Commis Chef - Brownsea

Job Type Customer Service
Location Poole - Brownsea Island
Partnership Level 9
Closing Date 06/12/2023
Vacancy Type Permanent
Salary £21,100.00 - £27,000.00
Salary Frequency Annual
Hours of Work 37.5

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We want all of our Partners to have a good work-life balance and we support flexible working. This might mean flexible or compressed hours, job sharing or shorter hour contracts, where it is possible to do so. Please discuss this further with the hiring manager during your interview.

Our Purpose

Working in Partnership for a happier world – our shared Purpose that guides us in everything we do and inspires 3 important principles; happier people, happier business, happier world. The John Lewis Partnership is a truly unique business, one that seeks to make a positive difference to the lives of everyone.

At a glance

  • Salary - £21,100 - £27,000 (£10.78 - £13.30)

  • Contract - Permanent

  • Hours of work - A mix of earlies and lates on a rota basis including weekends. Earliest start time 6:30 Latest finish time 22:00

  • Live-in accommodation is available


About the role

  • Working as part of the Catering team to produce and deliver the hotel food offer taking responsibility for the kitchen in the absence of the Head and Sous chef. .

  • You'll be working as part of our friendly team to ensure the efficient day to day running of the kitchen and to assist in providing a consistently high quality dining experience while maintaining sales, reputation and profit of the kitchen as agreed by the Head Chef.

  • You will be a valued member of our talented Catering team demonstrating a real passion for food and being motivated to invent, produce and present quality dishes

  •  You’ll comply with all food safety policies, procedures and practices as essential when working in catering.


Essential skills you’ll need 

  • We are looking for someone creative with a professional demeanour who must be able to work under pressure, demonstrating flair and a good palette with experience working in a professional kitchen.

Benefits of the Partnership and the role

  • You will enjoy 25% discount at John Lewis as 20% in Waitrose

  • The Partnership has a competitive pension scheme where your contributions will be matched by the Partnership (up to 8% of pay)

  • Excellent work life balance, including focus on well being and flexible working and our marketing leading equal parenthood leave Policy

Find out more about the extensive range of exciting benefits that you could enjoy when you join us on our website under About the Partnership; Benefits. 

Next Steps 

  • The application form consists of a CV upload followed by application questions. Please ensure you refresh the page each time you complete a task to ensure you complete everything that you need to in time. (If internal, check your Workday notifications and see further guidance on the PDW under "Internal application process").

  • You'll be asked about any adjustments you might need to support the recruitment process. Let us know, and we'll be sure to discuss it with you. 

  • Thanks for your patience in the meantime and for showing an interest in joining JLP.

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At the John Lewis Partnership, we embrace our differences. We want you to be you. Because, well, we know you're at your best when you're free to be yourself. Being a truly inclusive employer to us means creating an environment which celebrates your contribution, regardless of age, gender, race, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, social background, religion or belief. It's why we've set our own aim to become the UK’s most inclusive business - for our Partners (employees) and our customers. We firmly believe that our future success lies in diversity of thought from all Partners and it's integral in our mission to build a happier world. We welcome applications from everyone interested in working for us. And, once you're a Partner, your differences will make all the difference. Find out more about D&I in the Partnership here -

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