Commis Chef
The Bridge Kitchen
YMCA Guildford – Bridge Street
Fixed Term Contract for 1 year
Part Time – 30 Hours per week
£19,760 per annum (pro-rata)
£14,420 per annum (actual)

The Bridge Kitchen is the new YMCA Guidford Café and offers both on site catering to residents of The Bridge, a 112 bedroom building housing young people, and a breakfast and lunch menu to the public on Guildford high street.

The Bridge offers accommodation to local students and young people and is partnered with the Guildford Foyer, a purpose-built building which offers a home for vulnerable 16 – 25 year olds.

The Commis Chef will work as part of a team to prepare, cook and present nutritional and delicious meals and snacks to suit residents of The Bridge and the wider community in Guildford.

The Commis Chef will maintain the high standards of food hygiene in the Café, take into consideration special dietary requests and ensure information about common allergens is displayed and communicated clearly to customers.

The position comes with excellent benefits, including 27 days annual leave per annum (plus bank holidays), a company sick pay scheme, a life assurance policy of 2x your annual salary, and an interest free bike loan. Please download a job pack for more information about other benefits offered.

We are looking for someone with a positive and flexible attitude who is able to contribute to the performance of The Bridge Kitchen. They will need to be a good team player with excellent time management skills and able to multitask whilst meeting deadlines.

You will need to have a minimum of 6 months experience working in a commercial kitchen to be considered for the role.

Shifts are Sunday – Thursday, 8am – 2pm.

If you are an applicant interested in this post and would like an informal discussion having read the job pack, please contact via email We will not respond to agencies.

YMCA DownsLink Group is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. We value diversity and promote inclusion, which we demonstrate through our activities, as well as in our policies and working practices. Reinforced by our culture and values, we seek to create an inspiring and inclusive place to work.

YMCA DLG requires all staff and volunteers to be committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and to respond proactively to safeguarding concerns.

Successful applicants are required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)


Closing date for applications: Wednesday 19th June at 9am

Interview date: To be confirmed


How To Apply…
You can download an application pack and an application form below. Please return your form to us by email at or by hand/post to:

Human Resources
Reed House,
47 Church Road,
Hove, BN3 2BE

Download an application pack here
Download an application form here