Vacancy for Head Chef

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Location Leatherhead, Surrey
Contract Type Permanent - Employee
Working Hours per Week 40 hours
Remuneration £55,000 per annum plus benefits
Job Reference GR/10770

We are looking for an Executive Head Chef who will take responsibility for effectively managing the catering contract within budgetary constraints, whilst maximising profitable sales by the introduction and maintenance of food service brands.

The role attracts a salary of £55,000 per annum plus benefits

Responsibilities will include:

Deliver a consistent level of service in line with KPI’s and contract specification

Ensure all costs and expenditure are within the budgeted levels by effectively managing all costs such as labour, expenses, cash purchases as agreed with your line manager

Take responsibility for the preparation and completion of menu planning, ordering and accurate stock control.

Assist with disciplinary and grievance issues consistently, fairly and in line with company policy

Carry out on the job training in such areas as Food Safety, Health & Safety, Unit evacuation policy, dangerous equipment and basic food hygiene.

Take responsibility for the unit in the absence of the Facilities Manager

Initiate a process of continuous improvement by undertaking company promotions and extraordinary merchandising initiatives to ensure the profitable growth of the contract.

Talk and engage with customers and clients to gain insights and gather feedback which will drive improvements.

Experience and Qualifications required:

706/1/2 or equivalent

HND Membership of HCIMA desirable

Advanced Food Hygiene Certificate

Practical experience in a quality establishment

Management experience within catering environment gained in contract catering

People management skills

What will you get in return?

An enhanced pension scheme (above auto enrolment rates) - to save for the future

Life Assurance – to protect your family should the worst happen

25 days holiday, plus 8 bank holidays on top

Option to purchase additional annual leave

Private Medical Insurance – to protect you

Access to 100s of high street discounts

Financial Wellbeing support - Access to low interest loans

Recognition scheme ‘OCS Stars’- monetary rewards given to top performers

Training and Development- apprenticeships, e-learning, English as a Second Language and our award nominated ‘Impact’ Programme

Long Service Awards

Cycle to work scheme- discounted bicycles

Access to our Employee Assistance Programme- 24-7 Health & Wellbeing Support

Successful candidates for this role, who meet the eligibility criteria, may have the opportunity to undertake a formal work-based training course under our commitment to personal and professional development through the Government’s apprenticeship scheme

Why join OCS Group UK Ltd?

OCS prides itself as a company with strong family values and we are passionate about hiring people who demonstrate the same.

We take CARE of you; We act SAFELY and responsibly; We are TRUSTWORTHY; We work as EXPERTS. If you share these Values, we want you to be part of our team.

OCS have a well-respected brand and our colleagues are empowered to be the best version of themselves. We offer job stability and are committed to developing our colleagues by offering more than just a job. We are a financially stable business who continues to be privately owned since its inception in 1900.

We reward those who demonstrate our values and since the launch of our OCS Star recognition scheme we have rewarded nearly 1,500 colleagues with monetary vouchers, certificates, and public recognition within the business.

We invest and support the growth of our people and are currently sponsoring over 310 colleagues who are enrolled in a variety of apprenticeship programmes, ranging from Level 3 qualifications in customer service to degree programmes in Leadership. If you want to develop you career, OCS is a great choice.

OCS offers the family feel of smaller organisations although large enough to offer so many opportunities. We recognise your efforts and contribution and show our appreciation through a variety of reward schemes which in turn results in our colleagues staying with OCS. Our business is the family you can choose, and our people stay for the friendships, opportunities, and career fulfilment we offer