The Painswick

Junior Sous Chef

Junior Sous Chef

Painswick , GL6 6YB

Full time – 45 hours

£34,000 – £36,000 & a share of Calcot gratuities

The Role:

  • To assist the Head Chef in the smooth running of the kitchen operation
  • To produce and deliver a variety of dishes to a high standard of preparation, production and presentation
  • Ensure guests expectations are exceeded through consistent service and product delivery
  • Support the Head Chef  and Senior Sous Chef in creating a team environment which promotes good morale and ensures a high level of commitment and pride
  • Aim to achieve required standards of food service whilst ensuring that profitability targets are met
  • Development so that service and product delivery is consistent
  • Ensure all statutory regulations are adhered to
  • Ensure that all food is stored correctly, stocks rotated and temperature recorded in line with the Health and Safety regulations
  • Ensure that exceptional standards of food service are delivered consistently
  • Ensure that the kitchen operates effectively on a daily basis
  • Maintain sufficient level of mise en place for Lunch and Dinner service
  • Ensure that staff meals are of a good wholesome and healthy standard
  • Develop a close working relationship with all F&B staff, promoting team within the department and hotel
  • Motivate colleagues to achieve high standards of service and performance


  • NVQ Level 3 as a minimum
  • CIEH Level 3
  • 2 years’ experience in a similar role
  • Ability to demonstrate good food production
  • Ability to work under the pressure of a busy kitchen
  • Must have own transport

The Package:

  • 28 days holiday per annum, including bank holidays
  • Additional day off for your Birthday
  • Extra holiday day awarded annually up to first 5 years
  • Service charge and tips
  • Meals on duty
  • Free on-site parking
  • 50% discount on food in the restaurants across all sites
  • £50 bed & breakfast stays at the hotels in the collection
  • 15% discount on Spa retail
  • 20% discount on Spa treatments
  • Discounted family and friend stays
  • Annual appraisal
  • Staff Uniform
  • Staff Accommodation (subject to availability)
  • Discount on other Pride of Britain hotels
  • Refer a friend scheme (£500 bonus)
  • Available 24/7 with practical advice and support through employee assistance programme
  • Take home goods
  • Rewards and benefits platform
  • Charity Events
  • Paid volunteering days
  • Online fitness and wellbeing platform
  • Pension Scheme
  • Enhanced Maternity & Paternity pay & Adoption pay
  • Cycle to work scheme

About The Calcot Collection

The Calcot Collection is a small, eclectic group of luxury hotels, restaurants and spas. Situated in the beautiful Cotswolds are Calcot & Spa and The Painswick. On the border of County Durham and Northumberland is Lord Crewe Arms in Blanchland. A strong, family feel company culture runs throughout the places, each with their own unique character.

The management team is actively committed to addressing the carbon footprint and enhancing the sustainability of our operations. We’re proud to say that we have recently joined the ‘EarthCheck’ accreditation scheme and have recently earned our ‘Bronze EarthCheck’ accreditation. We are now actively working towards our Silver Accreditation. Our goal is to involve all our teams in this crucial and continuous effort, fostering a sense of pride in our collective accomplishments across the Collection. Let’s collaborate by sharing best practices and innovative ideas for a brighter future.

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