Chef – all levels

May 16, 2022

Job Description

Job Role: We are currently recruiting for a number of Catering vacancies – from KP’s to Head Chef. For more information please click Apply and one of our team will be in touch with you.

Contract type: Permanent full time 40 hours (5 out of 7 days, including weekend). No late nights (latest finish 7pm). Part Time roles are also available.

Starting Salary: Up to £25,600 dependent upon skills and experience

Sedbergh School, in the heart of Yorkshire Dales, and Casterton, Sedbergh Prep School, are looking for kitchen staff to add to their existing hard working teams.

Our award winning Senior School has been at the centre of Sedbergh town since 1525 and continues to thrive, making job security an absolute certainty. Our Prep School is based in Casterton, a short commute from Kirkby Lonsdale.

We now offer a free bus service to work for our staff as well as free meals for our dedicated catering teams.

We offer family friendly working hours, ideal for experienced Chefs who want to take a step back from the demanding pressures and late nights of restaurant kitchens.

We also offer apprenticeships for those with a passion for cooking who want to earn while you learn. Our supportive chefs, many of whom have been through catering apprenticeships, are always on hand to give support and advice.

Whether you have a wealth of experience, or are just starting out, we would love to hear from you.

The majority of our kitchen staff work no more than 8 weekend evenings per year. We ensure that all staff have a two week break across the Christmas period. At Sedbergh School, we believe a work – life balance is one of the most important aspects for our hard working staff.

Furthermore, our state of the art campus boasts stunning scenery and picturesque views, making it a unique and special working environment. Sedbergh has a real sense of community and belonging within each house, the wider school, and the town as a whole.

If you think you may be the key ingredient then please get in touch today to find out more about what Sedbergh School can offer you as an employee.

In exchange for your enthusiasm and commitment, Sedbergh School has an extensive and generous reward package including:

  • A generous starting salary of up to £25,600 depending on skills and experience, with the opportunity for further progression.
  • Standard 5 day working weeks with some weekend cover
  • Flexible “family friendly” standard working shifts with no split shifts
  • Meals whilst on duty
  • Generous employer contribution Pension scheme
  • Free access to on-site facilities, including gym, sports hall and swimming pool
  • Being part of a supportive and friendly community
  • Refer a friend scheme

Why Sedbergh?

The magnificent location of Sedbergh offers our staff an enviable opportunity to work in the spectacular scenery of the Howgills and Yorkshire Dales. If you live outside the area, then you should consider the benefits of relocating here.

Working for Sedbergh School means working within the school community as part of a close-knit Hospitality Team. Sedbergh school is committed to the development of its people and there are opportunities to develop your career and qualifications further.

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment by complying with the School’s Child Protection Policy and Staff Code of Conduct at all times. You should be aware that this job will be subject to all relevant safer recruitment checks including an application form, references and an enhanced check from the Disclosure and Barring Service. Registered Charity.

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