Parkwood Head Chef

Kent Union.
Canterbury, Kent
Salary - Circa £21.8k
30 May 2018
27 Jun 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Parkwood Head Chef

Circa £21.8K

35 hours per week

Generous Pension Scheme

37 days annual leave, rising to 42 after 5 years


Thank you for your interest in the position of Parkwood Head Chef at Kent Union. We are a successful, vibrant and exciting organisation with a bright future ahead of us. We have achieved a great deal in the last few years, more than doubling in size to our current £11million turnover, 500 employees and 2,000+ volunteers.

The Catering and Licensed Trade Department currently operates three outlets on the Canterbury Campus, which include a 1200 capacity night club (The Venue), coffee shop (Library Café), and a street food offer(Canvas). Kent Union also operate a newly opened bar/café on the Medway Campus known as The Deep End.

The post holder will be joining Kent Union at a very exciting time and a transformational phase for the department as it continues to develop and grow its catering provision across the Canterbury and Medway Campuses. In September 2018, we will launch a £3m new Students’ Union building at Parkwood. The Parkwood Building will be a significant enhancement of the largest student accommodation area on campus, and will boast a brand new 300 capacity bar/café offering a great coffee and food offer with a wide range of student events from Quiz’s to Kpop karaoke and showing all major sports fixtures. The Parkwood building will also host a new convenience shop to replace Parkwood Essentials boasting a broader range of fresh food, hot grab and go food and beverages, a social/study space an IT/Study hub for students, 2 dance studios/student activity spaces to support our 250 sports clubs and societies engage with their members.

The post holder will have specific responsibility for delivering the Catering provision within Woody’s.  The post holder will be responsible for producing fresh, quality dishes that to adapt to suit seasonal trends.  The post holder will be responsible for all areas of kitchen management and will ensure that Woody's catering provision is of a consistently exceptional standard.

If you require further information or would like to request an application form, please contact Rob at  or on 01227 823252.

For an applications pack and to find out how to apply please go to

Closing date for applicationsWednesday 27 June 2018

Interviews: Monday 9 July 2018

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