About Us

What's our purpose?

NAYC (Northamptonshire Association of Youth Clubs) & ACUK (Action Centres UK) is a diverse non -profit organisation here to help and educate young people, especially, but not exclusively, through their leisure-time activities to develop their physical, mental and spiritual capacities that they may grow to full maturity as individuals and as members of society.

How do we achieve it?

Originally founded in Northampton, our work has expanded the facilitate youth work across the UK. This looks different across all our sites. We have a charitable youth association (NAYC) that focuses on Youth Development in Northamptonshire. In a nutshell, Youth Development assist the work of existing groups and help develop new groups. We have also developed 3 non-profit sites including King’s Park Sports, located in Northampton, this is a sports facility that include tennis courts, badminton courts, a climbing wall, trampolining, archery and more.

These facilities serve young people, families and the local community. They provide a space that young people can have fun, develop their skills and grow in confidence. On the same site stands King’s Park Conference Centre, a centre developed initially to provide a space for youth leaders to come and receive training. Now King’s Park Conference Centre supports organisations and leadership teams across the country. Finally we have two activity centres; Pioneer in Shropshire and Whitemoor Lakes in Staffordshire.

The two centres were built to give youth groups a place to take their young people away on a residential trip where they could escape their busy lives and build strong lasting friendships whilst experiencing the outdoors. These centres have a variety of activities available between them including climbing, abseiling, high ropes, zip wire, caving, sailing, kayaking and more! The profits of our centres feed right back into the youthwork we do in Northamptonshire and beyond. 

About the Role

At NAYC-ACUK we have a current vacancy for a Chef to work as part of the kitchen team, helping to ensure the catering needs of the centre are met. This is a permanent full time position (37.5 hours per week), shift work, including evenings, weekends and bank holidays.

Responsibilities include:

  • To maintain the highest possible standards in the preparation, cooking and serving of food.
  • To ensure a high level of kitchen hygiene and cleaning is maintained at all times.
  • When on duty to be responsible for the oversight of staff whilst they are within the kitchen and dining room areas.
  • To assist in the completion of daily schedules or any special project as requested by the Catering Manager.

Next Steps

If you are interested in this role then we would love to hear form you! To obtain a full job description and application pack, please contact For further details please call Armando Fregoni on 01604 493111.

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