Head Chef







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Responsible To

Curriculum Manager


City Campus

Overall Purpose

Attractive benefits for this post include 35 days’ annual leave per year plus bank holidays and the opportunity to join the Local Government Pension Scheme.

Sunderland College is a world-class provider of education, with three campuses located across the city, plus Hartlepool Sixth Form, offering one of the region’s largest range of school leaver and adult courses.  Now that we are located in our new City Campus, we have grown our commercial offering to include a more rounded experience for students and customers

We are seeking to appoint a suitably qualified and experienced Head Chef to work within the existing Catering and Hospitality Team. The role will involve working permanently in our City Campus restaurant, City Bistro, delivering high quality food to both internal and external customers, as well as providing on the job training and mentoring to learners.

Successful applicants should have demonstrable experience of running successful kitchens with a key focus on food knowledge, seasonality, modern cookery techniques and development of a team. They will have extensive knowledge of the industry and be able to drive the business forward meeting and exceeding agreed income targets and levels of service.

Applicants should be able to demonstrate relevant experience in their personal statement, giving practical examples of how they fulfil the person specification.

The successful applicant will need to be required to work in a fully commercial capacity, potentially operating over six days and 45 weeks a year. They will be driven and keen to succeed with a growing commercially focused team whilst assisting and effectively contributing to the successful development of learners along with the curriculum. They will be able to work independently and with inexperienced trainees.

Due to the nature of this post, the successful applicant will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure Check.

To find out more about this great opportunity visit www.sunderlandcollege.ac.uk/vacancies.   Alternatively, e-mail vacancies@sunderlandcollege.ac.uk or call 0191 5116046 to request an application pack.

All applications must be received by 12noon on Friday 21st September 2018.

 We are working towards equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sections of the community.  We are committed to PREVENT and safeguarding the welfare of children and vulnerable adults.


Please note previous applicants need not apply


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