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Are you an experienced Chef, Catering Manager or Food Buyer looking for an exciting new opportunity with regular hours and generous holidays?

Have you built a career in running restaurants or hotels and want a change of lifestyle and scenery?

Key Facts

Permanent Full Time Post 1.0 fte (37 hrs per week)

Hours: 7.30am – 4pm

Pay Band D

Actual Pay: £21,345 - £23,238 p.a.

Closing Date: 5/07/2022


Kendal College is seeking a knowledgeable and experienced Chef Support – Lead Technician.

If you have a proven track record of driving costs down through effective negotiation and enjoy working with young people, Kendal College would like to hear from you!

Job Purpose

  • Carry out ordering, receipting, storage and issuing of catering supplies for all College hospitality functions, courses and services as well as the cafes. To ensure best value at all times and work within tight budget constraints.
  • Work with the Catering team to ensure a high level of customer service at all times.
  • All staff have a responsibility for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.

See Job Description for full details.

Why Choose Us

Located next to the breath-taking UNESCO World Heritage site of the Lake District, Kendal College is an FE College that consistently punches above its weight on the national stage. Under the leadership of our Principal, Kelvin Nash, Kendal College is embarking on a series of bold steps to grow the College and remain a top-notch education provider for Cumbria and the Northwest region. Our students are focused on their learning, achieve high levels of attainment, and consistently give us high satisfaction ratings. The College recognises the wellbeing of its staff as a priority, as well as ensuring that excellent work is appropriately recognised and that a healthy work-life balance is maintained.

What We Offer

  • A generous holiday entitlement
  • 7 efficiency days per year in addition to your hard-earned holiday allocation (pro-rata)
  • A College that is committed to developing every student to reach their full potential, irrespective of their ability
  • Collaborative working within our departments and campuses to support our endeavours to work smarter and achieve an effective balance between home and work
  • A dedicated and friendly team of professionals who are keen to develop and learn
  • Excellent CPD opportunities to grow and develop
  • A College that promotes and supports flexible working
  • On-site canteens with locally sourced ingredients
  • A Cycle to Work scheme
  • Fantastic facilities to resource your ability to support your students
  • A comprehensive staff awards, rewards, and wellbeing scheme

The Right Person will have:

Qualifications – Essential

  • Level 2 Food Hygiene (basic)
  • Level 2 Chef's Diploma

Qualifications – Desirable

  • GCSE Maths and English or equivalent (grade A-C)
  • Level 3 Food Safety and Supervising
  • Level 3 Chef's Diploma

Experience – Essential

  • Industry experience
  • Supervisory experience
  • Experience in food ordering and stock control

Experience – Desirable

  • Experience in educational setting

Knowledge and Skills - Essential

  • Excellent timekeeping
  • An empathy with young people and the ability to develop good relationships with learners
  • Good communication skills with the capacity to build good relationships with suppliers
  • Able to maintain a good level of housekeeping and cleanliness
  • Ability to work unsupervised and on own initiative
  • Able to maintain accurate records such as orders and cash
  • Impeccable food and hygiene standards and be able to demonstrate knowledge of current legislation and hygiene regulations

Knowledge and Skills – Desirable

  • Competent user of IT – especially Microsoft Office packages

Safeguarding Statement:

The College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all learners and expects all staff to share this commitment. Employment at the College is subject to an Enhanced DBS Check via the Disclosure and Barring Service and any post in regulated activity will also be subject to an additional barred list check.