Location: Lydney, Gloucestershire

Salary: Good rate of pay dependant on experience

Application Deadline: 20/11/2019

About the role 

We are looking for an enthusiastic cook to join our busy, mixed ability cafe team in Lydney.

Hours negotiable. Operating hours are 8 am-3.30 pm, Mon-Sun. Good rate of pay depending on experience.

You will need to be able to produce creative and innovative food in a fast-paced environment, the candidate will need an outgoing and enthusiastic manner with the ability to liaise and interact with customers and work with a mixed ability team.

About us 

Camphill Village Trust is an award-winning national charity supporting people with learning and other disabilities.

Camphill Village Trust provides a home within a supportive community environment for people of all abilities. Whether in a household with others or more independently we accept and appreciate each other for who we are and encourage each other to give our best. We support people to be safe, healthy, happy and to be active citizens living a life of opportunity.

Taurus Crafts is a vibrant visitor centre where you can find a wide range of arts and crafts. As well as being the home to a fantastic range of independent businesses, we also run three of the shops with mixed ability teams.

We are open daily providing opportunities for work placements & supported employment for people with mental health and learning disabilities as well as selling a range of unique goods selected for their ethics and products made in our communities.

Camphill Village Trust provides a generous benefits package which includes;

  • 6.6 weeks annual leave (includes bank holidays), with additional 2 days upon completion of two years service
  • The opportunity to “cash in” one week of annual leave to supplement Januarys pay.
  • Company sick pay after 1 month’s service
  • An enhanced pension scheme where employees can increase their contribution to 10% and receive a 6% contribution by the charity
  • Employee Assistance Programme with a 24/7 helpline for advice and support, including face-to-face counselling
  • Online discounts
  • Flexible working policies
  • Refer a friend scheme – up to £150
  • Life insurance “death in service” benefit of twice-annual salary
    (Terms & Condition apply)

What we need from you

It is important to us is that you share our values, have a positive attitude and a willingness to learn. You will be good at both listening to and talking with people. You will have a positive and patient approach and enjoy helping people learn and explore new things. You will have a flexible approach and like to work both as part a team as well as on your own.

Next Steps 

If this job sounds like the right one for you, click Apply and complete the short online application form. We are an Equal Opportunities employer and welcomes applicants from all sections of the community.

We’ll respond to your application within three working days. We will not wait until the closing date to arrange interviews so if we have filled the vacancies before the advertised closing date we will close this advert early.

Successful applicants for this role will require an Standard DBS check. We committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults. We will undertake checks of successful candidates before starting work, which will include an Enhanced DBS check.for more details please see our webpage on the recruitment process.


Closing date 20th November 2019

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