Highgate School was established in 1565 by a Royal Charter of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the First. Sir Roger Cholmeley, our Founder, was granted Letters Patent to found ‘a grammar School…for good education and instruction’. Today Highgate is a flourishing coeducational independent School which includes the Senior School for pupils aged 11-18; the Junior School for pupils aged 7-11 and the Pre-Preparatory School for pupils aged 3-7. There are currently in the region of 1,800 pupils at Highgate and the School employs approximately 550 full-time or part-time teaching and support staff.
The School is situated in one of the most attractive and sought after areas of North London, only a short journey from Central London and adjacent to Hampstead Heath. The hilltop site in Highgate Village is the historic site of the Senior School. A few hundred yards along Hampstead Lane in Bishopswood Road lie the Junior and Pre-Preparatory Schools and the extensive playing fields, adjacent to the open spaces of Kenwood and Hampstead Heath. The Northern Line underground station is a short walk away and it is four miles to Central London.
Working at Highgate offers the opportunity to be part of a vibrant and welcoming community, committed to academic excellence and the highest standards of pastoral care for its pupils. The Governors consider the development of excellence in the education offered to the pupils to be the underlying purpose of activities undertaken by all staff.
Highgate School are currently recruiting a Senior Sous Chef that offers good hours in a friendly and supportive team.
Responsible for assisting the Executive Chef to manage the food production and catering of all meals within the School. The School has an emphasis on freshly prepared and cooked food using fresh ingredients, catering for up to 2,000 meals daily for breakfast and lunch. Alongside the dining room service, you will be responsible for varied function business, with events including fine dining, sit down banquets, bowl food, canapé receptions and finger buffets.
The College operates 51 weeks a year, offering holiday courses, functions and events in the holidays as well as the core term time requirements. During term-time, normal working hours will be 7am – 4pm, with flexibility to accommodate occasional evening and weekend events.
Highgate is committed to the safeguarding and welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to this post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.