Cook - Yelverton
- The National Trust
- Yelverton, Devon
- 11.00 per hour
- Closing date
- 29 Mar 2023
We're looking for a Cook to join our team at Buckland Abbey.
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: 1352 hours per year, on average 30 hours/4 days per week, 8am - 3pm. This role is based on annualised hours, where the amount of hours you work each month may vary, however your salary will be paid in equal instalments over the year. Less hours will be worked during the months of November and January because Buckland Abbey is only open on weekends.
Weekend, weekday and holiday working will be required.
Salary: £11.00 per hour
Duration: fixed-term contract for 12 months
Interview dates: 5th & 11th April 2023
What it's like to work here
Reporting to the Food & Beverage Manager, you'll be based at Buckland Abbey. When you visit Buckland, you follow over 700 years of footsteps; from the Cistercians who built the Abbey and farmed the estate, to seafarers Grenville and Drake who changed the shape of the house and the fate of the country. The Abbey is part museum, part house, and filled with treasures. There’s no mistaking the magnificence of the Great Barn, which has remained virtually unchanged since it was built all those centuries ago.
Due to the location of Buckland and lack of public transport, 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 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 properties 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.
- The National Trust
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