Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Dhanakosa retreat centre seeks Kitchen Manager

Nayaka writes from Dhanakosa Retreat Centre (www.dhanakosa.com) to say -

We have a vacancy on our full time residential team for a Kitchen Manager. As Kitchen Manager you will be responsible for managing all aspects of the kitchens, food store and food ordering. You will manage, develop and train a pool of volunteer cooks and be responsible of maintaining kitchen standards according to Cook Safe. You will maintain food quality standards in the kitchen, and of course cook! You will be expected to be confident cooking for up to about 30, for a week at a time. The Kitchen Manager is also expected to provide cover and support for the Housekeeper, particularly on changeover days (normally Fridays).

We are looking for someone who is:

• A confident cook
• Able to work within systems, and support others to do so
• Can build and maintain working relationships with volunteers
• Interested in living and working as part of a Buddhist team in a retreat centre setting

Dhanakosa is situated in the southern part of the Scottish Highlands on the banks of Loch Voil in the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. It is one and a half hours by car from Glasgow and Edinburgh. See our web site www.dhanakosa.com for more information about us.

Dhanakosa offers a comprehensive support package, as well as the opportunity to live, work and practice in the outstandingly beautiful environment of Balquhidder Glen. You will also be living and working as part of a community with a clear commitment to making work an effective spiritual practice.

Applications are invited from both men and women. We are particularly interested in hearing from people with a clear commitment to developing their practice in the context of the Friends of the Western Buddhist Order.

Closing date 8th Jan 2010 (for interviews mid January)

For further information and an application form please contact:
Nayaka on +44 (0) 1877 384 213 or nayaka@dhanakosa.org

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