Chef Trainer

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Job Location: 
London Bridge
Recruiting For: 
a full time job position
Job Duration: 
Exact Salary: 
£30k p/a
Number of vacancies: 
Job starts now: 
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Lambeth and Southwark
Job Description: 
  1. About Us

Our community café and free non for-profit training facility provide a Level 1 and 2 City and Guilds Professional Cookery qualification, for local residents and we help supporting them into work experience and employment opportunities.  Our organisation has successfully run two cohorts of trainees so far and is a City and Guilds Centre.

  1. Main Roles and Responsibilities
  • It is expected you will train 16 Level 1 trainees every 4 months, totalling 48 a year.
  • The qualification that will be delivered is a City and Guilds Level 1 7131-03 Level 1 NVQ Certificate in Food Preparation and Cooking. You will be responsible for ensuring that the trainees portfolios are filled out accordingly.
  • The above qualification will be delivered Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. The group of trainees will be ranged from 18 to 40.
  • The training facility operates above our community café, the students will be expected in line with their City and Guilds qualification to provide the daily special.
  • It will be expected that trainees will transfer downstairs to the café for work experience
  • The training facility will be producing external catering which will be completed by students overseen by yourself.
  • You will be responsible for creating a weekly meal plan with a budget in line with the City and Guilds qualification, creating a shopping list, ensuring all food bought is stored correctly and ensuring all food prepared by students is labelled and stored appropriately.
  • You will be responsible for ensuring the kitchen is to be left in a clean condition in line with our Health and Hygiene Rating. Including all students to clean down their work station. Sinks to be left empty. Waste to be removed. Floors to be cleaned. All appliances to be switched off.
  • It is expected you will then provide alternative activities for Thursday and Friday for the wider community including a rotation of 2 Day Health and Hygiene Courses, Nutritional Workshops and Cooking Demonstrations and an Elderly Cooking Club. Furthermore, it is expected that on rotation of above there will be paid for private activities to pay for the free ones. This may include cookery classes, corporate teambuilding events etc.


Learning and teaching

  • Provide learning and assessment activities which meet curriculum requirements and the aims and needs of all the learners.
  • Plan and use a range of effective and appropriate teaching and learning techniques to engage and motivate learners and encourage independence and learner autonomy.
  • Establish a purposeful and motivating learning environment where learners feel safe, secure, confident and valued.
  • Establish and maintain procedures with learners which promote and maintain appropriate behaviour, communication and respect for others, while challenging discriminatory behavior and attitudes.
  • Use listening and questioning techniques appropriately and effectively in a range of learning
  • contexts.
  • Provide opportunities for learners to understand how the specialist area relates to the wider social, economic and environmental context.
  • Work with learners to address particular individual learning needs and overcome identified barriers to learning.
  • Evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of own teaching, including consideration of learner feedback and learning theories.



  • Devise, select, use and appraise assessment tools, including where appropriate, those which use new and emerging technologies.
  • Develop, establish and promote peer and self-assessment as a tool for learning and progression.
  • Design and apply appropriate methods of assessment fairly and effectively.
  • Apply appropriate assessment methods to produce valid, reliable and sufficient evidence.
  • Collaborate with others, as appropriate, to promote equality and consistency in assessment processes, participating fully in internal and external verification.
  • Ensure that learners understand, are involved and share in responsibility for assessment of their learning.
  • Contribute to the organisation’s quality cycle by producing accurate and standardized assessment information, and keeping appropriate records of assessment decisions and learners’ progress.
Person specification and Experience required: 

Professional values and practice

  • Use opportunities to highlight the potential for learning to positively transform lives and contribute to effective citizenship identifying the transferable skills they are developing, and how these might relate to employment opportunities.
  • Conform to statutory requirements and apply codes of practice including appropriate consideration of the needs of children, young people and vulnerable adults and equality of opportunity
  • Keep accurate records which contribute to organisational procedures.

Ideally you will have:

  • Recent experience lecturing in the Education Sector including at least two references.
  • Excellent subject knowledge.
  • A proven track record of consistently good/outstanding teaching.
  • The ability to engage different learners through a range of teaching resources.
  • A valid DBS registered with the online update service or be willing to apply for a new one.

Ideally you will have:

  • A recognised teaching qualification e.g. VRQ, DTLLS, PCET or QCF level 5 Diploma in Education
  • Relevant degree
  • GCSEs or level 2 equivalent.
To apply for this job please email us a cover letter and your most up-to-date CV.

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