Head Chef, Leicestershire

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Brooksby Melton CollegeLeicestershire
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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent

Head Chef

Permanent contract - 2080 annualised hours (approx 40 hours per week) Sunday to Saturday

Salary - Competitive

35 days annual holiday - with a great work/life balance 

This is a fantastic opportunity for a creative and talented professional to join the team at Brooksby Hall (part of Brooksby Melton College). Set within our beautiful 850 acre Brooksby campus, Brooksby Hall has built a reputation as a first class centre for conferencing, banqueting and weddings.

The successful applicant will have a real passion for food and be responsible for the smooth running of the kitchen. You will be expected to produce food to a high standard for our weddings, conferencing, banqueting and our extensive student provision. 

As Head Chef, you will be responsible for managing a small team and have experience of working in a similar capacity including banqueting and wedding menu preparation and tasting experience.   You will be responsible for maximising sales and profitability through the creation of great menus, meeting your financial targets whilst developing your staff and creating a motivated team

You must have the ability to work under pressure and be an effective team worker, demonstrating excellent communication and engagement skills.  You will be disciplined with a “right first time” work ethic with regard to maintaining legal requirements in respect of Hygiene, Health and Safety, Employment Law and Food Safety Law for all students, staff and customers. 

Proficiency in all aspects of Microsoft Office programmes would be an advantage, along with good financial acumen and experience of staff performance management.

In return, we offer better life/work balance hours than most traditional event venues with most bank holidays and weekday evenings free, a long term rewarding role with a competitive salary and excellent holiday entitlement.  To take the next step in your career, visit www.brooksbymelton.ac.uk/jobs 

Applications will only be accepted through the Brooksby Melton online application form – please ensure you state your current/last salary

If you would like an informal chat about this post, please contact, in the first instance, Lisa Craddock on 01664 850850 ext 101 or by email to lcraddock@brooksbymelton.ac.uk   

Our benefits include:

• Pension

• Generous Holidays + Public Holidays

• Additional College Discretionary Closure Days

• CPD and Training

• Occupational Health Support

• Car Parking Facilities

This post is subject to an enhanced check through the Disclosure and Barring Service. If you require more information, download our DBS policy.

Closing date for applications: 22nd August

Interviews to be held on 28th & 29th August

Guidelines on how to effectively complete our application form can be downloaded from the website - Before you complete the application form please read the guidance notes carefully.

Applicants who demonstrate in their application that they possess the skills, experience and abilities required for the job stand the best chance of being shortlisted.

It is important to provide evidence that you can meet each of the requirements in the person specification, by giving specific examples.




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