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Arts & Entertainment Head Chef

Salary: £31,895 - £35,336 plus 5% Unsocial Hours Allowance

Job Type: Permanent

Hours Full Time - 161 hours per month

Closing Date:

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We have an exciting opportunity for a Head Chef to join us. Apply now and become a valued member of the Arts & Entertainment team, helping South Somerset to be a place where businesses flourish, communities are safe, vibrant and healthy and residents enjoy good housing and cultural, leisure and sporting activities.

What we’re looking for…

The Arts & Entertainment Service that manages The Octagon Theatre and Westlands Entertainment Venue is seeking a passionate and talented Head Chef to manage our kitchens and deliver exceptional food to our guests. With the exciting development of The Octagon Theatre you will lead the kitchens across the service and work with our chefs to enhance the experience for our guests attending performances, banquets, balls, festivals and much more. The successful candidate will have a keen eye for detail and ensuring all food safety procedures are up to date, have experience of developing a thriving catering operation, and a passion for the theatre and cultural sector. You will play a vital role in the management and development of catering in our venues and service leading, motivating and managing the team to deliver exceptional service.+

What you can expect from us…

  • We will help you develop your career by providing development and support whatever your level of experience
  • An opportunity to be part of ‘one team’ coming together to develop even better ways of working
  • A flexible approach to working arrangements to help you achieve a greater work/life balance
  • A generous annual leave entitlement and the ability to purchase further leave
  • A significant employer contribution towards your LPGS defined benefit scheme pension pot

 Please contact Adam Burgan, Arts & Entertainment Venues Manager on 07971111951 should you wish to discuss the role in more detail.

In the application please give details of any conflict of interest that could impact either the recruitment process or your employment with South Somerset.

We promote and value diversity in the workplace and welcome diverse applicants. We are committed to applying our equal opportunities policy at all stages of recruitment and selection. Shortlisting, interviewing and selection will always be carried out without regard to disability, sex or sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partnership status, colour, race, nationality, ethnic or national origins, religion or belief, age, or pregnancy or maternity. 

We treat personal data collected during the recruitment process in accordance with our data protection policy/policy on processing special category personal data and criminal records. Information about how your data is used and the basis for processing your data is provided in our privacy notice.

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