Working here

The Charterhouse is an almshouse and museum based near the Barbican, providing residential care to a community of elderly people since 1611.

Situated on 7 acres in central London, the majority of our buildings date back to the Tudor period, with elements of medieval, Victorian and more modern architecture. With links to some of the most famous people and periods throughout English history, this is an exciting time to join the organisation.

Job Vacancies


We have a permanent opportunity for an experienced Sous-Chef in our historic central London Charity. The Charterhouse is an almshouse and care home based near the Barbican. It’s a 12 acres site which includes large gardens and buildings dating back to the Tudor period – so a beautiful and peaceful place to work.

You will report into a Head Chef and work alongside one other Chef, one Porter and 5 Kitchen Assistants. It is a hands-on role, and you will be expected to be cooking meals for Brothers, guests and Infirmary residents on a daily basis. You will work closely alongside the Head Chef to ensure the daily duties of the catering department are carried out effectively, ensuring Brothers and guests receive the highest standards of care and attention. You will work a flexible, 3-week rolling rota, on either early (6:30am – 3:30pm) or late shifts (11am – 8pm).

You will have a degree of classical training, and a Level 3 food safety qualification. Candidates will need to demonstrate hands-on craft based experience for 2 to 5 years, with a history of working in a fresh food environment. This background must include the ability to lead and train junior members of the team and ideally include catering for high quality events. Considering you will be working within a vulnerable, elderly community, you must be warm, caring and particularly sensitive to the needs of our residents. There is the option of living on site subject to availability.

Please read the full Job Description here, and apply by email with a CV in the first instance, to, adding a few words to explain why you think you are suitable for this role and the Charterhouse. Applications deadline 20th August 2021.


Volunteering opportunities

We often have lots of exciting opportunities to volunteer at the Charterhouse for anyone aged 18 and over. If you’re looking to gain experience for your CV and develop new skills we may have an opportunity for you in our museum, learning, infirmary and gardening programmes.

Under 18s
Unfortunately at this time we cannot take any volunteers who are under 18 years of age. As an alternative, we do offer two student work experience placements per year, organised through our partners Inspire! We are unable to take any direct requests outside of this.

We have filled our volunteering places for the moment

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