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Head Chef – Merlewood – Virginia Water

Salary: £18.47 per hour
Type: Full time
Hours: 45 hours per week
Location: Hollow Lane, Virginia Water, Surrey, GU25 4LR

Head Chef: 45 hours per week. No late nights. Weekends shared with the team.

Elizabeth Finn Homes is a leading care provider providing exceptional care throughout our nine prestigious care homes. We value the wonderful contribution all of staff make to our business and our ethos is to place people at heart of everything we do and our residents. We are owned by the charity Turn2Us who are a leading poverty prevention charity

Merlewood rated overall ‘Good’ seeks to recruit to the following role:

Head Chef: 45 hours per week. No late nights. Weekends shared with the team.

£18.47 per hour plus excellent benefits including training and career development opportunities, staff welfare and support in a heritage working environment.

Elizabeth Finn Homes are not able to provide sponsorship for applicants who currently do not have the right to work in the UK.

Ever felt your current job lacked purpose or direction and you would like a role where you really do make a meaningful difference providing your team and our residents with the dedication and commitment they deserve? If you have, we are on the same page as you and would love to hear from you.

Merlewood is growing and we are seeking a top Head Chef, to work as part of a brilliant team to support our wonderful residents at our superb heritage site, set in beautiful Surrey grounds.

We pride ourselves on giving our residents excellent standards of nutritional restaurant quality meals and to maintain this, we seek a Head Chef who recognises that delivering excellent food with superb presentation is a vocation, not simply a job.

We offer good shift patterns that allow flexibility wherever possible and excellent training and support, where you can obtain personal development including NVQ level 2 and 3 qualifications or above. There are also opportunities to develop a career with real purpose and sense of achievement.

This is a great opportunity to lead and work with a large, diverse team who are proud of the difference we make to our residents.

If you would like to have an informal visit or chat please call Molly Horne, Hotel Services Manager on 01344 845314.

For application details and more information on working in our team please contact Merlewood on 01344 845314.

Benefits include:

Refer a colleague and we will pay you a £500 cash bonus every time (terms apply)

Full paid induction programme

Employee assistance programme with free counselling

Free uniform

Long service awards

Cycle to work scheme

Professional study support

Flexible shifts

Development and continuous learning opportunities

5.6 working weeks holiday per annum

DBS paid for

Pension scheme

Free on-site parking

Subsidised meals while on duty

Home: Merlewood

Keywords: Head / Chef / Manager

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: £18.47 per hour

Expected hours: 45 per week


Company pension
Discounted or free food
Employee discount
Free parking
On-site parking
Sick pay

Day shift
Ability to commute/relocate:

Virginia Water: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required)

Chef: 3 years (required)

Driving Licence (required)


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