Sous Chef (Full Time)

University of Bath

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We are looking for a Sous Chef to join our Hospitality department!

This role is eligible for the Campus Services New Starter Bonus* (£1,000) and Refer a Friend bonus.

About the role:

In this role you will:

  • Take responsibility for and manage all aspects of the kitchen operation when the line manager is absent.
  • Ensure that procedures regarding Food Safety, financial control, Health and Safety, HACCP and staffing are carried out within University guidelines.
  • Produce quality food to menu/dish specifications in high turnover units and for banquets and functions as required.
  • Work with the Hospitality management team and undertake training to deliver projects that will develop food & beverage offering, management and customer service.

Flexibility is important and the role includes early morning, evening and weekend working on a 5 out of 7 days per week contract (36.5 hours per week).

About you:

The successful candidate will have: 

  • Experience providing team members with operational training
  • Kitchen management experience
  • The ability to effectively lead and motivate team members
  • Knowledge of relevant food safety, health and safety regulations 
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • The ability to manage multiple priorities in a high-volume environment

As well as chef skills, we’re interested in your personality; we need real team players who are keen to learn. 

About us:

The University Hospitality Department provides catering to students, staff and external customers throughout the academic year and during the summer months. We have various outlets serving a varied selection of food from pan-Asian to fine dining. You can find out more about our outlets here:  https://www.bath.ac.uk/professional-services/food-and-drink/ 

Perks of the job:

  • A 36.5 hour week and no split shifts
  • We close over the Christmas break but you’re still paid for this time off
  • Regular awards for shining stars, from £20 Love2Shop vouchers up to annual awards of £750
  • Great staff social events
  • A staff suggestion scheme, with the chance to share your ideas and earn a £20 voucher
  • The chance to develop, with many training courses and job shadowing opportunities
  • Tax and national insurance savings through salary exchange schemes on nursery care and childcare vouchers
  • A very generous employer contributory pension scheme
  • 23 days annual leave allowance with an additional 5 discretionary days so that you can enjoy a positive work life balance

Campus Services New Starter bonus*. In addition to the great benefits Campus Services’ offers, we can offer you a £1,000 bonus. This is payable the month after successfully passing your six month probation. Please note this bonus is pro rata for part time roles.

This role is also eligible for the Campus Services Refer a Friend bonus*. If a University staff member has ‘referred’ you to apply for this vacancy they may be eligible for a bonus. Please ensure when applying you select ‘Campus Services Employee Referral’  when answering the question ‘Where did you learn of this job?’ and email [email protected] the name of the person who referred you.

*Both bonuses are subject to terms and conditions. If you have any questions regarding the T&Cs, contact [email protected]

We aim to be an inclusive university, where difference is celebrated, respected and encouraged. We have an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations and have made a positive commitment towards gender equality and intersectionality receiving a Silver Athena SWAN award . We truly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and backgrounds will lead to a better environment for our employees and students, so we encourage applications from all genders, backgrounds, and communities, particularly from under-represented groups, and value the positive impact that will have on our teams. 

We are very proud to be an autism friendly university and are an accredited Disability Confident Leader; committed to building disability confidence and supporting disabled staff .

Find out from our staff what makes the University of Bath a great place to work. Follow us @UniofBath and @UniofBathJobs on Twitter for more information.

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Further details:

We are constantly seeking to reduce the unconscious bias that enters any assessment process, with the goal of creating an inclusive and equal assessment process. To support this, personal details will be removed from application forms at the initial shortlisting stage.

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