Sous Chef

Up to £10.50 per hour
24 Oct 2018
21 Nov 2018
Ms Tori Matthews
Job Function
Contract Type
Full Time

Looking for a quality life/work balance? Most ESS Military sites operate on single shifts. No more split shifts or late night finishes*! Working only 1 weekend out of every 3/4.

*Occasional late finish and flexibility required.


ESS are looking or a talented and passionate Sous Chef to join the Catering team at – DMS Whittington

Pay Rate: Up to £10.50 per hour

Weekly Hours:  37.5 hours per week


DMS Whittington is a military base  between Tamworth and Lichfield in Staffordshire. The base is fully operational and feeds and accommodates up to 1200 Service personnel. The primary role of DMS (Defence Medical Services) is to train all 3 services (Army/Navy & RAF) and to promote, protect and restore the health of service personnel to ensure that they are ready and medically fit to go where they are required in the UK and throughout the world; generally referred to as being ‘fit for task’.

Being the HQ for Defence medics the site accommodates high profile visits and large conferences throughout the year.

Main responsibilities

As one of our talented Sous Chefs, you will support the Head Chef and the catering operation, to improve the customer food service experience by delivering a best in class food offer, to military and civilian personnel

Ideal candidate

Candidates should have excellent culinary skills with an attention to detail, be able to supervise and lead the Catering team  in the Heads Chef’s absence, have an excellent knowledge of HACCP and be capable of controlling all aspects of a busy kitchen. As a Sous Chef, you will play a pivotal part in mentoring and training the junior chefs within the team. Candidates should have a minimum of a NVQ level 3 qualification in food preparation and cooking. ESS Compass Group has superb opportunities to promote and if you have the passion and drive to succeed as one of our Sous Chefs, there are various apprenticeship opportunities within our Company, to aid your career progression.

About the company


Need to know more?


ESS – part of the Compass Group family – are market leaders in the provision of catering, retail, leisure and support services in the Defence, Government & Offshore sector. This allows us to work in some of the most historic and iconic locations across the British Isles.

Our inspirational food is alive with flavour and nutrition, sourced in a socially responsible manner for the well-being of our customers, communities and the environment and we match this with excellent service.

We’re the people behind the food, hospitality and support services that power your day, make you smile and put a spring in your step. Just one of the reasons why we’re the UK and Ireland’s No.1 catering and support services provider.


To apply for this role and find out the finer details, please attach your latest CV and a brief Covering Letter and email it to:

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