Centre Cook

Location Windermere
Discipline: Leisure and Fitness
Job type: Permanent Full Time
Salary: £29385
Contact name: John Cresswell

Job ref: 190568

GLL is looking for a qualified and experienced Centre Cook to join our team at Ghyll Head Outdoor Education & Activity Centre, Windermere. . If you have the skills and ambition to join us as a Centre Cook, there's never been a more exciting time to join us. This is more than a Centre Cook job, it's a career. 


This is ideally a full time position however we would welcome applicants who may be interested in a flexible working arrangement. 


What you’ll do:  

*        Planning menus and undertaking preparation, cooking and serving of food in accordance with environmental health standards, in order to provide healthy and nutritious balanced meals and snacks for children. 

*        Providing high standards of hygiene and care in food preparation, storage and serving. 

*        Meeting the individual dietary requirements for customers, taking account of food allergies, medical conditions, and cultural needs. 

*        Providing good quality, affordable, healthy, home cooked food to a wide variety of centre users, visitors and staff in a warm, welcoming and friendly environment. 

*        Supervision and direction of catering tasks and domestic staff. 

 What you need: 

  • You will already be experienced in catering / hospitality and with a working knowledge of legislation relating to catering venues  

  • You'll understand everything from event catering to day-to-day kitchen work.  

  • You'll ideally have a relevant level 3 qualification.  

  • It is essential that you have a Basic Food Hygiene certificate.  

  • With front-of-house experience, you'll be a great people-person, inspiring your colleagues as well as welcoming our customers. 


As a leader within the leisure industry we can also offer scope to progress your career, and job variety like nowhere else. 

As a charitable social enterprise owned by its staff GLL has a great range of benefits for its employees: 

  •  A Values driven organisation 

  •  Learning & development to support career development 

  •  Good Pension schemes 

  •  Discounted gym membership for you and your partner. 

  •  A full time permanent position – Change accordingly 

  •  Industry leading rates of pay 

  •  Opportunity to join the GLL Society and have a say in how we are run plus associated social events 

  •  Exclusive discounts on our villas in Portugal 

  •  Exclusive discounts on our Ski chalets in Bulgaria 

  •  Health assurance 

  •  Career pathways, professional development are just the start. To ensure you stay at the top of your game, we provide training with practical and theory elements too. 

  •  Discounts across thousands of retailers (GLL Extras) 

  •  25% off Red Letter Days 

  •  25% off Buy A Gift 

  •  20% off GLL spa experience treatments and associated products. 

  •  Ride to work scheme 

  •  Free eye tests and discounted glasses 


About GLL: 

As the UK’s largest leisure operator and charitable social enterprise, we offer a range of careers for everyone in our local communities. We manage over 400 facilities across England, Wales and Northern Ireland, including public sport and leisure centres, elite sporting venues, libraries and children’s centres. 

Our people are from the communities we serve and help us make real changes in their local area. 

One of our core values is ‘More than a Job’, because working with us opens up a wide range of possibilities and opportunities for you, starting with how you work with us. To make sure we’re having a positive impact on our people, we also offer some flexible and part-time working options so you can make sure your new job works for you. Subject to vacancies, whether you are after a contractual commitment and a regular work schedule or the freedom of flexible hours, you may be able to choose an arrangement that works best for you and play your part in improving the health and wellbeing of your community. 

We offer two different types of work arrangements: 

  •  A permanent employment contract - part time and full time 

  •  A flexible worker engagement by joining our flexible worker pool 


If you are looking for a regular number of hours that you can work, and are flexible to meet the needs of a 7 day a week service, then a full-time or part-time permanent contract might be the right choice for you. 

So whether your ambitions lie in sport and leisure, events & catering, health & beauty, corporate support or working with children, you’ll be able to find your ideal new job at GLL. 

Passionate about seeing our communities thrive, we invest back into our facilities, projects and people and are Investors in People Silver Award employer. 

However you choose to work with us, you can be sure that you will be a valued member of our team, working with great colleagues, and making a real difference to people’s lives. 

We are an inclusive employer. We seek and welcome diversity in our teams. 

All pay rates are subject to skills, experience, qualifications and location.