We’re hiring! Caledonian Canal Centre – Sous Chef

This is an exciting opportunity for someone be part of our new visitor attraction on the Caledonian Canal!

Scottish Canals are looking for a Sous Chef to join our team at our brand new Caledonian Canal Centre in Fort Augustus!

We are looking to appoint a keen and motivated Sous Chef to work alongside a dedicated catering team in our new Caledonian Canal Centre.  The successful candidate will have the ability to meet and achieve preparation and food delivery deadlines, especially within peak season, with a flexible attitude to working hours.

Key responsibilities of the role will include:

  • Daily running of the kitchen
  • Food preparation as required
  • Working alongside Visitor Centre Manager and the front of house team to ensure the smooth running of the Caledonian Canal Centre Cafe
  • Ensuring health and safety records are kept up to date.
  • Managing food purchase and storage
  • Maintaining a safe and hygienic kitchen environment.
  • Be aware of the food preparation level during busy and quiet times.

The ideal candidate will have the following key skills:

  • NVQ Level 2 or above in Catering
  • Previous experience working in a similar role for a minimum of 1 year
  • Experience of working with large volume food preparation
  • Good communication and team working
  • Highly organised with excellent planning
  • Able to work under pressure in a high-paced environment
  • A full driving licence

The role is offered on a permanent basis, working an average of 37 hours a week on a 5 out of 7 rota, attracting a salary of circa £22,000.00 dependent on experience. Scottish Canals also offers a generous annual leave entitlement of 33 days rising to 38 after 5 years (inc. public holidays), along with enhanced company sick pay, childcare vouchers, discounted shopping vouchers, and a contributory pension scheme with up to a 10% employer contribution.

To apply: Please send your CV and covering letter to recruitment@scottishcanals.co.uk, along with a copy of the Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form.  This form can also be found in the Related Information section at the bottom of the page. 

Closing date: 22nd February 2018

Equal opportunities

Scottish Canals is an equal opportunities employer and it is our policy to recruit the best person for each vacancy regardless of gender, marital status, ethnic or national origin, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief and age and we will ensure that there are equal opportunities in all stages of the recruitment process.

We recommend that all candidates with a disability should inform us during the recruitment process to ensure that any reasonable adjustments can be made where applicable.

We are a Living Wage Employer

We are pleased to announce that we are now an accredited Living Wage Employer. This means that every member of staff in our organisation earns not just the minimum wage but the Living Wage. The Living Wage is an hourly rate set independently and updated annually, based on the cost living in the UK. We believe that every member of staff deserves a Living Wage. You can find out more about the Living Wage by visiting www.livingwage.org.uk.