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Founded in 1802 and set in acres of beautiful Yorkshire valley, Ampleforth College is the world’s foremost Catholic boarding school, welcoming girls and boys of all faiths aged 11-18. Each student’s unique talents are recognised and nurtured within a welcoming community rooted in Benedictine values. 

If you have a passion for catering and would like to work as part of a friendly team with a strong work ethic, then we have the perfect opportunity for you.

We are looking to appoint a Chef to play a key role in preparing school meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as provide catering for a variety of events, which includes boarding house dinners and fine dining.

The ideal candidate will require basic food hygiene and health and safety certification or other equivalent qualifications. Previous experience of large volume catering would be an advantage.

If this role is of interest to you, then we will be delighted to hear from you!

In return, we have a fantastic benefits package to offer, which includes:

  • Annual closed periods between Christmas and New Year
  • Free meal during working hours
  • Group Personal Pension Scheme with Legal and General (Employer contribution matched up to a maximum of 8%)
  • Death in Service Gratuity
  • A generous Bounty scheme for referral of new staff
  • Discounted on-site Gym membership
  • Free car parking on site
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Staff Lodging (where available)

If you wish to apply for this role, then please download and complete the attached application form and return it to

Alternatively, if you would like to find out more about the position, then please contact the Head of Food and Events, Michael Stephenson on

St Laurence Education Trust and Ampleforth College are committed to safeguarding children and promoting the welfare of children and young people. They expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and will ensure that all recruitment and selection practices and procedures reflect this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to checks by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) along with other relevant employment checks.

A Compass for Life

Full Boarding & Day School for students aged 11 to 18