Catering Team Leader

Where: Hailsham

Contracted hours: Full-time

Job Type: Permanent

Pay: £27,375, Per Annum

Optional Accommodation: Yes

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Fuelling adventure, one meal at a time!

Ready for a new adventure? We are searching for an incredible CATERING TEAM LEADER to contribute to our guest dining experience at our stunning activity centre Windmill Hill, which is nestled in beautiful East Sussex.

  • Salary: Up to £27,375 per annum
  • You’ll get at least one Friday or Saturday evening off per week
  • An accommodation & meal package available (optional) at a generous rate. With all bills and utilities covered and three nutritional meals every day 

Since 1957, we’ve enriched the lives of millions of young people by delivering inspirational learning through outdoor adventure. Our catering team is responsible for the essential job of keeping our guests and colleagues fuelled and hydrated, ready for the adventure that awaits them! With no late nights and a guaranteed Friday or Saturday evening off each week (during our non-peak periods) this could be the perfect role to develop your career in catering without sacrificing your social life or that all important family time!


Reporting to the Front of House Manager, you’ll be leading a team of Catering Assistants to ensure the dining room is clean and inviting, the food tasty and appealing, and our guests happy and well looked after.


 You’ll need great interpersonal skills to assist and engage with our guests, leadership ability to inspire and lead your team, and confidence to handle complex dietary & allergen requirements and maintain excellent food safety standards and procedures.

 We’re looking for individuals with three or more months experience within a catering role and a level 3 or above qualification in Food Safety. Experience of working with young people and supervising a team is a bonus, but not essential for this position.


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.

  • A generous benefits package including annual leave accrual, birthday leave, pension & death in service cover
  • Sector leading family friendly policies (for example 90% of your salary for maternity, paternity or adoption leave for 26 weeks)
  • Enjoy a range of employee perks including PGL discounted holidays, partner offers (such as Anytime Fitness) and 20% discount in all our on-site shops
  • Health, financial and wellbeing support through our Employee Assistance Programme, health cashback plan and Salary Finance platform (loans, advances, savings and financial education) 

For a full Job Description and Personal Specification please click here


For any enquiries specific to this role please email


PGL is committed to the principles of equality and diversity and welcome applicants from all sectors of the community. However, all PGL colleagues are required to undergo enhanced background checks (known as a DBS), which PGL will pay for. The DBS looks at criminal records, so if you have a conviction related to violence, drugs or safeguarding this could affect your application. You can find more information on DBS checks on the website.

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