Assistant Chef

  • Job Reference: 00002462-1
  • Date Posted: 9 September 2021
  • Recruiter: The Wrekin Housing Group
  • Location: Shrewsbury or Cannock
  • Salary: £17,421
  • Sector: Hospitality, Catering & Tourism
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Part Time

Job Description

Assistant Chef

Salary - £17,421 p/a (full time equivalent) if over 23 Years Old


Shrewsbury (The Coppice)

Cannock (The Longford Centre)

Hours: Part time 30 hours per week, covering a rota from Monday to Sunday


The Organisation:

We are at the forefront of making a difference to people’s lives. As a socially minded business, we provide 13,000 homes for affordable and social rent and care services across Telford & Wrekin, Shropshire, and Staffordshire. We have ambitious plans to grow up to 16,000 homes by 2025.

Alongside our growth plans we are embarking on a fundamental transformation programme to modernise how we interact with our customers, engage communities and support partners. Everyone matters at Wrekin so we are investing in our people and the systems they use, all to improve quality and choice across the organisation.

Our vision and aims are clear and we are determined to deliver. We are looking for an outstanding individual to join us on this journey who will drive the strategy and delivery of our development programme.

We want individuals who inspire positive change, communicate clearly and enable our people to support each other and grow together so we deliver for our customers, right across our socially minded business.

(For further details please visit our website



ShireLiving is a premium housing brand offering luxury apartments and facilities for the over 55s age group. Our aim is to create a hotel-standard environment for tenants.

Our developments are attractive, modern buildings that allow tenants to live independently in modern apartments, with the convenience of having all the help and support they need on their doorstep and the added benefit of being part of a friendly community.

Our aim is to provide a range of services on-site that match the needs of residents. These services include catering facilities, which cover the following:

  • Breakfast and lunch service in our attractive, on-site cafes – open to residents, their friends and families, and the local community
  • Individual catering packages for tenants, with room service where required
  • Event catering for social activities

Our tenants remain at the heart of every ShireLiving development, and we expect all staff to deliver the same standard of exceptional customer service.

(For Further details please visit our Website

The role:

We are looking to recruit enthusiastic individuals who can support the Chef Manager to deliver the catering service and cook traditional homemade, quality nutritious food for our customers.

If you have excellent people skills, hold a current level 2 food hygiene certificate and can work as part of a team then this could be a fantastic opportunity for you.

The successful applicant must have experience working in a customer facing environment. The successful applicant may also have an IT qualification and an NVQ Level 2 in Business Admin or equivalent.

Please indicate in your personal statement which scheme you would like to be considered for.

(Please see the job description for full details)


What you will need:

The successful applicants will play a leading role in in being the ‘face’ of the ShireLiving. You will require excellent organisational and presentation skills and a passion for producing quality food. Successful candidates will be expected to engage with our tenants and visitors as well as colleagues and suppliers so excellent communication skills are also a must. The roles require people to be able to adapt to the needs of our customers.

You will be working in a demanding and fast-paced environment, so you must be a conscientious and hard-working individual who is willing to go the extra mile to deliver exceptional service.

Given the environment you will be working in, you must be able to demonstrate effective communication, strong team working, organisational, interpersonal skills and maintaining high levels of confidentiality at all times.

You will be expected to promote a positive, friendly and understanding attitude towards our customers and other colleagues in order to achieve consistency with the high levels of performance, efficiency and quality that is expected of our Employees.

Successful candidates will be required to undertake a DBS Check. 

(Please see the person specification for full details)


return we offer you an interesting, challenging and rewarding opportunity to join a supportive Organisation with over 1290 employees.


Vacancy Status : New
Reference No : WHG1570
Closing date: 30th September 2021
Interview date : 
6th October 2021