SALARY: Hourly Rate: - £9.00 per hour

CONTRACT: Initially a 6-month, fixed term contract  

HOURS: 16 Hours per week, with flexibility to provide occasional cover at evening and weekend events)

CLOSING DATE:  Midnight 31/10/21. We reserve the right to close the role early depending on responses which we will be shortlisted on an ongoing basis.


WHCE exists to improve the quality of life for people in West Howe through social events and capacity building. Creating opportunities to connect, be active, learn, give, and raise awareness.

Job purpose and objectives

To run the Café to a high standard for the West Howe Community. To work with volunteers and the Community Development & Volunteer Manager to develop and improve the service provision.

The role of the Cook is to:

  • Work with volunteers to ensure the successful preparation and serving of nutritionally balanced and attractively presented meals at the Well-being Café for the local community attending the Henry Brown Community Centre.

  • Ensure cleanliness of the food preparation and service areas to meet the needs of the local community. Ensuring the kitchen operates efficiently and is a safe and hygienic working environment


  • Work with the Community Development and Volunteer Manager to develop the service and menu selection.

 Additional Information:

  • Must have a Food Hygiene Certificate (or be prepared to obtain).
  • Experience of catering for large numbers and be able to work flexibly.

Currently we are delivering hot cooked meals to our vulnerable residents. The café is open 4 days a week for standard breakfast and lunch service,

Monday, 8:00 - 13:00 

Tuesday, 8:00 - 13:00 

Friday      8:00 - 14:00

We also hold occasional events at weekends and in the evening for which we pay overtime.

To Apply:

Please download a Job pack consisting of The Advert, JD&PS, safeguarding policy and apply via the application form all obtainable from the West Howe Community Enterprises at :-

Job Vacancies – West Howe Community Enterprises  

Please note we do not accept CV’S.

Once completed please return to: [email protected]

If you need any further information or would like an informal chat, please contact the Interim Charity Manager, Avril Atkins on 07932 622 102