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Work Somewhere Special This Year

Holkham employs both seasonal and permanent employees, with a diverse range of skills and experience, from chefs and front of house, to gamekeepers and tractor drivers. Our busiest recruitment period is in February and March when we appoint the majority of our seasonal positions to start just before Easter and work until the end of October. We recruit additional front of house staff for July and August and typically these opportunities attract university or college students. Many of our seasonal employees return each year.

We offer great career opportunities at Holkham and most of our people decide to stay with us for a long time. When permanent roles arise we look for people that possess the necessary skills and experience and the right personal attributes to fit with the business. We often have permanent opportunities for school leavers, who are keen to pursue a career in catering, housekeeping or front of house. We work with local colleges to offer NVQs so that your progression is backed up with formal qualifications.

Junior Sous Chef - The Victoria Inn

This is a great opportunity to join our kitchen team at The Victoria Inn.

The main themes of The Victoria’s restaurant are fresh, local and seasonal. The quality of our ingredients is paramount, whether it be shellfish, fish or samphire from the north Norfolk coast, beef from our farms on the Holkham Estate, venison from our herd of Fallow Deer, or fresh herbs from our walled garden. The successful candidate will support our Head Chef and Sous Chef in delivering the food offering at The Victoria. You will support the Head Chef and Sous Chef in ensuring that the kitchen team work to the highest standards and, in conjunction with the front of house staff, deliver the best possible service to our customers at all times. It is our goal to meet every customers’ expectations and we are proud to have been included in The Good Food Guide for the second consecutive year.

The successful candidate will be enthusiastic, self-motivated and be able to consistently work to the highest standards. The Victoria is an exciting an expanding business. There will be plenty of opportunity to develop and make a positive impact as the business enters its next phase.You should have a passion for food, with experience of working with fresh, seasonal, locally-sourced produce. A minimum of 3 years kitchen experience at CDP or Junior Sous level. Experience of stock rotation in a busy kitchen environment and Food Hygiene level 2 certification.The role would suit a current Junior Sous looking to join a great team and make an impact in an expanding business or a CDP looking to progress their career and take the next step. This is a full time salaried position and will consist of working 45 hours per week over 5 days. The role will include evenings and weekend working.

Salary: £25,000 per annum.

Benefits: A share of tips to be paid monthly. 28 days paid holiday per year. Staff accommodation available.

To apply for this position, please email a copy of your CV and covering letter to: victoria@holkham.co.uk

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