Chef (Archibald First School)

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Part time - term time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 05/01/2024 23:59
£26,873 - £28,770 per annum, pro rata (actual £18,901 - £20,236 per annum)
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Catering / Cleaning
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Newcastle upon Tyne
Post Number:
Number of posts:
Closing date:
5 Jan
Further Information
Operations & Regulatory Services Directorate
 Facility Services & Civic Management
 Archibald First School
About us:
Facility Services and Civic Management work across the city and Gateshead providing building cleaning, caretaking, school meals and welfare catering services.

We have a large team of cleaners, cleaner supervisors, facility supervisors (caretakers), catering assistants, assistant chefs and chefs working various hours and shifts in schools and public buildings. 
Our service is committed to delivering a high standard of service to our customers and in doing so investing in our staff and staff development.
What we offer:
  • Competitive hourly rates of pay
  • Up to 29 days annual leave per annum (pro rata for part time staff).
  • Paid DBS as well as paid induction and training
  • Full uniform and equipment provided at no cost to you
  • Full training and opportunities to learn new skills and develop in your career
  • Attractive Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Cycle2work scheme
  • Access to a salary sacrifice car lease and home electronics scheme.
  • Weekend, bank holiday and unsociable hours pay enhancement
  • Full employee support package including access to a free confidential Health Assured Employee Assistance Programme
  • Staff offers and discounts including discounts on travel passes and leisure. 

What we are looking for
We are currently looking for reliable and friendly people with a positive attitude to join our team as a Chef. It is essential you hold a minimum NVQ level 2 in Food Processing and Cooking or equivalent. You must also have a minimum of 3 years’ experience of working within a busy catering environment.  
We are looking for someone who:
  • Has a Level 2 in Food Processing and Cooking (or equivalent)
  • Has experience of supervision or leadership of a team
  • Can manage and motivate others
  • Can deliver high standards of meal production and service
  • Can demonstrate good relationships with stakeholders
  • Is self-motivated and able to work to fixed deadlines
  • Can demonstrate high standards of customer service
  • Can develop and introduce new ideas for menus and foodservice
  • Has strong interpersonal skills and is positive, innovative and solution focused
  • Has experience of working in a catering environment 

We are committed to protecting and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff to share this commitment.  This post is working in regulated activity.  If you are successful we will undertake additional recruitment checks which will include a check to see if you have had any criminal convictions, a check of police information and we will check the barred list(s).  It is a criminal offence for a barred individual to apply for a job in regulated activity.  
Apply online at www.northeastjobs.org.uk, select 'Apply Now' and complete our online application form. Before completing the form please ensure you read the supporting documents.

Any communication sent to you regarding your application will be sent to the email address you have set up on your Northeast Jobs account, so you will need to ensure that you check your inbox.

If you would like to discuss this post please call Julie Wright on 0191 2771948.
Please note
This job is closed for applications.