Catering Services Chef

Colchester, Essex
£22,500 gross per annum, pro rata


Initially Mon/Wed/Sun but with flexibility to work weekends, evenings, school and bank holidays as required


We are looking to appoint a Catering Services Chef. The hours will be around 22.5 hours per week but there may be scope to be flexible around this.

The Catering Services Chef will be assisting in overseeing and directing all aspects of the day to day operation of the kitchen.

This is a varied role, you will be providing catering services for our Café, our Holiday Fun programme, events and hires and also working with the local community.

With the Catering Services Manager, you will develop and produce an imaginative and deliverable menu, appropriate to the venue and visitor profile, with the focus on fresh, seasonal and where possible local ingredients, ensuring the highest standards of food hygiene, service, and health and safety procedures.

Please see the Job Description for more information.

Flexible working patterns will be considered.

Firstsite’s commitment to inclusion

We pride ourselves on being a place where your individuality is valued; you can be yourself and still achieve your potential. We believe that your individuality helps us to deliver the best results to our objectives. Diversity of background, diversity of experience, diversity of perspective, are important to us.

At Firstsite, we recognise that returning to work after an extended career break can be daunting. We understand and appreciate that those with experience who have taken a career break still have a wealth of experience and knowledge to offer our organisation, which helps us to achieve our business goals. We will support you to refresh your skills, develop your confidence and provide a supportive network across the organisation to help you best integrate into the working environment.

Applying with a disability

Firstsite is proud to be an inclusive employer and we seek to attract and retain the best people from the widest possible talent pool. We are a Disability Confident Committed Employer. We are committed to ensuring that all candidates are treated fairly throughout the recruitment process. We aim to offer an interview to disabled people who meet the minimum requirements of the role, and we look to anticipate and provide reasonable adjustments, as required. Please speak to your recruitment contact for more information.

How to apply for this role

To apply for the role, please send your cv and a brief covering letter that states how your experience and skills match the criteria listed in the job description.

Please send your application to [email protected], together with a completed Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Monitoring Form.


Deadline for applications is:  9am – Tuesday 31 January 2023 (although we reserve the right to close the recruitment early if we have received sufficient applications)

Download the job description
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