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Chef / Chef De Partie

Job title

Chef / Chef De Partie


£9.35 per hour


Minimum 25 hours.  You will be employed on a flexible contract and will be expected to work additional hours.  These flexible hours will be agreed by your manager, with a minimum of 24 hours’ notice given prior to any additional hours being worked.  Flexible additional hours combined with your core hours will be no more than 37 hours in any one week.               

Reporting to

Head Chef  


Land of Oak and Iron Heritage Centre, Winlaton Mill, Gateshead


About us

Groundwork works across the UK helping communities find practical solutions to the challenges they face. We provide training and create jobs, reduce energy use and waste, re-connect people with nature and transform whole neighbourhoods. Step by step we’ll go on changing places and changing lives until everywhere is vibrant and green, every community is strong enough to shape its own destiny and everyone can reach their potential. 


About the role

We are now recruiting for an experienced Chef / Chef De Partie, to work in a growing café in the heart of Winlaton Mill. We pride ourselves in using local produce from around the area. 

Café Shrub is an enthusiastic, dynamic and friendly place to be.

You will be responsible to deliver freshly made to order meals during service for the café to a high standard. Also be able to undertake a varied list of food preparation, including baking for the kitchen on a daily basis and take full responsibility and accountability for your shift in the Head Chef’s absence. Additionally, ensuring that all policies and procedures are implemented.


About you

The ideal candidate must have experience of working in a cooking to order fresh food and baking skills. You’ll be passionate about the café culture and creating a great customer experience. Most importantly, you’ll be keen to get stuck in with a great team.  Having a good work ethic is essential.

This position could be suitable for, but not restricted to;

  • A café chef/cook looking for a new challenge in a busy but fun kitchen.
  • A restaurant chef/cook who wants to experience café culture with great hours.
  • Someone with an interest in vegan/vegetarian/gluten free menus (Ottolenghi-style food) and café culture.

In return we offer;

  • Working with a great team
  • Competitive hourly pay
  • Paid holiday and pension
  • Staff discounts after 3 months employment

For an informal discussion about this role please contact Hilary Woolard, Centre Manager on 01207 524800 


Want to apply?

Great.  All you need to do is forward your CV to the below address.


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All completed CV's should be emailed to or by post to Groundwork NE & Cumbria, Grosvenor House, 29 Market Place, Bishop Auckland, County Durham, DL14 7NP. 


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We want you to be yourself at Groundwork and we value everything that makes you unique. We recognise and celebrate your difference and together we make Groundwork a special and great place to work.

Groundwork NE & Cumbria is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.