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Job Vacancy: Chef

Updated: Jul 8

Come and join our growing team of hard working, enthusiastic and fun people to come and share your passion for food with us.

Working alongside our front-of-house team and work placement volunteers you will embrace diversity in our community and help us further on our journey to make Gosforth Civic Theatre a place for everyone.

With a focus on sourcing the best local ingredients and emphasising freshly prepared food this role is ideal for someone looking to further their kitchen experience and cooking knowledge. You will be involved in food preparation for the café and events hospitality.

You will report to our General Manager and work alongside our Kitchen and Front of House team.

The Role

Gosforth Civic Theatre is growing and is now in need of another Chef to work alongside the current Chef and Front of House team, ensuring that the environment is kept clean, safe and organised. Ensuring the same produce is prepared to the agreed standard, cleaning your section down daily.

Main duties

  • Prepare and serve café menu items and event catering to order in a timely manner adhering to recipes and quality standards.

  • Be responsible for the safe and efficient running of the kitchen during shift.

  • Completing all necessary paperwork throughout your shift to make sure that we always operate with best practice and line with Food Standards Agency guidelines.

  • Manage stock and complete daily orders.

  • Communicate clearly and effectively

  • Positive attitude and approach to work

  • Flexibility to assist in other kitchen areas as required

  • Ensure all equipment used is used in-line with training

  • Pride in maintaining standards

  • Ability to work in a team and take instruction.

  • Working collaboratively with people with learning disabilities

  • Work alongside Liberdade volunteers and people on work placements who may have learning disabilities

  • You must provide when asked the relevant information to assist us to obtain a DBS check for you.



  • Immaculate personal presentation.

  • High levels of personal hygiene.

  • Maintain a clean, comfortable and well-stocked treatment area.

  • Maintain equipment and products.

  • Ensure daily task sheets are completed to the required standards.


The ideal candidate will have 1-2 years industry experience


Hours: 32 hours per week (Weekends and 2 week days to be agreed)

Holiday entitlement: 30 days per year plus bank holidays (calculated on a pro-rata basis).

Salary: £12.50 per hour

Starting: Immediately

Reports to: General Manager

Place of Work: Gosforth Civic Theatre, NE3 3HD

Job title: Chef

To apply: Email your CV and covering letter to We will process applications as we received them. The process will include a CV sift, telephone interview, followed by a trial.


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