We are seeking a qualified / part qualified Chef to join our small, friendly catering team to support lunch time food preparation and service for our students, staff and guests.

Moorlands College is a Higher Education residential campus providing three meals per day, for the majority of the year, plus serving additional guests and staff during lunch time.

This is a great role for anyone looking to build on their newly achieved catering qualifications or return to a career in the kitchen.

Successful applicants will have:

  • A good understanding of Food Hygiene and Health and Safety requirements.
  • A recognised catering qualification (NVQ Level 2). Recently qualified or final year College students will also be considered for this post.
  • Practical cookery skills and an experience of food preparation following a variety of agreed menus, including catering for special dietary needs, within an agreed budget.
  • Be able to work independently without direct support at times.
  • Self-motivated with a positive attitude and enthusiastic to try new things and learn new skills.
  • A good team player and willingness to work and support others in a close-knit team.
  • Good sense of humour.


Further details:

Location: Moorlands College, Christchurch Campus

Rate of pay: £11.70 per hour.

Benefits include:

  • Company Sick Pay
  • Additional Annual Leave (34 days including Public holidays) and Kitchen closure for one week at Christmas and one week at Easter
  • Free onsite Parking
  • Paid Lunch Break and Free Lunch
  • Pension with Generous Employer Contributions
  • Free Life Assurance




To apply, please send your CV and covering letter indicating what you would bring to the role and Moorlands College, to the HR Manager: sarah.isaac@moorlands.ac.uk.

If you have any questions or would like to have an informal discussion about the role, please contact Sarah.isaac@moorlands.ac.uk to arrange a call.