Mercy Ships UK
Location: Africa / Western Africa
Finance: Personal Support
Duration: Less than 3 months, 3‑12 months, Over 12 months, Open‑ended / Permanent
Activity: Hospitality, Practical & Technical, Support Ministries
Posted: 8 Nov 2019
Closes: Open-ended

Food Services Manager

Mercy Ships UK

The Food Services Manager volunteer position, part of the Food Services department, will be located on the Africa Mercy, the world's largest charity hospital ship.

Are you interested in coming with your family? This position qualifies for a family cabin on board! Get in touch today to find out more!

Summary:  Overall in charge of the Food Services department.

About the role:  

Our galley team spends every day supplying the crew, day crew, hospital, HOPE Centre, and outpatient families with the food they need to keep on going! We couldn't do what we do without healthy and delicious meals on board.  

About you:

  • Culinary certificate and/or experience cooking for both large and small groups
  • Relevant catering qualification such as diploma in Hotel Management, Catering, and Institutional Operations
  • Previous management experience preferred
  • Conversant in French preferred
  • International Driver's Permit required

Questions about this information? Send us an email: or call 01438 347 480

We recommend all interested applicants to submit an application at least six months in advance of your target service date.

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Mercy Ships UK

Operating the world's largest charity-run hospital ship, Mercy Ships offers the opportunity to bring hope and healing to the world's forgotten poor. We need your skills, whether you're an engineer, cook, nurse, teacher, deck officer, surgeon or cleaner!
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