Chef Shift Leader

Job Type:
Job Sector:
Food, Beverage
South East
£9.25 to £9.25 per hour
Salary Description:
£9.25 - £9.25
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Are you a friendly, approachable and sociable character? Would you like the security of working for one of the world’s largest employers? Do you want the comfort of not having to work split shifts, late nights and every weekend? Are you passionate about excellent customer service? If you answered yes to all of these then you could be exactly who we are looking for.

Working within the largest integrated catering, retail and leisure facility on Merville Barracks, home to the British Army’s rapid response brigade and delivering the largest food offer across the entire Defence contract, your main role is to deliver an outstanding service to every customer every time.

Being an active part of a large team of Chefs, Kitchen Porters, Coffee Shop Retail Assistants and Retail Assistants you will play a crucial role in achieving Sodexo’s mission statement of being a world leader in quality of life services.
Package descriptionAccess to a very popular and generous employee discount scheme.

Holiday entitlement of 20 days plus 8 bank holidays per year which increases with length of service. (pro-rata)

Full uniform provided including safety shoes.

Company sick pay entitlement of 5 full days after 6 months employment

No late night shifts (finish by around 21:00)

Most weekends off work (rota system in place)
Main responsibilitiesAs A Chef Shift Leader, you will be expected to take responsibility for your shift and all food activities during. This will include managing a team of Chefs, KPs and FSAs to ensure that Service Excellence is achieved on a daily basis. You will be expected to delegate and follow up tasks to ensure all aspects of managing a busy pay as you dine kitchen are achieved at all times.

You will be a key figure of our flagship Pay as you Dine experience often serving the soldiers and civilian staff their food as well as cooking it in front of their very eyes.  Interacting with our customers is a must and helps to create a home from home for our soldiers.
Ideal candidateEssential

NVQ Level 2 or equivalent.
Excellent people management skills
Excellent communication skills.
Able to work on own initiative within a team environment.
Able to demonstrate attention to detail and adherence to standards.


Proven track record of employment within the catering/hospitality industry.
Food safety level 3 qualification

About the companyIn the UK and Ireland, Sodexo employs some 35,000 employees to deliver integrated facilities management services to clients at over 2,000 locations in the corporate, healthcare, education, leisure, defence and justice sectors. With an annual turnover of over £1bn, we provide everything from catering, cleaning and reception to security, laboratory and grounds maintenance services, enabling our clients to focus on their core business

Contact Details:
Tel: 01276 687 000
Contact: Michael Silk

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