Chef de partie, Hammersmith and Fulham

Closing date:Expiring soon

Ark Burlington Danes AcademyHammersmith and Fulham

Date posted:
Start date: As soon as possible
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Ark Support Staff payscale, Inner London, Band 4, £19,409 - £21,760 pro rata (Actual salary: £16,621 - £18,635 per annum)
Contract term: Permanent

Chef de partie

This is a fantastic opportunity to work as Chef de partie in one of the best schools in the country 

Start date: As soon as possible 

Salary: Ark Support Staff payscale, Inner London, Band 4, £19,409 - £21,760 pro rata (Actual salary: £16,621 - £18,635 per annum) Hours: 36 hours per week, term time only (39 weeks) 

Location: Ark Burlington Danes Academy, Wood Lane, London W12 0HR 

Nearest Tube station: White City (Central) or Wood Lane (Hammersmith & City, Circle)

Deadline: Friday 22nd  February 2019 at 11:00 am

Interviews: Week Commencing 25th February 2019

Job Description


Reporting to: Head Chef    

Start date: ASAP    

Location: ARK BDA KITCHEN    


Flexible as the service demands dictate with a ‘normal’ day being:  36 hrs/week, 40 weeks/year. There is also an expectation that shifts should be altered to oversee service in the evenings, on bank holidays and some weekends. 


The Role

As Chef de Partie, you will lead the team responsible for ensuring a consistent, high-quality food and meal service that meets the needs of ARK BURLINGTON DANES  Academy. You will prepare, cook and present food, to school standards, under the direction of the Head Chef and the Chef Manager. 

Key Responsibilities 


Assisting in the serving and clearing of all food, beverages and associated utensils

Assist in the planning, preparation and cooking of meals and special functions 

Requisition supplies for area of responsibility

Ensure that food is prepared in accordance to DUE DILIGENCE and with School’s Hygiene Procedures, e.g. temperatures are recorded, samples are taken, foodstuffs are stored safely and hygienically and a food production plan is completed

Ensure that dishes are produced and costed to required standards of quality and presentation for service


Instruct General Catering Assistants in food production methods

Ensure that work area is maintained in a clean and hygienic state at all times

Adhere to the School’s Hygiene, Health and Safety policies

Complete statutory health and hygiene training,allergence trainings  and examinations

Demonstrate good standards of customer service

Assist with stock control/stock taking

Coordinate and anticipate  with last minute operational request eg. Hospitality ,events & functions etc

Receive, check and safely store supplies 

Punctuality (time keeping)


Carry out other tasks as directed by the Catering Manager or Head Chef

Person Specification: Chef de Partie’

Qualification Criteria

Right to work in the UK

Relevant catering qualification is essential

Health & Hygiene Certificate is essential

First Aid qualification, desirable 

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

Experience of cooking in large quantities ideally within a school or education setting

Experience of working with children

Experience of cultural diversity, with particular reference to food preparation and dietary preferences, desirable 

Knowledge of healthy eating and nutrition and creating related menus

Excellent communications skills

Personal Characteristics

Genuine passion for and a belief in the potential of every student

Deep commitment to Ark’s mission of providing an excellent education to all students, regardless of their background

Hard working, conscientious, detail orientated and highly organised

Excellent team player, helpful, friendly and willing to undertake extra tasks as and when necessary

Good role model for students and staff, with high expectations for self and others

Genuine interest and willingness to help children learn how to eat healthily

Enthusiasm for high nutritional standards


Commitment to equality of opportunity and the safeguarding and welfare of all pupils

Willingness to undertake training

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The post holder will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check

Ark is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people in our academies.  In order to meet this responsibility, we follow a rigorous selection process. This process is outlined here, but can be provided in more detail if requested. All successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

Job location

More about Ark Burlington Danes Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Denomination: Church of England
Address: Wood Lane, Hammersmith, London, W12 0HR, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 8735 4950
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Burlington Danes Academy opened as the successor to Burlington Danes School in September 2006. It is a 6 form entry secondary school for 11-18 year olds. It continues the predecessor school’s long history as a Church of England School and its commitm...