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Lancashire County Council
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£20,812 - £21,189 a year - Part-time



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  • Canteen
  • Company pension
  • Employee discount
  • Gym membership

| Salary £20,812 - £21,189 Per annum | Part time | Permanent | 30 hours per week | Hothersall Lodge | Longridge

Outdoor Education Centre Cook

Lancashire Outdoor Education Service L ocation: Hothersall Lodge

We are currently recruiting

A Cook to work within our Outdoor Education Services at Lancashire County Council.

Do you love to cook tasty and nutritious food, at home or for a living, with aspirations to work within a beautiful, picturesque rural setting… then come and join us at one of Lancashire's most popular residential centres.

Lancashire Outdoor Education Service are proud to be the major provider of outdoor adventure activities and residential facilities to an array of visitors such as schools, businesses and more. We run 3 centres located in both the Cumbrian and Lancashire countryside, Tower Wood, Borwick Hall, and Hothersall lodge - these fantastic sites provide a welcoming space for all to have fun, challenge themselves and learn new skills, all located at a stunning outdoor setting. We'd love to add 3 cooks to our fantastic team to provide that home cooked, wholesome food that everybody loves… so here's a sneaky peek at where you could be working in 2023

Where you could be cooking…

Hothersall Lodge – This fantastic centre is located in the heart of the picturesque Ribble Valley surrounded by amazing woodland, water, fields, and a canoe lake in seven-acre grounds - we also cater for up to 86 people with the centre being accessible from Ribchester and Longridge

What we'd love you to bring…

Passion for cooking – Ideally, you'll be an experienced cook and have a passion for all things culinary - as you'll be preparing and cooking nutritious food for our residents who will be ready for a day of fun filled activities – you'll get a fantastic opportunity to provide cooked and continental breakfasts, packed lunches and even a two course evening meal, so each day will be a brand new challenge – your creative flair will contribute recipe ideas to the team, whilst understanding that we need to provide food that suits the tastes of our residents - finally be rest assured you'll get to work with local, fresh, quality ingredients so you can help provide the best meals from scratch

Customer focused - The pride you'll have in your cooking will showcase to our customers that you love what you do – so the taste, presentation and high standards of hygiene will all make a difference to our residents experience and the feedback we receive – your knowledge and experience will ensure you understand the importance of individual dietary requirements including allergens, gluten free, nut allergy's & dairy intolerances as it's key to keeping our customers safe and happy, so a real focus on customer service is essential - in addition you'll work with a supportive team in a canteen style kitchen and have access to all the equipment, training and support you'll need to complete your role effectively

Lots of reasons to join us…

Benefits : You'll get to work in some of the most beautiful, calm and scenic locations in Lancashire… with the option to get away from the hustle and bustle and take in wonderful views on your breaks… who can say that when they go to work – you'll receive your rota 6 weeks in advance so you can plan your life working 5 or 4 days out of 7, other benefits include a generous government pension, up to 32 days annual leave with additional 10 bank holidays with the option to purchase 20 more, a credit union, professional development, counselling services, extra payments for working weekend and evening hours , discounts on phone contracts, gym and lots more!

Development: We really support our teams and encourage them to develop their skills in a supportive and inclusive environment – so there'll be options for additional training, qualifications and even opportunities to progress if you wish – you'll feel valued at work and be part of a team of like-minded people and managers who can provide advice and guidance whilst sharing their experiences and helping you build your own

Inclusivity: We are committed to creating and sustaining a diverse and inclusive workforce. Our aim is to ensure that everyone is equally valued and respected, and where individual differences are celebrated. To support this, we would especially welcome applications from those from a diverse background who would enhance our service by joining us and we have some great support groups and forums available that are open to everyone.

How to apply…

Please feel free to contact us for an initial informal and confidential chat:

Contact: Becki Saint – Tel: 01772 531803

Closing Date: 27 th February 2023 Interviews: W/C 6 th March 2023

This position is part time, please note the salary quoted is full time equivalent, the salary received will be paid on a pro–rata basis.

In return Lancashire County Council offers a range of benefits, which can be found on LCC Vacancies website.

We reserve the right to close down a vacancy early, before the closing date, if we receive sufficient applications.

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