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Situation Vacant - Cook/Housekeeper

Posted By: Admin, 14th December
Situation Vacant - Cook/Housekeeper

The job:

We are now looking for a new full time staff member to join our hospitality team - 37.5 hours  / week.

In an average week the post-holder will work 3 days in the kitchen, and 2 days in Housekeeping, but one of the best things about Magdalen is the variety of our visitors and their needs, so the pattern of work will vary from week to week.

In the kitchen, you will be expected to work alongside our Head of Kitchen at times, but more often, work independently. When we are busy, we provide assistance in the kitchen with washing up, but otherwise the cook is expected to clean as well as cook. It is in the kitchen that you will need to be most self-reliant.

You will work a variety of shifts in the kitchen:

breakfast shift from 7.00am – 3.00pm,
daytime shift from 9.00am – 5.00pm,
evening shift from 12.00 noon – 8.00pm

In housekeeping, you will work alongside other members of the Hospitality Team on ‘change-over’ days – that is, cleaning up after one set of people and preparing the accommodation and facility for the next set.

The salary - £18,500 per year. This equates to £9.46 / hour

Holiday - 28 days per year, including bank holidays, and one extra day for every full year worked, up to a maximum of 5 extra days.  

Recruitment Timetable:

Please note these dates and keep them clear as relevant

  • Closing date for application forms:                        28th January
  • Applicants invited to interview:                              29th January
  • Interviews and practical assessment:                   5th February
  • Expected start date:                                              early-mid March

Please note the interview date and ensure you are available. The interview will include a discussion about your work and work history and a practical demonstration of your skills. In total it will last for no more than two hours.

Download the Information Pack and Application Form here.


If you have any questions, please write to us at kathy@magdalenfarm.org.uk, or if it’s too pressing for an Email, give us a call on 01460 30144.

Good luck – we look forward to hearing from you.


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