Casual Chef

York | Other


Emergency Planning College (EPC)

Easingwold, YO61 3EG 

Casual Hours

£15.57 per hour 


Here at Serco, we are looking for a Chef to join our team at the Emergency Planning College. The EPC, also known as The Hawkhills Training, Conference and Events centre, is based in Easingwold across 280 beautiful acres of grounds and is the national centre for UK Resilience learning and development. This role will assist in the effective operation of the kitchens and departmental functions through the provision of team management and service delivery and to assist in the effective management of the Hospitality and Catering provision within the EPC. 

The ideal candidate will undertake various duties in the kitchen such as food preparation and cooking from fresh, adhering to health and hygiene regulations, stock management and assisting senior members in all aspects of running a kitchen, all ultimately leading to consistently great quality meals being served to our growing customer base.


Main responsibilities of the role include:

  • Assist in the management of food standards and quality across all areas during all stages of food preparation and production.
  • Assist with the ordering and food provision for the services provided on site and off site.
  • Work with the kitchen team in creating and developing new menus.
  • Ensure that all dishes are prepared, cooked, and always served to the highest standard in line with menu specifications. 
  • Ensure a high standard of kitchen cleanliness is always maintained. 
  • Comply with all company policies, procedures, and statutory requirements, including human resources, health and safety, safe working practices, hygiene, cleanliness, fire, and COSHH. 


What you'll need to do the role

  • Excellent culinary skills are essential for this role.
  • Problem solving and organisational skills. 
  • Effective communication skills.
  • Basic IT skills with knowledge of Microsoft Office.
  • Availability to work some weekends, and bank holidays. 


What we offer

  • Flexible hours 
  • Free onsite parking.
  • Free access to our onsite Gym.
  • Free meals on duty. 
  • Up to 6% contributory pension scheme.
  • Serco discounts which include cinema, merlin entertainment and online shopping discounts, cycle to work scheme and discounts on mobile phone plans and leisure centre memberships.
  • The chance to make a positive difference to the wider public.
  • Interesting, varied, and enjoyable work.
  • A company that recognises your contribution.


To discover more about our careers in Defence, meet our team, and to find out more about what we offer, please follow this Link. We're also a signatory of the UK Governments Women in Defence Charter, to find out more please click here.


Please click on the apply button to complete your application. Occasionally we receive a large volume of applications for our roles and when that happens, we sometimes bring the closing date forward, so please apply promptly to avoid disappointment. 


At Serco, we see people first and foremost for their performance and potential. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive organisation that supports the needs of all. As such we will make reasonable adjustments at interview through to employment for our candidates and strongly encourage applications from a diverse candidate pool. We are open to discussions around flexibility and flexible working. As a proud Disability Confident Leader and holder of the Silver Inclusive Employer Standard, disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the job will be given the opportunity to demonstrate their abilities at an interview. 


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29/03/2023 02:52:00
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