• Opportunities

    Operating predominantly in the south of England, Palmer & Howells Ltd currently employ over 250 people across a number of locations.


    Food Service Assistant – Westonbirt School, Tetbury

    £7.50/hour

    (posted 18/9/17))

    We are looking for a Food Service assistant to help give our customers an outstanding service. Our kitchen team prepare high quality meals for pupils using healthy, fresh, responsibly sourced food (500 covers per day) during term time and operate an extensive range of wedding receptions and functions throughout the year.

    Ideally the successful applicant will have:

    o   Excellent customer care skills

    o   Positive, can do attitude

    Experience is important but not essential

    This position is for 37.5 hours/week (5 over 7 days). In return we offer 25 days holiday plus 8 bank holidays / free meals on duty and free gym membership.

    To apply: please send a covering letter and your full CV highlighting the skills and experience you could bring to the role to:

    Sinan Karadag

    General Manager

    Email: skaradag@westonbirt.gloucs.sch.uk

    Westonbirt School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, along with their protection. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening, including checks with employers and the Disclosure and Barring service (DBS)

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    Catering Coordinator – Westonbirt School, Tetbury

    £18.5k

    (posted 18/9/17))

    We are looking for a Catering Coordinator to help give our customers an outstanding service. Our kitchen team prepare high quality meals for pupils using healthy, fresh, responsibly sourced food (500 covers per day) during term time and operate an extensive range of wedding receptions and functions throughout the year.

    Ideally the successful applicant will have:

    o   Strong administration and organisation skills

    o   Sound communication skills both written and verbal

    o   Great customer care skills with high level of diplomacy

    o   Good understanding of catering operations

    This position is for 37.5 hours/week. In return we offer 25 days holiday plus 8 bank holidays / free meals on duty and free gym membership.

    To apply: please send a covering letter and your full CV highlighting the skills and experience you could bring to the role to:

    Sinan Karadag

    General Manager

    Email: skaradag@westonbirt.gloucs.sch.uk

    Westonbirt School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, along with their protection. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening, including checks with employers and the Disclosure and Barring service (DBS)

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    Deputy General Manager – Westonbirt School, Tetbury

    £27k

    (posted 18/9/17))

    We are looking for a Deputy General Manager to support the General Manager and help give our customers an outstanding service. Our kitchen team prepare high quality meals for pupils using healthy, fresh, responsibly sourced food (500 covers per day) during term time and operate an extensive range of wedding receptions and functions throughout the year.

    Ideally the successful applicant will have:

    o   Strong people management skill with high level of diplomacy

    o   Excellent customer care skills

    o   Standards driven with great attention to details

    o   Sound understanding of HACCP

    o   Experience of high volume operation and banqueting style service

    This is a full time position, 37.5 hours/week.  In return we offer 20 days holiday plus 8 bank holidays / free meals on duty and free gym membership.

    To apply: please send a covering letter and your full CV highlighting the skills and experience you could bring to the role to:

    Sinan Karadag

    General Manager

    Email: skaradag@westonbirt.gloucs.sch.uk

    Westonbirt School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, along with their protection. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening, including checks with employers and the Disclosure and Barring service (DBS)

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    Hospitality Team members at Monkton Combe School, Bath

    (posted 6/9/17)

    Full and part-time and casual positions available, including weekend work for school and commercial events. We need Front of House and Kitchen Porter. £8.00/hour

    Monkton Combe School is situated in a beautiful area just south of Bath.

    We are looking for front-of house and kitchen assistants to join our current team to work with the chefs to give our customers an outstanding experience and contribute to our quality meal offer prepared using healthy, fresh, responsibly sourced food.

    The School has a varied menu which includes breakfast, lunches and suppers as well as a variety of weddings, formal dinners and residential lets throughout the year.

    We’re looking for people who are:

    * Passionate about food and people

    * Committed to providing first class customer service

    * Dedicated to enjoying the job and working as a team.

    Some experience within a similar role would be desirable as we provide around 9000 meals per week during term time across our two sites.

    We work shift patterns that include evenings and weekends. Our permanent roles are Independent School term time plus 4 additional weeks to cover functions during the holidays.

    This is not “school” catering as anyone unfamiliar with our sector may think. We offer a contemporary high street range of dishes and are continuously looking to adapt our offer to emerging trends and customer tastes. Feedback from recent recruits includes comments such as “many hotels would love to be this busy“, “we could charge customers a good price for our main courses if we were in a pub“, “we have the staff and the equipment to do a great job“.

    To apply: please send a covering letter and your full CV highlighting the skills and experience you could bring to the role to:

    Nick Camidge

    Catering Manager

    Email: camidgen@monkton.org.uk

    Phone: 01225 721192

    Monkton School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, along with their protection. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening, including checks with employers and the Disclosure and Barring service (DBS)

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    Sous Chef – Westonbirt School, Tetbury

    £25k

    (posted 6/9/17))

    We are looking for a Sous Chef to help give our customers an outstanding service. Our kitchen team prepare high quality meals for pupils using healthy, fresh, responsibly sourced food (500 covers per day) during term time and operate an extensive range of wedding receptions and functions throughout the year.

    Ideally the successful applicant will have strong people management skills: compliance to HACCP; experience of high volume food production and a sound understanding of banqueting style food.

    This position is for 37.5 hours/week. In return we offer 25 days holiday plus 8 bank holidays / free meals on duty and free gym membership.

    To apply: please send a covering letter and your full CV highlighting the skills and experience you could bring to the role to:

    Sinan Karadag

    General Manager

    Email: skaradag@westonbirt.gloucs.sch.uk

    Westonbirt School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, along with their protection. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening, including checks with employers and the Disclosure and Barring service (DBS)

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    Chef – Elstree School, Woolhampton, Reading

    (posted 30/8/17))

    We are looking for a Chef for an Independent Boys School.  We provide breakfast, lunch and dinner 7 days a week, term time only and all our meals are prepared using healthy, fresh, responsibly sourced food. Duties include preparing breakfast, lunch or dinner, salad bar prep, various school functions and supporting the Head Chef.

    Ideally we are looking for someone who is:

    – passionate about food and people

    – committed to providing first class customer service

    – dedicated to enjoying the job and working as a team.

    Previous experience of school catering would be an advantage, as would the ability to plan ahead and multitask.

    The post is 40 hours a week, 37 weeks a year with 5 weeks paid holiday. You will need to be able to work on a Saturday or Sunday (please note: we only work approximately 27 weekends a year). Hours may be ‘tailored’ to suit the right candidate. We will provide meals on duty, chef whites and safety shoes. Due to the Location of the school, own transport would be an advantage.

    Salary: On Application

    To apply: please send a covering letter and your full CV highlighting the skills and experience you could bring to the role to:

    Lara Grant

    Catering Manager

    Email: lgrant@elstreeschool.org.uk

    Elstree School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, along with their protection. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening, including checks with employers and the Disclosure and Barring service (DBS)

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    Weekend Catering Assistant – Bredon School, Tewkesbury

    (posted 11/8/17)

    We are seeking an enthusiastic person to help with serving food, washing up and cleaning at Weekends (Saturday and Sunday)

    This position would suit someone 17 years plus who is prepared to learn new skills and is able to use their initiative.

    This position is Saturday and Sunday 8.00am – 1.00pm or 2.00pm – 7.00pm. 10 hours per week term time only, 34 weeks

    To apply: please send a covering letter and your full CV highlighting the skills and experience you could bring to the role to:

    Angie Bates

    Catering Manager

    Email: catering@bredonschool.co.uk

    Bredon School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, along with their protection. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening, including checks with employers and the Disclosure and Barring service (DBS)

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    Should you be interested in any general opportunities that exist within our organisation, please contact Kevin Howells in writing, enclosing your CV. Alternatively, please telephone our office on 01454 625252 or complete an application form which can be downloaded from the link below and post or e-mail it to us.

    Please Post to:

    Kevin Howells
    18 North Court
    The Courtyard
    Woodlands
    Bradley Stoke
    Bristol
    BS32 4NQ

    Please e-mail: Kevin@palmerhowells.co.uk

    Click Here to Download Application Form

    Please note – this form is in pdf format so you will need Acrobat Reader installed on your computer in order to open it. If you do not have this software, you may download it for free via the Adobe website.
     
    Palmer & Howells are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure & Barring Service to an enhanced level.
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