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North Hertfordshire District Council is looking to recruit a Chef to work at Hitchin Town Hall & North Hertfordshire Museum Café as they expand the catering department to include large functions and multicourse dining.

This post would be suitable for an enthusiastic and motivated individual to oversee the operation of the Catering function at our facility and to provide value for money and quality services for our customers.

As  Chef, you will have responsibility for the development and day to day management of the café, in addition to line management responsibilities for staff within the team, as well as launching and expanding events catering within the Town Hall.

You will be a catering professional, with the relevant experience and qualifications as outlined in the Job Description and Person Specification below. This role is suitable for those who are experienced in working within a high-pressure kitchen environment in a Chef or Cook position and for candidates who are looking to move into Kitchen management roles.

This is an exciting opportunity to develop and operate a successful catering operation at an up and coming events and conferencing centre.


Special Conditions: 
We can offer you an excellent benefits package including a pension scheme, generous leave allowance, leisure concessions and more.
Salary Range: 
Salary starting from £21,552.00 - £25,656.00 per annum pro rata (30 hours per week including evenings and weekends)
Closing Date: 
Friday, 2 July 2021 - 12:00pm
Interviews to be held on: 
Friday, 9 July 2021
Reference Number: 
Further Info: 

If you are interested in this position, you can find out more details by looking at the attached documents at the bottom of this page.

If you would like an informal chat about the post, you can contact Katie Hasler on 01462 474850

How to apply: 

To apply for a position you must complete the online application form and submit it to be received by us no later than midday on the closing date.  Please note that we do not accept CV applications, either on their own or accompanying application forms. Therefore please ensure that all relevant information is provided on the application form.

To apply, please follow the link below to our online recruitment service:

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If you have any questions or require assistance, please email and one of our team will respond to you.

Guidance on Completing the Application Form:

Your completed application form will be vital during the recruitment process, both for shortlisting and at interview. Therefore please ensure that you complete the form clearly, accurately and in full.

Please read the advertisement, job description, person specification and additional information carefully before completing the application form.

When completing the application form you should target your skills and experience towards the criteria listed in the person specification and provide examples to demonstrate how you are able to meet each criteria.

As part of the application form we ask for Monitoring Information. Please remember to complete this section as it is essential in enabling the Council to monitor the effectiveness of our Equality and Diversity policy. Please note that this information is not passed on to the Recruiting Manager during the application process (it is retained in Human Resources for monitoring purposes) to ensure that each application is shortlisted based solely on information relating to the post.

If you are selected to attend for interview we will let you know approximately 5 working days before the interview date. In the event of you not hearing by this date, please assume that on this occasion your application has been unsuccessful.

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