Chef / cook

Cook / chef

Cook / chef - full time / permanent

Contract: Permanent / full time / 40 hours a week. (And you'll only work your contracted 40 hours... not more as often happens in hospitality).
Salary: £24,336 - £25,417 (£11.70-£12.22 per hour) depending on experience.
Holidays: 32 days a year including public holidays (rising by a day a year to a maximum of 38 days).
Location: Outward Bound Ullswater or Howtown.

What you'll be doing...

Everyone is looking for cooks at the moment. Why should you consider a move to Outward Bound?

This is a tough industry. Join us and you’ll be part of a team that genuinely cares about you, with a great work/life balance. You'll work in a large, spacious kitchen, taking the lead on prepping and serving wholesome, home cooked meals to 130 young people on adventure at Outward Bound.

Outward Bound is a Real Living Wage employer

You will make a difference

This job is much more than just cooking. You’ll be part of something really worthwhile. Outward Bound is a charity. Thousands of young people come to our centres every year for a few days of outdoor learning and adventure. Most of them have never left the city they live in, never mind come to the Lake District and see hills and sheep!

Your food will give them the energy to get to the top of a mountain, row across the lake and climb up a waterfall. Without you, they simply won't have the physical energy to power through their week.

It's good working here...
  • No split shifts
  • 40 hours over five days
  • Most weekends off
  • Every Christmas and New Year off
  • Meals on duty
  • Flexible working options
  • Spacious, well equipped, open plan kitchens
  • Training, development and progression
  • Uniform provided
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Personal healthcare plan plus other benefits
Adventures on Ullswater
Apply now...

If you have any questions or are ready to apply, please send us an email with your up to date CV to Grahame:

We know that confidence can sometimes hold us back from applying for a job. But we’ll let you in on a secret: there’s no such thing as a ‘perfect candidate. So however you identify and whatever background you bring with you, please apply if this is a role that would make you excited to come into work every day.

Please note: Outward Bound Ullswater and Howtown are in beautiful, lake shore locations. But they're both out of town, so ideally you'll have your own transport (we have free parking places for you on site) or be able to access public transport. And if we offer you the job, you'll be asked to do a DBS check.

800x500 Eskdale dining room
400x250 trangier outside
400x500 sea and rocks
400x250 girl with stove
400x500 camp fire
800x500 group eating on top of hill
1600x800 Howtown view
Ullswater (not a bad view!)