Head Chef, Oxfordshire

Closing date:

Radley CollegeOxfordshire

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Start date: March 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent

Head Chef 

March 2020

This is a full time 52 week position, 42.5 hours per week (5/7).  Flexibility is key and work will involve evenings and weekends to meet the needs of the service.  

The Catering Department within Radley College offers a wide range of food services across the 200 acre campus.  All of the services are controlled from the main catering building.  There are currently approximately 690 boys and 125 dons (teachers) and their families resident on site, together with 330 operational staff.  During the school holidays the department supports various residential courses.  

The facilities are used seven days a week for approximately 48 weeks of the year and seek to provide a friendly yet efficient environment in which the boys and College staff can both work and relax.  The College also provides a range of function and conference facilities which are used primarily for Radley College functions & events; however the College does also extend this to external clients and customers, and also hosts residential courses in the school holidays. 

The Head Chef, as part of the collective Management team, will help to oversee the daily food production, food presentation and food standards for all of the service delivery offered at the College.  In addition to the daily services, the post holder will be responsible for helping with the organisation and delivery of evening or weekend events that may include high profile evening functions or dinners with VIP guests attending, or, receptions for College employees such as retirement functions, weddings and celebration events.

In addition to the core functions described above, it is the Head Chef’s responsibility to ensure the optimal use of our food production facilities and the team skills base.

The Head Chef will be expected to consistently demonstrate drive and enthusiasm in every aspect of the daily business, and effective communication will be a key component of the daily duties. They will play an integral part in achieving and maintaining first class standards within the Catering department. He/she will be fundamental in the development and management of the food offered at Radley College.

Closing Date: 26th September 2019

Candidates may, if they wish, informally chat to the Head of Catering, Pam Dickens.  Please contact the HR Department to arrange this (hr@radley.org.uk).   

Applications must be submitted on the official application form which can be downloaded from our website and sent, together with a covering letter explaining your reasons for applying, to Sarah Ballard, Head of HR, Radley College, Abingdon, Oxfordshire OX14 2HR or by e-mail to applications@radley.org.uk

Radley College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its pupils and expects all employees to share this commitment.



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Boys
Age Range: 13 - 18 years
Denomination: Church of England
Address: Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX14 2HR, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1235 543000
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