Do you love food but not the late nights? Are you an ambitious Chef but would also like a proper Christmas break?

We are looking for a Chef de Partie, responsible to the Head Chef, to complement the existing team in all areas of the kitchen.

Significant experience in high volume and quality catering, City and Guilds 706/1 & 2 or equivalent professional qualifications are essential, as the catering is diverse from lunch for 700 students and staff to a fully catered Black-Tie ball.

We are proud that Benenden won the prestigious Tatler Schools Awards (Best Food category) in October 2020. Our fantastic chefs and wonderful catering team take pride in crafting and serving the most delicious and diverse range of meals for everyone to enjoy.

Applicants should have the ability to work well as part of a team and on their own initiative, as well as having a great sense humour. We want to attract, retain and develop diverse talent at all levels, so that we are a great school, but also so that our students feel and understand the power and depth of a diverse community.

Benenden has been one of the leading boarding schools in Britain for more than 90 years. We were founded in 1923 and are situated in 240 acres of attractive parkland in Kent. There are 550 girls in the school, aged 11-18, with approximately 190 of those in the Sixth Form.

Benenden is at the forefront of girls’ education in the UK, with recent innovations including the Benenden Diploma, a bespoke curriculum for our youngest two-year groups, and the Professional Skills Programme, teaching the Sixth Form skills for the workplace. We are an ambitious school, with recent developments including a state-of-the-art Science Centre and All-Weather Sports Pitch, and we are currently building a new School Hall and Music School.

Staff are provided with meals whilst on duty, catering for all tastes and dietary requirements. The School’s leisure facilities, including wonderful grounds, a fitness gym and swimming pool are also available for staff to use.

The post-holder will be responsible for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children with whom they comes into contact. The post-holder must ensure compliance with the School’s Child Protection Policy Statement at all times. This appointment will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks. Benenden School is committed to equal opportunities and equal pay for all employees.