Skip to content

Sous Chef

York Commercial Ltd
26,000 per annum
Not applicable
Contract status
Hours of work
Based at
University of York campus
Posted Date
Apply by
Job Reference

Role Description

We are looking for a talented, professional Sous Chef to join us at one of the country’s leading Universities. You will assist in the running of one of our busy production kitchens, helping the Head Chef to maintain the high standards of catering, hygiene and health and safety which we currently achieve. You will be responsible for all aspects of the food, from preparation to presentation, whilst assisting and coaching the junior team members to achieve the same.

The role is a fantastic opportunity to create a great work-life balance, whilst giving you the chance to enhance your skill set- whether that be in fine dining, mass catering or management experience.

You must be able to produce on a large scale and at the highest standards for our students and thriving conference market. You should also have experience working with fresh food in fast paced environments and call order or restaurant experience is preferred.

The salary offered is £26,000 per annum, averaging 37 hours per week on a 5 over 7 basis. Additional hours may be required on occasion to meet business demand. Where overtime occurs, time off at a later date will be granted when appropriate or otherwise paid. The majority of shifts will fall between Monday to Friday, with no split shifts. Occasional weekend work may be needed, and flexibility is essential to ensure the smooth day to day running of the kitchen.

YCL has a fantastic rewards package available including:

  • 38 days annual leave, including 8 statutory public holidays (pro rata)
  • Concession rates at the York Sport Village and Centre
  • Company pension scheme and workplace pension scheme
  • Discount scheme with local and national retails, restaurants and tradesmen
  • Salary sacrifice schemes, including Cycle to Work and Campus Nursery
  • 10% off at campus Nisa Supermarkets and on-campus catering outlets
  • A supportive and friendly working environment
  • Downtime over Christmas and New Year

We are proud to be a Real Living Wage accredited employer.

This advert will be ongoing and may close at any time once the position has been filled.

York Commercial Ltd. (YCL) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the University of York. The Head Office is situated at the University of York, Heslington, York, YO10 5DD. The successful candidate will be appointed on YCL terms and conditions of employment.

The University strives to be diverse and inclusive  – a place where we can ALL be ourselves.

We particularly encourage applications from people who identify as Black, Asian or from a Minority Ethnic background, who are underrepresented at the University. 

We offer family friendly, flexible working arrangements, with forums and inclusive facilities to support our staff. #EqualityatYork

New Athena Swan Bronze Award



Forgot password | Register

Why York?

York is one of the most successful universities in the UK.

With world-class activity across the spectrum from the physical sciences, life sciences, and social sciences to the humanities, we have been recognised as one of the top 100 universities in the world, gaining outstanding results in official assessments of our research and teaching.