Junior Chef

Job Ref: HR637

Location: Walthamstow, East London

Type of Contract: Permanent, full-time

Hours of Work: 37.5 hours over 5 days per week

Shift Pattern: Alternate weeks – one week with shifts on Mon, Tues, Wed, Sat, Sun from 7am – 3pm; and the following week on a late shift from Mon to Friday 12pm‑8pm. Please note these shifts are non-negotiable.

Salary: £18,053.00 p.a.

We are looking for a Junior Chef to join our catering team in our community café. We have opened our new leisure facilities and in line with this exciting venture our relatively new community café will be available to the community along with their friends and family, as well as to local groups for hire. We are keen to ensure the community café presents a place where customers can enjoy their eating experience in a pleasurable environment.

About the job:

Reporting to the Catering Manager, you will be required to undertake duties include:

  • Assisting the Chef with the preparation and service of all meals and service
  • Overseeing the kitchen operations in the absence of the Chef
  • Checking all goods delivered for quality, quantity and correctness
  • Ensuring that health & safety of the kitchen is maintained at all times

About you:

You must hold a valid Level 2 Food Hygiene Certificate and a recognised catering qualification (City & Guilds or NVQ Level 2). You should also have a minimum of 2 years’ experience as a Chef de Partie with experience in cash handling.

You need to be able to work under pressure with strong organisational and planning skills. Being a reliable and punctual team member is also essential.

What we offer you:

  • Childcare voucher scheme
  • Pension scheme
  • Opportunities for training & personal development
  • State-of-the-art leisure and fitness facilities
  • Employee Assistance Programme

If you have the skills we are seeking and would like to be part of a growing, dynamic and forward-thinking organisation, we want to hear from you.

In line with the Immigration, Nationality and Asylum Act all applicants will be expected to provide proof of eligibility to work in the UK if invited to interview. YMCA East London recognises the benefits of a diverse workforce and we therefore welcome applications from all backgrounds and all sections of the community.

Further information:

How to apply:

Please send your application form quoting the reference number HR637 and job title to jobs@ymcaeastlondon.org.uk

Alternatively, you can send your application form to the following address:

                HR Department

                YMCA East London

                642 Forest Road


                E17 3EF

If you have not heard from us within 7 days of the closing date of this position, please assume that you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Closing date for applications: Midnight on Tuesday, 6th December 2016

 YMCA East London is an equal opportunities employer.   Reg Charity No: 803442