Salary:                £22,000 – £25,000

Start:                   ASAP

Contract:            Full time; Permanent

About the Role

A fantastic opportunity with no weekend or evening work involved. Passionate about fresh 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. An integral part of the house team, the successful candidate 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.

Lower Treginnis grows seasonal food on its allotment and in polytunnels and our Head Cook will work closely with the Gardener and Livestock Manager to ensure we make the most of opportunities to rear, grow and use our own produce, in order to teach visiting groups the relationship between food and farming. This is a unique working environment and full support will be given to the right candidate as they adapt to this creative way of working.

This role will have direct contact with our visiting children and adults and will include delivering fun and informative cooking sessions for groups of children. 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 be keen to provide a high quality, nutritionally balanced, varied and healthy menu for children, visitors and volunteer groups.  You will be able to oversee the work of the Kitchen Assistants to maintain our food hygiene standards and will be responsible for record keeping, training for all staff involved in food preparation, liaising with environmental health and ordering/purchasing food, with the support of our Office Manager. You will be self-driven, patient and adaptable, able to plan, prioritise and manage time effectively whilst being a team player who will cultivate a warm and friendly relationship with the staff and children throughout their stay.

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How to Apply

To apply, please send your CV and covering letter to recruitment@farmsforcitychildren.org  explaining why you want to work for the Charity and what knowledge and experience you can bring to this 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.