We have a fantastic opportunity for a Chef de Partie to join our professional team. We are looking for a skilled pastry chef , dedicated and motivated to work in all areas of the kitchen. Chef who possesses knowledge of current trends and has the desire to assist in developing new menu ideas whilst consistently delivering food of the highest quality to our guests. You may be required to work weekends, working 5 days out of 7, various shifts, earliest start 07.00 and latest finish is 21.30, working 36 hours a week.
Greenlands Hotel is part of Henley Business School and is situated in 30 acres of beautiful countryside in the Chiltern Valley on the banks of the River Thames two miles from Henley on Thames. The hotel consists of 100 ensuite bedrooms as well as conference rooms. Please click Greenlands Hotel for further details about the hotel and facilities.
We are recruiting Full time, permanent Chef de Partie.
Live in Accommodation can be provided at a low cost on site, no traveling expenses.
Enhancements to the rate of pay are added when you work unsociable hours in the week and at weekends
As Chef de Partie we would expect you to:
• Good communication skills and an eye for detail
• A positive and flexible approach to work
• Ensure that our fresh market food is delivered with pride
• Work with integrity and passion and have incredibly high standards
• Flexibility in covering colleague absence / holiday
In return we will offer you :
• Company contributary Pension Scheme
• 21 days Annual leave, closed at Easter and Christmas
• 36 hrs work week
• Staff discounted Gym membership
• Great Diverse Team environment
• Opportunities for career progression within our team.
• Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) which is independent, free, confidential support and counselling service.
To find out further details about working with us, please visit Working with University of Reading
For an informal discussion about the role , please contact Paul Rodrigues, Catering and Conference Services Manager on the contact details below.
If your initial application is successful, you will be invited to come into our kitchen in Greenlands Hotel for around 3 hours to see how you work as part of a team and for us to assess your ability around cooking. Our friendly team will make you feel welcome and support you during this. Again, we aren’t looking to catch you out, we will be solely focused on your ability to cook and to work as part of a team. This may include asking you to prepare a practical idea before arriving and then cooking/implementing it when on-site.
Applications will be reviewed when we receive them, so please don't wait until the closing date to apply. We look forward in hearing from you.
Informal contact details
Alternative informal contact details
Head of Hotel Operations Services
Dereck St Clair
+44 (0)1491 418839
Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-UK candidates who do not already have permission to work in the UK should note that by reference to the applicable SOC code for this role, sponsorship will not be possible under the Skilled Worker Route. There is further information about this on the UK Visas and Immigration Website.
The University is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce, supports the gender equality Athena SWAN Charter and the Race Equality Charter, and is a Diversity Champion for Stonewall, the leading LGBT+ rights organisation. Applications for job-share, part-time and flexible working arrangements are welcomed and will be considered in line with business needs.