Assistant Chef - Fixed Term

Where: Hailsham

Contracted hours: Full-time

Job Type: Fixed Term

Pay: £29,302.20, Per Annum

Optional Accommodation: Yes

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CONGRATULATIONS! You’ve just discovered a catering position like no other…  

  • Earn up to £29,302.20 per annum 
  • Fixed Term contract until 08/11/2024
  • Working 42 hours per week over 5 days  
  • An accommodation & meal package available (optional) at a generous rate. With all bills and utilities covered and three nutritional meals every day 

As an Assistant Chef with PGL, you’ll be paid to hone and develop your skills whilst working at Windmill Hill our stunning activity centre near Hailsham. With no late nights and a guaranteed Friday or Saturday evening off each week (dependent on staffing), this could be the perfect role to develop your career in catering without sacrificing your social life or that all important family time!  

What could be more important than fuelling the next generation and sustaining their energy for further adventures? At PGL we welcome guests and team members into our dining rooms to relax, rest & recharge… ready for their next challenge! Our catering team are proud to serve tasty & nutritious meals, combining reassuring favourites and new cuisines, to keep the adventure going.  

Reporting to the Catering Manager, supporting the Chefs, and working within a friendly & supportive catering team, you’ll be responsible for preparing & serving a range tasty meals such as cooked breakfasts, soups, pasta dishes, dinner favourites and sandwiches/salads. You’ll demonstrate an understanding of Food Safety, allergens and dietary requirements.  

PGL takes pride in investing in our people. We’ll support you in achieving your goals, including all the training you need to be confident in your role and a personal development plan to give your career the very best start. This position provides a great development opportunity for aspiring individuals looking to progress to Chef level and beyond.  


  • Enjoys the buzz of working in a busy kitchen as part of a fun and friendly team.  
  • Personable & approachable with excellent communication skills. 
  • Willing to work towards excellent knowledge of food hygiene & handling dietary requirements  
  • Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering is a bonus, but not essential.  



We are renowned for our personal development & investment in people, we are ready to support you in your career development, each step of the way! You’ll have all the training you need to be confident and successful in your role, be equipped with a personal development plan, and access to nationally recognised qualifications funded by PGL to give your career the very best start.

  • Happy holidays - time to recharge and enjoy time away from the workplace. You’ll also enjoy an extra day off on your birthday!
  • Investing in your future – with sector leading family friendly policies and a contributory pension
  • Good living, for less - access to big savings and exclusive perks that span a huge range of retailers and service providers. Plus PGL discounted holidays and 20% discount in all our on-site shops
  • Take care of mind, body and soul - your wellbeing is top priority, so we’ve created a WELLBEING HUB for all our colleagues alongside access to Employee Assistance Program and cycle to work scheme
  • Smart saving, affordable borrowing – access to our financial wellbeing platform for financial support when you need it. This includes easy and affordable saving and borrowing directly from your salary, plus useful guides on how to effectively manage your money.
  • Doing good does you good - paid time-off to volunteer your time to worthwhile causes.

For a full Job Description and Personal Specification please click here.


For any enquiries specific to this role please email


We pride ourselves on hiring the best people, and recognise the importance and benefits of a diverse and inclusive team. However, the protection and safeguarding of the children visiting our centres is our primary concern. So all colleagues are required to undergo an Enhanced criminal records check (known as a DBS), which we will pay for. You will be required to provide a 5 year address history and ID documentation (ie British or Irish passport or birth certificate). If you have a conviction related to violence, drugs or safeguarding this could affect your application. Not all criminal convictions will be a bar to working for us and we will consider the results on an individual basis. You can find more information on DBS checks on the website.

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