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Sous Chef - Job Vacancy

01/07/2023 (7 months ago)   General News

About us

Churnet Valley Railway (1992) PLC is a small business in Leek, ST13. Our goal is to provide the best heritage dining experience in the heritage railway sector. We are the second largest tourist attraction in Staffordshire that operates a variety of heritage steam train services and attracts in the region of 80,000 passengers per annum. We pride ourselves on the experience we have provided for our customers since 1992 through our scenic locations, beautiful stations and variety of period coaches and locomotives. Our catering department is currently expanding and we are looking for someone to spearhead the growth of the business. You will be expected to source new ingredients, prepare for the week/ weekend ahead and work with the small but efficient team. Working with management you will work towards the goal of expanding the dining offering as well as improving the customer experience.

The hours available will vary as the season progresses. You will be paid a continual 25 hour a week wage over the year. In January and February you wont be required but you shall still receive the wage. Then in the busy periods (June- August) you maybe required up to 50 hours. At this time you will be paid the 25 hours and the previous unworked months will be used to balance the hours owed. This is a open conversation and we are open to ideas and thoughts. November - December again we will not require your time which is a ideal opportunity to get a second wage whilst still receiving your 25 hours a week from us. If there is a difference at the end of the year then this will be worked out between the employee and the Railway. This is an ideal position for someone looking for something different and the ability to move around whilst still receiving a salary.

Job Type: Part-time, Permanent
Part-time hours: 25 per week

Salary: £15.00-£18.50 per hour

Our work environment includes:

  • Modern office setting
  • Food provided
  • Growth opportunities
  • Regular social events
  • Relaxed atmosphere

Our work environment includes:

  • Lively atmosphere
  • On-the-job training
  • Growth opportunities

Churnet Valley Railway (1992) Plc is looking for a talented and driven individual to join our team as a Certified Caterer. We are looking for someone who is passionate about food, food preparation, and the art of hospitality. This position requires a candidate with a strong work ethic, a professional attitude, and a great personality. You will be expected to maintain high standards of quality in all aspects of food and service.


  • Prepare and serve food to guests in a timely and courteous manner.
  • Maintain strict adherence to all food safety procedures.
  • Maintain strict adherence to all sanitation procedures.
  • Follow all health department standards regarding food safety, cleanliness, and cleanliness.
  • Ensure that all ingredients are fresh and of good quality.
  • Ensure that all catered events are conducted in accordance with Churnet Valley Railway (1992) Plc’s catering policies and procedures.


  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to work in a team environment.
  • Ability to follow instructions and follow recipes and procedures.
  • Excellent communication skills.


  • Company events
  • Company pension
  • Discounted or free food
  • Employee discount
  • Free parking
  • On-site parking
  • Private medical insurance


  • 10 hour shift
  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Holidays
  • Weekend availability

Supplemental pay types:

  • Bonus scheme
  • Commission pay
  • Performance bonus
  • Tips
  • Yearly bonus