Application for Commis Chef

Full Time (40 hours per week)

Hourly pay: £8.50

International Centre for Life, Newcastle Upon Tyne

The International Centre for Life (or ‘Life’ as we’re known) is a pioneering science village in the heart of Newcastle upon Tyne. We are proudly independent, entrepreneurial and quirky.

Life Meetings and Events (M&E) is a commercial part of the company that helps raise money so we can deliver our charitable aims. M&E is known for its unique spaces that are perfect for a range of events from meetings and conferences to weddings and other celebrations. Where else could you get married in a planetarium or enjoy pre-dinner drinks in a brain exhibition?

We have an excellent reputation for our fabulous food and brilliant staff and are always interested in hearing from people with the talent, drive and skills to help us continue to deliver excellent customer service.

If you have a passion for food, then this could be just the right move for you! As a commis chef at Life, you’ll be a valued part of a tight-knit team that loves working under pressure in a varied and diverse business.

We are looking for a team player who is passionate about working in hospitality, has a great eye for detail and an excellent understanding of what amazing customer service looks like.

The successful candidate will be able to prepare, cook and present outstanding food in accordance with specifications, will take pride in maintaining the highest standards of cleanliness and safety and will be trained in food hygiene and health and safety.

Working hours will generally follow a straight shift pattern to allow for a greater work/life balance.

Chef whites will be provided and laundered.

Please note successful applicants will be subject to a DBS check. Details of our DBS policy are available on request.

View full job description and person specification here >

To apply for this vacancy, please send your CV and covering letter to  by Thursday 19 September 2019.

The International Centre for Life is an equal opportunities employer and is accredited with the Equality Standard Gold Award. It has bronze accreditation under the North East Better Health at Work Scheme.

Registered Charity Number: 1059607