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Cooking Team Member 4 on 4 off Days

Salary £12.28 rising to £12.86 per hour (Including all premiums)
Location Dulcote, Wells
Working Hours 4 on 4 off
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This is a {Advertised Permanent / Temporary}, {Advertised Full Time / Part Time} vacancy that will close in {x} days at {xx:xx} BST.

The Role

Our Cooking teams play an important role within the kitchen. It’s their responsibility to make sure that each dish we make at Bigham’s is delicious. The team manage the cooking of ingredients for the Assembly teams to then create our award winning dishes.  

As a Cooking team member you will be: 

  • Following recipe cards
  • Cooking fresh ingredients in an industrial kitchen
  • Maintaining high hygiene levels and keeping a tidy workspace
  • Maintaining food records and logs
  • Conducting quality checks to ensure that the Bigham’s standards are met
  • Carrying out effective and accurate shift handovers
  • Flagging any issues with the equipment within your area

What you’ll need

At Bigham’s we pride ourselves in doing things the right way and showing real care and attention.  We are looking for like-minded people who demonstrate: 

  • High attention to detail and a strong quality focus
  • A good level of physical fitness is required as the role requires some heavy lifting
  • The ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • The ability to lift 20kg loads regularly
  • Willingness to work in temperature-controlled areas
  • A positive approach to work 
  • A desire to develop their skills and work as part of a team

Experience of working in a food handling environment as a production operative would be beneficial however, isn’t essential as we will provide food safety and quality training for those who don’t have prior experience.

What you’ll receive

This is a role for hard workers; those who take real pride in their work and enjoy working in a challenging but rewarding environment. When you start your career with Bigham’s you’ll receive:

  • A competitive salary of £12.28 per hour (including all premiums)
  • A pay increase to £12.86 per hour following the successful completion of 3 months’ probation (including all premiums)
  • Overtime payments, paid at 1.25x the hourly base rate
  • 28 days annual leave, increasing each year
  • Annual bonus
  • Paid breaks
  • Free Bigham’s meals to take home
  • Pension scheme
  • Discounts with popular high street retailers
  • Life assurance benefit
  • Free on-site parking
  • Subsidised canteen - max £2 meal


You will also have the opportunity to take part in training delivered by our academy where you can further develop your career, alongside your salary, at Bigham’s.


We are always on the lookout for great people to join in all areas of our growing food production business so please take a look at our other vacancies to choose one that’s best for you.


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Inspired by his travels and love of cooking, Charlie Bigham set up shop in 1996 with the sole aim of creating really delicious dishes. Twenty-five years later Bigham’s is now the number one brand in the chilled pre-prepared meal category. With over 50 dishes available in major supermarkets.

Up to 28 days holiday


Life Insurance

A competetive bonus scheme

Cycle to work scheme

nights out

Discount gym membership

Free or subsidised parking

Subsidised cafe

ticket loan

Lots of delicious food to take home

Shared ownership

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