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Commis Chef

Position: Commis Chef 

Department: Kitchen

Rate of Pay: £9.70 p/h

Contract: Part-time (up to 20 hours a week))

Purpose of Job: Join the kitchen team at Watershed where you will be working within a passionate and creative team to produce a high quality of catering for the Café & Bar, conferencing and festivals under the supervision of the senior chefs.

The post holder will be responsible for food preparation, stock and portion control and maintaining excellent standards of health and safety, food hygiene, and customer service. They will be part of a team working under the supervision of senior chefs to help maximise the business potential of the Catering operation.

Before you apply:

You may not have worked in a cultural organisation before, or in an organisation like Watershed. Perhaps you have worked in a hotel or coffee shop - which are very transferable contexts. If you are from a background that is underrepresented in the culture sector (for example you are from a community that experiences racism or you are a disabled person (as defined by the Equalities Act 2010), or you did not go to University or had free school meals as a child), and you would like support to articulate how your experience is transferable to this role, you can book time with us (we will ensure the person you meet is not involved in the recruitment process). They would be pleased to help you think this through. Please request this by emailing our HR Manager, Kirsty Young, on (we will not ask you to disclose your background).

We believe our work will be stronger with greater diversity and welcome applications from those who bring difference to our team. Watershed welcomes the whole person to work, and we understand that each of us bring our experiences, our backgrounds and our own unique lens to what we do. Supporting our staff means they are not appointed to represent specific groups or organisations.

How to Apply for this Position:

If you are interested in applying for this position please read:

Then complete the following:

  1. Equal opportunities monitoring form 
  2. Online application form

Please note we do not accept CVs.

Alternative formats:
You can download a version in Word here: which should be emailed to

Watershed will work with candidates to ensure their access needs are met during the interview process and will ensure access requirements do not factor in decision making.

Closing Date: Friday, 22 October 2021 - 17:00