Head Chef – Uppingham Careers

Head Chef

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Job details

Contract hours: 40
Basis: Term time only plus 8 weeks - 40 weeks per year
Salary: £31,137 per annum
Location: Maidwell
Closing date: 15 July 2024, 9:00 am


We are looking for a committed, experienced, and passionate Head Chef to join the catering team at Maidwell Hall.

You will be responsible for the management of a single large kitchen with a team of chefs and assistants and will ensure tasks are appropriately allocated so teams are fully utilised and food preparation activities are delivered using standard recipes.

You will always maintain food quality, ensuring the efficient execution and delivery of food in line with the daily menu, and will also be accountable for stock flow.

You will need the following qualifications:

  • Food Hygiene Certificate – Level 3 (intermediate)
  • Food Production Management System training

Previous experience of managing a team of chefs in a busy kitchen environment is essential.

In return, Maidwell Hall School offers an excellent range of benefits, which include:

  • 50% Contribution towards premiums for the School’s private health scheme
  • Discount on School fees
  • Discount at a local nursery in Uppingham
  • 25% Discount on holiday club fees for children of Uppingham or Maidwell Hall staff
  • Westfield healthcare
  • Westfield Rewards which gives discounts at various retailers, gyms, cinemas, and restaurants
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • In house Occupational Health Service
  • Membership to dual-use Sports Centre (with a £25 annual joining fee)
  • Free staff lunches during term-time
  • Free annual Flu vaccinations
  • Complimentary staff ticket for select School performances
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Recognised as a “Disability Confident” employer
  • Recognised as a “Mindful” employer
  • Recognised as “Investors in Diversity”

The closing date for applications is Monday 15th July 2024, 9.00am.

Interviews will take place: Thursday 18th July 2024

Uppingham School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

All positions at the School are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, therefore ALL convictions, cautions, reprimands and final warnings (including those which would normally be considered ‘spent’ under the Act) MUST be declared, subject to the DBS filtering rules. All information given will be treated as confidential and each case will be taken on its merits. Failure to disclose this information may result in the withdrawal of an offer of employment or immediate termination of employment.

Uppingham School is an equal opportunities employer.

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Uppingham is a vibrant, stimulating, energetic and forward-looking school. Our community is made up of talented people offering a diverse range of experiences. We welcome applications from candidates who are both experienced and new to working within the independent education sector.