Seasonal Cook - Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria

Job Details

We have a fantastic opportunity for a Seasonal Cook to join our small friendly team, working at a field centre catering for groups of all ages, resident, and non-resident. 

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

Typically, our core season runs from March until October every year. Seasonal roles allow you to experience working life in our outstanding education centres throughout the core working season allowing you to follow other interests and pursuits over the winter months secure in the knowledge that you have a job to come back to.

Overall Job purpose: 

Our Cooks are key to the centre’s hospitality and catering team, assisting 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 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 mealtimes 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 packed lunches for residential groups, as required
  • Preparation of home baked items for packed lunches, afternoon teas and supper
  • Assisting with 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 great work ethic where aptitude and attitude are key
  • A natural pride in the work you produce
  • A flexible and adaptive approach able to perform using your own initiative both independently and as a team player
  • A professional manner in all that you do
  • An empathy with the aims and objectives of Field Studies Council
  • A committed and proactive approach to personal development; motivated to learn new skills and overcome new challenges

Benefits

  • Holidays – pro rata of 28 days, excluding bank holidays (increases with length of service - up to 2 extra days)
  • Pension
  • Sick Pay
  • 24hr Counselling Helpline Service
  • Life Assurance
  • Health Cash Plan
  • Training & Development
  • Happy to talk flexible working! 

If you have any queries regarding this vacancy, please call Wendy Foster on 07921 330536. 

We look forward to receiving your application in due course. 

Applications will be considered on arrival.

Please apply early to avoid disappointment.

Interviews will take place at FSC Castle Head at a date to be confirmed.

Shortlisted applicants will be contacted by telephone and/or email.

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