Chef (development opportunity)
We are looking for a dynamic and creative Chef to work as part of the Catering Team at Essa Foundation Academies Trust. As part of your employment, you will be supported to complete a level 3 Chef de partie qualification, so this is an exciting development opportunity for the right candidate. Candidates that are already suitably qualified are equally welcome to apply.
Whilst this role is predominantly based at Essa Academy, you could be deployed to work at any establishment within the Trust and you will be catering for around 900 students and 200 staff. Deputising for the Catering Manager in their absence, this is an important role where you can make a real difference to the health and wellbeing of our young people.
The ideal candidate will have a strong leadership skills, a passion for catering and a keen desire to progress in this role. The successful candidate will also need to have up to date food hygiene training (or willingness to achieve). We ask for least 5 years experience in a Catering role and previous experience of managing a team would be beneficial, but not essential.
The hours of work are 30 per week, 9.00am-3.30pm Monday to Friday (including a 30 minute unpaid break) during term time plus 2 days.
The role is paid at £10.44 per hour. The successful candidate will work for 43.5 weeks of the year (during term time), which means you do not work during the school holidays (apart from 2 inset days which usually fall at the beginning of September). The actual salary will be approximately £13,646 per annum* and your salary is paid monthly in 12 equal monthly installments.
*Grade 5, Scale Point 21 (within the range 21-25), £20,138 per annum FTE (actual salary £13,646 pa approx for term time plus 2 days).
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Telephone number 01204 333 222
Closing date: Friday 23rd March 2018
Interviews: 28th March 2018