“We’re a community with families at its heart, where staff, and volunteers work together to make sure no family has to face the unimaginable alone."
Beck, Volunteer Co-ordinator

Head Chef

£25,809 pa

37.5 hours per week

About us:

At Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice we care for children and young adults with life-shortening and life-threatening conditions. We are currently supporting around 300 families both in our hospice and in family homes.

Our support services are wide ranging and bespoke to each family including end of life treatment and care, respite short breaks, counselling, sibling support groups, music therapy, home visits and much much more.  It costs more than £5m to keep our doors open for families across South Yorkshire and beyond. We receive around 15% of our funding from government sources.

The role:

Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice are looking for an enthusiastic individual, passionate about quality food, excellent customer service and with a genuine connection to the families we support. If you have previous catering and/or kitchen management experience with a relevant catering qualification (NHD, HCIMA) or equivalent and have the ability to provide strong leadership skills, we’d love to hear from you.

The requirements:

Required skills, experience and qualifications for this role:

  • Familiarity of catering for differing dietary needs, with a good knowledge of using seasonal food
  • Experience of front-line work with members of the public
  • Experience of catering for children and adults with restrictive diets
  • Experience of working with and supporting volunteers
  • Ability to take initiative to deal with day to day issues
  • Great interpersonal skills and a passion for hospitality

In return, we can offer you a fantastic working environment and the following benefits:

  • 33 days’ annual leave with the option to buy and sell
  • Sick pay
  • Health Care Cash Back Scheme
  • Free counselling sessions
  • Enhanced maternity pay
  • Enhanced paternity pay
  • Enhanced parental bereavement leave
  • Compassionate leave
  • Salary sacrifice scheme
  • Training & Development
  • Investment in your wellbeing
  • Volunteering & shadowing days
  • Free parking on main site
  • Free drinks and subsidised meals
  • Time off in lieu
  • Uniform

At Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice we value everyone who works with us, embrace individual differences and recognise that great things happen when we work together.

How to apply:

For informal enquiries please contact Jane Jeffery, our Head of Facilities, on 01909 517 360 or email [email protected]

Download the job description and person specification here

Download your application form here

Please download the job description and person specification for more information and if you think you have what we are looking for, download and complete the application form above and return it to [email protected]

Closing date:      Open Ended

Interviews:         TBC

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