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Job Opportunity: Cook/Chef at the Wild Goose

“The Wild Goose saved my life by feeding me when I had nothing.”
– Former homeless person and recovered alcoholic.

Are you looking for a unique environment in which to develop your large-scale catering skills and experience? Are you keen to gain increasing responsibility for running an efficient kitchen?

Our Wild Goose drop-in prepares and serves breakfast, lunch and a main evening meal to Bristol’s homeless community and those in temporary/supported accommodation. We serve 300 to 400 meals each day.

We have an immediate need for a Cook/Chef to join our staff team on a permanent basis.

Your passion will be to serve people’s basic needs by providing them with good quality food. You will be engaged in daytime food preparation and service, along with the tasks necessary to run a busy and safe kitchen. You will work with, and supervise, volunteers who bring their varying skills.

Alongside the provision of food we have an Engagement team who work with our service users and support them out of homelessness.

You will report to the Wild Goose Deputy Manager for Provision (who is an experienced chef).

  • Salary: Ministry Support scale, from £10 per hour.
  • Work pattern – fixed:
    • Part-time over 5 days; 30 hours per week.
    • Monday, Wednesday through Friday: 8am until 3pm (30 min break).
    • Tuesday: 8am until 12 noon.
  • Work pattern – flexible:
    • Sunday: 4 hours – worked twice every 4 weeks – paid in addition to the above hours.

Crisis Centre Ministries is a Christian charity that has been working in Bristol for over 30 years. We are dedicated to helping those with life disrupting problems, such as food poverty, homelessness and addiction, to establish healthy and independent lives.

There is an Occupational Requirement for this role to be filled by a Christian. Our Statement of Faith, and our Vision and Values, are available upon request.

The job description and online application form are available on our Documents page, or can be requested by contacting

Applications, via an application form, must be sent to: CVs may be submitted but only in support of the application form.

Please note: practical assessments and interviews will be held as suitable applications are received. The advert will close once we make an appointment.

Contact from recruitment agencies or online platforms in relation to promoting this vacancy will not be responded to.

Posted: 11:01 on 24-05-19