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Casual Assistant Chefs - Reading Town Hall
  • Employer: Reading Borough Council
  • Reference: ENS/21/173562
  • Published: Mon 22/11/2021, 10:35 AM
  • Closing on: Mon 06/12/2021, 23:48 PM
  • Working Pattern: Evenings, Part Time, Weekends
  • Hours: 0 hours per week
  • Salary: £11.27 Per Hour
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Reading Town Hall, Berkshire

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Casual Assistant Chefs - Reading Town Hall

We are looking for Casual Assistant Chefs to work with our Executive Chef to prep and deliver all elements of catering for all our various events throughout the year at the Reading Town Hall.

Shifts will vary and you need to be able to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends as well as daytime shifts.

If you are interested in working with us in Reading’s landmark venue we would like to talk to you about joining our front line team.

Some of our events include Conferences & Venue Hire, Weddings, Banqueting, Dinners, Cafés, Concerts, Comedy and Events.

If you would like to work at our beautiful venue, helping to host a variety of events and thrive in a busy, customer-focused and creative environment then this is the job for you!

About the Role
The purpose of this role is to support the chef in the delivery of a professional catering service, ensuring the delivery of excellent customer service.

Do you have experience of working in a busy kitchen? 

Are you qualified to NVQ Level 3 or City and Guilds Level 706/2, 706/3 or an equivalent qualification?

We need people who are an effective communicators, have exceptional organisational skills, and give great customer service while remaining calm under pressure.

About You
The successful candidate will be required to:

  • Work flexible hours, including weekends and evenings
  • Assist our Executive Chef in food preparation
  • Maintain high standards of hygiene and cleanliness
  • Work closely with other teams in the Town Hall

You’ll be part of a team that relies on each individual to play their part to the best of their ability. As well as the colleagues that you work closely with every day, you’ll also be part of Team Reading, playing your personal part in making Reading a successful and vibrant place.

Our vision is to ensure that Reading realises its potential as a great place to live, work and play, and that everyone shares the benefits of this success.

Our values and behaviours guide how we will achieve this:

Work Together as one team - work collaboratively, with each other and with our partners, and demonstrate the Team Reading values in everything we do

Drive Efficiency - show initiative, be adaptable to change and put forward ideas to help improve delivery and efficiency. Take responsibility for our own learning and development and for reaching our potential

Be Ambitious - be demanding of our own performance – striving to be even better – and be prepared to engage with and challenge leaders in a constructive and positive way

Make a Difference to Reading - maintain the highest levels of customer service and be flexible and willing to provide the services needed at the time they are needed


  • A wide range of flexible working opportunities 
  • Access to a range of training and learning opportunities to help you develop
  • Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS)

For more information on this position, please contact Claire Plaisted (Commercial Operations and Café Manager) -

Closing Date: Monday 6th December 2021
Interview Date: TBC – Interviews will be held via Microsoft Teams

Please note that the closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. Therefore, it is strongly advised that you complete and return your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Reading Borough Council is a Disability Confident Employer and is committed to the recruitment and continued employment of people with disabilities. We seek the best talent from the widest pool of people as diversity is the key to our success.