Sous Chef - leckford

Job Type Customer Service
Location Stockbridge - Leckford Estate
Additional Locations Stockbridge - Leckford Estate
Partnership Level 9
Closing Date 21/03/2023
Vacancy Type Permanent
Salary £24,000.00 - £33,300.00
Salary Frequency Annual
Hours of Work 39


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.

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 Leckford 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 39 hour week with alternative weekends off and a combination of early and late shifts. Live in is available.

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.

  • Commercial awareness

  • 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

Additional Information:

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.

- Print off the job description now if you require it.

- Ensure you have an up-to-date CV.



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 visit this site -

Attachment: Sous Chef - Partnership Hotels .pdf 


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