Smiling man at YMCA St Pauls Group

19 September 2019

Full time (40 hours Mon-Sat inc evenings, weekends), £18,961.86 per annum

Location: YMCA Walthamstow
Contract: Fixed term (March 2020), Full time (37.5 hours inc evenings, weekends, public holidays)
Salary: £18,961.86 per annum (£9.72 per hour)

YMCA St Paul’s Group (SPG) emerged from the coming together of four separate Associations over an 18-month period. The group is largest YMCA in Europe and one of the largest providers of supported housing in London and beyond providing a safe place to stay for over 1,200 residents each night. As well as accommodation, education and training, the Association is focused on the transformation of communities through its 6+ Health and Wellbeing Centres, including an outdoor swimming pool and a wide range of Children, Youth and Family programmes including nurseries, after school clubs and soft play centres. Through the merger and accompanying new investment we expect the range, reach and impact of our services to grow so that we can better realise our vision.

The vision of the Association is of ‘Places where young people thrive and communities flourish’. Its mission is to be ‘an inclusive Christian Association transforming communities so that all young people can belong, contribute and thrive’.

The role

This role is based at our YMCA in Walthamstow, reporting to the Head Chef and overseeing the Kitchen operations in the absence of the Head Chef. The post holder will be responsible for providing meals for residents and the public for seven days a week, increasing sales, profitability, and work within budget, provision of the meals, vending service, hospitality orders and maintain high standard of catering and customer service at all times.

The role includes:

  • the day to day running of the Kitchen operations
  • providing high standard of healthy food under budget
  • providing food contents, allergy information and recipes
  • ensuring the health & safety of the Kitchen is maintained at all times

Applicants should:

  • Have a recognised catering qualification eg. City & Guilds or NVQ Level 2
  • Have a Level 2 Food Hygiene certificate (or above)
  • Have 2 years or more experience as Chef de Partie
  • Have experience in providing a nutritionally balanced menu and an awareness of allergy and nutritional content of menu ingredients

To Apply

Completed Application Packs should be directed to our external recruitment/response handler’s HR Initiatives Limited c/o

Junior Chef Job Description
YMCA St Pauls Group Application Form 
YMCA St Pauls Group Equal Opportunities Form
YMCA  St Pauls Group Application Pack Guidance
YMCA St Pauls Group Job Applicant Privacy Notice

 Closing date: We will be reviewing completed applications on a daily basis until we recruit to all posts, therefore please return your application without delay.

YMCA St Paul’s Group is an equal opportunities employer. We value the importance of diversity and positively welcome applications from all members of the community, including those with disabilities. As a responsible employer, we follow safer recruitment guidelines and if you are selected for an interview you will be required to complete an application form, which will be sent out to you. The successful candidate will be expected to declare all previous offences and to undergo an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service.

YMCA St Paul’s Group is a Christian organisation and as an employee you will be required to respect its ethos and uphold its values