We’ve got an exciting opportunity available for talented individuals to join our workforce - perhaps this is the opportunity you’ve been waiting for?
Read on to find out more
Nottingham City Council is known for inclusivity and innovation, and we are continually working around the clock to deliver services for Nottingham’s citizens, visitors and investors.
Our aspiration is to make Nottingham a Great City, but to do this we need to be a Great Council, provide Great Services and recruit and develop a Great Workforce.
We will value your contributions, promote flexible and modern ways of working, will double your monthly pension contributions, offer a very generous 25-32 days holiday package each year (exclusive of public bank holidays and dependent on length of service) and give you the option to purchase up to 28 days additional holiday tax-free!
Nottingham City Council is committed to recruiting a talented workforce that reflects the communities we serve. We are a fair and inclusive employer and welcome applications from people from all backgrounds and with different abilities.
We recruit for diversity and value difference.
We particularly want to hear from you if you are from the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic community, identify within the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community (LGBT) and if you are Disabled - these groups of people are underrepresented in our workforce, and we’d like to reflect our local population more through our recruitment processes.
Nottingham City Council are also committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of Children and Vulnerable Adults and we expect all workers to share in this commitment.
We have always been open to flexible working and the COVID-19 pandemic provided us with some new options to work in a completely different way.
We welcome a conversation about flexible working at the point of interview.
Nottingham Catering is one of the leading Local Authority catering companies in the country and we are looking for a highly skilled and professional Development Chef to lead, inspire and develop the food we serve to school pupils.
The successful candidate will be instrumental in creating a modern, fresh and dynamic offer to enhance the Education Catering service to our schools.
Education Catering provides lunch to over 2 million pupils each year across a portfolio of 62 schools in the city and wider region.
Ideally, you will have a background of working within the catering industry at the very highest standards and will have a passion for fresh food, strong craft skills and an eye for detail, focussing on leading a programme of menu modernisation and improvement within school catering.
You will work collaboratively with key colleagues across the Nottingham Catering Service, school Head Teachers, Business Managers, parents and pupils to develop and deliver menus bespoke to the needs of the pupils and teaching staff.
Your focus will be to drive continuous improvement in everything you do, to enhance the experience that the pupils receive as our customers and to ensure that we provide the best possible range of inclusive meals to meet our Silver Food for Life and School Food Standards.
If you are seeking a new challenge or keen to develop your career in catering and love to push the boundaries with your flair, commitment and creativity then this could be the role for you.
We will also be able to offer further experience and personal development in our award winning Commercial Catering service for the right candidates.
For more information, please view the Job Description and Person Specification which are attached further down on this page.
Useful information for Applicants
This post is subject to a DBS Enhanced check with a barred list check
References may be sought prior to interview for safeguarding purposes. You will be advised once the application closing date has passed if this is required.
Please ensure you read our Terms and Conditions information, which includes advice on pay, annual leave and hours of working, and our Total Rewards Package, which includes information on some of the great benefits when working for Nottingham City Council.
This post is covered by the statutory duty under Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) (English Language Requirement for public sector workers) and therefore the ability to speak fluent English, as detailed in the job description and person specification, is an essential requirement for the role.
Nottingham City Council are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion and we are striving to have a reflective workforce of the citizens we serve.
As a result of our commitment, we anonymise all applications to remove the risk of unconscious bias. The application process will capture your personal details (including your name) and these details will only be made visible to recruiting managers once the shortlisting stage has been completed.