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Second Chef/Deputy Head Chef

Catering Division (NH)

Location:  University Park
Salary:  £22,149 to £24,948 per annum (pro-rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.
Closing Date:  Wednesday 07 December 2022
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  NHE256222X2

Previous applicants need not apply

The University of Nottingham has been providing an outstanding student experience for over 140 years and is a leading university of worldwide significance with established campuses in UK, China and Malaysia. Our award-winning Nottingham campus is only 15 minutes by bus or tram to our vibrant city centre.  

Your role as Second Chef

We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated Chef to join our team at the University of Nottingham. Based on our award-winning University Park campus you will work within the kitchens of our Student Halls of Residence. You will be required to assist and deputise for the Head Chef to manage the kitchen and dining room team and associated operations, often working independently ensuring the preparation and service of a high quality and consistent product for resident students during term time and conference guests during vacation periods. Duties will also include the preparation of food for high profile events including formal dinners and weddings for up to 350 people whilst ensuring all relevant Food Safety documentation is completed.  

Candidates should be qualified to 706 1/ 2 or NVQ 1/2 in Food Production, or have substantial relevant experience gained within a similar large scale catering environment. You will have excellent cooking skills and considerable supervisory experience. Knowledge of a range of Microsoft Office products and experience of stock management are also essential for this role. 

Further details regarding the duties for the post can be found on the attached job role profile.

What’s in it for you 

  • Ongoing support to develop your skills and gain industry recognised qualifications to further your career ambitions that may lead to different career paths and career progression. 
  • An excellent holiday allowance of 26 days, plus additional university closure days and bank holidays
  • Employee Assistance Programme and Counselling Service- 24/7 support. 
  • Supplier discounts, travel, and reward schemes.
  • Staff Networks, events and activities and state of the art sports facilities. 
  • A permanent post for 52 weeks of the year, 
  • The tools you need to do a great job.
  • Staff referral scheme
  • Uniform provided.   

Hours of work are full-time (36.25 per week), worked 5 days out of 7 to be arranged and will include working evenings and regular weekends. Flexibility will be required. Arrangements for job share will be considered.

All of our vacancies are available to view at:

https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/estates/recruitment-estates-and-facilities/recruitment-estates-and-facilities.aspx

Please quote ref. NHE256222

Due to the current cost of living issues our rates of pay are under review and the university will seek to ensure staff are appropriately rewarded in line with local employers and national guidance, advertised rates such as the weekend working allowance is subject to review/ removal following the review.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to David Butler, email dave.butler@nottingham.ac.uk. Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

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Our University is a supportive, inclusive, caring and positive community. We warmly welcome those of different cultures, ethnicities and beliefs – indeed this very diversity is vital to our success, it is fundamental to our values and enriches life on campus. We welcome applications from UK, Europe and from across the globe. For more information on the support we offer our international colleagues, see our Moving to Nottingham pages.

For successful international applicants, we provide financial support for your visa and the immigration health surcharge, plus an interest-free loan to help cover the cost of immigration-related expenses for any dependants accompanying you to the UK. For more information please see the our webpage on Financial support for visas and the immigration health surcharge.

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