Chef Manager


    Are you ready for a new and exciting challenge?

    Are you a talented Chef looking for a better work-life balance?

    This is an exciting opportunity to ‘build’ a café, catering and restaurant service in a purpose built £14m arts and community centre.

    About the role

    As the Chef Manager at TouchBase Pears you will develop and manage a high quality café and the catering provision. This is a hands-on management role and you will lead on everything from menu, food service delivery costing to cooking and managing the café.

    You will recruit and train your new team, which will comprise of both staff and volunteers. You will be a key part of the ‘life’ of the centre and will be part of the Duty Manager rota; you will have high levels of engagement with all the people that access the building. As the centre becomes an established local venue you will be able to become more involved with the local community and provide events such as cookery classes.

    About you 

    You will have substantial experience of both running catering facilities and as a hands-on chef, during this time you will have directly managed a team motivating them to deliver excellent service.

    You will be commercially driven and able to think creatively to maximise the income potential of the catering facilities. You will have strong finance skills and be able to demonstrate how you have reported on income and expenditure against budget, stock control and overseeing cash handling procedures.

    About us

    Sense is a national disability charity that supports people with complex communication needs to be understood, connected and valued.

    You will be based at TouchBase Pears, which is situated in the Selly Oak area. It is a fantastically inclusive space for everyone and includes day centre, café, charity shop, library, conferences, events, drama, music and a dance studio!  TouchBase Pears is a fantastic place for people to do remarkable things and you will play a key role. You can find out more about TouchBase Pears here.

    As our new Chef Manager you will be part of a friendly team and there are always other people to turn to. Working at Sense can be incredibly rewarding; we offer the opportunity to work in a large, diverse and successful charity where people can develop their skills, knowledge and careers in a supportive and flexible environment. In addition, we have excellent training and development, the opportunity for you to join our Group Personal Pension scheme and a generous annual leave entitlement.

    For an informal discussion about this role, please contact:

    Closing date: Sunday 29 April 2018

    If you apply for this position, please mention where you saw this vacancy, thank you and good luck :-)