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Relief Chef (Annualised hours)

Annualised hours of 200 per annum (to cover leave and absence of chefs working a 3 week rota pattern}

£23,300 per annum pro rata, actual salary £2,383

We want to provide outstanding care and support to everyone in North Devon who is impacted by a life limiting illness and together we can make this happen.  We have supported families, friends and carers for over 35 years, at the times when they are feeling their most scared and vulnerable.   Every person is a story; our aim is to nurture content, engaged and fulfilled employees and volunteers by creating an environment of openness, honesty and trust, which values every person as a unique individual.

Our chefs are an important part in delivering person centred care with tailored menus and creating nutritious, flavoursome and well balanced meals for our patients.

Our kitchen provides for individuals who often have special diet and nutritional needs. As a Hospice chef, you will be able to cater for this kind of clientele. You will have knowledge of healthcare catering and a willingness to enhance this crucial and specialised skill.

You will be passionate about cooking and the people you are cooking for.

We are there for all the family, do you want to be there too?

This post is subject to an Enhanced level check with the Disclosure and Barring Service. 

If you are interested in joining our team we would love to hear from you. Informal discussion welcomed, please contact Nick Trantham, Facilities Manager, on 01271 347 201 or HR at

Closing date for completed applications is noon on Thursday 28th October 2021

Interviews will be held on Tuesday 9th November 2021.

To apply for this position please download an application pack and return your completed application form to: or mark your application "Private and Confidential" and send it to Human Resources Department, North Devon Hospice, Deer Park, Newport, Barnstaple, EX32 0HU


It is important that the people who work for and with us, or access any of our services, can be themselves and are valued as unique individuals.  We welcome applications from all sections of the communities we serve, reflecting the uniqueness of each person, with the aim of continually improving our services.

 We are a forces-friendly organisation and welcome applications from Veterans and Service spouses and partners.



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