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NEW Job Vacancy: Cook

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 Liberdade 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 with an emphasis on 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: 24+
Pay: £10 per hour (negotiable depending on experience)

To apply: Email your CV and covering letter to

About us

Liberdade (Pronounced li-ber-dar-jie) began in 2003 as an apprenticeship scheme with the aim of enabling 8 people with learning disabilities to set up and run their own physical theatre company. We wanted to show how running an organisation could offer people with learning disabilities choice, and the opportunity to shape the world in which they live.

We are now a disability arts charity (No:1163955) with a strong track record of:

• Enabling people with learning disabilities to lead their own organisation

• Running Gosforth Civic Theatre, a 200 seat independent arts venue that brings people together

• Creating high quality physical theatre and film

• Delivering best practice arts, and health and wellbeing programmes for people with learning disabilities from across the North East

• Developing partnerships and participating in regional and national network organisations that further our work and enable us to share our practice.

Over the years we have refined how and why we work in the way we do, this has led to Liberdadeʼs overarching mission. Liberdade has a soul, it cares for people and pushes them to excel, it always goes above a beyond and doesnʼt know the meaning of can't. People with learning disabilities come to Liberdade to work, to train others, to expel old misconceptions but mostly to belong.

We work by using arts and social enterprise as a tool for change, both within our participants and society as a whole. We use the process of performing and being a member of a company as a mechanism for personal and social development.



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