Residential Community Member / Chef

Part of Ellel's 2-year Service and Discipleship Programme

We are looking for a mature Christian to join our community, coupling the performance of religious duties with a non-pastoral role of serving as the Chef for Ellel Pierrepont.

Ellel Pierrepont, Surrey

Applications deadline: 30 Nov 22


As a part of our team you will participate in daily team prayer and worship meetings, have opportunities to grow in your Christian faith through regular attendance on teaching courses and receive prayer ministry for your own personal development. Other opportunities may include welcoming and/or hosting guests to the centre; training in prayer ministry and opportunities to share short devotional messages with the team and/or guests on events; opportunities for teaching and/or group leading during events with guests.

The Chef carries the oversight of the kitchen, including menu-planning, food ordering and day-to-day running of the kitchen whilst ensuring compliance of the UK Health Hygiene regulations. Additionally, they are responsible for the training and oversight of the Cook and Assistant Cook.

Pierrepont offers good quality meals for both team and guests each day, thus you would be cooking for between 80 (basic number) and 150 people (during busy events) each day. There is an expectation to ensure the provision of good quality, nutritious meals within the allocated budget.

This highly responsible role requires an experienced candidate who has excellent organisational and communication skills. Due to the nature of the role, the ideal candidate will be personable and patient with administrational skills and some computer literacy.

The job is a full-time role and  will include weekends and bank holidays on a rota basis.

This vacancy is offered as a live-in position with full board accommodation (private bedroom and shared kitchen, bathrooms and living areas along with a small allowance to cover personal expenses).

We would love to hear from you if you would like to know more about serving the Lord here at Ellel Pierrepont. Given our ethos as a Christian community, applicants are required to be Christians and have a heart for the healing ministry. Participation in our Christian community and performance of religious devotional duties is an essential aspect of this role.

For more information please complete the form below and we'll be in touch.


If you are interested in this position we would love to hear from you. Simply complete this form, attaching your CV, and we will be in touch. Alternatively please email us at attaching your CV to the email.

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