Salary:                  £22,000 – £25,000

Start:                    June 2022

Contract:             Full time; Permanent

About the Role

Passionate about nutrition, provenance and seasonal produce, this senior role is central to 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 Farm School Manager, Office Manager and Kitchen Assistants 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.

As a working farm, with an extensive field scale vegetable operation, the Kitchen Manager plays a critically important role in the wider management of the site, working very closely with the Farm Operations Team to ensure we make the most of opportunities to rear, grow and use our own produce, making the links between food and farming explicit to our visiting groups.

This role will have regular and direct contact with our visiting children and adults, including developing delivering cooking sessions for groups of children which inspire and engage, but also connect with their experience of working on the farm or in the garden. There is also a key role in welcoming them upon arrival, supporting their induction into the house and maintaining a warm and friendly relationship throughout their stay. We pride ourselves on being able to cater for a full range of dietary needs and cultural differences.

 

About you

You are passionate about cooking and nutrition and would relish the opportunity to provide a high quality, nutritionally balanced, varied and healthy menu for KS2/KS3 children. With a strong understanding of food standards requirements, you will be able to manage the work of the Kitchen Assistants to maintain our outstanding reputation and rating. This will include all record keeping, training for all staff involved in food preparation and liaising with environmental health. You will be self-driven and be able to take responsibility for all the ordering and purchasing of food as well as supporting the Office Manager in the administration of accounts and suppliers. You will be able to plan, prioritise, manage time effectively and work effectively as a team player that is willing to be flexible and support in all areas of the charity’s operations.

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How to Apply

To apply, please send your CV and Suitability Statement to recruitment@farmsforcitychildren.org  Your Suitability Statement (no more than two pages) should detail how you meet the criteria in the job description and person specification and explain why you want to work for the Charity in this particular role.

Interviews will be in-person interviews on-site at Lower Treginnis, St Davids, Pembrokeshire.

Successful candidates will be interviewed on a rolling basis until the appointment is made, so there is no official closing date for this role.