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Hours: Full Time

Salary: £12.69 per hour

Founded in 1802 and set in a 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 may 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.

The most common shifts for this role are:

  • 6.00am – 2.30pm,
  • 10.00am – 6.30pm
  • 11.30am – 8.00pm

The successful candidate would have a selection of these shifts, including 1 weekend day, with the flexibility to occasionally work both weekend days.

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

In return we offer the following benefits:-

  • Free meal during working hours
  • Death in Service Gratuity
  • A generous Bounty scheme for referral of new staff
  • Free car parking on site
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Staff Lodging (where available)
  • A friendly and supportive working environment
  • 10% Staff Discount at Ampleforth Abbey Shop and Tearooms

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

Please return completed application forms to 

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