Junior Sous Chef

Jesus College is seeking to appoint a Junior Sous Chef to professionally assist the Head Chef and Sous Chef with the day to day running of the kitchen(s) across the estate. He/she will be responsible for effectively leading a shift to ensure food preparation is done and delivered as per business requirement. He/she will also take responsibility for all aspects of the kitchen operation in the absence of the Head Chef and Sous Chef.

The Junior Sous Chef will be hands-on, working as part of the production team. Equally importantly, he/she will lead by example and ensure that structure, processes, food safety guidance and all kitchen and service rules are adhered to by all chefs on duty. Responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

  • Assist in managing the day-to-day work of the kitchen team and their production tasks.
  • Delegation of tasks/preparation list to other chefs and give guidance to other members of the kitchen.
  • Ensure all food safety policies and documentation are followed and completed as required.
  • Promote good team spirit.
  • Take the lead of a shift and handover key information to others at the end of that shift.
  • Assist with relevant training, development opportunities, performance review, recruitment and motivation of team members.

The successful candidate should already have strong Chef de Partie skills and experience, be versatile and comfortable in all areas of the kitchen and have a passion for food (ie enjoys producing food and keeping up with trends). They should have a good sense of business (to be efficient and cost-effective), an ability to work with numbers and strong leadership skills.

For an informal char about the role, please contact the Manciple of 01223 760506 or Manciple@jesus.cam.ac.uk

A full job description, application and equal opportunities monitoring forms are available to download.

Jesus College, Cambridge CB5 8BL
Salary of £34,851 per annum
Closing date
Monday, April 22, 2024
Vacancy type
Full Time
How to apply
Please send a copy of your CV, completed College application form and equal opportunity form by the closing date
Please email jobs@jesus.cam.ac.uk with all of your completed forms.