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Students and staff at National Star love their food which is why working as Cook at our charity is such a rewarding role.


Job details


£12.50 per hour

Role type

Term-Time Only, Part Time

Hours of work




Contract type



Term-time only

Closing date


Interview date

Interviews will be held during the course of the advertisement - please apply early.

Job description

Students and staff at National Star love their food which is why working as Cook at our charity is such a rewarding role.

The role is interesting and varied providing a healthy and nutritious catering service to National Star’s students and staff at our main site in Ullenwood on the outskirts of Cheltenham.  We have a staff minbus to help you with transport or plenty of parking if you prefer to drive.

You will be working 34 hours a week, term time only – Monday to Wednesday we can be flexible to accommodate school hours – Thursdays and Fridays we would prefer you to work a full 8 hour shift typically 10am – 6pm.  You will work one weekend in four (Saturday and Sunday, typically 10 am – 6pm) instead of the Thurs / Friday shift.

Students have different dietary requirements and it would be up to you to ensure that they are met and that portion sizes are appropriate. Knowledge of special diets would help you to hit the ground running in this role.

We’d be looking to you to ensure food stocks are rotated and that waste is minimised through the cost efficient ordering of supplies within your supplied budget.

We pride ourselves on our food hygiene ratings and it goes without saying that you would ensure that excellent standards of hygiene and cleanliness are adhered to at all times. A basic food hygiene certificate is essential.

If you have 2-3 years’ experience in a catering setting preparing food for large or small numbers of people as well as managing menus and ordering of food and supplies we would love to hear from you.

This vacancy may close early if we find the ideal applicant so please apply early.


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About us

National Star is a growing charity with more than 1,200 staff based in England and Wales. Established more than 50 years ago, we’ve supported hundreds of young people with disabilities to achieve their potential.

How we will reward you

Our Golden Hello

It’s motivating to feel valued at work. That’s why all new staff will receive a ‘Golden Hello’ up to the value of £250 for full-time staff (pro-rata for part-time employees) upon successful completion of their probation.

Staff benefits

Fantastic career development opportunities and comprehensive induction programme - theory and practical

Staff minibus from Cheltenham and Gloucester to our Ullenwood site Monday to Friday.

Award-winning training

Use of fitness suite and swimming pool and staff clubs.

Westfield medical cover

Life insurance cover

Employee helpline

Contributory pension scheme

Opportunity to purchase a TOTUM discount card

Employee discounts at attractions, high street retailers, supermarkets, utilities and motoring, plus much more


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