Lead Cook/Chef – Hospitality & Catering

Lead Cook/Chef – Hospitality & Catering

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Lead Cook/Chef – Hospitality & Catering

Base – FSC Orielton, Pembrokeshire

Up to £26,300 per annum (pro-rata)

37.5 hpw/Annualised, Fixed Term until October 2021

Accommodation available

We have a fantastic opportunity for a Lead Cook to join our small friendly team, working at a field centre catering for groups of all ages, resident and non resident, based in a stunning location in Pembrokeshire. This post is fixed term until October 2021

Work/Life balance - No late shifts. Finish time normally 8pm at the latest

Overall Job purpose:  The Lead Cook is key to the centre’s hospitality and catering team, you will manage the team to deliver a quality service to our incoming groups. Invariably we cater for a wide range of diets including vegan, gluten free, vegetarian, nut free etc so require an experienced person to devise and cook meals for up to 160 visitors.

You will have 3 years+ catering experience, to include some management experience, a relevant catering qualification, experience of monitoring and recording all catering functions in accordance with safe catering practices ensuring compliance at all times e.g. HACCP, Safer Food Better Business, a minimum of Level 3 Food Hygiene certificate and experience of supervising catering staff

Key Responsibilities:

  • Delivery of an efficient, hygienic and safe catering service that meets the demands of our customers
  • Ensuring compliance with health and hygiene regulations and other relevant legislation
  • Day to day line management of the catering team
  • Cooking and delivery of breakfast and evening meals:  set meal times with one or two sittings and two to three menu choices at each

We ask that you have –

  • A positive and passionate work attitude
  • A desire to show pride in all aspects of your work
  • A flexible approach with a willingness to adapt to changes
  • An ability to work under pressure and prioritise work to meet tight deadlines
  • Always treating others with courtesy, dignity and respect
  • A commitment and contribution to improving FSC’s environmental performance
  • A committed and proactive approach to personal development; motivated to learn new skills and overcome new challenges
  • An ability to work using your own initiative both independently and as a competent, effective team member




  • Holidays – pro-rata of 28 day inc bank holidays (increases with length of service - up to 5 extra days)
  • Pension
  • Sick Pay
  • Employee Assistance programme
  • Life Assurance
  • Health Cash Plan
  • Friendly Team
  • Free parking
  • FSC Workwear
  • Training & Development
  • Happy to talk flexible working!
  • Accommodation and food during working hours can be provided on a chargeable basis


Closing Date for Application – Sunday 13th June 2021

Interviews to be arranged online accordingly

Interviews will take place on a rolling basis so please apply early to avoid disappointment!



  • Job Information 

  • Company: Field Studies Council
  • Vacancy: Lead Cook/Chef – Hospitality & Catering
  • Category: Head chef, Chefs, Kitchen Manager
  • Dates: May until October 2021
  • Salary: Up to £26,300 per annum (pro-rata)
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