Chef / professional cook

UK Youth

  • Team: Outdoor Learning
  • Salary: £23,750 FT
  • Location: Avon Tyrrell
  • Closing: 9:00am, 11th Feb 2022 GMT

Job Description

UK Youth are looking to recruit an experienced catering professional to join our small friendly catering team. Candidates should enjoy working in a young person-centred setting and have a passion for delivering high quality food to a wide variety of guests.

Working in our small friendly catering team you will be able to use your experience and ideas to develop our catering services by:

  • Co-designing and delivering customer driven cost-effective menus that promote healthy eating  

  • Helping to create a dining experience that encourages social interaction (meals are served from our hot plate and eaten in our dining room)

 You will also have responsibility for:

  • Maintaining standards to ensure we comply with all regulatory and legislative requirements

  • Maintaining industry knowledge to provide professional expertise on allergens

  • Ordering and maintaining stock levels, sourcing best value

  • Providing high levels of customer care, interacting politely and professionally with guests

Working Hours            

Full Time or Part Time Job Share would be considered

This role will require weekend working, but unless in exceptional circumstances, there will be no late evenings (8pm latest finish) and a guaranteed 2 weeks off at Christmas. All hours are recorded and whilst weekly working hours may vary the average working week is 37.5 hours.

What we can offer you

 We offer a competitive range of benefits, good work/life balance, excellent learning and development opportunities and vibrant organisational culture.

  • 27 days annual leave plus bank holidays

  • Pension scheme (currently UK Youth match employee contributions up to 5%)

  • Membership of our life insurance scheme which would pay-out up to 4 times your salary

  • Employee Assistance Programme to support employees both professionally and personally

  • 20% discount off bookings at Avon Tyrrel

  • Cyclescheme and Techscheme

Experience

  • Hold a valid catering and hygiene certification

  • Have previous experience (min 6 months) working in a commercial catering environment

  • Experience of working in a customer facing role and delivering high standards of customer care

 Knowledge, skills and qualities

  • An understanding of Food handling, allergen management and FSA requirements

  • Able to build and manage positive relationships with stakeholders at the appropriate level 

  • Friendly approachable person with good organisational skills, enthusiasm, and energy, capable of working on own and working with others when required.

Why work at UK Youth?

Based at Avon Tyrrell Outdoor Centre you will be working as part of a small friendly staff team in a beautiful location.

UK Youth prides itself on being an Equal Opportunity employer, and we would particularly welcome applications for this role from those who identify under one of the protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010.

As this role involves working in a regulated environment with young people, any offer will be conditional to satisfactory background checks, which include criminal record check and employment reference.

As part of the recruitment process, UK Youth will be gathering and uses certain information about you. For further information regarding this, please review our Data Protection Privacy Notice which explains what data of yours we process and how we use it.

 

Removing bias from the hiring process

  • Your application will be anonymously reviewed by our hiring team to ensure fairness
  • You’ll need a CV/résumé, but it’ll only be considered if you score well on the anonymous review

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Removing bias from the hiring process

  • Your application will be anonymously reviewed by our hiring team to ensure fairness
  • You’ll need a CV/résumé, but it’ll only be considered if you score well on the anonymous review

Start your de-biased application