Thanks for your interest in joining the Forest of Marston Vale.

We're a charity whose mission is to plant trees and manage woodlands to make life better for people and wildlife in the Marston Vale, 61sq miles between Bedford and Milton Keynes. Since the early 1990’s, we’ve transformed the landscape and made the Marston Vale a thriving place to live, work and play. We’ve already planted around 2 million trees, increasing tree cover from 3% to 15% - with your help we want to plant 5 million more trees, and achieve tree cover of 30%. Find out more about who we are.

Would you like to join our team? Discover career opportunities at our Community Forest below:

Chef at the Forest Centre

We're looking for a passionate chef to join the team at the Forest Centre in Marston Moretaine. The Forest Centre is the hub of the charity and includes a public café, corporate events, private parties and weddings.
The role involves assisting the rest of the kitchen team to deliver an innovating, seasonal menu in the café bar and through our events whilst also maintaining the kitchen to the highest standards to keep inline with our 5 star hygiene rating. You will be responsible for supporting the kitchen team & General Manager, serving a consistent menu suitable for a diverse range of people, keeping up on orders and being knowledgeable around existing and any new food safety laws that come into place.
Shifts will be worked out on a weekly rota basis and can be offered on a part-time or full time basis. We pride ourselves on offering a real work life balance and so hours and shifts can be flexible each week. Although the role is predominantly between the hours of 8am and 4pm Monday to Sunday, there may be the odd evening shift required to cater for our conferences, events and weddings.

About Us:
We're planting trees and using woodlands to make life better for the people and wildlife of Marston Vale. Sitting at the heart of the Forest of Marston Vale, the Forest Centre is open all year-round and any money spent helps us plant more trees and look after our woodlands as we're a social enterprise!

About You:
Experience in a commercial kitchen is preferable but not essential as full training will be given. The ideal candidate will hold high standard within their work, be enthusiastic when exploring new ideas and be calm and confident under pressure. Strong communication and teamwork skills are a must.

Job Type: Permanent, Part-time, Full-time

Salary: £10.00-£13.00 per hour

•    Discounted or free food
•    On-site parking

•    8 hour shift
•    Monday to Friday
•    Weekend availability

Work Location: The Forest Centre, Marston Moretaine

Should you be interested in this role we would love to hear from you. Please email [email protected] with your CV and cover letter

A detailed job description and further information on our charity and mission is available upon request.

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