An exciting new opportunity has arisen for a full-time Kitchen Assistant to join our amazing charity!


About the Role

The Kitchen Assistant supports the efficient running of a busy kitchen providing three nutritious meals each day to a large residential accommodation for groups of up to 39 children and their accompanying adults. As an important part of the house team, the person in this role will work closely with the Kitchen Manager, Housekeeper and Office Manager to ensure the needs of resident groups are met and that the highest standards of nutrition, food quality, food hygiene and health and safety are maintained. We pride ourselves on being able to cater for a full range of dietary needs and cultural differences.

This role will have regular and direct contact with our visiting children and adults, welcoming them upon arrival, supporting their induction into the house and maintaining a warm and friendly relationship throughout their stay.

This position is a farm-based role which will require only very occasional travel within the Charity’s regions in order to attend training or meetings, normally at one of our farms in Devon or Pembrokeshire.

The successful candidate must have the ability to travel between all four remotely located sites, across Devon, Pembrokeshire and Gloucestershire, with expenses for travel reimbursed by the Charity. Travel to the farms is expected occasionally for face-to-face meetings, some of which may require overnight stays.

Appointments will not be confirmed until the Charity has received two satisfactory professional references, evidence of the existing proof of right to work in the UK, and a satisfactory DBS check. Referees will not be contacted without candidates’ prior consent.


What we Offer

In return you will receive a starting salary of between £19,000 – £20,000 and a range of benefits, which include:

  • 25 days holiday plus 8 statutory bank holidays
  • 6% employer contribution to NEST pension scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme


How to Apply

Deadline for applications is: 12pm on 6th February 2022

To apply please submit your CV and a supporting statement, outlining how you meet the person specification to