Commis Chef Apprentice

Closing date: Monday 30 May 2022 at 9am

Salary: £6.83 + £0.38 Location Allowance and check out our great benefits!

Job type: Fixed Term Contract - 15 Months 

Hours: 30 hours per week

Location: Lyndhurst

Application closing date: Monday 30 May 2022 at 9am


This is a really exciting time to join Girlguiding. We have much to be proud of in our one hundred years of history, but we know that to remain vibrant and relevant to young people we must continually evolve.

We have begun a process of significant change: transforming the organisation so it can meet the challenges of the future by putting young people at the heart of our organisation. We are on a mission to amplify the voices of girls and young women, so they can champion change in their own lives and the wider world; to build strong partnerships that can increase our reach and impact; and to increase the support we offer our amazing adult volunteers who deliver incredible experiences to young people across the UK every week.

Situated in the beautiful surroundings of the New Forest, Foxlease Activity Centre provides a unique & exciting venue for customers to enjoy in a variety of ways. The estate hosts everything from campsites to bunkhouses, outdoor activities to events, and includes a Georgian Manor House complete with conference rooms, ensuite bedrooms and an onsite bar.

We are looking for a Commis Chef Apprentice to work in our onsite kitchen, to assist the Head Chef in the ordering, preparation and cooking of food, in accordance with agreed menus and procedures, providing a first-class dining experience for all guests at the centre.

Whilst undertaking your apprenticeship, you will be working towards a Level 2 Standard Commis Chef Apprenticeship and will be required to complete assignments within set deadlines.

We are looking for a dedicated candidate who can work independently, as well as part of a small team. Typical working hours are flexible working 30 hours over a 7 day period.

 Live in accommodation available.

Girlguiding values the differences that a diverse workforce brings and is committed to inclusivity, and to employing and supporting a diverse workforce. Girlguiding is proud to be part of the Stonewall Diversity Champions programme, a member of the Business Disability Forum, and a member of Time to Change – improving attitudes towards mental health. While Girlguiding’s young members may be girl only, our staff team is mixed gender. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and do not discriminate on the basis of age, disability (physical or mental), gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion and belief, sex, and sexual orientation.

We are committed to supporting our staff to achieve a good work-life balance and offer flexible working options wherever we reasonably can. Girlguiding is a COVID secure employer, offering hybrid working and providing support for all employees during the current pandemic. All staff are required to carry out our online health and safety training and complete a DSE risk assessment to ensure we can provide the support you require.

How to apply

Read the application pack for full details of the role and the brilliant benefits we offer and send a completed copy of the Commis Chef Apprentice skills form by email to [email protected] 

Unfortunately, we are unable to give feedback to those who are not shortlisted; however, we will, if required, provide feedback to those who have attended an interview.

If you have any questions about the role, please contact our HR team by emailing [email protected] or calling us on 0207 592 1892.