Job title: Senior Sous Chef
Location: Lilleshall National Sports & Conferencing Centre, Shropshire, TF10 9AT
Job type: Permanent
Working Hours: 39 hours per week
Salary: £28,000 to £30,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Here at Lilleshall our goal is to get more people, more active, more often. We provide affordable access to a wide range of sports and leisure facilities to support healthier and happier people across all segments of the local community. To deliver those services takes an enthusiastic and customer focused team - and right now we are looking to recruit for a Senior Sous Chef to join the centre.
Lilleshall is one of Sport England`s National Sports Centres and is home to a number of National Governing Bodies of Sport. Lilleshall provides excellent facilities to Britain’s leading sports men and women. We are also a Conferencing and Event Centre, boasting a large number of recently refurbished rooms and outdoor spaces for weddings, corporate events, and team-building days.
As the Senior Sous Chef, you will lead in the development of a new restaurant and weddings offer at Lilleshall and work as part of the kitchen team to deliver a world class experience meaning that everything, we do ensure that our customers are valued and their satisfaction and recommendation to others is paramount.
The primary function of this role is to develop/run a new dining restaurant offer for Lilleshall. Menu’s development will be needed, and you should have a history of developing menus. The role will also be taking a lead on weddings and hospitality events ensuring they are delivered to the highest standard possible.
When not working on restaurant and hospitality events, you will be working as part of the sites wider catering operation and be required to cook in bulk for a dining room operation for hotel guests. These guests range from sports to corporate guests
Lastly, you will support the executive chef with consistently reviewing colleague performance and training, scheduling of resources, stocktaking and maintaining GDPs.
You will help in facilitating a safe, fun, and professional working environment with free access to the leisure facilities, various discounts, and excellent development opportunities.
We are looking for someone who is fully flexible to cover mornings, evenings, and weekends. This is for weddings, functions, and site requirements.
The successful candidate will be a passionate and enthusiastic individual who like the members of staff at Lilleshall, pride and strive to give the best service possible for those who visit the centre and go the extra mile for customers when required.
You will have experience of leading / managing a kitchen and chef team in a hospitality and restaurant environment and it’s desirable that you hold formal / relevant chef and food safety qualifications.
If you feel like you meet the above criteria and want to work in a challenging and varied role, please apply today.
Meaningful and vital work: The nature of our business means you will do interesting work that matters – delivering essential services that touch people’s lives.
A world of opportunity: Our diverse UK-wide operations offer unrivalled opportunities to learn and develop. You’ll be able to broaden your experience and apply your skills in new ways.
Great people: We are a motivated team who will encourage you and help you to succeed. You’ll have the resources you need to do your job in a diverse and supportive environment.
What we offer
- Free Gym membership
- Staff meal, physio discounts
- Up to 6% contributory pension scheme
- Serco discounts which include cinema, merlin entertainment and online shopping discounts, cycle to work scheme and discounts on mobile phone plans and leisure centre memberships.
- Interesting, varied, and enjoyable work
- A company that recognises your contribution