award winning zoo and animal attractions, stately homes and gardens.  The miles of coast and stunning scenery attract wildlife watchers, walkers, cyclists and adrenaline sport enthusiasts from far and wide.  Throughout the year guests are treated to an eclectic calendar of events, from Blackpool Illuminations, the greatest free light show on earth to the summer music festival by the sea, Lytham Proms.

Lancashire is blessed with art deco hotels; self-catering sites for all the family; boutique B&Bs and Instagram worthy glamping experiences in shepherd huts and converted helicopters.  The local produce in Lancashire is of renowned quality with Goosnargh Chicken and Morecambe Bay Shrimps and Blacksticks Blue Cheese.  The fast-expanding distillery market in Lancashire is developing as a response to the huge demand in artisan products.  Lancashire is blessed with three Michelin starred restaurants and hugely talented and high-profile chefs such as Lisa Goodwin-Allen.

With such a thriving industry it’s no surprise that the visitor economy contributes £4.8bn to the overall economy* and supports over 48 thousand jobs*.  Lancashire has an enviable reputation for a warm friendly welcome and memorable experiences which are made possible by the hard work, creativity, passion and dedication of the talented workforce.

*Lancashire STEAM Tourism Economic Impacts research 2022


Do you want to be part of a passionate team, looking to create something special?  Are you enthusiastic about great food and do you like creating memories for people?

Roles available include:

Front of house

Samlesbury Hall

Would you like the opportunity to work in an amazing Grade I listed building with a very friendly, hardworking team?

Roles available include:

Bar staff

Moor Hall Restaurant with Rooms

Moor Hall is an award-winning, two Michelin star restaurant, seven sumptuous guest bedrooms and The Barn at Moor Hall, awarded 3 AA Rosettes.

Currently looking to recruit passionate people to join the team.

Roles available include:

Breakfast waiter.
Chef de Partie.

Crow Wood Health, Leisure & Fitness Resort

Crow Wood is looking for candidates who demonstrate a high level of professionalism and who have a natural passion for the industry, strong customer focused skills and who thrive working within a busy environment.

Various roles are available including:

Kitchen Porter.
Hotel Duty Manager.
Cocktail Bartender.


A team dedicated to the vision of ensuring the perfect experience.  A renowned small luxury hotel with a Michelin star restaurant situated on the edge of the Ribble Valley, in the heart of Lancashire.

Current opportunities include:

Chef Apprenticeships
Breakfast Manager


Blackpool Transport

At Blackpool Transport, there are some exciting opportunities to join the family.  If you’re keen and people focused then part time seasonal tram conducting may be for you.  There are also vacancies for both PCV drivers and trainee PCV drivers, if the idea of operating a £250,000 state of the art vehicle appeals to you.

Current vacancies:

PCV Bus Driver.
Trainee PCV Bus Driver.
Tram Driver – Conductor.

Affinity Outlet Lancashire

Affinity Lancashire is an outlet shopping centre, set against a picturesque harbour with stunning views over Morecambe Bay.  With over 45 famous name retailers offering discounts of up to 60% and a nautical-themed indoor and outdoor play area.

Vacancies include:

Security Officer (Aston Services Group).
Site Cleaner (Aston Services Group).
Part Time Barista (Poppies Tearoom).
Part Time Sales Assistant (Hallmark).
Sales Assistant (Gift Company).

Pleasure Beach Blackpool

Blackpool Pleasure Beach really is the world’s most ride intensive amusement park.  With so much to offer there’s something for everyone, with amazing shows, events, restaurants, bars and cafes and unique attractions plus two luxury hotels the Boulevard and the Big Blue.

Current opportunities in areas such as:

Guest services
Park services
On park entertainment

The Lowther Pavilion

Lowther Pavilion Theatre has a proud history of serving as a cultural hub of community entertainment. The venue provides a wide and diverse range of events from tea dances to international live music, drama to headline comedy and children’s shows to world class dance, ballet and musical theatre.

Current vacancies include:

Casual Bar Staff

The Villa

Set in the wonderful surroundings of the Lancashire countryside.  An historic and picturesque country house hotel that boasts 31 bedrooms.

Current vacancies include:

Morning Housekeeper
Junior Sous Chef

Fence Gate

Nestled at the foot of Pendle Hill, in the beautiful Lancashire countryside, bordering the Ribble Valley. Fence Gate is an ideal UK get away.

Vacancies include:

Bar team roles
Duty Manager
Waiting on roles
Brasserie/Restaurant Supervisor

La Locanda

A multi-award-winning, traditional Italian restaurant nestled in Lancashire’s wonderful Ribble Valley.  Full of original, rustic charm, La Locanda’s owners Maurizio and Cinzia Bocchi take guests to the heart of Italian cuisine, serving you authentic, seasonal recipes that go back generations.

Current vacancies include:

Front of house roles
Commis Chef
Kitchen Porter

Partington's Holiday Parks

Partington’s Holiday Parks is a family-owned company based in Blackpool, in the north-west of England.  Established 78 years ago, specialising in holiday home ownership, short breaks an extensive range of accommodation and caravan touring holidays.

A variety of permanent and seasonal positions include:

Children’s entertainers
Bar roles
Building and maintenance
Sales and administration

Ribby Hall Village

Ribby Hall Village have over 25 years’ experience delivering unforgettable family holidays.  With a mix of spacious accommodation, fun-fuelled family activities, epic entertainment and delicious dining, the goal is to create moments that will last a lifetime.

Current career opportunities include:

HR Coordinator.
Security Officer.
Ledger Clerk and Cashier.


A hidden delight set in acres of green space, overlooking the Thursden Valley in Burnley.  Primarily the home of HAPPA (Horses and Ponies Protection Association), the site provides everything that you would expect from a first-class award-winning tourist attraction destination.

Opportunities include:

Head Chef.
Retail Assistant.

The Dukes

Dedicated to a diverse and high quality programme, telling stories that are relevant, fun, heart warming and electrifying.   The Dukes creates a sense of place that challenges, enthrals and excites our audiences, though live performance and great cinema in the heart of Lancaster.

Current vacancies include:

Temporary Finance Assistant.

Gibbon Bridge Hotel & Restaurant

Gibbon Bridge is a four-star, privately owned hotel and restaurant, nestling in 23 acres of beautiful gardens, surrounded by the Forest of Bowland.

A unique place to visit with thirty elegant rooms and beautiful gardens.  Incorporating a superb restaurant with magnificent views and a reputation for delicious food.

Current vacancies include:

Housekeeping team roles
Part-time waiting on team roles
Part time Chef De Partie

James' Places

An eclectic group of businesses in the Ribble Valley and Lune Valley.  Although no two are alike, what links them together is a passion for fabulous food, great service and a warm, friendly ambience that’s apparent as soon as you walk through the door.

Current opportunities include:

Kitchen Porter.
Housekeeping Manager.
Wedding and Events Co-ordinator.

The Muni Theatre

The Muni is an Edwardian theatre situated in the heart of Colne town centre, providing year-round entertainment for all the family, from live music, big name comedians, children’s shows and dance nights, to local and national theatre.

The Muni is currently closed for £1.6m renovations,  reopening in summer 2024.

Current vacancies include:

Assistant Theatre Manager.
Technical Manager.
Casual technicians.

The Grand Theatre Blackpool

Blackpool Grand Theatre, built-in 1894, strives to offer residents and visitors to Blackpool the very best touring theatre.

Current opportunities:

Box Office Sales Officer
Volunteering opportunities.

Forest of Bowland National Landscape

The Forest of Bowland National Landscape benefits from dedicated staff, who are responsible for coordinating and delivering projects and activities which make a significant contribution to the delivery of the National Landscape Management Plan.

Current vacancies:

National Landscape Manager.

WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre

WWT Martin Mere offers visitors wide-open spaces and wetlands full of the sights and sounds of nature, there’s plenty to see and do.

Current vacancies:

Facilities Assistant Manager.
Catering assistants.


Queen Street Mill (Lancashire Museums Service)

Lancashire County Council museums service are passionate about bringing Lancashire’s heritage to life, inspiring the public and delivering great visitor experiences.

Current opportunities:

Boiler technician.