Head Chef


circa £25,000 per annum - may be negotiable depending on skills and experience. May be reviewed depending on the success of the restaurant


Fixed Term for 12 months with option to extend



Closing Date

Reference Number


Responsible To

Curriculum Leader


City Campus


External Vacancies
Head Chef: Post Ref 5847. Salary circa £25,000 per annum*, Full Time, fixed term for 12 months with the option to extend.
Sous Chef: Post Ref: 5848. Salary circa £20,000 per annum*, Full Time, fixed term for 12 months with the option to extend.35 days annual leave.
Attractive benefits for each post include 35 days holiday per year plus bank holidays and access to the pension scheme.
*salary may be negotiable depending on skills and experience and may be reviewed depending on the success of the restaurant.

Sunderland College is a world-class provider of education, with four campuses located across the city offering one of the region’s largest range of school leaver and adult courses. We are expanding into our new city Campus and as such, are growing our current commercial offering to offer a more rounded experience for students and customers
We are seeking to appoint a suitably qualified and experienced Head Chef and Sous Chef to work within the existing Catering and Hospitality Team. The jobs will involve working permanently in our City Campus restaurant and 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.
The successful applicant will be required to work in a fully commercial capacity, operating over six days and 50 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.
Applicants should be able to demonstrate relevant experience in their personal statement, giving practical examples of how they fulfil the person specification.
Due to the nature of this post you will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure Check. We are big advocates of diversity so applications are welcome from anyone who’s suitably qualified.

To find out more about this great opportunity visit www.sunderlandcollege.ac.uk/vacancies alternatively email vacancies@sunderlandcollege.ac.uk or call 0191 511 6046 to request an application pack.

All applications must be received by 12 noon Friday 5th August 2016
It is anticipated that interviews will take place during the week commencing 15th August 2016

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.


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