Salary starts from £22,000 per annum (negotiable and depending on experience)

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 Ocean Conservation Trust is a charity focussed on habitat restoration and behaviour change, that owns and runs the National Marine Aquarium, one of Plymouth’s top tourist attractions.

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 Ocean Conservation Trust.

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 or newly qualified with passion
  • 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 will offer a salary starting at £22,000 (negotiable depending on experience), continuous training, company pension scheme, life assurance, staff discount, additional holiday with increased length of service and you will have your birthday off.

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 link

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: 27th May 2022 although we reserve the right to close this vacancy early if suitable applications are received.

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 in the form of a passport or birth certificate.

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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