Sous Chef - Ratcliffe College

Sous Chef

Closing date: 27/10/2023 9:00 am

We are looking to recruit a Sous Chef to assist the Head Chef in the efficient running of all the College food production, service and supervision of personnel, with an emphasis on wholesome, properly cooked quality meals in a cost-effective manner.

Working as part of a team of 9 you will assist in the day to day running of our kitchen ensuring that standards and quality are maintained.  You will need to have a flexible approach, working 39 hours per week (5 days out of 7) on a 3-week rota.  Various shift times cover from 6.00am to 7.30pm Monday to Sunday.

You will be working with fresh ingredients, catering for an extensive range of catering needs, from freshly produced school meals to banquets and weddings.

An NVQ level 3 in food preparation and supervision or equivalent is desirable but not essential, training will be provided.  You will need to have experience and familiarity of working in a busy kitchen environment.

In return we offer an attractive salary, 5 weeks annual leave + bank holidays, uniform with laundry service, meals whilst on duty, free parking and excellent working conditions.

Salary –  £29,872 per annum.

Full time, 39 hours per week, all year round.

5 weeks holiday, plus bank holidays.

For an informal discussion please contact Mr Graham Studd, Catering Manager;  Tel: 01509 817007, email:

 Closing date for applications: 9am, Friday 27th October 2023.

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We reserve the right to close the advert early if a suitable candidate is appointed prior to the closing date therefore applicants are encouraged to apply early. 

We are committed to safer recruitment, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be required to undergo an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) and an open-source check will also be undertaken.