Ambleside Park, it’s our Place in the Lakes. Set on the banks of Lake Windermere in the Lake District, it’s a 24 bedroom haven to get away, explore and maybe even be inspired like the great writers and artists of the past.
If you are looking for a hotel with a difference, this could be it. You’ll be surrounded by a team of passionate and dedicated hospitality Partners to give our guests the best experience possible. What is different about our guests though, is that they are Partners, their friends and family. As co-owners in the business, you’ll see this difference in the way your teammates and you approach your job and carry out your responsibilities.
With all of the National Trust park to explore, whether walking on their own or on a guided tour, whizzing about on a mountain bike trail or visiting local craft shops, you can guarantee that our guests will be hungry and looking to recharge with the fantastic food offering we give them.
What can you expect in this role?
Working at the site, you’ll be surrounded by a team of passionate and dedicated hospitality Partners to give our guests the best experience. What is different about our guests though, is that they are Partners, their friends and family. As co-owners in the business, you’ll see this difference in the way your teammates and you approach your job and carry out your responsibilities.
As a Sous Chef, you'll be working as part of our friendly kitchen brigade, using your experience and knowledge of being a chef, to be able to work with our team of chefs and to lead the kitchen operation in the absence of the head chef. You need to be able to plan, produce and deliver a high standard of food and presentation in a busy operation.
This role will give you the opportunity to demonstrate your real passion for food and allow you to invent, produce and present quality dishes in accordance with our hotel offer. You’ll also be providing guidance to the Chef de Partie, controlling stock and minimising wastage.
As Ambleside offers a variety of dining and food options to our guests, you'll need to be flexible to work in different areas, if required, and adhering to all health and safety requirements at all times.
The role will offer you opportunities to display your talent, people management skills and knowledge of running a successful kitchen through supervising the department when required. It will also provide you with development opportunities and the progression routes.
What can we offer you?
The Partnership puts it’s Partners first in every area of the business. The role offers the ability to work a 37.5 hour week with alternative weekends off and a combination of early and late shifts.
You’ll be working in a beautiful location with some of the best views and countryside around. You’ll be entitled to the great benefits that our Partners receive such as paid holiday, discount in our Waitrose & John Lewis shops and many other benefits designed to allow our Partners a great work / life balance.
We will offer on the job training and investment in your skills, providing you with progression opportunities and an extra level of support and encouragement.
Uniform is supplied to you and you will receive free meals when on duty.
What do you need?
Hospitality is an ever changing environment with a real focus on great customer service and providing an experience for our guests. This is achieved through each Partner being motivated, creative and great teamwork.
Skilled influencer/ motivator/ coach
Proven leadership skills
Understanding of HACCP
Ability to interpret and enforce food safety Policy and health and safety regulations
Food Safety level 3
Relevant professional chef qualifications: City & Guilds diplomas in professional cookery, BTEC HNC in professional cookery or equivalent
Experience working in a professional kitchen
Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
What else could you bring?
Competent in IT systems and able to use standard software
We have a number of different ways to work flexibly so at your interview feel free to talk about what flexibility means to you. There are no guarantees, however, it may open the door to not only a new role but a new way of working.
Please review the advertised working hours and contract length to be certain that you can commit to these or we may not be able to progress your application.
Please consider the following when making your application:
- We occasionally close vacancies early in the event we receive a high volume of applications. To avoid disappointment, we recommend you apply early.
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We positively celebrate Diversity & Inclusion in the John Lewis Partnership. Our aim is to become the UK’s most inclusive business - for our Partners and for our customers, reflecting and connecting with the diverse communities that we serve. We want people from all walks of life to feel valued for their individuality, thrive in our business and share a sense of belonging. To find out more about D&I in the John Lewis Partnership click here - https://www.jlpjobs.com/about/diversityandinclusion/