Chef

Salary: £19,928

 

Duration: Full time, permanent contract

 

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

Interview Date: This is an immediate start; interviews will be held by appointment on receiving applications

What it's like to work here

Here is a message from Hannah Edwards, the Food and beverage manager of Greys Court.

"Here at Greys Court, 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

With your passion for food and your appetite to provide an exceptional service to your customers, you’ll work with the National Trust Cookbook framework to prepare delicious food. Using your creative skills, you’ll use local produce to develop dishes to inspire visitors with our spirit of place. Working alongside the Food & Beverage Manager and the leadership team, you'll ensure our menu reflects the seasons, and each dish is fresh, tasty and beautifully presented every time.

Working alongside the team, you'll ensure everyone is compliant with relevant legislation and internal processes including food hygiene and COSHH procedures. You may also be required, on occasions to supervise volunteers and other team members. You’ll be proud to share our valuable work with our customers, and look to maximise sales with new ideas so that the profit can be reinvested back into our conservation work.

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

Who we're looking for

You'll need to be;
 
• Passionate about food, creative and proactive

• A great team player, who thrives in a fast paced, catering environment

• Qualified in food preparation and cooking to City & Guilds or NVQ L2 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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