Deadline is tomorrow

  • Start date details

    ASAP - Subject to satisfactory pre-employment checks

  • Closing date

    3 October 2023 at 8am

  • Date listed

    5 September 2023

Job details

Visa sponsorship

No, visa sponsorship not available

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£22,900.00 - £25,046.00 Annually (Actual) H6 Grade plus outer fringe allowance

Chef de Partie job summary

We are looking for an experienced Chef de Partie to join our catering team!

This is a full-time role of 37 hours per week, within a team rotating shift pattern, on a 40 week contract. There will be day time and evening shifts (latest finish 7:30 pm) and the expectation to work one in three weekends. 

Hours: 37 hours per week, 40 weeks per year (i.e. Term Time plus 2 weeks)

Salary information: Pro-rata salary range from £22,900 to £25,046 per annum depending on experience

The candidate must be able to:

· provide evidence of your right to work in the UK; and

· attend on-site interview and trade test at St George's School, Harpenden, AL5 4TD, United Kingdom.

About St George’s Catering

The Catering Team at St George’s is made up a group of very talented, and passionate Chefs and Kitchen Assistants who come from very diverse catering backgrounds. We all work to ensure our day students, boarding community and staff are well looked after throughout the day.

We pride ourselves that all our produce is sourced locally and delivered fresh daily, to ensure the very best quality possible.

Main responsibilities of the role including

· To provide fresh home cooked food for pupils and staff, on a daily basis to include breakfast club, break, lunch and supper (depending on shift pattern).

· To provide a lunch & supper provision for the boarding community of approximately 120 at the weekend (depending on shift pattern).

· Produce all meals in line with the current food allergy legislation. An awareness of the day and boarding students who have specific dietary / religious requirements.

· Ordering of supplies as per menus, keeping strict cost implications in mind.

· Ensure receipt, storage and handling of all food stock meets hygiene standards.

The successful candidate will have:

· NVQ level qualification or equivalent

· Excellent all-round experience in the preparation of high quality meals for a large volume, in a fast-paced environment

· Experience of preparing balanced menus, taking into account the dietary needs of children from varied cultural and religious backgrounds

· Experience in providing catering for a wide variety of social functions (eg wedding receptions, christenings and gala dinners)

· Experience of working in large team

· Knowledge of allergens

· Up to date with current food trends

· Ability to work as part of a team but also independent

· Good time management with the ability to work to a deadline

· Must be able to work under pressure

In return, we can offer:

· Additional training and support

· Ongoing professional development

· Free Lunch on working days

· Use of the school’s fitness suite/Gym

· Childcare Voucher Scheme

· Staff Wellbeing Programme

· Employee Assistance Programme

· Free parking on school site

· As a permanent member of staff you benefit from the application being favourably ranked if you apply for a day admission place for your child at St George’s school, subject to meeting the requirements of our published Admissions Criteria and Policy.

For further details about this role please see the Attached Application Pack.

Applications will be shortlisted throughout the process and we may interview and close the advert early if we are in a position to recruit a suitable candidate. We therefore encourage interested candidates to apply early.

St Georges School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and visitors to share this commitment. This post will require a Full Enhanced , with List Checks Disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS).

We are required to conduct online searches about all candidates as part of the selection and appointment process, in accordance with Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance, in order to identify any incidents or concerns which are publicly available online. By submitting and signing your application, you acknowledge that such searches will be conducted as part of the selection and appointment process.

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About St George's School

School type
Academy, Christian, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1369 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18



1. Be part of a vibrant, inspiring and supportive team
2. Everyone’s contributions are valued and encouraged
3. A place where your work will ‘make a difference’ and be appreciated by pupils
4. Learning is what we do; with passion
5. Unique opportunity to work in one of the leading state boarding schools in the country
6. Students champion and promote our community’s high standards and aspirations
7. Excellent behaviour is the norm, not the exception
8. Career development is encouraged and supported through great training
9. A sense of belonging; part of a community and the St George’s ‘Family’
10. Where the worst thing about work is going home at night
Working at St George’s also comes with a number of free additional fringe benefits*: childcare voucher scheme; Employee Assistance Programme; on-site parking; access to excellent sports and fitness facilities and provision of lunch. On-site accommodation for specific posts may also available at reduced rates.

* Staff terms and conditions are liable to review and change from time to time

In 2014 OFSTED wrote that "This school has got the magic formula", and we have to say we agree!

St George’s is a unique place to work. It is the perfect blend of high quality, innovative teaching and a community which cares. It has a highly supportive pastoral system as well as a residential state boarding community, all of which is firmly cemented in our Christian principles and strong commitment to our values of mutual respect, endeavour and sense of community. We hold on to our tradition and embrace the future with equal relish.

St George’s is consistently in the top percentile of schools nationally for academic performance and rated outstanding by Ofsted. However we are not driven by such external measures but by our passion to provide the best learning and life experience we can for the pupils entrusted to our care.

We hope that you will share our enthusiasm and drive to continue to make St George’s an exciting place to work and learn.

Join us for a career at a school that certainly wants us to "Aim Higher".

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