Job Description

We are currently recruiting for a Chef  to work with our excellent catering team here at Saint Felix.

Saint Felix School is an independent co-educational day and boarding school for children aged from 2 – 18, located close to the glorious seaside town of Southwold on the Suffolk coast. Our aim is to develop well-rounded students with the skills and the personality to make a success of their lives during and after their school years.

This is a permanent position and will be to work within our School canteen. You will be working with our dedicated catering team to prepare food for our students and staff. As a large boarding school this role is key to the running of our school, work will include evenings and weekends. This is a full time role, Monday to Friday with one day at the weekend on a rota basis.

The successful candidate should be able to provide a professional food service for students, and staff, so that the reputation of the School is enhanced by supervising & managing the catering, hospitality, and vending requirements.

Applicants should demonstrate the following qualifications & experiences:

• City and Guilds food qualification or NVQ equivalent qualification

• Food hygiene certificate level 2/3

• Minimum of 3 years as a Chef

• Experience of menu planning, budgeting and purchasing responsibility

• Knowledge of creative culinary skills

• Excellent people skills, able to lead & develop a team

• Have a strong financial & business acumen

• Proficient in the use of IT Systems including Microsoft Office packages

• Effective verbal and written communication skills and an ability to communicate clearly with a range of people from diverse backgrounds

• Experience of representing an organisation at external events

• Ability to work in a high pressure environment

• Should be passionate about food & customer service

• Should have a tidy & neat appearance

We are looking to employ on a permanent basis, you will play a key role a Saint Felix.

As part of the Inspired Learning Group of schools you will also benefit from

• Competitive Salary.

• Annual salary review.

• Professional Development and Training opportunities with the prospect of career and salary progression as our business grows.

• Ongoing coaching from the management team.

• Childcare fee discount.

• 28 days Annual leave inclusive of Bank Holidays with Annual leave increasing with service.

• Pension scheme.

• Refer a friend scheme up to £750.

• Health cash plan covering 10 healthcare benefits and services such as optical, dental, dental accident, chiropody, therapy treatments and health club concession. Access to Doctor line from anywhere in the world.

• Employee Assistance Programme.

Interested candidates should send an application at the earliest possible time.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy earlier than the date advertised. Interviews will take place on a rolling basis, as applications are received.

Saint Felix School is totally committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children & young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening, as all new staff will be subject to enhanced DBS clearance, identity checks, qualification checks and employment checks to include an exploration of any gaps within employment, two satisfactory references and registration with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).