Jobs and Volunteering

The Mill is a fantastic community asset – renowned for its friendly welcome and exceptional service.

We need wonderful team players who are passionate about great food and customer care to ensure our high standards prevail.

Whether you’re taking your first steps in your catering career, are an experienced hospitality professional, or would like to give something back to your community by volunteering your time to help, we promise a rewarding role in a thriving local business – which also has the added value of supporting the vital work of St Catherine’s Hospice.

Check out our latest vacancies below.

Apprentice Chef

Passionate about quality food but looking for a better work/life balance? We’re recruiting 2 apprentice chefs to join our friendly and professional team at The Mill café and St Catherine’s Hospice.

Working 37.5 hours a week on a rota covering 5 days out of 7, our chefs enjoy a lot more free time compared to others in the industry, and much more sociable hours.
You’ll also experience great variety – covering the café, our events and the hospice.

You will assist the Senior Chefs on duty with storage, preparation and cooking of all food items and get a wide range of experience.

We are looking for someone with;
• Positive attitude
• Good communication skills
• Committed to delivering a high level of customer service
• Flexibility to respond to a range of different work situations
• Ability to work on your own or in teams
• Willingness to learn

You don’t need any experience as we can teach you everything. If you are willing to learn and be proud to work with us, we can show you exactly what it takes to become a vital team member in any kitchen.

You’ll take on a full-time role in the kitchen under the supervision of passionate chefs alongside your training. Not only do you gain a Level 2 Production Chef Apprenticeship, you will be able to support the running of our kitchens and get the personal satisfaction of knowing your talent and skills are doing good in your local community.

Please forward your CV and a covering letter outlining how you meet the requirements of the person specification to

Days & Hours

5 days out of 7 rota Rate April 2022 National Living Wage - £9.50 per hour 21-22 Year Old - £9.18 per hour 18-20 Year Old - £9.18 per hour 16-17 Year Old - £6.83 per hour

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Chef de Partie

Are you looking for a rare opportunity to work in catering that offers sociable hours providing you with a good work/life balance? St Catherine’s Hospice is looking for dynamic people to join the catering team.

Days & Hours

5 days out of 7 on a rota basis

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Volunteer Café Assistant

Our welcoming Café Assistants support the catering staff in the day-to-day running of our busy public café – taking orders, making drinks, serving customers, and carrying out cleaning duties in the café and kitchen.

Days & Hours

Morning and afternoon vacancies available, every day of the week.

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Casual Cafe Assistants

Join a friendly and professional team at The Mill and The Mill Outside catering service and use your passion for people and great customer service to support the work of St Catherine’s Hospice.

Benefiting from less anti-social hours compared to many in the hospitality sector, our café assistants play a vital role in ensuring customers feel welcomed and looked after during their visit.

You’ll be committed to exceeding customer expectations – re-enforcing the reputation of the The Mill and the hospice, and helping to raise important funds for the charity.

Days & Hours

Rate April 2022 National Living Wage - £9.50 per hour 21-22 Year Old - £9.18 per hour 18-20 Year Old - £9.18 per hour 16-17 Year Old - £6.83 per hour

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