Job Description

Torch Holiday & Retreat Centre – Cook

Torch Ethos

The Torch Trust aims can be summarised as ‘enabling people with sight loss to discover Christian faith and lead fulfilling Christian lives.’ To achieve this we provide Christian resources and activities for blind and partially sighted people worldwide.

Torch Trust has a distinctive culture that reflects its Christian beliefs and has been shaped by its history of seeking to be faithful to God’s guidance.

Our values inform the choices made by Torch, what we do and the way we do it. Our Values are:

Christ-centred; People-focussed; Openness; Creativity

We are a Christian mission and will seek to faithfully represent the Christian message in what we do and in what we say but we will never impose our faith or belief on others.

Torch Holiday and Retreat Centre

Torch Holiday and Retreat Centre (HRC) is set in a most attractive area close to the South Downs and adjacent to a bustling village. The Centre has been developed by Torch over a period of many years to provide a retreat, holiday and leisure base primarily for those who are blind or partially sighted. We have primarily focussed on providing a Christ-centred programme of varied and imaginative holidays, which continues to grow and develop (known collectively as Torch Holidays). In addition a subsidiary element of Torch HRC’s activities is to offer opportunities for church and group conferences, weekend and day conferences (these we refer to as Torch Centre bookings).

The Centre has been extended and refurbished to provide en-suite bedrooms, lounge, dining room and a pleasant garden looking onto the South Downs. We provide full board accommodation and an inclusive programme of activities.

Job Title


Reports to

Facility Manager

In Cooperation with

Other volunteers and members of staff

Main Purpose

To provide good wholesome food to our guests using agreed suppliers. To meet with the Facility Manager on a regular basis to discuss operational issues and to develop the working of the kitchen to a high standard working within set guidelines set down by the Food Standards Agency and Environmental Health

Main Duties and responsibilities:


Person Specification:

The following attributes are all essential requirements:


September 2017