Seasonal Cook/Chef

Field Studies Council

Seasonal Cook/Chef

Base – FSC Nettlecombe Court, Williton, Somerset
Up to £21,197 per annum (pro-rata)
24 hpw/Annualised, Permanent, Seasonal

£2,400 pro rata Golden Hello Payment available
(Terms and Conditions apply)

We have a fantastic opportunity for a part-time seasonal Cook to join our friendly team, working at a field centre catering for groups, resident and non-resident of all ages, based in a secluded valley at the Eastern edge of Exmoor National Park in Somerset.

This post means working approximately 8 months of every year, usually between March to October.

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 120 visitors. You will also assist with the supervision of a small catering team.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Cooking and delivering of breakfasts and evening meals: set meal times 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 days inc bank holidays (increases with length of service – up to 5 extra days)
  • Pension
  • Sick Pay
  • Employee Assistance programme
  • Life Assurance
  • Health Cash Plan
  • Friendly Team
  • Free parking
  • FSC Workwear
  • Training & Development
  • Happy to talk flexible working!
  • Food during working hours can be provided during the season on a chargeable basis

Interviews to be arranged online accordingly and will take place on a rolling basis so please apply early to avoid disappointment!

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    Chef / KitchenHospitality / Bar / Cafe
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