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Boarding House Chef - Work Life Balance

Sedbergh SchoolCumbria

Job title: Boarding House Chef 

Contract type: Permanent full time 40 hours (5 out of 7 days, including weekends)

Start Date: ASAP

Starting Salary: Up to £23,000, in line with skills and experience

Sedbergh School and Casterton, Sedbergh Prep School are looking for a House Chef to join our friendly team. This role is suitable for either an existing Head or Sous Chef, or an experienced Chef de Partie looking to head up their first kitchen.

In exchange for your enthusiasm and commitment, Sedbergh School offers an extensive and generous reward package including: 

  • A generous starting salary of up to £23,000, in line with skills and experience, with the opportunity for further progression 
  • Assistance with subsidised accommodation 
  • Standard 5 day working weeks with some weekend cover 
  • Flexible “family friendly” standard working shifts with no split shifts 
  • Opportunity for further training with Kendal College Culinary Arts department 
  • Meals whilst on duty 
  • Generous employer contribution Pension scheme 
  • Free access to on-site facilities, including gym, sports course and swimming pool 
  • Being part of a supportive and friendly community

Why Sedbergh?

The magnificent location of Sedbergh and the equally picturesque site of our junior School at Casterton, just 10 miles away, offers our staff an enviable opportunity to work in the spectacular scenery of the Howgills and Yorkshire Dales. If you live outside the area, then you should consider the benefits of relocating here!

Outdoors enthusiasts have a wide range of walking, fishing, sailing, climbing, caving and other outdoor pursuits all within easy reach. For those with a desire to get away occasionally, the M6 motorway and the West Coast railway are both a short distance away for travel North or South, while other routes make West Yorkshire and the North East easy to reach.

Working for Sedbergh School means working within the school community as part of a close-knit Hospitality Team. Sedbergh school is committed to the development of its people and there are opportunities to develop your career and qualifications further.

How to Apply:

This role is suitable for either an existing Head or Sous Chef, or an experienced Chef de Partie looking to head up their first kitchen. Please contact Lizzie Harrison on 015242 79205 or email  if you would like to know more about this, or any other support positions, that may be available. 

Please note that early application is advised as an appointment will be made upon finding a suitable candidate.

We look forward to hearing from you. 

Sedbergh School is committed to safeguarding & protecting the welfare of children. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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