Operations and Regulatory Services

Newcastle upon Tyne

Assistant Chef

Please note that in all cases written references will be taken up and made available to interviewers BEFORE the final selection stage; even if you indicate otherwise



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£18,562 - £18,933 per annum plus a weekend enhancement

An opportunity exists for a suitable individual to work within the Facility Services Division of the Operations and Regulatory Services Directorate as an Assistant Chef at Welford Day Centre.

Working a 2-week working shift pattern includes covering for the Chef on their days off. It is essential that you have a flexible approach. Welford Day Centre is the base kitchen however on occasions and to suit the needs of the service, you may be required to work at alternative locations from time to time.

Typical duties within this post will be to assist the chef to provide a high-quality catering service to the client by assisting the Chef to organise, prepare and serve meals in accordance with the Caroline Walker Trust Standards and the City Council Customer Service Charter.

To assist in the maintenance of high standards of cleanliness and hygiene in the kitchen, strict adherence to the provisions of the Health and Safety Legislation and Food Hygiene Regulations and maintaining all associated records

It is essential you hold an NVQ level 2 in Food Processing and Cooking or equivalent qualification. You must have a minimum 3 years’ experience within a catering environment. It is essential that you can work flexible hours and capable of good relationships with others.

The Interview process may include a practical skills test.

This post is subject to Enhanced DBS Clearance. We are committed to protecting and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff to share this commitment. This post involves working with children and/or vulnerable adults. If you are successful we will undertake additional recruitment checks which will include a check to see if you have had any criminal convictions and a check of police information.

As this post involves working with children, vulnerable adults or dealing with sensitive information, written references will be taken up and made available to interviewers before the final selection stage; even if you indicate otherwise.

*This post attracts the Newcastle Living Wage supplement. In addition to the hourly rate, this post will receive the Newcastle Living Wage supplement to bring the hourly rate up to a minimum of £9.90 an hour.

Apply online at www.northeastjobs.org.uk.

In accordance with Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) (Coronavirus) Regulations 2021, staff deployed to work in CQC registered care homes providing accommodation and nursing or personal care are required to have full vaccination status or a medical exemption before working or being deployed into work settings covered by the legislation. Applicants to positions covered by these regulations are required to provide certified evidence of their vaccination status or medical exemption as part of any pre employment checks.


Closing date:

3 February 2022

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