Commis Chef – Felsted School, Essex. Starting £11,388.85 p/t

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Location Felsted, Essex, England
Date Posted June 11, 2022
Category Commis Chef
Job Type Part-time
Area England
County Essex


Starting Salary £11,388.85 per annum
Permanent | 24 hours per week | Term-time plus six weeks during July and August (40 weeks per year)

This Independent Boarding and Day School in North Essex requires a suitably experienced and qualified Commis Chef to join our Senior School Catering Team. Shortlisted for the Self-Managed School Caterer of the Year Award in 2019, our kitchen brigade serve thousands of meals each week. We offer a wide selection of cooked food for our boarders at breakfast and supper, and service to the whole school community at lunch with daily specials that include international-themed food, street food and meat free-Tuesdays. Further information on our #FelstedFood, please visit

The main duties will involve assisting in the prompt and efficient preparation and service of all meals to the highest standards, together with maintaining the cleanliness and hygiene of the kitchen to ensure compliance with legal and company regulations regarding hygiene, health and safety. The role also involves assisting with maintenance of the goods received system, and monitoring production and wastage levels.

It is essential that the successful candidate holds a food hygiene certificate, at least an NVQ Level 2 in Hospitality and Catering (or an equivalent) and has a keen interest in the associated duties of working in a fast-paced catering environment. A positive ‘can-do’ attitude to customer service, excellent communication skills and ability to work independently and contribute within a team are vital.

Further information and a full job description can be found within the ‘Role Information Pack’.

This role is a permanent position working 24 hours per week over five days during term-time, plus six weeks during July and August (40 weeks per year). The starting salary for this role is £11,388.85 per annum.

Benefits include free life assurance, parking; a contributory pension scheme (matched at 4%); membership availability to the School’s healthcare scheme (via BUPA); free lunch on full days worked; free hot drinks supplied and lunch provided; annual salary reviews; free use of the Felsted Gym and pool facilities; subsidised on-site Coffee Shop; and membership to Felsted Connect; an online multi-platform engagement tool where employees have access to hundreds of exclusive discounts and offers from online and high-street retailers. More information on our rewards package can be found on our website

Felsted is a leading day and boarding independent school based in a stunning village campus in North Essex. Founded in 1564 by Richard Lord Riche, who had been a Lord Chancellor under King Edward VI, Felsted today provides an exceptional holistic education to approximately 1100 boys and girls aged four to eighteen. We celebrated our 450th anniversary in 2014, one of only a handful of schools in the country that have claimed this historic milestone. We employ more than 160 teachers and 440 operational staff in a community orientated environment, ensuring our pupils receive the very best in learning and co-curricular activities.

We are rated ‘Excellent in every aspect' by the Independent Schools Inspectorate.

Closing date for receipt of applications is Monday 20 June at 9:00am.
Interviews will be held shortly after the closing date.

If you would like to apply for this position, please visit our website to complete our online application process.

Felsted is committed to equal opportunities and maintaining a safe and secure environment for all pupils and a ‘culture of vigilance’ to safeguard and protect all in its care, and to all aspects of its ‘Safeguarding (Child Protection and Staff Behaviour) Policy’. All employees are subject to pre-employment checks including a Disclosure and Barring Service check.

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