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The Royal British Legion
£21,249 - £21,674 per year

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Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire
£21,249 - £21,674 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Job title: Chef

Location: National Memorial Arboretum – DE13 7AR

Contract: Permanent, 40 hours per week, 5 days out of 7

Salary: £21,249 to £21,674 gross per annum

About The National Memorial Arboretum

The Arboretum is the UK’s year-round centre of Remembrance and part of The Royal British Legion. Home to over 350 memorials, including the nationally-important Armed Forces Memorial, it remembers the service and sacrifice of those who have served and continue to serve our country. The 150-acre site features around 30,000 maturing trees and an abundance of wildlife.  Each year the Arboretum welcomes around 300,000 visitors, many of whom attend one of the 200+ events which take place across the site.

In March 2017, the National Memorial Arboretum formally opened its new award-winning Remembrance Centre.

Our Values and Behaviours

Does the following describe you?

  • A desire to provide great customer service
  • Enjoy and thrive in working in teams and with others
  • Passionate about supporting the ongoing development of the Arboretum
  • Come to work each day to be the best you can and to learn and develop
  • An encourager, eager to share your knowledge and experience to help others

If so then we would like you hear from you ….

The Role

The Arboretum is looking to recruit a Chef, to work alongside the established team. Reporting to the Executive Head Chef, key responsibilities include:

  • To ensure the prompt service and provision of all meals and services at the required times, as per the planned menus.
  • To adopt operational responsibility for one department/area within the kitchen (eg. Cold Prep, Sandwiches, Cakes, Hot Plate etc)
  • To operate within two full-production kitchens within two separate buildings (Remembrance and Aspects) to supply: visitor day catering across multiple outlets including self-serve 380 cover restaurant, table waited functions room, coffee shop, ‘pop up’ Foodservice outlets within the grounds of the Arboretum and hospitality. 
  • Daytime and evening events catering up to and including formal banqueting for up to 500 attendees

You will have experience of working as a Chef in a busy kitchen together with a catering qualification and food hygiene training, good interpersonal and communication skills are essential together with the ability to work under pressure.  You will be working 5 days out of 7 with the occasional evening work at events.

As an inclusive employer, we welcome conversations on flexible working and any reasonable adjustments that may be required. 

Diversity Statement 

We believe that the compassion, understanding and service we show each, and every individual customer should be reflected in the way we all support, respect and include every individual who works with us. 

It’s because of this that we have strived hard to create a One Legion culture that we can all feel part of and succeed in. It’s why we make sure that you have the opportunities you need to learn and develop. It’s why we’re invested in making RBL a truly inclusive place to work, where everyone can be themselves. It’s why you’re welcome, whoever you might be. 

It’s why we welcome applications from people with diverse backgrounds and experiences. 

How to Apply 

Please apply by clicking ‘Apply online’. 

Closing date for this role is: Thursday 16th December 2021. 

Interviews: Monday 20th December and Tuesday 21st December 2021

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Posted on: 06 December 2021
Closing date: 16 December 2021
Tags: Vocational/Services
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