Job: Mess Café & Message Catering Chef

The Mess Kitchen requires an experienced & dedicated person to assist with the running of the café & catering kitchen at The Message Enterprise Centre in Sharston, Manchester.

Salary: £9-£11 per hour dependent upon experience

Hours: 35 hours per week

Location: Message Enterprise Centre, Sharston, Manchester & On Location

As Second Chef you will help support the management of the kitchen, ensure the prep is done for the Restaurant and various events, help order the produce and work with suppliers, be accountable to your manager, head chef & duty supervisor. This role will include all the normal Second Chef duties. From time to time you may be required to work front of house or away from home.

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For over 15 years, The Message has been running faith-based self-development courses in prisons and youth offenders institutions throughout the UK and South Africa.

We’ve seen hundreds of men and women graduate our programmes and show all the right signs to fulfill their potential upon release. However, with no job or safe place to live on the outside we found that many ended up back in their old criminal lifestyles and entered the vicious cycle of repeat re-offending. Something new was needed.

A vision to provide support, homes, training and jobs emerged and the Message Enterprise Centre (MEC) was born.

The heart of the MEC is to provide ex-offenders or those at risk of offending with full-time jobs in one of our social enterprises, accredited training alongside local colleges, secure housing and tailored Christian support as they look to turn their lives around. It is a model that has proven itself to work time and again and is transforming lives across the globe.

If you are interested in finding out more about this opportunity please contact Sam Hawthorne on 0161 946 2300 or email