Head Chef

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We are looking for an ambitious, people-focused team player to be an integral part of our leadership team at Stowe.

The Hours: Average 37.5 per week. No evenings or split shifts! Flexibility is required to allow for a rotation of weekend work. Bank holidays and weekend availability required. Not usually required to work after 6:30pm. Working hours could range between 8am-4pm, 9am-5pm, 10am-6pm

The Salary: £24,075 per year

Duration: This is a permanent role which offers realistic salary progression based on annual reviews.

A note from Gemma (Area Manager):

We are a hard working and supportive team heavily driven by our shared work ethic and focus on delivering great customer service. We achieve this by working together, supporting one another and cheering each other on with our positive attitude and outlook. We are looking for a head chef to be a part of our leadership team, someone who is willing and able to learn new things, passionate about achieving goals and loves and supports their team to achieve great things. This role requires someone who is passionate about food, thrives in a high paced environment and enjoys growing and supporting people. In this role you will be key part of keeping our conservation and restoration works in the property and beyond. All of our financial contribution goes towards keeping our beautiful place restored and revived, forever, for everyone. We need someone to help us achieve this goal- this could be you! I can't wait to be in touch with you and hearing how you could help make this happen

What you'll be doing

Working with the Food & Beverage Management team you'll use your creativity to develop delicious menus, using local produce where available, that adapt to the seasons, to delight visitors with our spirit of place and provide great value for money. You’ll be constantly seeking and developing new income opportunities, working to achieve financial targets and increase margins by minimising waste and controlling costs and resources.

Through effective people management and leadership, and with the National Trust ethos at the forefront of your mind, you’ll motivate the team of staff and volunteers to strive for a culture of exceptional service and make it a great place to work.

Please also read the full role profile, attached to this advert.

Who we're looking for

You need to be;

•An inspirational leader, creative and proactive

•An experienced people manager including setting personal objectives and providing feedback

•Qualified in food preparation and cooking to City & Guilds or NVQ L3 or equivalent

The package

The National Trust has the motto ‘For everyone, for ever’ at its heart. We’re working hard to create an inclusive culture, where everyone feels they belong. It’s important that our people reflect and represent the diversity of the communities and audiences we serve. We welcome and value difference, so when we say we’re for everyone, we want everyone to be welcome in our teams too.

Wherever you’re from, and whatever your background, we want to hear from you – and it doesn’t matter if you’re jam first, cream first, or even if you don’t like scones at all. Everyone is welcome.

Benefits for working at the National Trust include:

  • Flexible working whenever possible
  • Free parking at most locations
  • Free entry to our properties for you, a guest and your children (under 18)
  • Substantial pension scheme of up to 10% basic salary

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