Weekend Chef-£6,300 pa (£10.03 ph)
15 hours pw for 36 weeks pa during term-time (0.3225 fte)
Our large and friendly Catering department (38 staff) provides a daily catering service to staff, students and visitors, producing around 1300 lunches each day, and breakfast, supper and all weekend meals during term time weeks for our 160 boarders. Alongside this regular service, we support a range of functions and events in the evening and weekends and provide meals for guests staying on site for holiday courses.
As our Weekend Chef you will join a team of experienced and qualified supportive staff who will help you develop your catering skills. You will have a real passion for cooking high quality, innovative, healthy food, be qualified to NVQ Level 2 (Hospitality and Catering or Cooking for the Catering Industry) or equivalent, and have experience of preparing, cooking and presenting high quality food in a high-volume environment (approx. 200 covers per day at weekends). You will work 2 days of 7.5 hours each at weekends during term-time. Additional hours may be available as cover during the week.
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. You should have previous experience in a high-volume catering environment (1300 covers a day) together with a strong work ethic, a positive can-do attitude, and a willingness to pitch in to support your colleagues in their work.
In addition to the benefit of working with a friendly and dedicated team in our beautiful green parkland estate in this historic School, we offer:-
- 30 days (6 weeks) paid holiday plus 8 public holidays (pro rata for term-time/part-time posts),
- free meals during shift times,
- free life insurance cover and access to a pension scheme with employer contributions,
- free parking,
- easy access to transport links (Coombe Lane tram stop served by the New Addington tram is opposite the School entrance),
- use of our on-site tennis courts, swimming pool and gym facilities, free of charge,
- a discount of up to 50% on School fees (85% discount for wrap around care before and after school during term-time) and 50% discount with Holiday Drop-Off during School holiday periods, and
- training and development for candidates seeking to develop a career in catering
Please visit http://www.royalrussell.co.uk/vacancies for further details about our School, the role and the application process. To apply, you will need to submit a fully completed application form, taking care to ensure that your supporting statement outlines the extent to which you meet our requirements as set out in the person specification, and details of two referees, one of which should be a current or most recent employer, to firstname.lastname@example.org. References may be taken up before interview. Applications will be considered on receipt and should arrive no later than 12 noon on Monday 19th November 2018. We reserve the right to interview at any point during the recruitment process so early applications are encouraged.
The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and all appointments are subject to a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check (including a check against the Children’s Barred List), and other pre-employment screening including references and medical fitness.