Seasonal Cook

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Seasonal Cook/Chef – Hospitality & Catering

FSC Dale Fort, Nr Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire

Up to £21,197 per annum (pro-rata) plus benefits

Working pattern: 37.5 hours per week during the core season only (normally March to October) each year.

Accommodation Available.

Up to £2,400 pro rata Golden Hello Payment available

(Terms and Conditions apply)

We have a fantastic opportunity for a 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 on the Pembrokeshire coast. This post means working approximately 8 months of every year, usually between March to October.

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

Overall Job purpose:

Our Cooks are key to the centre’s hospitality and catering team, you will deputise for the lead cook and assist with the quality delivery of 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 150 visitors. You will also assist with the supervision of a small catering team.

We’re looking for someone with previous catering experience, a relevant catering qualification, a Level 2 Food Hygiene certificate and the ability to communicate effectively with co-workers, line managers and customers.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Cooking and delivering of breakfasts and evening meals:  set meal times with one or two sittings and two to three menu choices at each
  • Ensuring all meals are produced in line with health and hygiene regulations
  • Accurately completing all monitoring and recording paperwork i.e. HACCP
  • Assisting with the compilation of a varied range of menus
  • Assisting with the induction and in-house training of the catering team
  • Provision of light lunches or packed lunches for residential groups, as required
  • Preparation of home baked items for packed lunches, afternoon teas and supper
  • Assisting with sourcing suppliers, stock control, and placing orders
  • Receiving deliveries and ensuring they are checked, recorded and correctly stored on arrival
  • Ensuring that catering equipment is appropriately maintained

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 during the season on a chargeable basis

If you have any queries regarding this vacancy, please contact Tom Stamp on 01646 636205.

We look forward to receiving your application in due course.

The closing date for receipt of your completed application is 12 midnight on Monday 17 January 2022.

Interviews are scheduled to take place at FSC Dale Fort as appropriate.

Shortlisted applicants will be contacted by email.

  • Job Information 

  • Company: Field Studies Council
  • Vacancy: Seasonal Cook
  • Category: Chefs, Kitchen Staff
  • Salary: 13,440 - £14,267 per season plus benefits
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