Do you want to be part of the team responsible for keeping one of the Southwest’s top tourist attractions running smoothly and efficiently?  The National Marine Aquarium in Plymouth is owned and run by the Ocean Conservation Trust (OCT), an organisation that focusses on habitat restoration and behaviour change.

We are recruiting a full time Chef to be an enthusiastic member of the team. To deliver a variety of high-quality light lunches and snacks as well as a range of evening dining experiences in relation to the seasonal nature of our business that is consistent with the National Marine Aquarium brand. 

This is an opportunity for someone who is passionate about food to display their excellent culinary skills whilst having a good work-life balance.

The shifts vary from a day shift starting at 7am until 3pm and ad hoc evening shifts when functions or dining experiences are scheduled. Flexibility is required to provide holiday cover.

About you:

  • Qualified chef with proven experience
  • Level 2 in professional cookery or equivalent
  • High standards of food hygiene and H&S
  • Passionate and knowledgeable about fresh, local and quality ingredients
  • Good team player

We offer a salary of £21,000, continuous training, company pension scheme, life assurance, staff discount and an excellent working environment. 

For an informal conversation about the role please call Head Chef, Lee Tossell on 01752 717049.

For more information on the role please visit our website

To apply: Please send your full CV with a covering letter setting out your experience and suitability for the role to: Victoria Spurdle: 

Closing Date:  31st October

In line with current legislation all applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK.  As part of the recruitment process you will be asked to provide documented evidence of eligibility.  The OCT operates an Equality and Diversity Policy and is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community – a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit.  All applications will be judged solely on merit; however, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently under represented in the workforce.

Only candidates invited for interview will be contacted

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The National Marine Aquarium (NMA) is the UK’s largest aquarium, located in Britain’s Ocean City, Plymouth. It is run by the Ocean Conservation Trust, a charity dedicated to connecting people with the Ocean.

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