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.

We are recruiting a full-time Chef who will be an enthusiastic member of our team. We are looking for someone who is passionate about food and motivated to display their excellent culinary skills. We are looking for applicants who will 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 a full-time position working 37.5 hours per week, normal working hours of 7.5 hours per day will vary between our core working hours from 7 am to 4 pm including weekends and bank holidays. You will also be required to work some evening shifts when functions or dining experiences are scheduled. Flexibility is required to provide holiday cover.

About you:

  • Level 2 qualified chef/or a cook with proven experience
  • High standards of food hygiene and H&S
  • Passionate and knowledgeable about fresh, local and quality ingredients
  • Good team player

We will offer an hourly rate of pay between £11.79 – 12.43ph (depending on experience), continuous training, life assurance, staff discount, additional holiday with increased length of service and you will have your birthday off.

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

Closing Date: 14th April 2024. 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 underrepresented in the workforce.

Only candidates invited for an 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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