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Current positions available

Full-time Cook

Full-time Cook

£17,473 per year
37.5 hours per week

Preparing breakfasts, lunches and dinners
(7.5 hour straight shifts between 7am and 8pm, some weekends, rota with our 3 other Cooks).

The right person will be:

  • an appropriately experienced Cook
  • willing to be part of a team
  • flexible, professional and amiable

A rare full-time opportunity for a flexible, experienced Cook who enjoys homemade food prepared on site, keeping people sustained following tried and tested recipes. Numbers for any meal can be between 10 and 50. We offer a set menu with vegetarian option and, of course, cater for diets and allergies. All ingredients are carefully sourced and we have excellent facilities.

Food is valued highly and is one of our key strengths at Higham, alongside excellent courses in a unique, friendly and homely environment. We are a 7-day-a-week rural residential college between Cockermouth and Keswick attracting adult students from all the UK for short learning breaks.

Visits to see us are welcome.

Application Form available below or by contacting the office 017687 76276

HIGHAM HALL Bassenthwaite Lake, Cockermouth, CA13 9SH
An Educational Trust providing a creative hub for enrichment and development for adults of all ages   Charity number 1124959

Casual Kitchen Assistants

Casual Kitchen Assistants

Assisting in the kitchen with washing up,waiting on etc. (we have a dishwasher!). Various shifts from 2 to 8 hours, finishing never later than 8pm, for example:

Sat or Sun: 9:30am-2pm
Any day 6-8pm

£5.63 – £8.21 per hour depending upon age, experience & availability.

Contact: Ann Jarman, Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake, Cockermouth, Cumbria, CA13 9SH  01768 776276  admin@highamhall.com

Volunteer Gardeners

Always wanted to help our two paid gardeners and their small team of volunteers care for our 6 acres of grounds. Whether it be for just an hour occasionally or more frequently, there is always something to do all throughout the year. Just make an appointment to come in and see Neil, our head gardener.

Contact: Neil Armett, Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake, Cockermouth, Cumbria, CA13 9SH  01768 776276  admin@highamhall.com


Volunteer Minibus Drivers

Some of our activities involve taking groups out to interesting places in our 16 passenger lightweight minibus, ‘Hoskins’. Typical destinations include Bassenthwaite Lake, Buttermere, Borrowdale, St Bees, Newlands Valley. Trips might be drop-off and pick-up, half or full days out. We do not tend to travel outside Cumbria.

Having volunteer drivers often relieves a Tutor or a another staff member of having to drive and helps us enormously. Requirements: Clean license held for 5 years, doctor’s clearance (if required), under 75 yrs old, proven safe driver.
Driver Awareness Training may be offered.

Contact: George Cooke, Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake, Cockermouth, Cumbria, CA13 9SH  01768 776276  admin@highamhall.com


Volunteer Handypeople

Helping us keep Higham up to a high standard. There is always something to do, and we can give you something worthwhile to spend your spare time on.

All volunteers are able to be fed & watered, and are treated as valuable members of the Higham Team as well!

Contact: George Cooke, Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake, Cockermouth, Cumbria, CA13 9SH  01768 776276  admin@highamhall.com


Application Forms

You can email the office, who will forward to the Principal from the Contact page