Chef, Croydon

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Royal Russell SchoolCroydon

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Salary is competitive and will be dependent on skills and experience
Contract term: Permanent


37.5 hours per week, all year round with shift allowance  

Salary is competitive and will be dependent on skills and experience  

We are looking for a qualified and experienced Chef work alongside the Senior Chefs to ensure the delivery of a first class, nutritious food offering to all customers. You need to be passionate about food and be able work on your own initiative or as part of a team. We produce around 1300 lunches and 250 breakfast and evening meals daily, Monday-Friday, and provide a full daily service to approximately 200 at weekends during term time. In addition you will cater for external business events and functions including weddings, christenings and evening events with parents.  

We want staff who are committed to the highest standards and able to use their own initiative to deliver this. You should have previous experience in a high-volume trade and food production environment, but a willingness to learn fast and take accountability alongside a strong work ethic, a can-do attitude, and a willingness to pitch in is equally important. An understanding of safety and hygiene in a kitchen environment is paramount. You should be qualified to a minimum NVQ2 level.  

The role will work on a shift roster with rosters planned half a term in advance to cover 6.00 am to 8.30 pm in term time (more standard hours during holiday periods) and working five days out of seven. Shift allowances are payable for this.   

These exciting opportunities offer excellent benefits which include a discount on School fees, immediate non-contributory pension and free life cover, free car parking, free lunch (when the kitchen is in operation) and the use of our on-site tennis courts and swimming pool.   

If you are interested in joining us, please visit where you will find further information on this position and an application form.  Alternatively email or call the School on 0208-657-4433 to request the job details and an application form. All completed applications should be submitted to  by 12 noon on Friday 27th October 2017. Applications will be considered on receipt.  Interviews will be held during week commencing 30th October 2017.  

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All appointments are subject to a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check (including a check against the Children’s Barred List) and other pre-employment screening including references and medical fitness.

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More about Royal Russell School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Denomination: Church of England
Address: Coombe Lane, Croydon, Surrey, CR9 5BX, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 208 6574433
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Thank you for your interest in joining the Royal Russell team 

Royal Russell is an exceptional independent Day and Boarding school for girls and boys from Nursery to Sixth Form.    

Royal Russell was founded in 1853 as a charity t...