Sous Chef, Croydon, Surrey

Closing date:

Royal Russell SchoolCroydon, Surrey

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

Sous Chef (Ref 50020) 

37.5 hours per week, all year round with shift allowance  

Salary is competitive and will be dependent on skills and experience  

We are a highly respected and successful independent co-educational day and boarding school with over 1,000 students aged from 3-18 located in South Croydon. We are developing our external business events and functions activity to include weddings, christenings and other marketing events, so are looking for additional staff to support this service all year round.  

The Catering department (38 staff) provides a daily catering service to staff, pupils and visitors, producing around 1300 lunches each day, and breakfast, supper and all weekend meals during term time weeks for our 160 boarding students. Alongside this regular service, we support a range of school functions and events in the evening and weekends, and are looking to expand this external function activity. Outside term time we provide meals for staff and students staying on site for holiday courses, e.g. language or sports activities.  

You 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.   

You should have great communication and customer service skills with a polite, friendly and positive attitude at all times. We pride ourselves on offering a high quality service and want staff who are committed to the highest standards and able to use their own initiative to deliver this. It would be beneficial if you had previous experience in a high-volume catering environment but a strong work ethic, a can-do attitude, and a willingness to pitch in are most important.

You will support the Head Chef whilst also taking full responsibility for the kitchen operation in his absence. As a senior member of the team you will ensure high culinary standards and the delivery of a first class, nutritious food offering to all customers as well as management of the budget. You need to be passionate about food and able to lead, inspire and communicate effectively to your team.   

You should have previous experience at supervisory level in a high-volume trade and food production environment, but a willingness to learn fast and take responsibility is equally important. An understanding of safety and hygiene in a kitchen environment is paramount. You should be qualified to a minimum NVQ2 level.

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 Monday 18th September 2017. Applications will be considered on receipt. 

Interviews will be held during week commencing 25th September 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.

Job location

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
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
employer gallery photo 19
employer gallery photo 20

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...