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Cook - Abernethy Nethybridge

Full time, Permanent contract 

Abernethy's vision is to provide exceptional outdoor adventure experiences where our guests can discover more about themselves, others and God. This role is essential to our ministry as our house team are crucial for providing quality residential experiences for our guests. We are looking for a hands-on team player who has a good level of initiative. First and foremost, we are looking for people who want to serve God in this kind of outreach, so your Christian Faith will be evident in your life.

You might feel that you are interested in this vacancy but don't yet possess the relevant training, in this instance we would be willing to consider appointing a Trainee Cook. A key part of this job is shift work and the successful applicant will have the stamina and motivation to work irregular hours as part of an enthusiastic team.


What are the key roles of an Abernethy Cook?

  • To create high quality nutritionally balanced meals for our residential groups and team members
  • To supervise, train and work with the team of Gap Years, ensuring high standards of customer service for up to 100 guests at the centre on a daily basis
  • To ensure that hygienic practices are maintained according to our policies
  • To carry out administrative tasks in the office as required 
  • Active involvement with ‘Explore' evening Christian programme
  • Involvement with the local church

What are we looking for?

In an ideal world, we would be keen for the following criteria to be met by the successful candidate:

  • An aptitude for cooking and previous relevant work experience and training.
  • An interest in good, healthy, nutritious food
  • A flexible 'can-do' approach and ability to deliver consistent excellence
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Food Hygiene certificate
  • Experience and evidence of working as part of a team
  • Positive Christian role model for both guests and staff

What are the benefits?

  • A basic monthly salary
  • Full-board, single accommodation provided
  • Paid annual leave (30 days per annum)
  • Use of Centre facilities
  • Opportunities to take an active role within the life of our local church and Christian youth work
  • Living as part of a vibrant Christian Community, in a beautiful part of Scotland
  • Easy access to the local area - the Cairngorm National Park and the Moray coast

How to apply:

Download our application form HERE
Contact Operations Director, Andrew Marrian, informally for more information by calling 01479 821279
Complete an online enquiry form and we will be in touch
e-mail our Recruitment Manager, Morag Felgate or call her on 01567 820955


General information

Abernethy is a group of 4 residential adventure centres and a bunkhouse in Scotland and we are all about living life to the full with God and sharing outdoor adventures. Through our centres in the beautiful wilds of Scotland and a staff team motivated by their Christian faith, we aim to create the very best experiences for each and every guest.