Casual Chef

Field Studies Council
Grange-Over-Sands, Louisiana, United States

Do you enjoy cooking? Need some extra income but can’t commit to permanent hours? Work for us on a casual basis.

  • Enjoy having the flexibility to work casually, shifts will be offered as and when they arise.
  • You can choose to accept or decline shifts based on your availability.
  • The current hourly rate is circa £13.14.


Love where you work!

At the Field Studies Council we promise to get people outdoors, provide high quality learning and encourage positive wellbeing. We’re all about creating outdoor learning experiences and opportunities that inspire everyone to be curious, knowledgeable, passionate and caring about the environment.

Established in 1943, our network of Learning Locations provide day and residential courses for all ages, from young children to retired adults, from schools and communities throughout the UK, reaching many others through our publications and community-based programmes.


What you’ll be doing

As one of our Casual Chefs you will support the Lead Cook and play an important role in delivering our catering service to resident groups that visit us at our Field Studies Centre. 

  • You’ll need to be happy to be able to carry out all duties associated with kitchen work.
  • We usually operate fixed mealtimes with one or two sittings, using set menus with two or three food choices.
  • No late shifts! Our finish time is normally 8.30pm at the latest.

Please refer to the vacancy pack for further details on the full responsibilities of the role.


Where you’ll be based

Field Studies Council Castle Head is located in south Cumbria between the coast of Morecambe Bay and the Lake District National Park. The centre is set in 30 acres of grounds with a diversity of habitats including woodland, grassland and freshwater.

With over 150 beds, 5 workrooms, a meeting room to seat up to 120 and a sports hall we cater for most group needs and deliver a wide range of programmes in field studies and adventurous activities.


We ask that you have:

  • A great work ethic where aptitude and attitude are key
  • A natural pride in the work you produce
  • A flexible and adaptive approach able to perform using your own initiative both independently and as a team player
  • A professional manner in all that you do
  • An empathy with the aims and objectives of Field Studies Council
  • A committed and proactive approach to personal development; motivated to learn new skills and overcome new challenges


Sound like the role for you? Come and be part of the team! We look forward to your application.


If you have any queries regarding this vacancy, please call Wendy Foster on 07921 330536.


Applications will be considered on arrival.

We reserve the right to close the vacancy early if we’re in receipt of sufficient applications. Please apply early to avoid disappointment.

Interviews will be held on a rolling basis at Field Studies Council Castle Head, Grange-over-sands, Cumbria.

Shortlisted applicants will be contacted by email.

We want to create a world where everyone feels connected to the environment so they can enjoy the benefits it gives and make choices that help protect it.

As an Investors in People charity, we realise that to achieve our vision we need diverse teams of staff who have a wide range of skills, a real passion for the work of the charity and pride in their role within it. No matter what role you perform at the FSC, everyone can make a difference and every role is vital to delivering our mission and vision…if this inspires you, we would love to hear from you.