• Full Time
  • Permanent
  • Dorking RH5
  • 23,500 £ / Month

National Trust

Job details

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  • £23,500 a year

Job type

  • Permanent
  • Full-time

Shift and schedule

  • Weekend availability
  • Holidays


Dorking RH5


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  • Company pension
  • Employee discount
  • Financial planning services
  • Free parking
  • Gym membership
  • Season ticket loan

Full job description

Do you have a passion for food? The National Trust is renowned for its food and hospitality. We run 185 cafes all over England, Wales and Northern Ireland, and we’d love you to be a part of it.

We’re looking for a Cook to join us. Because we are in a rural area, please think about how you’d be able to get here for work, before applying for the job.

Benefits: We want to help you look after the things that matter to you, such as saving for your future, getting a discount on your weekly shop, or encouraging you to find a work-life balance. Please read our package, below, to see what benefits we offer you.

Hours: 37.5 hours per week, working 5 out of 7 days. Including weekends, bank holidays, and school holidays. No evenings or split shifts required.

Salary: £23,500.00 pa

This is our anticipated salary from 1st April but is subject to final confirmation following the Trust’s annual pay review process.

Duration: Permanent role

Interview date: 14th, 15th, 20th, or 22nd March 2024

Potential start date: March/April 24

What it’s like to work here:To find out more about what it’s like to work in a food and beverage team for the National Trust, click here to watch our video.

You will be based at Polesden Lacey, Great Bookham, Dorking, RH5 6BD

What you’ll be doing:As a Cook, your focus will be in the kitchen, helping to prepare and present delicious food from scratch using fresh, seasonal ingredients. Your food will be served directly to visitors.
Using the framework of our ‘National Trust Cookbook’, you’ll prepare, measure and mix ingredients. You’ll help with deliveries and with keeping the kitchen clean, to be compliant with health and safety legislation and to make sure that service runs smoothly.
We’ll give you an induction that fits the job, and training in allergens and food safety, plus any mentoring needed to help you in your role. You can sign up for further professional training and development if you wish.
Please also read the full role profile, attached to this advert.
Who we’re looking forWe’d love to hear from you if you’re:
  • Someone who loves good food and has a friendly and positive attitude.
  • Confident about following recipes and batch-cooking, and willing to learn.
  • Aware of health and safety compliance.

The packageThe 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 such as 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 Trust places
  • Independent financial advice


Requirements :Compliance.Eligibility to Work in the UK
Permanent f/t (37.5 hrs pw)

To apply for this job please visit careers.nationaltrust.org.uk.

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