Head Chef/Kitchen Manager

Closing Date
Friday, 28th January 2022
Job Type
Operations & Facilities
Catering Division (NH)
£28756 per annum, pro rata (if applicable)

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced and motivated Chef Manager to be a key part of the leadership team overseeing a variety of Catering outlets at our Sutton Bonington Campus near Loughborough. You will be instrumental in coaching and empowering the team to deliver a range quality dishes and will engage with your customers and the team to create a positive environment to both visit and work in. Your behaviours will demonstrate exceptional operational standards and you will harvest and nurture those expectations from others in your team.

As a commercially aware leader you will be familiar with managing budgets and have a proactive approach to driving sales through menu development and excellent customer service, driving covers during peak times. You will be comfortable in a large fast-paced kitchen where you will lead by example and will apply energy and enthusiasm to lead the team.

Hours of work are full-time, 36.25 per week worked 5 days out of 7 to be arranged including regular weekends for 52 weeks of the year. Job share arrangements may be considered. 

This role will be offered on a permanent basis. Further details about the experience and qualifications required for this post can be found on the attached job Role Profile.

The University of Nottingham are committed to providing competitive employment packages whilst supporting the well-being of our staff to help them reach their full potential. We strive to provide a range of benefits and rewards, including leading fitness and health facilities, staff discounts and travel schemes. We also offer an excellent holiday allowance of 25 days plus additional university closure days and bank holidays.

The successful candidate for this role will be expected to attend the Estates and Facilities training courses which will run each day, Monday to Friday mornings on the first week of appointment. Further details will be given at interview.

Please note this post will be based at the Sutton Bonington Campus near Loughborough

You can find out more about us and meet the team at

Informal enquiries may be addressed to David Butler, email Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted. Please quote ref. NHE001422

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