Cook Eskdale


Cook - full time / permanent

Contract: Permanent / full time / 40 hours a week.
Salary: £24,960 - £26,618.
Holidays: 24 days a year, (rising by a day a year to a maximum of 30 days) plus public holidays.
Location: Outward Bound Eskdale.
Apply by
: 09:00,Monday, 15 April 2024.
Interview date: Flexible.

What you'll be doing...

Fancy contributing to the adventurous experience of a young person attending an Outward Bound course? Your ability to make great food is a vital part of our mission.

Our Eskdale Centre is a one hundred bedded outdoor education centre, consisting of a variety of buildings from a Grade Listed II main house to more modern accommodation areas all set in amazing grounds. We work with young people aged 16-25 who are in the early stages of their careers.

Our hospitality team play a very important role in the experience that course participants and guests have whilst at the centre.

A critical part of an Outward Bound residential is eating food that fuels big adventures and tastes amazing. If you join us, you'll be working in a friendly and professional team, in a large spacious kitchen prepping and serving wholesome, home cooked meals, freshly made every day, for young people.

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 (finish at 8pm Monday – Thursday, and by mid-day on Friday)
  • 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 in Eskdale

Apply now...

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

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: if we offer you the job, you'll be asked to do a DBS check, which Outward Bound pay for.

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