Closing date: Friday 22 September 2023
Salary: £28,000.00 - £32,000.00 Per Annum DOE, Plus Desirable Benefits
This is a permanent, full-time position (45 hours a week)
Paid overtime + Equal share of Service Charge.
Are you wild about creating memorable experiences?
Do you want to work in a place where you can hear the roar of a pride of lions?
At Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve we are recruiting a Junior Sous Chef to work in our newly refurbished flagship Garden Room Restaurant. With a seasonal changing menu using fresh and robust flavours, championing local ingredients and produce from local suppliers and our kitchen garden.
Who are we looking for:
We are looking for an ambitious Junior Sous Chef with a real passion for cooking. Previous experience within a fast paced, fresh food kitchen will be essential. You will assist the Head Chef and sous chef in the supervision of the overall day to day kitchen operation, and will have the ability to develop and create seasonal dishes using produce from our kitchen garden.
Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve is a world-renowned wild animal park set within 600 acres of Kentish savannah. The Reserve is home to some of the world’s most rare and endangered animals and offers luxury short breaks accommodation, free roaming animal safaris, once-in-a-lifetime animal encounters and exquisite dining experiences. Most importantly, every one of our employees is part of real conservation in action and their efforts have contributed to animals such as black rhino and western lowland gorillas being returned to their natural habitats in collaboration with our partners at The Aspinall Foundation.
Working hours are 45 hours a week, over five days of seven, which can include weekends and bank holidays. Equal share of Service Charge (TRONC) on a monthly basis. Overtime hours paid. The role is based at Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve near Folkestone. All applicants must have the right to work in the UK. A reliable mode of transport is recommended due to our remote location.
Why you should join us:
We’re on a mission to create memorable experiences that matter, and our Core Values ‘One Team’, Customer’ and ‘Pride’ are what drive us each day to become part of something extraordinary. As well as walking to work surrounded by the calls of Howler monkeys and the roars from our pride of Lions, you will join a supportive team who are passionate about their place of work.
Be part of the Port Lympne and Howletts family and join our pride.
You can also expect a host of other ‘roarsome’ benefits including:
•Service Charge (TRONC)
•28 days annual leave inclusive of bank holidays, rising with length of service.
•Comprehensive training and development opportunities, including workshops and e-learning.
•Enhanced Sickness, Maternity and Paternity Policies.
•Unlimited free entry for you and a person of your choice into both of our parks as well as friends and family tickets.
•Exceptional discounts on food, retail and accommodation at our parks.
•Numerous retail discounts and access to a 24-hour counselling line through our Healthy Extras Scheme.
•A great working environment with lots of social activities
•And many more length or service-related rewards and Benefits.
Your adventure awaits.
To apply: If you want to work in an exciting and unique environment where no two days are the same, email your C.V. and covering letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
Or post to: Human Resources, Port Lympne Reserve, Lympne, Kent, CT21 4PD.