Salary: Up to £23,034 per annum plus benefits + Golden Hello Payment


FSC Blencathra, Nr Keswick, Cumbria

Up to £23,034 per annum plus benefits Golden Hello Payment

37.5 annualised hours per week.

Accommodation available.

£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 the dramatic setting on the slope of Blencathra.

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 to 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. Working with the Lead Cook, between you this will usually require covering breakfast and dinner service. On some days (particularly the Lead Cook’s days off) this will require working a split shift to cover both sittings.

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 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 using your own initiative both independently and as a competent, effective team member

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


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


Sick Pay

24hr Counselling Helpline Service

Life Assurance

Health Cash Plan

Friendly Team

Free parking

FSC Workwear

Training & Development

Happy to talk flexible working!

If you have any queries regarding this vacancy, please contact Lizzie Chaplin-Brice on 01768 779601

We reserve the right to close the vacancy if we are in receipt of sufficient applications. Please apply early to avoid disappointment.

Interviews will be held as appropriate.Shortlisted applicants will be contacted by email.


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