Salary: Up to £22,582 (pro-rata) per annum plus benefits


Field Studies Council Rhyd-y-creuau, Betws-y-coed, Conwy

Up to £22,582 (pro-rata) per annum plus benefits

37.5 hours per week.

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

(Terms and Conditions apply)

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Field Studies Council, one of the UK’s leading providers of outdoor environmental education. Field Studies Council is a pioneering environmental education charity committed to enabling people discover, explore, understand, and be inspired by the world around us. Established in 1943, our network of Learning Locations provide day and residential courses for all ages, from young children to retired adults, from schools and communities throughout the UK, reaching many others through our publications and community-based programmes.

Our Chefs 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 100 visitors. You will also assist with the supervision of a small catering team.

We’re looking for someone with previous catering experience 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 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 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


Holidays – pro rata of 28 days, excluding bank holidays (increases with length of service – up to 2 extra days)


Sick Pay

24hr Counselling Helpline Service

Life Assurance

Health Cash Plan

Training & Development

Accommodation and food during working hours can be provided on a chargeable basis

Happy to talk flexible working!

If you have any queries regarding this vacancy, please contact .

We look forward to receiving your application in due course.

We reserve the right to close the vacancy if we’re in receipt of sufficient applications.

Please apply early to avoid disappointment.

Interviews will take place at Field Studies Council Rhyd-y-creuau at a date to be confirmed.

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


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