Cook

Recruiter
The National Trust
Location
Dorset
Salary
Competitive
Posted
01 Dec 2016
Closes
29 Dec 2016
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Are you always looking to exceed your customer's expectations with your culinary delights? Are you looking for working hours that don't include late evenings and Christmas Day? Do you want to work in an amazing location? If so this role could be for you.

What it's like to work here

A glorious slice of natural coastline in Purbeck, Studland beach features a four-mile stretch of golden, sandy beach, with gently shelving bathing waters and views of Old Harry Rocks and the Isle of Wight. It is Ideal for water sports and includes the most popular naturist beach in Britain. The heathland behind the beach is a haven for native wildlife and features all six British reptiles.

This part time role will be working 35 hours across 5 days per week, working 9am until 5pm with no split shifts.

What you'll be doing

With your passion for food and your appetite to provide an exceptional service to your customers, you'll work with the National Trust Cookbook framework to prepare delicious food. You'll always be looking to maximise income opportunities by minimising waste and controlling costs and resources. With your attention to detail you'll ensure each dish is fresh, tasty and beautifully presented every time.

As a key member of our busy catering team you'll make sure the team is working effectively to deliver great results. You may also be required, on occasions to supervise volunteers.

You'll help the catering team ensure our kitchens are presented to the highest standard and are compliant with all relevant legislation around food hygiene and COSHH.

The National Trust ethos will always be at the forefront of your mind, and you will be proud to share our good work with our customers, you'll look to maximise sales with new ideas so that the profit can be reinvested back into our conservation work.

You'll also be involved with managing yearly events and functions and working on the beach as required.

Who we're looking for

We are looking for someone to join our dedicated team to exceed our customer's expectations with the delicious food we prepare and serve.

You need to be;


Passionate about food



Customer focussed with great communication skills



A good team player



Creative and proactive



IT literate


And it will be helpful if you can demonstrate the following experience on your CV/application;


Experience of working in a fast paced, hospitality environment



A track record of delivering exceptional customer service



Practical experience of delivering catering best practice



A good working knowledge of Health & Safety compliance requirements including any qualifications


The package

Looking after you


Health cash plan - from as little as GBP2.81 per month for you and your dependents



Pension contribution match up to 10%



EAP and proactive Health and Wellbeing



Discounted gym membership


Looking after your career


Grow your career through professional training courses across the Trust



Develop your skills with an internal secondment



Pay review linked to values and behaviours, commitment to progression



Income protection due to illness


Unique to Us


Work in some of the most beautiful, iconic and unique locations in the UK



Free entry to NT properties for you, a guest and your children (under 18)



20% off in our retail and catering outlets



Discount up to 35% off a National Trust holiday cottage booking