£16849.56 p/a
Role type:
Full Time, Term-Time Only
41 hours a week, 42 weeks per year
Contract type:
Term-time only
Closing Date:
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National Star is expanding the team and an opportunity has arisen for a talented chef to cook fresh food for its students and staff.

You will produce food from a planned menu that is nutritious and seasonal. To produce a menu within time restraints. To stay within budget, order from our preferred suppliers and ensure all essential paperwork is completed to keep us compliant. Great customer service skills and an ability to communicate to students who may have communication difficulties. Excellent numeracy skills and to record daily takings.

You must have the ability to lead a team in the absence of the Head Chef.

You will be supported by the Specialist Catering Services Manager and Head Chef but given the scope to develop your style. This post is 41 hours a week to include shifts between 7am – 7pm plus 1 x 10.5 hours shift, one day every other weekend (two week rolling rota). 42 week contract (term time plus holiday lettings). Enhanced DBS will be required.



Important Information

At National Star, we know the value of a diverse workforce, and welcome applications from all areas of the community. This includes those with disabilities, and we are a proud Disability Confident employer and are committed to providing equal opportunities. In 2018 National Star received an 'Outstanding' from Ofsted.

Please note that all applicants will be expected to undertake a DBS Disclosure, and undergo the necessary employer checks. The level of disclosure to be applied for will be dependent on your job role and will be discussed with you during the recruitment process but is usually an enhanced level. Where appropriate, the adult and child barred lists will be checked and we will not employ anyone who appears on either of those registers.

We prefer people to submit an online application as this helps support the charity in saving money. If you have a disability and need to apply using an alternative format, or if you have any technical problems with our recruitment system, please call the HR Team on 01242 527631 or email

All future correspondence with you will be via email (application acknowledgement, invitation to interview etc). Please check your email regularly.

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