Current Vacancies

Chef Manager at Low Laithes

Reference No: LL/09/CM/17

CLOSED  29/09/2017

Location: Wombwell, Barnsley

Salary: £21,570 per annum


  • Salary: £21,570pa            
  • 40 hrs p/w (2 Week Rolling Rota)
  • 2 week rolling rota working every other weekend
  • 6 Weeks paid Holiday

Established in 1975, the Hesley Group provides flexible, specialist residential services and schools and colleges. We aim to offer the best possible care, education and vocational opportunities for young people and adults, often with autism, who have a learning disability and complex needs including behaviour that might be challenging.

Low Laithes is our adult service that is a former dairy farm that has been renovated and developed into a range of purpose built facilities. It is set in beautiful surroundings in rolling countryside near Wombwell village and Barnsley town centre.

We are now looking to appoint a Chef Manager at Low Laithes. The post requires an organised individual with excellent catering skills to create balanced and nutritious menus and manage the catering department, staff and all of the resources in a manner that delivers an efficient and effective service. You will be responsible for the planning and delivery of daily meals, including hands on catering input, to ensure customer expectations, food hygiene and quality standards are met within the agreed budgets.

You will hold a relevant qualification in catering at Diploma Level 3 (or equivalent) and CIEH Level 2 food hygiene supervision (or equivalent), this will also include in depth knowledge of HACCP and COSHH regulations. In addition the post holder will need to be experienced in managing a large busy kitchen and have exceptional organisational skills. You must be a punctual and reliable individual, together with a passion for making a difference in the lives of the people we support. Excellent communication skills are necessary for this position.

You will be joining a team who are passionate about safeguarding and promoting the needs of the people we support and a company who values its employees.

If you are a reliable, caring and understanding individual and have excellent communication skills working with the Hesley Group will prove to be a fulfilling and rewarding career.


For an informal discussion about this role please contact Alison Slack, Hotel Services Manager on 01226 272050.


You may find the following documents useful to read through to help you decide whether this is the right career for you.

Job Description

Person Specification

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Additional Information for Applicants

To apply online click the button above, alternatively to request an application pack please email  lowlaithes@hesleygroup.co.uk stating the job reference number LL/09/CM/17 and also your full name and address.

To see and hear what it's like to work for the Hesley Group and how we all help to make a difference you can watch our short videos.

By application only, CVs will not be accepted.

Closing date for receipt of both postal and online applications is Noon, 29 September 2017.

Please note that applications submitted after 12pm (Noon) on the closing date may not be processed.

Hesley Group is an equal opportunities employer.