Jobs & Volunteering


Assistant Head of Kitchen
After twenty years Amy is moving on so we are recruiting for this position. You will work as part of a small and committed team to prepare meals for course participants. Mealtimes are the same everyday with a set menu and everyone eats together so there are no long service hours or late nights.

Job description
Post: Assistant Head of Kitchen
Responsible to: Head of Kitchen
Location: Halsway Manor
Hours: 28 per week, flexible shifts to suit, some weekend and evening working
Pay: £19,656, £25,974 pro rata
Benefits: Tips, food at work, opt out pension scheme.

Key tasks and responsibilities:
• Deliver a quality and varied catering offer for our residential guests.
• Maintain a clean and organised work environment following all health and safety regulations.
• Select and order choice ingredients, locally sourced where possible and using principals of best value.
• Ensure that stock control is correctly managed.
• Keep up with trends in cooking to ensure that guests have a positive experience.
• Work with the Bookings Manager and House Team to plan catering for all events that require it.
• Ensure that the dietary needs of customers are met.
• Be proactive in realising efficiencies across the organisation.
• Must be reliable.
• Be an Ambassador for the Society.
• Carry out any other duties that may be reasonably requested.
• Have a good sense of humour
• Proven experience as chef, cook or similar role in a hospitality environment preferred (full training will be provided)
• Excellent organisation and time management skills to handle multiple tasks simultaneously
• Ability to work well under pressure in a high-volume setting while maintaining attention to detail
• Knowledge of health and safety regulations in relation to food handling and sanitation practices
• Strong communication skills
• Friendly disposition and enjoy working with a small team

To apply please email your CV and a short covering letter outlining why you would like to be considered for this position by 5pm 24/5/2024.


Applications from potential new Trustees are welcomed by the Board of Halsway Manor Society.

Halsway Manor, National Centre for Folk Arts, is the only residential centre in the world concentrating on the varied folk heritage of England. The ‘home of folk’, is a unique, financially self-supporting charity that runs a year-round programme of residential courses as well as wide-reaching creative learning and artist development programme from its 28 bedroom Grade II* listed manor house in one of the most beautiful regions of the UK.

Board Members help to increase the visibility and profile of the charity locally, nationally and internationally and ensure it has the capacity and skills to deliver the next phase of its artistic and commercial plans. We welcome applications representing the full breath of our supporters in order to increase our relevance to and representation within diverse communities.

Board membership is voluntary and unpaid, and trustees are expected to attend four board meetings per year as well as other activities when appropriate. New members are particularly sought with expertise in the following areas:

  • Legal
  • Human resources
  • Fundraising

Prospective candidates should review the application pack and send a completed application form and eligibility check to Julie Williams, Chair of Halsway Manor Society [email protected]

Application pack

Guidance information for prospective Trustees
Application form and skills assessment
Trustee eligibility form
Outline timetable for appointments
Interview questions and system

For an informal chat about Halsway Manor please contact Crispian Cook, Chief Executive: [email protected]