Govindas Catering

Location: Avanti Garden Primary School – Bristol
Salary: £14 per hour
Contract term: Permanent, Full-time (35 hours), Term-time only
Closing date: Wednesday 2nd February at 12 noon (applications will be viewed weekly)


About us and the role

We are recruiting for a Relief Chef Manager with a knowledge of vegetarian cooking to work with our friendly and dedicated teams. You will be based in Bristol and cover other schools in Frome and Exeter when required. You will assist with the training and development of our onsite chefs, cover sickness across our sites and be part of the mobilisation team.

A UK driving licence is required for this role, we will pay mileage to sites, but you need your own transport.

So maybe you fancy having your weekends back, school holidays off, no more late nights and split shifts?

We’ll give you a place to grow and a career to be proud of. Our chefs love building rapport with the students and helping them explore different cuisines. With us, you’ll be building the foundations of a positive attitude to food for life.

If you think you’ve got what it takes, we’d love to hear from you!

A trade test will be required for this role.

Successful candidates are required to undergo an enhanced DBS.

We are a committed equal opportunities employer – if you require any assistance for the interview process, please detail within your application. All information is kept confidential and in compliance with GDPR requirements

What will you do?

  • To prepare all types of food in line with CPU requirements
  • To ensure accurate and timely completion of all areas of administration associated with the provision of the services, as directed by the Manager. This includes stock taking, HACCP / Safety records, and production planning wastage, wastage records and reduction.
  • To assist as directed in reporting, stock and wastage control measures in line with instructions from the Manager
  • To participate in ensuring the smooth running of all operations
  • To liaise and co-operate with the Manager or other unit chefs, to produce all meals in line with specification

For a more comprehensive list of the job responsibilities, please view the full Job Description

What are we looking for?

  • A fast learner with an interest in kitchen work
  • The ability to stand for long hours
  • Willingness to adhere to health and safety rules
  • Good organizational skills
  • The ability to work unsupervised in a busy environment
  • Patience and cool-headedness
  • Kitchen experience

Please view the full Job Description for more information on the essential criteria and skills required for this role.

Further information

Pre-employment checks
Avanti Services Limited is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and requires all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All successful candidates are required to have an Enhanced DBS check unless internally appointed and still within the cycle of DBS re-checks.
Any appointment subsequently made will be subject to the receipt of satisfactory references and other pre-employment checks.

Diversity and Inclusion
We want to make sure we are attracting the widest possible range of people and ensure that they are accepted, understood and treated equally when they work here. This means we will work hard to understand that each employee is unique and ensuring that individuals or groups are not treated differently or less favourably on the basis of specific characteristics.
Such characteristics include (but are not limited to) age, disability, gender including transgender, race, religion, sexual orientation, marital status, and how the school supports pregnant women and new parents.

How to apply

To apply please send a up to date CV, completed GDPR form and personal statement to [email protected]
Please ensure your personal statement details why you are interested in applying for the role, giving clear examples of experience to demonstrate your capabilities. Remember to include relevant experience (skills you have gained outside paid work, e.g. voluntary and community work).
You must refer to the Job Description and each point in the Person Specification, focusing on the essential criteria

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