Sous Chef

Organisation: Scottish Canals

Salary: From £26.7k plus 11.25% variable hours allowance

Location: Falkirk Wheel

About Us

Scottish Canals is an exciting, vibrant and fun place to work.    We have a wide remit, across many sectors covering some of the most beautiful areas of Scotland which provides a variety of unique employment and development opportunities.   Together we work to preserve over 137 miles of historic canals while transforming them through sustainable management, investment, and regeneration.    

About the Role

We are looking for a talented and motivated Sous Chef to join our professional team at the award-winning Falkirk Wheel.   We operate 6 food outlets across the Falkirk Wheel site and the Horsebox venue at the Kelpies.

The successful candidate will have the ability to meet and achieve preparation and food delivery deadlines, especially within peak season, with a flexible attitude to working hours. This is a permanent role.  In order to provide the service our customers require, both weekend and very occasional evening work is required on a rotational basis over 7 days.   Work life balance is a key benefit to this role.

About the Reward

In addition to the progressive salary, Scottish Canals also offers a generous annual leave entitlement of 28 days rising to 30 after 5 years plus public holidays, along with enhanced company sick pay, discounted shopping vouchers, and a contributory pension scheme with up to a 10% employer contribution.

About You

You will be a passionate and supportive team player who is both an effective leader and follower.  Ideally an experienced Sous Chef who’s had similar roles in a fresh food premises, however, this position could also be suitable for a very strong commis chef looking to progress with their career.

Key responsibilities of the role will include:

Daily running of the kitchen
Food preparation as required
Working alongside our Head Chef and the front of house team to ensure the smooth running of the Falkirk Wheel & Horsebox F&B offer.
Ensuring health and safety records are kept up to date.
Managing food purchase and storage
Development of current offers
Attention to COS within budget parameters
Maintaining a safe and hygienic kitchen environment.
Be aware of the food preparation level during busy and quiet times.

The ideal candidate will have the following key skills:

NVQ Level 2 or above in Catering
Previous experience working in a similar role
Good communication and team working
Highly organised with excellent planning
Able to work under pressure in a high-paced environment
A full driving licence

Application Deadline: Wednesday 26/04/2023