Cooking Activities Coordinator

Discipline: Social Care
Job type: Permanent Full Time
Salary: £18,720 (30 hrs) / £20,280 (32.5hrs) / £23,088 (37hrs)
Contact name: Careers

Contact email:
Job ref: 006742
Published: 23 days ago

Cooking Activities Coordinator 


Chailey Heritage Foundation has an exciting new opportunity for an Activities Coordinator with experience in cooking to join a unique place to work. The successful candidate will have previous cooking experience in any setting and is willing to help our onsite café (GK’s) and run classes for our LSC Centre.  


  • LOCATION: On Site  

  • SALARY: £18,720 (30 hrs) / £20,280 (32.5hrs) / £23,088 (37hrs) 

  • HOURS: 30 hours- 37 hours per week  


Why Us   


Chailey Heritage Foundation is a leading charity dedicated to providing exceptional education and care for children and young adults with complex neurodisabilities, physical disabilities and health needs. Our state-of-the-art facilities and expert colleagues create a nurturing environment where individuals can thrive, reach their full potential and make a difference to their lives and that of their families. 


There is a real sense of making a difference and belonging to something very special.  


We don’t just offer jobs; we provide opportunities to be part of a team that demonstrates empathy and a genuine passion to help others and a capacity to build rewarding relationships.  We will provide extensive support, and training, as well as opportunities for career progression. 


What you’ll be doing:  

You will be planning and delivering engaging fun and developmental activity sessions to adults with complex needs.  

  • Plan activities and sessions you’d be involved with which could be; cooking, arts/games/ music and other activities club within the leisure and skills centre.  

  • Lead on the delivery of our Cooking Session provision 

  • Prepare workspaces and equipment in advance of session start times, as well as ensuring workspace is kept tidy at all times. 

  • Implement and comply with health and safety procedures, in relation to the equipment used and activities undertaken.   

  • Maintain cooking equipment to a high standard and arrange repair / replacement of items.  

  • Work in accordance with food hygiene regulations and mandatory training 

  • Complete all admin duties associated with the role 

  • Prepare information/data required by senior managers for reports/papers 

  • Provide different forms in different formats (email, written, verbal) 

  • Document and celebrate achievements and activities completed by individuals’ accessing sessions 

  • Evaluate event/activity feedback to assess effectiveness/opportunities for improvement 

What you bring to the table: 



  • Experience creating dishes either in professional or home environment 

  • Previous cooking experience 

  • GCSE Grade C or above, or equivalent, in Maths and English 

  • Food Hygiene level 2 or willingness to work towards 

  • First Aid qualification or willingness to work towards 

  • Able to support children and young adults to participate in a range of activities. 

  • Highly organised, and able to multi-task. 


Other useful skills and experience:  

  • Experience of working with children and/or adults with special educational needs and complex disabilities 

  • Practical experience/understanding of young people with disabilities and barriers and how to apply to arranging activities and events 

This is a fantastic opportunity for someone to bring their love of cooking and catering to an environment where you can make a real difference to the lives of our young people. With the added benefit of a good work life balance.  



Our comprehensive benefits package includes a diverse range of rewards and benefits, ensuring that there's something for everyone. 

In addition to a competitive salary, we provide access to: 

  • Discount facilities
  • Enhanced Pension Scheme
  • Healthcare Cashplan
  • Cycle to Work scheme.
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Health & Wellbeing Centre
  • Death in Service benefit
  • Free tea/coffee/kitchen facilities
  • Onsite Café
  • Free parking.

Plus, we cover the cost for all DBS checks and renewals!


For full details of the role, you can find the job description here. Activities Coordinator JD

Learn more about our organisation, our purpose and values here. CHF Website


Application Deadline: Friday 17th May 2024 - we usually offer interviews for successful candidates within 2 weeks of their application. 


Apply now for your chance to be considered to join a place where you can make a real difference.

For any enquiries please contact us by email: or via WhatsApp on 07923233178.


Chailey Heritage Foundation is committed to the safeguarding and protection of children and young adults. Employment will be subject to the receipt of two satisfactory professional references, an enhanced DBS certificate and occupational health clearance. It is an offence to apply for any job in regulated activity with children and vulnerable adults if you are barred from doing so.


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