Chef, West Sussex

Closing date:Expiring soon

Ardingly College SeniorWest Sussex

Date posted:
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £22,942 per annum
Contract term: Permanent

Stop what you are doing and ask yourself the following questions. 

Are you fed up working split shifts? Do you want at least a couple of weekends off a month? Do you want the whole of Christmas and New year off? Would you like to finish work at 7pm? Want to work with fresh ingredients and be given the room and opportunity to develop your skills? Want to work for an employer that embraces training and growth and encourages all chefs to create new ideas? Would you like to work at a venue that looks like Hogwarts?  

If you have answered yes to these questions, you need to come to Ardingly College.

We are seeking to appoint an experienced, enthusiastic and hardworking Chef to join our active and vibrant team.

Ardingly College is no ordinary school. As well as core meals made for the students and staff, you will be given plenty of opportunities to create dishes for fine dining events, from 10 people to 400 people. The College also runs themed days and events which give our Chefs the opportunity to showcase their creative flair and be involved in learning new cooking techniques to create authentic dishes.

The catering department is award winning and always maintains its 5 out of 5 for scores on the doors. 

The post holder will assist in the creation of new dishes and the production and service of food, while maintaining correct levels of Food Safety and Health and Safety. The ability to be innovative and creative in your cooking is key for this role.

Previous experience of working in a busy kitchen, producing meals with fresh ingredients is essential. A CIEH Food Safety Level 2 certificate or equivalent and 706/1, 706/2 or NVQ 2 Chef qualifications are required.

The hours for this role are 40 hours per week, 5 days out of 7, for 52 weeks per year. Shifts are 8.5 hours working 6.30am-3pm or 10.30am-7pm on a rota basis. Flexibility to work major functions is also required. 

The salary is £22,942 per annum. 

For a full job description and to apply online please visit our website If you have any questions or require further information, please contact HR on 01444 893059 or email

Closing date: Tuesday 10th December 2019, although applications will be considered upon receipt. 

Interviews will be scheduled as suitable applications are received.     

Ardingly College is an independent co-educational boarding and day school for boys and girls aged 2-18, a member of the HMC and a school of the Woodard Corporation. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All employees are required to undertake child protection screening appropriate to the post including enhanced DBS checks.

More about Ardingly College Senior
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 13 - 18 years
Address: College Road, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH17 6SQ, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1444 893000
employer gallery photo 0
employer gallery photo 1
employer gallery photo 2
employer gallery photo 3
employer gallery photo 4
employer gallery photo 5
employer gallery photo 6
employer gallery photo 7
employer gallery photo 8
employer gallery photo 9
employer gallery photo 10
employer gallery photo 11
employer gallery photo 12
employer gallery photo 13
employer gallery photo 14
employer gallery photo 15
employer gallery photo 16
employer gallery photo 17
employer gallery photo 18

Ardingly College is an independent co-educational school for pupils aged 2 – 18 offering both A level and IB.  Founded in 1858, Ardingly College is a school of over 1050 pupils, including those in the Prep and Pre-Prep. Located in the beautiful ...