Sous Chef

Princes Risborough School
Princes Risborough
£20,000 - £24,999
23 Mar 2018
21 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

‘Enjoy & Achieve'

We are seeking to appoint an experienced Sous Chef to work within our busy and popular school Hub area. You will support our Head Chef in providing catering services to our staff and students and also to line manage our small, but productive catering team. The Hub is a busy and sometimes frenetic environment, which not only supplies meals for our school, but also to an extensive network of primary schools in the local area. Therefore, timing, quality and efficiency are key requirements in ensuring we meet our deadlines and commitments to students and staff at these satellite locations.

The ideal candidate will have had experience working in a large production unit, be a team player and used to working within tight budgets and restricted timeframes. You should also demonstrate the ability to cook in a well equipped modern kitchen, using such appliances as ‘Bratt’ pans and 40 grid Rational ovens - further information is available in the Job Description located below.

PRS is an innovative and aspirational school that is driven by the highest expectations in everything we do. We offer a rich and diverse learning environment and work hard to ensure that all the young people in our care achieve their potential and everyone succeeds on a pastoral, extra-curricular and academic basis.

We are an over-subscribed, innovative and dynamic school in the heart of Buckinghamshire situated in a semi-rural market town between High Wycombe and Aylesbury. We are looking for both subject champions and advocates for young people to continue on our journey towards ‘Good’ and beyond and your skills and knowledge, hard work and dedication will be central to our achieving this goal in the year of your appointment.

What you will receive in return:

You will have the opportunity to work in a school that firmly believes in promoting an environment that nurtures and develops our students in a friendly and supportive setting: this is the PRS way and we also want you to feel that you are part of the 'PRS family'. You will benefit from a vast support network from senior leaders and other teachers within the school and we can offer you excellent CPD opportunities, a school laptop and use of our new multi-million pound Sports Centre. Our facilities are developing all the time and we recently launched a new Sixth Form independent study area and Learning Resource Centre, with the expectation of developing further areas of the school in the near future. We are also proud to work with parents who are supportive of our school aims, ethos, vision and values.

The school is nestled in the foothills of the Chilterns and is surrounded by an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB); the vistas from our school sites and playing fields are some of the finest in the United Kingdom and we are surrounded by a rich and diverse environment, both in a historical and geographical context. We are also only 45 minutes from London and all of the main arterial routes heading to the north, south, east and west of the country. London Heathrow airport is only 30 minutes away, with four of the other main airports only within an hour’s car journey away. The River Thames and the City of Oxford are also only 30 minutes away, so we have something for everyone and our local mantra is very much 'location, location, location'!

'At Princes Risborough School every child matters'

What you need to do now:

If you are interested in working at PRS, and to benefit from a supportive network of staff from across our school and are keen to progress your career, then please apply today!

If this position as a Sous Chef at PRS is not quite right for you now, but would be interested in future positions, please visit our Expression of Interest area and register your interest here:

This position is:

  • Pay Range: BP5/26-30 £21,64.40 to £23,506.25

  • Term-Time employment only

  • Working hours: Monday-Friday -

  • Is open until mid-day on Friday 29th March 2018

  • Interviews: w/c Monday 16th April 2018

We also encourage early applications and reserve the right to close the vacancy if a suitable candidate is found.

For further information about this position, please contact the Business Development Manager, Mr Nev Keep:

Our Children are: 'Successful Learners, Confident Individuals and Responsible Citizens’


Princes Risborough School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Appointment to this post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check, including the barred list, as well as other pre-appointment checks outlined in Keeping Children Safe in Education (September 2016)