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Deputy Chef Manager - Harrow Way Secondary School

Job Details:

Hourly Rate: £9.36 per hour


Work Location: Harrow Way Secondary School


Hours per week: 25.00


Contract Type: Permanent, Term Time Only


Closing Date: 30/8/2019

Advert Text:

HC3S is Hampshire County Council’s in house catering service. Working in a fast paced busy school kitchen, supporting the Chef Manager to provide an effective catering service to secondary school pupils, you'll prepare and cook a wide range of menu items ensuring everything is ready for service on time. As well as deputising for the Chef Manager when required, you’ll assist with catering for functions. You may also be required to setup/clear the school hall of tables and chairs on a daily basis and carry out cleaning duties. Experience of working in a relevant catering environment is essential and you must be physically able to lift tables and chairs and kitchen equipment.

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Job Purpose:

To prepare cook and serve food for on site and hospitality catering as directed by Chef Manager. Help with general cleaning duties, preparation and clearing eating areas, maintaining vending services. Assisting in collation of monies ready for banking, (operating the cashless card system). Deputising for Chef Manager if required.

Role Responsibilities:

Food preparation and cooking of meals:  Help prepare required meals as directed by Chef Manager for each food break. Ensure portion control and recipes are followed using the appropriate manuals.

Setting up and clearing away all eating areas. Kitchen cleaning and washing up:  Take part in the setting up of tables, chairs, bins, water jugs for breakfast, mid morning and lunch breaks, clear furniture and  sweep at end of service. Take part in washing up of eating utensils and equipment. Follow daily/weekly cleaning rotas.


Serving and customer liaison:  Serve food following portion control guidelines. Assist in building and maintaining customer feedback and effective communication with customers and clients.


Functions:  Assist in the preparation and promotion of function catering for internal/external hospitality during evenings/weekends/school holidays adhoc.


Administration and financial, stock control, cashless card and vending:   Assist in completing accurate financial information. Assist in ensuring efficient stock control of foods cleaning materials. Assist in completing daily reports for cashless systems, daily income and vending. Assist in collating monies ready for banking. All under the direction of the Chef Manager.


Effective use of resources and people management:  As part of the team, maintain teamwork and moral. Assist in the training of staff.


Corporate and statutory initiatives – equalities / health and safety / e-government/ sustainability:  Ensure adherence to health and safety, food safety and hygiene procedures.

Role Requirements:

Essential knowledge skills and experience:

Experience of working in a relevant catering environment.

Ability to use a calculator and carry out simple calculations

Physically able to lift service and kitchen equipment

Working Conditions:

The following section provides an outline of the working conditions that may be encountered in this role.


Chairs are stored in stacks of 8 and moved to dining room/storage area.

Tables are moved to dining room and erected where appropriate.

Frequent bending and lifting

Washing up. Industrial height low sinks, slip hazards.

Exposure to noise levels during cooking/service (e.g. Mechanical extraction). 

Exposure to heat through ovens/deep fat fryers/hot cupboards.

Exposure to chemicals with irritant classification.

Exposure to food products which may be irritants (tomatoes, potatoes, onions, garlic, fruits, lettuce)

Use of knives

Lone working early morning (for unit supervisor / manager posts).

Work can be at a fast pace

Temperature variants – kitchens can be hot in summer and cold in winter


As part of the pre-employment checks that are undertaken for this role, you will be asked to complete a Post Offer Medical Questionnaire. The questionnaire is confidential, and is screened by our Occupational Health Department, who will ensure that you are medically fit for this role before being formally offered the position.

Vetting Requirements:

This post is subject to a Criminal Records Check

Contact details for an informal discussion:

Joanne Allen, District Manager 07718146872

Hampshire County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We expect all employees, workers and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment.
Corporate Equalities Employment Policy:  In order to combat indirect discrimination, no unnecessary conditions or requirements will be applied to any for achieving equality of opportunity in its employment practices. All sections of the population will have equal access to jobs. No applicant or employee will receive less favourable treatment because of their gender, disability, age, ethnic or national origin, marital status, creed, sexuality, trade union activity or responsibility for dependants unless a Genuine Occupational Qualification (GOQ) applies. In order to combat indirect discrimination, no unnecessary conditions or requirements will be applied to which would have a disproportionately adverse effect on any one group.

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