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Chef Manager - Pit Stop Cafe

Worth SchoolWest Sussex

Chef Manager – Pit Stop Café 

Monday to Friday, 37.5 hours per week, term time (34 weeks) 

Due to the creation of a new role, we are seeking to appoint a highly innovative, passionate and commercial minded Chef Manager to join the Pit Stop Café in our Catering Department. 

We are offering the successful candidate a blank canvas and the opportunity to create a legacy within the school through the management of the transformation of the Pit Stop. We are looking for a Chef Manager that knows what amazing looks like. You will be a person that consistently thinks outside the box and thrives on being able to create and innovate. You must have a true passion and genuine interest and zest for all that is happening in the industry – what’s new, what’s buzzing, whatever you think our pupils will enjoy. You will inspire and motivate excellent performance from catering team members and maximise productivity while delivering first class food and service levels.

A relevant qualification in catering/hospitality is essential, as well as the ability to lead by example in the preparation, cooking and presentation of high quality, nutritious food for large numbers of people working to tight timescales. You will have a passion for improving catering services and have a successful track record of commercial acumen and managing staff. Exceptional attention to detail and accuracy, interpersonal and communication skills and an ability to act on your own initiative are necessary for this role.

This is an exciting time to join our Catering Team and in return we offer our own generous salary scale and an enhanced benefits scheme, including an employee assistance programme, meal provision and enhanced pension contribution. Employees have access to our facilities and benefit from free parking, social events and discounted school fees.

The successful applicants must have their own transport as there is no public transport to the site. 

We are committed to the safeguarding of children.  References and DBS checks will be conducted on the successful applicant. 

The job description and candidate information pack  is available to download.   

Applicants are required to submit an application form on-line which can be found on our website   

Alternatively, an application form and job details are available from the HR department E:  t 01342 710215. 

Please ensure you complete the statement in support of application detailing why you are the right person for the role. 

Closing date for applications: Sunday 17th January, midday* 

*We reserve the right to invite candidates for interview prior to the closing date and to close vacancies early if we have sufficient suitable applications. Therefore, we encourage interested applicants to submit an application as soon as possible. 

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