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Chef – part time (Weekends Only)

Chef – part time (Weekends Only)

  • Permanent, Part-time
  • Oxford

Helen & Douglas is a specialist children’s hospice in Oxford who are offering an amazing opportunity for a Chef looking to work weekends. You will work in the Catering team who provide service to patients and their families, including a scrumptious brunch and nutritious evening meals at weekends.

Part-time Chef
Job Type: Part-time
Hours: 18.75 hours per week (Friday to Sunday)
Salary: Band 2 (£17,460 – £18,702) pro rata per year depending on experience
Location: Oxford
View the full job description

To our patients and our families, the catering at Helen & Douglas House reminds them of home, a hearty dinner re-fuels and uplifts, even in the toughest of times. Our children love to bake biscuits and see the wonderfully decorated cake creations that our kitchen team concoct.

Joining the Helen & Douglas House catering team is not like any other kitchen job. It really is making a difference to the lives of terminally ill children and their families every day.

Who we are looking for:

  • Holding or willing to take Basic Food Hygiene Certificate Level 2.
  • Experience of working in a food service delivery environment.
  • Experience of interacting with a range of people and courteously managing their expectations.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of Health and Safety responsibilities.
  • Able to cope with periods of regular pressure (particularly in terms of time).
  • Able to work shifts and some weekends

The benefits:

• Attractive working environment
• 27 days holiday plus bank holidays (rising to 28 days after 3 years and 29 days after 5 years)
• Pension Scheme
• Eyecare voucher scheme
• Cycle scheme
• Occupational sick pay and maternity pay
• A flexible working environment
• Subsidised staff dining facilities
• Embedded staff support

What next: 

For further details please see the job description and if you have any questions please contact the People Resourcing team on 01865 794749 or

About Helen & Douglas House

Helen & Douglas House, based in Oxford, was set up in 1982 as the world’s first children’s hospice. We care for terminally ill babies, children, and their families at our hospice and at home. It is a special place that feels like home, where families can make the most of their time together and create happy memories during their children’s short lives. As a charity, we rely almost entirely on voluntary donations to support our work.