Vacancy : Kitchen Manager


Kitchen Manager


Overview of the project

Newbold Trust is a social enterprise from where we offer a nurturing space for workshop leaders, organisations and individuals who are contributing to making a positive impact in the world. Newbold House, our venue, is run by a team of staff and volunteers committed to nurturing positive change through transformative workshops, classes, events and conferences. Our work is committed to Open spirituality, Good governance through collaborative decision making, Connection to nature, Education, Social justice, Personal Development, Sustainability and Regeneration.

People come to us because they want more than a venue for their workshops and events, they want to feel at home, relaxed and nurtured. They want a place where change can happen naturally within themselves and their organisations.

We also run regularly in-house programmes and events at Newbold House on connecting to nature, regenerative systems and education for positive change.


Job Description

We are currently looking to recruit a new Kitchen Manager.

We are developing our business and we need a person to help us to redesign the work system and how food can be continue to integrate into the work we do with local produce and nurturing positive change.

The selected candidate will keep an overview of the kitchen organisation and of projects allocated to the kitchen.  They will be responsible for making sure all kitchen shifts are staffed on a monthly base with meal plans and direction given to assistant and volunteers. In this role they will be expect to allocate work to Volunteers where necessary and ensure that work is done in time and with consideration of health and safety procedure.


Personal Qualities and Experience required


  • Having leadership skills by taking responsibility for the Kitchen department and the people who work in it.

  • Proven work experience as a Kitchen Manager, Restaurant Manger or Head Chef, making delicious and nutritious food for small and large numbers of people according to the values of Newbold Trust (organic, vegetarian and vegan food) and being able to deliver the food in a timely fashion.
  • Organisational skills and experience keeping a department organised and safe and showing the authority to the co-workers to keep it that way.
  • Organising of departmental responsibilities and team responsibilities (meetings, budgeting, rota’s, ordering)
  • Taking personal responsibility to extend skills through training and education.
  • Hands-on experience with planning menus and ordering ingredients.
  • Knowledge of a wide range of recipes for vegan, vegetarian and gluten free meals or enthusiasm to learn such skills.
  • Familiarity with kitchen sanitation and health and safety regulations
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team and resolve conflict in a professional manner
  • Flexibility to work during evenings and weekends


  • Certification from a culinary school or degree in Restaurant Management is a plus

Working shifts

The Kitchen Manager works 35 hours/week in order to have enough time to manage the department.


Your salary will be  £13.200 per annum including food.

(We also offer optional on site residential position inclusive of accommodation and food with Salary of £6,100)

Community Service Work and Overtime is not normally paid


Your annual leave entitlement is 6 weeks per year prorata, and this includes all public (bank) holidays. A maximum of two weeks not taken in one year may be carried over to the following year (January or February).  

All leave must be agreed in advance, with your manager: one week in advance for leave up to three days, and one month in advance for leave of three or more days. Please be aware that holiday requests of more than three days may not be granted during the peak season for your Department or Area.

To Apply

Email Victorm@newboldtrust.org or Blue@newboldtrust.org and we will send you a full job description and application form.