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Chef - Full-time/Part-time

Earlscliffe , Folkestone

  • Ref:KCC886-6138-105S
  • Posted:21/11/2021
  • Pay:£15912 per annum - equivalent to £12.79/hour
  • Start Date:January 2022
  • App Close Date:10/12/2021 at 12:00
  • Interviews:To be arranged


Earlscliffe is a residential boarding college offering GCSE/A-Level and Foundation courses in Folkestone and we are looking for a Second Chef to join our experienced and dedicated team.

We provide meals 3 times a day as well as homemade cakes in the morning breaks, 7 days a week to our students.  We currently have 107 students on roll, and they are from all over the world, over 30 different nationalities, and we cater for all dietary needs.

You will have the opportunity to demonstrate your flair for a wide variety of dishes and flavours by working with our Head Chef, contributing ideas to our varied menus.  We pride ourselves on not just providing school food but going that one step further and providing nutritious and delicious food!  Our meals are all cooked from fresh produce in our well-equipped kitchen.

We are looking for an experienced chef.  Our current Second Chef works Mondays and Tuesdays for 11 hours each day (7am -1pm and 2.15pm -7.15pm) and alternating weekends: Saturdays (7.30am -1pm and 2-7pm) and Sundays (9am -11.30am and 2pm -7pm).   We can be flexible on these days/times so please do not be discouraged from applying if these days and times don't work for you.

Furthermore, this could be an opportunity for us to restructure the working patterns for all Chefs by appointing two additional chefs.  

In addition to the daily meals, we also organise and cater for monthly Formal Dinners and other events which require both Head Chef and Second Chef to be in attendance (such as Christmas functions at the school and our celebratory Valedictory Dinner).

The successful candidate must be able to work unsupervised and produce well-presented meals to the highest standard. Required for average of 33 hours per week (plus extra hours for functions as required)

Job Type: Part-time, salaried

Salary: £15912 per annum based on the equivalent of 33 hours per week, equivalent to approximately £12.79 /hour including statutory holiday entitlement.

Information about the school

Earlscliffe was founded as an independent, day and boarding, sixth form college in 2012 and recently joined the Dukes Education group of elite educational establishments.

Earlscliffe is fully co-educational, educating boys and girls from 15-19yrs and currently all of our students, except three day students, are full boarding and are accommodated within our five residences.

There are currently 107 students from over 30 nationalities in the school. There are approximately 30 teaching staff (p/t and f/t) and about 65 employees in total. We also operate Easter and Summer School courses throughout the vacation periods.

We offer a gold standard A-level programme in traditional subjects providing the best academic preparation for entry into the world's most competitive universities.

Earlscliffe offers a personalised education like no other college of its kind, drawing on the traditions and methods of Oxbridge colleges, top public schools, Ivy League universities and innovative best practice.

Since its opening in 2012, Earlscliffe has gone from strength to strength, having achieved ‘The Telegraph’ national ranking of No. 38 out of 4,303 schools teaching A-level. Visit www.earlscliffe.co.uk for more information.

We would be delighted to receive your application consisting of an introductory letter and the completed application form please. The application form is your opportunity to sell yourself so please provide a full description of your experience to date. Please explain any gaps in your employment history.

Applications consisting of just a CV may not be considered.

We have added a closing date to our vacancy but we do reserve the right to interview and appoint before the closing date to secure a candidate if necessary. You are advised to submit your application early to ensure your application is included in our shortlisting process.

Earlscliffe is committed to the safeguarding of our students. All staff undergo an enhanced check with the Disclosure and Barring Service as well as the Barred List prior to appointment. Any offer of appointment is subject to a satisfactory DBS result, health check and of course, references, one of which must be from your current or most recent Headteacher/employer.

Job Contact Information

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).