Head Chef

Park Leisure
Morpeth, Northumberland
£31,000 per annum
16 Apr 2018
14 May 2018
Job Function
Head Chef
Contract Type
Full Time

Head Chef

It’s an exciting time for Park Leisure. We’ve recently bought our 12th park and there are great plans for the future.

Here at Park Leisure, we’re proud of our values: Teamwork, Honesty, Excellence, Pride and Communication, and always incorporate them into everything we do. We’re, therefore, looking for people who also demonstrate these too…so if you think this is you, then read on!

The place

The Old Storehouse at our Amble Links Park is open to locals as well as owners. The building had a fabulous refurbishment several years ago creating a modern, relaxed feel whilst still maintaining plenty of character. The food offering is a twist on the traditional pub meal, using fresh local ingredients, and something to suit all tastes. Food, service and overall experience all has to deliver to the 5 star expectations of our customers.

The role

Responsible for the efficient running of the kitchen, leading and inspiring a team, increasing their knowledge and technical ability and promoting a great working atmosphere. You’ll recruit great people, push standards, monitor quality and ensure food is of an excellent standard. You’ll plan and prepare menus, communicate any changes with the restaurant team and generally ensure service runs smoothly. You’ll maintain budgets, plan resources and will be responsible for food costing, ordering, wastage and portion control. You will be fully versed on current and upcoming health and safety legislation and hygiene regulations effecting the kitchen and will ensure compliance at all times. Ultimately, you’ll build the restaurant’s reputation and increase sales and profitability.

About you

You are positive, enthusiastic, a great leader, approachable, value your team, have a passion for sharing knowledge and developing others. You’re exacting, have exceptional standards, get the detail right, creative, innovative, dedicated and want to exceed expectations. You’re organised, able to cope with pressure, professional, adaptable, meet deadlines, keep track of trends in the market and are passionate about what you do.


One years’ previous experience as a Head Chef or significant previous experience as a Sous Chef, experience of supervising/managing a team and a history of successful progression in catering. Educated to GCSE or above, NVQ/SVQ Level 3 or equivalent and hold a level three food safety Certificate. You’ll have knowledge and experience of food costing and budget control, a firm understanding of ingredients and will be proficient at using computer based applications in catering.

 A basic DBS check is required in order to under this role.


The salary is £31,000 per annum. Benefits such as pension and holiday are also on offer.


Full time hours, to be discussed in more detail at interview stage.

What to do next

There has never been such an exciting time to be involved in Park Leisure, so come join us and grow with us!