Head Chef – Uppingham Careers

Head Chef

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Job details

Contract hours: 40 hours per week, shifts range from 5am – 9pm
Basis: Term time only plus 8 weeks - 40 weeks per year
Salary: £31,137 per annum
Location: Maidwell
Closing date: 6 June 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 to premiums for the School’s private health scheme
  • Free Westfield Healthcare
  • Free membership of dual-use Uppingham School Sports Centre (£25 annual joining fee)
  • Free staff lunches in term-time
  • School fee discount
  • Complimentary ticket for select School performances
  • Discount at the local nursery in Uppingham
  • 25% Discount on holiday club fees for children of Uppingham or Maidwell Hall staff
  • Retail, gym, supermarket, cinema and restaurant discounts
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Occupational Health Services
  • Free annual flu jabs
  • Recognised as a “Disability Confident” employer
  • Recognised as a “Mindful” employer
  • Recognised as “Investors in Diversity”

The closing date for applications is Thursday 6th June 2024, 9am.

Interviews will take place: Tuesday 11th June 2024

Head Chef – Candidate Information Pack

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.

Working at Uppingham

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.