We’re Hiring: Freelance Tutor / Trainer Food and Cookery (Victoria’s Corner)

Beanstalk Business Support CIC is a registered Community Interest Company that aims to make a difference, benefit society, and positively impact communities. At Beanstalk, we know that sustainable employment is crucial for communities and individuals. So, our number one priority is to create meaningful employment opportunities. We support businesses to keep providing essential jobs. We also help individuals become the best candidates for these roles.

Do you want to make a difference?

Are you looking for an exciting opportunity to help others to improve their lives, and the lives of their families and to make a positive contribution to their local community? Then Beanstalk is for you. We are committed to making a difference and we need motivated and passionate teammates who can help make it happen.

Who we’re looking for

​We are looking for an engaging and enthusiastic tutor or trainer who specialises in food and cookery and has a genuine interest in helping people reach their full potential. This role is offered in partnership with Victoria’s Corner, on a flexible basis with various working hours, and is based in Lancashire.

We have a current opportunity in North Lancashire every Monday afternoon (term-time) on our Skills for Schools project.

In this role, you will be required to.

Help raise expectations and aspirations of students, to enthuse, motivate and create ownership of their own development.

  • Deliver fun and engaging lessons through accredited and structured non-accredited programmes designed to meet the needs and interests of students.
  • Engage and create a positive learning atmosphere for small classes.
  • Give students basic catering skills before they go into the industry
  • Work with participants to develop personalised learning plans, to equip them with the skills, knowledge, and behaviours facilitating positive progress towards their longer-term aspirations.
  • Continually develop your practice and skills, engage in new initiatives, and share best practices with colleagues.
  • Utilise policies and procedures to support Beanstalk’s wider skills strategy.
  • Work collaboratively as part of Beanstalk’s specialist education team and, positively contribute as part of the wider team.
  • Be passionate about Beanstalk’s vision and mission, as well as being aligned with our values.
  • Be responsible for always promoting and safeguarding the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults in line with Beanstalk’s own Safeguarding Policy and practices.

The perks

  • Working hours to fit around your family or other commitments.
  • Work as part of a welcoming, fun, and inspiring team, where your creativity is valued.
  • Opportunity to gain experience working with subjects across different industries.
  • Support is provided whenever you need it.
  • Relevant training to support the delivery of our programmes.
  • Competitive rates of pay between £20-£25 per hour* – dependent on meeting the personal specification below.


  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills necessary for supporting a diverse group of young people.
  • Relevant experience working with young people (14+) in a delivery-based role.
  • Fully Enhanced DBS on the update service or willingness to get one prior to starting the role.
  • No official cookery qualification is required; however, relevant experience is essential.
  • Level 3 qualification in teaching or training or working towards this qualification is essential.
  • Approachable and person-centred.
  • Experience in working within an educational setting.
  • An understanding and commitment to safeguarding young people and its importance.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Presentable and professional appearance.
  • Level 2 English and Maths or equivalent.
  • Experience in working with learning difficulties and disabilities.
  • Promoting the inclusion of students.
  • Ability to work to quality standards.
  • An understanding of the health and safety requirements of a kitchen and work environment.
  • Ability and willingness to work flexibly.

An important bit

Beanstalk Business Support is committed to a diverse and inclusive culture. We promote equality and challenge discrimination. We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. Every member of our team has their own role in relation to Safeguarding – it’s everyone’s responsibility!

How to apply

If you think that we share similar values and you would enjoy tutoring some of our workshops, please send us your CV with a cover email to workshops@beanstalkbusiness.co.uk. Please call 0300 365 5530 if you would like any further information or a quick chat about the role.

We hope to hear from you soon!


This appointment is subject to the receipt of satisfactory references, and a Disclosure & Barring Service check. Interviews will explore issues relating to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, including motivation to work with and ability to form and maintain appropriate relationships and personal boundaries with children and young people together with emotional resilience in working with challenging behaviours and attitudes to use of authority and maintaining discipline.

*All self-employed people are responsible for paying their own taxes and National Insurance.