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Job Vacancy: Chef

Updated: Sep 20

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 cooking experience and knowledge.

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

Main duties
  • Prepare and serve 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.

Hours: 32 hours, four 8 hour shifts per week.

Pay: £12 per hour

To apply: Email your CV and covering letter to

About us

Opened in 2016, Gosforth Civic Theatre (GCT) is an independent arts venue, café bar, events space and community hub three miles north of Newcastle upon Tyne city centre. GCT programmes high-quality theatre, memorable live music events and diverse performances.

It was founded by disability arts charity Liberdade community development trust (pronounced lib-er-dar-jie). Founded in 2003, Liberdade began as an apprenticeship scheme to support and enable a group of young people with learning disabilities to set up and run their own theatre company. In 2012 the company members wanted to open a theatre where everyone was welcome, they wanted to have jobs in their theatre and to provide the opportunities they’d had for other young people, so Gosforth Civic Theatre became a reality. Now, those company members play an essential role in its governance and future direction.

GCT is a unique social enterprise; income from ticket sales, space rental, donations and food and drink sales is used to provide opportunities for young people and people with learning disabilities to train, perform, and belong, ultimately creating the world they want to live in.

2022 at Gosforth Civic Theatre in numbers:

  • We engaged 135 young people and adults with learning disabilities attended programmes delivered at GCT, at outreach activities in SEND schools and colleges, and other outreach venues. 336 sessions for people with learning disabilities were held at GCT, which averaged around 8 per week. 8 schools have been involved, and 2 students have progressed from activities in schools to our in-house youth programme.

  • There were 10,500 visits to the café by local people and other visitors.

  • 6 weekly community activities took place, totalling 158 sessions attended by 320 individuals.

  • 11,593 people attended a total of 128 gigs, performances, and private and corporate events.

  • A total of 70 organisations and individuals used GCT for performances, private and corporate events, and community activities (47 organisations, 23 individuals).

  • In total, that’s 22,618 people visiting and working with GCT and 622 events and activities taking place at the venue or delivered by us at schools.

After a £2.4m refurbishment funded by Youth Investment Fund, The National Lottery Community Fund, Arts Council England, The Wolfson Foundation, The Clothworkers Foundation, and Foyle Foundation, GCT reopens on 25 August 2023.

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