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PartTime Commis Chef / Kitchen Assistant

  • Location: Haywards Heath, West Sussex
  • Salary: £15031 - £15951 per annum
  • Contract hours: PartTime

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Job Title: Kitchen Assistant

Location: West Sussex

Salary: £15,031 £15,951 per annum prorata

Job type: Part Time, Term Time Only (One year fixed term contract)

Closing Date: noon Friday 1
st March 2019

The School is a delightful independent standalone prep school of 430 boys and girls aged 2 to 13 set in 260 acres of beautiful Sussex countryside. The tremendous grounds include a Forest School and a School Farm. The school has a proud record of feeding many of the top day and boarding schools in the South East, with a large proportion of leaving students achieving scholarships and awards.

They are now seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and professional Kitchen Porter to help keeping the kitchen clean, tidy safe and hygienic.

Key Responsibilities:

To assist in the preparation and cooking of menu items as directed by the Head of Catering/Chefs
To assist with stock taking when required
To assist in ensuring the smooth and efficient running of the kitchen
To assist with School events when necessary, including outofhours if requested
To ensure that customers are given a prompt and efficient service and expectations are consistently met
To be customer focused at all times; approachable and quick to fulfill customer needs
To adhere to the Schools Food Hygiene, Health and Safety and Environmental policies
To ensure that food storage areas are maintained in accordance with the Schools Food Hygiene, Healthy and Safety and Environmental policies and procedures
To assist with the kitchen termly deep cleans

The ideal candidate will have/ be:


GCSE level education or above
Working knowledge of fresh food production
Working knowledge of Health and Safety
Good organisational skills
Ability to plan ahead
Ability to work on own initiative
Smart, clean appearance; high standard of personal hygiene
Approachable, friendly and cheerful
Ability to work as part of a team
Must be suitable to work with/around children
Keen to continue selfdevelopment


Some experience within the catering industry or a kitchen environment is highly desirable
Level 2 Food Hygiene Certificate
Minimum 2 years training in catering/hospitality
Dietary awareness

Working Hours:

Monday to Thursday 9am to 2pm (20 hrs per week)

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all of their staff to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be required to undertake an enhanced disclosure via the DBS and to register with the update service.

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Candidates with the relevant experience or job titles of Restaurant Chef Assistant, Catering Assistant, Food Catering, Chef Assistant, Food Preparation, Cook Assistant, Kitchen Assistant, Food Hygiene, Food Health and Safety Assistant may also be considered for this role.



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