Executive Head Chef (83570)

University of Strathclyde - Estates Services Directorate

FTE: 1 (35 hours/week)
Term: Open-ended
Closing date: 25/08/2017

The University of Strathclyde seeks to appoint a dynamic, experienced and ‘hands on’ Executive Head Chef to lead the food production team and develop the food offering across the estate.

With the support of the senior management team, you will be required to develop a strategy for food across multiple outlets including: retail cafes, delivered catering, conference and events and high end banquets and dinners. A self-starter, who is passionate about food, you will have a proven track record of driving continuous improvement and delivering modern, high quality food, which exceeds customer expectations.

The ideal candidate will be a Head Chef in a multi-site, organisation or an existing Executive Chef. This post is not a development opportunity, as you will be required to ‘hit the ground running’. You will be an experienced people manager, who can motivate and develop the brigade of 7 to fulfill their potential, despite not being co-located. Exceptional attention to detail, good organisational skills and proficiency in financial management are all essential; as is ensuring a high standard of kitchen hygiene is maintained and all areas are fully compliant with health and safety and food safety legislation.

The normal hours for this full time position are 35 per week, Monday to Friday. However, some evenings and weekends will be required to meet business needs.

Favourable terms and conditions, with a competitive salary.

Please note there will be a two stage selection process for this position. In the first instance candidates will be invited to complete a short craft skills test on 19th September. There will also be an opportunity to tour the campus. Second interviews will be held on 20th September.

Informal enquiries about the post can be directed to Duncan Colville, Catering Manager (Retail), duncan.colville@strath.ac.uk, 01415483318.

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