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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 20/12/2021.

Sous Chef

Job Reference: J223-A-21-2700

The London Clinic
Hotel Services
£35,000 - £40,000 per annum

We have an exciting opportunity for a Sous Chef to join our Kitchens department located at our Main Hospital in Central London, W1G 6JA (close to Regents Park & Baker Street tube stations).

The London Clinic is one of the UK’s largest private hospitals, and we have been providing exceptional care since 1932. We have 8 premises, where we perform highly complex procedures as well as routine surgery & medicine.

At The London Clinic, the service we provide is always focused around our patients, and forms a vital part of treatment and recovery. We offer an A La Carte & bespoke, tailored food service which is dedicated to giving our patients the best nutritious and flavoursome dishes. The successful candidate will also gain valuable knowledge in nutrition and may also work alongside our dietitian team gaining valuable knowledge in food science.


Job Profile:

As a Sous Chef you will assist the Senior Sous Chef and Executive Head Chef in the comprehensive management of all aspects of the kitchen operation and work towards building a team infrastructure which profitably delivers world class food products on a consistent basis.

  • Job Type: This is a full-time, permanent position working 40 hours per week. The shift pattern isworking 5 out of 7 days per week. Each shift is 8 hours and will be a Day or Night shift within the Kitchens service hours which is from 6am to 10pm.
  • Salary: The attractive salary for this role is £35,000 - £40,000 per annum, and will be dependent upon skills and experience.
  • Benefits package: We offer a comprehensive package which includes a contribution pension scheme (total annual contribution up to 20%), Private Medical Healthcare, 33 day’s annual leave (inclusive of bank holidays), season ticket travel loan, and a wide range of discounts with a variety of retailers and services. We also offer excellent career development; with clear career pathways and access to further education.


Duties & Responsibilities

  • Supporting the executive Head Chef in delivering consistently high-quality food, monitoring stock rotation and ordering to ensure that items not meeting these standards are not accepted or served.
  • To have a hands on role in food preparation if and when required, making sure all dishes are prepared according to the SOP’s and maintaining health and safety practices.
  • Responsible for the daily running of the Kitchen and the management of the brigade. This will include managing work performance and development of the Sous and CDP’s as well as absence management to ensure the Kitchen brigade is fully supported.
  • To monitor and train junior cooks to ensure consistent quality in the daily preparation and keep up to date with the new products, recipes and preparation techniques, and food safety procedures.
  • Ensure all HACCP and hygiene documentation is kept up to date and correctly filed, reporting any discrepancies or noncompliance to the executive sous.
  • Maintain awareness of kitchen expenditure and wastage to ensure all kitchen finances are kept in line with the targets set for that year, reporting any suggested cost saving to the executive Head Chef for consideration.


Skills & Experience

  • Experienced as a Sous Chef or Junior Sous Chef.
  • Full understanding of UK food production laws & requirements.
  • Level 3 food hygiene certificate or higher.
  • To be able to demonstrate leadership skills.
  • Hotel or large scale catering background desirable but not essential.


We are an organisation that has charitable status and this helps us to drive forward our mission of reinvesting our income to deliver better patient outcomes.

The London Clinic is proud of its diverse workforce and is committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We absolutely welcome applicants from underrepresented groups; if you think you have the skills and experience for the job, please apply - we would love to hear from you regardless of your background.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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