Junior Sous Chef

Type: Trainee
Region: Scotland

Scottish Canals are the custodians of the nations canal network and surrounding estates.Our vision is to invest in the canal network to generate lasting benefit for people and communities; celebrating their industrial heritage, ensuring they offer quality green and blue spaces for people and communities and contribute to Scotlands resilience in tackling climate change.

Our success is rooted in valuing the contributions of our entire team – we care, we create, and we collaborate to continue to deliver a whole range of activities from boating, paddling, walking and wheeling to living and playing and improving what the canals have to offer to our visitors and communities.We also work collaboratively with our partners and stakeholders to contribute to a wealthier, fairer, greener and more resilient Scotland.

As an employer we offer a truly unique opportunity to be part of our team, help us realise our vision and contribute to safeguarding our heritage and ensuring our canals flourish now and in the future.

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Junior Sous Chef to join our Caledonian Canal Centre team in Fort Augustus. You will be a passionate and supportive team player who is both an effective leader and follower. Ideally an experienced Sous Chef who has had similar roles in a fresh food premises but this position could also be suitable for a strong commis chef looking to progress with their career.

The role is offered on a permanent basis, and with a starting salary of 26,110 (Band B).Working hours 37 hours per week on a shift pattern of 4 days on, 2 days off .

Scottish Canalsoffer a generous annual leave entitlement of 28 days, plus 10 public holidays, along with enhanced sick pay, discounted shopping vouchers, health cash plan and a contributory pension scheme with up to 10% employer contribution.

Primary responsibilities of the role:

  • Daily running of the kitchen
  • Food preparation as required
  • Working alongside Sous Chef and the front of house team to ensure the smooth running of the Caledonian Canal Centre F&B offer
  • Ensuring health and safety records are kept up to date.
  • Managing food purchase and storage
  • Menu planning and managing COS in line with budgets
  • Maintaining a safe and hygienic kitchen environment.
  • Be aware of the food preparation level during busy and quiet times

Qualifications and knowledge required:

  • NVQ Level 2 or above in Catering

Skills and experience required:

  • Previous experience working in a similar role
  • A full driving licence

Qualities & abilities required:

  • Good communication and team working
  • Highly organised with excellent planning
  • Able to work under pressure in a high-paced environment

Scottish Canals reserve the right to close this vacancy before the closing date if a sufficient number of applications are received.

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