The Reader Vacancy: Chef Coordinator

Salary: £17,000-£22,000 (Band 2)
Hours: 35 hours per week
Contract: Permanent

The Reader is looking to recruit a dedicated, creative, catering professional who can grow with the business and increasingly take on greater professional responsibility. This is a fantastic opportunity for the right candidate to grow with the organisation as it develops the catering offer.

You have the best work-ethic and are passionate about food, and are both ambitious and a great team-player, and looking for a long-term challenge and able to lead by example. As Chef Coordinator you will be working with the Catering Manager, and be responsible for creatively developing and ensuring great delivery of The Reader’s hospitality offer.

The current provision consists of a well-established and popular café, in temporary accommodation, and separate Ice Cream Parlour. The remodeled Reader Café inside Calderstones Mansion House will open in a year and you will be involved in the creative vision for the new café, as well as the planning and development that will be bring it about. You can make the transition to potentially take on a Head Chef role in that new venture.

The person in this role oversees all aspects of catering health and safety compliance, ensuring the highest standards of food safety, food quality and risk management are achieved and that these standards are maintained through constant monitoring.

We are keen to hear from an experienced chef, but are definitely open to applications from newly qualified chefs with ambition and interest in social enterprise. You must understand and be experienced at working in professional kitchens. The post-holder will be flexible and hands on in all areas providing a range of profitable catering offers that work in harmony with the Reader’s ethos and vision, generating revenue and supporting our wider activity.

To apply, visit www.thereader.org.uk and select the Get Involved > Jobs tab where you will be able to view the full job description and download an application form. Complete the application form and submit a covering letter, explaining how you meet the requirements of this role, to kateharrison@thereader.org.uk. Quote vacancy reference code 01/2018 on the application form.

There is no deadline set for this post, but if a high number of applications is received, the vacancy will be closed.

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