Cook - Grantham, Lincolnshire

The National Trust
Grantham, Lincolnshire
£11.00 per hour
Closing date
29 Mar 2023

Job Details

Cook - Grantham, Lincolnshire

We're looking for two Cooks to join us at Belton House.

Benefits: we offer a range of benefits to help you look after the things that matter most to you - whether that's helping you to save for your future, getting discounts on your weekly shop, or supporting you to find a healthy work-life balance. Please read our Package, below, to see what we can offer you.

Hours: we have two positions available -

  • 15 hours per week, weekend working, 8am to 4pm
  • 21 hours per week, working 2 weekend days and 1 weekday on average, 8am to 4pm

From November to January you'll may be required to work 1 or 2 evening shifts per week for the Christmas Lights event.

Salary: £11.00 per hour

Duration: permanent contract

What it's like to work here

Reporting to the Head Chef, you'll be based at Belton House. This quintessential English country house is a busy and vibrant place to be, which welcomed 450,000 visitors through its doors last year and numbers are growing fast. If you are enthusiastic and committed to making this popular property the best it can be, the team would love to hear from you. 

Due to the location of Belton we would encourage you to consider how you would commute here before you apply.  

To find out more about what it’s like to work within “Food & Beverage” at the National Trust, click here to watch our video.

What you'll be doing

You’ll enjoy preparing food from scratch using fresh/seasonal ingredients and will be confident with creating bakes, making soups, stews, sausage rolls and preparing & presenting food to order served directly to the customers over busy lunchtime periods. 

You'll receive a bespoke induction, allergen/food safety training and the coaching required to fulfil in role. Further professional training & development opportunities are available  

Please also read the full role profile, attached to this advert. 

Who we're looking for

Experience is welcomed but key to this role you’ll need to be; 

  • Helpful and friendly with a positive attitude
  • Passionate about food
  • Aware of Health & Safety compliance
  • Great communication skills   

The package

The National Trust has the motto ‘For everyone, for ever’ at its heart. We’re working hard to create an inclusive culture, where everyone feels they belong. It’s important that our people reflect and represent the diversity of the communities and audiences we serve. We welcome and value difference, so when we say we’re for everyone, we want everyone to be welcome in our teams too.

  • Substantial pension scheme of up to 10% basic salary
  • Free entry to National Trust places for you, a guest and your children (under 18)
  • Tax free childcare scheme
  • Rental deposit loan scheme
  • Season ticket loan
  • Perks at work discounts i.e. gym memberships, shopping discount codes, cinema discounts
  • Holiday allowance up to 32 days relating to length of service, plus holiday purchase scheme, subject to meeting minimum criteria.
  • Flexible working whenever possible
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Free parking at most locations
  • Independent financial advice

Click here to find out more about the benefits we offer to support you.


The National Trust is committed to promoting and preserving those places of natural beauty and historic interest for which it has the privilege to be responsible for the benefit of the nation, for everyone for ever.

The Trust is proud of what has been achieved over the last 126 years and is determined to maintain those high standards of conservation, stewardship and curatorial care for which it has been recognised throughout the world.

Its achievements have enabled the general public and the Trust’s members and visitors to enjoy and appreciate the countryside, coastline, gardens, historic buildings and collections, all of which encapsulate so much of the history of England, Wales and Northern Ireland. There is a duty to tell that history in a complete, balanced and accurate way, and without judgement.

The National Trust continues as a guardian of the past, and for the future, to uphold its duty to maintain and enhance what has been entrusted to its care.

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