Nursery Chef

About us

Come and join our friendly and dedicated Nursery team in our unique setting on one of the UK’s leading and exciting city farms where you have full access to all the resources it has to offer. Our setting caters for our community children and families.

We will offer you twenty-five days annual leave plus bank holidays, four/five days in-house training and other training opportunities stipulated in line with this role. We have an employee programme which is based on a ‘good work’ framework. This allows us to ensure all our employees have meaningful work, a voice within an inclusive workplace culture, staff retention including pay and benefits, skills and development and a supportive health and well-being programme.

What we are looking for

A warm and caring individual who is enthusiastic, passionate and committed in providing a variety of healthy and nutritious meals for the children in our care. The right candidate will be knowledgeable and up to date with all current environmental health and food guidelines.

Essential criteria: A level 2 or 3 award in Catering and a Food Hygiene certificate and/or a qualification in supervising Food Safety in catering or equivalent. A minimum of two years of working in a similar food environment/industry.

Desirable: Experience of working in an Early Years setting. Experience of working with allergens and dietary needs.

About the role

Job reference: 202207CFS07
Days/Hours: Monday- Friday 8.00am – 4.30pm: 37½ hours per week with a 1 hour unpaid break (all year round)
Salary: £20,455.50 (£10.49 p/h – 37.5 hours/week)

How to apply

Please state the job reference number with all applications or enquiries.

Download the job description and application form below:



Then send your completed application to

Closing date: We will assess each application on arrival.

Start date: as soon as possible

Please note if your application is shortlisted you will be invited to attend a trial session in our kitchen and an interview.

The trial session and interview dates will be arranged following candidates being shortlisted for interview.

For further information or an informal discussion about this post, please contact Vadna Chauhan on 0117 963 3299 or

Please note that we are unable to accept CVs.

We are continuously striving to be an employer of choice and believe our work and ethos will be stronger with greater diversity and welcome applications from those who bring difference.

Windmill Hill City Farm is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare all vulnerable groups and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Our commitment is underpinned by robust processes and procedures that seek to maximise opportunity, minimise risk and continuously promote a culture of safeguarding amongst our workforce.

All successful applicants will be required to complete an enhanced DBS check which must be maintained throughout the period of employment.

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