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Commis Chef / Junior Chef de Partie

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction


As a Senior Commis / Junior Chef de Partie at Sodexo within Nuffield The Manor Hospital in Oxford (OX3 7RP), you'll collaborate closely with the Head Chef to maintain the highest standards in our kitchen operations. If you're a team-oriented individual with a genuine passion for culinary arts and a drive to expand your skills, then join Sodexo and be part of something greater. You belong in a team where you can act with purpose and thrive in your own way. 

What you’ll do:  

  • Assist with the preparation and cooking of dishes under the guidance of the head or senior chef.
  • Assist in menu planning and recipe development.
  • Ensure work areas and equipment are kept clean and tidy.
  • Work collaboratively with other members of the brigade to ensure service runs smoothly.
  • Comply with all Company and hospital policies and procedures, and statutory regulations, including health and safety, safe working practices, hygiene, cleanliness, fire, COSHH.

What you bring: 

  • 1-year Previous kitchen experience
  • Basic food-handling skills are desirable, but not essential if you are willing to learn.
  • Great communication skills
  • A positive attitude with a and a passion for cooking
  • Willing to learn new skills e.g., Health & Safety, Health & Hygiene, Food Safety

What we offer:  

Working with Sodexo is more than a job; it’s a chance to be part of something greater. You’ll belong in a company and team that values you for you; you’ll act with purpose and have an impact through your everyday actions; and you’ll be able to thrive in your own way. In addition, we also offer a range of resources, rewards and benefits for our colleagues and their families:                                                                                                                         

  • Unlimited access to an online platform offering mental health and wellbeing support.
  • Employee Assistance Programme to help with everyday issues or larger problems where you may need additional support, including legal and financial advice, support with work-related issues or personal issues such as bereavement.
  • Access to a free health and wellbeing app that provides rewards for maintaining a healthy lifestyle and includes access to a 24 hour virtual GP and various other services.
  • The Sodexo Discounts Scheme, offering great deals 24/7 (also open to friends and family) and/or the prepayment cashback card.
  • Money Insights and financial benefits via the Salary Finance Platform.
  • Save for your future by becoming a member of the Sodexo Retirement Plan
  • A death in Service benefit for colleagues who pass away whilst employed by Sodexo
  • Opportunities to enable colleagues to grow and succeed throughout their career at Sodexo, including apprenticeships and a variety of learning and development tools.
  • Cycle to Work Scheme to help colleagues to do their bit for the environment whilst keeping fit.
  • Volunteering Opportunities to enable all colleagues to help support worthwhile causes in our communities.
  • Flexible and dynamic work environment  
  • Competitive compensation  
  • Full training and full protective uniform supplied  

Ready to be part of something greater? Apply today!  

Sodexo reserves the right to close this advert early if we are in receipt of a high number of applications

Package Description

We're seeking an enthusiastic Commis Chef eager to advance to the next level, or a Junior Chef de Partie keen on crafting a career trajectory focused on continuous learning and skill development, ensuring they're on the right path.

  • 37.5 hours per week.
  • 5 over 7 days, shifts during the hours of 7am - 7pm
  • £12.00 to £12.50 per hour
  • Free meal on-shift

Check your local transport links here: Plan Your Journey | Traveline - the destination you should input is: OX3 7RP

We are pleased to offer support for those interested in formalising their development through apprenticeship opportunities.

About the Company

About Sodexo 

At Sodexo, our purpose is to create a better every day for everyone to build a better life for all. As the global leader in services that improve the Quality of Life, we operate in 55 countries, serving over 100 million consumers each day through our unique combination of On-Site Food and FM Services, Benefits & Rewards Services and Personal & Home Services. 

We are committed to being an inclusive employer. We are a forces friendly employer. We welcome and encourage applications from people with a diverse variety of experiences, backgrounds, and identities. We encourage our employees to get involved with our Employee Networks such as Pride, Sodexo Parents & Carers, Sodexo Disability, Ability network, So Together, Generations and Origins.

We’re a Disability Confident Leader employer. We’re committed to changing attitudes towards disability, and making sure disabled people have the chance to fulfil their aspirations.

Click here to read more about what we do to promote an inclusive culture.

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